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Old 01-20-2012, 04:59 PM
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Hello,
I am currently Living in the Philippines with my Filipina wife and 8 month old son, I have been living here for over 2 years now. I am applying for my sons citizenship by decent, and after that I will apply for his passport.

Now it is all good for me and my son, however I cannot sponsor my wife as I have not worked for over 2 years, and prior to coming to the Philippines I was on DSP=Dissability Support Pension therefore I do not meet the criteria to be a sponsor.
I have had enough of existing in the PH and would love to take my FAMILY back to Australia to LIVE!, Does anyone have any leads/advice/experience in this matter? or perhaps can refer me to someone that does.

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The pension has nothing to do with being a sponser.
I was getting a disability pension and i was working to, when i sponsered my wife from Thailand.


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The pension has nothing to do with being a sponser.
I was getting a disability pension and i was working to, when i sponsered my wife from Thailand.
hi,
first can i ask what year was that? coz there have been many changes!!
can u go into more detail as to your sponsorship, and how long did the process take, did u apply in aus or in tahiland etc etc
by the way i have a "spent conviction" less then 3 years
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The application was in April 2011 and it took 4 months for approval
It was lodged in Bangkok, Thailand.


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The application was in April 2011 and it took 4 months for approval
It was lodged in Bangkok, Thailand.
i see, any other info u can give?


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i see, any other info u can give?
here in the ph it a 6-9 month wait, i am not working and neither am i on a pension as i have not been to australia in over 2 yeras, this is what i mean that i will not meet the criteria for a SPONSOR my concern is hwat other option if any do i have?


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If you are applying in Bangkok i can tell how where and what to do.
Philippines i know nothing about


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If you are applying in Bangkok i can tell how where and what to do.
Philippines i know nothing about

i appreciate your help mate, but 1 liners isnt much to chew on.
i am not working and neither am i on a pension as i have not been to australia in over 2 yeras, this is what i mean that i will not meet the criteria for a SPONSOR my concern is what other option if any do i have?
the curcimstance above SHOULD not matter if your are in thailand philippines or any other country. as for the 6-9 months that is the new waiting time regardless where u apply. i am interested in the above regarding the sponsor and my circumstance.
thanks in advance!


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i am not working and neither am i on a pension as i have not been to australia in over 2 yeras, this is what i mean that i will not meet the criteria for a SPONSOR my concern is what other option if any do i have?
From what I understand, you only need to be an Australian citizen (or resident) to sponsor someone. The 2 years work history are there to show that you can support your partner for the initial 2 years, but it seems like you might be eligible for PR straight away anyway since you have a child and have lived together for 2 years. I'm not 100 per cent sure, maybe someone could clarify this, but if you have a look at Sponsor Eligibility it doesn't mention work/pension in the criteria at all.


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From what I understand, you only need to be an Australian citizen (or resident) to sponsor someone. The 2 years work history are there to show that you can support your partner for the initial 2 years, but it seems like you might be eligible for PR straight away anyway since you have a child and have lived together for 2 years. I'm not 100 per cent sure, maybe someone could clarify this, but if you have a look at Sponsor Eligibility it doesn't mention work/pension in the criteria at all.
Thanks mate, i appreciate it, ye sounds good, actually as of jan 1 they took out the AOS assurety of support, and made other ammendments on the spouse visa form, the fact that we have a child and he will become a aus citizen i imagine would carry enough weight for the approval of the application, Commencement: 1 January 2012

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From 1 January 2012, the Migration Regulations 1994 ('the Regulations') are amended to remove the discretionary 'Assurance of Support' (AoS) requirements from certain Partner visas.

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