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  1. To be granted a visitor visa, applicants must be able to evidence that they have adequate means to support themselves, or access to adequate means to support themselves during the period of their intended stay in Australia. A person who is an independent traveller staying in hotels would be expected to have more funds than a person who is staying with friends where accommodation and meals is being provided. See also related topic: How much money do I need for an Australian tourist visa?
  2. If you have been refused a visitor visa there is no time limit as to when you can apply again. However, if you are considering applying again you must be able to adequately address the reasons for the visa refusal otherwise it is unlikely that the outcome of your next visitor visa application will be any different. If you have been refused a visitor visa, the notification of refusal notice will explain the reasons why your visa was refused. See also related topic: My Thai girlfriend was refused a visitor visa to visit me in Australia, can she reapply?
  3. As a general rule you are expected to spend an equal amount of time outside of Australia in between visits. However, the frequency and duration of your previous visits to Australia is only one factor in assessing whether a visitor visa applicant has an intention to visit Australia as a genuine temporary visitor only, as required by the Migration Regulations 1994. Successive and frequent visitor visas might raise suspicions that the visa holder is attempting to maintain de-facto residence in Australia by abusing Australia’s visitor visa program.
  4. 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.
  5. There is actually no limit to the number of times you can be granted a visitor visa, but this requires somewhat of an explanation. A visitor visa is for people that want to visit Australia for a temporary visit only. Most people generally apply for a visitor visa under the tourist or sponsored family visitor streams. These streams are for people that want to visit Australia for tourism or other activities such as: holidays or sightseeing social or recreational reasons visiting relatives or friends studying for less than three months other short-term, non-work purposes. What is a genuine visitor? A genuine visitor is someone that will not work illegally in Australia, not engage in studies or training for more than 3 months, and they will have, or access to, adequate means to support themselves during their visit to Australia. A genuine visitor is also someone that will depart Australia on or before their visitor visa ends, unless they apply for another visa prior to their current visa expiring. Can I study in Australia on a visitor visa? Yes. As long as your study does not exceed 3 months. If you intend to study for more than 3 months you will need to apply for, and be granted a student visa. How many times can I be granted a visitor visa? As we have previously stated there is no limit to the number of times you can be granted a visitor visa. However, the frequency and duration of your previous visits to Australia may lead to a determination that you are not intending to use a visitor visa for tourism or the purposes for which that visa is supposed for. A visitor visa is not intended to allow people to remain in Australia on an ongoing basis. When the Department assess a visitor visa application, they will need to consider whether an applicant is attempting to use a visitor visa to effectively live in Australia. Of importance to the Department will be how often an applicant has previously visited Australia or the length of each previous stay in Australia. At Thai Visa Express we have seen instances where applicants with a solid history of previous Australian visa compliance have been refused a visitor visa because the Department has taken the view that they are attempting to maintain residence in Australia through the use of multiple visitor visas, which is not want a visitor visa is intended for. The length of each visit to Australia that a person has previously made, and the time spent outside of Australia in between each visit will be taken into consideration. A visitor is generally expected to spend as much time outside of Australia as in. However, it is also important to note that this is policy only. There is no requirement under the Migration Act and Regulations that states how long a person must remain outside of Australia in between visits, and as such every visitor visa application must be assessed on its own merits.
  6. Hi , my mother has a tourist subclass 600 visa. Allows her to stay for 12months after entry. She is currently in Melbourne and still has another 3months left in the 12 month period. But her visa says “must not enter after 5th aug 2019”. So, can she remain in Melbourne after 5th aug 2019? Or does she need to return to India prior to this date? She wants to return around end of August to India. Is this date only if she is not in Australia at the time of expiry? Thanks in advance
  7. 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
  8. Hi, would it look bad on my record if I did not use my tourist visa? I am struggling with my work schedule and the ticket prices are much higher now.
  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. I am an Australian citizen and I want to apply for my parent's visitor visa. Should I apply for my father and mother separately? should I pay two visa fee for them?
