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Old 04-10-2013, 09:46 PM
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Red face Decision made, panic setting in ;)

Hi all,

Now that we've made the decision of applying for a partner migration visa (I'm Austrian, he's Australian, we live in the UK) I'm starting to panic!

Not about the move (well, not yet) but the the whole process of applying for a visa. Complicated much?

Well it looks like this forum is the perfect source of information and I can't wait to get stuck in!

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Old 04-10-2013, 11:24 PM
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Hi First starting point is the australian immigration site to determine what visa to apply for; probably 309 or 300, you will need forms 47sp and 40sp
The cost is $2,680 plus medicals and other expenses
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Old 04-11-2013, 07:11 AM
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Hi Aussieboy07,

Yeah, I've painstakingly collected all the info from the Immi website & am currently working through it. Some things though are just not clear enough from the official documentation - which I'm hoping this forum is going to help with


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Old 04-12-2013, 01:20 PM
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Hi,

We have just submitted my husbands partner visa app in London. I'm off to Oz next week and he will have to wait behind Apparently the queue is 8-9mths long! Good luck with your app - perhaps we can swap stories!!


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Old 04-12-2013, 01:27 PM
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Yeah, I've read about the 8-9 months wait. We're basically working backwards from when we'd like to move to when we have to lodge the application (i.e. to get an initial entry date within our preferred moving months, 12 months from my police clearance certificates).

Still it's all speculation and that uncertainty makes me slightly nervous... For now I'm aiming to compile an application that is as complete/perfect as possible. We've given ourselves a few months to do that, so we'll see.

I'm lucky in that my partner will stay with me in London until I'm (hopefully) granted the visa.

Good luck with your application!


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Old 04-15-2013, 10:08 AM
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Hi guys!

My partner is Swiss and we are looking at applying January 2014. I want to make sure i have everything in order so we have the best chance at being granted the 309 visa.

Where are you guys up to? What proof do you guys have? When do you plan on applying?

It will be nice to have people that understand what we are going through and are even able to help us!

Good luck!
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Old 04-15-2013, 10:20 AM
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Hi Rhiannon,

We are looking at requesting the police clearance certificates at the end of October/beginning of November and then apply as soon as we have them in our hands (I need an Austrian & UK one). So that would probably be at some point November/December this year.

So far I've collected a lot of photos that show the two of us (travelling, with friends & family etc), receipts from travels, correspondence addressed to the both of us, rental agreement, bills etc.
We are also thinking of opening a joint bank account for rent & bills to show even more of a financial commitment (at the moment we split bills).

We are also starting to think of who to ask for their statutory declarations...

So much to think about!

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Old 04-15-2013, 10:24 AM
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Great! we're applying around the same time
We can be Visa buddies or something haha.

If i were you two i would open an account together just to be safe (from what i read its recommended)
How long have you two lived together?

It's all so overwhelming!


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Old 04-15-2013, 10:32 AM
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I know! It's so much information to handle, plus so many timelines to combine (how long is stuff valid for, when to hand in things etc).

We've lived together for about a year now (just renewing our lease), so 1,5 years by the time we apply.

What's your situation like? Have you been living together for a while?


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Old 04-15-2013, 10:40 AM
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i know...i'm so scared i'll miss something and screw the whole thing up.

I just made a thread but ill copy it in here so you can read our situation...
Sorry in advance....it's kind of a lot to take in haha

My partner is Swiss and i am Australian. We want to apply in January 2014 and hopefully move over in January 2015.
We have been together since July 2011. We began living with each other in March 2012 but we were staying with his mother at the time. We moved into our own place in November 2012. We have had a joint bank account for a year now.

There are few things i'm worried about....

We are quite young....i'm only 21 and he is 22....is is likely they wont take us seriously?

We have lived together for over a year now but I'm worried we wont be able to use the time we lived together with his mother....we will have lived in our own apartment for one year when we apply but the more time living together we can prove the better....

Until this year i didn't earn very much money. When i moved to Switzerland i was on a "gap year" and working as an inturn....now im stuying my diploma in childrens services and plan to go back to Australia so i can go to university.....will they therefore say i am "unfit" to support him? Even though he has a qualification, can speak english well and will be able to work if granted the visa? I've seen you no longer need to prove savings but will i have to prove i can provide for us both?


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