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Where you are when awarded 309 partner visa


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Old 10-28-2012, 10:19 AM
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Where you are when awarded 309 partner visa

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It says in the IMMI booklet that if you apply offshore for subclass 309 partner visa then you need to still be in the country you applied from when you are awarded the visa. However from reading a few of the threads on here it seems some people travel to Australia on tourist visas in the waiting period. I was under the impression that you couldn't do that due to rule that you need to be offshore when the 309 is granted. But if that's not the case could I in theory lodge our partner visa application from UK and then travel to Aus on a working holiday if I travelled back to UK at time visa was due to be granted. Or is this totally boot allowed.

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No, thats Ok. My partner was here in oz while we waited for his 309 to be processed. we have just had notification that he is to return to indonesia, so that they may grant his visa. He is flying back now, and will be finalised on his return. hope this helps..

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Ah, that's really good to know. I thought that would be cool as its $1k more expensive to apply onshore.... But then I thought about it and realised that the return air fare back to UK would be about a $k so doesn't make much difference.... Doh


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Ah, that's really good to know. I thought that would be cool as its $1k more expensive to apply onshore.... But then I thought about it and realised that the return air fare back to UK would be about a $k so doesn't make much difference.... Doh
Its nt necessary to be back in Uk but just outside of Oz. .it could be nearest embassy like Bali or Nz.

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@krissybaby Sorry for slow response... So I could in theory send everything off including medical from UK for 309 then travel to Aus on a working holiday and then when they were ready to grant visa, just travel out of Aus to anywhere even a close country like Bali, NOT back to UK, to receive the visa????

Do they inform you when the visa is ready to be granted??

If both these are yes then that makes total sense to do it that way rather than apying for an on shore de facto.


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we applied in Oct 2011, we flew to Oz in Feb 2012, in sept 2012 we got an email notification saying that his visa is ready to be granted and that he needed to be out of the country so we sent him to NZ, all the while his CO knew of his moves, dont forget to tell them what your plans are! good luck

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@krissybaby Sorry for slow response... So I could in theory send everything off including medical from UK for 309 then travel to Aus on a working holiday and then when they were ready to grant visa, just travel out of Aus to anywhere even a close country like Bali, NOT back to UK, to receive the visa????

Do they inform you when the visa is ready to be granted??

If both these are yes then that makes total sense to do it that way rather than apying for an on shore de facto.
Hi there. As other people have written, you just need to be offshore not necessarily back where you applied. We applied offshore in London, it will be granted in mid May and we have already checked with our CO and he said my partner can come to Aus on a tourist visa (hes already had his working holiday visa) and then once its ready our CO will tell us and we will pop to New Zealand for a few days. The key to making that work obviously, as someone else mentioned, is to keep your CO in the know about your movements.

Flight to NZ definitely cheaper than back to the UK! glad it's an option.


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Hi, thanks everyone for your responses it has really firmed up my plans. I phoned the UK Aussie high commission helpline today and they confirmed it all. Like everyone said, as long as case worker is informed. They also said it is fine to apply for the 309 even if I currently hold the working holiday visa.

So my plan is. Apply for the working holiday in February '13. Apply for 309 from UK in July '13 (when me and him have been in a relationship with evidence for 12 months) travel to Aus with dog and furniture in Sept '13 on the working holiday, then when I'm informed visa is ready to be granted head to NZ for few days.

This way it saves money and also is allowing 14 months (2, while in the UK, 12 on the working holiday in Aus) for the 309 to be processed without me having to go back to UK. I'll be pretty unlucky if its not granted within 14 months. Guess I could always do the three months on a farm thingy to extent my working holiday if need be.

It's a plan :-)


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im not sure about the UK, but i hope you check with the AQIS here in aus as to bringing your dog with you, as Australia is rabies free there is certain requirements you may need to do, we brought our 2 dogs with us, and with vaccinations, plane flights and then quaratine in melb for 30 days it was around 6000 AUD

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Yup, mines coming in at just under 2k (shes only little) but good news is from UK quarantine restrictions are going to be relaxed to only 10 days :-) (its been 30 days for years)


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