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Old 01-16-2016, 03:24 AM
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Travel on a temporary partner visa (820), not with partner

Hello,

I'm a Canadian who is living in Australia on a temporary partner visa (820) I received last November. I'd like to visit Canada for two or three months, as I can only go home once a year and my parents are getting older. So I thought a longer visit would be a good idea. My partner and I already did long-distance before I moved to Australia 2.5 years ago, so I know we can handle it.

I do not have any travel restrictions—I am allowed to leave and re-enter Australia—but I'm not sure if there is a limit for how long I am allowed to be outside of Australia. I've tried looking online to find this information, but cannot seem to find it.

Does anyone know the maximum time I'm allowed to be out of the country?

Also, I know being away from my partner for 2-3 months may not seem great to immigration, but we are together the rest of the year and my entire family is in Canada. I hope they would understand a longer visit as reasonable.

If anyone has any insight I'd appreciate it!

Thanks,
J


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There is no maximum time you can be outside of Australia.

Make sure you keep communication while apart because you will need it for your 801.

No-one knows what DIBP think, one would think having communication while apart will be enough but with things get tougher who knows?


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Thanks Mish for your response. I should contact my CO to make sure all is in order.

In your last sentence, are you saying that getting an 801 is getting tougher? I'm not sure what you meant by "...one would think having communication while apart will be enough but with things get tougher who knows?"


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Have you applied for the 801 because you usually don't hear from the case officer until it is granted and you don't contact the 820 case officer after the decision is made.

The 801 is getting harder as in previously it use to be a tick and flick job that you were still together and minimal evidence was provided. Now you are supplying as much evidence as the 820 (or more). We have also seen some rejected for an 801 where the 820 was approved. They are cracking down alot on the 801 hense longer processing times.

That is why I said it is all up to DIBP. Just make sure you include alot of communication while apart.


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Old 01-17-2016, 12:42 AM
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I have not yet applied for the 801. I mean I got my 820 in Oct 2015, so imagine I'll have to wait until at least Oct 2016 to hear from immigration and submit the extra info for my 801.

I thought I would email the temporary partner visa office that gave me my 820, as in that grant notification it said there are no travel restrictions with my temporary but to let them know of my contact details if I want to travel outside Australia pending a decision on my permanent visa application.


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Your eligibility date is 2 years after you applied for the 820.


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Do you know why some people were approved for an 820 but rejected for an 801?

What extra information is being asked for?


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They were rejected because DIBP believed they were not genuine. One of them they even owned a business together. It is all up to the DIBP officer who is processing and what they think.

The onus is you to provide the evidence but you need to provide evidence since the 820 grant addressing the 4 categories again. It is pretty much like doing the 820 again.


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