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Old 01-10-2020, 07:47 AM
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Hello all, nice to find a tiny little community here!

We've applied ours at the end of July 2019 and still have not heard anything back at all as we are approaching the 6 month mark. Granted we haven't done our police checks yet (we are planning on getting that in in the next month or so).

I do have a question in regards to the police check though, I read on the Japanese side that some sort of letter from the embassy requesting for the document is required? What kind of document is it? I emailed Seoul Embassy and no answer at all...


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Old 01-10-2020, 08:15 AM
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I do have a question in regards to the police check though, I read on the Japanese side that some sort of letter from the embassy requesting for the document is required? What kind of document is it? I emailed Seoul Embassy and no answer at all...
I applied for my Japanese police check at the Japanese Embassy in Sydney (Im Australian, I just needed time, some money and fingerprints taken), my wife applied for hers at the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department (Japanese National, and she just had to pay some money and get fingerprints taken) 警視庁 https://www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp...al_record.html)

My wife did not require any documents, but she had to fill out two pages of information basic information and saying she was going to move to Australia and needed a police check.

This was all in the last two years.

Not sure this helps, Hope it does... ganbatte

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Old 01-10-2020, 09:05 AM
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I applied for my Japanese police check at the Japanese Embassy in Sydney (Im Australian, I just needed time, some money and fingerprints taken), my wife applied for hers at the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department (Japanese National, and she just had to pay some money and get fingerprints taken) 警視庁

My wife did not require any documents, but she had to fill out two pages of information basic information and saying she was going to move to Australia and needed a police check.

This was all in the last two years.


Not sure this helps, Hope it does... ganbatte

S
Thank you! this is very helpful. What I'm concerned about it this (as per the website):
3 A document that confirms your necessity of the certificate; for example, a letter from the authority stating the requirement to submit it
 * Required documents may vary depending on the requesting authority and the reason for the request. Please call us for details.
Which was rather confusing, and since both my husband and I work (we are both in Japan at the moment), we don't want to take a day off and then find ourselves having to go back again because we didn't have all the documents required.


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Old 01-10-2020, 09:20 AM
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Thank you! this is very helpful. What I'm concerned about it this (as per the website):
3 A document that confirms your necessity of the certificate; for example, a letter from the authority stating the requirement to submit it
 * Required documents may vary depending on the requesting authority and the reason for the request. Please call us for details.
Which was rather confusing, and since both my husband and I work (we are both in Japan at the moment), we don't want to take a day off and then find ourselves having to go back again because we didn't have all the documents required.
As mentioned, my wife didnt take any documents with her, she just rocked up, filled up some documents after explaining what she required, payed some money... They also mention when you get the documents there is a sign on the outside, DO NOT OPEN... but.... yeah, there is another thread about that....

Yeah, I love Japan, have spent many years living there... and married my wonderful Japanese wife and moved back to Australia... but..so many documents.

Can't give guarantees, just our experiences. If you are fluent in Japanese it will make it so much easier (My Japanese is so bad... so, very bad) , but I guess you know that already.

S


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Ok here's an update (and some background) to our application:
  • My husband and I had been married since July 2016 and we have 1 child together at the time of application.
  • My husband is NOT Japanese (but have lived in Japan for the past 10 years), I am an Australian citizen.
  • We submitted the application and payment to the Seoul office online (via Tokyo) on 30th June, 2019. Status changed to 'Received'.
  • We found out we were expecting our second child at the end of September, and uploaded relevant information in November after the pregnancy was deemed viable.
  • Sent an email in regards to our visa progress directly to the Seoul office at the end of November, received no response.
  • Sent an anonymous email to the Japanese office inquiring about how to get the Japanese police report mid-January, email was forwarded to the Seoul office and received a response within 3 days, I then replied back with our reference number and was quickly assigned a CO (2 days after my email reply) with the visa status on the website changed to 'Initial Assessment', was also sent form s56 and was told we could take that to the police office to request for police checks.

We will be heading in to get that Japanese police check organised this Friday, and my Australian police check in on its way via snail mail.

Hopefully he will get his visa before we depart to have the baby in May this year... Would make things so much easier on our side.


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Old 03-11-2020, 11:33 AM
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Hi, I am new to this forum, and all the posts here are very helpful!
I'm Japanese, and my Aussie partner and I are planning to apply for the subclass 309, and are in the midst of gathering documents atm. We are both currently living in Tokyo.

