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Hey guys i'm in need of some serious help, i have been reading info\websites on which visa to apply for and it's all so confusing.

I am from perth, WA if that helps & im 20. i will try to keep it short and simple.

me and my gf have been together for 1 year, she moved in with me and we stayed together for 9 months before she had to go back to thailand (sadly her English course finished).

while she has been gone i visited her for 1 month.
so in total we have been living together for 10 months.


types of evidence : we have many photos, conversations everyday, we help each other by transferring money for food shopping, phone bills.
we buy presents for each other.

we also opened up a shared bank account to transfer in money to save for a trip one day ( we haven't used it much though only got about 150$ in it....)
our financial situation is not that good - will that affect us


Currently she is living in Thailand and we dont know what to do or what type of visa to apply for. please help us with what we should do and whats the best option.

i also read that the defacto was good but how long does that take, and also can i get a temporary partner visa instantly or do i have to wait.
whats our chances of it being successful too, we are scared we will get declined..

Sorry for all the stupid questions, we just want to be together.
if u want to know anything else feel free to ask as i want all the help possible

*update* she is also going to apply for a tourist visa next year April to come with her mum. so should i apply with her or do it online while she is overseas.
 

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Have you read the Partner Migration Booklet on the DIBP website?

I doubt you have proof of the relationship with your "girlfriend" for the required 1 year minimum (just from the way you have presented) nor do I think in WA you can register the relationship (not that that always helps) so PMV is worth a good look.

They all cost lots - plan on $10,000 if its straight forward and also a good wait 9 - 24 months depending on the visa you can apply or do apply.

Be very careful what you tell DIBP on the visitor visa applications and beware of the 12 in 18 month thing on visas.
 

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I was gonna suggest PMV also, ampk is very knowledgeable, follow his advice.
 

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yeah i kept it short but i have a solid 10 month evidence of living with each other.
but we have been in a relationship for 1 year.
Would they allow it even if its 2 months difference. Sorry we have been stressing so much and we just want to be together.

and you said PMV, so apply for Prospective Marriage visa and after a partner visa? so i will be paying 7k plus another 7k on top?
 

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Have you read the Partner Migration Booklet on the DIBP website?

Be very careful what you tell DIBP on the visitor visa applications and beware of the 12 in 18 month thing on visas.
also i will read it now & what do you mean by 12 - in 18 month thing??
 

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Even a day short of 12 months (unless registered) must result in a refused visa. That's policy.

Getting visitor visa after a long stay in Australia - they can refuse or restrict. Normally no more than 12 months in Australia in any 18 month period. So depending on how long she has been gone is to if they think that enough to grant another visa.
 

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Even a day short of 12 months (unless registered) must result in a refused visa. That's policy.

Getting visitor visa after a long stay in Australia - they can refuse or restrict. Normally no more than 12 months in Australia in any 18 month period. So depending on how long she has been gone is to if they think that enough to grant another visa.
Oh i guess defacto isn't an option then....:(
She was on a student visa and she stayed in perth for 11 and a half months to complete an English course.
She has been gone for 3 months so far and wanting to come on February.

i didn't think this would be so hard until i started researching this, so im sorry for all the questions.

So i should do a PMV and then apply for the 820/801 after?? what would the cost be like?

if im wrong Can you please break down what u think is the best for me?
 

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No PMV is not $7,000 + $7,000.

But it is about $1,170 extra - I never get the amount right.

3 months away may be ok? but must meet GTE requirements of PAM 3.

I am sure the other members will guide you, I don't research or post much these days.
 

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No PMV is not $7,000 + $7,000.

But it is about $1,170 extra - I never get the amount right.

3 months away may be ok? but must meet GTE requirements of PAM 3.

I am sure the other members will guide you, I don't research or post much these days.
How do i send you a private message, there's a post on this forums that i want to ask you about?

and I just realised u have a comment on there too, i am really grateful that you are active on this forum and dedicated to helping us in need i would be so lost if i didnt sign up <3
 

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No PMV is not $7,000 + $7,000.

But it is about $1,170 extra - I never get the amount right.

3 months away may be ok? but must meet GTE requirements of PAM 3.

I am sure the other members will guide you, I don't research or post much these days.
/90321-pmv-advice-needed.html <u can copy paste it with the australiaforum website url.
its a post about PMV and its from 2014. i found it pretty useful but will it be outdated?
 

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/90321-pmv-advice-needed.html <u can copy paste it with the australiaforum website url.
its a post about PMV and its from 2014. i found it pretty useful but will it be outdated?
The older there advice te more chance of being outdated. Potentially irrelevant to your situation:

Defo better to ask your questions here now and get current information.

The logical thing for you to do is build on your relationship for now via tourist visas / holidays and save up or consider going ahead with a PMV as ampk said, expect around 10k..
 

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I think in 2014 I was reading the Migration Act of 1956 or near that and that is the current one.

Posts on this and other forums are only a guide.

Regulation and Policy are what needs to be known and that gets tricky very fast as the other posters learn fast. I am old and out dated on much stuff now but the new members do have a good grasp and are more current than I am.

The newer members are doing very well with what they post, If I see they post a wrong statement - I will let it be known (but I also my be wrong).

P.S also plan on a Partner Visa application to take you around 2 months to be ready to submit.
 

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Download the Partner Migration Handbook and read it from cover to cover. Then come back with specific questions. It will answer a lot, as will DIBP's website.
 
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