Hi all, I've been following this thread the last few months and it has been extremely helpful to see others grants. Here is my timeline and hope it helps you. 309 grant Relationship began: June 2017 De facto: July 2018 DOL: 02/08/2019 Grant: 04/03/2020 (after 7 months) Medical: November 2019 Police checks: - Spanish and British: November 2019 - Italian: December 2019 Applicant: Spanish Sponsor: Australian Both living together in the UK Embassy: London No RFI No agent Good luck everyone!
smgbmg2 posted a topic in Family / Partner VisasHi all, My partner and I will have been living together for 12 months in July and want to apply for the Partner Visa (de facto). I'm Spanish and he is Australian and we are living in the UK. We don't know whether to apply offshore or move to Australia and apply from there. We both have stable jobs but we both feel we are not progressing and want better opportunities in Australia. We are concerned about the difficulty for me to get a qualified job (graphic designer) while I'm on a Bridging Visa. We would like to move around January 2020 to Australia. His UK visa expires in November so he would have to renew it if we decide to apply offshore. Our options are: A) Apply in July for 309 visa and pay for his visa in the UK with the potential risk of having to stay in the UK for over another year. B) Move to Australia when his visa expires and I'll go there on a tourist visa – eVisitor subclass 651 which doesn't have the condition of no further stay – with the risk of not getting work rights on the bridging visa when I apply for the 802 partner visa on shore. I read it is possible to ask for the right to work but I don't think it is guaranteed. Most of the jobs offers that I'm seeing right now require Australian citizenship, permanent residency or rights to work on an ongoing basis. I'm not sure if the bridging visa or even the temporary partner visa would satisfy this requirements. Which route is best to take? Thanks!