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heidihi2121

Onshore Partner Visa HELP PLEASE!!

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Hi Everyone,

Just looking for some advice on mine and my boyfriend's situation. I previously lived in Brisbane for 3 years 2012-2015 and during this time I met my now partner as we worked together for 2 years - we were very close friends but with other people, so nothing ever more than that. Since then I returned to the UK after leaving my partner that I'd moved over with - we were sponsored on his 457 visa. I returned back in February for a holiday to see friends etc but ended up spending the whole time with my now partner, who separated from his partner last year. We decided to just see what happened when I returned at the beginning of March, but within the week we decided it was definitely something we both wanted and discussed me moving over. I have already used my working holiday visa to get there back in 2012, whilst waiting for the 457 to be processed. He has just been over for 3 weeks to visit me, meet my family and spend some time travelling around together and I am looking at going over in September and applying for the Partner Visa onshore. I understand that we won't be able to prove a defacto relationship for over 12 months as we don't have the luxury of that time, with the tourist visa only being 3 months. So we will be going down the path of registering our relationship etc, but I just wondered if anyone else had been in the same boat and could offer any advice....???

 

There's no doubt in either of our minds that this is what we want, we have saved the money for the visa and the extra to go through an agent, but if anyone could help or let me know their own experiences that would be amazing - or even just letting me know what I can do in preparation before moving over.  Thanks in advance : )

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You mention a 457.

Csn you please clarify your partners stsrus in Aus. Citizen, PR, temp resident. Thanks.

ETA, your post is rather confusing and I can't really get my head round it atm to reply properly. 

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Ok, so what I think you are saying is that

You have already used your WHV

You lived here as a spouse on your (now) ex's 457, when the relationship ended you moved back to the UK.

You have started a new relationship with a previous friend in Australia (Aus citizen?) but it is currently a long distance relationship (with visits etc).

You want to move over to be with the new partner and apply for a partner visa but don't have the history in the relationship to satisfy the criteria (live together for 12 months etc)

Is that it?

What is your occupation?  Do you qualify for a visa in your own right?

 

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10 hours ago, heidihi2121 said:

Hi Everyone,

Just looking for some advice on mine and my boyfriend's situation. I previously lived in Brisbane for 3 years 2012-2015 and during this time I met my now partner as we worked together for 2 years - we were very close friends but with other people, so nothing ever more than that. Since then I returned to the UK after leaving my partner that I'd moved over with - we were sponsored on his 457 visa. I returned back in February for a holiday to see friends etc but ended up spending the whole time with my now partner, who separated from his partner last year. We decided to just see what happened when I returned at the beginning of March, but within the week we decided it was definitely something we both wanted and discussed me moving over. I have already used my working holiday visa to get there back in 2012, whilst waiting for the 457 to be processed. He has just been over for 3 weeks to visit me, meet my family and spend some time travelling around together and I am looking at going over in September and applying for the Partner Visa onshore. I understand that we won't be able to prove a defacto relationship for over 12 months as we don't have the luxury of that time, with the tourist visa only being 3 months. So we will be going down the path of registering our relationship etc, but I just wondered if anyone else had been in the same boat and could offer any advice....???

 

There's no doubt in either of our minds that this is what we want, we have saved the money for the visa and the extra to go through an agent, but if anyone could help or let me know their own experiences that would be amazing - or even just letting me know what I can do in preparation before moving over.  Thanks in advance : )

Only advice I'll give is that even registering your relationship you will still need plenty of evdience that you are genuinely together - going back as far as you can.

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5 hours ago, Collie said:

Ok, so what I think you are saying is that

You have already used your WHV

You lived here as a spouse on your (now) ex's 457, when the relationship ended you moved back to the UK.

You have started a new relationship with a previous friend in Australia (Aus citizen?) but it is currently a long distance relationship (with visits etc).

You want to move over to be with the new partner and apply for a partner visa but don't have the history in the relationship to satisfy the criteria (live together for 12 months etc)

Is that it?

What is your occupation?  Do you qualify for a visa in your own right?

 

Hi Collie,

Yes that's spot on, sorry to everyone if it wasn't clear! My current boyfriend is an Australian citizen and has always lived in Australia. I have looked down the 457 route but unfortunately the only relevant occupation I've had is in recruitment and I have only had 3 years, not the required 5....

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7 hours ago, snifter said:

You mention a 457.

Csn you please clarify your partners stsrus in Aus. Citizen, PR, temp resident. Thanks.

ETA, your post is rather confusing and I can't really get my head round it atm to reply properly. 

