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  1. My husband and I submitted our application on 1st March (background: I am an Australian citizen, we have been together 14 yrs, married 6 and have two children aged 8 & 3 both of whom are citizens by descent and have Aus passports) and we received an email on 8th April requested police checks and medical be completed. The email was signed with a persons name (not just a computer generated email) so can I assume that this would be our case officer? I understand that it is different in all cases but given that ours is very straightforward does it seem likely that our application with be processed quickly? Police checks came through very quickly and have already been uploaded to our Immi account. The medical was completed on 18th April but not yet submitted. I spoke to someone from the hospital today and they said the Dr will upload on Tuesday when next in. I am really hopeful that our wait won't be too long and have been reading some very encouraging posts from people saying they had their approval within weeks!
  2. Hi All, My wife and I got married recently after my Prospective Marriage Visa was approved and we moved from the UK to Sydney in December 2016. My wife is an Australian citizen and I'm in the process of applying for my Partner Visa 801 from Australia. My question is about documents and evidence. We submitted documents for the PMV online and will do the same for the Partner Visa. I kept copies of my submitted evidence for my PMV and had it all certified in the UK. Can I just use a lot of that again or do I need to get it all certified in Australia now? I know we'll need new declarations and the wedding certificate will need to be certified, but copies of my ID documents and all other documents just seems like so much work, when I could just upload what I previously submitted. I think my police check will be over 12 months very soon too, so I'm hoping they won't ask for a new one. I hope this makes sense. Thanks very much, Greg
  3. hi guys here we go again! I am currently on a 457(expires2019) as a HR Advisor. Today my occupation has been removed from the list. In February I lodged a Partner visa 820. Looking at worst case scenario as I haven't had much luck in the past, my questions is if I lose my job(currently on probation after my visa was transferred following redundancy at Xmas) would my 457 become defunct and my bridging visa linked to Partner visa kick in? My current 457 wouldn't be valid anymore as my occupation has been removed so I wouldn't be able to find another employer to transfer this visa. Anyone know how this would work? thanks all Kez
  4. waterhyacinth666

    820 partner visa

    Hi, My partner and I want to apply for a 820 partner visa (he has a PR) but we both have had partners in the past on our separate visas. He sponsored his now ex-partner when he arrived here in 2009 and again when they went through the PR process which was granted in Aug 2013. They broke up shortly after and she has since moved back to the UK. I sponsored my now ex-partner on my Temporary Resident visa which expired in Sept 2014. My ex and I split in Oct 2013 but I did not inform immigration of this split. My current partner and I have been living together since June 2014 and now want to lodge a 820 partner sponsored visa but was wondering if our past relationships will reflect badly on this application? Thanks in advance! :smile:
  5. Bethan Watson

    Work Extension Ending WHV Partner Visa

    LOSING MY MIND. Hired a migration officer. Lodged partner application a month and a bit before my 2nd WHV work place 6 month limitation ends. I love my job, and I can't imagine being without it. At the same time as lodging the partner application, I also got the lawyer to send away a Form 1445, which states in exceptional circumstances such as lodging a de facto visa I can extend. We've heard nothing. It's 2 weeks today before I can't work with my job any more...what's going on?! There was a mistake that the lawyer amended but she said it wouldn't make a difference, because she fixed it. Instead of June, I put May as my termination time. But she amended it before they sent it off. I thought they looked at them within 2 weeks, not waited until 2 weeks before the expiration of my work placement. Any one else with experience of this, could you tell me what to expect? I'm freaking out. :wacko:
  6. Hoping for advise, my husband is Australian by birth and has an Aussie passport. There doesn't seem to be a problem getting citizenship by descent for the children, he is listed as Australian on their birth certificates. Therefore the three of them could I believe go to Aussie without any problems. I however am English and have to apply for a Partner visa. Looking at the form it appears that all four of us have to pass the medical. That's the problem my son has a rare chromosome disorder(Potocki lupski syndrome), Autism and severe learning difficulties basically he'll never be independent. Given that the 3 of them could just hope on a plane without me. Do they still need to Take/pass the medical, for me to go? if no-one knows do you know who I can ask before I fork out the £2,600(Yikes!).
  7. condenast

