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Brit girlfriend turned back at border

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Relayed this story within another thread but as it's quite pertinent to those thinking of travelling to Aus as a tourist, with intention of submitting an 820 onshore:

Heard at work today that a woman was turned back at Melbourne airport today as she tried to enter on a tourist visa but they checked her details and found out she was in fact intending to apply for an 820 onshore, she was turned back at the border and is currently flying back to the UK, with a 3 year ban. Her partner (the Aussie) crossed the border and now he's in Victoria and she's gonna be in the UK and they now face one helliva dilemma.  Had they applied for the 309, they could've entered legally within a few months. 

Just food for thought. 

 

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309/100 lodged 03.02.2017 - Meds/UK Police requested 10.02.17 - AFP requested 04.03.2017 - Health Clearance 05.04.17 - AFP uploaded 26.04.17 - 100 Granted 02.05.2017 - arrived Melbourne 16.06.2017 and now living our dream  🇦🇺 

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I think there's always the risk - we don't often hear of the people that get turned back entering the country in this way.

 


I just want PIO to be a happy place where people are nice to each other and unicorns poop rainbows

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11 minutes ago, ali said:

I think there's always the risk - we don't often hear of the people that get turned back entering the country in this way.

 

The risk is always there alright, and you're right, you rarely hear stories and that's why I thought I should share it. 

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309/100 lodged 03.02.2017 - Meds/UK Police requested 10.02.17 - AFP requested 04.03.2017 - Health Clearance 05.04.17 - AFP uploaded 26.04.17 - 100 Granted 02.05.2017 - arrived Melbourne 16.06.2017 and now living our dream  🇦🇺 

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Silly girl! If she’d have come on here and told us what she intended we would all have told her that she was playing a very risky game. Really silly given the very short turn around times for partner visas through London now.

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40 minutes ago, Quoll said:

Silly girl! If she’d have come on here and told us what she intended we would all have told her that she was playing a very risky game. Really silly given the very short turn around times for partner visas through London now.

Its all gone a bit quiet on the London visa grant front!  Nearly 4 months and waiting.


309/100 application submitted 19th Mar 2018, Police certificates added 22nd Mar 2018, E-medical uploaded 29th Mar

Kids Citizenship by descent submitted 9th Mar 2018, Granted 5th Apr 2018

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1 hour ago, Quoll said:

Silly girl! If she’d have come on here and told us what she intended we would all have told her that she was playing a very risky game. Really silly given the very short turn around times for partner visas through London now.

Might still not have taken any notice Quoll

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I just want PIO to be a happy place where people are nice to each other and unicorns poop rainbows

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Posted (edited)

 

Posted a query but just read the answer from another thread.  Hence, deleted query.  Thanks.

Edited by Sheena
Got the answer from other threads!

CPV 143 lodged 28 feb 2018....long, long wait....

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2 hours ago, ali said:

Might still not have taken any notice Quoll

No, probably wouldn’t but you can but try.

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3 hours ago, Jon the Hat said:

Its all gone a bit quiet on the London visa grant front!  Nearly 4 months and waiting.

That’s a shame, they were going great guns there for a while.

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Thanks for sharing. It's true you hear people say it's a risk, but people actually being refused at the border, not so much. I remember reading (not here) about that visitor/820 visa gamble and it was presented as a viable option; this was after I had submitted my own 300 and I remember thinking damn, I wish I had known... Now I'm happy I didn't 😨

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20 hours ago, Quoll said:

Silly girl! If she’d have come on here and told us what she intended we would all have told her that she was playing a very risky game. Really silly given the very short turn around times for partner visas through London now.

That's pretty much what I said verbatim to my colleague!!


309/100 lodged 03.02.2017 - Meds/UK Police requested 10.02.17 - AFP requested 04.03.2017 - Health Clearance 05.04.17 - AFP uploaded 26.04.17 - 100 Granted 02.05.2017 - arrived Melbourne 16.06.2017 and now living our dream  🇦🇺 

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