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  1. 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!
  2. Hello, I am facing a somewhat difficult issue. I am in relationship with an Australian. I cannot apply for any visa as well while I am in Australia, other than protection visa. I need guidance on this please. Does anyone have any idea which visa to apply? Who to reach out? Lastly, for off-shore partner visa applications, can someone please tell me if I can apply for that? and is it better to go with a consultant or it is easy enough to be dome by yourself? I asked a couple of consultants and their quotes range from 12500 AUD to 15000. Thank you
  3. Hi all, My partner and I are looking to lodge our application in a couple of months time (He's Australian, I'm English). Already this Forum has been so helpful!! I was just wondering if those who have been through the same process would share what they wish they knew before they applied and during the application process? Any insights would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance :)
  4. The Australian Government has announced a planned 5.4% increase to visa lodgement fees for almost all applications (subclass 600 Visitor visas are not affected) lodged on or after 1 July 2019. This will see a partner visa and prospective marriage application fee increase from $7160 to $7547 (an increase of $387)
  5. Hello, I have applied for my partner visa 309/100 and it's been 3 months since I have successfully submitted all the required documents. How long more should I wait and can I go visit my wife on holiday visa while my partner visa is on the process. ??
  6. Recently we had an inquiry from an Australian man living in Pattaya who wanted an Australian married partner visa for his Thai wife of almost six years. Because of his age he was no longer able to obtain affordable expat medical insurance in Thailand and had decided to make the move back to Australia with his wife as he could be better treated there under the Medicare system. He wanted to move back to Australia as soon as possible with his Thai wife and he approached us for professional Australian migration advice and assistance in order to make this happen. As he was legally married to his wife the correct visa pathway for her to migrate to Australia was a partner visa. A partner visa is for people that are either legally married or in a de facto relationship with their Australian partner. Where can I apply for an Australian partner visa? Our client wanted to know what partner visa, onshore or offshore, was best suited for his Thai wife? The answer to this was simple, and that is the one that best suits an applicant’s circumstances, and that they not only meet the criteria for, but are eligible to apply for as well. Although we were completely satisfied that both the applicant and sponsor met the partner visa criteria, because the applicant was located in Thailand, she was only able to apply for a partner visa in Thailand. This meant that she would need to be outside of Australia at both time of application and time of decision which could potentially be up to 20 months from date of application. If she wanted to visit her husband in Australia during this period, she would need to be granted a visitor visa. When it comes to partner visas, whether applying offshore or onshore, Australian visa processing times are very lengthy indeed. Our client had specifically informed us that it was his desire to move back to Australia with his wife as soon as possible. He also did not want the added expenses of applying for visitor visas for his wife, and flights back and forth from Thailand to Australia for what could be up to 20 months. How was our client was able to apply for a partner visa in Australia? On behalf of our client we firstly submitted a subclass 600 visitor visa under the tourist stream. Included with our client’s application was a lengthy written submission by us that addressed, with reference to the Migration Act and Regulations, the criteria for the grant of a visitor visa against our client’s circumstances. It also highlighted our client’s previous history of Australian visa compliance (she had previously travelled to Australia on 3 seperate visitor visas). Our objective was to submit a solid visitor visa application enabling the Department to make a favourable decision to grant her a visa. Our client was granted a 12-month multiple entry visitor visa permitting her to stay in Australia for a period of 3 months from the date of each arrival. Significantly her visitor visa did not have the Condition 8503 attached to it. This meant that whilst in Australia she could apply for the onshore partner visa. How can I guarantee that condition 8503 won’t be on my visa? The short answer is that you can’t, and nor can you ask for it not to be put on your visa. The best way to prevent it from being placed on your visa is by submitting a thoroughly prepared visitor visa application which leaves the Department with no doubt whatsoever that your intention is to visit Australia for a temporary visit only. In circumstances where the Department may have some residual concerns as to your genuineness, but these concerns are not enough to refuse your visitor visa application, this is when we usually see Condition 8503 imposed on a visitor visa. It is also important to note that for some visas, Condition 8503 must be imposed, that is, it is a mandatory condition. If our client had applied for a visitor visa under the sponsored family stream, then it would have had Condition 8503 attached to it, preventing her from applying for a partner visa in Australia. With regards to a visitor visa under the tourist stream, the Department had to discretion to imposed it or not, and in our client’s case the discretion exercised was to grant her a visitor visa without Condition 8503, therefore enabling her to apply for her partner visa in Australia.
