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Old 08-30-2012, 04:18 AM
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If it were me i would go and meet in person in NZ to see if the chemistry is still there before investing all the time for the citizenship. Especially if youre not sure it would be finished in time for him to get a WHV

(in no way do i mean to be critical and i know youll have your own reasons for whichever course of action you take. But that seems like a simple way to get the all rolling.
If you still feel so strongly you would then be able to apply PMV i believe (having met one another))

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Old 08-30-2012, 07:13 AM
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+1 to visiting each other in New Zealand before investing time and money in citizenship and visas.

i understand that money is an issue and that you two want to be together long-term as soon as possible, but having been in two long-distance internet-based relationships myself, i really do think it's for the best that you two meet and spend time with each other in person first. i can't imagine dealing with all of the stress, time and money and that i'm dealing with now having never even really met the person i'm doing it all for! i mean imagine if i had gone through all this for the person who i previously thought was "The One" who ended up not being "The One" at all.................

that said, you know you and your partner's situation and feelings the most, so i know that you will do whatever you think is best. i just wanted to throw my 2 cents into the mix.

best of luck with whatever you do.

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Old 08-30-2012, 07:44 AM
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Thanks guys for the feedback, and the NZ idea.

He's been meaning to get around to the citizenship for years anyway, he's the only one of his family who has not done it yet, so really that would have been happening anyway, and it is better for him no matter what happens with us.

Is it very much easier for people to get visas for NZ? Is that why you suggested to meet there?

The thing is that it would be a lot more expensive because we'd need to get hotels, rental cars, my flights over there, etc etc.

Plus, one big thing is that I want him to visit my city and see what Australia is like - it's part of who I am and so is my family, who all know about him and what we are planning also. I want him to spend time with them as well, and I'd like to actually do some touristy stuff that I've been putting off, like see the Barrier Reef and all that.....

I'm figuring nothing is lost by doing any of this. Yes it's a lot of work......but I don't mind spending the time.

I'm 35, I've had my share of relationships, engagements, break-ups and also have done the internet and long-distance thing before..........this is completely different. I've gotten to this age and never felt a kindred spirit until now. I guess some may not understand that, and yes I know it's different face to face but we expect that and are looking forward to it.

We shall see what happens.......and I'll be sure to keep updating as it progresses

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Old 08-30-2012, 07:55 AM
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Originally Posted by blitzu View Post
New Zealand is not a bad idea for meeting / holiday,

Mexico and NZ have a bi-laterial agreement so mexican citizens don't need a visa for the purposes of tourisum all they need is a return ticket.

(my wife is mexican and I'm a kiwi, we have been back to both countries a few times no issues.)
Oh wow, just saw this now after my previous post.

That's a fantastic thing to know! Well, even if he doesn't get a tourist visa for Australia, at least I know that we have that option available.

Thank you so much for this little gem of info!

Where abouts in Mexico is your wife from? I've travelled around Mexico also, I love it there and of course my interest in Mexico was one of the talking points that led us to chatting at first

I just need to start practising my Spanish a lot more seriously!

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Old 09-05-2012, 07:13 PM
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Hi Kangaroogirl,
I'm sorry for the late reply to your message. I see you are well on your way to getting some things sorted and that's always good.
As you already know, I am from Mexico, with an Aussie husband. I've been living in Australia for 2 years now and married for about 2.5 years. The whole visa process was a bit daunting and it does break you down a couple of times when you realise how much you have to go through to be with someone you love.
Just a little bit of insight for you on how we went about our relationship -
He came to Mexico to meet me the 1rst time for 3 weeks and went back to Australia.
I went over to Australia on a tourist visa for 2 weeks (because I was still in uni). After that trip we realised that we were fairly serious about each other.
He came over again to Mexico for 3 months now and that's when we started talking about moving, marriage, and all that important stuff.....
When we realised this was NOT going to be an easy task, we decided to do something out of the ordinary that MAY or MAY NOT work for everyone. I asked for another Tourist Visa to go visit him and possibly get married over there, of course, I did NOT mention that to the case officer at the Embassy in Mexico. I got the visa granted after a month or so (it took longer than the 1rst time I applied for a TV) and it had a NO FURTHER STAY clause. Obviously they could see that the relationship was serious and feared i would try to stay.
Anyway - I got there and stayed for 2.5 months. We got married while I was in Australia and started putting together or Partner Visa application. We thought it would have lots more weight to it if we had an Australian marriage certificate.
When I cambe back to Mexico to lodge and wait the decision on our visa I was working and just hoping that I would get an answer soon. Luckily, after 1.5 months my Case Officer sent me an email saying I was successful. No interview, no nothing. Sometimes I think we got lucky and had a very efficient Case Officer, sometimes I think we just lodged everything in order and included everything we could. Who knows!
So that's what we did and I do not endorse anyone doing the same (coming to Australia in a tourist visa to get married). But it is just an idea.

What everyone else mentioned about meeting in New Zealand is a great idea. We thought of that too in case something went wrong.

Good luck with everything, and if you ever need to chat feel free to send me a PM and we can go from there!

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Old 09-13-2012, 09:27 AM
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Hi KangarooGirl.

For southamerican people it does get rough sometimes

Just a piece of advice: Be VERY VERY careful with the declaration of the "purpose of the trip" because it wouldn't actually be "holidays" and if you guys happen to end up wanting to live together then it might be discovered by DIAC that he lied therefore he will be denied anything he may apply for.

When I was in nz and wanted to come on Holidays, I showed my money in the bank and got the visa in 10 minutes.

Now... when I went back to my country (Argentina) and was applying for a student visa, my partner, who is aussie citizen, showed the other half of the money I was required to show (40.000 in total) even though he signed a statutory declaration and sent bank statements, he was rejected as "evidence of funds" . At the end I didn't get my visa rejected as my father put that half in the bank again and signed a stat declaration + show all the source of the funds.

So, to sum up, the fact that you are willing to sponsor him, doesn't guarantee that immi will accept it

Sorry for what I said
Believe me, I know it's terrible, i've been apart from my bf long enough to believe we would never make it

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