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Old 04-18-2018, 05:03 AM
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Hi I am amazed how complex the process to get a visa for someone you want to marry from overseas is. We met in Oz when she was on a tourist visa. Fell in love but her visa ended so she has gone home. I am going to visit her next week as a first step to having her return to Oz as my fiancÚ or wife. Any tips for the early stages would be much appreciated


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Hi I am amazed how complex the process to get a visa for someone you want to marry from overseas is. We met in Oz when she was on a tourist visa. Fell in love but her visa ended so she has gone home. I am going to visit her next week as a first step to having her return to Oz as my fiancÚ or wife. Any tips for the early stages would be much appreciated
How long have you lived together as a couple?
This might decide if the 300 or the 309 partner visa is the right one for you.
Or even the 820 partner visa, if she comes back on another tourist visa.

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Thanks J&E "How long have you lived together as a couple?"
We were only living at my house for 3 weeks. I know this is not long.
But we are in love and I asked her and she said yes to marriage. So we are engaged. Unlike marriage my belief is this is all that's required to be affianced and qualify for a Fiance visa. But I'm probably wrong in this climate of suspicion and marriages of convenience.
She can't come back as a tourist for 6 months I believe, as she was here for 6 months already until 11th April when she left for Thailand. Pity I didn't meet her in November!


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Unlike marriage my belief is this is all that's required to be affianced and qualify for a Fiance visa. But I'm probably wrong in this climate of suspicion and marriages of convenience.
You may qualify for the 300 PMV or Fiance visa.
That is the one we did.

https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/trav/visa-1/300-/

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Thanks again. That is what I thought too.
The problem of course is can take 11 months or longer (apart ) but then my fiance can come her for nine months in which time we can marry here or Thailand if we desire - but not until this 300 visa is granted.
The permanent visa (100) application then comes as part of this process and included in the $7000 fee?
As I read it there is another 2 year wait for this but we can be living in Australia together by then.
Does this sound right?


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You likely don't qualify for the 309/100 or 820/801 yet so 300 may be the best option. Yes it may mean time apart but it's the end result you want of being able to live together in Australia. The 300 is also the route my partner and I took.

There's nothing stopping her from coming back on a tourist visa to be with you after applying the 300. That's what I did.

The 300 goes like this: Make application offshore (presently $7000). Once approved, partner has to enter Australia before marrying and marry within 9 months of grant date and apply onshore for the 820/801 (presently fee for 300 holders is $1170). Either the 820 will be granted before the 300 ends or she'll have a bridging visa to stay onshore if the 300 ends. Two years after the 820/801 application, she'd be eligible for permanent residency (801) and will submit documents that the relationship is still ongoing. Then they make a decision on the 801.

No matter which route you take, the partner visa process will be lengthy and expensive. Take the route you qualify for or it will be even longer and even more expensive if you get a refusal and try appealing, which may also be a failure if you never met the requirements to begin with.

Long term pain for short term gain. Best of luck to you! It's a long process.


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Thanks again. That is what I thought too.
The problem of course is can take 11 months or longer (apart ) but then my fiance can come her for nine months in which time we can marry here or Thailand if we desire - but not until this 300 visa is granted.
The permanent visa (100) application then comes as part of this process and included in the $7000 fee?
As I read it there is another 2 year wait for this but we can be living in Australia together by then.
Does this sound right?
There are ways to avoid being apart for too long, even during the PMV-300 wait.

We applied for the 300 PMV on 22/6/15, then, 2 months later on 20/8/15, after we did the medicals and police check, we applied for a 12 month Visitor Visa subclass 600.
She arrived in Australia on 6/10/15 with me, on the visitor visa. The 300 visa was ready for decision on 16/2/16 and we both left Australia on 11/3/16 for a 1 week holiday and the 300 was granted on 14/3/16. We returned 4 days later on the valid 300 visa.

We married on 26/4/16, and then applied for the 820 partner visa on 14/5/16.

She has been here with me since October 2015, 4 months after we applied for the PMV-300 visa. We will be doing the final 801 application next month.

PMV Subclass 300 visa current cost is $7,000
Subclass 820/801 combined visa cost is $1,170 (for a PMV holder)

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Thank you so much for this happy advice J&E!

I have just come back from visiting my fiance in Thailand and meeting her family. They are wonderful!
I have taken a deep breath and said yes I want go ahead with the Visa process but after 5 days I am missing her so much
5 months will be so hard! I plan to go back next month for another week to ease the pain.

My question is does the 300 PMV application require her to be off-shore?
Oh the homeaffairs website helps with this:
You must be outside Australia when you apply for the visa and when the visa is decided.
So that answers my next question
"Is it necessary to wait until the 300 PMV application is submitted?" - a necessary condition

You applied for a 12 month Visitor Visa. How long did the 600 visa take to be granted?
You arrived together on 6/10 after starting 22/6.
Could you have come sooner?


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You applied for a 12 month Visitor Visa. How long did the 600 visa take to be granted?
You arrived together on 6/10 after starting 22/6.
Could you have come sooner?
The 600 visa took 5 weeks to process.
We waited until after doing medical and police clearance for the 300, before applying for the 600. If we had done those sooner we could probably have got the 600 a couple of months earlier.

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Woohoo

Awesome.
So apply for 300 and once accepted apply for 600 - should work and maybe she can come in 2 months or so!
If all the Tetris blocks fall right
Made my day.
Thanks again!


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