Just bumping up the thread a little. Regards.
Thanks for your reply. Just to clarify:You should contact a RMA in the first case. Your citizenship application is in limbo ....the usual exemptions are if you are working for the defence force or in an australian embassy...working for a university on a research project that has ties with an australian team is a minor relationship unless her salary is from an Australian grant. You are not asking for a 1-2 month exemption but over a year (since she does not make the 2 out of 5 year requirement for a RRV...best case scenario woul be she is missing 1 year of residence). Contact a RMa for advice
Anyone? please?My only confusion is limited to the following two points for which I would be grateful if someone can provide any advice as such:
1) Taking the above into consideration will she still get an RRV with just 1 year validity or do you think she should get the 5 year validity stamp. (As it would seem a little inconvenient to be paying high RRV fees every year - considering her strong ties).
2) When applying for the RRV next month - should she bring to the department's notice that she has applied for citizenship too? Or will this lead to un-necessary confusion? Or it doesnt matter either way if one brings to their attention or not as its two separate things (although its the same department)?
3) Should we consider getting the RRV stamped on shore (if we happen to travel back home next month for some work - but that would seriously impact us financially considering we'll have to provide for multiple trips back and forth since we havent yet finalised the final move back) or it doesnt matter and we should apply while we are overseas? I just dont want the department to take unkindly to us that she is applying for multiple RRVs etc etc.