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  1. Hi All Apologies if this thread is elsewhere. My hubby applied for the 309/100 Partner Visa on 4 December 2013. The fee was taken from our account on 5 December, but as yet we haven't had any contact or acknowledgement from the Australian High Commission in London. We had to submit in paper form because the electronic submission was unavailable due to 'maintenance'. I've read a few threads on here, and people seem to say it takes ten days. Even with Christmas it has been a lot longer than that. Should we chase them up? Cheers
  2. Hello, My apologies if this subject or similar has already been posted but I couldn't find a relevant thread in the forum. My wife joined me in Cairns in March 2013 after she was granted a Partner Visa (subclass 309), where I currently live and work. At the moment we are in the UK, visiting my ageing mother who is now 85. Both my wife and I agree that my mum is no longer capable of caring for herself effectively and that we should try and move back to the UK to take care of her, rather than her going into an old folks home. I've been in Australia since 2003, I'm now an Aussie citizen and I do feel it's where our future lies. I'm more than happy to move back to the UK for a few years to take care of mum, but I want to be able to move back to Australia afterwards without too much fuss. We don't own property in either country so logistically it's not too difficult. If we stayed in Australia, my wife's temporary partner visa would become permanent in March 2015. My question for the forum is does anyone know what could happen if we left Australia before this date and then returned several years in the future? Would my wife's temporary visa be rescinded and we would have to complete the whole partner visa process again, before she can return to Australia? Would there be a significant benefit in waiting until my wife had Australian permanent residency before returning to the UK? This would mean staying in Australia for another 15-18 months, which might be okay as far as my mum's concerned. Wishing you all a very Happy New Year and a prosperous 2014! Mart.
  3. My wife is here on a tourist visa. She doesn't have a "NO further stay" condition. Can she apply for a partner visa and remain in Australia until a decision is made on the visa application?
  4. Hi all I have been lurking for a while now, and thought I should say "Hi!". I have loved reading your stories and what you are up to in the UK or Australia. I also wanted to pick the collective brain about the statements relating to "Evidence that your relationship is genuine". I have worked most of it out by looking at this Forum, other Forums and common sense + Google, but am struggling with: Evidence that you and your partner have declared your relationship to government bodies, friends; commercial/public institutions or authorities; What sort of thing would cover this? Legal commitments that you and your partner have undertaken as a couple; For this I have given the example my partner being listed as beneficiary of my death in service entitlement. Is there anything else? I am clutching at straws with both of these! Thanks in advance VP
  5. Kashif Sheikh

    Partner Visa 820 waiting

    Hi, Guys I applied for partner visa 820/801 back in January 2012 it will be like 18 months this week and I still haven't even received 820 visa. Reason for my this thread is I wanna know if there are people who applied for same visa around that time and are still waiting like me or have they got any progress! Mine is defacto relationship and I'm from High risk countries, before you ask yes it's Pakistan. this is my first post so please be easy on me Thanks!
  6. hilz1986

    2013 timelines? partner visa.

    ​Hey... I am currently getting ready to sent the partner application after months of gathering and sorting and researching. Who has recent visa application times? 2013 uK partner visa applications. How long did it take you to get approved? Or any link to an answer would be great xx
  7. Heey Im from England and i lodged my PMV on the 10th June 2013, On the website it states that the waiting time for low risk countries is 5 months yet im reading on here its 8-9 months, is that correct? o also im from England but I lodged my visa in Bangkok as that is where i am currently living, does that slow the process down?
  8. I am an Australian citizen. My first marriage was broken and my wife was issued a partner visa. She never traveled to Australia on that visa. My current wife want to come to OZ but it's only been one year of our marriage. This page (http://www.immi.gov.au/migrants/partners/partner/309-100/eligibility-sponsor.htm) says that I will be able to sponsor her after two years of marriage. Is that right? Can I apply for her visa after one year and eight months so that It would be two years by the time visa is granted (Normally it takes 6 to 12 months to get partner visa) ?
  9. Im new to the site n was hoping somebody can help me. Basically im applyin for a partner visa (offshore)amy husband is an ausi citizen but cant prove his earnings because hes been in n out of work. I was told about the fact they mite ask for an assurance of support n then someone else said they dont do that anymore n now im like arrrgh!! Wtf!! So ppl any help would be much appreciated.
  10. Kerry85

