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Old 05-17-2010, 04:50 PM
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My wife is an Australian, I am UK. We currently live together in a house we purchased in the UK. We have been married a few months but together for several years.

Our long term goal (say within the next 2 years) is to move to Australia and for me to apply for a visa based on our marriage to live there, become PR then a citizen.

So my question is whether there is anything I/we can be doing now? I know that my two years residency counts from when the visa is granted but how long after the visa is granted would I have to move to Australia? For example could I get a visa granted from the UK in June one year then move to Australia in December of the same year and would that 6 months (in the UK) count towards the two years?

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Hi

My wife is an Australian, I am UK. We currently live together in a house we purchased in the UK. We have been married a few months but together for several years.

Our long term goal (say within the next 2 years) is to move to Australia and for me to apply for a visa based on our marriage to live there, become PR then a citizen.

So my question is whether there is anything I/we can be doing now? I know that my two years residency counts from when the visa is granted but how long after the visa is granted would I have to move to Australia? For example could I get a visa granted from the UK in June one year then move to Australia in December of the same year and would that 6 months (in the UK) count towards the two years?

Thanks
When you are granted a visa, be it skilled or partner visa you are given a " must enter by date " and in the case of a partner visa it will also likely say " but not before the missus in your case " and that date will usually be set by the 12 months validity of your medical examination/PCCs, whichever being sooner.
So that's a good reason not to frontload your medicals/PCCs if you want maximum flexibility but wait until a CO requests them and that way they could just be a month or so before grant date and not six months before.

And re the two years, if you're referring to time from TR to PR, yes the clock starts ticking from when you're granted TR.


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great, thanks.


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