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I have completed lodging the PMV application for my fiancée and uploaded all the required documents. We are in the process of applying for a Tourist Visa 600

Under the  "Exceptional reasons for extended stay ....."  file upload  section of the ONLINE form,  can I use the statement to ask the department to allow my fiancée to stay beyond the 12 months while we are waiting for the decision to be made. I understand that she can NOT be in the country at the time the decision is made.

PS: I'm not suggesting that my case is any special or exceptional - I'm sure many people out there are in the same situation as I am but would like to know my options and if I do have strong case.  

Appreciated your advice.

  

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15 hours ago, BruceD said:

I have completed lodging the PMV application for my fiancée and uploaded all the required documents. We are in the process of applying for a Tourist Visa 600

Under the  "Exceptional reasons for extended stay ....."  file upload  section of the ONLINE form,  can I use the statement to ask the department to allow my fiancée to stay beyond the 12 months while we are waiting for the decision to be made. I understand that she can NOT be in the country at the time the decision is made.

PS: I'm not suggesting that my case is any special or exceptional - I'm sure many people out there are in the same situation as I am but would like to know my options and if I do have strong case.  

Appreciated your advice.

  

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Clause 600.215 of the Migration Regulations requires that where the grant of the visa would result in the applicant staying consecutively in Australia for more than 12 months, there must be exceptional circumstances for the grant of the visa. The term ‘exceptional’ is not defined in the legislation and is given its’ ordinary English meaning. The Macquarie Dictionary refers to ‘exceptional’ as ‘forming an exception or unusual instance, unusual, extraordinary’. I am not aware of any specific relevant court authority on the meaning of “exceptional circumstances” in the context of cl.600.215. However, If an applicant is seeking to apply for a visitor visa of more than 12 months, the decision maker will rely upon their policy document known as the Procedures Advice Manual. The best way to describe this, is that it provides guidance and instructions on the interpretation of the Migration Act and Regulations. The policy gives examples of exceptional circumstances for authorising a stay longer than 12 consecutive months, including:

the death, serious illness or serious medical condition of a member of the visa applicant’s close family in Australia, in circumstances where the visa applicant is required to stay in Australia to provide assistance or support                

a change in the applicant’s circumstances (or the circumstances of an Australian resident) that:

could not have been anticipated at the time their visitor visa was granted and

is beyond the visa applicant’s control and

where not granting a visa would cause significant hardship to an Australian resident or citizen.


Please note that this posting is of a general nature only. It does not constitute legal or migration advice and may not apply to your particular circumstances.

 

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The processing time frames for offshore partner visas, including prospective marriage visa applications is now extremely lengthy, and in some cases up to 2 years. Naturally partners do not want to be away from each other during this extended period of time. However, granting a period of stay for more than 12 months on these ground would not fall within the definition of 'exceptional circumstances'. I think the best outcome would be a 12 month multiple entry visa. Ultimately however, the period of stay granted is at the discretion of the decision maker.


Please note that this posting is of a general nature only. It does not constitute legal or migration advice and may not apply to your particular circumstances.

 

 

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I HAVE FILL MY AUSTRALIA FORM FINISHED...I AM TRYING TO UPLOADED MY DOCUMENT...I DID NOT HAVE TRAVEL HISTORY,AND  IT WAS BRINGING ME TO UPLOAD TRAVEL HISTORY AND REASON FOR Exceptional reasons for extended stay in Australia as a Visitor (beyond 12 months)..WHAT CAN I DO

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Hi! i also received this:  Exceptional reasons for extended stay in Australia as a Visitor (beyond 12 months) and  Additional Documents

i intentionally did not fill these up nor upload supporting file in these visa requirements because i do not have plan to extend my stay and not applicable.  Do i still need to comply?  I am planning to attach a cover letter mentioning that i have no plan to extend my stay in Australia. I would appreciate receiving any advice. 

Thank you. 

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Hi, I have received this  Exceptional reasons for extended stay in Australia as a Visitor (beyond 12 months) and  Additional Documents in action item.

Actually my duration of trip is only 6 months. I have mentioned the same in Visitor visa application.

Do I need to submit the letter? 

Could you please advise.

 

Regards,

Pandian

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3 hours ago, Pandian said:

Hi, I have received this  Exceptional reasons for extended stay in Australia as a Visitor (beyond 12 months) and  Additional Documents in action item.

Actually my duration of trip is only 6 months. I have mentioned the same in Visitor visa application.

Do I need to submit the letter? 

Could you please advise.

 

Regards,

Pandian

Are you already in Australia or have you spent a bit of time here already? Double check your application to see what duration you selected

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Hi Aussie,

I am in India. This is the first time I am applying for the Australia Visitor Visa. 

I have selected the duration of stay is "UPTO 6 MONTHS".

I dont know why I have received this Exceptional reasons for extended stay in Australia as a Visitor (beyond 12 months) and  Additional Documents  in Actions 

Please advise.

 

Regards,

Pandian

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34 minutes ago, Pandian said:

Hi Aussie,

I am in India. This is the first time I am applying for the Australia Visitor Visa. 

I have selected the duration of stay is "UPTO 6 MONTHS".

I dont know why I have received this Exceptional reasons for extended stay in Australia as a Visitor (beyond 12 months) and  Additional Documents  in Actions 

Please advise.

Regards,

Pandian

You do not need to provide anything as it does not relate to your requested period of stay.

It appears to be a glitch in the online IMMI application. I have seen this requested many times in similar circumstances.

OR just upload a piece of paper and write on it "please note I have not requested a period of stay beyond 12 months. I have only requested a period of stay of 6 month. This is my first visitor visa application. I have not previously travelled to Australia"


Please note that this posting is of a general nature only. It does not constitute legal or migration advice and may not apply to your particular circumstances.

 

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Hi Aussie,

As I mentioned before, I have applied Visitor visa_Subclass 600 through Online.

Just want to know, after getting visa approval, Is it mandatory to get the visa stamped in Passport or not?

Please explain the process 

 

Thanks in Advance.

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2 hours ago, Pandian said:

Hi Aussie,

As I mentioned before, I have applied Visitor visa_Subclass 600 through Online.

Just want to know, after getting visa approval, Is it mandatory to get the visa stamped in Passport or not?

Please explain the process 

 

Thanks in Advance.

Visa labels are not used by the Australian Government for visitor visas. All visa grant information is available electronically to immigration and all airlines. However, it is always advisable to keep a copy of your visa grant notice with your passport. 


Please note that this posting is of a general nature only. It does not constitute legal or migration advice and may not apply to your particular circumstances.

 

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1 minute ago, Pandian said:

Hi Aussie,

I have received the Immi refusal notification today.

They will refund my Visa fee or not?

Please advise.

Thanks,

Pandian.M

Sorry to hear about your refusal. Unfortunately the visa fee is non-refundable.  


Please note that this posting is of a general nature only. It does not constitute legal or migration advice and may not apply to your particular circumstances.

 

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