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Returning to Australia after relationship breakdown on 309 visa

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Returning to Australia after relationship breakdown on 309 visa

I was just curious about the likelihood of being granted a student visa after having a temporary partner visa 309 cancelled due to breakdown of relationship. I have left Australia and will soon be notifying immigration of my break up, thus my visa will be cancelled.

Hypothetically speaking, I would like to return to Australia to possibly study one day. I have read that an applicant's Immigration History is taken into consideration in the Genuine temporary entrant requirement. Would my previous workingholiday visa + my cancelled partner visa hinder me from being granted a student visa?

Also hypothetically speaking, would I be allowed to apply for a Partner visa a second time if down the line if I should happen to meet a new Australian partner? I read that an Australian sponsor could not sponsor again for 5 years after a failed relationship, but I found no info on any time limitations for applicants.


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Re: applying for another visa, it sounds like you have abided by all the conditions of your visas so far, so I wouldn't think that would be a problem. I would suggest including a submission with your future application explaining the circumstances surrounding the breakdown and explaining how you abided by the conditions of your visa.

Re: second partner visa, as you have been sponsored for a partner visa (although it did not result in a permanent visa), there is a 5 year waiting period for your former partner to sponsor anyone else, however the only waiting period you would have is if you wanted to sponsor someone - something you couldn't do until you became a permanent resident anyway.

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