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9 hours ago, Graham Fletcher said:

My significant other is a non-resident and only comes over on Tourist visas. She stays for two or three months then goes home for a month or two. The three year visa allows her as many visits as she wants. It's not how it's supposed to work but it cost about $300 including the medical rather than $7000+ for the partner visa!

I plan to retire in a few years and move to her home country so it makes no sense paying out thousands when you don't have to - she has no intention of working here so it's simple. And a Tourist visa takes weeks to obtain rather than months or years!

Could the visa attract a no further stay clause if you're not ready to retire and your other half still needs to travel to see you?


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

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13 hours ago, ali said:

Could the visa attract a no further stay clause if you're not ready to retire and your other half still needs to travel to see you?

It does but after initially getting 1 year visas she now has a 3 year visa (one year wasted thanks to Covid) though each stay is limited to 3 months. The application process was a bit more difficult for the 3 year, she had to have a medical, but otherwise it is very simple. She has been traveling to Australia on them since 2014.

Fortunately we are a bit older so we don't get hung up on periods of being apart for a month or two. Unfortunately the closing of the borders has kept us apart for about a year now - that has been a bit tougher - but it is an anomaly so we carry on

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