1. Where it asks if I have any other family in Australia, I assume this is not my husband or any of his family?
2. We are hoping to move to the UK, but because of the complicated visa rules we're not sure if this will work out. I feel like I have to mention this in my application as my flight is already booked. Can I say that we're hoping to move there to be closer to my family, but if it doesn't go to plan, we will return to Australia? If it doesn't work out, I'm likely to know before they're even thinking about granting my PR so my address would be an Australian one.
We didn't fill in our marriage certificate on the 801 - that was done on the 820. We had both our passports and for my husband his country has a national ID so we completed that as well.
Re: family in Australia - that is for the applicant, so for my husband we answered no because only my family is living in Australia.
re: moving to the UK - it is best to be honest with them about your intentions for the relationship. You will need to mention things like when your husband will be moving with you etc. My advice is if he is not coming with you straight away to regularly upload evidence of communication while apart.
Unfortunately he can't come with me straight away unless I already have a job offer there That's seeming unlikely as I go in a matter of weeks so he'll have to wait in Australia until I get a job and then the visa gets processed. It really sucks. Makes the Australia system look sensible and that's saying something!
So do I put the bit about moving to the UK in our commitment to each other or the changes in the relationship since the other visa was granted (not a lot has changed since May!)?
Also, where we intend to live in Australia... Technically if we stay in Australia, we intend to live in Victoria but should I be putting "External Territory" or "Other"?
Sorry, what do you mean by "I would not leave where you plan to live in Australia"? Are you saying that I should put "Other"?
And also, future plans, you mean the section about commitment?
Yeah processing times are much faster but they're still longer than they were a year ago and it's also getting more expensive. A year ago, I could have paid extra money and got the visa in 15 working days but it's closer to 30 now. I'm also worried about my application because I get salary packaging which makes proving how much I earn that little bit more difficult.
My friend has written that she's excited for us to stay in Australia in her stat dec. Everything else she's said is great and I think she's just hoping we'll stay (she does know we're planning to move). Should I be concerned?