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  1. Hi all, I am curious to know who is waiting for their prospective marriage visa subclass 300 and who has been granted this year. Anyone who applied in 2019 and has been granted their subclass 300 visa?
  2. Hello. Like the title says I believe I missed a call from the department. It was from a Private number, no way to call back. I'm from Mexico, been 7 months since DOL and almost 3 since RFI. Processing in Canada. People mentioned scam calls, but here they are always with a number and they will keep calling. In this case I just had that single call. Is there any way I can reach them? Or someone know if they will call back soon? What are your experiences with this?
  3. Happy to report that my PMV was granted yesterday. Thanks for all the help and support. I am happy to answer questions if anyone wants. Applied from USA on March 30, 2019 (about 4.5 months total). Provided medical and character documents about 1.5 months after applying. Had to provide a medical report from a specialist regarding a medical condition (ulcerative colitis). Status went directly from Received/Submitted to granted. Never had any correspondence with a CO.
  4. 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
  5. Hey Everyone, Does anyone know how much time I have to submit all the required documents including the bio-metrics and medical assessments for my husbands PMV? Thank you in advance ☺️
  6. You’re engaged to be married to your Thai fiancé and you want to know what visa do you need to bring her to live in Australia permanently? For starters, let’s talk about the difference between fiancé and fiancée. A fiancé (with one “e”) is a man who is engaged to be married, whereas a fiancée (with two “e’s”) is a woman who is engaged to be married. What is a fiancé visa? Whether you are a man or a woman, if you have a genuine intention to marry in the future, that is, you’re engaged to be married to your partner, you may be able to bring your partner to Australia on a fiancé visa. However, the correct name for this visa is the prospective marriage visa (subclass 300), sometimes referred to as a fiancé visa, or just a PMV. If you are married or in a de-facto relationship with your partner, then the appropriate visa would be a partner visa. Requirements for a fiancé visa? The general requirements for a fiancé visa are 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. I’m in an online relationship with my Thai girlfriend. Is she eligible for a fiancé visa? One of the requirements for a fiancé visa is that the applicant and sponsor have met in person as adults. If you are in an online relationship with your Thai girlfriend, and have never physically met her in person, then this condition will not be satisfied. Applying for a fiancé visa Unlike a partner visa, a fiancé visa can only be applied for outside of Australia, and the applicant must be outside of Australia at both time of application and time of decision. Australian visa processing times are very lengthy. If your fiancé, or fiancée for that matter, wishes to visit you in Australia during the processing of their fiancé visa, they will need to apply for a visa which permits them to do so. In most cases this will be a visitor visa, but remember their fiancé visa cannot be granted whilst they remain in Australia. After the prospective marriage visa has been granted Once the fiancé visa is granted, it will permit the visa holder to enter and remain in Australia for a period of nine months. During this time you both must marry. After your marriage has taken place, your husband or wife will then be able to apply for a partner visa in Australia without leaving. What conditions are attached to a fiancé visa? All Australian visas have certain conditions attached to them. It is the responsibility of all visa holders to be aware and fully comply with all of the conditions attached to their visa. You can fine this information on your visa grant notice or online through the Department’s Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO). If you have been granted a fiancé visa you must not marry prior to entering Australia (Condition 8515), and you must marry within the nine month visa validity period (Condition 8519). After the marriage has taken place, the partner visa can then be applied for. Can we marry before the fiancé visa is granted? If you marry before the fiancé visa is granted, upon notifying the Department in writing of your marriage having taken place, upon receipt of that notification, the applicant will then be deemed to have applied for a partner visa from the date that the Department receives this notification. See related topics: Australian visa processing times How much for an Australian visa Is it possible to change from a prospective marriage visa to a partner visa What is the difference between a spouse visa and a partner visa Australian married partner visa for Thai wife
  7. Hello, I need an advice please. 1. applied for a PMV in May 2018 2. my fiance came to Australia April 2019 on a tourist visa 3. we got married in Australia in June 2019. what should I do now? I did the "notification of changes in circumstances" on my immi account and uploaded a marriage certificate. My partner's tourist visa will expire at the end of July and I don't want him to go back to his country and wait for a decision. I am not sure what to do next. Reading through the Home Affair website, the visa that is more suitable in his situation is the partner visa 820 (since we got married onshore). I understand that he will not be granted a bridging visa unless our CO looks at the application and the evidence and makes the changes from PMV > Partner V 820. I called the Department but were not very helpful at all and every time I call, I am either told to look through their website for information and given different information. Thanks
