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Old 08-04-2018, 01:06 PM
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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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Hi,

I have seen some friends who sponsored spouse visa while staying/working (offshore) in gulf countries and have been granted the offshore spouse visa.

Do you have any experience about it or you are just explaining from Web.
The main intention is to stay in Australia that's why a person is applying for spouse visa by spending huge money.

Please share if you have heard/experienced anything.


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Old 08-04-2018, 01:09 PM
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The reasoning behind it is to keep PR holders with no ties to Australia from daisy chain sponsoring people.

If you've never lived in Oz and have no significant ties, I doubt your chances will be good. Let us know how you go.


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Old 08-04-2018, 01:31 PM
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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)
Congratulations! It is really nice to hear that someone with a similar story to ours got visa approval. Best of luck!


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Old 08-04-2018, 01:33 PM
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Rdtrp and foreverwaiting,
Thank you for your advice!! Congrats to you foreverwaiting on the approval!!
We have lived in the US for 10 years now. So as far as documents to show sponsor support for a possible 600 temp visa...would I just be submitting our bank statements showing we have enough to survive? Or should I be submitting a statement from our friends with who we will staying with when we all arrive to Aus. We have 3 small children all Aus citizens and I just want to get them enrolled in school when it starts in January. I'd like to try to get the 6 month or longer visa but I just need to make sure I'm submitting the correct sponsor info since my husband has been in the states for over 10 years.

Long story. Short question...lol
For supporting sponsor docs on the 600 temp visa, should I be using our own US bank statements for financial proof or do I need our friends to proof their support as a sponsor?

Phew. Lol
Thanks, Katie


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Old 08-06-2018, 03:23 AM
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Happy to see one new grant....
Has anyone else waiting been on holiday with their partner?
We are currently in australia while I wait my 309, and we have a 3 week euro holiday planned. I have told immi of my intention to travel.
Did you/do you update your location as each hotel address you stay at? or should I update my location back to my home address in the USA and list a family member as a phone contact while away?
thanks. i figured someone in here waiting has had to deal with this

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Old 08-06-2018, 04:42 AM
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I second the last question...I recently relocated on the US and updated my legal/postal address in immi. But I am currently in Aus for a few months, and unsure where to update that information, or if it is even needed if my email address hasn't changed?

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hello all, just wondering if anyone has tried applying for a California state police check and FBI clearance in Australia? how about medical? Can it be done here in Sydney?

My husband applied for his 309 in Oct 2017 and we are also still in line, waiting. We have decided for him to come here on Dec 2018 so we could wait for it together. However, his police checks and medical is only valid until Nov 2018 so we're already anticipating that he would need to redo these. Hope he doesn't need to fly all the way back to CA to do it?

Appreciate any insights. Thanks as always


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Old 08-06-2018, 02:07 PM
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Happy to see one new grant....
Has anyone else waiting been on holiday with their partner?
We are currently in australia while I wait my 309, and we have a 3 week euro holiday planned. I have told immi of my intention to travel.
Did you/do you update your location as each hotel address you stay at? or should I update my location back to my home address in the USA and list a family member as a phone contact while away?
thanks. i figured someone in here waiting has had to deal with this
I would say if you have advised them of your travels that would be sufficient. I don't think updating each hotel is necessary since they are short stays. They have your email so that is their main communication preference.
Of course this is just my view on the matter! 🙂
Gosh I'm waiting so impatiently for the latest processing times to be posted!!!


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hello all, just wondering if anyone has tried applying for a California state police check and FBI clearance in Australia? how about medical? Can it be done here in Sydney?

My husband applied for his 309 in Oct 2017 and we are also still in line, waiting. We have decided for him to come here on Dec 2018 so we could wait for it together. However, his police checks and medical is only valid until Nov 2018 so we're already anticipating that he would need to redo these. Hope he doesn't need to fly all the way back to CA to do it?

Appreciate any insights. Thanks as always
Maybe to be safe just have him redo both before he leaves for Aus.
What temp visa is he travelling on? I'm going to have to do that too because we need to get our kids in school there. I applied April 2018 so I know we have a long wait... Ugh!


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Gosh I'm waiting so impatiently for the latest processing times to be posted!!!
Oh me too, Im so nervous its going to go up again and not down.
so hard to plan anything

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