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Hello, firstly, thank you to all those that respond to peoples questions. You have all been my 'go to guide' as we've navigated through the 309 application. My husbands Visa application is submitted(phew) and I'm just completing the online Sponsorship application. I have 2 questions around page 16 "Countries resided/visited" that I can't see to find in a search of this site. 1. "Has the sponsor lived in any country for more than 12 months cumulatively in the past 10 years?" - so I have my Australian address that I was at for 3years before moving to Belgium. I then add 'Belgium' as the next country. I've lived at 2 addresses here. It asks for the last permanent address (which we've lived out for 4 of the 7 years). My question is the "date from /to" - does this refer only to the address or does it refer to the Country? If I put the address dates, then it looks like a 'gap'. If I add the time in Belgium for the last 7 years, it could read that I've lived at that address for 7 years. Suggestions? 2. "Has the sponsor visited any countries in the past 10 years?" - Is this everything EXCEPT the country of residence (Belgium)? Does it include returning to Australia? As stated above, I've lived in Belgium for 7 years, have travelled extensively in Europe (which I can cover off ok) but also have had annual trips to Australia. Alternatively is 'living here' considered 'travel in'? Apologies if I'm over complicating things, sometimes you "can't see the wood for the trees". Any suggestions appreciated.
Hi all, We applied for a Offshore Partner Visa (subclass 309) visa for my wife in November 2018. After the partner visa application, we applied for a visitor visa (subclass 600) offshore and was granted for 6 months. My wife moved to Australia in January and is residing with me. We added her onto my Utility Account, and we got a photo ID and learner's license for her few days back. As per the visa, she can stay in Australia till July 2019. My questions are: 1. Should I submit a residential address change for her on the Partner visa application since she is staying in Australia now? 2. Can I upload the learner's license and utility account statement to prove that we are living together? Many thanks.
Partner visas … lightning to strike again! The 457 changes took everyone by surprise. But brace yourselves … the storm isn’t over yet. We are merely in the ‘eye of the storm’ until later this year, when lightning may strike again; this time hitting the partner visa programme. The upcoming changes are brewing in the context of political pressure to close partner visa loopholes, following the conviction of a couple recently jailed for orchestrating a spouse visa scam. The Department has not confirmed any date for these changes, however, there is talk that they will occur on 1 July 2017. We understand that the following measures may be taken: · Introduction of a three-year validity period for first stage partner visas; · A separate application fee for second stage partner visa applications; and · A requirement that sponsorship applications be approved before a partner visa can be lodged Perhaps the most notable potential change is the third dot-point: the separation of sponsorship applications from partner visa applications. Currently, the sponsorship form is submitted and assessed along with the partner visa application. However, under the expected changes, the partner visa application could only be lodged after sponsorship is approved. If the sponsorship application is refused, for example, because the sponsor does not meet character requirements, the visa applicant would not be able to lodge their partner visa application. What this means for you: The new processes are likely to increase delay and costs for the already vexed partner visa application process. You may find yourself in a pickle if your current visa is expiring and you were planning on transitioning to a bridging visa when you lodge your partner visa application. Under the potential changes, you would not get a bridging visa until the sponsorship application is approved and you lodge the partner visa application. If you need assistance with your application please contact us at email@example.com. We offer full partner visa services, as well as budget-friendly assistance options. Lisa Wulfsohn Principal Migration Consultant (MARN 1467616) © Proxy Migration Please note that the content of this post is general in nature and is not to be taken as migration advice. If you want personalised advice please book a consultation with us. Australian migration agents are regulated by the Code of Conduct for Registered Migration Agents, which is available at https://www.mara.gov.au/becoming-an-agent/professional-standards-and-obligations/code-of-conduct/.