    canada police check help please

    Hello all, i am in the process of applying for a partner visa and need a police check for canada as i lived there for over a year. I am currently in australia and have had my prints done but my question is what do i send with them? i have seen the list of info required but i cannot for the life of me find a form to fill in with my address and reason for request etc. Any help with this would be greatly appreciated! thanks
  11. It's now 6.5 months since we sent in our Partner Visa application and are dying to start booking flights, applying for jobs, looking for accommodation etc. Our CO expects us to hear in May - 8 months after applying. Does that fit with anyone else's experience? And do you think the COs know or are they just as in the dark as us??
  12. Hello all! I was born in Queensland but have been brought up in Wales for the most part of my life. My partner is British and we have a 2 year old daughter who has just been granted aussie citizenship by decent. I have always wanted to go back to land i was born oneday and after having our daughter we decided well we best do it before she gets to school age!! So the partner visa is in...lodged beginning of nov 2012 and we are now waiting!!! Tbh the only time we really think about it is when other people ask us...they ask when we going? where are you flying too? what will you do? where will you work? ....my answer I dont know!!! I am starting to think i might be mad!! We own a house here in Swansea which we are planning on letting out (not worth selling atm and we live in a student area so hoping for good rental) But we are going with just my Oh camera gear (he is a freelance photographer and runs a relatively succesfull business http://www.benwyeth.com if you want to nose and has been able to support me and our daughter...however if anyone has any info on working as a photographer in oz please share!! and also our surfboards, toys for little one and couple bags of clothes as we want to be free from posessions for a while to travel around...we'd like to buy a van on arrival so we have a roof and wheels in one! Im am beginning to feel nervous after reading through posts on this forum..about how expensive it is, etc etc.....we have little savings but are pretty good at living very frugally...i.d be more relaxed if it were just me and my partner...but with our daughter in tow i want to give her the best life possible! Any advice people can share would be greatfully recieved! How do full time mums cope with the move to oz? making friends etc...and is it even affordable? look forward to chatting and finding out more from others in similar situations :cute:
  13. Hi guys, I've got a question regarding a question on this application form: Question 55 - What is your current relationship with your sponsor? Married, de facto or engaged. Now, I am applying for a de facto partner visa and (having lived together for 18 months) should I state we are de facto from when we lived together? We are also engaged - does this 'trump' de facto? Do I tick both de facto and engaged? Cheers all for any help you can provide.
  14. I did a quick search and could not find a any post related. So hope I will get some more information here. My question is: Can I swap sponsors on a partner visa? The situation is: 1) I moved to Australia over 4 years ago, in January 2009 . I applied for a partner visa and a health waiver due a health condition I found at that time. 2) In February 2011 my visa was refused by DIAC and I applied for a review at the Migration Tribunal ( MRT ) in April 2011 3) My relationship was over just after I applied for the review on MRT. I communicate the end of my relationship to MRT and kept my bridging visa. 4) On March 2011 I met a new person and we start date, we moved together on August 2011. And he makes me the most happiest person alive since then. So, my question again is: Can I swap my old sponsor for this new one?
  15. so i applied for my 820 partner visa on the 31st October in Brisbane in person and I was wondering if anyone else had lodged their application there in person recently too? If so how was your experience? I front loaded my application so hopefully it gets dealt with quicker? Also wanted to know how long it took for your application to get acknowledged? Since my working holiday visa expires the 25th of this month, Im hoping my bridging visa will be done by then and I know it wont until the application has been ackowledged? Also, for people wanting to apply in Brisbane in person in the future, make an appointment! I didnt realise you could because it didnt say anything about it on the immigration website and when i got there i was told i was supposed to have made an appointment, but fortunatly it was pretty much empty so they could just see me straight away...
  16. Hello lovely Poms in Oz'ers! I am new to this forum but having read many other links I really hope you can help me with my sticky situation. So, I'll start from the begining. My partner is Australian, we met in London whilst he was on a working-holiday visa here for two years. We were together for 8 months until his visa was due to expire and he moved back to Australia. This was in March 2011. Since then, due to work commitments (and also because I come from a culture where I am not really allowed to just live with him until we are married) we have been in a long distance relationship. We have both flown to each others countries as well as meeting up in Dubai and Sri Lanka to ensure we maintain our relationship. We also speak every day through skype and various other means. Anyways on one of our travels, my partner (NP) proposed! I of course said yes but he still had to return to oz and myself back to London. We are now in the process of planning a wedding. The wedding will take place in London but we do not intend to live here, the plan is for me to go to Australia with him straight after the wedding. The wedding is in October this year (2013) so 9 months away but I am so stuck when it comes to what type of visa i should be applying for based on the time constraints. The fiance visa says it takes 5-10 months to process and also prior to the wedding day i have to enter australia in order to validate the visa. I feel like this is cutting it rather close! The other option is to be married here in London and then I fly to Australia as a tourist and once we are on shore I can apply for the partner visa as we will be married and I will also be living with him at that point. I am concerned about any risks in doing it this way. What would you all do/ advise in this situation? Thank you so so so much for any help, I'm so confused! H xxx
  17. Hi I just thought it would be a good idea to write myexperience on here as this site helped me so much when I was helping my partnerapply for his partner visa. My OH arrived in OZ on a Working Holiday Visa in October 2010,he was granted the second year WHV in September 2011 for his work in regional Victoria. On September 7th 2012 we submitted his OnshorePartner Visa (820/801), we were sent correspondence straight away and had toget a new police check (I’d done it wrong the first time), and they requestedhis medical which we booked in and he attended on the 14th September2012. On 28th October his WHV ceased and his bridgingvisa started – his work rights remained the same as WHV. On 26th November 2012 he was allocated a caseworker – she requested that we send a stat dec to waived the need for his son (whois not migrating) to complete a medical. We got the impression that once thiswas submitted they would be making the decision on the visa – they rang askingmy OH for it! On 7th December 2012 he was granted Partner(Temp) Visa subclass 820! Exactly 3 months from when the application was submitted! 801 will kick in in 2 years’ time! Overall the application process was lengthy, but not hard.We had plenty of evidence to support his application and I’d put in countlesshours of reading the immigration website and forums such as this. Ultimately,DIAC seem reasonably understanding and work with you to ensure all the ‘hard’evidence is there. Happy to answer any questions you fellow 820/801’s have. Jkc
  18. Hi Guys, I am in a defacto relationship and at some point in the future we may decide to go down the spouse/partner visa route. However my partner and I both agree that we don't want to complicate the situation so I am unsure what exactly the below questions are on page 2 of the EOI. Does it lead to the application being processed any differently? Also we don't have any necessary paperwork to prove the defacto at the moment. Maybe in a years time as my PR is granted and we have built up evidence it would be possible., When I applied for the 457 as well I had stated I was in a defacto but it never asked if we intended to apply together in a future application. What are your thoughts?
  19. Guest

