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Old 03-25-2016, 11:16 PM
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Hey YYC,

Thanks for the info. I think I'll sort those in the second month. Congrats on your speedy process. I'm crossing my fingers in hopes that ours will be quick and acceptance also.


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Hi everyone!

I just discovered this awesome forum.
I would like to share you my story!

Ive applied for a PMV on 19th March 2016.
Im a 30 year old Aus citizen (born here) and engaged to my 21 year old first cousin from central america (high risk country). Not common in that side of the country but legally able to marry under the catholic church. We both share the same surname (convenient for me!!! lol)

Ok.... so the thing is this... I met him for the first time 7 months ago. we have been inseparable since. By inseparable I mean we have been in touch via phone, messages etc everyday!

Back in November 2015, I helped him apply for him to come on a Australian Student visa for a few reasons... 1- He wanted to come study English here and 2. we were literally still getting to know each other and wanted to see where things were going... unfortunately, the student Visa got rejected because Immigration believed he had no strong enough ties to go back to his home country at the end of his course. FYI He had to quit university a year ago due to it was unsafe to be arriving home at 5-6pm in the evening! (violent gangs etc) He has not been able to find work either!

So since the 7 months ive known him.... I have seen him on 3 different occasions. totaling 2 months.

Im stressing big time like i literally have nightmares of this visa being refused. I feel like I have the worst luck in the world!!!!

I have submitted everything we needed to submit the same time we applied- his medicals, police check etc. We have plenty of receipts and plenty of pics to show we have been together etc.... My dreaded and feared question is...... Should I risk in applying for a Tourist visa for him to come while we wait for the PMV? Im soooo afraid he will have another rejection application to his name! that would be 2 negatives going against him PLUS the fact that we are cousins PLUS the fact that hes 9 years younger PLUS the fact that he has no job over there AND ive only known him for 7 months!

The relationship is as genuine as every single one of yours and its soo not fair that we have our whole lives on hold for possibly a year or so!!!!!

Im 30!!!!!!!! Im not getting any younger and we want to have kids soon! Im soooo terrified it will be refused!

Im also terrified having to wait for this whole lonnnnng process!!!!!!!!! Its only been 2 weeks since I applied and im full on stressing! I cant imagine myself in 5 to 10 months time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I assume my case will take much longer because of the complexity of the case.

The application is being assessed in Ottawa and im going through a Migration agent. He keeps telling me not to stress but I cant help but freak out!!!!!!!!!!! This is my life immigration are playing with here!!!

Anyone else in a similar or complicated case like mine???? What have been the quickest approval given to someone who has applied in Ottawa from a high risk country??? Oh dear I have so many questions!!! Help me please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anyone got any positive hopes for meee?

P.S - My Migration agent asked him to do the medicals as soon as he received the automated email receipt after paying the hefty immigration fee. So we didnt wait for anyone to tell us anything... one other thing the migration agent said was that we will never get told when a CO is assigned... we just have to wait until we hear from them...

PPS- has anyone ever heard of a refusal of a PMV without asking any questions or information from them? I remember receiving his student visa refusal letter by email all of the sudden and my heart literally dropped and stopped!!!! The absolute worst feeling in the WORLD!!!!!!!! I wouldnt wish it upon anyone and this is that at that point, we wernt even boyfriend/gf yet!

Sorry im blabbing on! Thanks for letting me vent!


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Old 04-03-2016, 02:12 PM
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I applied in July 22nd 2015. We got an email asked for form 80 in early February, we provided the next day. Over 8 months since we applied and over 2 months since we provided the documents, still waiting.


So there are applications submitted after we did that have been finalized. Knowing that makes me even more impatient.



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Well it's kind of up to you. There seems to be two trains of thought on this one.
They do tell you to wait as, if your app goes longer than a year, the Police Check and Medical will expire and you'll need to redo them.

Some people are in regions where apps are listed as being longer than 12 months to process and applicants report it taking that long. Other people are in regions where the apps are, from reports, taking less time than posted by Immigration.

So there are some that "front load" the application with everything so it is "decision ready". The theory is it gets looked at and decided on well within the 12 months.

Areas I have seen that seem to be taking less time to approve are applications through Washington in the US which seem to be averaging 6 months or so and through Ottawa which seem to be around 8 months.

It comes down to are you willing to spend the time and effort to redo the Police check and medical again if a decision is not made in that 12 months.


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I guess my case might be a complicated one. We submitted in July, CO assigned in Feb 2nd. While someone applied in October and already got their visa in March, we are still waiting.

We book flight to Australia July 9 2016. Fingers crossed, hope the visa will come sometime from now till then.

