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Usually you have to prove that you've been living together for at least 12 months before applying for a partner visa... I don't know if that is going to be an issue.
Dyu think it would be different for those who came on a PMV? Because that is tricky given that I've applied for PMV and I was thinking once it is granted and that I've moved to Aus, we would normally take 2-3 months max before getting married (of course depending on the expiry of the 9 months which they will give me else it could be 1-2 months itself ). So that would mean living together for 2-3 months only as husband and wife. What's your views on this?
 

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Dyu think it would be different for those who came on a PMV? Because that is tricky given that I've applied for PMV and I was thinking once it is granted and that I've moved to Aus, we would normally take 2-3 months max before getting married (of course depending on the expiry of the 9 months which they will give me else it could be 1-2 months itself ). So that would mean living together for 2-3 months only as husband and wife. What's your views on this?
yes. it would be different for people from 300 visa. And for my case we did not live together before but I need to know my partner more than 12 months the I registered the relationship instead of 12 months living together. (this is allowed in QLD)
 

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yes. it would be different for people from 300 visa. And for my case we did not live together before but I need to know my partner more than 12 months the I registered the relationship instead of 12 months living together. (this is allowed in QLD)
Thanks for this. Any reason how registering a relationship shall help post PMV grant (FYI - I've known her for nearly 5 years and been in the love relationship for more than 4 years)? My fiancee is based in Melbourne and I don't know if a relationship can be registered there.
 

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Dyu think it would be different for those who came on a PMV? Because that is tricky given that I've applied for PMV and I was thinking once it is granted and that I've moved to Aus, we would normally take 2-3 months max before getting married (of course depending on the expiry of the 9 months which they will give me else it could be 1-2 months itself ). So that would mean living together for 2-3 months only as husband and wife. What's your views on this?
PMV to 820 is totally different, with that one they are just checking you fulfilled the requirements - you got married after the PMV was granted and it was after your first entry to Australia and it was within 9 months of the grant. It is normal that PMV to 820 applicants do not live together much before lodging the 820 application.
 

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Thanks for this. Any reason how registering a relationship shall help post PMV grant (FYI - I've known her for nearly 5 years and been in the love relationship for more than 4 years)? My fiancee is based in Melbourne and I don't know if a relationship can be registered there.
sorry my talk made u confused. I just was aiming ":yes it's different from 300 to 820" and the other haft is about time frame for people who just applied onshore for 820 and didn't live together for 12 months.
 

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PMV to 820 is totally different, with that one they are just checking you fulfilled the requirements - you got married after the PMV was granted and it was after your first entry to Australia and it was within 9 months of the grant. It is normal that PMV to 820 applicants do not live together much before lodging the 820 application.
Thanks Mish. I always feel worried about absolutely everything regarding my visa and future plans, so that's why I sought some comforts.

It's really amazing how ALL people here are so generous, even those who are not admins and even better some great RMAs themselves. Thanks a lot to all of you for always being here to guide us accordingly...
 

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sorry my talk made u confused. I just was aiming ":yes it's different from 300 to 820" and the other haft is about time frame for people who just applied onshore for 820 and didn't live together for 12 months.
Ah that makes sense now (Relieved! lol). Thanks a lot Littlepeanut, any advise given is always very much appreciated. Cheers
 

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Thanks Mish. I always feel worried about absolutely everything regarding my visa and future plans, so that's why I sought some comforts.

It's really amazing how ALL people here are so generous, even those who are not admins and even better some great RMAs themselves. Thanks a lot to all of you for always being here to guide us accordingly...
It is easy to second guess yourself in regards to the visa.

Just remember when you get here to start collecting evidence for example: get added to lease (if applicable), get added to bills (electricity, telephone etc), get added to insurance (home and motor vehicle), get joint health insurance (if applicable) after you apply for the 820, keep all letters at the same address, keep anything you do together for example movies, sporting events etc. When you fill in the paperwork for your super when you start a job add your wife as your beneficiary. You will need all of this kind of evidence for the 801 when the time comes.

Oh and also open up a joint bank account. You can use individual accounts if you wish but a joint account is so much easier.
 

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hi guys! I was wondering if there's anyone who has applied by post?
I'm helping my family members to submit their 820 visa, I tried to lodge online but on the 3rd or 4th page it mentioned the applicant is not approved, the applicant is holding a Tourist 600 visa, there is no NFS condition, the only condition is NOT ALLOWED TO WORK.

I'm thinking of apply by post, what do you all think?
 

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It is easy to second guess yourself in regards to the visa.

