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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. 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. 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
  4. 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!!
  5. 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!!!
  6. 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!
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. 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
  10. 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!
  11. 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
  12. 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.
  13. 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!
  14. 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!
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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?
  18. 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.
  19. 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
  20. I lodged my application for PMV online last January 24, 2017. We just had our medicals 1st week of March. This application included my 2 kids from my previous relationship. I am a single mom and never been married. CO contacted us through email last March 14, 2017 to asked further documents which we uploaded in a minute. I was at worked yesterday when my fiancee' informed me that our case officer would like me to call them. I'm not so sure if some applications gone through some request like mine which i need to phone them today. Ladies and gents let me know if you experienced the same process from Australian Embassy ( Manila ).
  21. Hi All, So based on the following information https://www.border.gov.au/Forms/Documents/1127.pdf Is onshore partner visa possible? My prospective spouse has been granted a Visitor Visa Subclass 600 with the following conditions (8101 and 8201). There is no 8503. We are getting married in Australia.
  22. Hi Can anyone advise what the current waiting times for a PMV (Subclass 300) lodged in London is at the moment? If there is anyone who has recently had theirs granted and can share their timescale from start to finish. Many thanks in advance.
  23. Hi Everyone, I hope someone can help me please... My fiance and I are currently finalising everything (requirements, statutory declarations, booking of wedding, etc.) We have completed filling up the online form: Stage 1 - Partner or Prospective Marriage Visa (300,309/100,820/801). I logged in to IMMI, I believe I followed an external link to 47SP and took me to fill up Stage 1 - Partner or Prospective Marriage Visa (300,309/100,820/801). My fiance and I worked on this form until completion... but I have been reading forums the other day ... that 47SP is to be completed by the applicant - my fiance. Apparently I was too keen writing a novel (i think it is a girl thing... or my thing), I completed filling in the fields at page 18/27. now, I realise that this part may NOT be for me to complete, rather, it should have been my fiance writing all these details. Can someone please.... kindly confirm or clarify? Another question is the supporting witnesses who are meant to be Australian citizens or PRs. But the fields require info : relationship to sponsor... a couple of the supporting witnesses are my parents who knew me very well as well as my relationship... would we say "FRIEND"? And my friends have not met him personally because theyre in Australia. I have Australian relatives whom he's met in person but just briefly because it was a Family reunion overseas. I dont quite understand this part. Shall I leave it blank? Thanks in advance . I would really appreciate your feedbacks. Cheers!
  24. Hi everyone, I have not been able to find too much information about this topic. We are applying for a partner visa and my spouse (the applicant) has a record on his police clearance. It dates back 9 years. It is a minor drug offence of purchasing and using weed. He wasn't given jail time, just a caution and treatment and urine tests for a year. He has nothing else on his record. I assume this counts as a conviction and we are going to declare it obviously. Would this create any problem for us being granted the visa? What kind of extra documents should we add to the application? I was thinking the court ruling documents that explain the nature of the crime and certificate of completion of the 1-year testing period. Has anyone had a similar experience? Thanks in advance!
  25. Hi all, great resource you have all built up here. I'm after a general idea of how feasible my girlfriend's and my plan sounds, and any ideas you may think could help us. She is an Indian national, living and working in Malaysia. We met in Malaysia 18 months ago while I traveled throughout SEA. I've now returned to Australia for work and we aren't ready to let things go so easily. She has been working in Malaysia for two years and is about to sign a new contract for another two years. So the plan is for her to get a 12 month tourist visa and visit me here in her holidays (she is a school teacher, so lots of holidays), then in a year we lodge a PMV, and another 12 months tourist visa for visits during the processing period. She would then arrive here on a PMV in 24 months and we would be married sometime after that. Is that reasonable? Tourist visa, tourist visa, PMV? Are there any hurdles we are likely to come up against applying for two 12 month tourist visas? Are we better off making an application for a shorter visa the first time around? I'll be writing her letter of invitation, she has money for her first visit of two weeks but not enough for subsequent visits, she would return to her job like a normal person and save up for each visit as they happen. Would that pose problems? I have heard that for approval you need to show funds for your entire trip. If there are any other snags you can see we'd really appreciate your advice. Cheers EDIT: Also, how do you satisfy that you are only visiting if the intention is clearly to move toward a PMV and eventually stay? It seems like a Catch-22 to me. Is the Department understanding of this?
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