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Old 08-29-2012, 12:46 AM
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Hi guys, i recommend watching "Like Crazy". Exactly touching the subjects we are so familiar with.


"A British college student falls for an American student, only to be separated from him when she's banned from the U.S. after overstaying her visa."


P.S. It wont let me post link to youtube trailer so just google "Like Crazy"


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Oh that sounds too depressing for me

I can't even watch romantic comedies right now.....makes me too sad


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Old 08-29-2012, 12:53 AM
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Oh that sounds too depressing for me

I can't even watch romantic comedies right now.....makes me too sad
Its definitly not a comedy... good movie, although it might be little bit depressing...

Try to stay positive, I know its hard couse Im struggling myself. But if you really want something it will be so.


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Old 08-29-2012, 05:37 AM
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Oh I watched 'Like Crazy', too. It's a wonderful movie but very sad. It shows how two people fall in love but then immigration issues cause problems and when they finally get together ... well, go watch it yourself. It's worth it.

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Oh Adventuress! Thank you for sharing your story, it has me in tears again for you, and for what might lay ahead for me.

Once you file the application for Partner Visa, don't you get a temporary visa so he can come back and wait for it to be processed? I see you applied in June.....no temporary visa yet?
I know that In the US the applicant immediately gets a visa that allows him/her to rejoin their partner in the States while the partner visa is processed. That makes sense, doesn't it? No such luck with the Australian process, unfortunately. No, in Australia, the applicant has to wait out the processing time wherever they are, and if from a high-risk country (often means no evidence of intention to go back) then usually no case officer is sympathetic enough to give a tourist visa to allow them to visit their partner in Australia. Current quoted processing times for high-risk countries are 12 months. So that means if the couple is separated, with one in Australia, not being able to leave because of a job or some other commitment, well that's just tough luck. They'll have to spend whatever time it takes for the visa to be processed apart. Again, for high-risk countries the time quoted is 12 months... even for low-risk countries the quoted time is 5 months! And while sometimes it takes less time, there have been plenty of stories here on the forum where people have waited out the entire 12 months apart - and with no recourse for a tourist visa to Australia.

Luckily for us we're able to be together, but the circumstances in his country are far from ideal. We were told to expect an outcome by June 2013, and it just makes me so tired imagining that we might have to spend almost another entire year in the same circumstances... But at least we are together

So the temporary visa allows entry into Australia only after the application has been processed offshore (only after however long it will take), being recognised as the partner of an Australian citizen. Then there's a 2 year waiting period onshore to get the permanent visa, which is permanent residence. More evidence of the relationship has to be sent before this can be granted, but usually it's a much more straightforward process - and at least both have been able to start their new life in Australia together.


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I'm happy for you that you are at least able to be together over there for now. If I didn't have debts to service and some sick family here in Australia I'd be over there already with him......we've been completely in love since February when we met online.

We speak for about 6 hours a day on Skype (I know.....it's ridiculous)...I've changed all my sleep patterns so I can be awake when he is and we can "hang out" haha. I hate living like this.....but then I feel absurd because we have not even MET in person......but he's my soul mate, and I know that without a doubt.

*Sigh*.
When you know, you know I'd only known my husband for a month before we knew that we wanted to be together for always, and we didn't even speak the same language We've been happily married for almost 4 years now

Since my husband was living in a very rural context, when I left the first time (and the second time... and the third time...) we couldn't even do Skype because he didn't have access to the Internet at all. So I would purchase inernational calling cards to call his mobile and we'd talk until the credit ran out. That meant two hours everyday, and I also had to change my sleeping patterns to accommodate the time difference (taking a two hour block out of the middle of the night). As you might imagine it ended up being a quite expensive exercise!

Even though it's been a very difficult process for many reasons I know I made the right decision and I regret nothing. It's mysterious, but sometimes you just know and miraculously it works and is better than anything you could have ever imagined

What got me through the first period of separation was knowing that "where there's a will there's a way". No matter what

P.S. you could ask for a 6 month visa but be prepared to be granted only a 3 month visa. I think, from anecdotes here, that any longer time is only granted in pretty special circumstances. But if you don't try you'll never know.

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Hi kangaroogirl, Nelly, Adventuress and guys, you all stories really make me in tears. My situation maybe more complicated than others, our struggles are not only the visa issue, but also about our family. It has been more than 4.5 yrs, our son is already 2, and we still don't really know when this apart situation gonna be ended. Just like wat Nelly said "there is a real luv, there is always a way" .. all we can do now is keep our faith and motivate each other everyday ..

To Kangaroogirl, don't be afraid to give a try for tourist visa, I'm not sure in Mex but I know many cases in Vn got tourist visa with no "NFS" condition on it. I also just lodge my tourist visa last week, I just have a job, no bank account, my fiance will provide full financial support, hope it ok. Btw, thx for creating the topic and g'luck to you both.

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Old 08-29-2012, 11:08 AM
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Thank you one and all for your replies. Some of them scare the hell out of me and have me feeling so sad for those in these situations - but I must thank my lucky stars for the positives:

- he is eligible to become a US citizen but it will take 5 months.

- I have the funds to sponsor him and a house I live in by myself and plenty of room for him to stay on a tourist visa for at least a while.

- its "relatively" inexpensive to fly to the States from Australia.

We already know we want to get married. Now I guess this whole thing begins for us.

I will make updates in here as we proceed. One week from today he "hopefully" will have a Mexican passport and we can submit that tourist visa!!!


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Thank you one and all for your replies. Some of them scare the hell out of me and have me feeling so sad for those in these situations - but I must thank my lucky stars for the positives:

- he is eligible to become a US citizen but it will take 5 months.

- I have the funds to sponsor him and a house I live in by myself and plenty of room for him to stay on a tourist visa for at least a while.

- its "relatively" inexpensive to fly to the States from Australia.

We already know we want to get married. Now I guess this whole thing begins for us.

I will make updates in here as we proceed. One week from today he "hopefully" will have a Mexican passport and we can submit that tourist visa!!!

Ok, is it at all possible to start the process for US citizenship in the next month or so? Because then you will be saving yourselves a lot of time while also hopefully being together on the tourist visa So it might even be possible to apply for the partner visa as an American citizen almost as soon as he comes back from his tourist visa


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Ok, is it at all possible to start the process for US citizenship in the next month or so? Because then you will be saving yourselves a lot of time while also hopefully being together on the tourist visa So it might even be possible to apply for the partner visa as an American citizen almost as soon as he comes back from his tourist visa
Way ahead of you

We've spent all day on Skype getting his application done and he just needs to get some details from his family and he will be submitting the application either Friday or Monday.

Also, he is still 30 - he turns 31 in late December. So.......if the citizenship and US passport miraculously get done by then, he will be applying for the Working Holiday Visa.

If only we had started researching earlier, he would have had plenty of time to apply for that - but that's unlikely to happen in only 4 months.........but miracles can happen, right???? I know they can, but I'm not holding my breath!

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Hmmm, might there be a way to request from USCIS that his application be processed as a priority? Even if there is a way, you'd probably need some eivdence for a need for this concession, and your current reason might not hold any water with them... But still, it's a worth a shot to see if they make these concessions in the first place, and then think of a way to spin it the best way

(I know that Australian passports, for example, can be processed quickly upon request for an extra fee, but obviously citizenship is a different story. Nonetheless, it's worth a search )

Great to hear that things are moving for you guys already


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