  7. We are often asked by clients, what is the difference between a spouse and a partner visa? The easiest way for us to explain this, is by telling them that there is in fact only one visa, and it is called a partner visa. A partner visa is available to the de facto and spouse partners of an Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident. This visa allows them to reside permanently in Australia. After a qualifying period, an Australian permanent resident can apply to become an Australian citizen. Although there is only one partner visa, depending upon where you apply from, will determine the specific partner visa you must apply for. If you apply outside of Australia, you must apply for the partner visa (subclass 309 and 100), whereas if you apply in Australia, you must apply for the partner visa (subclass 820 and 801). What is a prospective marriage visa? If you do not meet the partner visa criteria, you may want to consider a prospective marriage visa (subclass 300). This is for people that are not legally married or in a de facto relationship with an Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident but have a genuine intention to marry in the future. For this reason, it is often also referred to as an Australian fiancé visa. What is the difference between spouse and de facto? For partner visa purposes a spouse is someone that is legally married to another person, whereas de facto is someone that is not legally married to another person but meets the de facto relationship criteria provided for in the Migration Regulations. Common to both is that the relationship must be genuine and continuing, and to the exclusion of all others. All partner visa applications are thoroughly assessed by the Department to ensure that a partner visa is only granted to those that meet the stringent eligibility criteria provided for in the Migration Act and Regulations. What is the difference between a temporary partner visa and a permanent partner visa? Whether you apply for a partner visa offshore or in Australia, you will see that the visa includes two numbers. For example, if your partner applied for a partner visa in Thailand, it will be the partner visa (subclass 309 and 100). The first number (309) relates to the temporary partner visa, whereas the second number (100) relates to the permanent partner visa. This is because when you apply for a partner visa you are actually be making a combined application for both the temporary and permanent partner visas. However, you will not be eligible for consideration for the grant of the permanent partner visa until two years has passed since you first applied. Can the permanent partner visa be granted straight away? In some circumstances the Department may grant the permanent partner visa without the temporary partner visa. This can be where a relationship is long term or there is a child or children born into the relationship. A long term relationship is considered to be 3 years immediately prior to the date of application and does not take into account any periods of dating. It should note that just because your relationship is long term or you have a child or children born into your relationship, that you will be automatically granted the permanent partner visa as this is a discretion that may be exercised by the Department, and not something that they must do. Please do not hesitate to contact us at Thai Visa Express if you would like any further information on applying for an Australian partner visa
  8. If you are an Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident your Thai wife may be eligible to apply for a partner visa to migrate to Australia. To be eligible for a partner visa you must be either legally married or in a de-facto relationship with your Thai partner. Supporting evidence must be provided that evidences that your relationship is genuine and continuing, and to the exclusion of all others. If you are not legally married or in a de-facto relationship you may want to consider a prospective marriage visa. Is a traditional Buddhist ceremony recognised as a legal marriage? No, it is not. Whilst a traditional Buddhist ceremony may be evidence of the genuineness of your relationship, it is not not legally recognised for Australian visa purposes. For a marriage in Thailand to be recognised it must be registered at a local district office in Thailand. How long for does it take for a partner visa to be granted? Partner visa processing time frames vary depending upon a number of factors. It is not uncommon for a partner visa to take up to two years to be granted. An applicant can avoid any unnecessary delays by providing all support documentation in a timely manner, and responding to any Department requests for further information within the time frame stipulated. How much does a partner visa cost? Partner migration is by no means inexpensive. The current partner visa application fee is $7160. This fee will increase by a further 5.4% on the 1 July 2019. If the application also includes any children, there will be an additional application fee for each child. In addition to the partner visa application fee, there will be additional charges for any required medicals, police checks and document translations. Can my wife apply for a partner visa in Australia? If your Thai wife wants to apply for a partner visa in Australia, she must be in Australia at time of application and holding a valid visa which does not have the Condition 8503 ‘no further stay’ attached to her visa. For example if your wife is in Australia on a subclass 600 visitor visa which has Condition 8503 attached to it, she will be prevented from applying for a partner visa whilst she is in Australia. Can my wife visit Australia during the processing of her partner visa application? Yes, she can apply for a visitor visa during the processing of a partner visa