I do have some questions for the people who have already applied,

- When exactly do you get your medical check and Police Clearance Check done?
From what I have read in the forum, it seems that they ask you for this additional info after you submit your application? My initial thought was that we had to provide these documents with our initial submission.

- Are you allowed to visit Australia on a tourist visa while you are applying for the subclass 309?

- If we apply now and get granted our visa in a years time, is there a time limit to the validity of when we must move to Australia? Or is it okay to move in our own timing after the visa is granted?

- We have lived together for 8 months now, and been together for 1.5 years. Do you guys think that we can submit our application already? Or wait until we have lived together for at least 1 year?

Sorry there are so many questions, but we want to get it right on our first go, and would like your guys's insights on this.

Thanks! Arigato! Cheers!


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Hi, I am new to this forum, and all the posts here are very helpful!
I'm Japanese, and my Aussie partner and I are planning to apply for the subclass 309, and are in the midst of gathering documents atm. We are both currently living in Tokyo.

I do have some questions for the people who have already applied,

- When exactly do you get your medical check and Police Clearance Check done?
From what I have read in the forum, it seems that they ask you for this additional info after you submit your application? My initial thought was that we had to provide these documents with our initial submission.

- Are you allowed to visit Australia on a tourist visa while you are applying for the subclass 309?

- If we apply now and get granted our visa in a years time, is there a time limit to the validity of when we must move to Australia? Or is it okay to move in our own timing after the visa is granted?

- We have lived together for 8 months now, and been together for 1.5 years. Do you guys think that we can submit our application already? Or wait until we have lived together for at least 1 year?

Sorry there are so many questions, but we want to get it right on our first go, and would like your guys's insights on this.

Thanks! Arigato! Cheers!
1. These documents expire after 12 months, so I was advised by my CO to either supply them a few months after you've submitted and paid for your application or to wait for them to ask for it.

2. Yes. But if the visa was going to be granted while you're in Australia, they will ask you to leave the country before issuing the grant.

3. We haven't got our grant yet so I can't confirm you on this. But from what I 've heard, you either get it for one year after your grant date or one year to your police check/medicals (which ever is closer) to "activate" the visa by entering on this visa. But you can come back as soon as you've done that until you're eligible for the permanent part of it (subclass 100). You do not need to make any permanent moves until you are granted the permanent visa.

4. The requirement for 309 as a defacto partner Is to be in a "de facto relationship" for at least 12 months, so my guess would be to wait until you've lived together for at least 12 months before you apply. Or that you get married and can start the process straight away. Otherwise you can go through subclass 300 as a prospective partner (aka fiancee visa) and change to 309 when you do get married.

Hope that helps and welcome. 🙂


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1. These documents expire after 12 months, so I was advised by my CO to either supply them a few months after you've submitted and paid for your application or to wait for them to ask for it.

2. Yes. But if the visa was going to be granted while you're in Australia, they will ask you to leave the country before issuing the grant.

3. We haven't got our grant yet so I can't confirm you on this. But from what I 've heard, you either get it for one year after your grant date or one year to your police check/medicals (which ever is closer) to "activate" the visa by entering on this visa. But you can come back as soon as you've done that until you're eligible for the permanent part of it (subclass 100). You do not need to make any permanent moves until you are granted the permanent visa.

4. The requirement for 309 as a defacto partner Is to be in a "de facto relationship" for at least 12 months, so my guess would be to wait until you've lived together for at least 12 months before you apply. Or that you get married and can start the process straight away. Otherwise you can go through subclass 300 as a prospective partner (aka fiancee visa) and change to 309 when you do get married.

Hope that helps and welcome. 🙂

Thanks so much Myriea for such a quick reply!

I think we'd wait until asked as well about the PCC and medical check.

I hope everything turns out great for you guys!


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Old 05-18-2020, 10:43 PM
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We have finally completed this painful journey.... My wife got her 100 visa last friday...

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.
Started to get ready to submit December 2019
Upload everything for 100 visa 30 January 2020
RFI April 2020
Visa granted May 2020

Best of luck all still waiting.
Thanks for all the info and best wishes.

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Old 08-05-2020, 02:08 AM
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G'day folks. My partner and I have both received our Japanese police checks for the visa app, but were both told not to open them or they lose validity. The visa system requires them to be uploaded as far as I know so I can't do that without opening them. Is it just a case of they lose validity in Japan if I open it, or does Home Affairs actually have somewhere for me to send it to?


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