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Old 09-07-2013, 02:37 AM
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Partner Visa 300 or 309?

Hi Everyone,

I am an Australian Citizen living in Australia. My gf is a Indian living in New Zealand on a student visa. We haven't been going out for too long but are definitely serious and are hoping to tie the knot sometime in the next 12 months (if not before).


I have a few questions :

1) Which class visa should I take,300 and go on to apply for the 801 later on OR 309 / 100 (obviously whichever is the quickest route and is obviously applicable to us)

2) I don't mind spending the extra bit but was just wondering if applying through an agent has its benefits or is it just smarter to do it ourselves?

Thanks in advance!


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Old 09-07-2013, 02:51 AM
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If you have not lived together (you don't say if you have or not?) the 300 is definitely going to be your best bet by far. Read through this thread I wrote and it should help you figure it out:

http://www.australiaforum.com/visas-...d-i-apply.html

Then come back here with any questions.

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Thank you CollegeGirl for your prompt and effective reply. She's in New Zealand and we havent lived together. The thread given above was definitely helpful.

Thanks a lot for your help!

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Old 09-07-2013, 04:08 AM
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The PMV is definitely going to be your best bet by far, then. As long as your case is straightforward (you have photos of you two together, no medical issues or criminal history for her) you'll most likely be just fine putting it all together yourself. The great folks on this forum will help you out - there are many knowledgeable people here.

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Old 09-08-2013, 05:22 AM
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Thats perfect! Thanks CollegeGirl. If we have any other questions, we'll definitely post it up here.

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Hi Everyone,
We have decided to go for the subclass 300 visa, and have decided to wait it out for a few months before we apply.But can my gf apply for a tourist visa before we apply for the subclass 300, or is it best to apply for the tourist visa after we have applied for the pmv?
If we apply for the tourist visa before the pmv, Do you think it is best to be honest about the reason for travel i.e. visiting me ?


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Old 09-23-2013, 11:25 AM
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I think you have a better chance to get the tourist visa if you apply after you lodge your application for 300.

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Yes, agree with GBP. Much better to wait until after you lodge.

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I lodged my application 309 today at Auckland. I’m an Indian PhD student living in Auckland. My patrner is AUS citizen, working in sydney. We got married Dec 2012, but applied in nov 2013, As I'm still studying in NZ. After reading your updates in the thread. It feels like long way to go. Im planning to apply 1 year multiple entry visitor visa as i wish to visit my patner during my study breaks. Is it possible?? any restrictions on this as i have already lodged my 309 visa


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I lodged my application 309 today at Auckland. Iím an Indian PhD student living in Auckland. My patrner is AUS citizen, working in sydney. We got married Dec 2012, but applied in nov 2013, As I'm still studying in NZ. After reading your updates in the thread. It feels like long way to go. Im planning to apply 1 year multiple entry visitor visa as i wish to visit my patner during my study breaks. Is it possible?? any restrictions on this as i have already lodged my 309 visa
You can apply for tourist / visitor visa. It is possible.


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