application. This what many of our client’s choose to do so as to lessen the time they have to spend apart from their partner. If your wife wants to visit you in Australia during the processing of her partner visa application, she will need to apply for another visa which allows her to do so, for example, a subclass 600 visitor visa. Even though she has made an application for a partner visa in Thailand, her visitor visa application must still evidence that her sole intention is to visit Australia as a genuine temporary visitor only. My wife has children from a previous relationship. Can they be included in her partner visa application? You wife’s children can be included in her partner visa application as secondary migrating applicant’s. There will be an additional visa application charge for each child that is added to her application. If you require any assistance in obtaining a partner visa for your Thai wife to migrate to Australia, please no not hesitate to contact us at Thai Visa Express for more information
  9. With the offshore processing time frames for both partner visa and prospective marriage visa applications taking almost two years from date of application, many visa applicants might want to apply for a visitor visa during the processing of a partner application so that they can visit their loved ones in Australia during this time. Although any length of stay granted is at the discretion of the Department, it is not uncommon for a one-year multiple entry visa to be granted in these circumstances. If you have applied for either an offshore partner visa or a prospective marriage visa, you can apply for a visitor visa at any time up until your visa has been granted. Your visitor visa application must still meet all of the criteria necessary for the grant of that visa. If it doesn’t, your visitor application will be refused. It is certainly not uncommon for partner visa applicant’s to be refused a visitor visa because they have provided an insufficient visitor visa application which does not meet the criteria for the grant of that visa. Can my partner visa be granted while I am in Australia? If you have applied for an offshore partner visa or a prospective marriage visa, it is a legal requirement that you must be outside of Australia at both time of application and time of decision. Your visa cannot be granted whilst you are in Australia. For this reason, it is very important to keep the Department update up to date with regards to your current address and contact details. If you are in Australia, the Department will generally contact you if they are ready to make a decision on your visa application. You must then leave Australia for your partner visa to be granted. How long will my partner visa application taken to be processed? Processing time frames for all Australian visa subclasses vary and fluctuate for a number of reasons. If you have applied for an offshore partner visa or prospective marriage visa, be prepared for lengthy wait. You can avoid any unnecessary delays in the processioning of your visa application by providing all supporting documents in a timely manner and responding to any further requests for information promptly and without any unnecessary delay. What should I include in my visitor visa application? Many people fall into the trap of believing that because they have applied for a partner visa, this will somehow guarantee the success of their visitor visa application. This is simply not the case. A partner visa application and a prospective marriage visa application are assessed on entirely different criteria, and having simply made on of these applications, it has yet to be assessed by the Department. It is therefore extremely important to submit a thoroughly prepared visitor visa application which evidences that your sole intention is to visitor Australia as a genuine temporary visitor only. The fact that you have made a partner visa application will not guarantee the success of your visitor visa application. Please do not hesitate to contact us as Thai Visa Express if you would like any further information on applying for an Australian visitor visa during the processing period of your partner visa application.
  10. Hello all! I came across this forum as I am gearing up to apply for a partner visa. I am an American living in America with my Australian wife of 2+ years. We are planning to move back to Australia in December. I am looking at the possibilities and wondering if I go ahead and apply now, from offshore, or wait until December and apply onshore, so I will be able to work right away? From what I have seen, there is not many options for Bridging Visas if you apply offshore. However, if you apply from within Australia, you are pretty much always granted a bridging visa allowing you to work during the process. Am I correct in this assumption? Are you allowed to file for a Partner Visa upon entering the country on an ETA? Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!
  11. Hi everyone, My partner and I just found out about the new partner visa changes coming about next month! Due to this we are now rushing to get her application in order, The only documentation I am worried about is her country's criminal history check which can take 2-3 months (super long processing time ) I also need to get a check from her country (where we met) so I too will need to wait 2-3 months to get my check done. I can't seem to find any solid information on the rule regarding documentation/evidence and the visa application process, Are we able to "apply" and pay the fee now, and just gather the documentation over the next 3 months, that way we've joined the "queue" so to speak and the new partner visa changes won't affect us? In other words, can we get her on a Bridging Visa now despite not having all the documentation in order for another 3 months? Thanks so much!
