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Old 11-22-2014, 05:01 PM
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Thanks Syd, your situation is very interesting and it is promising you can get a 1 year visa from a high risk country. Our situation is a little different as we don't have any intention of staying in Australia longer than 3 weeks at this stage. I remember when we spoke to a migration agent about our partner application and told her we were more than happy to keep living in Mexico she was shocked.

We didn't provide evidence of our relationship as such for the tourist visa apart from stating it in the cover letter and letters of invitation and including the acknowledgement of receipt of partner visa application and copies of our residency certificates. We applied online and so I figured that if they want they can see all the documents we uploaded to the partner application. We focussed on proving the stability of my partners business as this area had been our downfall when he was rejected previously.

Given that we live together in Mexico we both provided letters and each said that we are very established here and have no other intention but to continue to live here until the partner visa is determined. I didn't specify we knew we had to be offshore to get it grantedůmaybe I should have, but I did specify we applied offshore. We provided all our airfares and itinerary as well as wedding invites (this is the main reason for our trip). It's only 3 weeks so I hope that goes in our favour. It makes me annoyed to think we have to go through all this just because of my partner's nationality but oh well, what can you do!?
You should be just fine .

I was just posting my info in case it can help someone from high risk country who wants to visit a partner in Australia for extended periods.

Hope he gets the visa, since they have no reason to be concerned that he will try to stay in Australia.


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Thanks Syd! I will update once we find out. Enjoy your holidays with your fiance.

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THANKS A MILLION MIJITA & SYD

Your advice on your own experiences with applying for the tourist visa has been appreciated and extremely helpful!! It's made me realise I need to do a little bit extra on my partners application now in relation to prooving our relationship aswell as the finance/proof of employment side and submitting more documents.

I'm so happy to hear you were granted a 1 year tourist visa Syd, maybe we will be successful with our 6 month application knowing this.


Just a few questions I need help with!

When or where do I upload my documents for the online tourist visa app? Is it after pressing the 'SUBMIT' button (as in you are ready to submit your application status)! Or before. I haven't pressed submit yet but haven't seen anywhere to upload docs and I haven't entered any payment details yet either! (Please excuse me if this is a dumb question as I've never used the immi account system before!)????

And did you translate all your documents? THANKS AGAIN AND PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOURS GETS GRANTED & I'll do the same!!

CHEERS SARAH

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Old 11-22-2014, 06:52 PM
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Glad I could help I should clarify that my visa allows 3 month stays within the 1 year period. With this in mind, he might want to apply for 3 months visa, then apply for another visitor visa onshore if there is not a' No Further Stay Condition'. The other option is for him to return to Mexico after 3 months then make another visa application. Of course this option is more costly, but it might be best.

You need to submit application and pay fee before you will be allowed to attach documents.


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Yep, submit and pay and then you can go into the application and upload documents. They provide categories for you to select with further subcategories so you can classify your documents. I would suggest with the tourist visa to have everything in order before you pay because they are assessed far quicker so you don't have the luxury of taking your time to upload things. As a reference the 5 tourist visas that were granted to my friend's family only took 10 days.

Re: translation, for the tourist visa you don't need to worry as these are processed in Mexico City. I checked this with the Americas info line. For the partner visa yes, we translated absolutely every document we provided in spanish. The partner one is processed at the embassy in Ottawa and so you cannot be certain a spanish speaker will assess your case. I looked into using a NAATI translator but it is incredibly expensive for the number of documents you need to provide and being offshore you can use a local certified translator. The best thing to do is contact the Tribunal Superior de Justicia in your state and get the 2015 list of peritos traductores and just choose one. We used two different ones, one was better than the other, so I recommend that you look for formal qualifications as some are literally just people who know how to speak English. Anyway the documents are generally pretty straightforward and I just asked them to adjust things that I didn't think made sense.


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Thanks again Majita! Your advice is gold for me. I can't thank you enough. Best of luck with both your Tourist and Partnership visas!! 😃


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Hi Sarah.F and Syd! Just letting you know my partner got his tourist visa we haven't actually heard from the embassy here but I logged into the immi account and there was the grant letter posted a mere two days after we applied on 20/11. Now I wonder if these are really done in Mexico City. It is a 1 year multiple entry so 3 months max/stay although I can't see us using it more than once it is nice to have the option.


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Hi Sarah.F and Syd! Just letting you know my partner got his tourist visa we haven't actually heard from the embassy here but I logged into the immi account and there was the grant letter posted a mere two days after we applied on 20/11. Now I wonder if these are really done in Mexico City. It is a 1 yeaer multiple entry so 3 months max/stay although I can't see us using it more than once it is nice to have the option.

YAY! That's great news!


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Hi Sarah.F and Syd! Just letting you know my partner got his tourist visa we haven't actually heard from the embassy here but I logged into the immi account and there was the grant letter posted a mere two days after we applied on 20/11. Now I wonder if these are really done in Mexico City. It is a 1 year multiple entry so 3 months max/stay although I can't see us using it more than once it is nice to have the option.
Congratulations Mijita. Thank you for letting me know and thanks again for all your information and help. Have a wonderful holiday to Australia with your partner. Hopefully it will be me in February.


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Today my partner was granted a 6 month tourist visa to Australia, from overseas.

I know this forum is for people who want to apply for a tourist visa whilst waiting for a partnership visa. I'am Australian and we both live overseas together. We have not applied for a partnership visa yet but I thought it might be helpful to know a 6 month tourist visa can be granted and what documents we provided.


The documents we submitted:
PASSPORT/Birth Certificate/ Passport Photo
Bank Statement showing approximately $14000 AUD savings.
Bank Statement (from my Australian bank) showing approximately $5000 AUD savings.
A statement from my partner detailing why he wants to visit Australia, where he plans to travel & how and what resources he has in Australia ect. Aswell as why he intends to return to his home country and what commitments he has in his own country.
A statement from me about our planned travel and what resources I have in Australia to support my partners travel.
Letters of Invitation: (a total of 5) one each from my parents & 3 from my brothers & sisters.
Return flights (paid).
Travel insurance certificate (6 months full comprehensive & paid).
Letter from employer confirming employment position in his home country (this letter did not confirm leave for the travel to Australia, it only stated that my partner was an employee of the company).
One employment payslip & a copy of employment ID.

We also included in the application my birth certificate, passport & Australian vehicle registration (for proof of my Australian citizenship) & a letter of confirmation of my enrolment in university.

The online application took 7 days to be approved from the date of submission.

I want to thank everyone on this forum for your advice and help with my partners tourist application (especially Majita & Syd).

CHEERS SARAH.F


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