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bblackbeardd

Arrival in Oz after acceptance of 190

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Hi all,

First post so apologies if I'm doing it wrong.

My partner and I are trying to work out when to apply for my visa (she has a Aus passport) and part of the problem is we don't know when we want to move.

I've been weighing up the options between a skilled visa and a partner visa and would ideally like to apply and get the visa and then decide when to move. Does anyone know how flexible this is? Would I have to touch down in Oz and register within a certain time period, either for the 190 skilled visa or the 100 Partner visa?

Thanks for any help in advance.

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For either a skilled or a partner visa you have to make your first entry to Australia within 12 months of the police check or medical, which ever is earlier. However, you have five years from grant to make the actual move. 

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Thanks for the quick reply. 

If I do my medical/police check before applying for the visa, rather than when asked for it, I assume this then limits me to whatever time is left between the acceptance date of my visa and the 12 month period?

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Correct. Though partner visas are been granted so quickly at the moment people are being advised to front load medicals and police checks. Basically doing them immediately and uploading on application. It just means you need a holiday to Oz. 

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This is very helpful to know, thank you so much. Is that a trend that's likely to continue for the time being do you think? I suppose there's no real way to know.

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Impossible to say. Particularly at the moment as there is a huge review of visas being undertaken - the government have announced it want to reduce the types of visa from hundreds to less than ten. The golden rule is if you qualify for a visa now, apply now. 

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For either a skilled or a partner visa you have to make your first entry to Australia within 12 months of the police check or medical, which ever is earlier. However, you have five years from grant to make the actual move. 

This is what we did. Got our visa in Oct 2016, activated with a holiday to Oz in Aug 2017, moving in September 2018. We front loaded our medicals and PCC, but with review times dragging out, it may be worth waiting longer if you aren’t in any rush for a holiday (our visa review took 7 weeks but reading that it’s taking many months now).

Vetassess submission 31/1/2016; Vetassess positive outcome 29/4/2016
State sponsorship submission 2/5/2016; granted 3/8/2016
Visa filed 5/9/2016; CO contact 25/10/2016; Visa granted 28/10/2016
Visa activated 17/08/2017
Big move.... 5/9/ 2018 

Read about my visa journey at www.190oz.com

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59 minutes ago, ABG said:


This is what we did. Got our visa in Oct 2016, activated with a holiday to Oz in Aug 2017, moving in September 2018. We front loaded our medicals and PCC, but with review times dragging out, it may be worth waiting longer if you aren’t in any rush for a holiday (our visa review took 7 weeks but reading that it’s taking many months now).

Partner visas applied for off shore are taking less than three months start to finish. 

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Impossible to say. Particularly at the moment as there is a huge review of visas being undertaken - the government have announced it want to reduce the types of visa from hundreds to less than ten. The golden rule is if you qualify for a visa now, apply now. 

This is so useful to know, thank you. You've helped us make up our minds, started collecting photos/documents yesterday! Thanks again.

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