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Old 02-26-2016, 09:40 AM
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Hi Backtoback,

I applied for a 309 in November and I'm going over on an evisitor visa next month and can try to help if you have a question? Or do you mean a different tourist visa? I know there is a 600 visitor visa (I think), and that one is a bit more complex...
Yeh I meant the evisitor one. For example, we are going there for Easter to visit the boyfriends family, but we have already filled in the 309 ready to submit when we get back (he won't let me apply until I have been there). Assuming its going to take around 10 months to get the visa, will I need to get another tourist visa to visit again at xmas, and what if i stayed there until my 309 was issued? Is that doable?


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Old 02-26-2016, 09:49 AM
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Your 309 wouldn't be granted while you are in Australia so you would have to leave & come back for it to be activated.


When we applied for Australian citizenship for our youngest child, we were actually on holiday in Perth when it was ready to be granted.The London Embassy called us up to advise us that we needed to notify them when we got back to UK so that they could grant his Australian citizenship when he was "offshore".


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Old 02-26-2016, 09:54 AM
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Your 309 wouldn't be granted while you are in Australia so you would have to leave & come back for it to be activated.


When we applied for Australian citizenship for our youngest child, we were actually on holiday in Perth when it was ready to be granted.The London Embassy called us up to advise us that we needed to notify them when we got back to UK so that they could grant his Australian citizenship when he was "offshore".
Thanks, I understand that but I have heard that some people travel to NZ to activate the visa and then return.

Its just confusing trying to plan everything at the moment, as I REALLY want to leave my job this summer. The plan is to do this, and sell our flat then move in with my parents ( :/ ) until the visa is granted BUT if it is going to take 10 months from April thats a LONG wait with them……and we were debating visiting again at Xmas….so after reading some other forums, we have questioned if we could just move there for xmas, but me on a tourist visa and then leave to NZ when my visa is granted for a week….but I don't know if that is risky.


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Hi Backtoback

The evisitor visa allows you to stay up to 3 months at a time and lasts 1 year. I would advise that once you apply for the 309 you then just let immigration know when you are visiting each time. I emailed them. (Just in case they make a decision while you are in Australia.)
They'll just email you and let you know they are ready to make a decision and if you could let them know when you can leave the country.. I believe that you have to leave within 28 days of them asking and just for a few days. NZ would do the trick. Or somewhere nice like Bali

Your plan seems doable to me...going at Xmas and staying on until they say hey we're ready to make a decision, and just pop over to NZ. It's so hard to make plans and know when to leave work etc I'm in a similar situation. I've been following forums to see what the wait times are like in reality and I've found most people are getting a decision after about 8 or 9 months. Hopefully ours will be as quick

Any other questions just ask


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Old 02-29-2016, 10:24 AM
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Hi Backtoback

The evisitor visa allows you to stay up to 3 months at a time and lasts 1 year. I would advise that once you apply for the 309 you then just let immigration know when you are visiting each time. I emailed them. (Just in case they make a decision while you are in Australia.)
They'll just email you and let you know they are ready to make a decision and if you could let them know when you can leave the country.. I believe that you have to leave within 28 days of them asking and just for a few days. NZ would do the trick. Or somewhere nice like Bali

Your plan seems doable to me...going at Xmas and staying on until they say hey we're ready to make a decision, and just pop over to NZ. It's so hard to make plans and know when to leave work etc I'm in a similar situation. I've been following forums to see what the wait times are like in reality and I've found most people are getting a decision after about 8 or 9 months. Hopefully ours will be as quick

Any other questions just ask
Thanks, thats helpful


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Old 03-08-2016, 11:11 AM
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Hi everyone!

i've been reading these threads on here for quite a while and everyone seems really knowledgeable and happy to offer advice to others.

I am just beginning to gather my documents together to apply for the visa (subclass 309) and I am totally lost!
I have done a lot of research online and read so many different blogs/forums and read and re-read the government website so many times and it just seems soo over whelming at the moment!!

if anyone has any advice on how it is best to begin the process I will be so grateful.

bit of background info on my relationship : Im English my boyfriend is Australian, we've been together 3years. We met whilst I was in Oz on a WHV then lived in NZ together for 8 months, now were living in England together (at my mums house) for the past year and a half.

Thanks guys!


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Visa issued!

Both 309 and 100 issued simultaneously yesterday (8 April) after applying 30 Aug 2015.

Much to plan now

Much


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Congratulations! I would be thrilled if mine were that quick to be granted.
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PMV Applied: 18th November 2015
Visa granted: 21st April 2016 (5 months and 3 days)

820/801 Applied: 30th November 2016
Further information requested: 06 January 2017
Further information submitted: 15 January 2017 (Sponsor Police check and 40SP)
Visa Granted: 5 April 2017 (4 months 5 days)

Eligible for 801: 30 November 2018
Form submitted: 30 November 2018
801 Visa Grant: 5 October 2019 (10 months 5 days)

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Great news, were you expecting to get the 100 straight away? Interested to know as we lodged at the end of November 2015 after living together for 2 years


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Visa issued!

Both 309 and 100 issued simultaneously yesterday (8 April) after applying 30 Aug 2015.

Much to plan now

Much
great news! Were you expecting to get the 100? I'm interested to know as we lodged our 309/100 app at the end of November 2015 after living together for 2 years


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