I would be greatful if anybody could give me their advice/experience.
After meeting my partner in Australia on a working holiday visa at the beginning of 2009, I ended up living with him throughout my travels until the end of the year .He is an Australian citizen. My parents even flew over during the year to come and visit us! I returned to England in December 2009.
I recently went back for a short trip to see him earlier this month (June 2009) and to my amazement he proposed!! (He had even rang my dad to ask permission! - 'chuffed')
So whilst being over the moon our next step is to sort out our wedding and visa's!
1) We plan to marry in England at the end of 2011 or beginning of 2012.
Can anybody tell me what visa's he would require to come here and marry me?? I have read that he would need to have a marriage proposal visa??? and how long would that take to come through?
2) Now once were married do I just apply for a spouse visa? I think this would be done off shore (in the UK) or is there any way of returning to Australia with him and then applying onshore? Which is easiest? How long does it roughly take to be approved? And could anybody recommend any agencies to use to help with my application, and of course which ones are cheaper.
3) Can I get my medical done via my doctor? Or would he know who to put me in touch with? How do I apply for my own police check?Can anybody tell me how much these will cost. As I have read that if i have these prepared in advance for my visa, it would be granted alot quicker.
4)Also are there any hidden fees to pay anywhere along the line???
I know theres alot of questions but its alot to take in lol and immi dont really make sense on their website!!
Id be greatful for all the infomation you could give! and would love to hear your own experiences!
Thank you :v_SPIN: