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Old 04-19-2013, 01:01 PM
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Question Partner visa onshore or offshore?

Hi guys,

I am new to the forum nice to meet you!

Your info have come useful to me in the past, so I thank you so much for that.

There is this issue though that I couldn't find in the previous threads:
I am on my second WHV, in a registered defacto relationship with my aussie partner.
We are going to apply for the defacto visa, but as I would like to study then - and uni fees for international students are crazy! - we were thinking if it was better to apply onshore (820) or offshore (309) as apparently they have different treatments regarding the study category.
With the onshore you get treated as an international student fees, with the offshore you are just not entitled for gov funding - so the immi website says.
I wanted to be sure about this info, as it sounds strange to me that just because we'll not be applying in oz I willl be able to study for a quarter of the international fee.

Anyone can help with this please? If that is true, then it is more convenient to just fly to nz and apply from there...

Cheers! Alex


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Old 04-19-2013, 02:37 PM
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Hi guys,

I am new to the forum nice to meet you!

Your info have come useful to me in the past, so I thank you so much for that.

There is this issue though that I couldn't find in the previous threads:
I am on my second WHV, in a registered defacto relationship with my aussie partner.
We are going to apply for the defacto visa, but as I would like to study then - and uni fees for international students are crazy! - we were thinking if it was better to apply onshore (820) or offshore (309) as apparently they have different treatments regarding the study category.
With the onshore you get treated as an international student fees, with the offshore you are just not entitled for gov funding - so the immi website says.
I wanted to be sure about this info, as it sounds strange to me that just because we'll not be applying in oz I willl be able to study for a quarter of the international fee.

Anyone can help with this please? If that is true, then it is more convenient to just fly to nz and apply from there...

Cheers! Alex
OK I am not a migration agent so it is IMHO but there is no difference. Yes the immigration website spells it out on the 820 visa but all local student places are government subsidized. Until you get a 100 or 801 visa you are not entitled to a subsidized place, hence you pay full fees as an international student even on a 309.

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Old 04-20-2013, 01:45 AM
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Thought it was too good to be true

Thanks, I thought so, but as the description of the offshore was a bit different, a light of hope switched on in me... sob...


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