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Aussiebird

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  1. Hi, Apart from uploading your passport, the application is also asking for a recent photo but does it have to be in passport style (photo booth)? Many thanks.
  2. I have been informed that the new sponsor changes come into effect on 17th April. The email states that no idication is given as yet, as to how long it will take to process the sponsor application. The sponsor must apply first and be approved before a Partner Visa application can be submitted. Bearing in mind of the new fee increase of the Partner Visa from 1 July, if a sponsor is waiting for approval and not knowing how long it will take, it's likely that anyone not quite ready to submit the Partner Visa application just yet, will end up paying the new Partner Visa fee. I am not aware if the sponsor application incurs a fee? Possibly something else that has to be paid for and so costs escalate. Also assuming the sponsor application is the same 40SP? We are just waiting for 2 stat dec forms from family in Australia and 2 from UK friends, then sorting through documents etc ready to upload for Partner Visa. Not knowing how long the sponsor application will take to approve is now going to be a waiting game.
  3. Hi, Just a quick question: If the processing times are beyond 13 months for Partner Visa applications then it's not worth uploading police and medical checks now as it would seem they would need doing again before the visa would hopefully be granted. Why do people front load them if they run the risk of of having to re apply for them? Does front loading guarantee the visa to be granted before 13 months? Waiting for a C/O to request them would surely take much longer for the grant of the visa? What have your experiences been? (Sorry not really a quick question!) Thank you.
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    Medical and police checks

    Oh yes just read it, sorry i hadnt seen it before! That was very quick back then but not sure grants would be as quick now. Thanks for replying.
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    Medical and police checks

    Hi Beffers, thank you for your reply. Can i please ask how long it was before you heard from a C/O and how long ago did you get your visa granted, was it a partner visa? Thank you.
  6. Aussiebird

    Activating partner 100 visa

    Congratulations! May i ask how long it took for the grant?
  7. Aussiebird

    Medical and police checks

    Thanks for all the replies. I forgot to ask: is an email sent to the applicant to request the medical to be done? On the immi account details, it just says health check required, is this the official request? Thanks again.
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    VISITOR VISA (ETA)

    Hi, We are coming over to Australia in September for my brothers wedding, my o/h will need a visitor visa as well as my mum but will this trip affect my o/h's Partner Visa application which will have been submitted by then. Many thanks.
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    VISITOR VISA (ETA)

    Thanks rammygirl. Both visas have been applied for now. I can't see a partner visa would be granted by middle of September, he should get the eVistor granted tomorrow as only takes roughly 1 day.
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    VISITOR VISA (ETA)

    Thank you. I cant imagine no one is allowed to visit Australia on an eVisitor visa as i cant find anything online to say you cant whilst a partner visa is in progress. The partner Visa only recently been submitted although im a bit nervous if the eVisitor will cancel the partner visa in progress?? We are only going for 10 days.
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    Sponsor police check

    Can i apply for my sponsor police checks in advance for the UK and Australia before i start my application? How do i find the details online on how to apply please? Many thanks. Xx
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    Sponsor police check

    Thank you.
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    Sponsor police check

    Thank you for replying. My partner is going to do his medical and police checks when they are requested by a CO. I just wondered if as a sponsor for a partner visa if I could do my police checks before i submit my sponsor application or if i can wait until i am aksed to do them. Kind regards.
  14. Hello, My husband hasn't quite paid the 30 years National Insurance contributions so far in the UK, but can he make payments from Australia to top it up, so that when it reaches 30 years contributions, he can hopefully claim his UK state pension whilst living in Australia in the very near future. (Will also need advice on how to go about this please). Any advice would be most aprreciated please and thank you in advance. Happy New Year too! Xxx
  15. My o/h will be submitting his application very soon, just waiting for the travel movement dates to come through. He will be sponsored by me for the 2nd time but the question in relation to this on the application seems to refer to being sponsored 2nd time round with a new partner (5 year limit). It asks if he has been sponsored before, which is yes, but on the next page it asks why the relationship broke down and when (but we are still married!). I assume he answeres no then as the first partner visa was granted more than 5 years ago (2011). Answering the question as NO surely will look like this is his first partner visa, with me being the sponsor. In our personal statements we refer to the grant of his first visa. (With the email of the grant as evidence). Any help with this one please? Thanks so much. Xx
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    Sponsoring Partner Visa application 2nd time rules?

    Hi, thanks for your reply. I wont bore you with the details on that one but it was a long time ago that he had his first one (2011).
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    Travel movement request

    Hello everyone, Does anyone know how long it takes roughly to get the dates of travel movements for Australia? Thanks everyone. Xx
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    Travel movement request

    Hi, Thank you for your reply. We have found most of our travel dates all but one or two with no emails to be found, so will have to request.
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    PHOTO SIZES in folder

    Hello everyone, So, I have been making excellent progress with scanning, uploading photos etc and I've had some help which has been great. I would just like to ask about a couple of things and hope someone can advise please. Should photos be reduced in size on a pdf page or pages? I have been reducing them but is it the folder size that should be no bigger than 5 meg or is it per photo or document? How many photos should be sufficient? I have checked each file for the size but it's getting a little confusing. If I keep the photos too small in a pdf file would that be a problem when uploaded to Immi as they may appear blurry along with captions. I have noticed this on of my documents and when opening them in word or as a pdf the writing is not very clear. That's when I had to get my scanner working, so I've scanned everything now and hope that will help. Thanks everyone. Xx
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    PHOTO SIZES in folder

    Thank you, appreciate your reply.
  21. Aussiebird

    PHOTO SIZES in folder

    Not everyone is IT literate and as you can tell, I most certainly am not! Yes I have been asking a lot of questions and some people have been very helpful, I thought that's what this forum is for. I get confused with files, documents and folders being mentioned, that's why I get confused. Our future is at stake here now and I can't afford to get this wrong and run the risk of the visa being refused. I even took the trouble to get help from a library volunteer yesterday who apparently is IT literate, he was certainly not that and I left non the wiser. So I am trying to sort this out other than on this forum. But I think my time on here is done. To anyone who else thinks the same that it's painful for them too seeing my posts then I will happily have my account deleted.
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    PHOTO SIZES in folder

    Sorry to have troubled you. Perhaps I should come off of this forum.
  23. Hi Kian, Thank you for your message. I have managed to get scanner working and have scanned lots of documents... What I have done is saved each scanned document as a pdf. So now I have in documents loads of individual pdfs. When I open each pdf, the image is big. If I create a new folder and drag the relevant pdfs into that folder, is that how it's done? I have been shown how to click on "properties" to see the image size. I have done an example new folder and dragged several pdfs into it but the file size says it's 9.89MB (it has 7 files in it). I'm really stressed out now as this is getting really confusing!! Are you able to advise please? Thank you.
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    PHOTO SIZES in folder

    Anyone please?
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    309 Partner Visa payment

    This is what confuses me when it's some things in one word document, photos in pdf.....I'm also reading other posts where people are saying everything to upload should be pdf......no wonder I'm confused! Is this how everything should be uploaded? Thank you for explaining though, it's just knowing how to do it though. I'm going to get some help. I really do need it!!
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