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Old 02-06-2015, 03:03 AM
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Spouse Visa - 309

This is my Story, I applied for an Australian Visa (190) & which granted in 2014. Then, I already made my 1st Entry in 2014. When I applied the Visa, I was in two mind due to many reasons & applied along but included my Wife & child as Non Migrating Family members to my Visa Application & had completed the medical & police clearance for them.

(The major reason for this is financially, I was in a bad position at that time & had to take a hard decision to lodge visa along or give up)

Now, I am planning to move & need to bring my family too there. Now, we have another new member too in our family. We have been married for 6 years & have two kids.
What is my chances of getting visa for family? Can my wife apply for 309? I was there in the Aussi only for 2 weeks.
Highly appreciate your Ideas regarding this,

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Old 02-06-2015, 04:31 AM
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Unfortunately it's going to cost you a LOT more to bring them over now than it would have then. Not only have they begun charging for each child you bring over with you, spouse visa prices went up significantly in January. So, if both of your children are under the age of 18, the cost to bring over your wife and two children will be:

$4630 (wife) + $1155 (First Child under 18) + $1155 (second child under 18) = $6940. And that doesn't include the medicals your wife and children will need to undergo again (medicals are only valid for one year) and the police checks your wife will need. Children only need police checks if they're over 16 years of age.

The one thing that could stand in your way is the "usually resident" requirement. You're probably going to need a consultation with a good MARA-registered agent to make sure you can meet that. There are several good ones on the forum - Mark Northam, wrussell, CCMS and Jeremy Hooper. Any of them could help you. Generally you need to be able to prove that you are settled or have definite plans to settle in Australia... and that can be complicated.

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Visa #1: PMV (300) through Washington, D.C
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Visa #2: Subclass 820 (From PMV).
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Visa Granted: Early July 2014.
Visa #3: 801 (PR)
Eligibility Date: End of April 2016 (Applied a month prior).
PR Granted: Early April 2017.

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