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  1. Visas and immigration
    Hi everyone, I applied for one 309 Offshore Visa for my wife and a Citizenship by Descent for our child. Currently both applications are pending on "received" but I think I have made a mistake by translating some important documents ourselves. I was under the impression that because we are...
  2. Visas and immigration
    Hi - my wife and I are currently in the process of applying for a partnership visa. We are wondering when coming into questions like "Give details of the financial aspects of the relationship." Is it best to write "Bob and Janey have a joined bank account, their financials are shared and have...
  3. Visas and immigration
    My partner of eight years and I are hoping to be reunited in Australia by the end of this year or very early next year. We have been separated for eight months now and it is really taking its mental toll on both of us. We are about to apply for our Visitor/WHV and exemption. We are debating...
  4. Visas and immigration
    Hi, Few questions i have before feeling confident enough to submit and pay! Financial evidence... My partner is from/living in Japan, we don't have a joint bank account. We have visited each other 5-6 times over a year. Not sure what to put in the financial question??? Would the flight...
  5. Visas and immigration
    Hello all, I realise that this might be one of the smallest groups in the forum, and therefore, it would be nice to share our experiences given the lack of information on the workings of Australian embassies in this region. So here goes nothing: Married in Australia Visa 309 applied in May...
  6. Visas and immigration
    Hello, and thank you for reading! Situation: I applied for a Working Holiday (subclass 417) VISA. I put "yes" for traveling to foreign countries (other than Australia) consecutively for 3 months. In the remarks section, it was actually 85 days after looking at my passport. After submitting my...
  7. International Travel
    More people than ever before from Japan and the United Kingdom are expected to head to Australia next year with new air routes likely to boost the demand, according to tourism officials. National Australian airline Qantas and Tourism Australia are already preparing for the influx as the new air...
  8. Visas and immigration
    Hello, I'm a Aussie citizen currently living in Japan with my Japanese Husband. We are trying to get our paperwork ready for a offshore Partner (Subclass 309/100) visa and i have a few questions. 1: Japan is a cash-based society. So even after 4 years in Japan together we don't have much to...
  9. International Travel
    More people are sampling Australia with the country's tourism industry growing three times faster than the rest of the economy, new figures show. It means that cities like Sydney and Melbourne, great outdoor locations like the barrier reef, beaches, mountains and the outback are appealing to...
  10. International Travel
    Japanese visitors to Australia were up almost 50% and Chinese visitors up almost a third in April compared to the same month in 2015. Overall, Australia welcomed 610,800 international visitor arrivals during April, an increase of 10.6%, the fourth consecutive month of double digit growth in...
  11. Visas and immigration
    Hi everyone, I'm new to the forum. I'm an Australian currently living in Japan with my Japanese wife and we will soon be applying for a 309 partner visa online via myimmi. I had some last minute questions so any help would be greatly appreciated. 1) In the Partner Migration Booklet it says...
  12. Education
    Universities in Australia and Japan have strengthened their links with the signing of an agreement that will make it easier for students to study in each country. The agreement between Universities Australia and its counterpart body, the Japan Association of National Universities (JANU), builds...
  13. Visas and immigration
    Hi, new member here and I'm sure this has been done to death before. However I'd really appreciate some informed comment before I give someone near and dear to me the wrong advice: Our son has been in a relationship with a lovely Japanese girl for some years (both early 30's) and they lived...
  14. Visas and immigration
    Australia is well known as a popular destination for overseas students and an increasing number of them are arriving from Asia but it also works the other way around. One young Australian woman has won a 12 month scholarship to immerse herself in the language, history and culture of Japan while...
  15. Visas and immigration
    Hi, I was just wondering if anyone could shed some light on our current situation. My partner and I have been in a de facto relationship for the past 8 years in Japan. We applied for the visa in the end of March but when they received it, a new form had been released in April so we had to...
  16. Visas and immigration
    Hi everyone. I was wondering if I could just get a little advice on this. Just to keep it brief, I will marry my fiance in Japan next month. She is Japanese. We have been together for a total of 5 years. Although we have never officially lived together, she has been present at my house for...
  17. Visas and immigration
    :confused:Hi everyone, I am Brazilian, used to be married to a Brazilian, had a son 10 years ago and don't have custody of my son. In fact, I rarelly see him and last time was about 6 years ago. Now I am married to an Australian citizen and lodged the application in Japan. I'm having problems...
  18. Visas and immigration
    Hi people Me and My fiancee have lodged a chronological step by step application with the Tokyo visa office subclass 300 around the end of Jan 2011. But due to the earthquakes and looming nuclear threats we have decided for her to come to Australia on an ETA visa, we planned on getting married...
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