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    Offshore de facto visa help

    Hi all - I'm just after some advise regarding my de facto partner visa application. My partner and I already meet all the requirements for the visa and have got everything put together with no problems. However we had originally planned to lodge our application here in Australia but our situation may now change. I have potentially been offered a job back in the UK and ideally I would like to go back home to work and earn some good money for a while whilst the visa is being processed (work is very sporadic at the moment due to my WHV status which wont change whilst the process is happening). My partner will have to remain in Australia due to work commitments so we are now thinking that I will return to the UK and lodge the application offshore. Will our separation cause any issues for my visa or is my returning home to work whilst the visa is processed an ok reason for living apart temporarily? Also what kind of declarations/ evidence may we now need to include in the apllication regarding this? Thanks in advance for your help! Bel
  2. 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...