I’m an Australian and my husband is British. We’ve been living in the UK, and were planning to move to Oz at the end of the year, but my father has suddenly gotten seriously ill, so we’ve decided to move immediately.
Dad's prognosis isn't good so I’m moving back as soon as I can get things sorted out – probably 3 weeks. I understand that we could try to get my husband into the country on a tourist visa, and then apply for a partner visa once we’re there, but I’m afraid that they’ll get guess what we’re up to because he won’t have a return ticket and will give him that ‘no further stay’ restriction, or whatever it is, so he can't apply.
So instead we'll probably do it from the UK, and he'll have to wait 12 weeks until he can join me. With Dad's illness, it's not the best time to be separated for 3 months.
Is there a way to ask for fast-tracking on compassionate grounds?