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Old 12-06-2013, 03:38 AM
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Our lawyer/agent was guilty of malpractice. She only submitted 30 of the 200 photos we gave her and 3 of 8 stat decs we gave her. Her xcuse was "I thought I gave them enough" and "maybe I made a mistake". Despite this our new lawyer said we still should have been approved. Decision notice was full of outright lies. Apparently we have no common belief system, though we are both Christians, we have nothing in common, despite listing numerous things we do together, backed up by photos they never saw I.e. bowling sport cooking love of history, travelled to 3 different countries together and all over Malaysia and I visited him over 15 times in 2 years and the most ridiculous reason of all they believe this relationship will fail because my 2 previous relationships failed. Omg what woman hasn't had a few relationships fail before meeting the love of their life. New lawyer said it was the most out rightly racist letter he has seen in 20 years of practice. I work in law myself and I researched everything and I compiled the most meticulous application possible. Worse 2 friends we introduced who has only been together 3 months when they applied and who used same lawyer as us were approved! Soul destroying is an u derstatement. But u are right this has made us even stronger than ever and I no we will faceanyfuture challenge together.

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It's better to do the application yourself. That way you know exactly what has been submitted. Why use an immigration lawyer in the first place? I think your literacy skills are good enough to complete the forms and document any evidence to support the relationship. Better to do it yourself. I hope you have better luck with u current agent.


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Hi exploring . In hindsight I would have done first application myself. But we seriously needed the lawyer second time around. He did an absolutely brilliant job. Tore immigration to shreds in our 20 page covering letter proving them liars and racists. Consequently our interview was waived. Second visa granted in only 9 months which is amazing for an African. He's been here 3 months now and we are deliriously happy.

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Honestly, there's a reason why OZ is strict on visas.


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[Hi Jackness, What visa did you apply for? And did you have any problems ?QUOTE=Jackness;277489]Honestly, there's a reason why OZ is strict on visas.[/QUOTE]


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I totally understand why immi is strict on visas and to be honest all the scamming fake marriage one African country I won't name have made it hell for the genuine couples. I know of so many Africans met their woman once in Malaysia married them immediately or on their next visit and then applied for visas immediately. So I get it. But my beef is that they tar them all with them the same brush and are not looking at the evidence. Ie we did 22 visits to Malaysia in 3 years and we didn't even apply until well after we had been together over 2 years. They need to look a each case individually and not just say "oh here's another African marrying a white woman just to get into oz - let's deny them regardless of the evidence and even if they do meet the criteria let's make up some lies to put in their refusal letter " that's simply bullshit and is not acceptable.

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Just make sure that you don't breach your visa conditions. I have received enquiries from overstayers who cannot get a decent job or live a decent life because of a bad decision years ago to overstay. They get desperate and are unable to enjoy Australia - defeating the purpose of coming here in the first place.


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Considering I am seeking to go across the other part around the globe for him that fairly much informs you I would do anything to be with him!

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Not sure what we would do, we did find having a long distance relationship very hard work though. At times it really tested our relationship until one day we realised we needed to do more to be together in person and make our relationship better.

There's always options, always. You just have to decide which option to take and how long for. If I didn't get my visa I'm sure my husband would come to the the UK (perhaps not to my hometown he hates it but somewhere else) until we could figure out a way to try again with me coming to Australia.

Personally I don't want to uproot him to the UK, I think he'd be far more homesick there than I am in Oz from the UK. It's easy coming to an Australian lifestyle but I think it would be a lot harder to leave that and go to a UK lifestyle. Plus, who would want a UK lifestyle when you can have an Oz one!

I definitely don't think a visa decline would break down our relationship, we've been through so much with the distance we're stronger now and we'd do anything and everything we possibly could to just be together. I have suggested we just buy a boat and sail the world but he's not up for that idea lol.

It's frustrating that we have to go through all this just to be able to have a life together, and so expensive before we even start with buying a home and what not, but we've got each other, trust, commitment and communication are key to our relationship and we know that if worst case scenario happened we'd have each other.

We also have a fantastic support network of friends and family which I think definitely helps through some of the rough patches.

It's so nice to see this thread, at times you feel like your the only two people in the world and everyone and everything is against you being together and all you want to do is to be able to say I Love You in person and hug and just enjoy each other's company without Skype and Emails and such, to know others have struggled and achieved is very hopefully, but it's sad people let the visa take over their relationship.


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