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Hi guys, its been a while...
Finally we moved to Australia. As we decided earlier, I went in with a Working Holiday Visa to get a feel for the country and guess what? We both love it here!
Now the thing, I'm planning to go to Uni in Feb as an International student but still prefer to apply for a defacto visa, simply because I don't want to change Visa again and it takes long enough to become a residence in the first place. My problem is, I can only study on the WHV for 4 month. Will that be enough time to get my Visa granted and what happens if not? Will I get a bridge Visa even I'm still on the WHV?

Thanks for tips and thoughts...
Hannah
 

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You get a bridging visa applied Hannah for an onshore visa application where a decision has not yet been made by the time your existing visa, your WHV in this case expires.
There have been a few posts of late re some people being advised that partner visa application processing times are stretched a bit but if you add four months to a February study start date and Unis are usually later in February, that takes you to close to the end of next June or say nominally eight months from now and I'd reckon if all your evidence is well documented and you have a good clear application in ASAP, you should stand a good chance if a partner visa is to granted of having it by June.
If you do not look like getting a partner visa, you would have to look at taking out a student visa, I suppose would be one option.
Have you considered doing three months seasonal work or WWOOF Australia Official Website so as you could have the option of a second WHV up your sleeve and four months and a bit on one and ditto the second and you would be near the end of the first academic year.
 

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Is there any way around the 6 month? I guess everyone who is in the country that long can prove the 12 month anyway, right? I was looking into the registration today because my "China proof" problem. Sure we have a lease from Shanghai in English as well as flight tickets from 2008 till now but this is it. All bills are paid either cash or cannot be proven and phone records or credit card statements? Not in China... Will it help if I tell the CO I wouldn't mind registering the relationship?
Just answer you here and then I'll delete your other post for w like reference threads to stay that way as much as possible.

Though nothing specific like six months is stated in the BDM application form, Coyle made an approach to BDM and they like all good burocratic organisations like government departments are, have advised in the 6m and you would only find out if four or five would be accepted by having a complete application together and submitting it without asking questions, time together in China possibly supporting it, but ask if anything less than 6m was going to be acceptable and you will always have a burocrat giving the answer that would be least dangerous to his own backside and that answer would likely be No!

And No!, telling a CO you would not mind registering your realationship would not help as a CO is going to be considering an application on what is in it or what further certificates may be supplied for police and health checks and nothing to do with what you will not mind doing.
 
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