  11. To be granted an Australian visitor visa (subclass 600), a visitor visa applicant must ‘genuinely intend’ to stay temporarily in Australia. In determining whether this intention exists the decision-maker must take into consideration the following three matters: Does the applicant have a history of Australian visa compliance? Whether the applicant intends to comply with conditions of their visitor visa? Any other relevant matters? What is previous visa compliance? In determining whether a visitor visa applicant has a history of Australian visa compliance, the decision-maker will examine whether the applicant has previously visited Australia, and if so, did they comply with the conditions of their last visa, including departing Australia before their visa expired. If they did not comply with the conditions of their last visa, were their circumstances that were beyond their control that caused them to not comply with the conditions of their last visa. At Thai Visa Express we recently represented a client from Thailand who had overstayed their student visa by just one week. In a detailed submission in support of our client’s current visitor visa application we successfully submitted that our client had substantially complied with the conditions of their previous visa, which resulted in our client satisfying the decision-maker that they had a positive history of Australian visa compliance. What is an intention to comply with an Australian visitor visa? In determining whether a visitor visa applicant has an intention to comply with their visitor visa, the decision maker will consider the following: Is there any evidence to suggest that the visitor visa applicant may work in Australia contrary to the conditions of a visitor visa? If the applicant has applied for a long period of stay in Australia, what will they be doing whilst in Australia, and how will they be supporting their visit without working in Australia? Is there any evidence that the visitor applicant intends to study more than 3 months in Australia? What are the any other relevant matters? Some of the relevant matters that the decision maker may into consideration in determining whether a visitor visa applicant genuinely intends to visit Australia temporarily include the following: Personal circumstances of the applicant What personal circumstances of the applicant exist that might encourage them to return home to their country at the end of their proposed visit to Australia. This might include the following: family ties in their own country, any significant assets or property that they have in their own country, and whether the country they are from represents a high risk of non-compliance with Australia’s immigration laws. Credibility of the applicant Has the applicant provided any false or misleading information in support of their visitor visa application? Is the applicant a person of good character to be granted a visitor visa? Purpose and period of stay in Australia by the applicant Whether the applicant’s proposed visit and period of stay to Australia is consistent with visiting Australia for tourism purposes. Previous immigration/travel history Of relevance will also be previous visa compliance with countries that may have economic or personal circumstances existing for an applicant to remain in that country.
  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. My Thai girlfriend was refused a visitor visa to visit me in Australia, can she reapply? The answer is yes, but unless she can adequately address the reasons for the refusal, the outcome will still be the same. At Thai Visa Express we can submit a thoroughly prepared visitor visa application which permits the Department of Home affairs to make a favourable decision to grant your Thai girlfriend a visitor visa. Any person who wishes to visit Australia must have a valid visa. Whilst some nationalities are eligible for an Electronic Travel Authority, known as an ETA visa, Thailand is considered a high-risk country and their citizens must therefore apply for a subclass 600 visitor visa. This requires the applicant to submit a full visitor visa application that must evidence that their intention is to visit Australia as a genuine temporary entrant only. A genuine temporary entrant is someone that wants to visit Australia for tourist purpose only, will not work illegally in Australia, and will depart Australia prior to their visitor visa expiring. Read more at: Thai Visa Express
  14. hi, my wife got her PR in september last year. She wants to sponsor her brother to come to Australia for a short holiday. Can I sponsor him, or does she need to do it? thanks
  15. Hello experts, last year my U.S b1/b2 visa was cancelled with prejudice for working illegally in the us, however, this novemebr I have a sports championship in australia, will be able to get the visa using a new passport and with a schengen visa stamp in it?
