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Old 08-15-2014, 04:35 AM
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It is awful being separated from the person you love. We were apart for 15 months post-engagement thanks to two Immigration processes. Hang in there!

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You poor thing 15 months is so long did you not get too see each other at all in that time? My partner and I both agreed to make a Plan B if we are not approved by january.. It would just suck though if i packed up all my stuff to go back to america and than we were granted the next month. I hate how its all up in the air and they dont give you any information to when it could be granted

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Aw, thanks so much! What a sweet compliment.

Yeah, Travel and visiting relatives is just fine. Don't be nervous - quite honestly, from the US, generally tourist visas are not a problem unless you're way overusing them, which you aren't. It won't be a black mark, even if denied, and it won't affect your partner visa application in ANY way, promise. Hang in there! You'll get there.
You're always incredibly helpful and it's reassuring to have someone with firsthand experience explain things, especially since the Immi site raises more questions than providing answers.

Regarding the tourist visas I have been using, I was granted a 12 month multiple entry back in 2012 when I first came over for Christmas and my husband proposed, and then I got another 12 month multiple entry when I came for the big move back in Nov 2013. That one I used and stayed from Nov to Jan 2014, left, and then I came back again on it in June 2014 after the wedding (the one I'm on now that expires in Oct). Do you think they'd see this as overusing them?

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Because of the cost of travel and both of us not having enough leave at work, we only got to see each other for one two-week holiday during that whole period. We had finally given up on waiting and gotten an ETA for me to go to Australia. It was when I messaged my CO to remind her about my upcoming ETA trip that she took pity on me and kindly granted my PMV.

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You're always incredibly helpful and it's reassuring to have someone with firsthand experience explain things, especially since the Immi site raises more questions than providing answers.

Regarding the tourist visas I have been using, I was granted a 12 month multiple entry back in 2012 when I first came over for Christmas and my husband proposed, and then I got another 12 month multiple entry when I came for the big move back in Nov 2013. That one I used and stayed from Nov to Jan 2014, left, and then I came back again on it in June 2014 after the wedding (the one I'm on now that expires in Oct). Do you think they'd see this as overusing them?
I wouldn't be concerned. It's people who don't qualify for partner visas yet and are using 3-month stays consecutively to build up time to get to their 12 months de facto evidence who can sometimes get hassled about it on their second or third trips back in on their ETA. If they said anything to you, you can always just say "We've already applied for a Partner Visa, and in the meantime we're just holidaying and I'm getting to know the country." Very, very, very little chance they'd give you a hard time at all.

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I wouldn't be concerned. It's people who don't qualify for partner visas yet and are using 3-month stays consecutively to build up time to get to their 12 months de facto evidence who can sometimes get hassled about it on their second or third trips back in on their ETA. If they said anything to you, you can always just say "We've already applied for a Partner Visa, and in the meantime we're just holidaying and I'm getting to know the country." Very, very, very little chance they'd give you a hard time at all.
*phew* Cool.

I submitted the 600 application. -_-; Every time I push submit I feel like my heart is going to pound out of my chest. I'm uploading documents for it now, and the set up is exactly like the Partner VISA upload section. I presume 'certified' copies means just full color uploads again?

I don't suppose anyone else has done a 600 before and wants to share a quick list of all the stuff they uploaded or submitted...?

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It's like that for other visa classes, so I'd imagine in all likelihood it's the same for the 600, too. Not sure why it'd be different.

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It's like that for other visa classes, so I'd imagine in all likelihood it's the same for the 600, too. Not sure why it'd be different.
You'd think, but like many of the other things on the Immi site, the application checklist for the 600 seems outdated (as it makes no reference to uploading anything at all and only notes 'certified' copies for the requirement). :P

It's more than likely the same as the online 309, but I'll scour the main page which seems to get updated slightly more consistently to see if it says anything there.

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Hey H. Protagonist, did you want to be added to the list of folks waiting on the first post of this thread?

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Having this community available when launching and waiting for your visa is super helpful. But, it alone isn't going to get you through the wait. For me, it was harder that first month, waiting for a CO. If you really look around you'll see many don't even get COs (or notified of) until just before their grant and many of those cases are fast. Don't get too hung up on following a step process- it's just not that systematic.

My advice is to try to find something else to make you happy in the meantime until you can be with your partner again like a new hobby or a course or a change of job. I completely understand the urge to quit your job and go there early. I've had the same thought many times. But life has to go on while waiting for your partner visa and it has to continue once you're there. So do yourself and your loved one a favor by continuing to develop yourself, your career, and your relationship (yes you can do that without being physically together it's just a little harder). If we're in for a long wait anyway we may as well make the best of it! (but here's to wishing our long wait isn't as long as we're all afraid of )

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