  12. A question that we are often asked by client’s is whether they should apply for a partner visa in Australia or offshore. Both have certain advantages and disadvantages. Applying for a partner visa in Australia To apply for a partner visa in Australia, an applicant must be in Australia at time of application and holding a visa which allows them to apply for another visa whilst they are in Australia. For example, if your Thai wife applies for and is granted a visitor visa under the sponsored family stream, then her visitor visa will have the Condition 8503 no further stay attached to it. This means that she will be prevented from applying for a partner visa in Australia unless she can have the condition 8503 removed from her visa. This can only be done in very limited circumstances. If your Thai wife applies for a visitor visa under the tourist stream, her visitor visa may or may not have Condition 8503 attached to it. If it doesn’t, she will be able to apply for a partner visa in Australia. At Thai Visa Express the majority of our clients apply for visitor visas under the tourist stream. We rarely have applicants who apply under the sponsored family stream. Assuming that your Thai wife is able to apply for a partner visa in Australia, she will need to make a valid application prior to her current visa expiring. Once she makes her application, she will be granted a Bridging Visa A which will allow her to remain lawfully in Australia until a decision is made on her partner visa application. It is very important to note that the Bridging Visa A will not become active until her current visa ceases. Until then she must continue to comply with all of the conditions of her current visa. The processing time for an onshore partner visa application can take up to 2 years. During this time your Thai wife will be entitled to Medicare and have unlimited work and study rights. However, if she wishes to leave Australia during time she will need to apply for and be granted a Bridging Visa B. To be granted a Bridging Visa B to depart and return to Australia during the processing period of her partner visa application she will need to show that she has a substantial need to travel. Applying for a partner visa offshore To apply for a partner visa outside of Australia (offshore) your Thai wife must be outside of Australia at both time of application and decision. If she wishes to visit you in Australia during the processing period, she will need to apply for a visa which allows her to do so, for example a visitor visa. Any period of stay in Australia will be at the discretion of the Department. My wife has applied for a partner visa, can she be granted a visitor visa? The processing time for an offshore partner visa is up to 18 months from date of application. As previously stated, your Thai wife must be outside of Australia at both of time of application and time of decision. If she wants to visit you in Australia during this period, she must be granted a visitor visa. Many people mistakenly assume that because they have applied for a partner visa, that this automatically entitles them to a visitor visa. This is simply not the case. A partner visa and a tourist visa are assessed on very different criteria, and as such your Thai wife’s partner visa application is yet to be tested. Any visitor visa application must address all of the criteria for the grant of a visa which shows that the applicant’s intention is to visit Australia as a genuine temporary visitor only.
  13. The processing times for partner visas has never been as long as it currently is now. An onshore partner visa application can take up to 2 years to be granted from date of application. The offshore partner visa is not far behind that at up to 18 months. Whether you apply onshore or offshore, be prepared for a very long wait. We are often asked by clients how can they can apply for a partner visa in Australia? The advantage of applying for a partner visa in Australia is that the applicant can remain lawfully in Australia until a decision is made on their application. If applying offshore the applicant must be outside of Australia at both time of application and time of decision. If they want to visit Australia during the lengthy processing period they must apply for and be granted a visa which allows them to do so, such as a visitor visa. There are definitely significant advantages that come from being able to apply for a partner visa in Australia. Applying for a partner visa in Australia To apply for a partner visa in Australia, the applicant must firstly be in Australia at time of application and holding a valid substantive visa. A substantive visa is basically any visa other than a bridging visa, for example a visitor visa or a student visa. Not only must the applicant be in Australia on a valid substantive visa, but their visa must also not have Condition 8503 no further stay attached to it. This is a condition that prevents a person from applying for any other visa whilst they are in Australia. If your visa has condition 8503 attached to it, you will be prevented from applying for a partner visa in Australia. In very limited circumstances condition 8503 can be waived from a person’s visa which would then allow them to make an onshore partner visa application. You cannot ask for Condition 8503 to not be imposed on your visa. Will my visa have Condition 8503 attached to it? This will depend upon the visa that you hold. For some visas, condition 8503 cannot be imposed, for some it may imposed and for some it must be imposed. The following are some examples: Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) – Condition 8503 cannot be imposed Condition 8503 cannot be imposed on an ETA visa. This means that if you are in Australia and holding a valid ETA, you can apply for another visa in Australia. It should be noted that citizens of Thailand are not eligible to apply for an ETA visa, and must apply for a visitor visa. Visitor visa (tourist stream) – Condition 8503 may be imposed If you apply for a visitor visa under the tourist stream, condition 8503 may be imposed. This means that the Department has the discretion to place it on your visa or not. Where condition 8503 is discretionary, it is usually imposed when the decision maker has some residual concerns that an applicant may not be intending to visit Australia as a genuine temporary entrant, but those concerns are not sufficient enough to refuse their visitor visa application. Generally, if a person has a history of Australian visa compliance, it would not be imposed on subsequent visitor visas under the tourist stream. Visitor visa (sponsored family stream) – Condition 8503 must be imposed If you apply for a visitor visa under sponsored the family stream, condition 8503 must be imposed. This means that you will be prevented from applying for a partner visa in Australia. Please do not hesitate to contact Thai Visa Express for more information on how you can apply for a partner visa in Australia.
