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Old 08-03-2018, 08:44 PM
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Looking for Advice on Temp Visas while waiting for 309 to be approved.

What type of tourist visa is most likely to be approved for us while we are waiting for the 309 to be approved.
Looking into the 601 or maybe the 600 so I don't have to leave every 3 months.
For the 600 Visa, would I apply as a sponsored family or tourist?
Does the tourist visa hurt any chances of being approved sooner?
Do I have to update my immi account somewhere saying I am applying for a tourist visa?
I am just concerned it would void the 309 or something? Just being paranoid!
Any tips or prior experience is appreciated!
Thanks, Katie

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I chose the ETA as it's cheap and took a couple minutes to apply and get an instant approval. There are other options that others can give you personal experience on.

Tourist visa will not delay the processing of the partner visa and holding a tourist visa won't void a 309/100 application. Just be sure to withdraw any applications you have still pending if the 309 is granted first.


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I chose the ETA as it's cheap and took a couple minutes to apply and get an instant approval. There are other options that others can give you personal experience on.

Tourist visa will not delay the processing of the partner visa and holding a tourist visa won't void a 309/100 application. Just be sure to withdraw any applications you have still pending if the 309 is granted first.
Thank you!
When you say withdraw any applications, do you mean I would have to withdraw the tourist ETA visa? Would I just do that online? I have had ETA's in the past just never had to withdraw one.
Just so I am clear, I could not have my 309 approved if I have an open ETA visa.
Also, do I have to update my immi account anywhere advising that I am entering Australia on the ETA?
I soooo appreciate your help on this.


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Thank you!
When you say withdraw any applications, do you mean I would have to withdraw the tourist ETA visa? Would I just do that online? I have had ETA's in the past just never had to withdraw one.
Just so I am clear, I could not have my 309 approved if I have an open ETA visa.
Also, do I have to update my immi account anywhere advising that I am entering Australia on the ETA?
I soooo appreciate your help on this.
You don't withdraw a visa already granted; you withdraw any pending applications. You shouldn't be able to withdraw an ETA app anyway as it has instant approval, and there's no need to have it canceled. That statement was in reference to any other visas you may apply for that take time to process, like 600 tourist visas or say, a work and holiday visa.

The 309 or 100, once granted, would take precedence over the ETA and yes the 309 can be approved while you hold an ETA.

You would have to update your contact information in immi account (phone number you can be reached at in Oz and address you'll be living at) and you can also just upload a typed statement saying you're in Oz from these dates with your partner then upload it to your immi account documents.

If you qualify for the 462 Work and Holiday Visa, that would probably be a great option. Allows you to stay up to a year and gives you work rights (with some conditions). Plus you're free to enter and leave as often as you like during that year, and can even do specific work to qualify for a second year W&HV if you want to stay and are still waiting for the partner visa to process.

I wasn't eligible for the W&HV so I took the ETA route. A friend of mine was eligible and came to Oz on the W&HV while waiting for the offshore partner visa.


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Is it possible (although expensive) to do back to back tourist visas? If so, how much time should be spent out of the country between visit?


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Depends what visa you're looking at and how long you plan to stay, really. Some come with conditions that say you can't spend more than a certain amount of time in Australia within a certain amount of time, some are multiple entry with a variation of stay period lengths, some are single entry meaning you can only enter on it once and stay whatever the allotted stay period is.

Most commonly from what I've read on this forum, the visitor visas come with the same as the ETA... valid for a year, multiple entry with 3 month stay periods. You can apply to extend some from onshore if there's not a NFS condition, or apply for another one after that one ends though there's never a guarantee it'll be granted.

Again, 462 is probably the most ideal option allowing someone to live and work for a year with no hassle of having to buy flights to leave the country every 3 months or whatever the stay period is, and as a 309/100 applicant in Australia on a visa that allows work, you'd be eligible to get Medicare as well. Of course, not everyone is eligible for the 462 but those who are should consider that as an option, in my opinion.


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Thank you!
When you say withdraw any applications, do you mean I would have to withdraw the tourist ETA visa? Would I just do that online? I have had ETA's in the past just never had to withdraw one.
Just so I am clear, I could not have my 309 approved if I have an open ETA visa.
Also, do I have to update my immi account anywhere advising that I am entering Australia on the ETA?
I soooo appreciate your help on this. <img src="http://www.australiaforum.com/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />
You don't withdraw a visa already granted; you withdraw any pending applications. You shouldn't be able to withdraw an ETA app anyway as it has instant approval, and there's no need to have it canceled. That statement was in reference to any other visas you may apply for that take time to process, like 600 tourist visas or say, a work and holiday visa.

The 309 or 100, once granted, would take precedence over the ETA and yes the 309 can be approved while you hold an ETA.

You would have to update your contact information in immi account (phone number you can be reached at in Oz and address you'll be living at) and you can also just upload a typed statement saying you're in Oz from these dates with your partner then upload it to your immi account documents.

