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  1. First post here so hello all! I've basically joined to share my woes and hopefully gain some reassurance or useful knowledge whilst going through this process. I feel as if I am fast approaching a crossroads in my visa decision making so it will be good to talk it through with someone. I'll make this into a short easy to read timeline of my journey so far - Aug 2016 - Aug 2017 - Completed WHV (met gf in Jan 2017 and started dating) Nov 2018 - Skills assessment approved after a long laborious process. EOI Lodged for Engineering Technologist 190 VIC - 65pts. Jan 2019 - GF moves over to UK with 2 year WHV after over a year long distancing. June 2019 - EOI lodged for Engineering Technologist 189 - 65pts - Updated 190 VIC - 70pts (had to wait for 5years experience for these 5pts) *Since Jan 2018 I have taken x4 IELTS/PTE exams where every time I have been 1-2 marks off Superior English. Example - Spkg 9.0 / Read 8.5 / Write 8.0 / List 7.5. (I have another booked 7th March.) Current Stats - 29 years (30pts) / IELTS (10pts) / BSc degree (15pts) / 5-8yrs Overseas Experience (10pts) / Single or Citizen Partner (5pts) = 65 or 65+5 190. Obviously its imperative I gain those extra 10 available for the English exam asap but even so I think I'm in danger of not be granted anything before the year is up and she has to return as 75 or 75+5 doesn't seem to be cutting the mustard currently... So...Option A is we move to NZ at the end of 2020 and I use my WHV whilst we wait for it to be granted. (but will be EOI's run out by then)? Option B In conjunction with 'A' we turn to Partner Visa of some kind (marriage/proposal is a strong possibility irrespective of this visa situation)(shes waiting for a ring!). But still the processing times are ludicrous and who knows how that will go. Linked to this would a fiance 300 visa work for me to at least enter and be able to work with staying with her? I will be discussing this with my agent of course but any opinions or advice would be most welcome. Cheers, Alistair.
  2. Hello, I am new to the forum so in advance a warning I am not familiar with all that I might be asking !! We are currently considering an application for Partner Visa for my husband of 7 yrs. He is English and I am Australian. I have lived out of the country for 19 yrs now. We are concerned with the application due to him having Rheumatoid Arthritis and being on a medical infusion every 6 - 8 months. I am aware of the cost of this medicine in Australia and also the others he has to take like anti inflammatory drugs and others needed. My question is ... Has anyone else had Health issues they have had to deal with in their application - I am most sure they will query this in the Basic Medical side of the application as it is an ongoing illness. If so how successful have people been either keeping within the $49 000 costs for 10 yrs they state. Or if they state you will exceed it what are the chances for a successful application. This information might help our decision to pay for an agent to walk us through the application process and for any future appeals for this. Thank you for any advice in advance. xx
  3. Hello guys! I needed a bit of advice I lodged my partner visa application on 15th Jan 2019 for my wife 309/100 and I am currently on Australian PR. We have been married for over a year now got married in Nov 2018.During this time I visited my wife in Pakistan back in March and then invited her on shore on a family sponsored visit visa in July which was valid for months. She stayed here with me from July- Oct. On 5th October we wife got a call from immigration(AHC Islamabad) while my wife was in Australia and she was interviewed the normal spouse interview that happens in which they asked her about her name,DOB,my name ,DOB, marriage date, our future plans,our daily routines etc. After her interview I the sponsor got an RFI for online form 40sp and my updated PCC's.....I fulfilled all requirements and submitted all documents on 20th October....My wife returned back to Pakistan in end of october.....I then re visited her in December 2019 and flew back in January........... then on 10th January my wife again got a follow up interview call from the AHC in which they said that there is an allegation against you and your husband that your relationship is not genuine and continuing(and that is the reason why your case is suffering delays ......like normal applications in our home country get processed in 8-12 months) .....is this claim true? My wife answered that this claim is baseless and definitely there's no truth in it giving all reasons that how she and I have constantly been in touch and visited each other throughout the year and plus we have over 400 photos us together uploaded on our immi account with friends,family of get togethers,social events,birthdays and what not both in Australia and Pakistan with proper dates and even all our wedding pictures. The interviewer assured my wife that yes I have seen all these proofs and we don't really give weightage to these allegations we just wanted to here about your stance....After a gap of 2 hours I also got a call from the AHC and was asked similar questions about our relationship in specific,routines, where my wife is living currently , how I would describe my relationship in one sentence,our future plans etc. Has anyone ever been in a situation similar to ours where someone has levied an allegation against their application and if so then how long did the case took to process? Does anyone have any idea that how long will I have to wait more either for a grant or ultimate refusal even though I believe that we have sufficient proof on our application that our relationship is genuine and continuing(We even purchased a family car,a home on rent in Melbourne, furniture and attached all utility bills of the 3 months me wife was living with me in Australia, bank statements of all the transfers I made when she's in Pakistan,shopping receipts, trips we went on,travel itineraries,and bank statement of our joint account in Australia). Any advice or help will be highly appreciated as both me and my wife are extremely devastated after these interview calls even though no decision has been made on our application but such false accusations on such a genuine relationship are heart breaking.
