Originally Posted by Aussie83
Why? Likely it will still be an option just people will have to be more organised and apply for it first while offshore.
not sure what you mean . An onshore partner visa can not be applied to while still offshore . The problem is that , after a visitor visa is obtained( with no NFS condition ),
the partner of the aussie citizen arrives in OZ and then decides after a short period to apply for an ONSHORE partner visa . But the partner can not apply undid after her aussie partner has been assessed as a suitable sponsor and presented police certificate or certificates . That assessment procedure might take months which would mean the onshore partner visa application could not be made as the 3 month visitor visa would have expired and the foreign would be in home country . If able to
get a longer term visitor visa which ios not easy, it could work out well. This new
law on partner sponsorship and problems it might cause have been raised on another thread on this wonderful site . Sorry for any typing errors as no time to check !