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Old 07-04-2011, 11:22 PM
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Hello everyone.
I have some questions that i hope can be answered. Please forgive me if they seem uninformed, but i haven't really understood everything about these visas.
So the situation is, I am an Australian citizen that is married to an American citizen. We have been married 18 months, with us living together in the U.S for the duration of our marriage to date.
I understand you need to be offshore for an offshore visa, and onshore for an onshore. Are we able to apply for the visa as an onshore visa if my wife comes to Australia on a tourist visa and we send in our application? Being married we obviously just want to be together, and if she can be with me while the visa is in process that would mean an awful lot.
Can anyone shed some light on this for me?
Thank you!

Simon and Janet.
In looking further, it seems like she'd need too be here with another visa, eg. Student visa to be able to stay right?