    189 Visa with same-sex partner

    Dear All, I would like to know if anyone in this forum has ever tried to obtain a 189 Visa, or any other kind of visa, and included a same-sex partner in the application. I intend to immigrate with my partner, and I am still trying to increase my score for the 189 above the threshold, but I fear that if even if I succeed and get the score, there could be some trouble to obtain his visa as a spouse. Thank you very much.
  8. Hi all, I have a question regarding Partner Visa 309. Hope someone will be able to help me out. I am a PR holder in Australia, currently residing in Australia. However only been here for only a month. Therefore, I am still seeking employment. My wife and I are hoping to lodge her Partner visa application within this week, wanted to know if me not being employed currently would affect my wife's Partner visa processing in any way. Since it has been only a month since i got here, im sure i will be able to get a job within the next couple of weeks. However, I am also able to show a reasonable amount as savings, that I can show as proof saying I am able to support my wife for a reasonable timeframe even without a job. Pls let me know if this would be an issue or if there is a work around for this. Cheers, BMAP
  9. irishaus

    partner visa query

    My husband has criminal record but has passed character test for visitor visa (went to ministerial discrestion.) I am looking into partner visa, will he have to be reassessed in character test. We have been together 4 yrs, married for 1, have a child and he has been to aus 4 times and currently in Ireland. Thanks.
  10. seanm87

    189 Partner Declaration

    I have just submitted my EOI on skill select. One of the questions is about relationship status, I am in a relationship but it hasn't been 12 months. Shall I answer De Facto or Never been married? Also it says do I wish to include a partner on future applications does that mean the immediate application if i am invited to apply or any future partner visas when my relationship is long enough to satisfy the De Facto criteria? Thanks,
  11. Hi all I am new to this website but I am hoping to get some help. I moved to Australia from the UK in august 2011 (best thing I ever done) I was granted my temporary partner visa 820 on the 2nd September 2014 me and my partner are engaged and have a 4 month old little boy together I am an only child what options do we have to get my parents out here, I am finding it so hard bringing up there only grandchild without them here to see him grow up and of course I miss them lots. they are aged 48 they have owned businesses in the UK ( I heard there may be a possible visa for them to come over and start a business) are there any visas which will allow them to come over and work for a year to see if they like it out here. what options do we have to get them here with us? can my partner sponsor them? if anyone can please give me this information so I can pass it on to them. if its quite a complex answer can you please simplify it down a little for me lol thank you soooooo much in advanced
  12. Hello All, I am currently on a Temporary Working Visa 457 but changing it to a Partner Visa. My boyfriend is Australian, we've been together for just over 2 years & living together for a year & a half. I'm reading on the forums here that Partner Visas are taking around 13 months to be granted & my 457 Visa runs out in September. Will I be granted a bridging visa when this happens & will this happen automatically? Would my Partner Visa go through quicker if I paid for a migration agent or an Immigration lawyer? I'd like to avoid this though as we really couldn't afford it. Also can anyone tell me when I need to pay for the Visa? I've begun applying online, is it when I submit the application? Thanks in advance for any help! x
  13. Hi, I'm new here. My names Tony and I just wanted to log my progress and follow up on any other applicants' processing times. I lodged my 309 Partner Visa on 21st February 2014 online, our CO contacted us in March, all documentation was completed in May, Medical and Police checks were completed at the end of June. I always like a bit of wishful thinking and have flights booked (but can be changed) in November (81/2 months after lodging my visa). I'd love to hear about other applicants around this date. On another note, I recently emailed my case officer for confirmation of my medical checks and I obviously asked for an approximate time frame for my visa to be granted but I didn't get a reply from my case officer, instead I got a reply from a guy named Luis who informed me that if all documentaton is submitted then I should just wait. I thought I had my case officer until my visa is granted and i have purposefully only emailed her twice as to not be annoying. I'm a little annoyed that because I've been a bit more of an "easy customer" that she can't even be bothered to reply to me.
  14. Hello! Brand new to PomsinOz and hoping for some help as I begin the daunting process of applying for an 820/801 Visa. Quick facts: British national Currently on first WHV (expires 28/12/14) Unmarried but meet the 12 month de facto requirement Based in Melbourne I've had a look at a few existing Partner Visa threads (what a great community you have on here!), but am still conflicted about the best course of action. I'd really value some advice in relation to the questions below: Application - online, or hand in a paper-based in person? Police check and Health exam - in advance and submit with application, or wait for a CO to request it? Supporting evidence - can anyone give a rough idea of how many documents to provide for each sub-category? Trying to find the balance between submitting enough essential evidence to make the application watertight without superfluous documentation. I'd be very grateful for any 'do/don't include' suggestions! Registering the relationship in Victoria - worth it? Bridging Visa - I can't seem to find any clear-cut info on the immi.gov site about whether or not I will have working rights (assume I'll likely be given BVA?) and am a bit concerned as current processing time is 12-15 months. Can anyone share their experience? Thank you so much for any help you can provide! Sarah
  15. After nearly 6 years of long distance relationship splitting time between UK and Australia my Australian partner and I are planning to move to Australia and set up home together in her house in Sydney. I have just had a CO appointed for my partner visa application, submitted at beginning of June, and the one remaining item of documentation will be submitted after we get married on Wednesday! Because of the lease on her house we will not be able to get back into that until December 2015. Assuming my visa comes through towards the beginning of 2015 on the 8/9 month turnaround we are planning an activation trip in March/April allowing us to make the big move in October/November. I know that one has to be a resident of Australia for 4 years and there are limits on being out of the country in this time, but when does the eligibility period start? Is it from the first visit on the partner visa even if this is just for a holiday, or only after one enters the country declaring that one is emigrating on the arrival card? Thanks David
  16. Hi, I got Australia PR 175 in 2011 and got married in 2012 ( After almost 6 month i got married). I stayed in Australia for 10 days in 2011 and after than i never went to Australia. Now my PR has almost 2 year left and decided to move along with my wife. 1. Can i apply for Partner Visa while i am overseas and not working in australia. 2. I am married since last 2.5 years, no kids. I heard Immi requires "PR sponsor to be usually resident in Australia before sponsoring the spouse"? What is definition of resident in Australia? 3. Is it mandatory Sponsor shall be employed in Australia at the time of filing the application? 4. If i apply in this scenario what are chances of success, as partner visa almost takes 8- 12 months. Many thanks in advance for your help.
  17. Hi everyone! Thanks for reading. My British partner and I applied for our partner visa in May 2014. He is currently on a 457 visa which expiers this December 2014. He is currently employed with a stable job however we want to cover all bases of information in the event the worst case scenario were to happen. If, in the odd event he had to apply for a new job before December, do you know if that new employer would have to sponsor him? Also, if he applied for a new job once the bridging visa kicks in after Dec 14, would they too have to sponsor him? Finding it hard to find all information. Any help would be so greatly appreciated! Many thanks
  18. Hi All, I applied online for my partner visa in mid-March this year, and aside from the payment confirmation/bridging visa email received immediately after submission, I have heard absolutely nothing else. Just wondered if anyone else has recently applied and has any ideas about current processing times? Thanks for your help, Chris & Ash
  19. Denise75

