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Old 05-22-2013, 02:44 AM
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We applied for our PMV off shore, it was approved in 5 months. I also came over on a visitor visa while the decision was being made on my PMV. You just have to leave the country when they are ready to grant your visa. (if applying off shore)
We then applied for our 820 partner visa 24th December 2012, and we were lucky enough to have that granted on May 3rd 2013. (again 5 months)
After applying for your PMV keep all the evidence of your relationship, as you have to do the same application but more when applying for your partner visa. (we were not aware of this, and was shocked as we applied for the partner visa only 7 months after the PMV.)
We submitted our application into Sydney, and was told the wait was 13 months, but would probably be longer. The person on the phone at DIAC said the demand for partner visa's was huge making the back log huge too. She also said that submitting in Melbourne would have been quicker? (I don't know if this is true, I had already submitted)
I was asked for no further evidence, so I guess that means our partner application must have been decision ready. We didn't even get advised of a case officer being allocated, which we had with the PMV.
Also wanted to add. If you do decide to travel across on a visitor visa, and have children, in NSW you have to pay $237.50 a WEEK for each child to attend school until your PMV or partner visa is Granted. (well we did anyway, we're British)
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Old 05-22-2013, 03:20 AM
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Quick back to "those of you who still think you'll get approved in days"...

I had a moment of weakness and decided to look up how everyone else who's applied for an 820 in 2013 has been doing - we applied onshore de facto in January 2013.



It does start to feel like we're falling behind... should I start packing?
I know how you feel. I am getting so sick and tired of all the quick grants recently while I am waiting my butt off. And there seems to be no reason for them to be granted quicker than others. I'm not afraid of it getting refused though, I'm just annoyed by my life being on hold.

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Old 05-22-2013, 10:32 AM
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I am in 12th month of waiting for my offshore partner visa - I know how you feel.

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Old 05-22-2013, 09:53 PM
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I know the feeling, I just finished waiting 9 months and know that my visa will not be finalized until July
I am no longer worried about whether it will be approved, but I also feel like I am floating in limbo/life on hold. A year is a long time to be apart but we do it this way due to our work commitments She can not resign in case the visa is declined and I have used the majority of my leave visiting her. Oh well such is life

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Old 05-23-2013, 02:53 PM
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This whole process is heartbreaking. Sometimes I wonder... if I'd have known it was going to be this hard, would I have run screaming from the Thai restaurant on our first date?

Definitely not. But it's an amusing picture. The fact is, he is worth fighting for. What we have is worth suffering for. Our future is worth waiting for.

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Old 05-23-2013, 03:14 PM
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Our first date was a Thai restaurant, too! LOL! Followed by my college's version of prom, so I was super dressed up. Trying not to get thai food on a white dress is CHALLENGING. (PS - When I picked a white dress, in the back of my mind I thought, hmmmm... I wonder if this will make him think 'Wow, she looks good in white' and want to propose to me!' LOL. It took a few years, but it apparently worked! )

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(And yes, I knew even before our first date that I really saw marriage potential with this guy...we'd been talking online/on the phone for quite some time by then, and sometimes you just KNOW. Of course, you can't be sure until you meet in person, but that cemented it!)

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You know what I find funny is it is fine for westerners to meet online or internet dating sites, though if a westerner meets an Asian girl online suddenly she is a mail order bride. I have heard people say this and even seen it said here on this site, kinda sad really. Just for the record I met my fiancée in person as she was a cousin of my friend. I really don't care how people meet as this is their business and if they are happy that is all that should matter. I will get off my soap box now as I am probably preaching to the converted anyway (

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Well I knew it was gonna be this hard, and I thought I was prepared, but sometimes all the frustration just boils over and I have to have a little whiny moment. I think we should all get a "certificate of endured hardship" or something when it's over

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Old 05-24-2013, 01:16 AM
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You know what I find funny is it is fine for westerners to meet online or internet dating sites, though if a westerner meets an Asian girl online suddenly she is a mail order bride. I have heard people say this and even seen it said here on this site, kinda sad really. Just for the record I met my fiancée in person as she was a cousin of my friend. I really don't care how people meet as this is their business and if they are happy that is all that should matter. I will get off my soap box now as I am probably preaching to the converted anyway (
I have to tell you, you are right as rain - but I sometimes catch my mind flirting with this prejudice. I'm not proud of it - at all, but for the sake of an intelligent and useful debate here I will admit it.

It for me has nothing to do with "Asian", though - let me make that very clear, no racism here. My grandfather was Indonesian, my best friend here in Australia is Vietnamese. I dated a guy who was half Malaysian once. Just putting that out there very clearly. NO racism here.

It is actually the "online dating" part, for me personally, that I don't understand. Bear with me here.

My partner and I met online through a game. We are gamers. We were hardly looking for love after we had both individually gone through a rough time. After a considerate amount of time spent on competitive banter (gamers... we were of enemy alliances in the game) and then increasingly long IRC chats, we found ourselves with feelings we hadn't intended on.

I have done online dating. I was in college at the time and I went on a date or two through it but it never led anywhere.

So with that said, from my own experiences and perhaps lack of ability to understand beyond my own experiences, I don't understand looking for someone in another country through online dating. I mean, please enlighten me, but wouldn't you have to purposely decide you want an international relationship in order to end up talking to someone from another continent on a dating site? That, I personally don't get. When I was on an online dating site I wouldn't even look at profiles on the other side of the country. It didn't even cross my mind to have a look at options on the other side of the world.

So that said to me there is a difference between "meeting online" and "meeting through an online dating site". The second, to me, suggests a slightly higher level of intent or awareness of what road is taken.

That doesn't mean I think it's all just people who had a big plan. I am saying on a platform like that, for myself, I don't understand how I myself would end up talking to someone from Australia unless I decided first I wouldn't mind going to Australia. Everyone can have a pre-determined plan but I personally would have been consciously going out of my way if I had looked for someone in Australia through a dating site.

PLEASE guys don't think I think I know best... I already said, it might be my own limitation that I don't get it, and if so I truly do invite you to broaden my perspective if you want.

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