Just remember when you get here to start collecting evidence for example: get added to lease (if applicable), get added to bills (electricity, telephone etc), get added to insurance (home and motor vehicle), get joint health insurance (if applicable) after you apply for the 820, keep all letters at the same address, keep anything you do together for example movies, sporting events etc. When you fill in the paperwork for your super when you start a job add your wife as your beneficiary. You will need all of this kind of evidence for the 801 when the time comes.

Oh and also open up a joint bank account. You can use individual accounts if you wish but a joint account is so much easier.
Yes, exactly what I was also thinking, thank you so much (I'll take a picture of your advises and save). Now that I know more about the process and tricks, I definitely need to look for these before getting married/applied for 820. I might even seek professional advise from one of those kind RMAs agent here before applying so that our case is strong enough.
 

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Hi everyone!
I just submitted the Partner visa 820/801 and received the BVA. My husband's sponsor application status is submitted also but the status hasnt changed to Received like mine. I wonder if it is ok or not. Or it will take a few days to change the status?

Another issue is my visitor visa will be expired on November 2017 and my BVA hasn't been in effect yet. So:
1- Can I apply for Medicare now ?
2- If I want to go out of Australia , can I? Do I need to inform the immigration about my travel ?
3- In case I want to start looking for a job and work, can I call the immigration to cancel my visitor visa so my BVA can be in effect?
Thanks everyone!:*
 

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Hi everyone!
I just submitted the Partner visa 820/801 and received the BVA. My husband's sponsor application status is submitted also but the status hasnt changed to Received like mine. I wonder if it is ok or not. Or it will take a few days to change the status?

Another issue is my visitor visa will be expired on November 2017 and my BVA hasn't been in effect yet. So:
1- Can I apply for Medicare now ?
2- If I want to go out of Australia , can I? Do I need to inform the immigration about my travel ?
3- In case I want to start looking for a job and work, can I call the immigration to cancel my visitor visa so my BVA can be in effect?
Thanks everyone!:*
1.yes.
2. While you're visitor visa is current I think you can, but once you're in your BVA you'll need to apply for a BVB if you want to travel.
3. Not sure about number 3. I think you need to wait for it to run it's course.
 

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Cancel your visitor visa and you cancel your BVA. Unfortunately it's no so easy to skip to the BVA or no one would wait for the BVA to go into effect.

I think there's a way to request work rights on a visitor visa while waiting for a BVA but you have to show hardship or something like that. Talk to an RMA but definitely don't lose your visitor visa before you do.
 

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Thanks guys. So to sum up:
1- I can apply for Medicare now
2- I can go out of the country without informing the immigration ( as long as the visitor visa is still valid).
3- I have to wait until 3months stay of visitor visa is over, so the BVA will be in effect immediately.

Right?

One more question: Is it a must to submit the Form 80 and National Police Check of my husband ( sponsor) now or we can wait until the immigration requests us to provide? My husband is Australian. Some of the questions in Form80 seems not to apply for him. I wonder if it only applies for people with PR?
 

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Hi everyone!
I just submitted the Partner visa 820/801 and received the BVA. The issue is my visitor visa will be expired on November 2017 and my BVA hasn't been in effect yet. So:
1- Can I apply for Medicare now ? I would think since your visitor visa is still in effect you have to wait for the bridging visa to kick in to get Medicare, but I'm not 100% certain
2- If I want to go out of Australia , can I? Do I need to inform the immigration about my travel ? not sure how that would affect your BVA - normally it kicks in when your visitor visa expires. If you leave the country and come back does it kick in after the next visitor visa expires or is it cancelled?
3- In case I want to start looking for a job and work, can I call the immigration to cancel my visitor visa so my BVA can be in effect? Definitely not! If your visitor visa is cancelled, the BVA will also be cancelled. You have to let it expire for the BVA to come into effect.
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One more question: Is it a must to submit the Form 80 and National Police Check of my husband ( sponsor) now or we can wait until the immigration requests us to provide? My husband is Australian. Some of the questions in Form80 seems not to apply for him. I wonder if it only applies for people with PR?
Form 80 is only for the applicant (you) to fill in, if requested, although a lot of people just do it and don't wait for it to be requested. Australian citizen sponsors do not need to fill in form 80. Even PR holder sponsors I'm pretty sure don't need to fill in form 80 (they would have needed to pass all those checks to obtain PR). You can submit his AFP police check if you want to, or you can wait and see if they request it (sometimes they do, sometimes they don't).
 

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Hi -

We're going to submit our online partner visa in a couple months, but we'd like to start uploading documents, filling in the application, etc well before we hit the official submission.

2 questions:

1.) Does the online system require us to make payment right away or at the very end of the whole application?

2.) Will the official application date be date of us first starting the application (month before our 12 month de facto) or is it the day we hit the official submission button?
 
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