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  1. Hey All, 309 applied for my wife = Apr 2016 Refused = Mar 2017 AAT lodged = APR 2017 Hearing = MAY 2018 ----> Won same day. Application remitted back to Immigration for reconsideration along with new directive. ============================================================================================================ Any one in Similar situation or recently went through similar situation can share there timeline please ? Just want to get a rough Idea about priority and current processing trend. Cheers,
  2. Apriljcarlisle

    820/801 partner visa

    Hi guys! My partner and I are looking into the 820/801 partner visa as he currently lives offshore in Wales. Due to this we dont have anything joint..no bank accounts or anything! Of course, when he moves across we will live together and we will put each other on our car insurance and as NOK etc etc. My question is, is transferring money between our separate bank accounts and evidence of shared household bills/costs enough to satisfy the financial requirements? If anyone else can give me some advice of evidence to use/what immigration likes to see it would be much appreciated! Im also wondering if screenshot of messages and emails are satisfactory evidence (social, commitment etc) or do we have to download them into PDFS somehow?
  3. Architect1


    I have applied for a partner visa by myself without using an agent. In April 2018, I have received a Notice of Intention to Consider Refusal from VACCU. I have contacted 3 immigration agents for help. 2 out of 3 recommended to me to contact Richard Gregan at Overseas Immigration in Edinburgh. The third one did not even know what I am talking about but was willing to take my case for a certain amount of money (she told me that she would have had to drop all other cases to spend all her time on my case). I contacted Richard Gregan and after the first conversation I knew exactly what I can expect from him: what my chances were, how much it would cost me, what did he need me doing and what would he do. He was honest, straight forward and guided and informed me step by step all the way through the whole process in this very stressful period of time for me and my partner. He did put lots of effort in my case, many nights I have received e-mails from him at around 11-12 pm. I have never tried any immigration agents ever, so I do not know others, but I am sure that my visa would have been refused if I don`t get his help. My visa was finally approved in May. I would definitely recommend Richard Gregan and I am glad that I have used his services. And I can honestly tell that if my visa was refused, it would not have been his fault as I was feeling all the time that he was doing his best as he promised at the beginning. I would also like to add, that if my case had been easy, the other immigration agent (mentioned in the beginning) would have taken it, and would not have directed me to someone else...
  4. Hi all, Fairly specific question but I think one that should apply to a lot of people. We're compiling documents for my Partner visa application (off-shore) and are finding that a lot of our evidence of joint cultural or social activities are tickets with only one of our names on. With no photos of us at some of the events, there's no real proof that the other one went! Is there any point in us including this sort of thing or will it be ignored? Thanks in advance!
  5. GoogoobarabajagalInStraya

    Partner visa 801/820 Interview??

    Hi All, I'm looking for anyone with advice or experience regarding interview processes for and 801/820 partner visa. I have submitted all documents on my immi account application and am waiting patiently for next correspondence but just wondering if anyone knows if you definitely have to complete an interview? If so, is this usually an in person interview or do they do it over the phone (onshore application). Any idea on a time frame? For example do they conduct interviews when you apply for the temporary first stage or do they wait until the permanent application stage? I'm not at all worried about the interview itself, or the questions they could ask. I feel confident that would not be an issue for us. I'm more concerned about having to travel to Brisbane from North of Cairns just to meet someone in person as I know how much that is likely to cost when I take into account flights or travel, accommodation and time off work etc. I know that Cairns has an immigration office but i'm fairly sure it's just there for show and is virtually unoccupied save for a security guard. Any input appreciated ?
  6. Buttsy