    BVA Condition 8101 ?

    HI, I hope you guys can comfort me as I'm in my low. Here it goes. My wife has applied for spouse visa back in Jan (i'm PR). she'd come here as a student last year in July for a 1 year masters course. THere was an option to withdraw her studies having applied the spouse visa but she continued her studies and completed it. Now, as I understood once the student visa expires she'd have BVA with same work conditions as her previous student visa. Since the course is not in session, I am under the impression that she can work full time. But lo! what a shock today. DIAC has given her a briding visa A with no work conditions?? its beyond me.. how is that possible?? can someone please help me out...
  20. Hi all! We've just submitted our Partner Visa last week and Immi got back to us with a request to have my non-migrating son complete a health assessment. Can anyone give me the reasons why they need this? - I have sent an email to immi but the reply is taking a while. Background - my son is only little, his mother and I are no longer together and she has informal custody, I still support him financially and where I can. I want to have as much information as possible to help explain this to my son's mother as I don't think she will be too favourable to the idea of him undergoing this assessment. Any help is appreciated.
  21. Guest

    An odd partner visa question!

    Hi guys, This is our first post! Hopefully one of you super helpful and intelligent people can lend a hand! We want to apply for a Partner Visa (309) in February next year once we have enough evidence. However we really want to get married in June after we have lodged the application i.e. get married during the application process (or just after if the visa comes through quick!). Can we do this? We know we really should apply for a prospective marriage visa (300) but for cost reasons we want to avoid this as it works out a lot more. Any help you guys can give would be great! Thanks in advance! :notworthy:
  22. Kelloggs30

    Swapping visas??

    Hi there, I'm just after a bit of advice re the possibility of swapping visa types once one has been applied for. The situation we're in is that I'm an aussie citizen (by descent). We applied for a partner visa for my husband and 8 month old son at the end of June. Our case officer originally estimated 6 months for visa approval but yesterday has said it's more likely to be 8 - 9 months! (His reasoning is workload at the London embassy, nothing to do with our application). The problem we have is that we are both teachers. We were hoping to start applying now for jobs that would commence at the end of January 2013 which is the start of the academic year in Australia. I am aware that the job situation in teaching in Australia means that we would be very lucky to get jobs so quickly, but this thread is more of a "what if..." scenario. To be able to leave our current jobs at Christmas we would need to hand our notice in at the end of October. Has anyone ever applied for a partner visa and then swapped to a sponsor visa? This is assuming that IF my husband was offered a job to start in Jan 2013 and IF the school were able to sponsor him, would it be possible to arrange quickly enough? Aaaargh it's all so frustrating! Has anybody been in a similar situation? Our case officer is not the best at communicating with us, so I'm hoping someone can offer some advice :wacko: Thanks for reading :cute:
  23. Hi Got my medical this week. The clinic (Maidenhead) is asking for forms 26EH and 160EH. It seems these are downloaded from somewhere on immi.gov.au. Does the clinic download these directly through their portal or do I have to find my application online (it seems the portal is down at the mo) and print it out? Cheers John
  24. Hi Partner Visa application all straight forward until I hit Q81 - In which countries have you visited (for any period less than 12 months) in last 10 years? I could give them a list of countries OK, but they're asking for dates of the visits. I travel internationally with work a lot, I'm probably doing c30 trips per year, every year. Am I really expected to list the dates of every visit, for the last 10 years?! I'd love to know what you frequent travellers put in response to this question. Thanks! John
  25. Guest

    partner visa

    I have a brother who is the last remaining relative, we though of bringing him to Australia on onshore remaining relative visa. During his stay in Australia will marrying a australian void the remaining relative visa ? Cant he be sponsored by partner visa ?
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