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Old 06-26-2010, 06:58 AM
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Hi everyone, i am a new member. Im an Australian citizen and my husband lives and works in India. We married September 2009 and we have just finished compiling our Spouse visa, this should arrive at the Australian High Commission New Delhi early next week. Just wondering if there is anyone out there who has migrated to Australia from India on a spouse visa? Would love to hear your story.


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Old 06-26-2010, 10:39 AM
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Hi Jude! We got married last April, in Himachal Pradesh and handed in my husband's application May 5 at Delhi. The next day I had to fly back home to Australia.. Very hard, after just two weeks of married life!

He just had his interview a couple of days ago. We were given a date much earlier than we expected. I wanted to be there with him, and we were thinking it would take till at least October or so... Anyway, the officer told him that now it will take three to four months to get the decision.

One bit of advice I can give you. Send the Form 80 together with the application, cause they will ask for it later anyway, and it takes a long time to process. Another thing, it doesn't say so in the guidelines, but send photos of both of you, and also some taken with your relatives and mutual friends. Write the persons names and who they are, date, place and event depicted on the back. Wedding photos are good. They will ask you for this.

Good luck with everything
May we both be hugging our husbands at the Australian airport soon... :-)


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Hi Jude! We got married last April, in Himachal Pradesh and handed in my husband's application May 5 at Delhi. The next day I had to fly back home to Australia.. Very hard, after just two weeks of married life!

He just had his interview a couple of days ago. We were given a date much earlier than we expected. I wanted to be there with him, and we were thinking it would take till at least October or so... Anyway, the officer told him that now it will take three to four months to get the decision.

One bit of advice I can give you. Send the Form 80 together with the application, cause they will ask for it later anyway, and it takes a long time to process. Another thing, it doesn't say so in the guidelines, but send photos of both of you, and also some taken with your relatives and mutual friends. Write the persons names and who they are, date, place and event depicted on the back. Wedding photos are good. They will ask you for this.

Good luck with everything
May we both be hugging our husbands at the Australian airport soon... :-)
Hi Skydancer
Form 80 was sent with our application and also 8 photos, wedding photos with us and relatives. Wow i cant believe they gave your husband an interview so early in the process. I have been told the 'estimated' processing time is 4 months. My husband and i have submitted our application through a local aussie visa agent. We decided to go through an agent in order for us to have everything completed correctly and also for some guidance. I have now read on the net somewhere, that going through an agent can slow the processing time! So i guess we will wait and see.
My husband and i married Sept 09 in Punjab.
Yes hopefully we will be spending Xmas 2010 with our husbands here in Australia.


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Ok... All sounds good Jude! Did your hubby have his medical test? If anything else is required then your CO will let you know, or maybe will let your agent know. I can't see why going through an agent would slow things down. The applications are processed according to the date they were received.

We got an email notification from the High Commission in Delhi 19 days after lodging, advising us of the interview date and the Form 80 that we hadn't lodged. So, yes, it goes fast. At least to start with. Hope the rest of the application goes as fast too!


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Ok... All sounds good Jude! Did your hubby have his medical test? If anything else is required then your CO will let you know, or maybe will let your agent know. I can't see why going through an agent would slow things down. The applications are processed according to the date they were received.

We got an email notification from the High Commission in Delhi 19 days after lodging, advising us of the interview date and the Form 80 that we hadn't lodged. So, yes, it goes fast. At least to start with. Hope the rest of the application goes as fast too!
Hi Skydancer .... just a quick question about the interview. Was the interview conducted in English or Hindu?? Was your husband given a choice about this?
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Hi Skydancer .... just a quick question about the interview. Was the interview conducted in English or Hindu?? Was your husband given a choice about this?
Cheers Jude
oh and no my husband has not done the medical yet. our agent advised for us to wait until he is requested to do this as we do not yet know the name of our CO or have a case # allocated yet.


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Hi Jude! You can request an interpreter for the interview. You will see on your email from the CO, once you get it, that there will be an option for that. At least seven days before the interview, you need to contact the CO to confirm your attendance and to let them know if you need a hindi interpreter.


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Hi Jude,

could you please tell me how long did you "physically" spent time with your hubby???

I'm hearing that there's a requirement to have "physically" being with your partner for several months before being eligible to apply for the Partner Visa.


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Hi Guys

I have somewhat similar case. Can someone help me out,

I am an Indian citizen. I am very confused with how to apply for the Visa to join my husband in Australia.

We had a proper Indian arranged marriage. The marriage was only in Indian court and we did not have marriage the Indian way with pheras etc.

Here is the brief below:

1) I started talking to my husband in July 2010. It was through our parents we got in touch. We spoke everyday and were constants in touch over ph and email all through out this time. But we did not meet as I was in India and he was in Australia.

2) We finally met on 23rd Jan 2011. And we decided to get married on 26th Jan 2011. We knew each other well enough, to make this big decision.

3) We had a small function on 06th Feb 2011, where our relatives were present. This is a formal announcement of our relationship.

4) We legally got married on 07th Feb 2011 in a court in India.

My husband had to go back to Aus on 11th Feb 2011.

My query is:

1) We are legally married but we do not have 12 months relationship proof?

2) What evidence can we show to prove our relatioship is genuine? We have phone bills, few pics together. that is it. Will these be enough?

Please help me out...

I need to start the process soon.


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