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We are applying for partner visa offshore application (Subclass 309).
I (husband/spouse/sponsor) am an Australian Citizen (Indian nationality) living in Sydney,Australia.
My wife (applicant) holds Indian passport but residing in USA on H1 Visa (Work Visa). We met in India on Feb 2014 and we got married on Mar 2014 (in India), in about a month from the time we met. (Both of us was visiting our family in India on holidays)
our marriage was an arranged marriage, arranged by both of our parents, family and friends. When we met we liked each other and said yes (I know this sounds a little weird). We have Marriage certificate and the photos of marriage and reception, wedding cards, viber chat history, the few sms's that we sent to each other over Cell network.
Wife is currently in USA


Now I am little concerned whether the immigration people will consider this as a genuine case or not. (given the relationship time period)?

And about the income - I am on very low income around $15500 for the last 2 tax assessment years, (never been on welfare). And the previous to these assessment years the income was around $37,000 - $38,000/yr. I am working at the present time with a yearly salary of around $32,070/yr (before tax).
And also have a savings account of around $30k (have been saving up in the past) with proper bank statements.

I was wondering if financial support is of any issue for the DIAC to approve? (I did read one of the thread about income and it was written around $25k/yr as a threshold, so was unsure if there would be any issue with my application. Your suggestions/comments are appreciated...)

Processing time frame - I have checked with Australian High commission in USA and they said the processing time for Partner visa is around 8-12 months. Has anyone applied recently and I would be very glad if you are happy to share your experience.

What is the best way to apply via online/Post?

Any recommendations/suggestions are very much appreciated on this case....

Thanks for reading and will look forward to hear from you...
 

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Yes, 8-12 months is about right for the US right now.

Being married is not enough for a spouse visa. You really need to be sharing households, expenses, etc. Have you not lived together at all? That may be a problem. Professional migration agents usually recommend *at least* three months of living together for married couples applying for the spouse visa so you can accumulate enough evidence of living together and shared finances.
About the Income any thoughts. Do you think I would submit an AOS anyway? and would there be any issue if we submit an AOS without DIAC asking?

But if its an arranged marriage (arranged by family and friends), How would you have lived together for so long especially when both the people are living and working in different continents (one in Australia, other in USA) and got married in another country (INDIA)?
 

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Does anybody can suggest/guide me if the spouse (sponsor) is working in a part-time job and is self-employed in Australia,
Does the spouse (sponsor) has to show both the type of employment in the application as a mandate?
please advise...

Also, this thought of low income is killing me.... can anyone help please...

- I am on very low income around $15500 for the last 2 tax assessment years, (never been on welfare). And the previous to these assessment years the income was around $37,000 - $38,000/yr. I am working at the present time with a yearly salary of around $32,070/yr (before tax).
And also have a savings account of around $30k (have been saving up in the past) with proper bank statements. (all genuine)

I was wondering if financial support is of any issue in the view of DIAC to approve? (I did read one of the thread about income and it was written around $25k/yr as a threshold, so was unsure if there would be any issue with my application. Your suggestions/comments are appreciated...

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People on Centrelink can sponsor their spouse successfully.

ALL income must be declared on your tax return, regardless. And you supply your tax return with your partner visa application.
Ok I understand declaring it on the tax return and I have declared it. I have started the 2nd job not too long ago.
I was just asking about mentioning in the partner visa application. My concern is if I mention both the works, will it create more qs as the other one is self-employment.
 
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