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jinxbrand

Working overseas while on 820/801 visa

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Hi all,

I came to Australia a year ago to marry my boyfriend. We got married in June 2016 and filed for the partner visa the month after. We've been together since 2012 and have known each other since 2006. I'm American but came from an overseas location as I was working in Asia when we got engaged (during a holiday together)

I spent Uni studying foreign languages and teaching, and an opportunity has come up for me to teach overseas again. Which I would love to do since I don't have the right certifications to teach in Australia (or the money to get the certifications.)

I've currently only been able to hold a 6 month job here in Australia as my longest and more temp work, all in customer service which is quite discouraging for an aspiring teacher.

I'm currently on my bridging A visa and it states I have to be in Australia when the 820/801 visa is granted, I understand that part. Am I able to work overseas after it is granted? The agent/migration service I spoke to on the phone stated if I needed to leave I could go on a Bridging B visa and just come back after 3 months, apply for another bridging B and go back. As you all may guess, that would add up quickly. They said my Visa decision for the 820/801 can be anytime from now until December.

I CAN postpone me leaving for the job but I need to know I can leave on the 820/801 visa (with the possibility of only visiting once a year) As this job position is in a University, I have a possibility of getting tenure and working permanently for this company. 

 

At this point, would it be better to go through the visa process or withdraw it and request a refund? (Would the refund even be granted?? 7000 is a lot to lose!) Every time we call we have to be on hold for a few hours and we never get all our questions answered, most answers are left at "I dunno, maybe it's okay" 

Thanks all

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I wanted to include that my husband would be joining me overseas. He's currently finishing his degree with school and just intending on joining me a few months after I get there.

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Hi again all!

I was pointed to a migration statement. The answer is as below; this thread can be closed, thanks!

 

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you must also be in Australia when the temporary Partner visa (subclass 820) is granted. If you are granted a temporary Partner visa, you will:
• have permission to travel to and from Australia until a decision is made on your permanent visa application; and
• be able to work in Australia

For the grant of the permanent Partner visa (subclass 100 or 801), you can be either in or outside Australia. This is the case whether you lodged your original application in or outside Australia. In most cases, permanent residence cannot be granted less than 2 years from when you lodge your application. You may, however, be granted a permanent visa without having to fulfil the usual two-year waiting period if:
• at the time you apply, you have been in a partner relationship with your partner for 3 years or more, or 2 years or more if you and your partner have a dependent child of your relationship

 

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