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  1. Hello all, can you please help me out. I am currently in Australia on the WHV. Fairly soon me and my partner want to apply for the spouse visa. Having done lots of research I’m still a little lost and need some help clearing things up. When I apply for the 801 temporary visa (spouse visa) after my working visa ends in December will I go onto the 801 or a bridging visa? Also after my WHV ends In December and the application has been sent for the spouse visa. What will be my working rights? Will I be able to apply for full time work under the spouse visa? And in that time while I am waiting am I able to leave Australia? If you have any information please help me out cheers :)
  2. 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 :-)
  3. Hey all, Was just looking for some recent timeline info for applications submitted this year. I submitted my 820/801 April 27th 2018. Front loaded with police checks included. Was asked for medical straight away and completed 1st May 2018. Heard nothing until 12th October 2018 when asked for Aus partner's UK police check which I had coincidentally applied for just in case they wanted that too so I uploaded straight away along with new evidence over the last six months (holidays, lease, bank account statements). I just wondered if anyone has had experience of how long after they ask for more info that you tend to be granted the 820? I've heard rumblings that they're currently processing a lot of WA visas just now, a few of my friends visas in WA have came through, but I'm trying to not get too excited! Any time line comparisons would be greatly appreciated! Thanks.
  4. Hi, A dear friend of mine is about to get married to an Australian man who holds another nationality too. Is there a way to find out if that man has sponsored a Partner visa for someone else in the past? Or to find out if he was himself sponsored by someone for the same visa? I know this sounds like a silly question but the dynamic of this relationship and the cultural background of the couple involved means my friend can't ask this question to the man directly without offending him. It's a silly culture but it is what it is, so it would be awesome if there is a way for my friend to make such an inquiry behind the man's back. After all, it's her life and Australian visa prospects that are on the line here. Thanks.
  5. Hi there, Obviously the immi website states that long term relationships such as my own (de facto for 3+ years at time of application submission) may be processed faster at the discretion of your CO. However I just wondered if anyone who has recently lodged their 820/801 application has actually experienced this?? In theory when my 820 goes through my 801 could go through too but I'm just wondering how likely this actually is... Cheers!
  6. TellHimHesDreamin

    820, 309 or 300

    Hi all - new to the site and first post. There are clearly a lot of knowledgable people on here and I am hoping someone can help me. I did think our situation was unique, but it looks like a lot of people have similar questions, relationships and problems in getting into Australia. Anyway, I am a UK national, but currently working in the Middle East. My gf is an Australian national and has lived there her whole life. I fly into Oz as often as work permits and we spend as much time together as we can. We have spoken and will marry as soon as we can, but also need to align work and visas...but more importantly, we are both in the final throws of getting divorced from our exes. Neither of us have really pushed for the divorces, even though we have been separated for a number of years. We have been in our relationship for about 18 months, now need to push things forward so that we can start our new lives together in Australia. My question is, what route do we go down? I will probably continue to work FIFO for a while (to save up for a house!) but at the same time, in order to make the move to Oz, I need to be able to work, and getting the right partner visa will of course allow me to do that. The whole, being in the country when applying, or when the visa is granted, against costs, and time, or whether to enter on a visit visa, get married and leave again for work...is just confusing! Any thoughts greatly appreciated.
  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. 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!!!
  9. I am currently in Australia on a 3-month tourist visa. I will be applying on-shore for an 820 Partnership Visa. I am currently trying to fill in the form to get my health checks done in advance and it is asking me what my 'usual country of residence' and 'postal address' is (this same question is posed on the 820 application form). I have no intention of going back to the UK, nor have an address there anymore. Do I put my old UK address when asked this question or rather use my current temporary Australian address where I am staying on my tourist visa? Thanks!
  10. 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
  11. Hello! I'm starting the process to apply (online) for a 820 on the back of my PMV/300. Everything seems straightforward but I was wondering, since I already provided a copy of my birth certificate when I applied for the PMV, can I send the same document instead of requesting a fresh copy? The copy of the birth certificate I sent in my PMV application is dated from Oct 2016 - so over a year old, and I wonder if it'd be considered "past its date"? In my home country a copy of the birth certificate is generally considered valid for 3 to 6 months max... The reason I ask is because requesting a birth certificate in my (European) hometown takes a lot of time - they still don't do online services so you have to send an application by snail mail, and wait for your copy of the certificate to make its way back to Aus... plus I have to get it translated on top of that. So it can easily take a month or more and I'm a bit worried about the time frame! Thank you!
  12. 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
  13. Hi all, My partner and I are in the process of applying for the 820 and have been living together on a de facto basis for 5 years. We have kept absolutely everything and we not short on evidence by any stretch. Should I be uploading every single joint bank statement for the past 5 years (as one documents)? Same for our phone bills, every month since we met? Any advice would be appreciated.
  14. Will Grayson