Hi Snifter,

 

sorry see Collies response, they seemed to have summed it up better then I did ☺️

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What is the situation for the 457 you were applying for/got granted? Did you notify them of the end of the relationship and the visa was cancelled for you? 

Reading Collie's summation then I'd say I agree with Nemesis. You will need to provide the other evidence they require I'd expect. Atm you are doing long distance dating and I can't see that will count towards de facto, but that is just my view.

Do you have things like a joint bank account? Separate accounts with money transfers between each others accounts for things that would be expected between a couple? Life insurance policy or wills naming the other? Any other evidence of you being a de facto couple rather than long distance dating? 

If all you really have is the registering the relationship then you need to research to see if that will be sufficient for an application. Hopefully you have taken on a reputable migration agent who can guide you, if so, take their advice first and foremost.  

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1 hour ago, heidihi2121 said:

Hi Collie,

Yes that's spot on, sorry to everyone if it wasn't clear! My current boyfriend is an Australian citizen and has always lived in Australia. I have looked down the 457 route but unfortunately the only relevant occupation I've had is in recruitment and I have only had 3 years, not the required 5....

Ok, so it sounds like this is a relatively new relationship.

I'm no expert but think you will face difficulties for a partner visa.  Could be worth spending some money with a migtration expert to work out the best strategy (if any).

Can he move to the UK for a period to establish the relationship?

 

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37 minutes ago, snifter said:

What is the situation for the 457 you were applying for/got granted? Did you notify them of the end of the relationship and the visa was cancelled for you? 

Reading Collie's summation then I'd say I agree with Nemesis. You will need to provide the other evidence they require I'd expect. Atm you are doing long distance dating and I can't see that will count towards de facto, but that is just my view.

Do you have things like a joint bank account? Separate accounts with money transfers between each others accounts for things that would be expected between a couple? Life insurance policy or wills naming the other? Any other evidence of you being a de facto couple rather than long distance dating? 

If all you really have is the registering the relationship then you need to research to see if that will be sufficient for an application. Hopefully you have taken on a reputable migration agent who can guide you, if so, take their advice first and foremost.  

When I left the country I was removed from the 457, as it was my boyfriend's and I was just o there as a partner. I still have a westpac account set up over there so will be able to create a joint one once I move and I'll be able to pay rent into his account etc. I understand this is a new relationship and it's hard to gather too much evidence, but he's unable to move to England for a long period of time, so me going over on a tourist visa is our only option at the moment....

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If you have an agent, I'd ensure you discuss it all with them.  

Personally I'd be concerned at the lack of supporting evidence. You have nothing really that I can see as its all long distance dating up to the point you move to Aus on a tourist visa, register the relationship and lodge an application. Given the amount of evidence they want I do wonder if you'll have enough to tick all their boxes. I hope so. Let your agent guide you on it all. 

 

 

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4 hours ago, snifter said:

If you have an agent, I'd ensure you discuss it all with them.  

Personally I'd be concerned at the lack of supporting evidence. You have nothing really that I can see as its all long distance dating up to the point you move to Aus on a tourist visa, register the relationship and lodge an application. Given the amount of evidence they want I do wonder if you'll have enough to tick all their boxes. I hope so. Let your agent guide you on it all. 

 

 

I have been speaking to an agent at Go Matilda and they seem to think we would be able to lodge an application, so fingers crossed. Was just making sure there wasn't anything else I could do my end before I move over. Also is there any advice on the plane ticket? I've been told that booking a one way would be fine as long as I had enough in my bank account to buy a return, is this the case?

 

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8 hours ago, heidihi2121 said:

I have been speaking to an agent at Go Matilda and they seem to think we would be able to lodge an application, so fingers crossed. Was just making sure there wasn't anything else I could do my end before I move over. Also is there any advice on the plane ticket? I've been told that booking a one way would be fine as long as I had enough in my bank account to buy a return, is this the case?

 

Go Matilda are one of the best. Make sure you do as mucvh as you can to keep in touch with your partner while apart - transfers of money between you, cards, letters, joint invites (even if one of you can't attend!), ANYTHING that shows how you keep the relationship going while you are apart. 

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17 hours ago, Nemesis said:

Go Matilda are one of the best. Make sure you do as mucvh as you can to keep in touch with your partner while apart - transfers of money between you, cards, letters, joint invites (even if one of you can't attend!), ANYTHING that shows how you keep the relationship going while you are apart. 

Thanks Nemesis. So once I'm over on my tourist visa and we lodge the application do I have to wait for the 3 months on my tourist visa to run our before the bridging visa will kick in?

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