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Old 01-14-2015, 02:43 PM
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You can, but you're going to need your official marriage certificate from Births, Deaths & Marriages first. Your celebrant has to register your marriage first - ours then ordered the certificate for us. You can go in in person to a BDM office to speed it up if you're really in a hurry, but otherwise they mail it. It took us about a month post-marriage to get everything together.

We didn't submit a TON of evidence, but we did submit at least some evidence in all four categories - nature of commitment (cards people had given us at the wedding, wedding photos, a printed copy of each of our vows from the wedding), nature of the household (evidence we had lived together since I got here - mail sent to each of us at the same address, one piece for each of us for every month since I'd arrived. We used things like utility bills and letters from government entities [like the letter I got from the ATO with my tax file number in it]), joint financial commitment (I included a page that described in general how we share our finances, and then included bank statements from all our shared accounts where I highlighted relevant transactions), and social context (photos of us with friends since I'd arrived and other evidence of social outings with friends, and our two Forms 888 showed this as well, obviously).

We provided almost all evidence from after I arrived in Aus and were approved with no problem. Most of the evidence Mish provided was evidence she also used for her PMV, plus evidence of her marriage, and they were also approved.

There's some debate as to whether they actually have access to the items you provided for the PMV or not - they obviously scan it in, but since your PMV application goes to the offshore embassy, there's no telling what onshore DIBP can and can't see. So I just wanted to make sure we covered all four categories in this application and didn't leave anything to chance, and I figured new evidence might be better than old. It's all up to you, though.
Thankyou. That's very helpful.

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PMV vs De Facto vs Spouse

Hi everyone,

Can anyone help me please. I'm trying to establish whether there are any significant differences in waiting times between applying for a defacto partner visa, PMV or married spouse visa at the London office?

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Hi everyone,

Can anyone help me please. I'm trying to establish whether there are any significant differences in waiting times between applying for a defacto partner visa, PMV or married spouse visa at the London office?

Many thanks

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Not anymore - PMV used to be faster but I believe that changed last year.

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It's showing 10-14 months for all partner visas.

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Many thanks for the info. And would it be any quicker if I applied from in Australia rather than offshore?


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Many thanks for the info. And would it be any quicker if I applied from in Australia rather than offshore?
No. Onshore processing is longer and it's more expensive.

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thanks a lot for the info


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Hi All

I hope someone can offer some advice with this one...I'm applying through London.

I travel extensively throughout the EU with work and whilst filling in the application I was aware that I've missed a few entries when I've been abroad. Mostly this was due to not having my passport stamped and my company booking flights.

I have been preparing some additional financial information and have noticed that there are transactions made abroad where I've said I've been in the UK. (All EU transactions).

Shall i submit this evidence still as it's likely to be overlooked or omit the evidence so as not open the can of worms.

Any advise would be appreciated.

I could be over thinking it.

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I would submit Form 1023 and clarify any trips you neglected to mention previously.

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Hey all, been checking this thread regularly to see if the May 2014 grants have started, please let them be soon! I've seen on another UK forum someone who applied 25th April got their partner visa, so hopefully next week May starts. I applied in September so almost at the 5 month wait and fingers crossed halfway point. Waiting, waiting...... My partner's due for his medicals in March so hopefully that's it. We haven't received any emails asking for more info yet though so here's hoping we did enough in the application.


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I applied for my visa 309/100 through the London Embassy on 3rd May and have been granted it today! So excited!

Good luck to everyone still waiting for theirs - it's worth the wait!!

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