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Old 09-18-2012, 03:26 AM
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lifting work restrction, last minute advice form 1005

Hi everyone!

I have recently handed in my completed onshore partner visa application (820) on the 8th september 2012. I have been informed that i should expect a 9-12 month wait. My wife (who is an australian citizen) and i got married in my hometown in northern ireland, we returned home from the wedding at the end of june and then handed the form in after we finally gathered all the evidence and got police checks and medical checks.

I am now in the process of filling in the 1005 form to get the 'no work' restriction lifted. As i feel it would help us out both personally and financially. We are currently living wife my parents in law as we simply cannot afford to move out, but are trying to save up as much as we can.
Although it has been hard as i have been unemployed since january 2012, due to my visa's work restrictions, and when i was back in Northern Ireland for short times i was unable to find work due to the poor state of the economy.
This has meant that my wife has had to support the both of us for 9 months now, and since money has been spent on several flights back and forth to australia, the wedding, the visa fees, and obvious general living expenses, we have very little savings and at this time the majority of her income is being spent on repaying loans that she took out to support us, a credit card she has, plus phone bills, shopping, petrol etc leaving very little to live on or save for our future. I have read many posts relating to these topics but would just like to know if i am on the right track and if any people were in similar positions and how it turned out for you? Also i think the main difference between my position and others that i have read is the fact that we are not living in our own place. (many people have added in copies of rent aggreements, bond forms etc) will this affect my application? i am just curious as i feel that we have a strong enough case due to the fact that we are in a position in which we simply cannot save up the money to move out on just one wage.

I feel that i have the relevent evidence needed;

-wifes Bank statments
-My wife paychecks (as she is supporting me)
-my bank statments showing no funds
-copies of bills
-copies of loan repayments
-receipts showing general necessities, shopping, petrol, etc
-a spreadsheet detailing weekly income against weekly outcome

is this the correct sort of stuff? what shoul i add in or change?

I am also thinking about writing a cover letter just briefly explaining our personal reasons for applying and highlighting what is in the application. I would be so happy to work now as i am going crazy being stuck in the house all day and really wanting to work in order to contribute to our marriage and help supprt my wife and start planning for our future!

also upon applying for my 820 visa, i recieved a bridging visa A, however i believe that this does not kick in until my current e visitor visa expires, which is september 27th 2012. does this mean that i cannot send my form 1005 application in until this dat or can i apply before then?

thank you very much in advance!!

jamie


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Old 09-18-2012, 03:37 AM
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Dear Jamie,

Your case sounds definitely strong enough...
Add as much evidence of spendings as possible and the spreadsheet is a great add on...
I would advice you to definitely write a cover letter outlining everything you say here, that you can't afford to move out, that you want to save, start your life together, contribute to the relationship as well as the australian economy and want to be a good member of the community..explain your evidence and you can also mention the psychological burden of not working (I know exactly how you feel...I was not working for 8 months, drove me CRAZY)

make sure the copied are certified and send it all to the processing centre
you can already send the application and it may even be approved before your bridging visa kicks in and then as soon as the bridging visa starts you can work (happened to me... I applied 2 weeks prior to my visa expiry date and it got granted a week later and I was legally allowed to work the day the bridging visa started)...

I wish you all the best...fingers crossed!

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hey dingo144 !

thank you very much for your advice! yeah its been very tough sitting at home for that long! only so much you can do to pass time, and after a while you start to go mad! I shall add a cover letter basically explaining what i wrote here, and send it off as soon as i can!

thanks again!!

all the best

jamie


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Old 09-18-2012, 03:50 AM
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exactly that's right...do it as soon as you can so you can start looking for jobs right away...also what helped me looking for a job was that I didn't write the type of visa I am on but just simply stated "full australien workrights" and when they asked in an interview I told them that I applied for permanent residence and it will be approved soon (which of course I didn't know but they don't know either) :-)

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thanks thats great advice! i have been looking through job site recently just to get a taste of the knid of jobs there are, however, I actually have a job lined up, its the job i was working in prior to my working holiday visa expiring, and the managers have been contacting me constantly in the past few months asking when i can come back to work, but of course as i cannot work until i am granted work rights, i keep having to tell them, 'it will be a bit longer'. also i was not sure wether to mention this is the 1005 application or not, as they are not sponsoring me but are just willing to employ me full time as soon as i can work. and i will be jumping at the chance to start working the day i am granted work rights!

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Old 09-18-2012, 04:23 AM
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oh that's great I think you should include that in your cover letter...maybe they are even willing to give you the offer in writing just make sure to say it's not sponsorship but an open position they hold for you!

All the best!

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Do you know if you can apply for a bridging visa if you have lodged offshore (309)?


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No there is np briding visa whem you arr offshore...
What you can try though is to apply for a tourist visa...i have no experience with that but i reaf from some people here in the forum...

All the best!

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Hi dingo, we are waiting waiting waiting on our medical results to return so we can send off our application brick!! I thought i had to wait for his current visa to expire and start bridging before applying for work rights with 1005. ( hope u follow me)

You sent yours in with the app? Before you started bridging?

What do u think we should do, he starts bridging on october 21st so i thought ill send the app asap (want to wait for med results so that it can go straight into a processing pile and not into a waiting for more info pile) and then on oct 22 id send the 1005 in the hope that it might remind them about current app haha.

Tell me your thoughts.


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Old 09-21-2012, 01:40 AM
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hi holly!

I didn't send mine with the application as I only found out later that you can send it before bridging visa kicks in..

So what Idid:
My bridging visa was kicking in on the 21st of May. I send the form 1005 with supporting documents on the 3rd of May and it got granted the day after but only started to be "active" from the 21st of May onwards...
Then I used the work rights grant letter within my CV to show that I can start working on the 21st and got a job so quick...

you can apply for the work rights to be lifted as soon as you have your acknowlegment letter from DIAC, you'll get that when you hand in your application either on the spot or as few days after...there will be a case number on it which you need to quote on the 1005

why do the medicals take so long??? I got mine after 2 1/2 weeks...

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