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To 300 or not to 300? HELP!


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Old 02-04-2018, 07:27 AM
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To 300 or not to 300? HELP!

Hi all,

Two years ago I met my partner and we are intending to start a life together here in Australia. We're in the process of determining the best visa to go for, based on our circumstances.

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Met two years ago in Australia
I am Aus citizen who lives in Aus, she is Indo working in Japan on PR work visa
Genuine relationship, WhatsApp dialogue provides on average 1hr calls daily. Frequent trips together, me to Japan, her to Aus, other places too
Have never lived together, other than when traveling
She works in IT with two years Japan experience in this field (non-IT major during studies, she graduated 2015 from a Japanese University)
Not engaged but may in near future

Questions:
Is it best to get the 300 prospective marriage visa, and upgrade this to a Partner visa after marriage? Two concerns is that the 300 is not "permanent" so she'll have a hard time finding good full time jobs. Also very costly ($7k for 300, another $7k for Partner visa.

Is skilled migrant out of the question? She is an IT engineer at a top company there but I think they require 5yrs experience before she can apply for skilled visa??

Can we go straight for the Partner visa??

Is there another option which I have not considered?

Side note: I was born here to two immigrant parents. They have worked hard and paid their fair share of taxes and contributed and integrated to Aus society. It's a rort that we'll need to fork out $14k for our applications for her (who will be paying tax and wants to assimilate into Australian society). I wish it were like the old days when my folks were young

Appreciate the wisdom/feedback guys..

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Old 02-04-2018, 07:37 AM
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PMV $7000
PMV to 820/801 after marriage extra $1170 not another $7000

PMV is only way for Partner visa by sounds of your history unless you get married or have 1 year defacto living.

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First up it is not $7,000 then another $7,000.

It is $7,000 + I think $1,180. I've done it.


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** = my reply.

Two years ago I met my partner and we are intending to start a life together here in Australia. We're in the process of determining the best visa to go for, based on our circumstances.

Facts:

Met two years ago in Australia
I am Aus citizen who lives in Aus, she is Indo working in Japan on PR work visa
Genuine relationship, WhatsApp dialogue provides on average 1hr calls daily. Frequent trips together, me to Japan, her to Aus, other places too
Have never lived together, other than when traveling
She works in IT with two years Japan experience in this field (non-IT major during studies, she graduated 2015 from a Japanese University)

** What actual qualification does she have? A skilled visa path is cheaper and can be much faster.

Not engaged but may in near future

Questions:
Is it best to get the 300 prospective marriage visa, and upgrade this to a Partner visa after marriage? Two concerns is that the 300 is not "permanent" so she'll have a hard time finding good full time jobs. Also very costly ($7k for 300, another $7k for Partner visa.

** The 300 is a temporary visa but so is the first part of a Partner Visa both 820 & 309. So the work concern will be the same regardless of PMV or Partner Visa.

Is skilled migrant out of the question? She is an IT engineer at a top company there but I think they require 5yrs experience before she can apply for skilled visa??

** As above if possible possibly better option.

Can we go straight for the Partner visa??

** depends on your evidence in the 5 categories.

Is there another option which I have not considered?

** Not realy from what is posted.

Side note: I was born here to two immigrant parents. They have worked hard and paid their fair share of taxes and contributed and integrated to Aus society. It's a rort that we'll need to fork out $14k for our applications for her (who will be paying tax and wants to assimilate into Australian society). I wish it were like the old days when my folks were young

** Cost me far more than that, paid my share of personal tax and even more in company tax.


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Old 02-04-2018, 10:43 AM
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Thank you for your reply. $8.1k definitely cheaper than $14k.

I was under the assumption that Partner visa = permanent resident for work purposes??

She's works in IT but degree is non IT (BA -International Relations?). I believe this scenario for a skilled visa is a 5 year experience requirement (she has only done two so far)


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Thank you for your reply. $8.1k definitely cheaper than $14k.

I was under the assumption that Partner visa = permanent resident for work purposes??

She's works in IT but degree is non IT (BA -International Relations?). I believe this scenario for a skilled visa is a 5 year experience requirement (she has only done two so far)
Sc. 300 is a temporary visa valid for 9 months, followed by temporary partner visa sc. 820, then permanent partner visa sc. 801. All 3 visas have full work rights. Skilled visas are a totally different kettle of fish.

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Cheers CCMS. Just wondering because a lot of jobs state "Australian citizen or Permanent Resident", even those all those 3 visas have full work rights are they also classified as PR in that context?


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Cheers CCMS. Just wondering because a lot of jobs state "Australian citizen or Permanent Resident", even those all those 3 visas have full work rights are they also classified as PR in that context?
No, only sc. 801 is PR. I can’t give any employment advice. If she has the right skills/ experience people may want to hire her anyway, but I know others have told me that it can be problematic at times for people without PR. Still there are plenty of people on temporary visas ,like sc. 457 visas, who have jobs.

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