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Old 07-22-2013, 11:56 PM
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Much better to write it than leave it out. It probably won't count against him at all, but if they see you didn't list something, that could make them wonder. If in doubt, list it!

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Old 07-22-2013, 11:58 PM
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Okay great!
And what about the evidence, do you think I need to bring him over on another tourist visa first? Because we just can't afford for him to come over and not work for 3 months. Also should we send letters to each other?


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Old 07-23-2013, 12:17 AM
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I mean, it depends. If you feel like you may not have enough evidence, you can write letters. But if you're keeping in touch other ways you can provide evidence for, you don't need to.

Holidays together are just one possible piece of evidence for the PMV. So... you could do the tourist visa thing, if you were really going to have a hard time proving your relationship was genuine. But if you think you're okay in that area, it's not something you HAVE to do.

As always, this is just my opinion based on what I've read, since I'm not a migration agent.

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Old 07-23-2013, 12:21 AM
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Is there any way that when we try to submit our papers and evidence that we could ask the person at the embassy if it will work out?
Or do I just sort of have to trust it and hope it will work out?


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Old 07-23-2013, 12:31 AM
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No, they won't be able to tell you at a glance. It takes them quite some time to review your case and decide if your relationship is genuine. If you want to be more sure, there are some good migration agents who offer a "case review" - they'll look at the case you put together and tell you if you need anything more or have made an error. I know Mark Northam on this forum offers that for a reasonable price - I think others do, too.

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Old 07-23-2013, 12:33 AM
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How much would that be do you know?
I was emailing an agent a few days ago and just for him to answer questions like I'm asking you, he wanted to do one phone call for $200.
I'm also a bit skeptical about agents because of last time when it failed because if it fails we lie out money don't we?


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Old 07-23-2013, 01:06 AM
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I'm only saying do it if you're unsure. Spending a few hundred dollars (or however much it is, not sure as we engaged an agent completely, so it was much more expensive for us) is much less expensive than having an application rejected and losing out on thousands of dollars. But without knowing anything about what kind of evidence you have or don't have I don't know - maybe your case is straightforward and you won't need any help.

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So the police check would be from anywhere but the medical check needs to be from the link you sent me?
Alyce also said she's been waiting 16 months, do you think this is because again, she's waiting for the partner visa? Or it will just take this long for any visa?
I'll give you some info which might help you with regards to Indonesia.

My partner applied for the subclass 300 visa in May 2012, it was lodged by courier to the Australian embassy in Jakarta. It took 6.5 months to process, and at the time she was quoted an average of 7 months.
Her medical cost about Rp. 3.3 million, at the time was about AUD $330.

Not everyone has to wait 16 months or any horrific time like that, as CollegeGirl mentioned it can be really random almost like a lottery. If your application is presented well and looks straight forward and complete, it may make the case officer push it through the system faster. If it is submitted and looks like a dogs breakfast, there's a good chance it'll go to the bottom of the queue (aka too hard basket).

Since my partner was granted her subclass 300, DIAC increased the average processing time for Indonesia (and lots of other countries) to 12 months, up from 7. There have still been some go through very fast, in as little as 4 months yet some take longer than 12 months.

The most important thing you can do if you want it to be as hassle free as possible is to make sure you have done lots of research and you submit the application to the embassy or consulate in a way that it's 100% complete and ready for a decision to be made. If the case officer has to contact you or your partner and request more information because you forgot to include something, it just drags the whole process out longer.

I would be happy to send you a copy of the application checklist cover letter that we included with my partner's application. It's a list of everything that was included with the application and what order it was in. If you're interested just send me a PM with your email address and I'll forward you a copy.

Since then, we're now married and submitted the 820/801 application onshore. That was granted in only 2 weeks. There is no fee to convert from the 820 to 801 (PR) - it's all included in the same application.

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Old 07-23-2013, 01:27 AM
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That's vey true. I would rather my total be $3000 than $5500 or more.
What kind of evidence did you give? And how long we're you with your boyfriend before you did it? Did you need to have lots of pictures with his family and everything and vice versa?


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I think all you need to do now is to have a good read on the info booklet, the DIAC website and this forum. If you understand the process and the details, you would be much more confident with your application. After all, you are the one that collect all the evidences, put them together and lodge the application.

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