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Third tourist visa while waiting for spouse visa?

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Old 08-07-2011, 08:31 PM
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Third tourist visa while waiting for spouse visa?

My wife's first 3 month visa was from Feb to April this year.

She went back to Thailand end of April. 1 Month later we applied for another tourist visa and a spouse visa.

A 3 month tourist was granted and she is in Australia now and returns to Thailand on August 28.
She has a case officer and no further documents are required by the CO. Medical is done.

Can we apply for another tourist visa in possibly October about 1 month after she returns to Thailand.

Has anyone done anything similar to this.?
If so what was the outcome?

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Your'e lucky she has been given a tourist visa twice already, as I've read that it can be difficult for Thais to get them.

The problem I see possibly happening is that she is granted the spouse visa while on the tourist visa. Since it's an offshore spouse app, she can't be in Oz when it's granted. But, another poster says if the applicant tries to leave to get the partner visa when they are on a toursit visa, the partner visa could be cancelled.

I don't know how exactly this works, but the poster wanted his wife to come over from Japan to wait out the application, and he was told the above by someone at DIAC. If you read the sticky thread about onshore/ offshore/ tourist visas, you'll see more about it.


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Old 08-08-2011, 07:16 AM
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I have also read somewhere that if you are out of the country when the visa is granted that you must return to your country to receive that visa.
I guess my biggest concern is should we ask the case officer permission to apply for a tourist visa while waiting?

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How long has it been since you applied for the partner visa? If it will be granted soon can't you save yourself the hassle of getting her over here on a tourist visa for the third time where it might to more damage than good?

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