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  1. aussiedreams2019

    Bridging visa - help!

    Hi guys, Does anyone know what docs I can supply for bridging visa vs what I can supply once I've submitted bridging visa? Thanks!
  2. Hey Everyone been on this forum for few months and since theres` a forum for the 2014 and 2015 guys decided to start one for the guys who applied in 2016 coz we`re the new kids in the block and from the looks of it its going to be a long ride so every encouragement is needed. anyway let me kick it off by saying i just finalized my online application for my PMV and my case is complicated and in a high risk area in Kenya. i haven't done the medicals or anything, i`ve just finished doing the submission and payment few minutes ago. DOL 16/0212016 medicals Not yet Pcc; Not yet
  3. My wife is in the process of getting the Partner 820/801 VISA, she has 820 and is now waiting for 801. My question is can I (the husband) apply for a Japanese partner visa and this won't cause problems with my wife visa.
  4. Hi, My husband and I are looking to move to Australia (I am Australian, he is Swedish). Our biggest concern is timing. We both currently live in the UK (for the last 9 years) and we're considering moving in approximately 2 years time (flexible). However, considering the waiting times, how do you manage when you actually set a move date? We want to plan our lives with our kids and jobs etc, so find it difficult to see how to do this with the timing of the grant of the visa up in the air. Once a visa is granted is there a 'must enter by' date? Or can you move whenever you want after the visa is granted? Alternatively is it possible for my husband to enter on a tourist visa, and then apply for the 801/820 visa from there (with a bridging visa in between)? I can imagine that the Department might not appreciate you using a tourist visa when you intend to settle in the country - or is this a legitimate thing to do? How does everyone else deal with this uncertainty? Considering the cost and distance of travel (also we have two very young children) we don't really want to just 'enter' the country in order to comply with an 'enter by' date on the visa and then leave again in advance of the permanent move Thanks in advance.
  5. Hello, I am an Australian citizen currently living with my American husband in Pennsylvania. I was assessed before I came to the USA ( 5 yrs ago) and put on a permanent australian disability support pension. I was assessed by an independent team centerlink contracted (who I think may have been bupa before they changed their name) even while abroad I receive government assistance from Australia. Permanent disability means I do not have to re apply every few years or lodge any regular forms. I have had my green card for a little over 3 yrs now but I'm finding my health issues declining and I'm needing more and more help. I've decided I need to return to Australia permanently as I can't afford medical treatment here and being on a sponsored Visa i can't get help from social security for anything. My husband is my soul caregiver, I have no family in Australia who are able care for me. I need daily help just to shower and get dressed. My husband does all the shopping, cleaning and has to take time off work most days to bring me lunch or to check on me because I've not answered the phone and yes his boss isn't happy about him needing more and more time off. We are looking at applying for the subclass 836 but I'm told it's not as simple as it sounds but no Visa is simple! Getting a sponsor for my husband isn't an issue, if I don't qualify. Does anyone know what our chances of being approved for an 836 would be? Is there better option for us? All I know is I am dependent on him, I can't even make the flight home to Australia without him being there to helping me, many times just getting out of my seat I'll need assistance and honestly going to the lavatory during the flight, little easier when he is standing outside the door ready to assist me!. I'm not looking for a cheap Visa I'm looking for my best option that allows my husband to be with me and be able to continue looking after me. I'm only 43 I'm not ready for a nursing home! Please help!!
  6. Dear Members and Administrators, I would like to take your little time in introducing myself as an person who have an excellent knowledge of Partner and PMV applications. I have worked with all major countries embassies in the visa department as a decision maker. I have a great insight into how the whole process works. Due to an unfortunate incident, I am physically challenged and unable to work now. Hence, would like to share my knowledge and experience with anyone who is seeking help. I am not here for spam or fooling people, you can pay for the services after your satisfaction and complete process. I need all of your support financially as I have a little family to take care of, and I will be happy to guide you in the best possible way. Administrators, urge you to allow this message here. Thanks, MNM
  7. Started this NEW topic to cover 2017 partner visa applications. It just makes it a little easier to find current posts.
  8. Hi there, I am a dual citizen (German and Australian). I have a one-year-old baby girl with my partner from Thailand. My partner is a Thai citizen. Our girl has the German and the Thai passport. What visa options do I have to get them to Australia? Cheers Stefan
  9. I have had a look through all of the forums and could not find a topic for any South Americans applying for the Australian Partner Visa. Would like to hear about anyones experiences regarding processing times. As we applied from Colombia all processing is done in Santiago Chile so I wondering if Colombians will have the same processing time as Chileans. Below is a description of our process so far Subclass 309/100 DOL: 13th January 2015 Type: Paper Location: Colombia so application is being processed in Santiago, Chile Health and Biometrics asked on 22nd January 2015 and sent a week later. Still no CO assigned and when I called Santiago to confirm if my medical had been received the guy told me I will not necessarily be getting a CO No other updates so far
  10. Hello, Filling out the temporary partner visa and it asks for the family members of the person applying for the visa. It also asks for their Australian immigration status. Should I only include this if my family members are in Australia or planning on visiting here. My family lives in the United States and has no intention of coming to Australia except maybe for a visit late next year. Currently I've entered their information an put their immigration status as "other". Thanks in advance!
  11. Since Australian partner visas from India are considerably high, I request all my fellow Indians to please share their 2016updates here.
  12. Hi everyone, My partner sponsored a previous partner, they lodged their application in December 2013. I'm currently applying for the on-shore partner visa and was planning to lodge in the next couple days which would fall within that 5 year time period. My research has indicated the 5 year period is calculated from date the previous application was lodged to the date my application is approved, so I didn't foresee any issues with that time frame. However I've seen some information that as of July 1, 2018 the sponsor needs to be approved before my visa application can be lodged. Is this in effect? If I lodge my application today, would they be looking at his eligibility right away? I'm concerned that they may look at his eligibility and deny him if it ends up being within the 5 years (Dec 2018). I wanted to get my application in now because my current visa expires on Dec 18th, and I don't want to leave it to the last minute and risk my visa expiring before I qualify for the bridging visa. Does anyone have any insight into this process? Thank you!
  13. Hi, I received a letter from immigration asking me to apply for 100 partner permanent visa as I have been eligible to apply for few years but didn’t do it due to work requirements. Is there a way to delay that process?
  14. Nicholas Combe