    MRT/AAT

    My partner visa (820/801) was refused a couple of years ago because I was overwhelmed with the process (didn't use an agent) I didn't submit enough proof that my relationship was genuine is the short version. My hearing was in march and it was 'remitted'. From what I've read that's good news. My question to you internet strangers is - what now? DIAC have requested I redo the police/medical checks and have also requested I do the Form 80, the latter I'm slightly confused as to why. I'm confident I'm close to getting my visa after nearly four years. Have any others had their appeals' remitted and how did it play out for you?
  15. Hello, A question about Bridging Visas please... My partner and I are looking at applying onshore for a Partner Visa (820) and investigating Bridging Visas. He would be entering Australia on a 3 month tourist visa. This is taken from the 'Partner Migration Booklet 1' : "Persons applying in Australia for a Partner visa may not be immediately eligible to work or study in Australia, unless their previous visa allowed them to do so. Once their previous visa ceases, Partner visa applicants with an associated Bridging visa A or Bridging visa B may be immediately eligible to work in Australia. Further information regarding bridging visas is available from the department’s website www.border.gov.au/trav/visi/visi/bridging-visas " We are concerned about the wording 'MAY BE imediately elibible'. Does this mean there's situations that he wouldn't be? We are wanting to be 100% certain that he will be able to work after his tourist visa expires and the Bridging Visa comes into effect. It just seems too good to be true? Going from having no work rights to automatically being able to work for the 2 years while awaiting a decision, is this right? Thanks, Nicole.
  16. We are in the process of applying for an 820 partner visa. On the application, there is a section that covers the '4 pillars' of a relationship. Financial, social, household and nature of commitment. Space for 2000 character letter answers. It was our understanding that we had to cover these areas in our Statutory declarations. So what is the best way to approach this? Should we focus more on the questions in the application form? Or should we focus more on the statutory declarations? Or should we fill in the same information in both? Any tips appreciated.
  17. Hi Everyone I am Currently on the prospective marriage visa 300, and I have just gotten married and will need to apply for the 820 visa. I used an agent for my prospective marriage visa and he was great, but for the 820, his fee is so expensive, and after looking at the forms all being online now it looks pretty straight forward? Is this true? What are peoples experiences going alone? Also Does anybody know If I would have to resend all the evidence of the relationship, i.e joint bills, photo's etc for this 820 visa or would what I sent for the prospective marriage visa cover it? The same with all the form 800s we had completed by family and friends stating that the relationship is genuine, would we need to do all of this again? It seems a bit silly having to send it all twice. Hope someone can help
  18. 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:
  19. Hey guys, my partner and i are 3 weeks from lodging our subclass 820/801 defactor visa. We are wondering which is the best way to lodge it, do we go and lodge at Brisbane in person? or should we do it electronically?. Anybody who has any hints or tips on this that would be awesome?,I am also a little confused as if we lodge application in person do we have to take originals or photocopies of evidence?. thanks
  20. Hey! So me and my partner richie are soon to be submitting our application for our onshore 820 visa and I am so stressed that we don't have enough evidence to support our application. I'm only turning 20 this year and Richie is 21, so i'm concerned that our age may not be in our favour either. Richie is Australian and I am British and we met in June 2013 while I was here on holiday We plan to submit the following Basic Docments: Form 47SP & 40SP - The two main documents that are required All legal documents photocopied - Passports/Birth Certificates/Two passport photos UK police check for myself, Australian police check for myself, Medical examination for myself Our Relationship Registry Certificate that was completed Jan 2015 Proof Of health insurance etc ​Statutory Declarations from - Both of Richies Parents, A Joint Friend, Our previous housemate & one of our business suppliers Additional witness statements from - My grandma & My father stating when they met richie, and why they think were genuine etc (they are in the UK so cannot complete Stat Dec) Proof that our relationship is genuine: Statements from both of us - When/how we met/ how things worked out when we were living opposite sides of the world/ our plans for the future with our business Photos of - Us in Australia(JUNE 2013) Us in england (DEC 2013) Us in Australia (APRIL 2014) and then a collection of photos of us with friends/family at social gatherings, meals, parties, on holiday etc since I have been living in Australia (since june 2014) Itemised phone bills from the months we were living in different countries showing that we remained in contact Screen shot of the 76,798 facebook messages we have sent back and forth A facebook "friendship page" which outlines all public communication we have had with each other since we were together (i.e wall posts, tagged photos, events we went to together All Travel Documents - Richie coming to england DEC 2013 when my mum was terminally ill, Me visiting australia on holiday in APRIL 2014, me moving to australia in JUNE 2014, Our joint travel documents for our holiday/flights/hotel on the gold coast 5 additional hotel invoices from other nights we have spent on weekend trips (AUS & UK) with activity invoices too - (Questacon & Madame Tussauds Copies of both of our gym memberships, joined on the same day Statements of how we equally share housework & split all liabilities - Rent, Shopping etc Financial evidence of the relationship Joint lease in both of our names for our unit in Sydney & Joint Bond Receipt Joint utilities bills in both of our names Joint Bank Account (Only from January 2015 though - we never realised it mattered) Joint Lease (along with richies parents on our new mexican cafe business) Joint ABN/TFN for our business Joint business insurance, supplier account letters Receipts etc showing joint payments on restaurant bills & groceries Please be brutal! Is there anything we are missing, or anything that could possibly make our application any stronger? We really want to get this right and just hope that we have enough! :arghh::rolleyes: Please help & Thank you in advance
  21. englishlad

