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  1. I thought that I would start a thread for the few crazy people who submit for Onshore Partner visas this month. Submitted: 18 May (Online) Relationship: Defacto Police Clearance: Front loaded Medicals: Will attend next week Current status: Awaiting Case Officer
  2. GoogoobarabajagalInStraya

    Partner visa 820 granted!

    Just wanted to say thank you to everyone who has shared advice and experiences in the short time I've been posting on the forum. So pleased to say that my temporary 820 partner visa application was granted, on the 29/05/2018 (My Birthday!) 5 months after I applied on 17/12/2017. For those who are applying for the same or similar visas, I had a medical April 17th and was not asked to an interview. I would be happy to answer any questions about documents uploaded, forms submitted etc. It's a massive weight off our minds so thank you to the PomsinOz community!
  3. Sheila2018

    Applying for RRV onshore on visit

    Hi, Just wondering if anyone can help with some advice about RRV. Our situation at the moment is we we're granted a one year RRV last year which runs out March 2018, and even though we have had a year to get sorted due to circumstances we need more time. Son is going before RRV expires and staying with family. We were thinking of going for a few weeks before RRV expires and applying for another RRV onshore. My question is: How long dose an onshore RRV take to be granted? (assuming it does), I did find something saying it was about a week but I can't find where I got this number from again. Will applying onshore make a difference if we are only there for a few weeks or will they see it as an offshore application? Thanks in advance
  4. 5Whys

    Onshore Visas

    Hi - I am new to the site but I have been going through the posts in general and one thing I’ve noticed is that there is some people who get a little annoyed if someone is applying for a visa onshore. Is there a reason why? This annoyance seems to be aimed more towards the parent visas. It just seems strange that people get annoyed when there is the option to apply onshore. Thoughts. Cheers - 5
  5. 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
  6. Hello, I applied for a Partner Visa 820 with all the required documentation in Melbourne over four weeks ago. I have not heard anything yet from Immigration, does anyone know roughly how long it takes to get a case officer and decision time? Perhaps I am expecting things to happen to quick, but having paid all that money I need to start working pretty soon. Thanks for any help you can give!
  7. 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
  8. Thought I'd start a post to see whereabouts people were in applications, keep track of any updates, and of course vent any frustrations! Hopefully there are a few of us on this forum and it would be interesting to hear how people are getting on. I applied 22nd jan, online. No correspondence yet, so have been uploading more evidence and info that we didn't have at the time of application, e.g superannuation beneficiary, and soon joint private health care. Has anyone has contact with DIBP yet?
  9. 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
  10. Guest

    Child visa

    Good morning everyone! so we have our perm 175 visa but we need to get a child visa for our little boy. We received an email update the other day with the prices from 1st September :arghh: so we thought we will go to oz with our little boy on a tourist visa and pay the extra to apply for his visa onshore. just called London to ask if this would be ok and they said we could get stopped at the border and questioned why we don't have a perm visa for the baby. has anyone else taken this route? She didn't say we would be refused entry just we may be asked the question. we will find it really hard to pay for his visa, flights and relocating in a matter of months from each other. having lived in oz for a yr previously we are confident we could go over get settled then apply for his visa before his tourist one expires. any advice would be great thanks
  11. 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...
  12. Hey guys! Thanks for all your help with my visa issues up to this point. My British boyfriend and I recently logged a de facto visa and your help was so appreciated. i need to be back in Australia in early feb to start back at uni and our partner visa isn't due to be finalized until early June. My partner is going to come with me on a tourist visa. since feb- June is 5 months it would be ideal for us to apply for the 676 tourist visa that allows stays up to 6 months. however- I've read people have been declined on this visa because of 'recent time spent onshore'.. he has been to Australia on a tourist visa in early 2011 and on a working holiday visa in late 2011- feb 2012... So it has been almost a year since he was last onshore. does anyone know if this will count as recent time onshore? Has anyone had a tourist visa 676 6 month granted with more recent time onshore? if its going to be risky we will just apply for the tourist visa eta which is automatic for Brits! (Right?) thanks in advance
  13. Ok straight out of the hourse's mouth... Just got off the phone with DIAC to clear some doubts; thought might be useful to some there as well. Some of you might have already know this but for the benifit of others; 1. After a GSM application (i.e. 485, 885, 886) is lodged, do I need to apply for a Bridging VISA B to leave the country? A: No. You can leave the country without having to apply a Bridging VISA B however you need the Bridging visa B to RE-ENTER Australia. You can apply for this at an Australian Counsulate overseas, but the risk is that if its not granted for any reason, then you cannot re-enter the country; So its advisable to apply for a Bridging VISA B BEFORE you leave for overseas. 2. How long is Bridging VISA B valid? A: The Bridging VISA B is usually valid for 3 months and you need to return to the country before the expiry date, else it will be invalid, and you will need to apply for another bridging visa at an Australian counsulate overseas (subject to approval). 3. What are the 'acceptable reasons' for applying for Bridging VISA B? A: Visiting family, family wedding, sick relatives etc.. 4. Will my GSP application be put on 'hold' or be stopped processing during my time outside of the country? A: No. The VISA will still be processed according to the Ministerial Direction as set out. However the VISA cannot be granted if the applicant is overseas. If you are on Bridging VISA B, a pre-grant letter will be sent out and you will need to return to the country to get approval. If you need to go out of the country for more than 3 months (i.e. job oppourtunity..) and Bridging VISA B has expired, you can apply for a tourist VISA to enter the country and get your PR validated. Hope it helps....
  14. Jeffster

