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Old 05-30-2019, 09:52 AM
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Can I please ask how many of you are using an agent? My fiancť and I are going to do it ourselves.
We had a consultation with a migration agent via Skype which was great and she helped us with our questions.
She also said it does not matter if we use an agent or not. The decision will be made regardless.


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And those who have applied without using an agent how has it been?
If you had to do it over again would you use an agent ? 🙂🙏🙏


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And those who have applied without using an agent how has it been?
If you had to do it over again would you use an agent ? 🙂🙏🙏
Many refusals happen due to badly completed applications.

A good migration agent, with good Australian experience, should only lodge an application that is fully completed.

The rest of us just worry for months about whether we completed everything correctly or not, and did we waste the $7,000+.

If I could afford it, I would rather have used a migration agent, just for my peace of mind.

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And those who have applied without using an agent how has it been?
If you had to do it over again would you use an agent ? 🙂🙏🙏
We haven’t used an agent, but did lots of research online when applying. I am very thorough and detailed with everything and just continue to upload information in real time as it happens to keep the application current. I think if you are organised and have a good understanding of the process, doing it yourself is fine (that’s what I tell myself anyway haha).

We applied for the PMV 16/6/18 and the only communication we have received so far is for an interview this June. With my partner being from Zimbabwe that was not surprising. No requests for further information other than the usual police checks, medicals, biometrics 😊


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We havenít used an agent, but did lots of research online when applying. I am very thorough and detailed with everything and just continue to upload information in real time as it happens to keep the application current. I think if you are organised and have a good understanding of the process, doing it yourself is fine (thatís what I tell myself anyway haha).

We applied for the PMV 16/6/18 and the only communication we have received so far is for an interview this June. With my partner being from Zimbabwe that was not surprising. No requests for further information other than the usual police checks, medicals, biometrics 😊
Tjb1993 Out of interest, how long into your application did they respond to you asking for the interview? We applied for 309 Partner Offshore front loaded application on 19-12-2018 with medicals done 14-01-2019.

Pretty excited to get moving but the wait is pretty intense, sure we still have a long way to go as well, just hoping for the best. Otherwise good luck for the interview!


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We havenít used an agent, but did lots of research online when applying. I am very thorough and detailed with everything and just continue to upload information in real time as it happens to keep the application current. I think if you are organised and have a good understanding of the process, doing it yourself is fine (thatís what I tell myself anyway haha).

We applied for the PMV 16/6/18 and the only communication we have received so far is for an interview this June. With my partner being from Zimbabwe that was not surprising. No requests for further information other than the usual police checks, medicals, biometrics 😊
We also didn't use agent. Though it is advisable to do so, we just realized we knew our relationship better than anyone.We logged 19/12/17, first response was 05/04/19 after 16 months of silence requesting for further evidence on continued relationship. submitted these 16/04/19 and Granted PR visa /100, 26/04/19. We r from Zimbabwe but logged online.

Wish you all the best .

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We haven’t used an agent, but did lots of research online when applying. I am very thorough and detailed with everything and just continue to upload information in real time as it happens to keep the application current. I think if you are organised and have a good understanding of the process, doing it yourself is fine (that’s what I tell myself anyway haha).



We applied for the PMV 16/6/18 and the only communication we have received so far is for an interview this June. With my partner being from Zimbabwe that was not surprising. No requests for further information other than the usual police checks, medicals, biometrics 😊
We also didn't use agent. Though it is advisable to do so, we just realized we knew our relationship better than anyone.We logged 19/12/17, first response was 05/04/19 after 16 months of silence requesting for further evidence on continued relationship. submitted these 16/04/19 and Granted PR visa /100, 26/04/19. We r from Zimbabwe but logged online.

Wish you all the best .
That’s what we figured as well! So glad you got your PR after such a long wait! And from Zim, that’s encouraging. Think there is finally some movement in Pretoria. Congrats!

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We haven’t used an agent, but did lots of research online when applying. I am very thorough and detailed with everything and just continue to upload information in real time as it happens to keep the application current. I think if you are organised and have a good understanding of the process, doing it yourself is fine (that’s what I tell myself anyway haha).

We applied for the PMV 16/6/18 and the only communication we have received so far is for an interview this June. With my partner being from Zimbabwe that was not surprising. No requests for further information other than the usual police checks, medicals, biometrics 😊
Tjb1993 Out of interest, how long into your application did they respond to you asking for the interview? We applied for 309 Partner Offshore front loaded application on 19-12-2018 with medicals done 14-01-2019.

Pretty excited to get moving but the wait is pretty intense, sure we still have a long way to go as well, just hoping for the best. Otherwise good luck for the interview!
Hi. We applied 16/06/18, and got the invitation to interview on 17/05/19. So just shy of a year. The interview will take place on the 21/06/19. Fingers crossed after that they will be able to make a decision soon.

The wait is excruciating, but just try not to focus on it every day. And keep uploading evidence as the months go on to show your relationship is continuing and you care about the application enough to keep updating. Good luck 😊

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Hello,I lives in Bangladesh ,, my husband lives in Australia , i want to know a question, my husband is now staying Australia,he is now carrying subclass 866,he is arrived to Australia on 2010 at cristmas island by boat,last year i went to Australia by visiting visa by my relatives and that time we will got married, now can he(my husband) sponsor for a partner visa for me?please give me a information ,My question is----My husband arrival record is cristmas island, is there any problem or obligations of my husband to give sponsorship for partner visa?he is now staying Australia by permanent protection visa subclass 866,I'm so worried because I find a page from a website, there is explained that, which people are arrived australia by boat they have to wait a long long time for partner visa process & some time It will not work,is it true? . I have checked with RACS (Refugee Advice Centre) and they say there are significant delays for Partner visa applications where the sponsor is the holder of a Subclass 866 visa and has arrived by boat. This delay is eliminated though where the 866 visa holder becomes an Australian Citizen. See below https://www.racs.org.au/ my main question is -----only for that reason can i never go to Australia for join with my husband? I have a child together,,I'm eagerly waiting for a good suggestion, please can anyone suggest me? thank you so much.


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Hello,I lives in Bangladesh ,, my husband lives in Australia , i want to know a question, my husband is now staying Australia,he is now carrying subclass 866,he is arrived to Australia on 2010 at cristmas island by boat,last year i went to Australia by visiting visa by my relatives and that time we will got married, now can he(my husband) sponsor for a partner visa for me?please give me a information ,My question is----My husband arrival record is cristmas island, is there any problem or obligations of my husband to give sponsorship for partner visa?he is now staying Australia by permanent protection visa subclass 866,I'm so worried because I find a page from a website, there is explained that, which people are arrived australia by boat they have to wait a long long time for partner visa process & some time It will not work,is it true? . I have checked with RACS (Refugee Advice Centre) and they say there are significant delays for Partner visa applications where the sponsor is the holder of a Subclass 866 visa and has arrived by boat. This delay is eliminated though where the 866 visa holder becomes an Australian Citizen. See below https://www.racs.org.au/ my main question is -----only for that reason can i never go to Australia for join with my husband? I have a child together,,I'm eagerly waiting for a good suggestion, please can anyone suggest me? thank you so much.
The problem with the 866 visa is probably related to this:

It lets you stay in Australia permanently if you arrived on a valid visa, engage Australiaís protection obligations and meet all other requirements.


The partner visa requirement is:

You must be in a genuine relationship with your spouse or de facto partner who is:
  • an Australian citizen
  • Australian permanent resident
  • eligible New Zealand citizen

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