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Hello,
I have been lurking around the website for the last couple of weeks and decided it was high time I actually registered and introduced myself.
I am an Australian citizen by birth and am living in Buenos Aires with my Argentine partner. We've been together over 2 years (living together for 2 years) and have a beautiful baby boy who will be 3 months old tomorrow.

We have applied for a de facto visa for my partner via the embassy in Brazil as the local one seems to only handle tourist visas and passport applications. We sent a mountain of paperwork the first time and had our CO assigned 2 days after it was received. She requested medicals and a police check along with a couple of other minor things. We sent off our part earlier in August and the doctor sent the medical results yesterday I think. He actually rang us last night to advise that my partner has at some stage come into contact with Hep C. It is not active now, but obviously he was obliged to notify the embassy. I guess when they receive the medical results they will inform us what further exams they might require.

Our CO is the same person who processed our son's citizenship by decent application, which was done in 3 weeks (it's apparently a 4 week application) so at least we know she is efficient!

Made the optimistic move of arranging flights for November earlier this year before realising the de facto application may take 6 months. We only applied in July, we waited until the baby was born to add weight to the claim. My partner can be considered automatically for permanent residency because we've been together over 2 years and there is a dependent child from the relationship.

I'm not too concerned that they'll knock us back, even with the medical hiccup, more so of the time it might take now. I can change the flight date if need be, but being peak season we might not find availability until late Jan or even Feb.

It's amazing how many people are constantly applying to get into Oz... I wonder how many Australians are doing the same to get out?... I guess a lot also.

Best of luck to everyone, it's a stressful process. I feel like the fate of my family is in the hands of someone that has never even met us!

DesdeBsAs
 

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HI!

Hi!
Nice to meet you!. As you can see in my flag status. I'm Argentinian.
Me and my wife are planning to move to Aus in mid-term.
Right now we're living in Caleta Olivia, Santa Cruz.
I found this old post from you, and I wondered how did your process end.
Sure you got all your papers Ok.
I really got interested since you we're living in Argentina.
Anyway, if you ever see this, reply.
Cheers!
:D
Brian
 

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Hi Brian,
I just stumbled across your post. My partner and I (he is Argentinean and I am Australian) recently finished the process of applying for a 309/100 partner visa. We just found out yesterday that it was approved!
Let me know if you would like any tips! :)

 

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Hello!

Hi Brian,
I just stumbled across your post. My partner and I (he is Argentinean and I am Australian) recently finished the process of applying for a 309/100 partner visa. We just found out yesterday that it was approved!
Let me know if you would like any tips! :)

Hi there! Honest. Pleased to meet you.
Did you apply from Argentina? From wich city/place?
Of course, congrats on your visa.
Me and my wife are dying watiing for our oportunity to migrate:eek:.
Let's keep in touch!:D
Cheers!

Brian
 

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Hi there! Honest. Pleased to meet you.
Did you apply from Argentina? From wich city/place?
Of course, congrats on your visa.
Me and my wife are dying watiing for our oportunity to migrate:eek:.
Let's keep in touch!:D
Cheers!

Brian
Hi Brian!
We applied from Buenos Aires (we still live here) to the Brasilia embassy. I have been here nearly 3 years and my partner and I had been living together for about 1 and 1/2 years when we sent in the application last November. We aren't married, no children. Sounds like your application should be a lot easier than ours. Let me know if you need any help with your application.
Cheers,
Sarah :)
 

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Hello everyone, I happened to do a search on Argentina to see if anyone else had applied for this visa from there, found out the same as Desdebsas, we had to go through the embassy in Brasilia. Could you help me?? I'm finding our case officer is making things really difficult for us!! As did you, we sent a mountain of paperwork, photos, stat decs etc...my fiancee is in Argentina and I'm in Australia, I came back nearly 3 months ago (to Aust) because my airline ticket was going to expire and I also wanted to find work so we would have some sort of set up before he arrived in Australia. My fiancee had his telephone interview a few weeks ago, we are due to be married in Argentina on the 2nd of March 2013, and the person who interviewed him seemed to think it was odd that I came back in June to Australia since it was so close to the wedding date (I made sure I left everything ready for the wedding before I left!!).

I am hoping you can help me too! I'm from Argentina but an Australian citizen, my fiancee is Argentinean. When I went back last year to be with him we filled out all the application forms and I put down my residential address my address in Australia and he put down his address in Argentina at his parents place. We were renting an apartment (without a contract as before I arrived he thought he'd be moving here within a few months, so we didn't do any contract) and the receipts for the rent are only printed out in his name. The embassy now asks us for proof of us living together, all we were able to get is a ''cohabitation certificate'' from the police in Argentina, and it has our apartment address, not the address he put down as his residential address which is his parents place. Now we have to send proof of us living together, how do we explain the difference in the residential address he put on our application? In Argentina things are 1000 times more difficult to do than in Australia, even a change of address on our national ID cards can mean a whole morning spent at the office to change this and he was unable to get time off work for this. HELP PLEASE!!!!
 

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Did you try talking with the Peace Judge in Argentina? Maybe you can make a statement (declaración jurada), establishing your situation with your adresses. Many times I managed to solve some requirements and paperwork from distance (still in Argentina), when I was living in Tandil, Buenos Aires.
You should at least ask....
Cheers from Caleta Olivia, Santa Cruz!
 

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Thank you for your response Brian! We have a ''certificado de convivencia'' which is basically a Stat dec signed by both of us PLUS two witnesses, it was done at a police station! We have written a letter explaining why my fiancee put down his parents address as his residential address, I hope this is enough what do you think?! Are you moving to Australia??

Did you try talking with the Peace Judge in Argentina? Maybe you can make a statement (declaración jurada), establishing your situation with your adresses. Many times I managed to solve some requirements and paperwork from distance (still in Argentina), when I was living in Tandil, Buenos Aires.
You should at least ask....
Cheers from Caleta Olivia, Santa Cruz!
 

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Thank you for your response Brian! We have a ''certificado de convivencia'' which is basically a Stat dec signed by both of us PLUS two witnesses, it was done at a police station! We have written a letter explaining why my fiancee put down his parents address as his residential address, I hope this is enough what do you think?! Are you ??
yes. I believe it should be enough, you may as well get it signed by a judge of peace though.Sometimes this kind of matter can be a real pain in the head.yrs I'm planning moving to Australiain a few years along with my wife, therefore, I'm always looking forward to get in touch with australians and/or migrants. Nice to meet you.
 
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