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  1. Visas and immigration
    Hi, Im currently in Melbourne and working here for past 1 year in ICT business analyst TSS visa. I have bachelors in Mechanical engineering and MBA as well. Work experience in IT is about 4.5 years. When i go for ACS skill assessment will i be getting a positive assessment which i can use to...
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    Hi everyone, hope you can help with something brief Form 888 statutory declaration for my husband’s onshore partner visa – we need two. They must be completed by Aus PR or citizens who have met us both and know the history of our relationship. Can my Mum complete one of these? Her original Aus...
  3. Visas and immigration
    Is there any way to change an existing offshore partner visa application to onshore, especially given the exceptional circumstances of Covid-19? Earlier this year we applied offshore for a 309/100 partner visa. Offshore was chosen as we still wanted/expected to be travelling and living in...
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    Hi everyone I am wondering if you know whether I have to do health checks straight away for my Partner Visa 820? It says when I open my application "health checks required" and that visa could be refused if I don't do them I was told to do it 6 months or 12 months after lodging the visa...
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    Hi, Does anyone have much experience with bridging visa B? My husband is on A and we are considering going overseas for work which would be a little longer than 3 months (6months to a year). Considering the waiting times I don't think there's a chance to have our 820 granted anytime soon as we...
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    Hi, Sorry if this has been covered somewhere in the forums, What do people think of applying for the onshore partner visa without the official marriage certificate in our possession yet? My partner and I tied the knot on May 23 and have a bit of a long wait for the official marriage...
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    Hi guys, :) My partner is applying for his Temp/Permanent Partner Visa, but was wondering what he needs for the application in regards to evidence and whether he would be excempt from the first stage of the application... I'm an Aussie, he's a Brit. :D -together officially since May 2016...
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    Hello! Applied for the 820/801 visa onshore and now organizing all the documents to upload. I've read that many have included a Table of Contents to make it easier for the CO to understand all the attachments. I was thinking to create a Table of Contents for each section (i.e. Form 888...
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    Hi all, new to this forum as we're about to apply for the onshore partner visa soon for my UK defacto partner (also apologies if this has been asked elsewhere! Still learning to navigate this forum) After paying for the visa, and once we are able to upload our evidence to the portal- how long...
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    I am from the USA and planning on marrying an Aussie in the states, then travelling for a bit before we settle in Australia and apply for the 820 partner visa. I've read you can get the bridge visa after you apply for the 820, but your initial visa needs to be one that doesn't require you to...
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    G'Day! Pleased to meet you all. I'm a dual US/Australian citizen, female, married for 4 years to a male US citizen. We live in the US and would like to move to Australia in the next year. With current processing times, would it be better to apply for the offshore 309/100 partner visa now and...
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    Hi there! I am currently in the process of applying for an Onshore Partner Visa! Before I ask for tips and advice, thought I'd give a bit of back story on my relationship. I am orgionally from the UK and I met my partner when he was in the UK playing cricket. We have been together since...
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    Hello. As the title says, I have applied for an offshore 189 visa, and it is currently being processed. I am actually expecting it to get granted in a month or so. The question is that, I have decided to enter Australia by the end of this month on a tourist (ETA 3-months) visa in order to meet...
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    I'm in australia and was scheduled for my an aids test, X-ray and physical exam with no specifics. I hear a lot about women's experiences, but not about what men go through during their onshore visa medical exam. It seems like women have it easy, but do men experience the same exam or should I...
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    Hi All. Firstly, I've read through a few of the previous responses/posts, and we want to thank those that spend time responding. As an Admin on a few unrelated boards, I know it takes time, and is often under appreciated!! Anyway, relevant info time. I'm Australian, my wife is American...
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    Hi Everyone, My fiance has booked a holiday to come to Australia in mid Dec/Jan this year, and our plan is to become engaged and work on the PMV application while he is here. We have been in a long distance relationship for 3yrs and my 'future' fiancé is completing his phd in France and will...
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    I'm the sponsor for a partner visa (820 onshore) and will be applying mid-September. Partner is Japanese and currently on a working holiday visa (expiry feb 2017). We have a lot of evidence to prove our relationship/joint finances/joint lease etc. Also we have been living together continuously...
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    Hi, My wife came to Australia on a Student Visa. During the early half of 2015, we met & she became pregnant. After discussing our future together, we decided on applying for Partner Visa. We got married and rather than risking her not finding a job after her degree finishes, we applied for an...
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    Hi, I have a couple of uncertainties and i'm hoping someone can give me piece of mind or tell me if I need to get into gear. My first question involves the evidence upload part. Is there a time limit to attach the possible 60 pages of evidence. I didn't send mine off for two weeks after my...
  20. Visas and immigration
    Hi there, Can anybody help / point me to where it says on the immi website anything about if I lodge an onshore 186 application, that I have to be inside or outside of Australia when it's granted? Planning on taking a holiday and wondering what my options are whilst it's being processed. Any...
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