  14. If you have applied for a prospective marriage visa, but before your visa is granted you marry your partner. Is it possible to change from a prospective marriage visa to a partner visa? The answer is yes. All visas have certain criteria that must be satisfied at both time of application and time of decision. For a partner visa, at time of application you must either be legally married or in a de-facto relationship with your partner who is an Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident. Your relationship must also be one that is genuine and mutually exclusive. For those that do not meet the criteria for a partner visa, a prospective marriage visa may be a suitable option. The criteria for a prospective marriage visa at time of application is that the applicant and sponsor have met in person as adults, are known to each other personally, and have a genuine intention to marry in the future. At time of decision there must be no legal impediment to your marriage taking place. If either the applicant or sponsor are still legally married to another person, not only can the prospective marriage visa not be granted, it can be refused. Although the no legal impediment is a time of decision criteria, we strongly recommend against applying for a prospective marriage visa until any divorce has been finalised. My prospective marriage visa has not been granted, but I have now married my partner. What do I need to do? If you marry at any time before your prospective marriage visa is granted, you must notify the Department of Home Affairs in writing that you have now married. Upon notification of your marriage having taken place, you will be deemed to have applied for a partner visa, and your application will then be assessed against the criteria for the grant of a partner visa. You will be taken to have made an offshore partner visa application (subclass 309 and 100) on the date that the Department receives notification of your marriage taken place. Like the prospective marriage visa you must also be outside of Australia at time of decision. Although it is permitted to change from a prospective marriage visa to partner visa before your application is decided, once your prospective marriage visa has been granted, you must comply with the conditions attached to that visa. One of those conditions is that you must no marry before making your first entry into Australia as the holder of a prospective marriage visa. If you do marry after the grant of your visa and before entering Australia, you will have breached a condition of your prospective marriage visa. Can I marry outside of Australia after my prospective marriage visa has been granted? As we have said, once your prospective marriage visa is granted you must make an initial first entry to Australia prior to marriage. However, you can then marry either in Australia or offshore. For example, we have many clients who have been granted a prospective marriage visa who then choose to marry in Thailand. After the marriage has taken place they then travel to Australia where the onshore partner visa application has to be made within the 9-month visa validity period. Please do not hesitate to contact us at Thai Visa Express for more information
  15. Hi, Me and my partner have been in a relationship since 19 August 2016, but we were not living together before we came to Australia. Can I still claim that 19 August was the date that our de facto relationship began? Thanks for any advice!
  16. I have called IMMI support line (131 881) several times asking for advise regarding any complications about being in Australia on an ETA when a decision is being made. I know 100% that she CANNOT be in Australia during the decision making phase but I was worried about when that would be. As you all know, it can happen at any time. Yes the IMMI website says 75% applications processed within 15 months and 90% within 20 months but they have told me numerous times that this is just a guide. So i thought I'd better call and make sure and here is what they said: (FYI I have a '3 call rule' to make sure 100% that the info I receive is correct) 1st consultant:- the case officer will communicate with you regarding your visa and, if you are in Australia, you would need to indicate that and specify the date you leave. 2nd consultant:- confirmed what the 1st person said but added that the case office is under no obligation/requirement to contact you to say it is in the decision making phase and if she was in Australia when the decision was being made the application would be rejected and you would have to reapply. 3rd consultant:- confirmed with the 2nd consultant but gave the solution of contacting the relevant Australian embassy (Berlin as she is Swedish) using an online query form and explain what dates you would be travelling to and from Australia. Chances are you won't hear anything back unless it is an issue. Can anyone shed some insight into these different advisements from IMMI helpers?