  16. Hi, Sorry for the long message ahead, but I would really like if someone can help me here. I am a 27 years old Indian citizen. I left my job of around 4 years in Jan this year and have already submitted an EOI for Australian PR (189). I was able to achieve 70 points and now I am just waiting for the invitation. I have a BF in Melbourne who is an Australian Permanent Resident and working full time. We decided while waiting for my permanent residency I could visit him on a 3 month Visitor Visa. I applied on 28th June and got a rejection mail on 29th itself with the reason being "not provided sufficient evidence of your circumstances to demonstrate strong personal, employment or financial incentives to return to your home country after your intended visit with your application." I knew my case was tough to be approved as I am unemployed so I researched a bit over net before submitting my application. I read that it's not advised to mention that you have a bf/gf in Australia as it will slim your chances of returning to your home country. So in the cover letter I mentioned that I am visiting my other friend(ex-colleague) and that she would be helping in accommodation. I filed for just a trip of 2 weeks with booked tickets attached. Here are the other documents attached - Bank statements - more than 15k AUD bank statements Plus stating that I would be staying with my friend Details of friend - her passport, student id, address proof and exit letters from the same company we worked for as a proof that we are ex-colleagues Family Evidence - My passport demographic page stating my Mother, Father's name and My Mother, father, brother, sister's national identity card Booked flight tickets - to and fro (duration of just two weeks) In the cover letter, I mentioned that I have taken a gap year and I am spending time with my family and friends. NOW, I want to apply once again. I have few concerns: 1. Should I apply stating that I' have already filed my EOI for PR and I would not want to screw that by breaking laws and overstaying in Australia'? 2. Should I mention I have a BF there (we have been in a relationship for 3.5 years now but we don't fall in the defacto category)? 3. Will these visitor visas' rejection affect my PR application? 4. Any other advice for making the "intend to come back" point stronger? Right now all I can think is that I have my parents and siblings here which has anyway been rejected. Apologies again for the long message. But I am desperate for any help. Thanks!
  17. Hello there.. Me & my sister were asked to be bridesmaids for a very close friend of ours who is getting married in Australia in mid-year [Yay!!] I live in UK & my sis lives in India. We both are citizens of India, but i maintain Non-resident status. Can we apply together under the same online application [e-Visa]? or Should we apply separately. Then comes the question about the invitation from our friend - should that be a common invitation letter or separate? Thanks in advance. - MGJ
  18. I have lodged a visa application through immiaccount. It says I need to organize for biometric collection. And for that, I need the letter titled "IMMI request to Provide Personal Identifiers" which I have not received though I have received the acknowledgment letter. The acknowledgment letter contains TRN and visa application receipt number but no Visa Lodgement Number (VLN) and without that VFS won't let me give my biometrics. How do I get that letter which contains VLN and is that normal to receive an acknowledgment letter without VLN? Thanks.
  19. Hoping that someone out there will be able to help me, it seems that the more I read into this the more confused I become. I'm currently in Australia from the US on a Work and Holiday Visa and wish to extend my stay. At first I had gone the route of a Second Year WHV and moved closer to the designated regional work area in Victoria before realizing that I had been following the guidelines of a Working Holiday Visa..not a Work AND Holiday Visa which meant if I wanted to go for another year I needed to move to Western Australia to complete my 88 days. I still feel like such a dummy for reading into the wrong visa, but I'm trying to come up with solutions now. Sadly, my partner(Australian Citizen) and I along with our friend have signed a lease for a rental house recently so there's no way we'd be able to make the move up. So now going for a second year is out. I've read about going for my citizenship before but the price of the initial application put me off as my partner and I didn't plan on living in Australia permanently. However, I'm revisiting the idea since the Yes Vote won and our marriage could soon be recognized here. We're really pushing to save the money to go the citizenship route, but I'm afraid that we won't save up enough in time as my WHV is due to expire on March 1st 2018. That being said, is there anything I could possibly do to extend my stay in this short amount of time? I've read a little about bridging visas but I'm not sure they apply to me. Thank you in advance!
  20. Hi, Just have a couple of questions related to the Visitor Visa (sublass 600). I'm wanting my girlfriend, who is a Russian citizen, to visit Australia sometime in the next year for about 2 weeks. If she was to apply for it right now: 1. how long is the visa is valid for? I.e. could she decide to visit australia in 6-12 months after the visa was approved or would she have to come in less than 3 months? 2. if she nominated the time she wanted to visit Australia as, e.g. April 2018, would this mean she could visit Australia EARLIER than April, e.g. December 2017, or would the visa have some kind of restriction on visiting before the nominated date? 3. if there is an option for requesting a visa which has a >6 month expiry, does anyone know if that would make the approval process much more difficult/make approval more unlikely? Cheers!