    New Visa Processing times

    Hi. Forgive me if someone else has already made a post with this question, but I couldn't find it So I just saw that the estimated processing times have drastically changed for 309/100 visas. From 12-19 months to 21-26 months! This really changes the plans for my wife and me. We submitted our 309/100 visa in April 2018, 4 months after we got married, and about a year and a half from the beginning of our relationship. We have already submitted the health requirements and provided additional documents that were required in June. Does anyone know if the new processing times reflect visas that have already started to be processed? We are applying from Jakarta Indonesia. Thanks
  15. Royal Thai Police Check for Australian partner visa - Problems Bridge has posted very accurate instructions on the correct procedure with regards to obtaining a Royal Thai Police penal check for an Australian partner visa: How to obtain a Royal Thai Police Penal Record Check for an Australian partner visa application This is the correct procedure as advised by the Australian Embassy Bangkok, but be warned that people are being turned away for not having additional documents. It seems that arbitrary decision making is very much the norm, so it is best advisable to have as much documentation as possible when applying for the required police clearance. I am personally aware of three people being turned away for not having 1) a copy of their partners passport, 2) a copy of their marriage certificate, and 3) the notice of intent to marry and sponsors relationship statement. What I find absolutely bizarre is that the Australian Embassy Bangkok issues a letter advising that the applicant has applied for a partner visa and that a police check is required. The Royal Thai police play not part in the decision making process, but often request all manner of documents beyond identifying the person applying for the police check. Unfortunately I cannot advise exhaustive list of what an applicant should take with them when applying, as it seems it often changes from day-to-day.
  16. Seeing as there isn't one yet thought i might kick off this years partner visa update thread. PMV sublcass 300 Submitted Ho Chi Minh City 4th March Email of received application, payment taken and Medicals Requested 5th March Medicals will be completed on the 16th March. Police check was already done by my Fiancee at the end of January so we will have to keep an eye on the times and get a new one if this carries on to the 10 or 11 month mark. First Hiccup was we filled out forms 40 and 47 on old forms and because they were not the current forms we have both had to fill out new ones which my fiancee will need to take a 12 hour bus trip to HCMC to give to VFS, but with the medical being requested immediately that makes the trip far more worthwhile. Basically got the usual drivel about the visa process taking 12 months however they are expecting processing to take around 9. Will believe it when i see it, however have heard of a few visa's being granted at 5 and 6 months out of Vietnam so here's hoping we can be one of those.
  17. Hi there. Just wondered if someone has recently applied 461 visa to Australia from New Zealand and how long was the processing time? Thank you
  18. BayWars94