    Visa to enter

    Hi, I’m planning to travel to Australia end of June. I am British. My husband is Australian. We have two children who currently just have their British passport. My husband has a job in Australia, hence the move. We were planning on obtaining a partner visa for me once there and applying for the children’s citizenship/passports. Due to time I’m not sure we can sort these for the children before we go and I understand I can’t travel into Australia until my partner visa is granted if I submit it from outside. So what is the best visa for us to enter the country on? Thanking you for your advice.
  7. Hi all My migration agent submitted a paper application for 820/801 in June 2017 and I haven't heard anything back apart from the acknowledgement of application. My agent advised not to complete medicals or police checks as they can expire before the visa is looked at. I know we are well within the global processing times advertised but I do see a lot of people on these forums who have had their visa processed really quickly, some within 3-4 months when they are processed overseas. I was wondering if anyone has any experience of paper applications being processed overseas, or even if they are processed in Australia are people noticing quicker turn arounds because of the online applications being processed elsewhere? I am on a 457 at the moment (so didn't go on to the bridging visa) and I am really concerned about the stability of my job, hence why I am hoping for word back soon. I would be really interested in hearing about other peoples experiences. Thanks RoRoRo
  8. Hello I would like to thank everyone here who was so supportive to my visa application process. I got an email last night saying that my Partner Combined 309/100 is ready for grant. Yes, its taken just 4 months and to think I did not really know what the heck I was doing!!! ( Applied myself online) Because I applied offshore, I have to leave Australia where am currently on a visitor's visa. Thank God I can go to New Zealand and no need to go back to Europe. My question is has anyone done this before? How did you manage it? Happy to go to NZ for a few days. Also, I applied for the PV based on the fact that we had been in a defect relationship for over 3 years with solid evidence. Anyone know how I can apply for my Permanent visa (100)? Or at least when can I start this process after the 309 is granted? Thank you Elida
  9. Hi there, My partner and I are looking for a visa agent to help with our partner visa application to Australia. Can anyone recommend a company to use? Preferably one that has a UK office or contact. Thanks!
  10. Hi, I am currently in a de facto relationship with an Australian citizen and am looking to apply for the partner visa. We have been in the relationship for 3 years and have a 18 month old child together. We are currently living in the UK. I am wondering whether it is worthwhile paying for an agent to handle the application? My situation seems fairly simple so am not sure if its necessary and the fee of £1500 seems fairly high for help in filling out the forms. If people do thinks it's worth it, it would be great to have a few recommendations for agents.
  11. Warman_sarahlf

    Getting married on a Partner Visa

    Hello! I was wondering if anyone has moved to the UK on a partner visa and eventually got engaged/ married whilst living there? Can’t afford to go though the proposed marriage visa way. We are looking to move back to the UK in October this year! TIA ???
  12. Hello Somebody with knowledge please advise. I'm a stressed out Brit living in Paris, France with my Australian Partner. We are in a de facto relationship. Been living together for over 4yrs now. He has been offered a job in Sydney, Australia and we plan to move over there in 2 months time. 3 days ago, i applied for a tourist visa (subclass600) so that I can be with my partner while we wait for the processing of my Partner Visa. I intend to lodge the Partner Visa in the next few days offshore, here in Paris before we leave. I understand that I wont be able to work or have rights while on this tourist visa 600. I also understand that I have to leave Australia to be granted the Partner Visa when processed. I was told by someone on these forums that as a British citizen, it was best to go for an ETA and apply for the Partner Visa onshore. I'm afraid waiting till we get to Australia is risky and my documents will be a little dated. I have all my documents and evidence ready to apply for the Partner onshore. Anyway, its too late now, I have already applied for the Tourist Visa 600. Have a completely messed up?
  13. Muttley

    820 to 801?

