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Old 09-10-2012, 02:23 PM
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Need Urgent Help regarding Partner Visa

I am permanent resident, and i have got married three months ago . after 3 years of engagement.

I consulted one agent and she told me that I can lodge Partner Visa here in Australia , while my wife will wait for decision and stay back home. Agent asked for $3000 but i am reluctant to pay. I want to do visa application myself.

I am bit confused about it which visa subclass I would need to apply, is it onshore 820 or offshore 309. ( Technically it is offshore application but how Agent would lodge here in Australia ?)

so can somebody helps me and tell me exact visa sub-class so i can lodge it here in Australia.

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Old 09-11-2012, 02:42 AM
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This partner migration booklet has the information you need: Partner Migration Booklet

Your wife will apply for her 309 visa offshore, but you both have to fill out the forms and provide evidence. Check the booklet, it explains everything...


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you should apply for the spouse visa subclass 309, lodge offshore. $3000 is expensive.

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This partner migration booklet has the information you need: Partner Migration Booklet

Your wife will apply for her 309 visa offshore, but you both have to fill out the forms and provide evidence. Check the booklet, it explains everything...

Hi . Thanks for your info. I have gone through this book now, but still I am not sure which sub-class should I apply. My Agent told me that I can lodge partner visa in Australia. and my wife will be staying back home.

I looked at subclass 309 , it can only be applied offshore. not in Australia


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Old 09-11-2012, 11:17 AM
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you should apply for the spouse visa subclass 309, lodge offshore. $3000 is expensive.
Hi . Thanks for your info. I have gone through this book now, but still I am not sure which sub-class should I apply. My Agent told me that I can lodge partner visa in Australia. and my wife will be staying back home.

I looked at subclass 309 , it can only be applied offshore. not in Australia


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Old 09-11-2012, 12:04 PM
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Hi . Thanks for your info. I have gone through this book now, but still I am not sure which sub-class should I apply. My Agent told me that I can lodge partner visa in Australia. and my wife will be staying back home.

I looked at subclass 309 , it can only be applied offshore. not in Australia

There are only two types of partner visa applications for married couples, an onshore 820 and offshore 309.

Where the application is lodged is based on the whereabouts of the applicant, not the sponsor. The sponsor must reside in Australia at that time anyway - being usually resident is one of the criteria that a sponsor (permanent resident) has to fulfill in order to be eligible as a sponsor.

The application is lodged by an applicant, not by a sponsor, which means that your wife will have to lodge the application.

The application itself contains many forms (one filled out by a sponsor, one filled out by a partner, wanting to migrate, etc.), evidence that proves a relationship etc.

Because your wife isn't in Australia in the moment and in a way it's even better that she lodges her application while still abroad, she will apply for a 309 visa.

You can't lodge the application for her, but what you can do is pay for the application.

What you could do is that you gather all the evidence, her copies of the documents, her filled out forms etc. (complete 309 application) and send it to your processing center abroad. But you can't lodge an application in Australia, you need to send it to the Australian Embassy that covers your country.


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There are only two types of partner visa applications for married couples, an onshore 820 and offshore 309.

Where the application is lodged is based on the whereabouts of the applicant, not the sponsor. The sponsor must reside in Australia at that time anyway - being usually resident is one of the criteria that a sponsor (permanent resident) has to fulfill in order to be eligible as a sponsor.

The application is lodged by an applicant, not by a sponsor, which means that your wife will have to lodge the application.

The application itself contains many forms (one filled out by a sponsor, one filled out by a partner, wanting to migrate, etc.), evidence that proves a relationship etc.

Because your wife isn't in Australia in the moment and in a way it's even better that she lodges her application while still abroad, she will apply for a 309 visa.

You can't lodge the application for her, but what you can do is pay for the application.

What you could do is that you gather all the evidence, her copies of the documents, her filled out forms etc. (complete 309 application) and send it to your processing center abroad. But you can't lodge an application in Australia, you need to send it to the Australian Embassy that covers your country.

Dear Member,

Once again Thanks for such a detailed information. It really makes a bit easier now to take decision to lodge application , and according to your information and booklet and immigration website. only possible way is to lodge application offshore and apply for sub-class 309.

But I still have no clue , how immigration Agent said that we can lodge application here in Australia and asked for 50% of $3000. to start process. what sub-class agent was going to apply .

I tried asking her, but she said, she would tell me further once I pay her fees and sign some agreement thing.

All my document are almost ready to lodge application offshore. but as Agent told me option to lodge here , I am taking bit time to gather information. but what i can see , there no any possible way . May there is some way around. I dont know.

Thanks a Lot again.


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Hi Romey,

I'd say simple to make it more easier to understand.
1. Bcoz ur spouse is in her home country so you guys is gonna apply spouse visa offshore subclass 309.
2. U can use the immi, service in Au to assist u to lodge visa application in Au, BUT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE SENT TO UR WIFE'S HOME COUNTRY AU EMBASSY/CONSULATE TO PROCESS . That's mean no different, and actually this may make ur application takes longer time to process.
3. And finally, if ur case is straightforward, and u have time, do it urself, just follow the checklist, and ur wife can submit at local Au Embassy/Consulate.

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Hi Romey,

I'd say simple to make it more easier to understand.
1. Bcoz ur spouse is in her home country so you guys is gonna apply spouse visa offshore subclass 309.
2. U can use the immi, service in Au to assist u to lodge visa application in Au, BUT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE SENT TO UR WIFE'S HOME COUNTRY AU EMBASSY/CONSULATE TO PROCESS . That's mean no different, and actually this may make ur application takes longer time to process.
3. And finally, if ur case is straightforward, and u have time, do it urself, just follow the checklist, and ur wife can submit at local Au Embassy/Consulate.

Cheers,

Dear Member,

Thank You for information. I think I should lodge it offshore now. there is no any possible way to lodge in Australia.

Thanks a lot .


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There is a chance that the Agent is trading on mixed messages and confusion to sway you towards using them. By giving you conflicting information it would make you feel unsure and worried and more likely to use them as they are "experts" and can navigate the "complex" system for you.

Just a thought...if I was a somewhat dodgy agent, charging too much, I might be incline to do this. I could be off the mark but does seem a little odd that the agent was rather pricey and gave you incorrect info as well.

Anyway if you do wish to go with an agent, this forum would be a good place to ask around for a recommendation.


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