  17. 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.
  18. I am an Australian citizen and my wife is Indian national.My wife and I applied for prospective marriage visa visa 300 in june 2018 after our engagement in india in January 2018. Just few days before we were getting married in India on 14 january 2019, after waiting for prospective marriage visa for long. I got a call from case officer about the update of my marriage plans and after telling her that I am already back in India to get married, she advised me to upload the marriage certificate as soon as I can after marriage, so that she can convert our prospective marriage visa to temporary partner visa 309. She assured my that It will only take couple of weeks after uploading marriage certificate to grant temporary partner visa ( maximum 1 month she said) I have uploaded my marriage certificate on 31/01/2019. My prospective marriage visa has been converted to temporary partner visa in immi account, but my wife hasn’t got her partner visa yet. After waiting two months in India, in the hope to take her with me, I am finally back in Australia since April 1and waiting since then. anybody with same experience? anyhope to get visa in May or June ?
  19. Hi there. First of all, Thanks for all the ressources and support provided on this forum. I find it really helpful, and it makes going through this process/journey smoother and less confusing. I am currently going through my partner visa (820) application , at this stage I am filling up all the online forms. My question: is there a way to go directly to the last saved page when I connect again to my immi account? Otherwise, everytime I have to go through all the pages prior to the one I am willing to complete. There is worse in the world, but if there is an option I missed, I would be happy to know about it. Thank you for your attention, and all the best for your application :)
  20. Hello all, I am writing this post to hear from peple who submitted thier partner visa by December 2016 please share your expirience, have you had any contact with immi, what was it all about please include your date of submition and share any experience you have. Thanks Abree Source: http://www.australianvisaforum.com/index.php?
  21. Hi there My wife and I have been late (very late) in making an application for a Partner Visa (Us: married, kids, house, life together nearly 20 years). If we submit the application outside Australia, then travel to Oz, can she stay in Oz while we wait for approval?
  22. Hi guys and gals, I have a question about certified copies requested in the 47SP form for an offshore spouse visa 309/100. The idea is to fill out the online application, but as I have yet to pay my fee I can't see the exact content of the online form. My understanding from reading up about it is that it will be based on the 47SP form which I have already looked up. The 47SP form list a number of documents that will have to be certified like passports copies, birth certificates copies, marriage certificates and many others. The list also includes 4 x passport sized pictures for the applicant, the sponsors and the dependent. So my first question is, if certifying all these documents listed in the 47SP form is a requirement online application as well (certified scanned documents). My second question is if the passport-sized pictures will also be required by the online application. I'm trying to cover all angles and have absolutely everything ready before I pay the fee. Any help will be much appreciated. Thank you!
  23. Hello everybody, I'm preparing all my documents now and I have a few questions: - Do my partner and I both need to attach our up to date resumes? I've read about it in a few blogs, but I can't find it on any official site's that you need to attach them for the partner visa. - Do you need to send in your individual bank statements before you started the joint bank account? - How does everybody prepare the bank statements? Do you need to explain every transaction? And can you blank out the transactions that has nothing to do with the visa? Thanks!
  24. Hi every one Im here again to ask some questions about partner visa. My situation with my partner an australian citizen is complicated.. Hes been married before but they separated already for two years but legally he is still married to her..He also sponsor that partner visa to her..He in formed the immi that he will not longer the sponsor.. Question is.. well he able to sponsor again knowing that he is still legally married., 2nd what will be the best option for us..since we been together for year and half.. Hope you guys will give us insight on what to do.. Thank you
  25. We are currently in the middle of processing my partners Australian spousal visa but also applying for her ETA so she can come visit me. However we are having issues processing the ETA. From the research we did prior to applying for the Spousal visa it said that the eta wouldn't be an issue:- 18. Can I travel to Australia while my Partner visa application is being processed?You may apply for other visas while your partner visa application is being processed. This will be assessed against the criteria for that visa subclass and will not affect the assessment of your partner visa application An ETA visa will not have the Condition 8503 no further stay attached to it. This means that you can make another visa application in Australia whilst your ETA is still valid. Just because a person may have an intention to apply for another visa in Australia, such as a partner visa, does not in itself mean that that they are not intending to visit Australia as a genuine visitor. If the Migration Regulations allow for another application to be made, a person should not be prevented from doing so. Can you have/get an ETA while a spousal visa is in process?
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