    So our 820 was just granted yesterday! Does the 801 come through 2 years after the initial partner visa application (14/6/2017) or 2 years after the 820 was granted (8/3/18)? Also, does anyone know what further paperwork is required? Thanks!!!
  14. Hi All, We have just received our CO detail and in the process of submitting overseas police check and medical checkup. We hope you can share your experience and timeline for approval here Cheers, Phil
  15. Hi all, Hoping to get some help/clarity around my options for permanent residency. I moved to Australia in April 2015 on a 457 visa which expires in March 2019. My occupation is a Market Research Analyst which was removed form the SOL in 2017. I am also in a relationship with an Australian citizen since June 2015, and we moved in together in May 2017. We have registered our relationship with the state of NSW (along with things like setting up a joint account, we also play social sports together, been abroad together, family weddings etc.) I was planning to submit my application for an Onshore 820 Partner Visa in May 2018 (as we will have been living together for a year at that point, and my understanding is that a 'de facto' relationship is qualified on living together for at least a year)....I have a few questions I would be grateful for any thoughts/advice on.... 1. Is this assumption true? That we have to have lived together for 1 year before applying for an 820 via a de facto relationship? 2. I assume that once I have applied for an 820 in May 2018, I would still be on my 457 visa until it expires in March 2019 and then I would move on to a bridging visa? 2. I have also read the following...''if you lodge a partner application whilst holding a 457 visa, you cannot stop working for the sponsor until your 820 visa is granted''. Does this mean I have to remain working for my current employer until March 2019 (when the 457 visa expires?) I hope not!!! I am not happy in my job. 3. After my 457 visa expires in March 2019, would I move onto bridging visa A or B? 4. Would I be able to travel on these bridging visas before my 820 was granted? (e.g. I have a wedding to attend in the UK in July 2019). Do I have any other options for PR? Thanks - any help much appreciated. R
  16. Hello, Ive just got a few questions in relation to the Partner Visa 309. My wife is a australian citizen by birth and I am currently living in Pakistan. Initially, we had lodged our application on 2nd of November 2016. We were then requested for biometrics and medical examinations by the Australian High Commision which were completed and sent to the AHC. A few months had paased and we both received calls from the embassy in which we both didnt attend as we had phone issues. In July 2017, my wife had visited me in Pakistan whereby we notified the AHC and after a short period of time, my wife was interviewed. Once this interview was completed, we were asked to provide further evidence for eg: social photos, financials and a marriage certificate. Since my wife has never lived in Pakistan we were unable to get a certificate at the time however recently we were able to get it from another place. Now in saying that our 12 month mark has been reached and we havent had a responce from AHC except that our application is getting mandatory checks done we are trying to figure out AHCs approach. My question is, since we have finally obtained the certificate should we provide it to the AHC since keeping in mind we have already provided them with a letter? Or should we just wait out the time period for a couple more days? Thanks.
  17. My husband is Australian, I am Canadian and we have been working and living in Africa since we were married over three years ago. His contract ended and he accepted work in Australia - he has just completed his probation period so as it now looks like a permanent position I am looking to join him in Australia. We were gob-smacked by the $7k price of a partner (309/100) visa, so we have now been apart over 6-months to save up for that But as a Canadian citizen I don't think I can apply for a spousal visa offshore if I am not residing in my home country and my residence visa is about to expire in the country I am currently residing in. Does anyone here have any experience or knowledge of that? We cannot find any information about that online and we both work out of town so cannot check with the local authorities during business hours in person... So I think, barring having to go back to Canada and wait for 20-or-more-months >.< I think my only option is to go to Australia on a tourist visa and apply for an onshore spousal (820/801) visa. I realise I won't be able to work for the term of the tourist visa, but at least we won't have to have a relationship via Skype anymore Any input is welcome
  18. Hi Guys, I am new to the community. just had a question in mind. I have seen some partner visa 309/100 cases refused on the basis that they haven't spent enough time together. how much of time would be considered as enough time for that. I have spent 2 week with my wife in Malaysia and than another two in Pakistan after our marriage.
  19. m_ahsan