  4. Hello everyone! I lodged my partner visa application for my wife on 27th January 2019.....got all medicals and biometrics done on 12th Feb 2019 and front loaded all documents....... My wife got an interview call from the embassy on 11th Oct 2019 while she was on a family sponsored visitor visa in Australia... after the interview I the sponsor got a RFI for Online form 40sp and Updated PCC of sponsor..... we submitted all documents on 26th Oct 2019 and pressed the I confirm button as well..... But we haven't heard back from immigration ever since..... furthermore my wife made an exit too from Australia on 22 of October as her tourist visa was expiring.......I'm a Australian PR and our application is being processed in AHC Islamabad ,Pakistan......The average times that most people got visas in our home country are 9-12 months...... but they did got calls for second RFI's.............what worries me that I haven't heard back from them ever since? Can anyone advice is this normal.....and how much more do I have to wait. This is really stressful.
  5. Hi Friends, I need your help with what visa to apply for my partner. I am an Australian citizen and she is Nepalese. We first met in 2014 in Sydney where we studied together. She went back home in 2016 as her visa expired and she couldn't complete her points. We have been to Thailand tour in 2018 and I visited Nepal early last year where we got engaged. We have loads of pictures and conversations together since the time we met. Unfortunately, when she was here we do not have any shared expenses like House rent and bills as she stayed with her cousins. We plan to get married this December in Nepal and I want her to be with me in my return back to Sydney. A few options that I could think of are as follows: 1) Apply for a Prospective Marriage Visa and do a court marriage within the 9 month time period. However, I am unsure if she would get her visa by this December when we plan to marry in Nepal.. 2) Marry in December and she travels with me here on Tourist Visa. Once she is here we do a court marriage and apply for Partner visa so she can go into Bridging and continue staying here.. I am just confused and would appreciate some help. Thank You!
  6. xlornax

    partner visa Aus to UK

    Hi, i am (dual citizen - UK/Aus) getting married to an Australian later this month and then we want to apply for the partner visa so we can return to UK to live/work. I have a written conditional job offer earning enough to cover requirements - is this enough to apply for visa or do i need to wait for police check/references to return? Also i applied for 189 visa myself and found it easy without any help, is the partner visa straight forward too or do you think we should pay someone to help us? Any idea on time frames for visa and can we return to UK before his visa is issued on a visitor visa? Any info appreciated. Thanks
  7. vegemight82

    Partner Visa break up!

    Hi guys. Long time lurker over many years, you guys have helped me out numerous times in the past. I just want to ask, I couldn’t see anywhere in search bar, what’s the best thing to do if a partner visa couple breaks up? Im originally from UK, she is Australian. We met in 2012, engaged in 2015 but have called it a day recently. I just wondered if there was a procedure I may need to do and how it effects me? Argh! Any help or information is greatly appreciated. Thanks guys.
  8. Has anyone uploaded emails as evidence of relationship and communication for the 100/309 Just wondering what the best way to do this is? shall I just copy and paste emails onto a word document or is there a clever link to transmit lots of emails? grateful for all info and other tips on evidence upload too
  9. Question: I applied for a partner /spousal visa 100/309 in the UK in sept 2019 But I will be going to Australia to work on a 407 training visa in Jan 2020 . Do I need to be in the UK to have the partner visa granted or can it be granted whilst I am residing in Australia ??? I've paid up for the 100/ 309 . really hope I don't need to apply again in Australia for the 820/801
  10. I'm applying for the overseas spousal visa (300/309) and need 2 relationship witnesses. Can some tell me how this works as it's not clear on the immi website. Do two friend just write a statement on a bit of paper for example or is there a form?
