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Old 11-12-2012, 11:04 PM
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Yeah I really don't understand why there is a need to be offshore if applied offshore but onshore if applied onshore, what difference does it really make. When we already have told them of our intentions and gone through all the hoops to put in a valid application.

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You r right about that kttykat!!!


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I know what you mean. We fly on the 7th of December because hubby has to start job on the 10th. I'll go on tourist visa if 309 still isn't granted and yes..you r right about the costs. Another ticket to and from somewhere outside aus. will bring the whole bill to a new height.
On the other side.....we CAN spend the holidays with our loved ones. I will keep thinking positive otherwise we all loose our minds...:-)
Frutsel, have you already advised your CO that youíll be traveling to Oz? If so, what was their response / reaction? I am waiting to see if the visa comes through first but in the back of my mind I know I should advise our CO as soon as possible.

So true that we are lucky for the fact that our loved ones are able to travel with us.


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Old 11-12-2012, 11:34 PM
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Hi meisha,

I wrote to immi.gov first and they said it was ok to go on tourist visa. Will notify my CO this week.
Applied for tourist visa ( 6 months stay) online yesterday and got it approved after 2 hours. So I think for some people it's hard to get a 676 ( pending on some stories here) but for me it wasn't a prob at all. Maybe because they know we got a genuine relationship after 13 years of marriage :-)


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Frutsel,
We are planning on going on a visa waiver. Did you decide to get the tourist visa for a specific reason? Would you recommend it?


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Frutsel,
We are planning on going on a visa waiver. Did you decide to get the tourist visa for a specific reason? Would you recommend it?
We did it just to be sure I can legally enter the country. We already booked our flights 2 months ago.( due to the sell of 2 houses, taking 3 dogs with us- they fly on the 2nd of dec., moving company will be here on the 4th and 5th of dec so those dates in the back of our minds, we are almost sure my 309 visa will not be granted by that time. And if it does its "only" a waisted Ä95,-. For sure I would recommend it if you r not planning to work until other visa will be granted. Will be fun though to play a tourist in your own future country...


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Frutsel,
We are planning on going on a visa waiver. Did you decide to get the tourist visa for a specific reason? Would you recommend it?
We did it just to be sure I can legally enter the country. We already booked our flights 2 months ago.( due to the sell of 2 houses, taking 3 dogs with us- they fly on the 2nd of dec., moving company will be here on the 4th and 5th of dec so those dates in the back of our minds, we are almost sure my 309 visa will not be granted by that time. And if it does its "only" a waisted Ä95,-. For sure I would recommend it if you r not planning to work until other visa will be granted. Will be fun though to play a tourist in your own future country...
A visa waiver is only valid for a max of 3 months. Don't know when you applied, but for me it didn't work . Applied August and should be granted max. May 2013. From december on its more than 3 months.


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I just looked at the 676 tourist visa and it’s like $115 and there are all the medical and character requirements all over!!! Did you have to do those? It says the visa is 3, 6 or 12 months, could you choose how long you got the visa for? The visa waiver is just $20 and it’s an online application with no other requirements but as you say, it’s just for 3 months.
We applied in July, so it has already been 4 months, by the time we leave, it will be 6 months so hopefully the spousal visa will be granted within the three months after that, if not before!! By the way, I am the Aussie, so my hubby will be the tourist while I am working to pay for his holiday!!!

Which city are you moving to?


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i didnt need meds for it at all. Just filled in the form. Not even some info bout hubby. Just mine.
Indeed you can choose between 3,6 and 12 months.
I think you're safe with the waiver. You got time till March next year. ( if it will be the full 9 months).
We will move to MacKay.
hubby will pay for mine too ........( i remembered we said something about " for better for worse, for richer or poor" 13 years ago)


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Mackay! Cool! We will be in Townsville, just 4.5 hrs north of you!!!


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I just looked at the 676 tourist visa and itís like $115 and there are all the medical and character requirements all over!!! Did you have to do those? It says the visa is 3, 6 or 12 months, could you choose how long you got the visa for? The visa waiver is just $20 and itís an online application with no other requirements but as you say, itís just for 3 months.
We applied in July, so it has already been 4 months, by the time we leave, it will be 6 months so hopefully the spousal visa will be granted within the three months after that, if not before!! By the way, I am the Aussie, so my hubby will be the tourist while I am working to pay for his holiday!!!

Which city are you moving to?
I think the visa waiver is actually good for 2 years of multiple 3 month entries, ie you must leave after 90 days but you can come back for another 3 months as often as you like. You should check the immigration site for details.

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