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Old 05-02-2013, 05:28 PM
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A PMV is a Prospective Marriage Visa -- there is no cohabitation requirement at all, but you do have to get married within 9 months of grant.

The suggestion wasn't to register now, but during the first ETA. That way you could apply at the end of the first ETA without her having to go another 3 months without working or worry about a visa run.

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A PMV is a Prospective Marriage Visa -- there is no cohabitation requirement at all, but you do have to get married within 9 months of grant.

The suggestion wasn't to register now, but during the first ETA. That way you could apply at the end of the first ETA without her having to go another 3 months without working or worry about a visa run.
Ah ok then, well I suppose that is the best option.

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No worries, mate. Sorry no one else jumped in.

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I've been reading the whole time, but you're doing such a great job answering there was nothing I needed to say (which I'm pretty sure is a first for me. Hahahahaha).

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After doing some thinking, it seems as though the best path to take (if moving back in sept) would be for her to come over on an ETA visa, then once we are back in Australia we register our relationship to waive the 12 month living together period. Straight after this we apply for a partner visa, and then she should be allowed to work while on a bridging visa - correct?

However, are they likely to register a de-facto relationship for someone on a tourist visa? Would there be any issues with this?

Does the ETA visa have a NFS (No further stay) condition on it? If so, it is my understanding she would not be allowed to apply for a partner visa?


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After doing some thinking, it seems as though the best path to take (if moving back in sept) would be for her to come over on an ETA visa, then once we are back in Australia we register our relationship to waive the 12 month living together period. Straight after this we apply for a partner visa, and then she should be allowed to work while on a bridging visa - correct?

However, are they likely to register a de-facto relationship for someone on a tourist visa? Would there be any issues with this?

Otherwise would this plan be plausible?
I don't quite understand what you're asking in the first paragraph as you're saying she should come over on an ETA and then "once you're back in Australia" you'll register. If she's on an ETA she's already in Australia. Can you just explain a little more?

I know you learned that QLD's registration requires six months of residency. How are you going to work around that with her ETA? Trying to figure out what you're saying.

As to whether or not they'll register for someone on a tourist visa, you could always call them and ask: Registered relationships - Department of Justice and Attorney-General

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I don't quite understand what you're asking in the first paragraph as you're saying she should come over on an ETA and then "once you're back in Australia" you'll register. If she's on an ETA she's already in Australia. Can you just explain a little more?

I know you learned that QLD's registration requires six months of residency. How are you going to work around that with her ETA? Trying to figure out what you're saying.

As to whether or not they'll register for someone on a tourist visa, you could always call them and ask: Registered relationships - Department of Justice and Attorney-General
Sorry I meant that she gets an ETA visa, comes back with me to Australia, then once we arrive apply for the onshore partner visa. Would she be able to do this, or does the ETA visa have a NFS condition on it?

It was my understanding that only one person has had to be living in QLD for 6 months? Although I have been living in Switzerland for the past 6 months, I could probably find some bank statements etc that still have my QLD address on them. Would this be enough?


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This page shows what documentation is required to prove residence for registration purposes in Queensland. I don't know what you have and don't have, but have a look. Keeping my fingers crossed for you!

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This page shows what documentation is required to prove residence for registration purposes in Queensland. I don't know what you have and don't have, but have a look. Keeping my fingers crossed for you!
So she doesn't also have to provide evidence that she has been living in QLD right?

I still have a valid drivers license, medicare card, bank/credit card, etc. All i'd need to do is find an online bank statement which still has my QLD address.

Also does an ETA tourist visa normally have a NFS condition on it?


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So she doesn't also have to provide evidence that she has been living in QLD right?

I still have a valid drivers license, medicare card, bank/credit card, etc. All i'd need to do is find an online bank statement which still has my QLD address.

Also does an ETA tourist visa normally have a NFS condition on it?
It reads that way to me - that only one of you needs to be a resident. I'm going off the same information you have. As I said, you might want to check with them and make sure.

I wouldn't say ETAs "normally" have an NFS condition on them. It can happen, but it's difficult to predict. I'd say coming from Switzerland your chances are smaller than someone from a high-risk country. But no one can really say for sure, I think.

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