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  1. My wife who is Chinese was granted a visitor visa subclass 600 to accompany me (Australian citizen) to return to Australia recently from China (she was able to get the visa as she was coming with a direct family member/spouse). We are now in Australia and the visa was only able to be granted for 3 months as at the time (probably still) was not possible / suitable to get a medical done in China considering the current situation with the virus (was also confirmed by dep of home affairs person processing the visa). Considering the current situation with the virus and the uncertainty we may look to extend her visa further if possible, as there are not any conditions for 'no further stay' on the visa. The question is whether it is possible to extend a visitor subclass 600 visa when already in Australia for a further period and if required undertake the medical in Australia,?
  2. In the partner visa application under 'visa history' there is a question: Has the applicant or any person in this application ever been refused an entry permit or visa to Australia? My partner was already in Australia on a student visa and applied for another student visa to continue her studies in Australia and this was refused. Is this refusal relevant to this question, or is it for visa's applied for outside of Australia to enter Australia? Thanks in advance for help.
  3. Looking for some advice to see of we are able to new apply for an Offshore Partner Visa (309). We applied for an Onshore Partner Visa after my partner had her student visa refused and hence then fell into the requirement to meet Schedule 3 criteria. DIBP refused the Onshore Partner Visa as they believed we did not meet Schedule 3 criteria and compelling reasons. We then chose not to pursue an AAT review. We are both now living overseas together and subsequently married, and wonder if we can apply for an Offshore Partner Visa? It looks like we can, but some wording on the DIBP site indicates that after a previous Partner Visa refusal there are limitations to what you can apply for and this might affect a offshore application? If we can, then are there other difficulties or watch its we should know about? Thanks alot!
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