Leaving Oz to go to the UK with my Aussie girlfriend. How might I get back?

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Leaving Oz to go to the UK with my Aussie girlfriend. How might I get back?

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Old 04-29-2016, 06:48 AM
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Leaving Oz to go to the UK with my Aussie girlfriend. How might I get back?

At the moment I (form Ireland) am sponsored on a 186 visa after arriving on a working holiday visa 2 and a half years ago. My role is in a sector where they always seem to be looking for people.

My current job offered to sponsor me for permanent residency. I was interested but we decided to go to the UK for a few years instead as the PR takes so long to come through and I have some family issues I need to take care of at home that will probably take a while. We have booked our flights and will be leaving in a couple of months.

I have been looking into what are the possible ways to come back to Australia if we choose to do so. I have looked into the offshore partner visa and it seems like a very long process. 10 to 14 months from the UK. Would it be possible to apply for an Onshore Partner Visa before leaving here? Would I be best trying to apply for a job and get sponsored through that from the UK? I looked into registering our relationship as de facto but we have not been living together for 12 months and dont quite understand how this would be advantageous for us. What other visas/ideas should I be looking at? Im not looking for someone to handhold me through this, just a few pointers in the right directions!


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Old 05-13-2016, 06:19 AM
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Any help here?

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Old 05-14-2016, 04:33 AM
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Hard to say, but you'd probably be better off using time in the UK to build up the relationship and maybe applying for a PMV or the offshore partner visa. Either take a lengthy time

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