My partner is an Australian citizen while I currently hold a student visa. The option that seems alright is to apply for an offshore visa. I have checked the IMMI website and have been browsing through this forum. I need some opinion if my understanding is correct as I am confused between sponsorship and partnership after reading the April 17 posts.
So to summarise, according to my little understanding, the steps to apply for offshore visa are:
1- IMMI application filling
2- Attaching 888 forms
(2a- I assume they shall be available after I submit the application?
2b- I found one form 888 online and I have attached that. Please tell me if it is the correct one?
2c- I am not sure if I should get them filled and then start the application or the other way round?)
3- Payment of fee
(3a- Do I pay that from an Australian account or the country I am going to be in? not decided where at this point, could be Indonesia or NZ, none of them is my home country)
4- Applying for bridging visa A
Is this correct? and can anyone please tell me where does sponsorship fit in all this equation?
And lastly, the ages old question, should I go with an agent or apply be myself?
Any help is appreciated,