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Isabelle

820 de facto partner visa !!

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Hi all!

im new here but thought I'd ask a question I can't seem to find the answer to anywhere !!!

basically me and my fiancée are in the process of applying for a partner visa so We can live in aus . We've lived in England for the last 2 years and then Australia the year before that. He's currently in aus . Would it be better to do a pmv whilst I'm here in England ? Or as I'm going to aus next month for his birthday can I apply for the de facto visa while there ?? Also will I get a bridging visa and be able to work cos I can't stay in aus and not work!!

thanks anyone for helping I feel a bit lost tbh !

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Yes Isabelle, you can apply on shore in Australia, and complete a bridging Visa for work. I am currently doing it from the UK, 6 months in, hoping it's another 3 months to completion. I have used Go Matilda, who have been excellent.

 

Cheers MT


Partner Visa (subclass 309/subclass 100 lodged 02/04/2015, CO (VF) allocated 06/05/2015 and granted 16/12/2015. Police ACRO Check completed 24/09/2015, Medical Check completed 01/10/2015, currently completing a C100 removal from jurisdiction for my Stepson, next court date 23rd December, looking to locate to Melbourne Berwick area with my family of six in early April 2016.

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Hey thanks for the reply

I am going over on a tourist visa next month so will apply for the de facto visa then ! Wi I be granted full work rights straight away?? So I could live a normal life there and it wouldn't matter that If have to wait for the partner visa to be accepted ?? Thanks so mich

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Hey thanks for the reply

I am going over on a tourist visa next month so will apply for the de facto visa then ! Wi I be granted full work rights straight away?? So I could live a normal life there and it wouldn't matter that If have to wait for the partner visa to be accepted ?? Thanks so mich

 

Hi Isabelle, not sure to be honest, but someone will comment soon that will be able to advise 100%. Good Luck!

 

Cheers MT


Partner Visa (subclass 309/subclass 100 lodged 02/04/2015, CO (VF) allocated 06/05/2015 and granted 16/12/2015. Police ACRO Check completed 24/09/2015, Medical Check completed 01/10/2015, currently completing a C100 removal from jurisdiction for my Stepson, next court date 23rd December, looking to locate to Melbourne Berwick area with my family of six in early April 2016.

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Hey thanks for the reply

I am going over on a tourist visa next month so will apply for the de facto visa then ! Wi I be granted full work rights straight away?? So I could live a normal life there and it wouldn't matter that If have to wait for the partner visa to be accepted ?? Thanks so mich

 

Are you sure you can apply for a de facto visa from a tourist visa, I am under the impression a tourit visa is not a substanative visa!


820 applied for May 2014, visa declined March 2015, MRT remitted application back to Department March 2016, hoping to get 801 :)

 

309 applied for June 2015, CO is KP assigned 13 August, visa ready to grant 4 February, Visa scheduled for grant 7 March and Granted 7 March 2016.

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Are you sure you can apply for a de facto visa from a tourist visa, I am under the impression a tourit visa is not a substanative visa!

 

I did, as long as you don't get a "No further stay" attached to it

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Ah well thats good to know! I didnt know you could do that!


820 applied for May 2014, visa declined March 2015, MRT remitted application back to Department March 2016, hoping to get 801 :)

 

309 applied for June 2015, CO is KP assigned 13 August, visa ready to grant 4 February, Visa scheduled for grant 7 March and Granted 7 March 2016.

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Are you sure you can apply for a de facto visa from a tourist visa, I am under the impression a tourit visa is not a substanative visa!

 

I did, as long as you don't get a "No further stay" attached to it.

 

Also you only get on a bridging visa once the current visa ceases

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i dont need to do it anyways, but hey you learn something new everyday about immigration!


820 applied for May 2014, visa declined March 2015, MRT remitted application back to Department March 2016, hoping to get 801 :)

 

309 applied for June 2015, CO is KP assigned 13 August, visa ready to grant 4 February, Visa scheduled for grant 7 March and Granted 7 March 2016.

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Hey thanks for the reply

I am going over on a tourist visa next month so will apply for the de facto visa then ! Wi I be granted full work rights straight away?? So I could live a normal life there and it wouldn't matter that If have to wait for the partner visa to be accepted ?? Thanks so mich

 

If you lodge a partner visa whilst on a tourist visa you would get a bridging visa with full work rights. But the bridging visa would only kick in when the tourist visa expires, so no you would not be able to work straight away.

 

I do think you should be aware of the risk you are taking with this approach, immigration would not think it is ok to go to Australia on a tourist visa with the specific aim of lodging a partner visa. Tourist visas are for tourists. If your plan were revealed to immigration you would quite possibly be refused entry.

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Are you sure you can apply for a de facto visa from a tourist visa, I am under the impression a tourit visa is not a substanative visa!

 

Every visa except a bridging visa is deemed substantive.

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I did, as long as you don't get a "No further stay" attached to it.

 

Also you only get on a bridging visa once the current visa ceases

 

Hey :) how do you know if your visa does or does not say "no further stay" ? Thank you

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Each visa grant will list any conditions that may apply, e.g. no work, no study, must maintain health coverage, etc. depending on the visa.

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Do you qualify for a working holiday visa? I came in on that to live with my partner and then just before it expired we submitted my visa application so I had a bridging visa and could work unrestricted (I understand technically on the working holiday visa you can only work for an employer for 6 months although you can apply for an extension). My visa application took one year and 27 days and because of being British I had access to Medicare etc which is valuable.

 

We know a couple and the Wife came in on a tourist visa and she has had to leave the country every 3 months or so and cannot work even though they have applied for the partner visa so you should check whether you can work.


Arrived in Australia on a working holiday visa 10/08/13 (to live with my partner), applied for De Facto Partner Visa 820/801 and granted bridging visa 09/07/14, last documents uploaded 22/12/14, contacted 09/07/15 by immigration and asked to have my medical done, medical completed 20/07/15, uploaded 27/07/15 and temporary partner visa (820) issued 27/07/15 :smile:

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Congrats on the visa grant!

 

Ive already used up my whv unfortunately! I can do a tourist but am in oz atm and hope I won't need to!


820 applied for May 2014, visa declined March 2015, MRT remitted application back to Department March 2016, hoping to get 801 :)

 

309 applied for June 2015, CO is KP assigned 13 August, visa ready to grant 4 February, Visa scheduled for grant 7 March and Granted 7 March 2016.

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Do you qualify for a working holiday visa? I came in on that to live with my partner and then just before it expired we submitted my visa application so I had a bridging visa and could work unrestricted (I understand technically on the working holiday visa you can only work for an employer for 6 months although you can apply for an extension). My visa application took one year and 27 days and because of being British I had access to Medicare etc which is valuable.

 

We know a couple and the Wife came in on a tourist visa and she has had to leave the country every 3 months or so and cannot work even though they have applied for the partner visa so you should check whether you can work.

once the tourist visa expires she will go onto a bridging visa and then she can work.

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If you aren't currently in Australia then you can't apply for the 820 Visa... You have to be in Aus to be able to apply. You can go for the 309/100 Visa as you have to be outside Aus for this one. You can apply for another Visa on the eVisitor Visa but you may not necessarily get a Bridging visa... Good luck!

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