    Partner Visa points

    Hi I got skilled assess in accounting and my wife skilled assess in hairdressing, my skill is in MLTSSL and my wife skill is in STSOL. can we share partner points ?? while we are applying for 190 or 489 strem ? we both have 6 each ielts, both 45 less, and already assess our qualifications. Thanks
  20. So here's our situation - My partner is a British citizen, I am an NZ citizen and we are currently waiting on a decision for the 461 temporary resident visa. We applied in March this year in Auckland, and our main problem was that we were together for only 8 months when we applied for the visa (as you probably know, the minimum is 12 months), but we explained in our application that this was due to the fact that I had to be in Australia by February for the start of university year. So we are currently long-distance, and have been since February this year, with plenty of evidence of flights home, holidays, etc. to show that we have still seen each other regularly. We heard from our CO in August, asking for further documentation (not the right police checks, evidence of our relationship since we submitted, etc.) - we were given a 28 day deadline but one of the police checks took around 21 working days to arrive, so we emailed our CO and asked for an extension on the deadline as it was clearly not do-able. She never replied and we just submitted what we had, and submitted the police check when it arrived. It shows on our application on the TTS website that the application was "submitted for processing" again in late August (before the 28 day deadline) so I worry that they're not going to consider our additional documents which are critical in proving that we've still been together since we applied. I'm also concerned that since it says it was submitted again, does this impact the wait time and so we have to wait 10 - 12 months again? Does anyone know anything about this? Or had any experience with late submissions/no responses? It gets even trickier. My partner's not going to extend his NZ visa, which finishes in November as we had a holiday planned to Thailand, and were really hoping to hear back regarding the partner visa while we were in Thailand or even earlier and planning on coming back to Aus together. I'm continuing my studies here, and so we are planning on coming back together after our holiday (him on a tourist visa), and just having him stay with me until we hear back. He's also considering applying for a student visa, as it allows him to actually be doing something productive while he's here and work on the side too. Does anyone know if we can apply for multiple visas at the same time? I'm aware that he will have to leave the country prior to the partner visa being granted, but if he goes on a student visa, will this impact our partner visa application? We have contacted our CO about our plans for him to come to Aus on a tourist visa after our holiday but considering she has not been in contact with us since asking for the additional documents, I am doubtful that we will get a response, or notification if she plans on granting the visa. If it is granted while he's still in the country, does that render the entire thing pointless? I haven't seen much on NZ citizens bringing partners to Aus so any advice or experiences would be greatly appreciated! Thank you
  21. Sunny55

    Visa 309

    Hi everyone i am new here i have applied my 309 partner visa through migration agent dol 04/11/2016 medicals done 20 dec 2016 doi 29/05/2017 submitted further documents 22 /09/2017 still waiting
  22. Claire6474

    PMV to 820 wait time?

    Hello, Just was wondering about wait times for PMV to 820? We submitted our 820 beginning of June and apart from them asking for a police check from me (sponsor) we haven't heard anything since. I've heard of people bring granted in a month or less? Thanks
  23. Mel855

    Partner 820 visa

    I have just been granted my temporary 820 (uk) partner visa. It says I will automatically be considered for a permanent visa two years from lodgement (commencement) date. Does this mean two years from when I applied for the visa or two years from when it was granted? Also , do I need to do anything? is there anything else I need to submit or will they automatically assess my application In two years? Thanks
  24. Hi Guys, My partner and I currently live together and he is going to move back to Australia (he's a citizen). I'm going to stay put for a few months while he gets himself settled and gets started with a job etc. The plan is for me to move over next year, once I finish out my contract. I'm a nurse and already registered with AHPRA so think I will have work options upon going as well. Anyhow, long story short I'm debating whether to go to Australia on a tourist visa and apply for the partner while in Australia and/or to apply from here. My concerns are that I don't want to be away from my partner for possibly 13+ months, if it ends up taking that long. However, I am nervous that if I apply from within Australia I will also have to go possibly 13+ months without working while waiting for it to get approved. If I do decide to apply from outside of Australia am I allowed to go visit? If so, what happens if I were to be approved for my visa while visiting? Thank you all for the help!
  25. Hi, just a couple of quick questions: I currently have a tourist visa for Australia that I got back in January and went on a 2 week holiday. Just double checking I'm ok to use this again tocome over for 3 months within the year it was issued...? Also when I do come over I'm going to be booking a one way ticket as I will be staying with my boyfriend who lives over there and then applying for an onshore partner visa. Will I be ok getting through customs with a one way ticket on a Tourist visa, do I need to provide bank statements etc proving I can support myself etc?? thanks