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Old 03-03-2013, 06:51 PM
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Originally Posted by daybyday1 View Post
Hi all !!

we are applying for the 676 TV. So my question is how much money does the applicant need to have in the bank to support himself for 6 months? i cant seem to find the requirements anywhere.

dont want to apply if he doesnt have enough money just to get rejected. and sponsoring isnt an option for us so he needs money in his account.

any advice would be greatly appreciated
Pretty sure when I rang DIAC they quoted me $1000/month per person but it would be worth a call or email to them to check.

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Old 03-28-2013, 10:28 AM
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Originally Posted by melandabdul View Post
Pretty sure when I rang DIAC they quoted me $1000/month per person but it would be worth a call or email to them to check.
Hello! I just called Australia House in London and spoke to one of the immigration advisors who said that there is no set benchmark and all circumstances is taken into consideration.

My husband and I are very lucky to have financiall support from my family and free accomodation so this may fare well for us - however if you don't have free accomodation its best to do some research and see how much accomodation costs in the area you are going to stay, add $20 a day for food maybe and a bit extra for miscellaneous costs that way you have covered the lot.

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Hi Everyone,
It is with great sadness that today I share with you our tourist visa 676 for my love was just rejected by the Australian Embassy in Athens.
We have been waiting for this answer for 3 weeks now and were so excited to hear back as we felt we had a good case and the response has blown us out of the water.

My mood has plummeted to the depths of depression as I read the reasons for rejection and see finally first hand how DIAC can make amazing leaps in their conclusions without supporting evidence and also write open non truths so I am understandably concerned about the integrity of our PMV process seeing how easily this is done.
I am still very shell shocked but wish to share our experience with you so that others may gain insight and learn.

Reasons for refusing the visa -

1> "I have determined that based on applicant’s personal circumstances I am not satisfied that applicant would depart Australia within the period of authorised stay as a visitor if a visa were granted.

I have determined that applicant would not be in a position to contemplate long-haul tourism to Australia for genuine tourism reasons. The applicant is not employed and I find that the cost and duration of the applicant’s stay in Australia is not consistent with his personal circumstances and therefore I am also of the view that the applicant may have a significant incentive to work in Australia in breach of his visa conditions. I have taken into consideration the assertions, assurances and declarations by the applicant’s fiancé however these assurances alone are not sufficient for the applicant to meet criteria as a genuine visitor."

I had to provide financial statements and a stat dec stating that I would support him while here and showing how much money I earn. All of this information was adequate for him to come and live here with me at my expense and in my home so this statement seems to have ignored everything I have provided as requested by the 676 process.

I also spelt out in details what he was coming for - to help plan the wedding, hold an engagement party, support my nephew in training for basketball competitions, support me emotionally/mentally, do jobs around my house that I can't afford to pay to have done, meet all of my family and friends, attend pre marriage counselling etc.

"Furthermore, I note that applicant has applied for political asylum in Greece and was the holder of a Greek resident permit which expired on 12 February 2013. Applicant has not provided evidence of a further extension or a new Greek resident permit and therefore I cannot determine that applicant would have a right to re-enter Greece which is his usual country of residence and find it implausible that applicant would be able to return to his country of birth given that he has sought political asylum in Greece."

We sent an updated scanned copy of the new Greece resident permit on Feb 13 to the CO's email which she didn't reply to. This rejection letter was sent to us today Feb 26. We also provided detailed information in our submission about how it is now safe for my love to return to his home country as the situation surrounding the political violence he experienced which resulted in him having to leave his country is no longer present as a new government is in power since the new election in Dec and as such he is now able to and ready to go home. Again the CO seems to have ignored/not read what was sent.

I even went so far as to offer to pay a surety bond to guarantee that my love would leave the country at the end of his visa.

This whole thing makes we very nervous now for our future visa. I consulted Mark Northam on our application before we sent it in and he was very supportive of the information we submitted for this visa and felt we had a good chance but the CO seems not to have even taken it into account at all.

I am trying so hard to settle myself and see that maybe there is a bigger picture goal here but right now I just feel deflated.
Hi, sorry for has happened. I will suggest you look for migrant agent and let him have a second look. I am a Ghanaian and if your guy is seeking political assylum in Greece its sound a little strange to me. the last election held was violent free so why is he seeking political assylum somewhere? besides there is no NEW government in Ghana now. the party that won the elections has been in power for the past 4 years already and they were re-elected. so i really don't understand this issue of political assylum. May he was in Lybia and went to Greece to seek political assylum. please just find out from him and lets see what he has to say about this. may be the case officer checked out and realised something was wrong. but all the same look for a migrant agent. sorry again

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Old 05-15-2013, 12:27 PM
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Hi Mel, just wondered if you were successful in getting your husband to Oz. I am about to apply for the Subclass 600 on behalf of my husand as his sponsor to see if we can get him here for the birth of our baby in July.


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Hi Mel, just wondered if you were successful in getting your husband to Oz. I am about to apply for the Subclass 600 on behalf of my husand as his sponsor to see if we can get him here for the birth of our baby in July.
Hi kmarees,
Abdul was my fiance not my husband and no is the answer to your question as at this point I felt I could go no further. We parted ways as there was nothing else for us to do at other ends of the world if we could not be together. The options were to wait another 2 years for a tribunal hearing for a review or to go live in Ghana and marry over there then try for a spouse visa.
At that time I felt that for my health I could not do either of these options so sadly we said our goodbyes.
I hope that you are successful in your application.

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Offensive post has been removed. Thanks CG

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Shingle, that was beyond unkind. If you were active in this forum during Mel's wait for her visa and knew more about her background, you'd understand just how much in love she and Abdul were, and how difficult that decision was for them.

The number one rule of this forum is that we "treat others here the way you wish to be treated, with respect, and without insult or personal attack." Your comment violates the spirit of the community. I'm editing your post. Please refrain from other such comments.

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Originally Posted by jmcd16 View Post
I am pretty offended by your judgemental post
I completely agree with you! Unfortunately the reality of life is that love does not conquer all - the stress/financial aspect that I see people posting about daily on this forum is enough to put strain on any relationship.
I know what I'm dealing with and I'm one of the lucky ones who is actually onshore with the one I love while we jump through DIAC's seemingly endless hoops to prove my relationship is genuine and that we have 'good enough evidence'. I cannot begin to imagine what it's like for some of the members of this forum who are continents away from the one's they love.

I think it's pretty low to make such a downright nasty post towards someone of whom you have no personal knowledge.

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