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Old 07-21-2018, 08:43 AM
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Hi,

Is it mandatory for sponsor to live in Australia.
We have applied for spouse visa in June 2017 for Suadi Arabia when my wife was with me on visit visa. She left for Pakistan since October 2017.

Currently, I am in Saudi Arabia and my wife is in Pakistan.
Is it really mandatory for sponsor to be in AUSTRALIA.

Please share experience suggestions....
No, it is not mandatory for sponsor to live in Australia. I was the sponsor for my fiance and had been living overseas in Canada for almost 3 years at the time of application.

If you are a sponsor and not a citizen (PR), then there may be some issues regarding RRV’s if not taken care of, but thats kind of a different thing altogether.


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Hi,

Is it mandatory for sponsor to live in Australia.
We have applied for spouse visa in June 2017 for Suadi Arabia when my wife was with me on visit visa. She left for Pakistan since October 2017.

Currently, I am in Saudi Arabia and my wife is in Pakistan.
Is it really mandatory for sponsor to be in AUSTRALIA.

Please share experience suggestions....
Is the sponsor an Australian citizen?

If they are only a PR holder, then the following would apply:

"Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen sponsors must usually live in Australia."


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Is the sponsor an Australian citizen?

If they are only a PR holder, then the following would apply:

"Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen sponsors must usually live in Australia."
I am a PR holder which is valid till 2021.I only visited once in 2017 to make my PR mature.

Applied for offshore visa for my wife in 2017 from Saudi Arabia. Since then I am doing job in Saudi Arabia. My wife is in Pakistan since October 2017.

Is it really necessary for sponsor to be in Australia because CO has not asked for anything during entire process.

Members, please support with your experience.


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No, it is not mandatory for sponsor to live in Australia. I was the sponsor for my fiance and had been living overseas in Canada for almost 3 years at the time of application.

If you are a sponsor and not a citizen (PR), then there may be some issues regarding RRV’s if not taken care of, but thats kind of a different thing altogether.
I am not a citizen but my PR is valid for 2021 and I only visited once in 2017 to make my PR mature.
I am doing job in Saudi Arabia and applied for spouse visa from here.

During entire process, CO or nobody has asked me about it.
Please suggest or share your experience.


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No, it is not mandatory for sponsor to live in Australia. I was the sponsor for my fiance and had been living overseas in Canada for almost 3 years at the time of application.

If you are a sponsor and not a citizen (PR), then there may be some issues regarding RRV’s if not taken care of, but thats kind of a different thing altogether.
I am not a citizen but my PR is valid for 2021 and I only visited once in 2017 to make my PR mature.
I am doing job in Saudi Arabia and applied for spouse visa from here.

During entire process, CO or nobody has asked me about it.
Please suggest or share your experience.
As a PR holder but not a citizen, then as Sky has mentioned and hits the nail on the head in the post (I forgot about the “must usually live in Australia” part and did not mention this.

I cant help unfortunately as I am a citizen not a PR holder. Hopefully a senior member or RMA can chime in to answer your question.


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Old 07-21-2018, 01:17 PM
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As a PR holder but not a citizen, then as Sky has mentioned and hits the nail on the head in the post (I forgot about the “must usually live in Australia” part and did not mention this.

I cant help unfortunately as I am a citizen not a PR holder. Hopefully a senior member or RMA can chime in to answer your question.
It states that PR holder usually live in Australia but it is not mandatory.
Has anyone else holding valid PR living offshore has applied spouse visa offshore and granted.
I applied in June 2017 and CO has not asked me about anything.


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Old 07-21-2018, 01:35 PM
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Question - 309 PMV - are you able to get the health examination before a case officer contacts you?

My wife and I applied last September. We're going on a trip through Europe while we wait for the visa process to be completed. I got updated criminal checks last week.

Curious if I am able to get the health now too and upload before we leave vs. having to obtain while we're in Europe.


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It states that PR holder usually live in Australia but it is not mandatory.
Has anyone else holding valid PR living offshore has applied spouse visa offshore and granted.
I applied in June 2017 and CO has not asked me about anything.
"Usually resident

The place that a person is 'usually resident' is decided taking into account their physical residence (where the person eats, sleeps, has a home) and the person's intention to make that place their home."

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"Usually resident

The place that a person is 'usually resident' is decided taking into account their physical residence (where the person eats, sleeps, has a home) and the person's intention to make that place their home."

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Does anyone having valid PR has applied offshore spouse visa while living offshore and visa got granted.


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Old 07-22-2018, 05:52 PM
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Hi all

Add me to the list as well. Applied March 2018 and been together for 5 years.

Quick question - did everyone get a state police check done as well as the FBI check? My agent only told me to do the FBI one and we have lived in NYC for over 2 years?


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