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    417 to 820 Visa questions

    Thanks for the replies - I had never even considered that us living apart this year would be an issue at all. There's food for thought! Ah well, answers the question about applying offshore or not. Best he comes into Oz on the WHV and then we'll go from there. Fingers crossed he just gets sponsored and we don't even need to deal with partner visas for a good while.
  2. caitiepie

    417 to 820 Visa questions

    Thanks for your comments. The immigration website says that we would need to prove that any period of separation is only temporary, which we can. I'm here on an Aust Govt sponsored placement that is strictly for 12 months and does not allow for dependents, hence he couldn't come. We're visited each other multiple times throughout the separation and got engaged during this period, so I wouldn't have thought this would affect much. We've still got a joint bank account. Maybe it would be better to apply onshore once we're there and living together again to really prove that the separation was only temporary.
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    417 to 820 Visa questions

    Hi, I'm new to the forums - apologies if this has been asked a million times before. My fiance is from the UK, I'm Australian. I'm currently living in Cambodia on a 12 month placement while he's back in the UK. We have been together for 3 years and previously lived together for 1 year in the UK. I finish up here around September and we've decided that we'd like to move to Australia. Although he could apply for an offshore partner 820 visa now from the UK, looking at processing times I don't think it will be through by September and we're both desperate to live together again (I don't have a visa now to get back into the UK!). He's under 30 so still able to get a 417 Working Holiday visa. Obviously getting sponsored would be ideal, but I don't know how realistic that is. Otherwise, is the best thing just to apply for a 417 to enter Australia and then apply for the 820 onshore asap? Is there any way he could apply for an 820 offshore now and still enter on a 417 in September if the 820 hasn't come through yet? Seems too good to be true, but thought I'd ask anyway. Is there any sort of minimum time he should be in Oz on a 417 before applying for the 820? Thanks so much.