    820 to 801

    Hey all, Hope everyone is well and having a good start to 2015! In a couple of months I should be getting approached to start finalizing and sending back evidence to move from the 820 temp to 801 PR and have a couple of questions as below if anyone can help? 1) Can anyone confirm what documents you are asked for/send in for this part? I've heard its generally not as much as your initial application for 820, but I can’t really find a straight list anywhere. Has anyone done this recently? 2) As it was an application onshore, for the 820 part I had to remain in the country whilst processing and until it was granted – is that the same when the 801 stage is going through? Or would I be able to leave the country as I have 820? Thanks everyone, any help much appreciated!
  22. 144millerdebrak

    820 Evidence

    I have finally finished filling out my part of the form. Anyways... I'm now concentrating on getting the evidence. we live with his parents and therefore don't have any bills in our name. We have very little out going payments except our own phone bills out of our own accounts. we don't have a shared bank account either, however he has sent me money in the past. how can we prove that we have been living together, his mom is happy for us to have a rent agreement as proof but do we need more? Thanks in advance. K
  23. Hi There, My girlfriend and child are Australian and I am looking to apply for a subclass 820 onshore visa. Can anyone share an update on how long these visa's are taking? (I understand the official processing timeframe is 13 months). My child will be 10 months old when I apply and my girlfriend would like to continue to be a stay at home mum. What are my options to apply for a bridging visa that will allow me to work while i wait for my visa to be approved? I understand that a bridging visa (enabling me to work) may be granted in the case of financial hardship, but i feel this is a catch 22 as I guess we also need to be able to prove that we can support ourselves?? If I were to ask to be able to work to support my family would this be rejected as my partner could work if she needed? Thanks, DC
  24. iloveaussie

    2nd stage 820 partner visa

    Hey can people tell me from experience what immigration will ask of me when it comes to the second stage (2 year wait) of the partner visa to show me an my partner are still together.. will it be statutory declarations, photos, bills, joint things..etc like the first application? just want to save this an keep safe now so I'm resdy not that I have even been granted first visa! thanks
  25. Just curious if anyone has lodged a 820 partner visa since January 2014 and either been granted, got a case officer or heard something since? (With all documents/checks required put in too) thanks
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