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Old 06-02-2013, 03:57 PM
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It is very sad for all of us. But we should stay positive. There is absolute no reason to refuse our visas . Hope we all get it soon and depending where you all long timers will live in Australia, we should catch up. It would be fun . I am trying to create positive mental imagines , I don't know how else to cope. Good luck everyone!

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Guys and girls,
I am just curious. Since we have been waiting for the PMV for 16 months and counting, is there any advantage to getting married then changing our application to the 309? I know getting married will not hurry things up but I am just wondering if there are any advantages in regards to subsequent applications which we will have to do after 309 is granted in place of the pmv 300.

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Old 06-10-2013, 10:02 AM
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I was told that it makes no difference. Even if we get married I can not go to live overseas for 12 months to apply for partner visa. My understanding is that most of us, long timers, are waiting for security checks anyway.


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I was told that it makes no difference. Even if we get married I can not go to live overseas for 12 months to apply for partner visa. My understanding is that most of us, long timers, are waiting for security checks anyway.
ok. But when you get married your application just changes to 309 instead of a PMV 300.
Seems we are between a rock and hard place then. I think they should give us a discount or reimburse some of that application money because all of us who wait for more than twelve months have to do medicals and police checks again, this is not even counting the postage fee. I am having Monday blues.....

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Old 06-10-2013, 10:16 AM
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I understand you Gerrywins. I have been having blues for a long time . My brain is working hard to try to find some solution to this misery, but I have none. I am trying to make a time with my MP to convey my frustration in person, emails are useless.


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I understand you Gerrywins. I have been having blues for a long time . My brain is working hard to try to find some solution to this misery, but I have none. I am trying to make a time with my MP to convey my frustration in person, emails are useless.
My fiance has written severally to his MP in Sydney. Nothing has come of it yet, no replies.

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Guys and girls,
I am just curious. Since we have been waiting for the PMV for 16 months and counting, is there any advantage to getting married then changing our application to the 309? I know getting married will not hurry things up but I am just wondering if there are any advantages in regards to subsequent applications which we will have to do after 309 is granted in place of the pmv 300.
Only advantage .would be you wouldn't have to apply for a 820 onshore you would apply for 801 and would be PR quicker. However, if you get married and change to 309 you will have to provide more evidence because of the extra requirements and the case officer is under no obligations to ask for extra evidence before making their decision.

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Only advantage .would be you wouldn't have to apply for a 820 onshore you would apply for 801 and would be PR quicker. However, if you get married and change to 309 you will have to provide more evidence because of the extra requirements and the case officer is under no obligations to ask for extra evidence before making their decision.
Aha, that is what I wanted to know. Thanks alot Mish.

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Yep, what Mish said. You actually do not apply for a 309 from a 300... you apply for an 820 (Onshore partner visa). You obviously can't apply for that right now, offshore.

The disadvantages (as Mish said) are that they'd then be looking for more/better evidence, and that they are actually under no obligation to even look at anything more you send them... they are allowed to make a decision based on just the information they have at any time. They'd probably take any additional evidence you sent in into account... but you're taking that chance, and you're just complicating things for yourself. Probably far better to just wait it out...

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Yep, what Mish said. You actually do not apply for a 309 from a 300... you apply for an 820 (Onshore partner visa). You obviously can't apply for that right now, offshore.

The disadvantages (as Mish said) are that they'd then be looking for more/better evidence, and that they are actually under no obligation to even look at anything more you send them... they are allowed to make a decision based on just the information they have at any time. They'd probably take any additional evidence you sent in into account... but you're taking that chance, and you're just complicating things for yourself. Probably far better to just wait it out...

Thanks for that sound advice CollegeGirl.

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