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Old 06-10-2009, 01:02 AM
 
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Ok, I'm an Australian citizen and my partner (from the UK) is applying for a spouse (de facto) visa (subcalss 820). SHe is currently on a 457 but has had an offer of employment and they are resisting providing sponsorship.

I have no doubt we satisfy all the "genuine relationship" criteria etc and don't think we will have a problem proving this. However we have our interview on 17th June (we haven't submitted paperwork yet - we were advised to schedule an interview and submit it in person) but she is unlikely to have the police checks through in time. Is it still worth going to the interview even if we are missing the one bit of info - or should we reschedule (the next appointment is 6 weeks after the one we have scheduled) and have all the paperwork submitted as one?

My instinct is to take in what we've got and forward the police checks (which are expected to arrive a week after our appointment). Our aim is to get this asap so she can move into her new role.

Many thanks for your assistance.


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Old 06-10-2009, 01:58 AM
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I agree with your instinct and I'd think immi will know that some documentation may not be available with shorter notice/advice on interviews.

If you have any doubt, can you contact immi to seek their advice?, and we have had at least one poster here make comment on going in quickly for an interview and then being contacted re further info so the approach that may follow with your partner is not so unusual it'd seem.





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so we had our meeting otdya, and I think this was the best way. THey have indicated that they will likely grant the visa in early July subject to receiving the two outstanding bit of info - UK police check and medicals which we expect to be able to forward next week.

The other piece of further info they have requested is a photocopy of all pages of the passport so they can see where you've visited. I just say this for other people that may be applying.


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Thanks for the update. I wonder why they want to see all the countries you have visited.


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Old 06-17-2009, 07:33 AM
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Might depend on how long she has been here Mike and they want to check re if having been in any high risk health countries for extended periods, though you'd excpect they would do that check even for a 457.

On second thoughts, perhaps they do not do a full police check for TR visas and with a spouse/partner TR likely to become a PR, they decide on one - our beautiful bureacracy racking up tax payed costs for us!





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Old 07-10-2009, 08:36 AM
 
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Final update. Visa granted around 1st July. we handed in the final bits of information (UK police certificate etc) a week before that, so not long at all. When we had the intereview, we stated that there was some urgency and they took note of it (whether it made a difference or not, I'm not entirely sure).

One thing for sure - i heeded some advice and didn't get an agent (although was quite willing to pay for one thinking it may expedite the process a bit). I think the spouse visa is reasoanbly straight forward and if you've got everything organsied and you are legit I don't see the need to get an agent (although it does take a bit of time to pull the info together).


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Old 07-10-2009, 09:28 AM
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Good result then rossy and if you haven't yet done so [haven't checked myself] how about you add the experience to the sticky timeline thread Mike has started - it'll be an invaluable ready guide to many as time progresses.





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Congratulations on the visa and agree with your thoughts on using an agent. I am sure there are difficult cases where having an experienced agent would help, but if your case is straight forward it might just add an unnecessary party in the process.


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