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A British citizen with Australian PR wants to bring his family to Australia


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A British citizen with Australian PR wants to bring his family to Australia

Hi all,

I have a situation here where our company wants to hire someone who is a British citizen with Australian PR. The problem is that no one else in his family has visa to enter Australia (wife & 2 kids)

He wants to move the family over to Australia and live here.

There are 2 options that come to my mind:

Option 1 (applying offshore): His family applies for 309 visa, wait for 11-14 months and get 100 PR visa.

Option 2 (applying onshore). Come to Australia via ETA and apply for 820 visa onshore. Wait for 17-19 months and get 801 PR visa.

While option 2 seems to be a viable option since it gives every family member a bridging visa, no one wants to make the big UK->AU move until PR visas are sorted.

An ideal option would be one where the family can apply for 309 offshore but still be able to reside in Australia with the employee while waiting for 309 visa. Is there some sort of a family sponsor visa ( it may be without work rights, but the kids need to be able to go to school) that they can get while waiting for a decision on 309?

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Take some professional advice.

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Where were the kids born, and was the Dad a PR when his kids were born? They could be eligable for Citizenship by decent..


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Where were the kids born, and was the Dad a PR when his kids were born? They could be eligable for Citizenship by decent..
He is a stepfather to one child and a father to another child.

Even if one of his kids is eligible for citizenship by descent, it does not solve the issue, unfortunately, as there is another kid and his wife.

An ideal option is some sort of a visa which they can apply for while waiting for 309 and travel between UK & AU. Also with kids being able to go to school.


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If they are all British, what I would do is come back to Australia bringing the Family on ETA visas, to see what the country is like, then if they like it, apply for an 820 partner visa.

I would double check things with an Immigration agent, as Westly Russell - Registered Migration Agent, suggested on his earlier post.

An initial consultation should not be too expensive.


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He is a stepfather to one child and a father to another child.

Even if one of his kids is eligible for citizenship by descent, it does not solve the issue, unfortunately, as there is another kid and his wife.

An ideal option is some sort of a visa which they can apply for while waiting for 309 and travel between UK & AU. Also with kids being able to go to school.
They could probably get visitor visa after having applied for the offshore partner visa but that doesnt solve the problem of school.

Applying for the Onshore visa seems easier all round, they can work and go to school once the Bridging visa is in effect, and just wait out the grant all together in Australia.


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I have a situation here where our company wants to hire someone who is a British citizen with Australian PR. The problem is that no one else in his family has visa to enter Australia (wife & 2 kids).

** What type of work is it?

While option 2 seems to be a viable option since it gives every family member a bridging visa, no one wants to make the big UK->AU move until PR visas are sorted.

**It could be a long time until PR is issued.

- How long have they been in a relationship?

- Where will they be living (state) there is different costs for school for persons on Temp Visa's, so international fees may apply.

- How old are children and do they plan on tertiary education?


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