    partner visa application

    I applied for onshore partner visa application, im a transgender, the department already gave me Bridging Visa A, now we did not have a 12 month cohabitation since im from the philippines and i came here in australia 3 times as visitors, 3 months every time i stay here, and my partner also visited me in the philippines every year, i was able to apply onshore because the last visa that i had has no further stay condition, i was just confuse because before the application we talked to an immigration agent and he said that we can apply for onshore visa but is more likely to be refuse because we did not reach the 12 month cohabitation. Right now the processing of my application is ongoing and i don't know how long we have the decision. My question is what are our chances of being refuse or being granted, we submitted all the document except for that 12 month cohabitation and we have an ongoing relationship for 5 years now. I hope someone can help me with this. thank you
  20. iloveaussie

    820 Partner Visa Evidence advice

    Hi Guys, I am looking to lodge my partner 820 visa in the next 10 weeks! I am currently gathering all my paper work and evidence together ready for lodgement, sadly I cannot afford an immigration agent so I would love some advice... When gathering evidence that you are in a commiting and long term relationship, what did you use and how did you put it together? I have birthday, anniversary, Christmas cards to eachother, flight itinery, hotels, family cards send to us, bills, bank statements and details.. with putting it together, how do they like it done? a collage of photos? I don't want to attach loads and loads of A4 and bore them, what counts? I have all our photos on facebook that I can make a collage from with dates? Anyone who has been approved on this visa, what worked for you? Thanks in advance
  21. Hi, thanks for reading! I am a british student on a Working Holiday Visa In Australia. I have been with my partner who is Australian and full Australian citizen for 10 months now but we have only lived together for two months and I have just found out I am pregnant two months into my Working Holiday Visa & im stuck on what to do. I am fully aware that I wont recieve any marernity pay or anything like that, and I have found online that I am able to recieve Medicare pregnancy and birth healthcare due to the Reciprocal health scheme between the Uk and Australia. I know that with my child I would be allowed to stay until its born and then I would be asked to leave as soon as a baby passport was available. I was just wondering if there is any change to what I have mentioned because the childs father is an Australian Citizen? Also if an option was to apply for a partner visa, would I be able to apply for a Partner Visa when we have only lived together for two months? As the visa states that you must live together for 12 months? Any advice/options would be appreciated
  22. leggyblondebird

    Hello from a Forum Newbie with a WHV!

