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As you may know I have been asking a few questions here lately and trying to get it all sorted in my head as to how to go about applying for the defacto visa. Im here in Australia with my Australian boyfriend (Im irish).

We decided to go down the Migrant Agent route and met with her last night. She phoned up today and got us an interview for 6th May! (cant beleive how soon that is!) so we will be lodging the application in person with her present also.

I sent for my police checks on 26/03/2010 so hoping they will come back to me soon and my medicals are booked for 09/04/2010 and 16/04/2010 so again fingers crossed nothing shows up as abnormal there and all goes to plan!

If anyone can give me any tips/advice about the interview itself I would appreciate it ! Thanks and good luck!
 

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Hi Everyone
As you may know I have been asking a few questions here lately and trying to get it all sorted in my head as to how to go about applying for the defacto visa. Im here in Australia with my Australian boyfriend (Im irish).

We decided to go down the Migrant Agent route and met with her last night. She phoned up today and got us an interview for 6th May! (cant beleive how soon that is!) so we will be lodging the application in person with her present also.

I sent for my police checks on 26/03/2010 so hoping they will come back to me soon and my medicals are booked for 09/04/2010 and 16/04/2010 so again fingers crossed nothing shows up as abnormal there and all goes to plan!

If anyone can give me any tips/advice about the interview itself I would appreciate it ! Thanks and good luck!
That seems to be moving along nicely for you and there's no need to get tense over the interview for they're generally low key affairs [ in Australia anyway, there having been some overseas testing cases ] and essentially an immigration officer will just want to ask questions to confirm what is in the application.
Have you checked the stick thread on interview questions?
What is the agents fee btw [ if you do not mind ] ?
 

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That seems to be moving along nicely for you and there's no need to get tense over the interview for they're generally low key affairs [ in Australia anyway, there having been some overseas testing cases ] and essentially an immigration officer will just want to ask questions to confirm what is in the application.
Have you checked the stick thread on interview questions?
What is the agents fee btw [ if you do not mind ] ?
Hi Wanderer
First medical was last Fri and that went fine, go back this fri to hopefully pick up the envelope!
Busy trying to gather stat decs and write statements ourselves etc. We will be meeting the agent once more before the interview on 6th May.
Yep Ive checked out that sticky, every piece of info I can get my hands on is helpful!!
THe agent is charging $3000 plus GST. $500.00 plus GST up front as a deposit and the rest on the day of the interview or afterwards providing weve told her exactly when, she's very nice. I know its alot of money but I see it more as piece of mind and you cant put a price on that - at least I know I wont mess up the forms, because shes doing that for us.
The 6th of May is 4 days after my 6 month whv rule about employers ends so if its not granted there and then I may have some issues there...
 

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Still havent received my police clearance from Ireland yet... this is stressing me out. I now have 7 stat decs from my family/friends in Ireland and we have about 6 currently in the mill here in Australia... I have my passport photos taken and most of my evidence organised and ready to photocopy... Im starting to feel like things are falling into place but just a couple of things still to sort on my partners side of things, like letters from his accountant about him having his own business and letter from his solicitor confirming serperation dates from his ex-wife etc... these things are also stressing me out because we are relying on other people now... The interview date is the 6th of May so thats only a little over 2 weeks to go and in that time we also have to meet with our migration agent again... If you can see anything glaringly obvious that we are forgetting please let me know!!
 

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Still havent received my police clearance from Ireland yet... this is stressing me out. I now have 7 stat decs from my family/friends in Ireland and we have about 6 currently in the mill here in Australia... I have my passport photos taken and most of my evidence organised and ready to photocopy... Im starting to feel like things are falling into place but just a couple of things still to sort on my partners side of things, like letters from his accountant about him having his own business and letter from his solicitor confirming serperation dates from his ex-wife etc... these things are also stressing me out because we are relying on other people now... The interview date is the 6th of May so thats only a little over 2 weeks to go and in that time we also have to meet with our migration agent again... If you can see anything glaringly obvious that we are forgetting please let me know!!
Just use the Immi Checklist and also have your own hit list on what you're waiting for.
Usually with things like the police check, if it is coming you can still go for your interview and the CO will probably say just provide it when it turns up.
Your partner ought to be able to get his accountsants and solicitors stuff OK.
And don't stress!
 

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Just use the Immi Checklist and also have your own hit list on what you're waiting for.
Usually with things like the police check, if it is coming you can still go for your interview and the CO will probably say just provide it when it turns up.
Your partner ought to be able to get his accountsants and solicitors stuff OK.
And don't stress!
Thanks Wanderer! I think yesterday was just "one of those days" where I was worrying a bit too much. Im much better today, even though my migration agent has advised me that I should get a police cert from the uk because I lived there for 11 months. She says its best to be on the safe side to have it in the pipeline in case we are asked for it on the day of the interview. I wont be able to get it before then but like you said, if its on the way, it's better than not having applied for it at all... Still though, more money money money!!!
 

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Yep immigrating is not exactly a cheap process.
You'll be better off at least than a chap from Northern Ireland who had never ever crossed the border but was being told by an immigration person over in NZ to get an Irish police check.
Immigration person may have been scheduled for a revisor in geography 101!
 

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Yep immigrating is not exactly a cheap process.
You'll be better off at least than a chap from Northern Ireland who had never ever crossed the border but was being told by an immigration person over in NZ to get an Irish police check.
Immigration person may have been scheduled for a revisor in geography 101!
Lol that immigration person definately needs a refresher in geography :) Ill keep you updated!
Actually I went to the bank today to get a pounds sterling money order to send with my application for police check in UK and they wouldnt accept just my drivers licence, they wanted my passport aswell.... for money laundering reasons.... I wouldnt get very far with 70 pounds sterling in the money laundering stakes!! THink I will start carrying my passport with me everywhere for the next few weeks as it seems Im using it nearly everyday between medicals, forms here and there, etc... Have my eye exam tomorrow - something every day!!! :) Thanks again
 
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