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Old 12-06-2011, 09:44 AM
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Hello ANGELICA ,my fiance and I are applying for a PMV ,we have just about got all our documents together and are going threw a immigration lawyer to do our visa as expensive as it is we want everything right . My fiance is from Pereira in Colombia ,did you have to go threw any major dramas because your from Colombia ,also in one question they ask how much money will you be bringing with you ? my fiance want be bringing any money other than what I send her for her travelling to here ,Iam obviously doing a sponsorship Doc , is it a drama she has no money to talk about ? . if you could give me some ideas of any problems you may have occured ,that we might considering where she is coming from . my employment is good my income also . any advise also how long did it take you to get your visa as we want to plan a wedding . thanks Darryl


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hey darryl!!!

how are you!!! would love to share with you what be have been going through! By the way i live in pereira too!
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Hello ANGELICA ,my fiance and I are applying for a PMV ,we have just about got all our documents together and are going threw a immigration lawyer to do our visa as expensive as it is we want everything right . My fiance is from Pereira in Colombia ,did you have to go threw any major dramas because your from Colombia ,also in one question they ask how much money will you be bringing with you ? my fiance want be bringing any money other than what I send her for her travelling to here ,Iam obviously doing a sponsorship Doc , is it a drama she has no money to talk about ? . if you could give me some ideas of any problems you may have occured ,that we might considering where she is coming from . my employment is good my income also . any advise also how long did it take you to get your visa as we want to plan a wedding . thanks Darryl


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Old 12-06-2011, 11:32 AM
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Hi Angelica ,Id love to chat to you about this visa and maybe some of the things your going through ,do you speak english when I was in Pereira recently I found it hard to talk to anyone my fiance only speaks about 50% ,hope to hear from you ,by the way I enjoyed Pereira we also went to Cartegena for some days it was great . MY EMAIL address is [email protected] if you would prefer to contact me on that . bye Darryl


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Hi Angelica ,Id love to chat to you about this visa and maybe some of the things your going through ,do you speak english when I was in Pereira recently I found it hard to talk to anyone my fiance only speaks about 50% ,hope to hear from you ,by the way I enjoyed Pereira we also went to Cartegena for some days it was great . MY EMAIL address is [email protected] if you would prefer to contact me on that . bye Darryl
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Its been over 12 months since my last post and I'm still in a long distance relationship with my Colombian girlfriend. I'm going over to visit her next month for 3 months to meet her family and decide if we want to get engaged. If all goes well then we intend on applying for a PMV. We were also thought that maybe if things go really well then maybe we could get married while over there. Is the partner visa easier, cheaper and quicker to apply for than a PMV? Is the processing times generally less for a partner visa than a PMV? And also I've read that some countries require a No impediment to marry certificate. Has anyone had any experience in getting married in Colombia? What requirements/ documents / timeframes from engagement to marriage would be asked for when seeking to get married in Colombia? We have known each other now for over 2 years but have only spend a month total actually living together. Because our relationship has been mostly long distance we don't have a lot of evidence. Our main evidence is skype chat and calls and photos of when I visited her last time just over 12 months ago and photos of when we first met over 2 years ago. Is the evidence requirement for partner visa (even if your married) greater than a PMV? I've been searching the forums to try and find what to do but it seems that majority of couples have been able to live together for a good period of time , which we haven't been able to. It says on the immi website average prcessing times are 5-9 months for the PMV, that is a long time apart again so we thought that maybe getting married would quicken the waiting time. Or is it best to stick with the PMV route?

ps sorry for all the questions, for all the Colombian's or Colombian partners out there I would love to hear from you.

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Old 09-18-2012, 12:55 PM
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Hello , dont get married overseas this is what immigration hear dont want you to do , Apply for a PMV , its not as hard as you might think but you must do it right . My fiance just got her visa approved , 5 months after the application was lodge ,she will be here in 7 days ,we are very happy . Dont try any short cuts , just follow the system , its hard being apart for several months but if you talk everyday on Skype its not to bad ,there is obviously a lot of trust involved in the relationship ,but thats what its all about ,if you cant trust each dont go any further with it . I would definately do the Pmv , yes your evidence is very important in proving your relationship with the Embassy ,good luck ,Darryl

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Hi gatfield, here's my story I think you'll be interested!

I'm British and my now husband is Australian! We met 3 yrs ago whilst he was living in the uk! After a very long, long distance relationship I arrived here on June 28th on a 3 month tourist visa! We got married last Friday (14th) for under $1000 on the beach it was perfect! We're now lodging our spouse visa on Thursday (20.09.12) as we have more than enough evidence to prove out love and commitment! As others have commented that the visa costs $1000 less by applying offshore, this is true but flights to either country are much more!

Stay on this Australia forum as we could have never come this far without it!

I'll subscribe to this post and update it to let you know if its a success which I have no doubt it will!

So just another idea for you!

Hope it helps!

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Enter on a tourist visa then apply for a partner visa 820.

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Enter on a tourist visa then apply for a partner visa 820.
Hi all thanks a lot for your reply's. And congratulations Darryl that is wonderful news! and thanks for your comment. the 820 partner visa is onshore. The problem is because she is from a 'high risk' country she probably will only get a 3 month tourist visa with probably a no further stay applied to the visa. Plus financially it is difficult because she would have to quit her job and she supports her mum 100% financially. So the onshore partner visa is not good for us.

Agreed Darryl, the PMV is the safest route, just hope it doesn't take so long, plus it means another flight back later for the wedding. But better that we get more time to be together before tying the knot.

we have started preparing evidence like skype chat calls etc, plus she has begun getting police certificates etc. It appears the documents i need is copy of birth certificate passport and letter from my work.
What are some of the types of evidence that you put in your application??


Hi Laura thanks for sharing your story and congratulations to you too. Its good to know someone else has been in a long long distance relationship for a long time. please keep us posted how yours go.
Cheers Drew


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Just follow darrylbulger's advice and apply for a PMV. Try to get as much evidence as possible, check the Partner migration booklet: Partner Migration Booklet
All the best!

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Old 09-20-2012, 06:13 AM
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Hi Drew , as far as evidence goes ,we had every email we ever sent each other ,we used Windows live ,We had lots and lots of photos ,I went to Colombia a couple of times and was able to get photos of myself and family members together , airtickets showing both names , hotel accomadation with both names , evidence of places we visited together in Colombia . We had no record of talking on Skype or windows live as we always talked live ,so there was no recording of conversations . It is far better for the relationship to talk face to face live . I sent my fiance some money every friday via Western Union so we had all the reciepts from that right up until the visa was approved, I still sent those reciepts to the case officer , just to show my financial support . I even gave the an unofficial relationship update ,which they recieved , then two days later the visa got approved ! I figure give them as much evidence about your relationship as you can without becoming a pest to the case officer . I feel we did everything possible and it just went threw well with out a problem . the interview was done exactly two months prior to approval , Good luck Darryl


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