If you qualify for the 462 Work and Holiday Visa, that would probably be a great option. Allows you to stay up to a year and gives you work rights (with some conditions). Plus you're free to enter and leave as often as you like during that year, and can even do specific work to qualify for a second year W&HV if you want to stay and are still waiting for the partner visa to process.

I wasn't eligible for the W&HV so I took the ETA route. A friend of mine was eligible and came to Oz on the W&HV while waiting for the offshore partner visa.
Gosh, your advice is so very helpful and clear! Thank you.
No, unfortunately I don't qualify for the work visa as I am 35. But that visa would have been great back in 2006 when I lived there but back then Americans didn't have the work holiday visa option!!
If it comes to it and my visa isn't approved before next June, I will be going the ETA route.
Much appreciated!
Katie

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Looking for Advice on Temp Visas while waiting for 309 to be approved.

What type of tourist visa is most likely to be approved for us while we are waiting for the 309 to be approved.
Looking into the 601 or maybe the 600 so I don't have to leave every 3 months.
For the 600 Visa, would I apply as a sponsored family or tourist?
Does the tourist visa hurt any chances of being approved sooner?
Do I have to update my immi account somewhere saying I am applying for a tourist visa?
I am just concerned it would void the 309 or something? Just being paranoid!
Any tips or prior experience is appreciated!

Thanks, Katie

lodged April 2018
Medical Exam done May 2018 (should have waited)
Need to do police checks.

Hi Katie, I don't qualify for any of the work visas either due to age, but have just arrived in Aus on a 3 month ETA, with multiple entry option for up to a year. We're at over a year now after our lodgement, so was really hoping it would be approved while I was here, especially since our wedding is scheduled for Nov 9. Unsure what to do when we approach that date, but if we're not approved by mid October I'll likely reschedule the wedding, go home for a bit, then return at a later time. I did apply for the e600 visa for a longer stay, but unfortunately, and sadly, was denied for no clear reason except that I did mention we had a PMV lodged and the denial stated the e600 was not to be used as a reason for a visit waiting on a PMV.
At least the ETA gives us time together during this torturous wait!

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Old 08-04-2018, 05:15 AM
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I did the same a few days back so i think i can answer the questions.

I applied for my wife (I am the sponsor) and we loged the visa 600 for 6 months and were asked to do medical exam. The visa got approved after submitting the doc.
I sponsored her visa and clearly stated that i will cover her expenses in a letter that was asked.

No, you're fine as tourist when they want to approve you they will. You'll have to leave the country for approval to be granted.
Tourist visa will not void 309 as long as you abide by the tourist visa grant you'll get. They are aware that people need to live together to keep relantionships going.

My Tip is definetly apply for at least 6 months visa maybe an year is fine too. Make sure you put finanical details and sponsor puts doucments like license, gas/elec bills etc. Be prepared to travel soon because they approve the visa from when you applied and not when you wish to travel.

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Looking for Advice on Temp Visas while waiting for 309 to be approved.

What type of tourist visa is most likely to be approved for us while we are waiting for the 309 to be approved.
Looking into the 601 or maybe the 600 so I don't have to leave every 3 months.
For the 600 Visa, would I apply as a sponsored family or tourist?
Does the tourist visa hurt any chances of being approved sooner?
Do I have to update my immi account somewhere saying I am applying for a tourist visa?
I am just concerned it would void the 309 or something? Just being paranoid!
Any tips or prior experience is appreciated!
Thanks, Katie

lodged April 2018
Medical Exam done May 2018 (should have waited)
Need to do police checks.


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Old 08-04-2018, 05:21 AM
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Hello Everyone,

Thank you everyone for the help. I have been a silent reader of the forum from last few months and it is an incredible place where all of us are collaborating with each other and fighting the timelines. I wish everyone a good luck for their approvals soon.

So we finally received the grant last week:
Applied for 300 prospective partner visa and we got married while the application was still in progress. The department moved our visa to 309 without any issues. The only caveat was this was done after 5 months of us updating the status on the immi account. For that long they were totally silent. We called department and informed them about the change in circumstance, they told us to withdraw the application which we did not do. . We instead just waited for them to move the application to 309 and they finally did.

They moved the application to 309 and thereafter asked us to supply Sponsor's birth certificate which we supplied in two weeks and since the applicant was still in Australia she was asked to leave the country.

The visa was approved immediately afterwards.

I also found the partner processing enquiry form (Search google, for some reason i can't put the link) , to be helpful . If you can't get a decent answer after calling immigration phonelines, try the form. They take sometime to answer the question but they do come back if your enquiry is genuine. For example: When we married and did not recieve any reply from department we submitted the enquiry about this and the reply we got back was that they will move us to 309 in future while the call center was always unsure and they are unreliable in my opinion. They however will not reply to you for things like processing times etc because it has been published everywhere.

Our TimeLine:

Applied : May 2017
First communcation: 1st week of July 2018 asking for documents.
Documents submitted: 3rd week of July 2018
Applicat asked to go out the next day after the docs got submitted.
Visa approved : Last week of July (3 days later)


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