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Applying for 309/100 & hoping to get our family to OZ soon!

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Old 05-31-2015, 08:51 PM
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Applying for 309/100 & hoping to get our family to OZ soon!

I am an Aussie and my husband is a UK citizen. We have an 8 month old son and have been living in the UK for one year. We have recently decided we would like to move to Australia asap. My parents have not yet met our son and we would like to leave the country in August.
We think the best route is to apply for the 309 now and then travel with my husband on a tourist visa in August- as we have noted that immigration is encouraged to allow this, especially as it is in the best interests of a child.
(Thread--Policy on tourist visa applications to visit partner in Australia - in second post------)
We understand the 'short visit' stipulation and are interested if anyone has any experience of how 'short' is 'short'?!
We have friends in New Zealand and are open to the idea of doing some travelling outside of Australia for as long as we need to- but ideally we would be in Australia as much as possible so that my parents can get to know their first grandchild.
Do we have any chance of being granted a 12 month visitor visa? is even 6 months pushing it? Do we need flights out of Australia when we arrive? Could we do three months, go to New Zealand for three, then return for another three?
Any advice or similar experience would be greatly appreciated,
as yet we have not started any applications- still weighing up our options.
Em & Tom

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Old 05-31-2015, 09:22 PM
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From what I have seen on the forum it might be best to apply for a tourist visa first and then but in the onshore application then. From what I understand the wait for the UK processing is quite long compared to other countries. If you apply for the partner visa after you enter Australia on the tourist visa I understand he will get a bridging visa which will allow him to work and enroll in medicare until they make a decision on his partner application.
We didn't go that route because we thought the DIBP would frown upon it and I thought it to be kind of unethical to enter on a tourist visa if our intention was to stay. Apparently it is quite common to do it this way and I don't think it's unethical given you have a child involved.
Hope that is of some help.
Good luck with the process. The "Ask Mark" thread is a great place to find answers too.

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