  8. I received some information from a migration agent below. My question is - do I need a minimum off four people to sign a Form 888? It reads two from Australia and two from overseas. When i applied alone online for a PMV in Aug 2015, I only gave two Form 888's from Australian relatives who met us while on vacation where my fiancee lives in the Philippines. Is this enough? as obviously this is a crucial part of the application. You have to write the story of your relationship (guidelines on the relationship information) (good example attached) – You can write it on an A4 paper or Notary Public Declarations/Affidavits Form 80 for her to complete Form 956 – each of you need to sign it. (one Form each) Family details – both families details Form 888 for your family and friends to complete. (good example attached) – I need at least 2 from family or friends from Australia Character Booklet – how to obtain Police Clearance from the countries where Maria lived for more than 12 months in the last 10 years Below the guidelines for your family and friends overseas to write their declarations: (they can write on a plain A4 paper, sign and date it and attach an ID document with a photograph or they can do Notary Public Declarations/Affidavits – if the document is not in English it must be translated) – I need at least 2 declarations from overseas. How long they know about the relationship for Details they know about how you met each other How often they talk/meet with you What they know about you and your family What their feelings are about your relationship and how they see it in the future Any other information they would like to add Yet the gov website says just two copies are required. Two copies of Form 888Statutory declaration by a supporting witness in relation to a Partner or a Prospective Marriage visa application (84 kB PDF) (to be completed by two Australian citizens or permanent residents who have personal knowledge of your partner relationship). http://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Visa-1/300-/Prospective-Marriage-visa-(subclass-300)-document-checklist
  9. 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
  10. Hi guys!!I am the sponsor while my fiance (applicant) is living in the Philippines. We have met in person but majority of our relationship was long distance. We are so close to gathering all our documents and requirements, and we are planning to lodge our application in March 2019. I just have a few concerns and would appreciate some advice! ♥ ♥- quick relationship background - * We first met as friends in 2011 at our high school.I migrated to Australia in 2013, and our relationship started/developed when I reunited with him when I went on a vacation to the Philippines in Feb 2017. (This was the only time in 2017 where we were physically together, for around 2 weeks only)* Ever since I went back to Aus in March 2017, we have remained in contact and continued our relationship. We started talking about our future and getting married in Australia constantly throughout 2017 to present. QUESTION 1: Does this count to 'when we got engaged'?? or only when he actually proposed to me with a ring? Is there a certain requirement for how long we are supposed to be engaged for? * I went on a vacation to visit him in the Philippines twice in 2018. (first visit was for almost 2 months, and second visit was for 1 month). We did talk about him getting a tourist visa but he has not yet had the opportunity to visit me in Australia due to college and work (and He has never tried travelling to other countries before, but he got his passport earlier this year) QUESTION 2: Is that going to be an issue to be concerned about? Does he need to visit me in Australia first prior to lodging our visa? * We both met each other's family in 2018.I only have 3 photos together with us with my family, and only 2 photos of us with my fiance’s family. (We met up way more times than this, but we just did not take lots of photos back then when i was in the philippines twice in 2018). As for friends, we also only have 1 photo with our friends in 2018. Our friends are graduating from college and some are working full time, causes a clash in our schedules which is why we didn’t really get the chance to spend more time with our friends (plus we were honestly focused on spending our limited time of being physically together alot more)Will this be an issue of concern? Do I need to provide more photos than this? QUESTION 3: Will this be a problem? Do I need to supply more photos than that? * As of now, I will be visiting him in the Philippines again for a month in mid January 2019, and in February we are going to be travelling together for the first time (and his first time travelling in general) to Singapore for our 2nd Anniversary. * During my time in the Philippines in Jan-February 2019, We are planning to get his medical exams done there in advance and then lodge our visa in March 2019. As for our Notice of Intended Marriage, I am planning to get that done in early January 2019 before I leave Australia to go to the Philippines.QUESTION 4: Will this be okay to get these documents a month prior to lodging our visa? Is it allowed? These are also a list of relationship evidence requirements that I have gathered so far:- 2017 call logs and message history- 2018 call logs and message history- 2017 social media posts- 2018 social media posts- receipts of gifts we gave to each other (with bank transactions)- receipts of our hotel bookings (with bank transactions)- receipts of uber ride histories showing us visiting each other’s houses, going to our hotels, dates, etc (with bank transactions)- timeline of our relationship that shows photos of significant events and joint activities - receipts of times money was sent to fiance through remittance website (with bank transactions)- receipts of our hotel and flight bookings for our trip to singapore in feb 2019. QUESTION 5: in regards to ‘ proof that you and your prospective spouse have met face-to-face as adults since turning 18 and know each other personally’ in our written statement it is mentioned that we met in 2017 when we were 19 years old. What other evidence can I provide for this section? Question 6: in regards to ‘proof that you and your prospective spouse genuinely intend to live as spouses’ We included talking about our plans to live together in our written statements and also included screenshots of chats/messages about this, as well as links of rental properties we both liked that we sent to each other. Question 7: I only have 3 photos together with my fiance and my family, and only 2 photos of me with my fiance’s family. (We met up way more times than this, but we just did not take lots of photos back then when i was in the philippines twice in 2018). As for friends, we also only have 1 photo with our friends in 2018. Our friends are graduating from college and some are working full time, causes a clash in our schedules which is why we didn’t really get the chance to spend more time with our friends (plus we were honestly focused on spending our limited time of being physically together alot more) Will this be an issue of concern? Do I need to provide more photos than this? Question 8: In regards to joint activities, I can only think about including photos of us going on dates. We never travelled anywhere in 2017 and 2018. We have never went on weddings or parties (only one family reunion event). What are other examples of joint activities?? Question 9: In regards to Form 888 Statutory Declarations, I am planning to get 3-4 stat decs to be completed in Jan 2019 (2 months before visa lodgement) is this okay? does it matter when a stat dec is made? Question 10: In regards to fiance’s Form 80 Character assessment.. My Fiance does not hold a bachelor’s degree since he decided to stop his university studies mid 2018 in order to work full time (his first job) to help save for our future and for the visa. Will this affect our application, or give a bad impression ? Question 11: Since philippines is a high risk country, does that mean processing time for our visa will take longer? IM SO SORRY for the long post and the many questions.I am just feeling scared and overwhelmed, only a couple more months until we plan to lodge our visa! We really want to be approved same as everyone else.. We truly appreciate it if you could let us know anything we are missing, any kind of advice, suggestion, or important info!THANK YOU SOOO SO MUCH!!
  11. Hello! For majority of my relationship requirement documents (for Prospective Marriage Visa), I used Microsoft Powerpoint (since I personally found that it is way easier to use in terms of positioning photos and texts compared to Word). I saved them in PDF format, and they are all waayyy over the 5MB limit. I have heard that there are programs and websites that can be used to compress the file size in order to reduce it and make it adhere to the limit.. However Im just worried if it will affect the quality and not make it readable. Please let me know how you handled this? If you've used size compressor websites/programs, how did it go? any suggestions? advice? THANK YOU SOO SO MUCH!!!
  12. Hey guys! I am the sponsor and the applicant (my fiance) lives in the Philippines. I will be visiting him in Jan-Feb 2019. and we are planning to lodge the visa on the 28th of Feb (my last day in the PH) or on March 1 (I will be back in Australia by then.) Does the location matter during the visa lodgement? I am going to pay for the visa fee using my Australian debit card, is this okay? or does it need to be paid using the applicant's account? Thank you!
  13. Hi. I just want to know if i will be notified if they immi received my medical results? I currently don’t have a case officer yet. Thanks
  14. 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.
  15. 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
  16. Good day! I just got back to the Philippines after a week of visiting my boyfriend's family in Australia. Day before the flight, my boyfriend (an Australian citizen) asked me if I would want to apply for the prospective marriage visa because: 1. we don't want to stay in a long distance relationship 2. we want our relationship to work and planning of getting married next year Just to give a quick history, we met through a friend July 2016 and started dating January 2017. We went official March 2017 when he was still working here in the PH. December 2017, He needed to be back in Australia for good because of a promotion. Since we are really serious in making our relationship work and we really want to be together, we decided to agree on applying the PMV. So, I have a few questions since both of us are new to this: 1. as of last quarter of 2017, what is the average time frame of approval for this kind of visa 2. is this the right visa for us to apply? 3. I saw a very helpful checklist on this forum but from 2015 so, would like to ask if its still valid or if there is an updated one that I can download?http://philippines.embassy.gov.au/files/mnla/0614%20sc300%20309%20100%20Partner%20checklist.pdf 4. I've read from the immigration site that we need to pay 7000AUD for prospective and 7000AUD when we need to apply for the partner visa, isn't it too much or the next visa will have a discounted rate or lower rate once PMV is approved? 5. anything else I need to take note of before applying / submitting documents? Will appreciate your responses and will trust the process on this. Thank you!