    Photos Of Documents?

    So I recently lodged my 801/820 application in January, and I didn't realize there was a specific time frame that I would have to send documents and whatever else was needed. I am absolutely terrified of having my visa rejected as I couldn't imagine having to leave my husband behind to return to America. We recently got married in October of 2017, and having the opportunity to spend each day with him has been the most wonderful experience of my entire life. I've been so anxious and stressed all day because I want to get everything done but I'm unsure if I'm doing things absolutely correctly. One of those things I'm unsure of is with attaching my documents online; is it acceptable to take high quality photos of the requested documents? Or do they have to be professionally scanned? If I have attached photographs of my documents that were not scans will my application be rejected? Thank you in advance for taking the time to answer these questions.
  19. Hi everyone! Me and my Australian boyfriend have been together for 3,5 years now. I am currently in the Netherlands and he is living in Sydney. The plan is for me to go there and apply for the onshore partner visa. I know these questions are probably newbie questions, but after lots of research we are still uncertain about some (LOTS!) things, and it would be great if you guys could help me clarify some things. 1. 820 or 801? As we have been together for more than 3 years we could apply for the permanent partner visa (801) so you can skip the usual 2-year waiting period. However, for the past 3,5 years we have mostly been travelling and working short periods abroad so we don't really have official documents like a rental contract on our name of a shared bank account. Only flights, pictures, videos, shared invites, etc. We do have these more formal documents to proof that we have been together for more than 1 year. Do you think we could still try go for the 801 visa or play it safe and go for the 820? If they disapprove the 801 will you automatically go to the 820? 2. apply/submit visa application As we will go for the onshore partner visa, I was wondering if you need to be in Australia when you start your application or when you submit the application? For example, could I already start my application here, and then submit it when I'm in Australia? 3. tourist visa --> bridging visa this is just to check if i understand it correctly, if I go for the onshore visa application this means I will be there on a tourist visa first, and the bridging visa will only start when the tourist visa finishes (after 3 months). Is this correct or is there better ways? 4. Translations / certified copies As I need to get all my documents sorted before going there, I am still a bit confused about which documents exactly I need to get just translated, and which documents I need to get translated and certified (with an apostille). 5. Diploma's Do I need to get my diploma's just translated, or also accredited? Thanks a lot!!!!!! Much appreciated in advance Cheers, Britta
  20. Hello! I am new to this forum. I had submitted my 2nd stage application 2 months ago and waiting for the result now. Does anyone know if immi will contact me before they grant me the visa? And if I need to do the health check again? I had done the health check before my 309 visa was granted, but it has pasted 12 months already. When I check my application status (online), it showed "required examination not yet determined" under health assessment page. And any idea how long it will take to process the 2nd stage? Thanks.
  21. Aus_04

    Form 888

    Hi All, Just a quick question, im about to apply for Partner Visa soon for my wife (offshore) and in regards to the Form 888 you get from friends stating about your relationship, since my dad hasn't met her yet face to face but i have told him about her quite a few times, would him doing the stat dec mean much? i have 3 others that have seen her face to face (Aus citizens) but just wanting to get more information on the subject. Cheers!
  22. sunnyaus2017

    Partner Visa (As Of Today Nov 2017)

    Hi, I am married for the last 10 years and my wife holds Australian passport since then. We lived in the US for about 6-7 years together. Now she has moved to Australia with my child (abt ~6 yrs old) and we are now planning to do settlement in Australia. I hold Indian passport and have a one year visitor visa. We are contemplating whether to file my partner visa offshore or onshore? We would like it to be processed as fast as it can. Secondly, if I travel to Australia on my current visitor visa and file for a partner temporary/permanent visa onshore; will I be eligible to work in Australia? I heard about bridging visa (BVA and BVB). However, I have a couple of questions: 1) How soon can I get a bridging visa? 2) Will I be eligible for a bridging visa as soon as I lodge my PR application (Temporary or Permanent) or will it be in effect at the expiration of my visitor visa? Even though my visitor visa is valid for one year but there is a restriction of time limit of 3 months stay on my visitor visa. 3) Is the maximum stay limit (3 months) taken into consideration as opposed to the max validity of one year of visitor visa when granted a bridging visa? I mean the bridging visa is issued after the visitor visa expires or when I have completed the max period of 3 during that visit. I hope I did not confuse you with my last question. Please share your views at the earliest. Best, Sunny
  23. Hi All, spouse/ partner visa from India. Application lodgement date: 5 March 2017. lodged online by the husband. Pcc asked 27 april 2017, submitted 30 april 2017. medicals asked 27 September, all tests done and completed 26 October. medicals submitted by BUPA to immigration on 30 October 2017. final stat dec asked by immigration on 26 October, submitted on 26 October, acknowledged on 2 November by immigration. haven't heard anything since then. Rang VFS, they have no answer as stated in above replies, they ask to wait for the dept to contact me. when we lodged the application in March 2017 it says 7-9 months. 8 months are already over. can anyone please suggest anything? don't know how VFS works, when we submit the documents requested, do they wait for 28 days as the time frame given for submission? or the processing starts right away? after medicals got an email from BUPA that visa officer will provide an outcome in 5 business days. Can anyone please assist?
  24. Hi everyone, My husband and I are about to apply for our partnership visa. We are doing the process ourselves and have logged onto my husbands Immi account to start the application process. We clicked on 'new application', then clicked on 'family' and are presented with three options for applications: "Sponsorship for a Partner to Migrate to Australia" "Stage 1 - Partner or Prospective Marriage Visa" "Stage 2 - Permanent Partner Visa" Upon seeing this we're stumped if we should be doing the first or second option. They both are 820 visas which is what we should be applying for so are confused! Any help would be much appreciated. We are needed to apply ASAP and were hoping to do it today. Thanks so much! EDIT - Do I (the sponsor) apply for the 40SP Sponsorship application form from my own immi account or from my husbands immi account?
  25. Hi, noticing partner visa waiting rooms from applicants from other countries, I want to start this thread. Hopefully by knowing how other applicants getting their visas processed makes the waiting time more bearable. Please share your timeline or other things regarding the visa process. Here's my timeline: Visa type: Prospective Marriage Visa (PMV 300). Partner: Australian PR Application lodged online: Dec 17th 2015 Medical: Dec 21st 2015 Additional docs requested by DP (officer's initial): Jan 7th 2016 Additional docs uploaded: Jan 8th 2016 After uploading the additional documents on Jan 8th, I emailed the officer (I don't know whether DP is my Case Officer or not) to make sure I gave them what they needed. She replied saying all the documents are sufficient for now and current processing time is 12 months. There's no other correspondence since then. Cheers