    Attention Onshore Nurses (in VIC)

    Received this today: "Please find this information forwarded to you on behalf of the Western Suburbs Legal Service Inc. There is expected a large group of approximately 200 (hopefully) international students who have completed a Bachelor of Nursing degree protesting on the steps of Parliament House on Wednesday, 11 August 2010 at approximately 1pm. The reason they are protesting is because the new Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia has introduced new requirements as of 1 July 2010 which require all students who have not completed their secondary schooling in English to sit an IELTS test and achieve minimum 7.0 in all components, in one sitting, prior to registration. Students were not given notification of this requirement in advance or prior to completion of their degrees. Students completed around the time this new requirement was introduced. Visas expire approx 30 August 2010. Disastrous situation for the students as their only option at this stage, if they want to register, is to go on a tourist visa (no work rights) and prepare for the test and sit it. Or, potentially go on another student visa. This change is Australia wide and will affect international students studying nursing in each state.
  15. stokenewington

    last remaing relative

    Hello I submitted an on shore last remaing relative visa mid january 2010. Just last month( april 2012) I was assigned a queue number. I just checked DIAC website and it says for those who have been assigned a queue number since jan 2012 , it could take upto 12 years from the date the queue number was assigned. I am gutted. Has anybody have had expereicens with htis visa recently. In the past ( before) 2009 it took on average 8 months for off shore and upto 2 years for onshore. What are my other options? my father is Australian citizen, mum PR, sister( my only sibling) australian and her husband and kids are australian too, Also my father has been on a extended 7 month holiday and has just got back. he is normally resident here. will this have any implications? Thanks
  16. Hey guys... Ive just lodgd my application for my defacto PR visa... how long has it taken for you to receive your visa... the only peope I know here in Australia it has taken them 3-4 weeks.... please advice Kind Regards Tony xoxo
  17. Guest

