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  1. Hi guys So got an interesting case here. I applied for a partner visa with my now ex partner in 2018 and got granted my TR in 2018 and applied for my PR in 2020. Our relationship broke down in that time but we never withdrew the application. My ex partner has now decided to submit a breakdown of relationship so my chances of getting PR granted are slim to none. Is it possible to withdraw this application and apply with my new partner? Or are there restrictions etc in place? Otherwise what would be my options?
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    Applying for a partner visa twice

    That was exactly my concern, so I’m thinking of heading down the employer visa first which will allow me to stay temporarily for 2-4 years. She wouldn’t share what she sent, but I assume it is as you said.
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    Applying for a partner visa twice

    No of course not, we both agreed that we’d carry on until I got my visa so neither of us are in the right here. I was just hoping to understand what my options might be now. Do I too message them telling them of this breakdown? I don’t know what timeframe she put on it, I wouldn’t imagine she’d have mentioned it was recent to avoid looking bad
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    Applying for a partner visa twice

    I’m planning to, only just found out tonight. But is that a possibility? Applying for another partner visa or does that not look good? I’m gonna try for work sponsored visa also
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    Evisitor 651 re entry question

    Hey guys I just have a quick question with regards to the 651 tourist visa. I understand that when you enter with this visa you can stay for up to 3 months at a time. But if I left say after 2 months, went for a short trip to NZ, and then re entered, would it be valid for a further 3 months from when I re enter? Or would it be valid 3 months from initial entry? Thanks
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    Evisitor 651 re entry question

    Okay so basically if I entered initially in January, stay for 2 months, left for a week holiday and then came back, my visitor visa would last until June?
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    Financial Evidence

    Hey guys So I am in the process of returning to Australia to be with my partner. After reviewing the evidence we have, the only thing I am concerned about is the financial aspect. I will be returning on a 3 month Tourist Visa so, as far as I'm aware, I cannot co-sign a lease with my partner to provide this as evidence. Would we be able to put joint names on bills? We will be opening a joint bank account, and then have both our individual accounts registered to the same address. So I was just wondering if utility bills and bank statements would be enough financial evidence? If not, what else could we possibly use? Thanks
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    Financial Evidence

    I don't suppose you know any? I am concerned now that some of the evidence may seem like it was just rushed before the application, and I don't want that to negatively affect our chances.
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    Financial Evidence

    I see where you're coming from, and when actually thinking about it you are right. From immigration's view, a lot of the evidence (especially the financial side with bills etc) will only happen once I return on my tourist visa. So when I apply, some of it will only be 3 months old, which wouldn't look very strong. One thing I considered a few months ago was to first go back on a student visa and study for a year. Now I'm thinking that I may go back to that plan. It just seems that that would put us in the same situation as if I went back on a tourist visa, but we'd have a lot more time to accumulate bills and joint statements and possibly even a joint lease. Would this seem like a reasonable idea to you? To me it's only a few extra thousand dollars, which in the long run may actually help us.
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    Financial Evidence

    She hasn't, but I was concerned with the fact I would be in Australia on a 3 month Tourist Visa. So I don't know how willing an agency would be to put me on a lease when I could simply leave in 3 months.
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    Financial Evidence

    The relationship was registered last December. And we were together for a year in Australia, and we've been apart for around 8 months now. I understand that evidence needs to be provided for at least 1 year prior to application, we will essentially have 2 years worth of different evidence when applying. Anything else we could use?
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    Financial Evidence

    Okay, so evidence wise, this is what we have so far: Pictures of us together in social situations/in general as a couple Various letters wrote back and forth to each other. Both in Aus and when apart. Screenshots showing continuous conversation when separated Tickets from events attended together Hotel bookings Flights took together to Melbourne Plane ticket from when I came to visit at the end of last year Letter from super funds showing each other as beneficiary Certificate of relationship registration Obviously once I arrive back, we will have bills and banks statements being sent to the same address for both of us. And possibly a joint bank account set up to pay for shared expenses while living together. I mean I don't know if I have missed anything? I'm sure there may be stuffed I have forgot about.
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    Financial Evidence

    Apologies, for some reason I posted with the assumption that others knew my situation! Yes we do. We met while I was on a WHV and we've been together nearly 2 years now, so evidence for the rest of the de facto visa are pretty much met. I was just concerned with the financial aspect because we haven't actually lived together previously and only plan to do so once I return. Basically, I wanted to know what can be used as financial evidence to support the onshore de facto visa.
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    Which Visa? 600 or 651