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Is there anyone here have a complicated case?
how long does it take to know the decision once you have provided them all the documents requested?

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Hi everyone!

I just discovered this awesome forum.
I would like to share you my story!

Ive applied for a PMV on 19th March 2016.
Im a 30 year old Aus citizen (born here) and engaged to my 21 year old first cousin from central america (high risk country). Not common in that side of the country but legally able to marry under the catholic church. We both share the same surname (convenient for me!!! lol)

Ok.... so the thing is this... I met him for the first time 7 months ago. we have been inseparable since. By inseparable I mean we have been in touch via phone, messages etc everyday!

Back in November 2015, I helped him apply for him to come on a Australian Student visa for a few reasons... 1- He wanted to come study English here and 2. we were literally still getting to know each other and wanted to see where things were going... unfortunately, the student Visa got rejected because Immigration believed he had no strong enough ties to go back to his home country at the end of his course. FYI He had to quit university a year ago due to it was unsafe to be arriving home at 5-6pm in the evening! (violent gangs etc) He has not been able to find work either!

So since the 7 months ive known him.... I have seen him on 3 different occasions. totaling 2 months.

Im stressing big time like i literally have nightmares of this visa being refused. I feel like I have the worst luck in the world!!!!

I have submitted everything we needed to submit the same time we applied- his medicals, police check etc. We have plenty of receipts and plenty of pics to show we have been together etc.... My dreaded and feared question is...... Should I risk in applying for a Tourist visa for him to come while we wait for the PMV? Im soooo afraid he will have another rejection application to his name! that would be 2 negatives going against him PLUS the fact that we are cousins PLUS the fact that hes 9 years younger PLUS the fact that he has no job over there AND ive only known him for 7 months!

The relationship is as genuine as every single one of yours and its soo not fair that we have our whole lives on hold for possibly a year or so!!!!!

Im 30!!!!!!!! Im not getting any younger and we want to have kids soon! Im soooo terrified it will be refused!

Im also terrified having to wait for this whole lonnnnng process!!!!!!!!! Its only been 2 weeks since I applied and im full on stressing! I cant imagine myself in 5 to 10 months time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I assume my case will take much longer because of the complexity of the case.

The application is being assessed in Ottawa and im going through a Migration agent. He keeps telling me not to stress but I cant help but freak out!!!!!!!!!!! This is my life immigration are playing with here!!!

Anyone else in a similar or complicated case like mine???? What have been the quickest approval given to someone who has applied in Ottawa from a high risk country??? Oh dear I have so many questions!!! Help me please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anyone got any positive hopes for meee?

P.S - My Migration agent asked him to do the medicals as soon as he received the automated email receipt after paying the hefty immigration fee. So we didnt wait for anyone to tell us anything... one other thing the migration agent said was that we will never get told when a CO is assigned... we just have to wait until we hear from them...

PPS- has anyone ever heard of a refusal of a PMV without asking any questions or information from them? I remember receiving his student visa refusal letter by email all of the sudden and my heart literally dropped and stopped!!!! The absolute worst feeling in the WORLD!!!!!!!! I wouldnt wish it upon anyone and this is that at that point, we wernt even boyfriend/gf yet!

Sorry im blabbing on! Thanks for letting me vent!
Sorry to say but the tourist visa will get rejected if you apply. I (Australian) and my partner (Colombian) tried for a tourist visa. We were still getting to know each other personally so this was the best road to take. However, it go rejected for the same reason as your tourist visa, no incentive to return back home. She had a job and declarations from my family and her family to say she will be returning home on this date etc, but they didnt buy it. She doesn't have any kids and is not married.

you best bet is prospective marriage visa as you are doing but you have to prove that the relationship is genuine and continuing. For me, I quit my job (I am also 30) and moved to Colombia while we wait the whole year for the response. It was a huge step but at the time signs were lining up (low oil price, people being made redundant, i started to hate my job, overworked, stressed). So i took the plunge. I'm going to get angry if it gets rejected with no answer. But with the price of the visa im sure they will be respectful and judge the application well. Just make sure you have all the information with all the proof. If anything is missing they will ask. We are currently 5 months in and haven't heard anything yet!