  11. Hi, I wanted some advice on which visa route to take for myself (British born UK Citizen) to get to Australia soon after Marriage (2nd October 2020) to my Fiance (Australian Citizen). We are both of Indian Heritage, which as a result as meant that we have been unable to live with one another before marriage. We have been together for 14 months of which we have traveled to each others countries and met up in other countries. We have our chat logs, numerous pictures, reciepts, plane tickets and other evidence to support our relationship. We have some main goals Move as soon as possible after marriage (Long distance relationships are hell :( ) For me to start work as soon as possible (I need my sanity and i do love my job) For us to be able to travel and have couple holidays as well as me be able to visit my family in the UK without having to worry about getting back into Australia. And without jeopardizing my work situation We are getting mixed messages around which visa route to take. We know our options are the following 1. Prospective Marriage Visa (Fiance Visa) Our concern here is that we have a wedding date set with so many deposits paid that we are unable to change the date of marriage. What would happen if we apply for this visa and we get married before we are granted it? Also the visa duration time. 2. Partner Visa (offshore) Although we have been reassured that other couples in our situation have been ok with this visa, the fact that we have not lived together or have financial responsibilities together worries us. We will do but at present this hasn't happened due to us living on the other side of the planet. 3. Visitor Visa for 3 months then apply for Partner Visa (Onshore) on arrival to Australia which will issue a bridging gap visa This for us sounds like a gamble, we have read that sometimes bridging visas aren't granted. Also the duration from the bridging visa to the actual partner visa. We know that bridging visa A will not allow me to travel but as a newly married couple adventures will be the 1st thing on our list. We are aware the bridging visa B will be possible but with short periods away from Australia, and that I could have to wait for a 3 month period again on a visitor visa to be granted a bridging visa which will then stop me from working again. This is all so confusing for us and we would appreciate any advice or guidance that has either helped you and your partner in a similar situation or even any legal advice would be appreciated. Thanks in advance
  12. Dear Everybody, I've read this forum on numerous occasions but am a first time poster here. I would greatly appreciate any advice or any insight anyone might be able to provide on my situation. I am a 31 F from the UK and I met my Australian partner (M, 33) whilst he was in England on a two year WHV in 2016. We began a relationship in June 2016. Unfortunately my partner had to return to Australia in March 2017 at very short notice as one of his relatives was terminally ill. He was caring for his relative on his return and during this period we maintained a long distance relationship. I visited for a two week holiday in October 2017 and then applied for a WHV to Australia and entered in June 2018. Between June 2018 and June 2019 we were living together in his family home and really wanted to apply for a partner visa from here. However, things didn't really come together as we had hoped, he had trouble finding employment and we had a string of bad luck. Although I feel we fulfil the partner visa requirements in many respects, I did not feel that we had strong evidence regarding financial matters and decided against applying at that time. It was a heartbreaking decision. We registered our relationship in Oz in Feb 2019. I returned back to the UK in June when my visa expired and have been working and saving as much as possible ever since. Does anyone have any advice about how we can be together again? We so desperately want to be together. I have been considering either my partner coming to Ireland or me going to New Zealand on a WHV and building up more evidence of us living together before applying for the partner visa? Does anyone have any experience of this? Any help or ideas for a way forward are much, much appreciated.
  13. Hello, As the de-facto partner of a NZ citizen residing in Australia, I am considering to start an application for a 461(New Zealand Citizen Family Relationship) visa. I am concerned about the very lengthy period (two years) it takes to be approved. I understand that I will get a bridging visa during this period. Will I have work rights while on this bridging visa? Also, Immi website says that if I apply from Australia I have to be in Australia when they make their decision. What happens if I leave Australia while the visa is being processed? Is the process cancelled? Thanks!
  14. Elliejonessxo

    Partner Visa onshore

    So my partner is from aus and I'm from the UK, I have a 6 year old to a different partner. So were wanting to apply for an onshore partner Visa, we've got permission from my sons father for us to relocate with my son, so that's not a problem. However, we've just realised that I cant come over on a visitor Visa as obviously its temporary and I'm expected to come home. What Visa should I be getting before so we can lodge the onshore partner Visa? We have all relevant evidence etc x
  15. Hi everyone, We applied in April and I have uploaded all the supporting docs I feel are necessary, and my partner has done and passed his medical, which was requested as soon as we paid the application fee. I am now unsure if we need to do the police checks - my partner lived in Australia with me for 12 months in 2008/2009 - or do I wait for them to request this? And do we both need police checks for the UK where we have lived for 10 years (he is British / I am Australian) And lastly - once (or if !!) the visa is approved does my partner need to travel to Australia to activate the visa?
  16. I have questions about bringing partner from overseas. I'm not married to the girl yet. My plan is as follows. Step 1: bring her in Australia on visitor visa subclass 600. Her reason to visit to Australia will be to meet me and explore Australia and the culture before making marriage decision. Step 2: get married to her while she is in Australia on visitor visa. Step 3: Apply for partner visa subclass 820 followed by subclass 801 after two years. Can someone suggest about this plan if this will work or not? Is there any better way to get her visitor visa approved? Another option that I can think is to go to India, get married to her first and then follow the same steps. (Eg. Visitor visa than 820 & 801) If someone has done similar way or better way, please suggest. Thanks in Advance.