    Hi all! I have been in Australia on a WHV since 27th December 2012. I love every minute of the experience and intend to keep living this dream for the rest of my life. I now have an Aussie boyfriend so I will be applying for a partner visa before the end of my second year WHV. I found getting my second year visa really easy. I spent three and a half months working on a stud farm in Upper Lansdowne, NSW. It was fantastic and I really enjoyed the experience. I am a very outdoorsy person but prior to coming to Australia I spent three years working as a PA and event planner so it was certainly a change to not be in an office! I worked long days, around 6am-11pm and did it all for free, just doing some babysitting for pocket money, but I loved it all. I was a real part of the family and even long after leaving, I still keep in good touch with the family I lived with. I had no previous experience with horses either, and I was the only farmhand and single handedly ran the place a lot! We had 30 horses, 40 organic beef cattle, lots of chickens, three cats and a dog. There were also the two children that I helped take care of around the farming for my pocket money, so it really was an incredible learning experience and I really felt like I had given a lot back to the country for the amazing experiences it continues to provide me with. I also really felt that I had earned my second year visa. It was nice to feel like I deserved it so much! So now I am temping with a local council and saving to make a life with my boyfriend. We have been seeing each other since I arrived here and officially became a couple in September 2013, so this September we can apply for the partner visa and I will be able to stay. I stayed with him and his family a lot before and during my farming, then moved in properly mid-July 2013 and have been living there and working in the area ever since. I am a little concerned about the partner visa application, but we are building up a good bundle of evidence so we shouldn’t encounter too many problems, I am hoping. I joined here for advice (both giving and receiving) and just a general feel for a community in a similar position, to talk about all the awesome aspects of this wonderful country. And to say that if you have ever tried to call IMMI…my gosh! I called four times and each time waited for half an hour before giving up. I finally got through 15 minutes into the fifth attempt. I was just trying to find the answer to a question regarding exact work limitations as the VEVO documents are so vague. Got there in the end though, and I will hold that woman to her answer! Anyway, that’s a little about my experience here. I continue to explore the place by regular long drives, walks and camping trips with my boyfriend and just keep falling further and further in love with the country. I know this is where I want to be. I look forward to meeting lots of you and finding out about all of your experiences. Hattie.
  23. Hello all, I have been in Australia for 7 months on a WHV as my partner and I collect evidence of our relationship. (We have been together for 3.5 yrs, but don't have evidence of the fact that we were living together for 2 yrs as it was in China which meant no bills together, no joint accounts, and relatively informal rental contract.) So, I plan to apply for a De Facto Spouse Visa in April or May once we have a whole bunch of documentation collected. My understanding is that once I apply for the partner visa I will automatically get a bridging visa. My questions are: 1) Does anyone know if the bridging visa includes is a 6 month working restriction, similar to the restriction for WHV? (ie only being able to work for the same employer for max 6 months) 2) Does anyone know if I am able to immediately transfer to a bridging visa once I have filed for a partner visa or if I have to wait until my WHV expires? (If there is no working restriction I would like to immediately move to bridging visa as working restriction is tough to work with -- don't want to wait, unemployed, for those extra few months.) 3) Would love to hear about people's experiences on how long the partner visa took to process. Is it much much easier if you are married? (ie do you need less documentation?) Many many thanks in advance! Ange
  24. Hi all, I'm a software engineer with an Australian PR living in Australia. I got married recently and planning to get my wife to apply for the partner visa. In the visa forms they ask about my home. Question number 41. Type of dwelling, how many bed rooms, how many people, what's the relationship of them to you, ownership etc. Currenlty I'm renting a room in a house. I rent a single room with a bathroom and a shared kitchen and lounge area. I use a side door to enter the house. Will I have to move into a separate flat to apply for the visa? Can I get my wife to apply for the visa while I'm staying at the rented room. I will definitely move to a separate place when she comes. But till then can I stay at the rented room without having any issues for the visa? Please let me know your experience applying for the visas while renting out a room. Was it successful or did it become a problem? Thanks.
  25. Hendries

    309/100 via ImmiAccount

    Hi All, I was just about to send our 309/100 partner visa and I have noticed the option my be available online via Immiaccount. Just wondering if anyone has used this to apply for the same visa? and im guessing its still ok for an offshore applictation? Many thanks in advance stephen