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Old 04-06-2015, 12:53 AM
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Hi, I'm looking to bring my fiancée here on a working and holiday visa and then get her to stay afterwards. Is this possible without her returning home? And if so, what path would we take? Any help would be greatly appreciated!


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Hi Austind795! That's exactly what I did -- I came over on a Work and Holiday visa, ended up marrying my fiance, and applied for the onshore partner visa (820) before my WHV expired. I did not have to return home at all. However, you will need to be sure that the visa she's granted does not come with a No Further Stay condition.

There are other things to consider as well. Will you have enough evidence to prove that you are in a genuine and continuing relationship? Are you willing to get married, or do you live in a state that allows relationship registration? De facto relationshps can get kind of tricky if her visa is only for a year, because you'll need to prove that you've lived together for a year before applying. You'll need to build up evidence of living together and merging your lives together as a couple--joint bank accounts, joint bills, commitment to each other (such as Super Fund beneficiaries or wills including the other person), evidence of declaring your relationship to friends and family. Sometimes all of this can be difficult to accumulate in a year (but like I said, I did it and I know others have too!).

Depending on your situation, you might be better off applying for a Prospective Marriage Visa which requires less evidence of living together. Something to look into, though like I said the WHV --> Partner Visa route is not impossible.

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Thank you Inkhearted! Do you think I could please have your email address so that we could talk further? Thank you!


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A large amount of people, including myself, have taken this pathway.

My partner applied for an 820 after being on a WHV for 12 months. We had lived together in London for a little while prior to him coming over on a WHV. He never had to return to the UK whilst the application was being processed.

Have you lived together before? What nationality is your partner? And which state do you plan on living in?

There are loads of posts on this forum you can read which will give you a very good idea of the kind of evidence you need to supply, all of which you can gather from the moment she reaches Australia e.g lease, joint bills, combining your finances etc.

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Visa: 820/801 Partner (Defacto) from WHV
Nationality: British
Applied: Online, Onshore (Melbourne)
Application Date: 5th February 2014
Police Checks: 5th February 2014
Medicals: 5th February 2014
GRANT DATE: 4th June 2014

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A large amount of people, including myself, have taken this pathway.

My partner applied for an 820 after being on a WHV for 12 months. We had lived together in London for a little while prior to him coming over on a WHV. He never had to return to the UK whilst the application was being processed.

Have you lived together before? What nationality is your partner? And which state do you plan on living in?

There are loads of posts on this forum you can read which will give you a very good idea of the kind of evidence you need to supply, all of which you can gather from the moment she reaches Australia e.g lease, joint bills, combining your finances etc.
She has come over in the past on a student visa to finish highschool and during that period we lived in the same house for 10 months. She is from America and we plan on living in N.S.W. Does she have to be enrolled in college to come over and how do we get a visa without the no further stay condition? Thanks


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If she is coming over on a work and holiday visa she can't study at college - this visa is purely to work and travel. People from the US are unlikely to receive a no further stay condition on their work and holiday visa. There is no way to ensure that this won't be placed on her visa.

Note that she wont be able to come over with her worldy possessions - technically she should not be coming over on this visa with the intention of applying for another onshore. So just keep this in mind when she comes over and is going through immigration at the airport.

Have a read of these links, it may help you understand the partner visa process:

1. IMMI partner visa booklet - some of this is out dated as it was published before the online application became available etc but it will give you a good idea of the process. http://www.immi.gov.au/forms/Documents/1127.pdf

2. Partner Visa Resources
http://www.australiaforum.com/visas-...resources.html

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Application Date: 5th February 2014
Police Checks: 5th February 2014
Medicals: 5th February 2014
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