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Tourist visa whilst awaiting offshore PR grant

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This may be a daft question - but we are about to lodge our 176 application and have booked flights to Australia for our honeymoon in October.


I'm probably being paranoid - but is there any complication in entering the country on a tourist visa whilst awaiting a permanent visa decision?





Chris (29) & Sarah (28) - IELTS March 10. Skills Assessed April'10. SS rec'd April'11. Cat 2 176 lodged May'11, CO June'11, granted 25/07/11

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You have to be offshore at the time of decision. It is stupid as I have not heard that anyone was refused visa because of not beeing on/offshore (wherever they lodged their visa).


I think you may want to notify them of your stay or "miss" one document so they have to ask for it and therefore you know you have to return home! E.g. police check.


Good luck. 176 sounds like you get it in 1 month if it is the case of SMP.

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