    8 months and still counting :/

    hi alll , i have not been on this forum for a very very long time now as i had filled out paid for and submitted my defacto visa (820) just over 8 months ago now ( about 8 months and 1 week to me exact) but im still waiting :confused::confused::confused::confused::confused: i was told it would be 6-8 months and we applied onshore but should it be any longer ? ive had no contact what so ever, i keep checking my status online and it says im on a bridging still anyone currently waiting and for how long ? i lodged my about the 28th of June 2011 and is there a number i can ring to find out whats happening ? unfortunately my partner misplaced my receipt letter they gave us( we handed it in in person ) so right now i cant get my medicare card ( thanks ed lol) but im hoping i dont immediately need that to find out the progress........ ANY help or input would be much appreciated thanks :yes:
  18. Hi everybody! Could someone please help me with this one: I am an Australian citizen, currently in Europe - I've married an Austrian(not Australian girl, after few years of knowing her. I need to go back to Oz. And we would like to stay together. We heard for that 'Onshore Subclass 820' solution (or is it a 'solution'?), but we don't know how it actually works. Does it work at all? Could she enter Australia with me, then we apply for that Subclass 820, and wait for the decision while we are both in Australia? She could stay in Australia for three months with her Austrian passport/tourist visa, and decision about the Subclass 820 takes much longer! What to do? How to do it? Please help. Desperately in love, and desperately wanting to stay together.
  19. Hi everyone! Hope someone can help me with my confusions..Really glad to have some replies which can help me out .. I am a student visa holder in Melbourne vic currently finished my diploma but still got student visa ..it will be expiring on september 2012 ,,10 more months.it happened because i originally came to australia to do a bachelor's degree but i end up doing a 2 year diploma.ANy how Im still a lawful student currently continuing with another diploma paying full time tuition fee due to the conditions of holding a student visa I recently got married legally in australia n applied for temporary spouse visa in end of october.and i ve got a email from immigration saying that they have started considereing my application as a valid application for a temporary spouse visa n it said the process generally takes 9 to12 months to process. My question is there a possiblility I can cancel my student visa till i get my spouse visa approved ? rather than waiting on my current student visa which i have to pay full time tuition fee? So that I can save some money..n do not have to study. I know it is possible for me to get a bridging visa if i cancel student visa but im not aware which bridging visa would it be..(that is my concern i still want to work while im here) Can some one please help me with these matters . Truly appreciate your time . Thanks
  20. Hi all, Since most of the category 5 thread people seems to be just outright going through denial process, I am making another thread. Please let me know if you are an onshore category 5 - 886 and 885. I have been told by the immigration officer today that some onshore cat 5 has received letters and in some cases, C.O. I asked this because website of MARA Agent JAMES KYU SANG HWANG has updates saying on Sept 9th and Oct 19th that their 886 applicants received permanent residency. http://www.hojoo.com/imin/ I have just called, and they couldn't diverge too much but has indicated that these onshore applicants waited well over 2 years. (I am about to hit 2 years mark too) So if you are onshore category 5, for 886/885 - please let me know who you are, and go check your application status. I know I will be checking more often from now on. Thanks, Kevin
  21. Hi guys last week i handed my app in to the brisbane office i was just wondering how long it takes. Also im on a WHV and expires in dec then what do i do ?? Thanks in adv
  22. can not sleep at night, burning question :arghh: my wife has a 8503 on their visa circumstance, we can still apply for the spouse visa? :confused: Or we must first apply for the cancellation of this circumstance? :confused: Thank you in advance for any replies :hug:
  23. Hello to all, sorry I'm new here and to be completed this time our spouse visa onshore 820. For this I must say that I am by birth Australian citizen and my wife is German citizen. What confuses me a bit is I need a passport to sponsor my wife? :confused: Although I have never left Australia, not even for holidays. :yes: And it also does not want to do. Can someone help me please, I need to apply for a passport or other documents as enough from the birth certificate, driver's license, etc.? Thank You :hug:
  24. Hello Everybody I am sure that this topic has been covered somewhere in a thread, however i have had a look and cannot see anything so here goes... I have recently arrived in Sydney on a WHV to live with my partner of two years. We met in the UK and the main purpose of me coming over is to be with her. I chose the WHV as it was the quickest and easiest way to get out here. I would now like to start the ball rolling with the application for a partner visa. Can anybody help with the following questions? - Is it likely that if i apply soon, the visa will be granted before my WHV (Year One) expires. Or, would you recommend that i complete the 3 months agricultural work just in case it isnt approved in time? - What documents are needed as supporting evidence. Doea anybody have a checklist of what has worked for them? Any advice would be much appreciated :biggrin:
  25. Hello everyone, I hope I can get some help and clear up lots of conflicting information! And I'll probably bore you all to death with my story but here goes..... I met my OH (Aussie) July 2010 in the UK, our relationship became official in August 2011, he flew back to Oz October 2010 and he asked me to join him there in Dec 2010 (so we spent 2 months apart but in contact etc). As we had only just started the relationship I decided to go on a WHV for 12 months to see if I liked Oz etc and to also do some travelling (so far we have travelled most of NSW and a little bit of QLD) We live together and have done so since I arrived in Australia - BUT at his parents house, we pay weekly board, cook, clean etc and we have a joint bank acct and our own bank accts and have our bills addressed to where we live. We both work (both casual jobs) We have also registered our relationship recently with the NSW births, deaths, marraiges & we are both next of kin on our super funds (So i think we can provide some good evidence!!) Now my questions are: Would me having a WHV cause a problem in applying for the partner visa? I don't feel I've broken my visa terms because I have done some travelling and I am working (my partner is a rugby league player so he gets offers of contract from all over the world so we weren't sure we'd be staying in Aus anyway) I am worried they will think I have come out here with the intention of staying, but we have only decided to stay recently because my OH has been offered another rugby league contract here Second when do I put my application in because an agent from the Immi Info Line told me to submit my application via post, not person, a few weeks before my WHV runs out, someone else at the Immi Info Line has told me to go into my nearest office on the day my WHV runs out and apply then... so confused!! Thirdly do I have to apply for a bridging visa at the same time I put my application in, if so do I fill out a form? Costs involved? Or do I leave it and Immi sort one out automatically? Or do I do nothing at all? And finally do I need to get an Australian police check or just the UK one, I will have lived in Aus on my WHV for 12 months in December 2011 so I was unsure if I still need to get one. I am planning on front loading my application too as we have saved up for the medical costs and the visa costs already Just also on another note, me and my OH are planning on a 4-6 week trip back to the UK to visit my family in October 2011 (I won't be able to afford to visit them next year and have my sisters wedding in the UK in 2013 to save up for) and to also visit a few European countries whilst we have the chance. Will this affect the 12 month living arrangement requirement and cause any upsets with my application? Sorry for the essay and all the questions, I am just so confused and worried that I am going about it all the wrong way. I want to make sure I've done everything correctly!! Thanks everyone, any advice will help me massively!!! :chatterbox::confused:
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