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PMV: How long should I wait after marriage to lodge the applicant?

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Old 07-26-2013, 10:44 AM
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PMV: How long should I wait after marriage to lodge the applicant?

I and my wife got married in May. And currently I am busy with preparing all those staff to lodge my 820 visa applicant. I have seen from some other thread saying it'll be better to wait several months after marriage before the lodgement.

Actually I and my wife had been together for more than three years. However most of the time was in China, where we could hardly get the evidence, like joint account or joint bills.

Thus, I am just wondering whether it was a rush for us to lodge the applicant now? But I am really eager to the visa, as I'd like to find a full time job.

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Old 07-26-2013, 11:44 AM
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If you have a significant history together and a lot of evidence to support it than you can submit the application when it's prepared. I think the thread you saw may have been a recommendation for couples who have never lived together or have known each other a short time before their marriage. In that situation it is best to spend several months living together to collect the evidence the DIAC is looking for of combined lives.

It's also my understanding that because you have already submitted relationship evidence for the PMV there is less required for your 820/801. As in, they really only need to see what has changed/developed since your PMV application. Please, someone, correct me if this is wrong!

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Old 07-26-2013, 02:59 PM
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Hi Sprite - the only time constraint you have to worry about is that you lodge your 820 application BEFORE your PMV expires - which is nine months from the date it was granted.

As to what Whitney said, I am not positive that's the case. I remain kind of unsure on this front (which, you know, it would actually be helpful for me to be sure about given I'm going to go through it [I hope!] in several months, haha). I know there's very little evidence required when going from an 820 to the permanent 801, but I think you may still need to provide mostly the same evidence PLUS any additional evidence you have (marriage certificate, pictures of the wedding, copy of the invitation, tickets from the honeymoon, etc.) when going from PMV to the 820. What I'd do is simply submit the most important pieces of evidence you submitted before (if you included tons of chat message transcripts/emails/letters, maybe submit fewer this time), plus new Forms 888 saying you got married, and the new evidence.

Original Nationality: US
Visa #1: PMV (300) through Washington, D.C
Applied: April 2013.
Visa Granted: January 2014.
Visa #2: Subclass 820 (From PMV).
Applied: End of April 2014.
Visa Granted: Early July 2014.
Visa #3: 801 (PR)
Eligibility Date: End of April 2016 (Applied a month prior).
PR Granted: Early April 2017.

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You need to provide all the information you had first submitted in the 1st application, most people keep a copy of the information they had sent on the computer lol ( hmmm not me lol) this enabling them just to correct/update information, Basically you need to provide all the information again and send of all proof again including updates and photos of wedding. Hope this helps


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i wish to see the smiles of loved ones reunited after months of waiting, god bless you all

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