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  1. Travel questions
    Hello, I am an American De Facto Partner of a AU citizen and we both live in the USA. I recently submitted a travel exemption request to enter australia that was tied to an ETA that I applied for before Corona. Date of Last Entry is Feb 3 2021. I do not know if we can visit Australia before...
  2. Visas and immigration
    Has anyone here married someone on an ETA / tourist visa before? If so, how does it differ from a 'typical' marriage (two Australian citizens marrying eachother)? I'm looking for information online and maybe I'm not looking hard enough, but I don't see a lot of information about it. I've...
  3. Visas and immigration
    Hi, I've tried to search the forum for the answer and I can't seem to find it, so apologies if this is covered elsewhere. I currently have an ETA that will be valid until Late 2020. My PMV 300 application is in FA, but will likely (hopefully) be approved in early 2020. When I move to Aus...
  4. Visas and immigration
    Hello, everyone! I am from the US and my boyfriend is working here in AU. I am in a WHV subclass 462 for 10 months now. When my WHV visa expires, I'd like to still stay here or come back for at least 3 months to travel only since I have just been working. Applying for a 2nd WHV is not an...
  5. Visas and immigration
    Hello, We have been waiting on our partner 482 visa short term stream. Submitted 11th March. Seem to be getting conflicting information online on waiting times. It doesn't seem like people are getting there visas through quickly on this visa? The government website is showing 75% of...
  6. Visas and immigration
    Hi, having trouble finding information for this scenario. My friend arrived in Australia on an ETA around April last year and subsequently lodged a partner visa. The ETA ceased to be in effect and the Bridging Visa A kicked in after that. Now my friend applied for and received a Bridging Visa...
  7. Visas and immigration
    Hello! So i am on a Work and Holiday visa right now (462) and I am currently doing my farm work to extend my visa which expires in October. I plan on leaving australia before my visa expires and heading to mexico for a two week holiday with my mum. While there I plan on applying for a tourist...
  8. Visas and immigration
    Hi, I'm Australian. My wife is a Permanent Resident. - We moved back to Australia in January 2018 - In late September 2017 we applied for Citizenship by Descent for our three children who were born in the USA. - As we hadn't received their citizenship, we applied for ETA's for them when we...
  9. Visas and immigration
    Hi guys, Wondering if i can get some insights on my situation. So I withdrew from a Master course at the end of October 2017 and left the country. The university has confirmed my withdrawal and has reported it to DIBP. I returned on an ETA at the end of November (29 days later) to apply for...
  10. Visas and immigration
    Hello, I have been in a relationship with my Australian Boyfriend for over 1 year, we lived together for 3 months while i was on an ETA, then I went home for 2 months, and came back to live with him for another 3 months. so we have lived together for 6 months of our year relationship, with...
  11. Visas and immigration
    Hi everyone, Really not sure what my status is. I’m pulling my hair out because I have made plans to return but I want to make sure I am doing the right thing. Earlier in the year I was in the country on a visitor visa. I applied for an extension which was refused and my visa was also...
  12. Visas and immigration
    Hi all, i have some question hope that you all can give me some advice i am currently on ETA 601 visa which have 12 month validity and up to 3 month per stay, i am currently travel in Australia and will reach 3 month on next week 22th September 2017. I think 3 month is too short so i am...
  13. Visas and immigration
    Hey, just a quick question, I'm currently on an ETA visa and me and my partner are going to apply for the 820 visa. Before I came to Australia, 2 months ago, I had applied for an eVisitor visa but was refused. Then I applied for an ETA through a travel agent in NZ, which was approved so I was...
  14. Visas and immigration
    Hello, I am currently in Australia and my student visa is expiring 30 August 2017. I am planning to return to my home country, Malaysia and stay for a few weeks to visit family members before applying for ETA visitor's visa to Australia. I plan to apply for 1 year, multiple entry with 3 months...
  15. Visas and immigration
    On my latest entry to Australia via a valid ETA visa (my 3rd entry on this current ETA), I was advised by the Border Official to apply for other substantive visas if I plan to enter Australia again next. I am here to visit my boyfriend and the country. I have been abiding to all the conditions...
  16. Visas and immigration
    Hi! My boyfriend is American and he has just come off of probation (with no jail time served) by an incident that happened when he was 16. He had a 13 year old girlfriend at the time they had grown up together and were in 'puppy love' for a majority of their lives. when the time came to it, she...
  17. Visas and immigration
    Hi everyone, i posted previously regarding my partner and i wanting to apply for an onshore partner visa. My partner and i have been together 12 months now and want to move to australia together (i an australian and have been living in london for 18months). i am moving back to brisbane in march...
  18. Visas and immigration
    Hi all, If I am submitting a 457 visa as a de facto partner in next week or so and will be awaiting the result of that (applied out of Australia) if this doesn't come back by Feb I still want to visit my girlfriend then whose already out there. Is it ok to obtain an ETA for visiting - the...
  19. Visas and immigration
    I have currently lodged a 485 visa application, however I am on an ETA. I have been granted a bridging visa however not in effect until my ETA finishes. Is there a way to speed up this process? I have signed a prospective contract with a company, and cannot afford to live in Sydney without...
  20. Visas and immigration
    Greetings all! Hope all is well with you and I thank you for taking the time to read this. So from what I've seen on this forum this is a fairly common question, (Can I work while on a BVA while waiting for a Partnership visa) but I have yet to see a thread which addresses the visa I'm...
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