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Complicated situation - WHV Visa > ?

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Hello everyone.

Like everyone else on this forum, I am stressed about my options.

I am currently here on a WHV that ends Nov 2018. I have met someone that I want to be with and therefore would like an extended Visa, preferably permanent.

My issues are currently:

1. I am a nurse but feel that my skills assessment will not be positive due to lack of experience and other things.

2. Partner Visa - we have not lived together for more than 12 months. I am tempted to lodge the application at the end of my WHV and stay on the bridging Visa and then appeal the decision when it’s declined - or reapply for another Partner Visa if possible.
I’m in WA which does not recognise registered relationships for migration purposes.

3. WHV 2nd year - again, tempting, but due to work commitments for the next 5 months i’m unable to work on a farm. I may be able to though, but 3 months away will be hard.

4. I have heard that obtaining a Student Visa / Visitor Visa after a WHV is difficult and risky. I am leaning towards a Student Visa however through Brightannica. I would like to study more anyway, and even although I have a degree already i’m happy to do a course on a lower level.

I would really appreciate any advice. Money is relatively short, time is short.
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** When did you meet?

We met in November when I moved here and began dating/became exclusive in January.

** It would be wise to spend a few hundred $'s with a RMA to investigate this and other options.

I am concerned that they will be unable to advise me of my situation unless they are specialised in nursing migration, I will do more research and see if I can find someone! Thanks.

** There is no 12 month "living" together requirement for de facto, it is a length of relationship of at least 12 months (dating does not count here).

So I can state that we became exclusive in January and show we moved in together around this time and apply in November?

***3 months is nothing compared to what many from high rick countries face.

Very true. This option is being considered.

** Not a good idea to apply for Student Visa when a Partner Visa is what is really wanted. You also need to show funds for this without relying on the 40 hours per fortnight work rights.[/QUOTE]

Yeah I guessed a student visa would be a bit of a stretch.

Thanks for all the advice. I'm thinking about contacting a lawyer to go over my options.
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