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Old 11-06-2014, 09:23 PM
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It really doesn't matter now. It's been refused and there is no way we can come up with $1600 to appeal it in the timeframe we have been given. What I really want to know is it really a 32 month ban on applying for other visas now this has been refused. When my husband rang and enquired they told him this but I can't find that info anywhere. If so, they have successful manage to break all of our hearts. It's too much to ask of my children to have such instability in their lives for another 3 years.


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Old 11-06-2014, 09:39 PM
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No there is no time limit to when you can apply again. You can apply tomorrow if you want but you need to have additional evidence to address their concerns or you will probably get the same result.


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OMG that sad . Never seen a rejection from the US. You can apply again immediately but unless you had additional evidence you will probably see the same fate. The best bet would be MRT and it is also cheaper than a new visa application. Was it de facto or spouse? The children your together or individually? How long did they take to give you the decision? Again I am sooooo sorry.
What is a MRT?
Was a defacto
They are mine biologically but love him like their dad and even wrote statements to immigration as they both believed they had a right to be heard as it is in regards to their family.
We applied in April. Asked do more info in sept and was given a month it due to fbi checks taking 12 weeks have not been given that yet.
Do you think registering the relationship would help an appeal?


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How about starting a joint account in your country or wherever he is? I know you must be in shock but think of how you could rectify the problem so when you reapply or go to MRT you can strengthen your application. Couldn't you borrow the money - from several friends, family, bank ? I don't know but I just feel so sad for you. ((hugs))
Bank won't lend me money due to low income.
I grew up in an abusive household so they are not willing to help. And I can't borrow from friends as I don't know when I could pay it back. I have thought through all those options.
Maybe I should just accept defeat.


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What is a MRT?
Was a defacto
They are mine biologically but love him like their dad and even wrote statements to immigration as they both believed they had a right to be heard as it is in regards to their family.
We applied in April. Asked do more info in sept and was given a month it due to fbi checks taking 12 weeks have not been given that yet.
Do you think registering the relationship would help an appeal?
My suggestion was going to be get the kids to write statements.

Was the rejection based on not meeting the 12 months?

MRT is where you object to.

I would ask Mark if registering now would help at MRT or if it won't because had to be done before the decision. This one I am just not 100% sure on.

Do you have plans to get married?


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As I understand it, it's much more difficult for de facto applications where you live in two separate countries. If you have plans to marry (or at least aren't opposed to it), a PMV application may be better since the evidence requirements are much more flexible. You don't need to live together, you simply need to prove you're committed, you've met in person, and that you have plans to marry and live together in a genuine relationship.

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That is heartbreaking, Kylie, I'm so sorry. To count as a defacto couple for a 309 you need to have lived together the previous 12 months, or have lived together for most of it and only have been separated temporarily, and have been sharing expenses/finances and stayed in touch the whole time. Was this the case for you guys? It sounds to me like you had SOME financial evidence, but not as much as they apparently wanted. If you guys did live together like they require, then appealing (through MRT) is probably the right way to go. I'm not sure why you're balking at the cost of MRT but thinking of reapplying - reapplying costs twice as much, technically, though with MRT you would be best served to get a lawyer, so it'd probably be pretty similar in cost. I'd do a consultation with Mark Northam - he can probably tell you what the right way to go is for you now - if you have a chance at MRT, or if you would be best to wait, collect more evidence and try again. If you can't live together or share finances more strongly, as Maggie-May said, you'd be better suited for a Prospective Marriage Visa.

Again... I'm so sorry.

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OMG! So sorry Kylie! I'm devastated for you and your family. I am now very worried about my husband's 309 as we have no joint finances and have decided to remain independent of each other until we live together (and made a BIG point of saying this in all our evidence/documentation). We each have our own financial commitments and child/ren and like you I am a very independent women... have bought my own home etc. and never have received any financial support from my son's father. Hmmm might need to open a joint account when he visits in Dec. But how absolutely absurd is it that people have to change their own successful way of doing things that work for their family to satisfy a pen pusher?

Hmm now I'm angry and disappointed

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This seems like a bad time to say but I know others depend on these timelines to gauge their own visa progress-- My visa was approved yesterday. It was the only contact I ever heard on my case I still don't know who my case officer was

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Great news

Congratulations Ikuyo... best wishes to you both for a safe flight to Oz and a wonderful wedding...

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