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Old 01-14-2015, 04:40 AM
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Hey another question (because I'm having one of those visa freakout moments) -- my partner did his sponsorship form in his own immiaccount. I don't need to upload anything to prove that do I? I assume it's all just linked in the system since he needed my TRN to be able to fill out the sponsor form.

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Question for you CG - I haven't uploaded evidence of either of the visits my partner and I have had since our application. We've already supplied all the requirements for the PMV and I don't want to provide a ton of stuff for them to wade through.
Your thoughts? Should I do more?
Nah, it doesn't hurt to do it, but it's really not necessary, especially with the PMV. If you feel like you've uploaded ample evidence that you've met in person and that you intend to get married, that's really all you need to do. I wouldn't worry. I certainly didn't continue providing evidence through the application processing time (though I applied by paper since online wasn't available yet). It's really not necessary (but doesn't hurt for people who are particularly concerned about their cases for some reason).

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Old 01-14-2015, 07:05 AM
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Hey another question (because I'm having one of those visa freakout moments) -- my partner did his sponsorship form in his own immiaccount. I don't need to upload anything to prove that do I? I assume it's all just linked in the system since he needed my TRN to be able to fill out the sponsor form.
No, when you input the TRN it links everything. You're fine! Deep breaths!

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No, when you input the TRN it links everything. You're fine! Deep breaths!
Ok phew I thought for a minute I needed to make a trip to the Giant Koala and ask for visa blessings :-)

On a more serious note - we've changed our wedding date and paid the (minimal) deposit on the venue.

Questions: is it critical that I tell immi about the change in date & submit a revised NOIM? I'm thinking the venue booking adds some heft to the "intend to get married" evidence, but don't want to submit it without the date and venue matching the NOIM.

Second question: the wedding may happen before the PMV (I doubt it at this point given the continuing trend of approvals at the 6-7 month mark BUT the official party line is still 12-15 months so who knows). We're thinking we'll follow through with the wedding even if no PMV and convert the application to a 309. We've been steadily collecting evidence and am not too stressed about that aspect of it. We'll have been in a registered relationship for 1.5 years at that point, and will have lived together for about 9 months total. Think DIBP would be likely to approve? Would I need to be offshore for the 'conversion' to happen, or just when they're ready to grant it?

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Old 01-15-2015, 05:32 AM
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You've been in a registered relationship for 1.5 years (registered in Aus, or?) - how long have you lived together? If you've lived together for 6+ months and your relationship was registered in Aus, you may want to consider converting to a 309 anyway. If you're confident in your financial and household evidence, that is.

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Our NSW relationship registration is in early March 2014 so it will be 1.5 years (a bit less actually more like 1.25 years) by the time we're married. We lived together for just over 5 months last OCT-March in SYD but I wasn't on the lease or any bills and we just opened joint account in December. I came back to the states in March so I could iron out international parenting plan with ex spouse so partner and I have been living apart since then (due to multiple reasons we weren't able to file application until August instead of early March as initially planned). We were going to go for the 309 but got nervous about the evidence & so went for the PMV instead. We've spent about 4.5 weeks together since March & have some joint finance evidence (from trips & from him helping me get established in a rental here; he's also a cosigner on my lease even though he doesn't live here, and we've opened a credit card in both names in addition to bank account). Also social evidence from his time here and my time there, but we won't be living together again until April when I am going over on an ETA if no PMV.

Edit - opened joint account December 2013, not 2014. We don't use it for daily expenses as we both have our own separate accounts still, but we used it for jointly given Christmas gifts, and he also transferred money to my US bank account.


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Ok phew I thought for a minute I needed to make a trip to the Giant Koala and ask for visa blessings :-)

On a more serious note - we've changed our wedding date and paid the (minimal) deposit on the venue.

Questions: is it critical that I tell immi about the change in date & submit a revised NOIM? I'm thinking the venue booking adds some heft to the "intend to get married" evidence, but don't want to submit it without the date and venue matching the NOIM.

Second question: the wedding may happen before the PMV (I doubt it at this point given the continuing trend of approvals at the 6-7 month mark BUT the official party line is still 12-15 months so who knows). We're thinking we'll follow through with the wedding even if no PMV and convert the application to a 309. We've been steadily collecting evidence and am not too stressed about that aspect of it. We'll have been in a registered relationship for 1.5 years at that point, and will have lived together for about 9 months total. Think DIBP would be likely to approve? Would I need to be offshore for the 'conversion' to happen, or just when they're ready to grant it?

Thanks guys xx
You don't need to get a new NOIM we just got a letter from the celebrant with the new wedding date. The NOIM is valid for 18 months and it doesn't matter if you change the date.

I would be careful about converting it. A friend of mine applied for a PMV and then converted to a 309. The is fees had changed since she lodged the PMV and she had to pay the difference in fees.

I will also add that they applied at a high risk country and never lived together and they got approved.


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You don't need to get a new NOIM we just got a letter from the celebrant with the new wedding date. The NOIM is valid for 18 months and it doesn't matter if you change the date. I would be careful about converting it. A friend of mine applied for a PMV and then converted to a 309. The is fees had changed since she lodged the PMV and she had to pay the difference in fees. I will also add that they applied at a high risk country and never lived together and they got approved.
That's interesting re: fees -- the 820 after PMV appears to be holding steady at $1145 (based on the table though I don't think we've seen any applied for yet this year to verify table). Converting to 309 paying add'l 50% From the price increase would be about $1500 so really not that much more expensive.
So financially it's pretty much a wash so maybe it doesn't really matter if evidence burden is the same.
But part of my original question I'm still wondering about -- would I have to be offshore for the 'conversion'?

And, would the 309 take longer than the 820? I will have to find work by September or so, so will need work rights sooner rather than later.


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Not sure about being offshore when conversion happens. Maybe ask Mark this one.

I was told by our migration agent that changing it can make the process take longer because they need to assess it against different criteria.

Also another thing that happened to my friend that I thought was strange is her husband's eligibility date for the 100 is the date that is changed over to 309 not when they lodged it as a 300 .... strange.


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Not sure about being offshore when conversion happens. Maybe ask Mark this one. I was told by our migration agent that changing it can make the process take longer because they need to assess it against different criteria. Also another thing that happened to my friend that I thought was strange is her husband's eligibility date for the 100 is the date that is changed over to 309 not when they lodged it as a 300 .... strange.
That bit about eligibility date doesn't seem weird to me - 801 eligibility comes 2 years after 820 application, right? Even if it's 820 after PMV. Sure would be cool if eligibility was dated from PMV application!

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