    Hey guys, I've got a bit of an odd situation. So I am currently on the second year of working holiday 417 visa, and I have just left Australia to travel home for a couple of months. I will return to Australia on November 1st and my WHV expires on November 10th. Now I want to extend my visa and stay until mid December (not working), and I am unsure which visa to apply for. As the 651 visa is free, and the 600 costs around $300. Would both of them continue on after my WHV ends? Thanks
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    Recruitment Agencies Sydney

    Hey guys, I've just got back to Sydney and I'm looking to settle in to a role for the next few months. I was ideally looking for some temporary office work (I have a few relevant business qualifications from back in the UK), and I was wondering if anyone had any experience with some good recruitment agencies for this sort of thing. Or is it just worth going to a few of the well-reviewed agencies and going from there? Thanks a lot, Chris
  16. Hey guys, I'm currently looking to apply for my 2nd year visa, but I'm not in Australia at the moment. I'm in Thailand, and will probably be here for at least another 2 weeks. I've seen that if you apply for your 2nd year visa outside of Australia, you need to be outside when it is granted. That's why I was hoping someone could give me a rough idea of how long it takes to process, or whether it is worth going back to Aus first, and then applying. I still have until November for my 1st year to expire so it shouldn't be a problem, I just wanted to have my 2nd year confirmed before I head back. Thanks a lot, Chris
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    Cash?

    I'm going to be setting off on my travels in a couple of weeks with a year in Australia being one of my first stops. I was just wondering if I should change some cash before I leave, or just transfer money to my Oz bank account and using my current debit card etc? Thanks
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    Christmas/New Year in Sydney

    Hey Guys, I'm headed to Oz in October and will be spending my first few months in Sydney, and spending Christmas/New Year there also. What sort of things are there to do around Christmas time, e.g. events, parties, activities etc. I've done a google search which hasn't come up with many results, apart from information about last Christmas. The same goes for New Year, what sort of things are there to do around then? Another question is about accommodation. What would be your advice on where to stay, hostels or renting a cheap apartment? I was thinking I'd probably be in an apartment by then because it will work out slightly cheaper, please correct me if I'm wrong.
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    Hostel recommendation?

    Hey guys, Just looking to book up my first week for when I arrive in Sydney and was hoping for some feedback on good hostels. I preferably want something reasonably priced, but somewhere that isn't absolutely filthy... I've seen a few people mention Bounce? Also I was looking at Sydney Central Backpackers which looks like it could be a good option. Any recommendations forms experience would be great though!
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    Christmas/New Year in Sydney

    Hey, I'll be landing in Sydney on 11th November. Got myself booked up in Sydney Central until the following week, then I'll be looking for a flat share as well. If you girls are still in the same boat, give me a shout! Even if you're not, it may be nice just to meet some new people?
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    Christmas/New Year in Sydney

    Probably not, I want to get into an apartment pretty soonish as it will work out cheaper. I figured that over christmas/new year it be a lot more social to be in a hostel with groups of other people. Maybe that's just me being worried about meeting people over there though!
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    Christmas/New Year in Sydney

    Anyone else have any advice on what to do around this period? There still doesn't really seem to be a lot around online for this. The only thing I've found is 'Surfside Backpackers' who do a package deal if you stay up to 14 nights. They seem to provide a lot of activites/free things during this time (for a pretty big initial cost..). They're charging $974 for a 14 night package including Christmas and New Year. Is this worth it? Or are there other alternatives?
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    WHV September buddies?

    Hey, if you end up in Sydney I'll be making my way at the end of October. I'm 22 and I'll basically be going by myself (gonna tag along with a couple friends for a bit as well who are going to be out there) so would be good to meet up with someone in the same boat!
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    Insurance Recommendations?

    Hey guys, The only thing I've got left to book for my Working Holiday is my travel insurance. I've had a look around and come up with many results, all varying in price. The cheapest I found was from Outbacker for £180 (1 year worldwide) which seems to provide good cover with reasonable cover for medical expenses and all other essentials. The most expensive I've come across was probably around £400. Does anyone have any good recommendations, or have experience with some providers? I'd ideally not want to spend an awful, but at the same time I don't want to be out-of-pocket should anything happen. Also, I see not many companies that offer 'backpacker' insurance come with cover for expensive personal items. I'll be taking my iPhone, MacBook and GoPro with me and, ideally, I'd like them to be covered should they get lost/stolen. Is there any way to get separate cover for these while I'm away? Thanks, Chris
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    Insurance Recommendations?

    Sorry to bump my own post, but is anyone able to offer some recommendations? Maybe from your own experience? Thanks
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