  21. Hi I am looking for some advise regarding a visitor visa for my Gandmother-In-Law being rejected with the quoted reason being: "You intend to travel to Australia in order to provide child minding services for another person. This is an activity that is regarded as work. Engagement in work would result in a potential breach of the mandatory “No Work” condition (Condition 8101) imposed on this visa. As such I am unable to be satisfied that you will comply with the conditions of a visitor visa. I have given this significant weight in my assessment." The assessor seems to have taken this line from my letter of support: "...to visit my wife and I in Australia for a period of 6 months and to assist in the care of our 2 youngest children, currently 1mth & 13mths." In my letter of support I think I used poor wording as it never even crossed my mind that it would be considered work. If it was my own mother or any other family member that lives in Australia, helping out with young children would not be considered work by any other government department, certainly not for carers benefit or anything. I'm astounded that they rejected purely on this basis as I know of plenty of colleagues that have brought family members to Australia for exactly this reason and the intent was not that she would be the primary carer of the babies. I want to reapply as my Gandmother-In-Law is more like a mother to my wife than a grandparent and they both really want to spend some time together and establish a bond with our children but I do not know how to address the rejection reason with evidence now that they have rejected the visa once with that as the basis. I could rewrite the letter stating the above, but would that be enough? Please help!
  22. 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.
  23. Hello, I'm hoping someone will be able to offer me some help and advice. I am a British Citizen and I am in a relationship with an Australian whom I met through my best friend when I was visiting her over in Aus a few months ago. He has since been over to England for a holiday and spent a month over here with me. He is already happy to and wants to move over here to be with me. He is able to get the 2 year working holiday visa for the UK no problem as he is under 30 years old and then after those two years together we can apply for a relationship visa for the UK. As we both already know that we will probably continue to stay in the UK after this I have been thinking about getting a long stay visitor visa sublass 600 for 12 months to allow me to spend a year over there in Aus with him first so I can get to meet and know his friends and family as this is important for both of us and also so he can save some money (he has his own business and his earning potential is much better over in Aus than it is over in the UK). I have already lived and worked in Australia for 1 year 5 years ago on a working holiday visa for under 30's so that is not an option. My questions are for anyone who has applied or knows about this visa are: 1. How much does it cost for the 12 month subclass 600 visitor visa? 2. How long does it take to be processed/granted? 3. Once the visa is granted do you have a set time you have to enter the country by? Does the visa start once you entry the country? 4. As I will be leaving my job and do not have any financial ties or own property etc etc in the UK how would I prove my promise to return to the UK at the end of the visa? Thanks so much!
  24. Hi forum......our 27 year old daughter is living in UK but keen to spend up to 12months with us in Australia starting in the next couple of months. We are keen to know the most appropriate option to apply for - so that it does not jeopardise future potential of a permanent visa. Background: as a family we moved to Australia on my husbands 457 visa 10 years ago. After 4 years my husband, our 3 sons and I were granted permanent residency (856) but our daughter was refused as she was over 21 by then and no longer dependent........We applied for a last remaining relative visa when the queue was suggested about 6 months - this has since gone out to 50yrs!! She was placed on a bridging visa A, but also keen to study. The BVA status would've meant international fees - which were beyond us. As such she returned to U.K. To study. As she wishes to return in regular visits etc whilst waiting of Remaining Relative Visa to be granted what is the best option? Reinstate BVA or apply for working holiday visa? Thanks for advice
  25. Im new to all this visa's are very confusing to me. I recently been talking to someone who is amazing in png (papua new guinea) through dating site for 3 months nos. I wanting to see what visa he should apply for to enter australia to stay with me over an weekend if possible for him and his son. Which visa is appropriate to apply for? And if im allowed to have him and his son stay with me over the weekend. And if there is any costings that need to be in his bank is there anyway they can avoid it as im willing to pay for his travel here and food etc. he works but money is so tight in png. Its hard for him to save. Everything is double the price then what we pay. And if anyone knows anything that i can apply for to visit him in png on my own solo with advice. Thanks.
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