  17. Hey, it's been a year to the day that I submitted my application and I received this email: We are writing to inform you that your application for a Partner visa is in progress. Your application takes time to process as we complete a number of thorough checks. Is this purely an automated message or is it something I should be excited about?? Anyone received this and then got their 820 not long after? Thanks! Hannah
  18. Hi all! We are about to pay for the 309 visa, but does any one know if the sponsor can use their own credit card to pay for the 309 visa? I am the sponsor, and we would prefer to use my credit card to pay rather than one of my partners, or out of our bank account. Thanks in advance.
  19. Hello everyone I’m a little confused after reading some posts. Very shortly me and my partner are about to apply for the visa 820/810 partner visa. I thought this was one application by paying the fee and slowing uploading the evidence till you was ready to submit. However, I’ve read a few posts about a sponsorship section to the partner visa? What is this and does anything have more information. Can anyone state the step by steps for the partner visa? thanks everyone
  20. Hi all.. i really need some advices or any opinion. i have been applied my partner visa 309, done my police check and medical examination. Now i am waiting for my tourist visa to be proceed. its been 8 days since i lodged the documents for 600 visa. short story is i had overstayed in Australia for almost 3 years, i got married to Australian Citizen, then i got back with my BVE dont have any bad experince in Australia. My question is, all anything behind will effect to my visa? i read some news and forums there is no effect to any permanent visa. but what about my visitor visa? will i pass the 600 visa? i really need advices and opinion or even better is there any case that quite similar to me? thanks so much!
  21. Hi, I applied for the partner visa over a month ago and I am currently on the bridging visa. I have recently been requested to do my medical examination which I know as I have declared mental health conditions they will then refer me to a psychiatrist. Can anyone tell me if they have had a history of *severe* mental health where they have been hosptalised for it? I am scared that as I have been hospitalised while on my WHV they will not accept my partner visa. I work full time and I am privately seeking psychiatric help and seeing a psychologist as well. I am stable but I recently had a slight hiccup which I am scared will mess up my chances. Advice?
  22. Hi Guys, I am currently on 417 Working Holiday Visa, I am just about to take the plunge and apply/pay for the 820/801 De Facto Visa. I am seeing some contradicting statements around the conditions of the BVA Bridging Visa. My questions are: 1. Once my Working Holiday has expired in September, and my BVA starts – will I have full unrestricted working rights such as the 820 would grant me or will the conditions of the 417 visa transfer i.e. only being able to work with one employer for 6 months at a time? 2. Once you have paid for the visa, do you receive your BVA instantly (even though it does not come into effect until my 417 expires) or is when my current visa ends that I receive this? Appreciate the thoughts or stories of anyone who has been through a similar situations Cheers :-)
  23. Hi everyone! I’m hoping that I will get really good help from here I am awaiting to apply for my Partner visa 309/100 next week onto Immi account. Since I am applying offshore, do I have to apply for a Australian police check ? And if so, could my spouse apply for my Police check from Australia by using his residential address or is it alright if I just apply for it offshore and use his residential address? Should my police clearance be applied for now or wait until immigration informs me ? Thank you
  24. Hi there, Further to a question many answered the other day. I am on a 457 visa, which runs out on the 19th September 2019. I am about to submit my partner visa and have questions about what bridging visa I would move on to. Had a look online and there doesn't seem to be a lot of information about this scenario. Some say that I would be on the same conditions as my work visa, even though that would have expired and that I would therefore have to stay with the same employer. Is that the case? Does anyone else have any similar experience to my situation as I'm kinda feeling like a unicorn at the moment - surely others have come on a 457, fallen in love and then applied for the partner visa to stay? All input would be gratefully received! Cheers
  25. Hi guys, I was wondering if anyone could help? I'm currently on a 457 visa, which runs out in September 2019. I am just about to lodge my defacto partner visa application forms - no issues with that as we've been together for 3 years and are now married etc. However, I was wondering if anyone had any knowledge or had been in a similar situation. I really hate where I work and would love it if I could lodge my application, get the bridging visa, cancel my 457 and quit my place to find another job - all without having to leave the country. So - does anyone know if it is possible to request that your current 457 visa be cancelled and then go straight on to the bridging visa, whilst our partner visa application is processed? Otherwise I will just have to wait until my 457 runs out and then the bridging visa kicks in - not the end of the world but still a pain as this place is drinking me to drink! Thanks in advance
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