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  1. Visas and immigration
    hello i am an Australian citizen who has been married to an american citizen for almost 4 years now. we live in america at the moment but will be arriving in Australia mid to late February. he is coming over on a ETA visa and ill just be coming home. I've tried talking to immigration lawyers...
  2. Visas and immigration
    Is it possible get a "no further stay" condition on Electronic Travel Authority subclass 601?
  3. Visas and immigration
    Hey all, A couple of quick questions about which visa to choose. For a French person wanting to visit Australia after a working holiday visa which is the best visa to apply for the ETA or eVisitor? Potentially wanting to stay on further so trying to avoid 'condition 8503'. What are your...
  4. 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...
  5. Visas and immigration
    Hi everyone, I studied in Australia for the past 4 years, and I have applied for the 485 visa when I got back from my home country. I used a visitor visa to get back to Aus because I was afraid that my student visa will expire before I lodge the 485 application. I am currently on a visitor...
  6. Visas and immigration
    I went to AU for the first time last year on an ETA, was there for 3 months, came back to the U.S., applied for my partner visa. I am hoping to go back to AU at the end of February. My original ETA is still valid until May. This only gives me two months of visit time, however, until I have to...
  7. Visas and immigration
    I am an American currently getting my Ph.D in Ireland. I will be doing some training and work with CSIRO outside of Melbourne for 4 months. I was advised to apply for the 402 occupational trainee visa by CSIRO and submitted an application on August 1st. On the web site, the processing time...
  8. Visas and immigration
    PLEASE HELP! I'm currently on an ETA, which allows me to visit Australia for up to 3 months during a 12 month time period. My plans are to visit my partner in Australia in August for the duration of the 3 month allowance. During that time, we are planning to submit a Temporary Partner Visa...
  9. Visas and immigration
    Hi everyone, My partner and I were hoping someone might be able to clear some things up for us. My boyfriend is in Australia on a E visitor visa with the first 3 month block finishing on the 1st August 2014. We have applied for a partnership visa 820 so he will automatically be going onto a...
  10. Visas and immigration
    I have recently applied for my Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485) whilst I am under an ETA visa. Upon application, I have gotten an email stating that I would be granted my BVA upon expiry of my ETA. However, I have recently graduated and I have job offers lined up for me and I would need...
  11. Visas and immigration
    Hey guys, I am outside of Australia at the moment but will be returning to Australia on 26/2/14. I currently have a student visa 573 which is about to expire on 15/3/14, however I am planning to stay back at Australia until late May (which is beyond the expiry date of my student visa) to...
  12. Visas and immigration
    Hi all, After a long long-distance relationship, my US Citizen partner has been in Australia since September on an ETA. We were initially unsure if we'd like to settle in Australia (I'm a citizen), or have me move to the USA. We've decided that it shall be Australia, and we now want to get...
  13. Visas and immigration
    Hello everyone! It's been nearly a year that I've been reading this forum waiting for finally apply for my partner visa. I was planning to apply for my partner visa in October this year but I think I need some help with my case. I know no one here is a migration agent or works at Immigration...
  14. Visas and immigration
    Hello, Does anyone know / has anyone made the experience if you can also apply for an ETA (3 months tourist visa) if your 676 visa is still processing, but you would have to travel to Australia? My husband (Australian citizen) has accepted a job offer down under, and we have applied for the...
  15. Travel questions
    I was wondering, I was wanting to apply for a ETA but on reading up on it it states: "If you have had any criminal convictions in any country, you should apply for a Visitor visa (subclass 600), rather than an ETA. If you arrive on an ETA with criminal convictions, you could be refused entry to...
  16. Visas and immigration
    Just reading up on the ETA, and it says - " If arriving on an ETA with criminal convictions, you could be refused entry into Australia. " "Note: If you have had any criminal convictions in any country, you may wish to consider applying for a Tourist visa (subclass 676), rather than an ETA." My...
  17. Visas and immigration
    hi everyone, i am now still in Australia but am on ETA currently and my ETA is expiring on 27 march. my boyfriend is now on subclass 885 and i intend to take up masters in the july intake. we are wondering, should i reenter australia again on ETA or student visa? after our marriage...
  18. Visas and immigration
    Has anyone got an idea of how common it is that customs might refuse you? My Working holiday Visa is nearly running out, I applied for the 676 onshore but got refused, and now I'm considering to take a trip to NZ for a few days. I know about the fact that you need to have an ongoing flight. I...
  19. New member introductions
    Hi all, I'm 23 and want to go to Australia! Just have a few questions if anyone can answer or help me out please. I want to go to Australia in January which is exciting. I have a 4 year old girl which every visa seems to want no dependant children on it! I was wondering if anyone would know...
  20. Visas and immigration
    Hi All, My boyfriend is coming over from the UK in 2 wks. He is going to come in on an ETA and then we are planning on applying for the defacto visa onshore. I know he can’t look for work once he gets the bridging visa, but my question is, if he manages to find someone to sponsor him and apply...
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