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sanjiv posted a topic in Visa ChatHi Everyone, I am a long time reader (used to read a lot here back in 2009/2010 when I lodged my application) and first time poster seeking advice for partner provisional visa (309). On a brief Introduction about me: I am an Australian Permanent resident of Indian origin living here for close to five years waiting to attend citizenship ceremony to become an Australian citizen formally. Now I am have a situation where I am going to get married (It is an arranged marriage) most likely in coming February or March 2015'. so far I haven't met my partner in person and have been only talking through skype and over the phone and chat and etc and etc and etc. In regards to applying for visa- when I was going through the Australian immigration website it says "you can apply if you intend to marry your partner before a decision on your visa is made", just wondering does this make my partner eligible to apply for partner provisional (309) visa even before getting married or is there anything that i am missing? Please let us know Anyone else in the same situation or can advise or has any to share. Thanks in advance. Sanjiv
We are applying for partner visa offshore application (Subclass 309). I (husband/spouse/sponsor) am an Australian Citizen (Indian nationality) living in Sydney,Australia. My wife (applicant) holds Indian passport but residing in USA on H1 Visa (Work Visa). We met in India on Feb 2014 and we got married on Mar 2014 (in India), in about a month from the time we met. (Both of us was visiting our family in India on holidays) our marriage was an arranged marriage, arranged by both of our parents, family and friends. When we met we liked each other and said yes (I know this sounds a little weird). We have Marriage certificate and the photos of marriage and reception, wedding cards, viber chat history, the few sms's that we sent to each other over Cell network. Wife is currently in USA Now I am little concerned whether the immigration people will consider this as a genuine case or not. (given the relationship time period)? And about the income - I am on very low income around $15500 for the last 2 tax assessment years, (never been on welfare). And the previous to these assessment years the income was around $37,000 - $38,000/yr. I am working at the present time with a yearly salary of around $32,070/yr (before tax). And also have a savings account of around $30k (have been saving up in the past) with proper bank statements. I was wondering if financial support is of any issue for the DIAC to approve? (I read somewhere about income and it was written around $25k/yr as a threshold, so was unsure if there would be any issue with my application. Your suggestions/comments are appreciated...) Processing time frame - I have checked with Australian High commission in USA and they said the processing time for Partner visa is around 8-12 months. Has anyone applied recently and I would be very glad if you are happy to share your experience. What is the best way to apply via online/Post? Any recommendations/suggestions are very much appreciated on this case.... Thanks for reading and will look forward to hear from you...