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  1. Visas and immigration
    Hi Guys, We're offshore in the UK working and want to put in a 309 partner visa application. When we move to Aus in 9 months time, would like to get my husband working ASAP given the 309 visa might take 20 months to approve. 1. Can he come in on the 600 visa, then apply for a bridging visa to...
  2. Visas and immigration
    Hi all, I currently have an on-shore application for a 461 visa since Feb 2019, i'm on a bridging visa. My partner and I potentially have to return to England for an extended period (unsure of length but could be 1-2 years) due to personal family issues so am considering either applying for...
  3. Visas and immigration
    Hello everyone, I am German and go to university in Germany and my partner of 4 years is from Australia. I want to apply for a partnership visa but we are not sure if it's better to apply on- or off shore (820 or 309) 309 I still go to uni but spend my semster breaks ( Aug-Oct, and Feb-Apr) in...
  4. Visas and immigration
    Hi All, My wife and I are currently living in Sydney and have the following circumstances: She is currently studying a TAFE course which includes a Certification IV part and a Diploma part. She has been granted two COEs (one for the Cert and one for the Dip) and a student visa which ends...
  5. Visas and immigration
    Hi, I applied for a student visa back in August while in Australia and I was issued a bridging visa A. I left Australia towards the end of November and I know that the bridging visa is no longer valid but is there a need to let immigration know that I left? And is it possible to contact the...
  6. Visas and immigration
    Hi All I'm hoping someone can help me as I can't get through to the consulate. I live in London with Australian husband. We have a son now 3 months and will be applying for him to be an Australian citizen soon. We have a life decision to make. Move within the UK for the next 5 years and...
  7. Visas and immigration
    Hey Guys So I applied for my 820 subclass back in March and expected to be on the bridging visa for 12 months. Now I have recently checked and it is now saying 20-25 months. Is there anyway to speed up this process? Has anyone been to the embassy for a interview or does getting married speed...
  8. Visas and immigration
    Hi All, Here's an interesting dilemma for you: I am currently in Australia on an e-Visitor visa which expires on 12 December. Due to the 3 month limit per stay I should leave the country by 12 October (arrived in July). However, I have applied for a Partner 820 visa and have been granted the...
  9. Visas and immigration
    Hi there, I am going down the defacto route with my partner and after more than a year together and all our documents we wish to make our application. I am currently on a 12 month tourist visa with 3 month visitation rights throughout that 12 months. I want to get myself on the bridging visa...
  10. Visas and immigration
    Hi all. A quick bit of background: My boyfriend (who is American) and I (Australian) met in Greece last year (August 2016). We hit it off rather a lot, even though we only spent a few days together. He went home to Boston, and I kept travelling Europe... we kept in touch. Then 2 months later...
  11. Visas and immigration
    Hi, I am on a students visa. I've started filling out the 47sp for a partner visa, should I submit now to get a bridging visa asap so I can stop doing college. Or should I hold off submitting until I have every bit of information on the massive checklist.
  12. Visas and immigration
    Hi, I currently have a 457 visa which expires in Nov 2018. I have lodged an application for 820/801 partner visa in Feb 2016, awaiting a decision (bridging Visa A was automatically issued but not in effect). My current 457 sponsor will be making me redundant at the end of Sept 2016. I...
  13. Visas and immigration
    Hi Guys, thanks in advance for the help. have a girlfriend currently in Oz (2nd trip 3 months). Looking at ways to keep her in Oz without going back to VN and waiting 12-15 months for proposed spouse visa to be approved. Came up with the "bright idea" (twas going to happen anyway) to get...
  14. Visas and immigration
    Hi there, I am from the UK and came to Australia in December 2014 on a student visa (572 vocational) where I enrolled and obtained a COE to complete Certificates 3, 4 and a Diploma in Fitness. After studying for my Certificate 3 in Fitness for 6 months I decided that I really didn't want to...
  15. Visas and immigration
    Hi All- Apologies if this question has already been hashed out on the forum before. I'm in month 9 of waiting to hear back on a grant for the partner visa and just two weeks ago I was granted a Bridging Visa B that will allow me to travel to NZ next week for a short vacation. The Bridging Visa...
  16. New member introductions
    Hi I am a newly joined member. Due to the high fees for partner visa (122% increase over last two years?) this must be considered usury, imaging if the banks increased their fees like this. Is the govt or immi trying to subsidise the recent cost of illegal or sirian intake costs by penalising...
  17. Visas and immigration
    Hey, So I applied in December for my partner visa and ended up on my bridging visa at the end of February. At the end of March I flew back home to the United States without changing my bridging visa. I was told via phone by an immigration agent that to re-enter the country again I would need to...
  18. Visas and immigration
    Hi everyone. I’ve done a lot of research here regarding immigration but, as you know, everyone’s circumstances are different and I am left feeling more confused than ever! And totally dreading my new little family potentially being separated :( If anyone could shed some light on my particular...
  19. Visas and immigration
    WHV to De Facto Partner. When to apply? Hey all, I'm from the States on a WHV. My Australian partner and I have been together since February 6th, 2013. We met in the States while I was at university and her studying/traveling. We didn't live together in the States. I graduated, we moved to...
  20. Visas and immigration
    Hello all you lovely helpful people, I've been reading these forums to help me out with lodging my 820 defacto/partner visa and your posts have helped me out immensely. I need some pretty specific advice though and hope you can help again. Ok... so I am currently on a Working Holiday Visa (my...
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