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  1. @Electric Sheep despite repeated warnings, continue to make unfounded allegations against members of this forum. Consider yourself permanently banned.
  2. What is the estimated time showing on her IMMI account
  3. As your friend is currently unlawful I would definitely recommend that they apply for a BVE. Do not underestimate the high threshold required for demonstrating compelling reasons. Although an onshore partner visa can take up to 24 months to be processed, the Department will not take that long to assess the Schedule 3 criteria. If they determine that compelling reasons do not exist they will refuse the visa without assessing the partner visa criteria. My advice would be to strongly consider an offshore partner visa application.
  4. An example of compelling reasons may be if there was a child to the relationship for example. Getting a Schedule 3 waiver is extremely difficult.
  5. Nepal is a high risk country. She is not eligible for an ETA visa. She will therefore need to apply for a subclass 600 visitor visa which may or may not have condition 8503 attached. If it does she will not be able to apply for a partner visa in Australia. If I was in your situation I wouldn't take that risk. I would apply for a PMV now and give yourself an 11 month head start.
  6. That is actually correct: Section 5F Spouse (1) For the purposes of this Act, a person is the spouse of another person (whether of the same sex or a different sex) if, under subsection (2), the 2 persons are in a married relationship. (2) For the purposes of subsection (1), persons are in a married relationship if: (a) they are married to each other under a marriage that is valid for the purposes of this Act; and (b) they have a mutual commitment to a shared life as a married couple to the exclusion of all others; and (c) the relationship between them is genuine and continuing; and (d) they: (i) live together; or (ii) do not live separately and apart on a permanent basis. (3) The regulations may make provision in relation to the determination of whether one or more of the conditions in paragraphs (2)(a), (b), (c) and (d) exist. The regulations may make different provision in relation to the determination for different purposes whether one or more of those conditions exist. Note: Section 12 also affects the determination of whether the condition in paragraph (2)(a) of this section exists.
  7. As far as IMMI is concerned it makes no difference whatsoever. The Migration Act and Regulations are identical when it comes assessing whether two people are in either a spousal or de facto relationship. The only difference is that spousal requires that the the applicant and sponsor be legally married, and de facto that the relationship has existed for at least 12 months immediately prior to date of application (unless registered).
  8. If there is not enough space, you can always write "please see attached relationship statement", and upload your personal relationship statement. It can be typed or handwritten, does not need to be in stat dec, but MUST be signed and dated.
  9. I have reversed the ban put in place by AFV on Electric Sheep, who should not have banned you without consulting other Admin's. In any event they should not have been banned for what they posted, nor should AFV have responded in a post in the manner which he did, (which has been removed). Anyone in the forum can disagree with another member. I only ask that people be civil, that is the important rule."
  10. Not only would the Form 40SP not be accepted, that version is almost 10 years old. Agreed Incompetent and negligent agent
  11. @2jzrz what has been posted here by AFV and Aussie_83 is entirely correct. If the partner visa application was submitted in June it would have been done online. As soon as it was submitted it would have generated a TRN (transaction reference number) allowing the online sponsorship to then be submitted. If your agent is now emailing you now (Dec 2019) and advising that the Department is "switching over to an electronic based system', then I would be concerned.
  12. @Electric Sheep and @Ace09 please keep it civil guys. Ace09 the sponsor must be the partner who is an Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident. You may be confused about when assurances of support (AoS) were required for partners that did not meet the financial requirements. However, these are no longer required for partner visas. To avoid any confusion the sponsor must be the partner who is an eligible Australian citizen of Australian permanent resident.
  13. As soon as you submit the application online you will have a transaction reference number (TFN). You can then do the sponsorship straight away. With regards to the Form 888 I would recommend doing it again.
  14. Sorry to hear about your loss to these scammers. How did you make payment to them?
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