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Old 02-27-2016, 07:28 AM
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Prospective Marriage Visa advice

Hi, I am just needing some clarity over the PMV visa requirements. My boyfriend (of 3 years) and I are not yet ready to make an application but for the sake of planning for the future, I'd like to know a little more about it. So I have read the Partner Migration Booklet - as well as the thread "Which partner visa should I apply for" a few times now, and understand these things so far, but have a few questions - plz correct if wrong:

* PMV is for those who have not lived together consecutively for 12 months in a defacto relationship.

* PMV grant allows partner to work in Australia (booklet pg.34).
- does this mean only after marriage taken place or upon grant?

*Once married, we can apply for Partner visa and partner will have to wait it out over a possible 2 year period?
- Bridging visa A is automatically given after application for PV, however if partner wants to travel in and out of Aus, will need to apply for Bridging visa B, and this is possible to do so without any substantive reasons - is this still the case??

My more important questions are regarding the "What documents do you need?" part (pg. 3) of the 40SP form (Sponsorship for a partner
to migrate to Australia). Under this section it states:
"You will also need to demonstrate that you will be able to meet your sponsorship obligations as undertaken by you when you complete and sign this form.... The information requested on this form, including documents relating to your employment and income, will assist the decision-maker in deciding whether you are able to meet these obligations".


* Do I actually need to be working to prove sponsorship for a PMV to be approved??... what if I am not working because I am studying but receive assistance from my family (I am not under 18).
-- Is it OK, but more favourable to DIBP if I'm working?

* From the sponsor partner, Is it an absolute requirement to provide a bank statement (same as a sponsor would under a visitor visa) with a certain amount of money for this PMV application to be approved??

I appreciate your help.


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Old 03-22-2016, 11:33 AM
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Hello there! I'll be happy to answer these questions based off my experience.

* PMV is for those who have not lived together consecutively for 12 months in a defacto relationship.
- You could say it that way, but really it is a visa that allows your partner to come to Australia so you can marry. You must have met each other in person at least once.

* PMV grant allows partner to work in Australia (booklet pg.34).
- does this mean only after marriage taken place or upon grant?

- This visa gives full work and study rights once the visa is granted

*Once married, we can apply for Partner visa and partner will have to wait it out over a possible 2 year period?
- Bridging visa A is automatically given after application for PV, however if partner wants to travel in and out of Aus, will need to apply for Bridging visa B, and this is possible to do so without any substantive reasons - is this still the case??

- Haven't yet had to apply for a BVB so I don't know the logistics. However, for your partner to remain in Australia, going down the marriage visa route means that you end up applying for 3 visas over the years.
300 - PMV
820 - Temporary partner visa
801- Partner Visa Permanent Resident (apply after 2 years of being here in Australia)
Between visas, you would have a BVA. Need to travel? Apply for a BVB.

My more important questions are regarding the "What documents do you need?" part (pg. 3) of the 40SP form (Sponsorship for a partner
to migrate to Australia). Under this section it states:
"You will also need to demonstrate that you will be able to meet your sponsorship obligations as undertaken by you when you complete and sign this form.... The information requested on this form, including documents relating to your employment and income, will assist the decision-maker in deciding whether you are able to meet these obligations".

* Do I actually need to be working to prove sponsorship for a PMV to be approved??... what if I am not working because I am studying but receive assistance from my family (I am not under 18).
-- Is it OK, but more favourable to DIBP if I'm working?

- This you fill in online. You don't need to fill out the paper form anymore. When I was doing mine, there was a box that I needed to check to say that I would be sponsoring and looking after Dave whilst he was here. They didn't ask how much I made or what I did. HOWEVER, in my relationship statement, I did mention that I had a full time job as a pharmacist, just to show them that I could support Dave and that it was part of the turning point in which we decided that we could get married now because I was financially stable.

* From the sponsor partner, Is it an absolute requirement to provide a bank statement (same as a sponsor would under a visitor visa) with a certain amount of money for this PMV application to be approved??
- I don't think so. You have to pay before you are allowed to submit any evidence, so I don't think DIBP would care where the money is coming from.

Let us know if you have any other questions

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Old 03-23-2016, 05:24 AM
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Do not need to worry about income.
PMV to 820 is fast under a month often (fee involved $1,200???)
It is 2 years from 820 to 801 visa. No cost.

Off the top of my head no travel restrictions once 820 obtained.


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Old 03-23-2016, 05:42 AM
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However, for your partner to remain in Australia, going down the marriage visa route means that you end up applying for 3 visas over the years.
300 - PMV
820 - Temporary partner visa
801- Partner Visa Permanent Resident (apply after 2 years of being here in Australia)
Between visas, you would have a BVA. Need to travel? Apply for a BVB.
Technically, it's only two applications:

1) 300 - PMV
2) 820/801

You technically apply for both 820/801 at once and then resupply evidence after two years.

I point this out as the fee for 820/801 is only incurred once, and the 820 remains valid until a decision on the 801 (so no need for Bridging Visas at that stage).

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