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Partner Visa- best to start as a visitor and apply onshore?

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Hi allllll,

I am an Australian citizen and have married my wife overseas with the hope that one day we can live here together. My wife hasn't even been to Australia.

 

After reading countless pages over the internet I came to know that some applicants move to Australia as visitor and apply onshore to later get a bridging visa that helps the couple stay together while the long processing time for the partner visa passes by. The other alternative of applying offshore is difficult as we cannot live together. I was wondering if this method of applying onshore while you she is a visitor actually works or there are hidden obstacles.

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11 minutes ago, similitude said:

this method of applying onshore while you she is a visitor actually works

Yes, it actually works ... you should take some professional advice to ensure you properly understand the process. Even if married, you will still need to evidence the genuineness of your relationship.

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On 22/04/2021 at 16:01, similitude said:

Hi allllll,

I am an Australian citizen and have married my wife overseas with the hope that one day we can live here together. My wife hasn't even been to Australia.

 

After reading countless pages over the internet I came to know that some applicants move to Australia as visitor and apply onshore to later get a bridging visa that helps the couple stay together while the long processing time for the partner visa passes by. The other alternative of applying offshore is difficult as we cannot live together. I was wondering if this method of applying onshore while you she is a visitor actually works or there are hidden obstacles.

 

It is definitely possible, however each case is different.

In our case, it was better to stay overseas so my wife could work and we could go through IVF in our location. We actually had our VISA granted far earlier than expected, which is great. However due to COVID we haven't been able to get a flight to Australia till June/July. Our April and May flights were cancelled and far too expensive to rebook close to the date.


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