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Old 04-04-2016, 09:08 AM
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Sorry to say but the tourist visa will get rejected if you apply. I (Australian) and my partner (Colombian) tried for a tourist visa. We were still getting to know each other personally so this was the best road to take. However, it go rejected for the same reason as your tourist visa, no incentive to return back home. She had a job and declarations from my family and her family to say she will be returning home on this date etc, but they didnt buy it. She doesn't have any kids and is not married.

you best bet is prospective marriage visa as you are doing but you have to prove that the relationship is genuine and continuing. For me, I quit my job (I am also 30) and moved to Colombia while we wait the whole year for the response. It was a huge step but at the time signs were lining up (low oil price, people being made redundant, i started to hate my job, overworked, stressed). So i took the plunge. I'm going to get angry if it gets rejected with no answer. But with the price of the visa im sure they will be respectful and judge the application well. Just make sure you have all the information with all the proof. If anything is missing they will ask. We are currently 5 months in and haven't heard anything yet!
Oh noooo this is soo hard! Is your PMV getting processed in Canada?
I'm planning to go through a migration agent because I know every word you write can be crucial! I hear other people on this forum that their partners are in a 3rd world country with no job or assets and they get approved for 1 year! I don't get it. I know I have to specifically say for tourist reasons. Regarding my PMV, I feel I have no problems with that. I submitted everything they needed and even more! If it gets refused for the simple fact we are cousins then I'll appeal for sure! Regardless I'll be appealing if they refuse!
How long after you submitted your PMV you applied for the tourist visa?
I really do wish you all the best!
I would so quit my job and move over there with him in a drop of a hat, however it's realllllly dangerous in El Salvador just like I hear it is in Colombia! Be careful!

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Oh noooo this is soo hard! Is your PMV getting processed in Canada?
I'm planning to go through a migration agent because I know every word you write can be crucial! I hear other people on this forum that their partners are in a 3rd world country with no job or assets and they get approved for 1 year! I don't get it. I know I have to specifically say for tourist reasons. Regarding my PMV, I feel I have no problems with that. I submitted everything they needed and even more! If it gets refused for the simple fact we are cousins then I'll appeal for sure! Regardless I'll be appealing if they refuse!
How long after you submitted your PMV you applied for the tourist visa?
I really do wish you all the best!
I would so quit my job and move over there with him in a drop of a hat, however it's realllllly dangerous in El Salvador just like I hear it is in Colombia! Be careful!
It definitely is a difficult process and a lot of guess work as to what they expect. Our PMV is getting process in Santiago, Chile.

We applied for the tourist visa first whilst i was in Australia and had a good job. We had the intention of getting married once she was here so she could stay longer (but they didnt know that). The sad thing about the tourist visa is that the decision is final and cannot be disputed. I got a local member of parliament involved to help on my behalf as I thought the decision was unfair with all the proof we supplied for the tourist visa. However, she got quickly shot down when she was investigating on my half.

I had helped frends with other tourist visas in the past but they only go through because they had kids back home. My partner doesn't have any kids.

It was after the tourist visa when I left Australia with the intention of either applying for a student visa, get married in colombia and go for the partner visa, or the prospective marriage visa. I paid for an interview with an agent and they told me the following:
1. student visa would get rejected because she already has been rejected for the tourist visa and they know there is some kind of relationship (alternative motive)
2. If you get married in Colombia you have to have substantial proof of the relationship and proof of living together for 12 months for the partner visa.
3. the PMV visa is made for people in your case and because it is a "temporary" visa, they are less critical about the evidence than the partner visa.
4. You can apply for a tourist visa again and hope for a different outcome but in my opinion you are just supplying the government with money.

I hope that helps and i wish you all the best also!

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If it gets refused for the simple fact we are cousins then I'll appeal for sure! Regardless I'll be appealing if they refuse!
You are worrying over nothing, it is quite legal to marry your first cousin in Australia! Put your efforts into gathering evidence that supports your relationship.
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You are worrying over nothing, it is quite legal to marry your first cousin in Australia! Put your efforts into gathering evidence that supports your relationship.
Good luck!
In that respect I have no issues whatsoever. I have produced plenty of evidence. Photos, receipts, boarding pass, over 1000 pages of whatsapp history and Skype calls. Even stat decs from my family and his family saying they fully support this relationship. Im just a little worried that they can also refuse on the fact that we have only known each other for 8 months. Is that too little? Even though the PMV has no time frame, I wonder if all those factors will be a negative decision!

Im a big stress head! Its only been 2 weeks since a submitted my application! Its going to be a lonnnnnnnnnng road ahead!

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In that respect I have no issues whatsoever. I have produced plenty of evidence. Photos, receipts, boarding pass, over 1000 pages of whatsapp history and Skype calls. Even stat decs from my family and his family saying they fully support this relationship. Im just a little worried that they can also refuse on the fact that we have only known each other for 8 months. Is that too little? Even though the PMV has no time frame, I wonder if all those factors will be a negative decision!

Im a big stress head! Its only been 2 weeks since a submitted my application! Its going to be a lonnnnnnnnnng road ahead!
8 months should be more than sufficient for a PMV as long as you have provided supporting evidence of your ongoing relationship.

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