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Do I have to use my nearest Australian immigration office to do my DE facto visa?


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Old 04-03-2016, 12:13 AM
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Do I have to use my nearest Australian immigration office to do my DE facto visa?

Sorry for the lousy title, I'm not exactly sure how to word it.

I'm a Swedish citizen living in Sweden with my Australian partner and we've started gathering all of our supporting evidence and other documents we might need before we start the application in order to try and make this process as quick as possible. My partner and I have plans to take over his families business by early next year if possible, but we have heard that Berlin has some pretty long expected processing times which makes us nervous about how possible our plan actually is.

So my main question is: do we have to lodge my online application through Berlin or can I choose to do it through another office in another country? I read on the Berlin website that their office takes care of Swedish immigration to Australia applications, but I'm not clear on if it is mandatory that we apply via Berlin.

Thanks in advance for any help, and I owe a lot of thanks to this forum for all the info I've gathered!


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We applied online for the PMV and didnt get a choice of any office. They just allocated it to the country of the applicant.

After applying for the visa you can always try for a 12 month tourist visa while waiting.

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Old 04-03-2016, 07:56 AM
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No, you can't just choose which office to apply to. If you apply online, it happens automatically. If you apply by mail and you send it to the wrong office, they'll forward it to the correct office which will just delay your application further. I remember someone on this forum going through that and Immi lost their application paperwork as well in the process (I think it was eventually found, fortunately).

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