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Old 01-06-2015, 10:57 AM
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I am not 100% but I believe that if you go for the PMV, once it is approved she would have to move to Australia and live with you to be approved for the second part of the visa - she cannot stay in Abu Dhabi.

Also; just to be sure are you currently a citizen? Or a PR holder that has been living in Australia for a while?
I'm a PR at the moment but have applied for citizenship 3 weeks ago. Should hopefully be granted citizenship soon and I'll apply for AUS passport and get the ball rolling for visa 300.

I think my girlfriend does not have to be in Australia to apply for second stage visa after 300 has been granted but she plans to quit work and move here to stay with me as soon as 300 is successful. Hopefully, luck is on our side and that she's able to get a job with Etihad Airways when she's here.

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Hi Jimmy

Congratulations for the incoming citizenship!!


People who have been through a PMV will correct me if I am wrong but once married; within the 9 months of arriving in Australia; you have to apply for a 820 visa - which is an onshore application; providing proofs that you have been living together in a genuine relationship since the applicant arrival in Australia. The applicant also has to be in Australia when the visa is granted.
She also has to enter Australia within a certain time frame, so make sure she will be ready to move!

Etihad has partnerships with Virgin; so maybe she could apply for a position with them? Not sure whether you need to be permanent resident though..

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That's the thing about temporary visa. Although temp visa will allow her to work but I'm not sure how employers such as Etihad or Virgin look at temp visa holders.

I'm not sure if anyone has gone through visa 300 for a Thai partner but I have some questions;

1. Is it better to apply online or through VFS?
2. If VFS, should application be lodged in Thailand instead of in Abu Dhabi?
3. Is migration agent needed given that I don't think our case is completed? Would using one help increase the chance of a successful application?
4. If an agent is recommended, can anyone recommend one?

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Virgin require you to be a PR. I believe majority of Etihad positions are like Emirates positions and are based in the UAE.

My husband and I were at a career and travel expo earlier this easy and saw a flight attendant course and we were curious about it and they actually said that no airline in Australia will employ someone unless they are a PR.


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I was under the impression that you had to apply at the embassy closest to where you reside. So in her case since lives in UAE would be Dubai. You can double check with Mark on that one.

A migration agent won't make the process faster they are used if you don't have time to do it yourself or you have a complex case. They will tell you what evidence you need more of etc and present it the best way.


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Virgin require you to be a PR. I believe majority of Etihad positions are like Emirates positions and are based in the UAE.

My husband and I were at a career and travel expo earlier this easy and saw a flight attendant course and we were curious about it and they actually said that no airline in Australia will employ someone unless they are a PR.
Ah well I guess we're going to have to find alternatives.

Is there a way to get my girlfriend a PR without quitting her job? It's a shame if there isn't a way as she has a very role. I guess that's just how it is.


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Ah well I guess we're going to have to find alternatives.

Is there a way to get my girlfriend a PR without quitting her job? It's a shame if there isn't a way as she has a very role. I guess that's just how it is.
Only way she can get PR without quitting her job is applying for a skilled visa if her occupation is on that list.

With PMV she needs to be onshore when the 820 is submitted and approved which will be a TR. If you lived apart after that, that would raise concerns with DIBP at PR time.

I will be honest ... alot of people who come on a PMV either can't find a job or can't find a job in their field. They end up with entry level jobs ie. Bar & restaurant work. Alot of employers do not like the PMV because it is only for 9 months.


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I was under the impression that you had to apply at the embassy closest to where you reside. So in her case since lives in UAE would be Dubai. You can double check with Mark on that one.

A migration agent won't make the process faster they are used if you don't have time to do it yourself or you have a complex case. They will tell you what evidence you need more of etc and present it the best way.
This is the only complication in our case I think. She lives in Abu Dhabi but goes back to Thailand at least twice a month. Since she's Thai I thought it might be better to lodge her application there if we choose to go with paper based. She'll also need police certs from both countries which might complicate the application a bit. That's why I'm hoping someone who's gone through similar case would share some advice.


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This is the only complication in our case I think. She lives in Abu Dhabi but goes back to Thailand at least twice a month. Since she's Thai I thought it might be better to lodge her application there if we choose to go with paper based. She'll also need police certs from both countries which might complicate the application a bit. That's why I'm hoping someone who's gone through similar case would share some advice.
Post in Ask Mark! and he will tell you where to lodge. IMO online is much better as you can continue to upload evidence throughout the process. If you lodge via paper it is harder ... you have to email or send it in to them.


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OK, this is quite technical as I've just checked on immi site where it states that 300 allows you to travel in and out of Australia as often as you want.

Qantas site states that; Your passport needs to have a validity of at least 12 months. If your passport is not an Australian or New Zealand passport, you'll need to have a permanent residency stamp inside your passport that provides you with unrestricted access into Australia with the right to remain in Australia indefinitely.

Technically, a person with temp visa 300 can travel and remain in Australia indefinitely. A person with 300 should therefore be able to work as if he/she was a PR...... oh boy..


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