  17. Hello all, My Fiancee is an Australian citizen and we have been in a relationship for 4 years this January (and engaged since Nov 2015). We're in no real rush to get married as we'd rather put the money towards a house for now. We have decided that we'd like to move to australia and have been looking at the application process to grant me permanent residency. We have what we believe to be a fair amount of evidence to support our relationship claims in the form of photos, bank statements to one another for food shopping etc, shared car insurance for the past year etc, but we're worried that because we have been living with my family for the past 3 years of our relationship (not our own place) that we will not have enough evidence to support the claim that we have been living together for that long. We only technically changed my partners address on the electoral roll and other places around May time of this year, and don't really have any letters addressed to the both of us coming to this address. We have read statements from others in a similar situation to ours saying that their statements and statements from their parents confirming that they have been living together has been enough, but $7000 is a lot to spend in order to hope for the best. Our strongest evidence is probably in the form of monthly bank statements to and from each other for all shared payments over the past 4 years such as weekly food shopping, monthly phone bills, joint purchases and rent that we pay to my mother. The majority of these payments contain notes on what they are for, and I also have an invoice for the engagement ring purchased in Sep 2015. We also purchased a car together in January of last year and are on the same insurance policy. A large amount of our evidence as a couple comes from photos taken together, and social aspects of the relationship with evidence mostly on social media, as well as statements from friends and family including colleagues from the job in which we met 4 years ago. I suppose my main question would be if it seems that we have strong enough grounds to apply for a partner visa right off the bat, or to instead apply for a prospective marriage visa, get married out there and all the while build more evidence of us living together whilst renting a place of our own to then apply for a partner visa down the line whilst out there? Any help at all would be highly appreciated (: Daniel
  18. Hi there Seeking some advice from someone who's been in a similar situation or from a migrant agent. I had a 3 year ban attached to my passport, due to an application for a partner visa gone wrong onshore. Now, I'm off shore, waiting for my PMV visa and the ban has been lifted. My question is: Do I have a chance to be grant a tourist visa to wait for my PMV visa with my fiancé in Australia? Thanks in advance for anyone that could help me.
  19. Hello there! I have applied for Partner or Prospective Marriage Visa by the end of January 2017. I still did not receive any replies from authorities. Some people whom I know have got their partner visas on the fourth month from lodging. Anyone here who could help me to roughly estimate, when will I get mine? Anyone here who applied for partner visas this year? Would like to know how is it going at your end!
  20. Hey everyone, I have looked around but I cant seem to find a guide or checklist for applying for a prospective marriage visa. I have applied for tourist visas before and there some general guides of what to include but I cant seem to find much for prospective marriage visa. Can anyone give me some general tips of what to include or how to support my application so that it is less likely to get held up? Just looking for where to get some reliable information!
  21. Hi, Sorry if this question seems silly... I'm applying for an Onshore Partner Visa from a Prospective Marriage Visa (300) in September 2017. Our wedding isn't until August 2017 (1 month before the visa 300 expires) - should this be a problem? Re: being viewed as only lived together as an officially "married" couple for a few weeks? We've been together for years, have lived together for months (shared finances, have joint bills, assets etc) Thoughts on this would be greatly appreciated, TIA
  22. Hi all, Is it normal to receive a call informing my partner needs to leave Australia for her PMV decision to be made? I'm just a concerned as I have not received any written/email confirmation on this. Australian Embassy Bangkok
  23. Hey all, just found this forum and I was wondering if anyone had any idea what the US embassy processing times are for the 300 visa. I haven't submitted my online application yet because I'm reading that some countries can go as low as 4 months, so I guess most importantly I was curious what the US estimates were or what other people have experienced. Also I think I read somewhere that paper applications are faster than online? Can anyone verify this?
  24. I'm an American that applied for a prospective marriage visa 300 back in January, have filed all the paperwork and completed the health inspection. I recently called the Australian Embassy in Ottawa to check on my Visa since I haven't heard back from anyone regarding my Visa and asked for an update. Pretty much got the same answer as checking online, that my Visa has been submitted and is just waiting to be processed. Then I was told that processing for my Visa would be between 12-16 months from the time I lodged it(January 2017). Are these processing times usually correct, or could I expect mine to go through sooner than that? Thank you in advance for any advice given.
  25. Hello, I applied for a PMV in Lebanon in October 2016. -Phone interview went for 1 hour 3 weeks after my application -Medicals done after 10 days from the phone interview (Beginning December 2016) -Got a call from them today the 8th of May 2017 for few questions after calling my fiance also and asking her the same questions and everything went good with it *I asked the lady at the end of the call when will approximately the end of the processing will be, her answer was: "Soon your application is on the final stage of the process" Does this mean that the Form 80 is back and i will get the visa very soon or they just calling to inquire on some extra information? and what does it mean by her saying "final stages"? Would like to hear from you guys. Thank you in advance
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