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Old 08-10-2018, 12:40 AM
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Any updates or good news, fellow applicants?


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I have just received the great news today that my wonderful wife has gained her 309.

Offshore Application from Japan (processed through Korea)
Started Preparing - December 5 2017
Submitted and Paid for Visa Application - Jan 30th 2018
Request for Sponsors Police Checks - March 29th 2018
Visa Granted - September 9th 2018

Thanks to this wonderful website for all the tips, trick and knowledge contained within...

Best of luck all still waiting.


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That is wonderful news!

Thank you for letting us know. All the best with your move.


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Just got approved today, too!

Offshore Application from Japan (processed through Seoul)
Submitted and Paid for Visa Application - March 15th 2018
Request for Applicant’s Police Checks and medical - April 27th 2018
Visa Granted - September 17th 2018

They never requested my sponsor police checks, which was surprising.


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Oh my God!
That is amazing! You must be so relieved.
Thanks for checking in.


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Hi All,

I'm new to the forum. I'd like to say thanks to the people who have shared their information and experiences here as it's very helpful.

About my family's situation. My wife of almost 10 years is Japanese and I am an Australian citizen by birth. We have a young son who was born in Japan. We live in Tokyo. Our son has an Australian citizenship by descent that we applied for via the embassy here.

My wife and I are contemplating moving to Australia (with our son! ;-)

We face a number of difficulties with an offshore 309 type application.

Who/how to organize stat' declarations to witness our relationship for starters.

However the thing that confuses me is how I (as sponsor) am supposed to approach the work/income part. My wife and I both work and life in Japan. So I don't have any income or job in Australia. I want to sponsor my wife to get a permanent spouse visa (PSV?) but we both need to stay together in Japan to share in raising our young son and also for reasons of income. If I go ahead to Australia, my wife could not possibly take care of our son alone because she works full time and the child care hours are not compatible for a "single parent" arrangement.

How do others work around this apparent contradiction?

Does the sponsor have to reside in Australia and/or have a source of income in Australia when applying?

Thanks for any help you can provide.

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Hi AUSgent.

Welcome to the small community of people applying through Seoul.
I have tried to answer your queries in-line:

About my family's situation. My wife of almost 10 years is Japanese and I am an Australian citizen by birth. We have a young son who was born in Japan. We live in Tokyo. Our son has an Australian citizenship by descent that we applied for via the embassy here.

My wife and I are contemplating moving to Australia (with our son! ;-)

I believe your wife will be able to go in straight for 100 PR given your long relationship and kid.


Who/how to organize stat' declarations to witness our relationship for starters. We had to request family in Australia to write stat decs for us. You need just two.

However the thing that confuses me is how I (as sponsor) am supposed to approach the work/income part. My wife and I both work and life in Japan. So I don't have any income or job in Australia. I want to sponsor my wife to get a permanent spouse visa (PSV?) but we both need to stay together in Japan to share in raising our young son and also for reasons of income. If I go ahead to Australia, my wife could not possibly take care of our son alone because she works full time and the child care hours are not compatible for a "single parent" arrangement.

How do others work around this apparent contradiction?

Does the sponsor have to reside in Australia and/or have a source of income in Australia when applying?


As far as I know, many of us here have our partners living in Japan or Korea at the time of the application and thereafter. Luckily, unlike the UK, Australia doesn't have any minimum requirements of income or savings for the sponsor. You will be responsible for your partner's upkeep for two years, but I think that only means that you can't ask for welfare payments for that period. Long story short, No, you are not required to have a job back home or huge amounts of savings before submitting your wife's application. In fact, it is difficult to find a job in Australia without being there in person, and we have not even tried.

We did use an agent to help us through the process just for the peace of our minds.

All the best in your endeavours.


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Thanks Ganbarimas for your super quick reply and info.
I'll look into the 100 PR. We have savings so that's OK. But I want to keep the family together (avoid long durations apart at least). I was also worried when I read other discussions about the 'usually resident' rules for sponsors. I gather that may not be applicable in our case. (I haven't spent longer than a week at a time in Australia for a long time - just quick family visits etc.).

I am hoping to settle and start a business in a somewhat remote rural area so getting regular work in the interim really is going to be a challenge. For this type of Visa it may be inconsequential - but we have no plans to live in or near a major city (Had our fill in Tokyo all these years).


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I believe your wife will be able to go in straight for 100 PR given your long relationship and kid.
Ganbarimasu, I just want to check what you meant above...

I couldn't find anything along the lines of applying directly for a PR 100 without first applying for a 309. I'm guessing you meant that we might be able to hope for faster processing of the 309 stage only, right?


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Ganbarimasu, I just want to check what you meant above...

I couldn't find anything along the lines of applying directly for a PR 100 without first applying for a 309. I'm guessing you meant that we might be able to hope for faster processing of the 309 stage only, right?


Obtaining the permanent Partner (Migrant) visa (subclass 100) is a two stage process. To be eligible for a permanent partner visa you first need to be granted a temporary Partner (Provisional) visa (subclass 309). You apply for both the permanent and temporary visas at the same time and pay only one fee. If you are granted the temporary Partner (Provisional) visa (subclass 309), you are eligible to be assessed for the permanent Partner (Migrant) visa (subclass 100) about two years after you lodged your application. You will need to provide further documents for this assessment.

If you have been in a long term relationship before you lodge your application, the permanent Partner (Migrant) visa (subclass 100) may be granted immediately after the temporary Partner (Provisional) visa (subclass 309).

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