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Old 09-01-2012, 02:19 PM
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No chris dont do that!!!

Getting married doesnt always help w the partner visa. ( i think esp form high risk countries maybe)

My mums friend s son married his lebanese partner (before they had looked into visas) and they are currently going to the review or tribunal after having their second app denied because immi didnt believe they were for real. I actually ran into the mum the other night, basically they got married and applied too fast for immi's liking.
(the son has converted to islam and all)

Anyhow, you would be best to look into the fine details on all angles before having your heart set on one.

I think you would need to think about how long would be long enough before and after the wedding and until the end of the tourist visa. Someone else with a similar experience would be able to advise you better an me.


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Old 09-01-2012, 02:22 PM
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Find out if the marriage in laos is legal in australia first, because if its NOT then u would think that u would be ok for PMV and if it is legal, then getting married here also would probably lend less weight to the app than the fact of the time that you lived together while she was on a tourist visa


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Old 09-01-2012, 02:31 PM
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My mums friend s son married his lebanese partner (before they had looked into visas) and they are currently going to the review or tribunal after having their second app denied because immi didnt believe they were for real. I actually ran into the mum the other night, basically they got married and applied too fast for immi's liking.
(the son has converted to islam and all)
Sheesh, their second application was denied? You know, when I hear about rejections for spurious reasons, as we've had some members on this forum testify, it really makes me lose more and more faith in the current system. I think it would be better if any rejection had to be signed off by at least two people at the processing office. Otherwise, it's one single person who holds the keys to a couple's life, who while he/she must be objective according to the job description, nonetheless often makes their own personal judgments according to their experiences and upbringing. It's one single person who decides whether a couple can continue their life together or not. That's way too much power for a single, fallible person to have.


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I met my wife for the first time in her home country of the philippines early this year for the first time, after months of online chatting, then she came here for 3 months on a tourist visa, and we got married on July 15th. We got married because we really do love each other. I shouldnt be refrained from marrying somebody because of visa regulations should I ???

I'm actually about to send all my documents to my wife in the philippines this week, there all certified, and ready to go. we have plenty of evidence.


BUT AFTER READING THIS THREAD......... I DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO.

seeing that we arent "permanently" living together... maybe im just pissing into the wind with this?! Well what other option do i have?


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Old 09-01-2012, 02:39 PM
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Hi Chris,

I think if you have plenty of evidence for your relationship which covers all the four categories (as found on p.38 of the Partner Migration Booklet) then you probably have a chance despite the fact that you're not living together at the moment. Normally they have to assess each case in balance with everything.

It would also be a good idea to write a supporting letter explaining why you're not living together - e.g. what's preventing you from living with in the Phillipines for a while - you have a mortgage, you have a career, a long-standing job, family, etc. Whatever you can do to explain why you're apart.

Don't give up so soon - if yours is a genuine relationship and you can prove it with all your evidence, then your application will be considered on all its merits. Like I said earlier, COs mostly realise that not everyone can fit the criteria in exactly the way they want.


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I guess it all comes back to the old saying

Nothing is real until you experience it for yourself, until then, it's all hearsay.....


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Old 09-01-2012, 02:57 PM
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Yes, if you think that you have enough evidence based on the official information that you've read, and you can cover all four categories requested, then you can probably ignore this thread entirely.

We spent four years not applying for this visa based on our marriage because the strict requirements scared us into thinking that we wouldn't have enough evidence and our visa application would be rejected, with 2 grand swiftly down the drain. But who knows, maybe it would've been accepted even if we'd applied with evidence we had two years ago.

In the end it's up to your own judgment, and if you've got this far believing that you have a good base to stand on based on the official information, then don't let this 'hearsay' ruin it for you

All the best of luck!


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Hey guys just to clear up any misunderstanding, we are legally married in Laos, we did all the paperwork the right way and it is accepted as a legal marriage in australia as well.

What was meant by illegal was that until the 25th of July when we recieved our marriage registration certificate and our Family & household certificate it was illegal for the 2 of us to live together, this meant living under the same roof, even if we lived in seperate rooms. We couldnt stay in hotels rooms together when we traveled had to be separate rooms. According to laos law it was a jail risk for us to do so. Hence proving hard for us to have lived together any length of time to provide enough evidence to DIAC in regards to our PV app.


We have decided to apply for a tourist visa for her to come and visit my family and australia, hopefully we will get 6mths together here then we will go thro to applying for a PV when she goes back to Laos.


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Good luck, im sure it will all work out atthe end of the day!


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Hey Adventuress, about the tourist visa you applied for with your husband to come here, did you apply for the standard tourist visa ( 676) or the Sponsored Family visit visa? looking at the download pages for the DIAC website and it lists the 2 we have available to us, i'd rather apply for the 676 if we have enough evidence, just wondering what your situation was with yours.


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