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We've just been granted our visa and my partner (not the main applicant) wants to fly out next week to kick start his job search and I'll be staying at home with the kids to start packing up.

 

He'll be flying out on a tourist visa as, as I understand it, he can only validate his visa if he does so with the main applicant and other applicants.

 

So my question is will job hunting on a tourist visa even though he has a invalidated 176 in the background (which will be validated before he starts work) be allowed or will it jeopardise our 176 visa?

 

Thanks


SS 2/5/11, 176 Visa lodged 2/5/11, CO 24/5/11, Medicals 9/6/11, Our Meds Finalised 17/6/11, Kids Meds Finalised 18/6/11 Visa Grant 20/6/11... wooooo hoooooo!!! :v_SPIN:

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We've just been granted our visa and my partner (not the main applicant) wants to fly out next week to kick start his job search and I'll be staying at home with the kids to start packing up.

 

He'll be flying out on a tourist visa as, as I understand it, he can only validate his visa if he does so with the main applicant and other applicants.

 

So my question is will job hunting on a tourist visa even though he has a invalidated 176 in the background (which will be validated before he starts work) be allowed or will it jeopardise our 176 visa?

 

Thanks

 

Has he applied for a tourist visa? Applying for a tourist visa would cancel his 176. If he already had a valid tourist visa the 176 being issued would have cancelled it.

If you've been issued your 176 just go to Australia on that! Unless you had a specific condition that the main holder has to enter first then he can go without you. It would have said on your visa and grant letter if you had that condition.


05/09/09 Mailed my 309/100 app 17/09/09 CO 05/10/09 Meds 08/10/09 PCC 09/10/09 Xray, 18/12/09 Extra Medical report recieved by CO 14/01/10 Hep B test, 09/02/10 New CO aggh 18/02/10 309, Baby visa needed now for our move in Sept 2011

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Thanks for the reply and pointing out the flaw in my logic (what a disaster... Gets a 176 visa and cancels it with a tourist visa!). Giddy as a kipper at the moment.


SS 2/5/11, 176 Visa lodged 2/5/11, CO 24/5/11, Medicals 9/6/11, Our Meds Finalised 17/6/11, Kids Meds Finalised 18/6/11 Visa Grant 20/6/11... wooooo hoooooo!!! :v_SPIN:

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Think I need a stiff drink!


SS 2/5/11, 176 Visa lodged 2/5/11, CO 24/5/11, Medicals 9/6/11, Our Meds Finalised 17/6/11, Kids Meds Finalised 18/6/11 Visa Grant 20/6/11... wooooo hoooooo!!! :v_SPIN:

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OMG hope you saw this before the tourist visa was applied for...? Is everything sorted out?

 

I wish this myth about main applicant having to validate first would go away but it is as persistent as they myth about qualifying for PR once you have lived in Australia for two years. :unsure:

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Yep saw it..... Phew! I'm sure my CO will have a good laugh when she reads my email on the same subject!

 

It's a misleading myth to be sure. Great news he can validate on his own.


SS 2/5/11, 176 Visa lodged 2/5/11, CO 24/5/11, Medicals 9/6/11, Our Meds Finalised 17/6/11, Kids Meds Finalised 18/6/11 Visa Grant 20/6/11... wooooo hoooooo!!! :v_SPIN:

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Yep saw it..... Phew! I'm sure my CO will have a good laugh when she reads my email on the same subject!

 

It's a misleading myth to be sure. Great news he can validate on his own.

Hi Chris2011, is this correct? you applied for 176 on 2nd of May and visa granted 20th of June? that was quick!

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