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Old 08-18-2010, 08:11 AM
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Wanderer, I've just gone back and looked at what you'd written, and yes, indeed you quoted p.a. Phew, that is a relief.... I was walking around depressed all day yesterday after I'd misread that!

Peggy Lee, that's right, we will never take our husbands for granted...a good thing is worth waiting for.

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Yikes!!! My heart went into my mouth when I read that 160,000/month as well. Thanks Wanderer for clearing that up! Presumably a fairly small proportion of that is de facto/spouse applications, as it would surely be pretty inhumane to separate people who have satisfied the criteria of the visa on the basis of a quota. Not to mention spent a not inconsequential sum of money on the application... A good way to get a bad press, I would think...


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Reading these stories have made me sad and scared, I cant bare to be away from Matt for a day. we were lost with out each other when i went home for 10 days last feb. the thoughts of having to be apart for longer scares me.

im so lost and confused about our situation and worried about not getting back into Sydney on an ETA, about having to return to Ireland where I wont get work and then not being able to afford to come back. He says he will go anywhere with me but I fear that when the time comes to choose it wont happen as he is talks with his boss about an amazing promotion..


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Reading these stories have made me sad and scared, I cant bare to be away from Matt for a day. we were lost with out each other when i went home for 10 days last feb. the thoughts of having to be apart for longer scares me.

im so lost and confused about our situation and worried about not getting back into Sydney on an ETA, about having to return to Ireland where I wont get work and then not being able to afford to come back. He says he will go anywhere with me but I fear that when the time comes to choose it wont happen as he is talks with his boss about an amazing promotion..


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Old 08-26-2010, 03:41 AM
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Yikes!!! My heart went into my mouth when I read that 160,000/month as well. Thanks Wanderer for clearing that up! Presumably a fairly small proportion of that is de facto/spouse applications, as it would surely be pretty inhumane to separate people who have satisfied the criteria of the visa on the basis of a quota. Not to mention spent a not inconsequential sum of money on the application... A good way to get a bad press, I would think...
Call it a budget allocation or quota, you'll find that there are set numbers per annum for PR visas and having a visa rejected is nought to do with that.
Visas will be rejected on there being incomplete/incorrect or fraudulent applications.





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Old 08-26-2010, 04:10 AM
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Sometimes genuine couples are rejected. That's the scary part! Think of what happened to Babybah... they had to go to the tribunal where the stupidity of the initial rejection was overturned. But what months of agonising suffering they had to endure....


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Sometimes genuine couples are rejected. That's the scary part! Think of what happened to Babybah... they had to go to the tribunal where the stupidity of the initial rejection was overturned. But what months of agonising suffering they had to endure....
I can't even go there in my head! I am thinking positively that everything is OK, will be OK..........being an Australian citizen by birth and just wanting to move back there with my husband to be with my family - never knew it would take so long and be so fraught with worry, also, never realized how 'treading water' whilst waiting for the 309 to be processed would have such a detrimental effect on my psyche.

No matter how hard I try to live a day at a time, and clear out things in readiness, I find myself grinding to a halt and days will go by without me doing anything. My husband is going through the same thing.

My family in Australia keep asking me if we'll be there for Christmas....don't know.
My husband's family here in America want to know when they can arrange a big family get together b4 we go ...don't know.
The house we rent has been sold so we have to move out of here in 4 weeks.......so a double move now.
Do we rent another place for a month, 3 months, 6 months?

Should I go to Australia now, get a job, find a place to live and hope that my husband is able to come soon?

Sorry for the rant! I think we are both a tad depressed, and I will just have to change my attitude and get on with what I can do..........right now that's easier said than done.

Anyway my thoughts are with all of us, for quick, easy transitions back to Australia


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Sometimes genuine couples are rejected. That's the scary part! Think of what happened to Babybah... they had to go to the tribunal where the stupidity of the initial rejection was overturned. But what months of agonising suffering they had to endure....
I looked up Babybah and ended up reading the entire thread, absolutely heartbreaking and really puts things into perspective, like I said I have been separated from my other half coming up on 3.5 months now( We honestly didn't think it would be this long or we would have come up with a different solution...). What I would say to everyone ( and I know it easier said than done), Don't worry about rejection until it happens. At least that is what I am trying to do..and praying that it doesn't. Hopefully we won't find ourselves in Babybah's situation ( I really really feel for them). Thankfully you say that they have their visa now...

Hoping you are doing OK Skydancer...keep the head up


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I can't even go there in my head! I am thinking positively that everything is OK, will be OK..........being an Australian citizen by birth and just wanting to move back there with my husband to be with my family - never knew it would take so long and be so fraught with worry, also, never realized how 'treading water' whilst waiting for the 309 to be processed would have such a detrimental effect on my psyche.

No matter how hard I try to live a day at a time, and clear out things in readiness, I find myself grinding to a halt and days will go by without me doing anything. My husband is going through the same thing.

My family in Australia keep asking me if we'll be there for Christmas....don't know.
My husband's family here in America want to know when they can arrange a big family get together b4 we go ...don't know.
The house we rent has been sold so we have to move out of here in 4 weeks.......so a double move now.
Do we rent another place for a month, 3 months, 6 months?

Should I go to Australia now, get a job, find a place to live and hope that my husband is able to come soon?

Sorry for the rant! I think we are both a tad depressed, and I will just have to change my attitude and get on with what I can do..........right now that's easier said than done.

Anyway my thoughts are with all of us, for quick, easy transitions back to Australia
Completely understand how you feel Chrissie, we sold the car, I moved home, packed all our stuff to ship to Oz and my other half headed out to Australia and got a job, so at least one of us would have a job when we got there...and we are still waiting 3 months later

If it is at all possible try not to separate until you know what is going on. After you get the visa, you can still head out ahead of everyone to set things up and start planning once you have your visa not before. At least then, it will be a finite time line ( if you do have to separate) as opposed to an unknown one.

All the worrying and the unknown is difficult anyway, but I think it would be easier if you at least have each other to talk to in person, hope this helps.

Good luck with everything


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Reading these stories have made me sad and scared, I cant bare to be away from Matt for a day. we were lost with out each other when i went home for 10 days last feb. the thoughts of having to be apart for longer scares me.

im so lost and confused about our situation and worried about not getting back into Sydney on an ETA, about having to return to Ireland where I wont get work and then not being able to afford to come back. He says he will go anywhere with me but I fear that when the time comes to choose it wont happen as he is talks with his boss about an amazing promotion..
Hi Silentsleeper, is there a way that you can apply for your visa now, while in Sydney, so you don't have to separate? I read somewhere that if you apply for a visa, while on a visa, that they will extend your current one, while you are waiting for a decision on your other one ( wow what a sentence!). I hope I didn't read that wrong, but if that is the case then you may not have to separate at all!

Anyway research as much as possible and see what is the best option for yourself, before going ahead with anything, possibly talk to an agent? Maybe someone in this forum can advise you about the best way to go about it.

The very best of luck to you.


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