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Old 09-02-2018, 05:42 AM
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Tourist Visa during 309

Hi all,

My wife just left Australia as her 3 month visitor visa expired. We are planning to apply for another visitor visa while our 309 is progressing.

We are planning to apply for a multiple entry 6month visitor visa at the end of September.

I know it is upto DIBP is grant the visa but is there any tips to increase the chance of the visa being granted. It will be our 1 year annivesary in december and we would like to travel Australia and maybe overseas together on the 6month multiple entry visa.

Any tips would be helpful.

Thanks


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I’ve just had my tourist visa granted this week as still waiting to hear about my PMV 300 visa. Needed to continue travelling to and from Oz to see my fiancÚ. I actually ended up getting my Immigration Agent to do the tourist visa application (FoC!) and it came through really quickly with no further info required. So pleased to be able to book next lot of flights!

Only thing I’d say is just be honest about why you’re applying. That’s what I did.


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Old 09-04-2018, 11:37 AM
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Hi all,

My wife just left Australia as her 3 month visitor visa expired. We are planning to apply for another visitor visa while our 309 is progressing.

We are planning to apply for a multiple entry 6month visitor visa at the end of September.

I know it is upto DIBP is grant the visa but is there any tips to increase the chance of the visa being granted. It will be our 1 year annivesary in december and we would like to travel Australia and maybe overseas together on the 6month multiple entry visa.

Any tips would be helpful.

Thanks
Hi,

I just had a 6 month multiple entry visa approved this morning (and I only applied on Saturday!) so I can go to Australia to live with my partner in November whilst my 309 is in progress.

I think I went a little over the top with my documents in hindsight because I was so worried they would reject me, but then again maybe that is why they granted it quickly. I sent them the following:

Copy of passport and passport photos
Copy of birth certificate
Copy of drivers licence
Payslips/end of year tax certificate
Bank statements showing savings
My statement/cover letter
Letter of invitation from my partner with his supporting evidence (payslips/proof of address/passport)
My parents passports and proof of address to prove family ties in the UK

I think the statement is the main thing to focus on. I mentioned the partner visa but didn't say too much about it, just that we wanted the chance to see each other without flying back and forth whilst the visa was processing (as there is so much uncertainty around processing times at the moment). I didn't want to give the impression I wanted to "wait it out" in Australia because this isn't my intention.
I said we wanted to spend his birthday/christmas/my birthday and attend a wedding together, and listed the places in Australia we hoped to travel to, as well as a very rough draft of our itinerary.

My evidence of intent to come home wasn't very strong to be honest, my contract at work is up in November so I'll be unemployed, so I stated that is why I have chosen to do this in November. I don't own a house or any assets, so just said I would come home in April to see my family, save money and continue to wait for the visa to prepare for the (hopefully) permanent move.

If you focus mainly on wanting to travel around together more than anything, you should be fine, as that is what the visa is for.

Good luck with both of the visas

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Old 09-08-2018, 10:10 PM
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Hi,

I just had a 6 month multiple entry visa approved this morning (and I only applied on Saturday!) so I can go to Australia to live with my partner in November whilst my 309 is in progress.

I think I went a little over the top with my documents in hindsight because I was so worried they would reject me, but then again maybe that is why they granted it quickly. I sent them the following:

Copy of passport and passport photos
Copy of birth certificate
Copy of drivers licence
Payslips/end of year tax certificate
Bank statements showing savings
My statement/cover letter
Letter of invitation from my partner with his supporting evidence (payslips/proof of address/passport)
My parents passports and proof of address to prove family ties in the UK

I think the statement is the main thing to focus on. I mentioned the partner visa but didn't say too much about it, just that we wanted the chance to see each other without flying back and forth whilst the visa was processing (as there is so much uncertainty around processing times at the moment). I didn't want to give the impression I wanted to "wait it out" in Australia because this isn't my intention.
I said we wanted to spend his birthday/christmas/my birthday and attend a wedding together, and listed the places in Australia we hoped to travel to, as well as a very rough draft of our itinerary.

My evidence of intent to come home wasn't very strong to be honest, my contract at work is up in November so I'll be unemployed, so I stated that is why I have chosen to do this in November. I don't own a house or any assets, so just said I would come home in April to see my family, save money and continue to wait for the visa to prepare for the (hopefully) permanent move.

If you focus mainly on wanting to travel around together more than anything, you should be fine, as that is what the visa is for.

Good luck with both of the visas
Thanks a lot, very useful!


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Hi,

I just had a 6 month multiple entry visa approved this morning (and I only applied on Saturday!) so I can go to Australia to live with my partner in November whilst my 309 is in progress.

I think I went a little over the top with my documents in hindsight because I was so worried they would reject me, but then again maybe that is why they granted it quickly. I sent them the following:

Copy of passport and passport photos
Copy of birth certificate
Copy of drivers licence
Payslips/end of year tax certificate
Bank statements showing savings
My statement/cover letter
Letter of invitation from my partner with his supporting evidence (payslips/proof of address/passport)
My parents passports and proof of address to prove family ties in the UK

I think the statement is the main thing to focus on. I mentioned the partner visa but didn't say too much about it, just that we wanted the chance to see each other without flying back and forth whilst the visa was processing (as there is so much uncertainty around processing times at the moment). I didn't want to give the impression I wanted to "wait it out" in Australia because this isn't my intention.
I said we wanted to spend his birthday/christmas/my birthday and attend a wedding together, and listed the places in Australia we hoped to travel to, as well as a very rough draft of our itinerary.

My evidence of intent to come home wasn't very strong to be honest, my contract at work is up in November so I'll be unemployed, so I stated that is why I have chosen to do this in November. I don't own a house or any assets, so just said I would come home in April to see my family, save money and continue to wait for the visa to prepare for the (hopefully) permanent move.

If you focus mainly on wanting to travel around together more than anything, you should be fine, as that is what the visa is for.

Good luck with both of the visas
Thanks for the detailed information. Just one question. Were you here in Australia before you applied for this tourist visa? If so, how long did you wait until you applied again?

Thanks


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Thanks for the detailed information. Just one question. Were you here in Australia before you applied for this tourist visa? If so, how long did you wait until you applied again?

Thanks

Hi,

Yes, I lived in Australia on a working holiday visa from April 2015-April 2016 but this will be the first visit since then. So there has been quite a big gap between applications, which may have helped my case.

Thanks


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Old 09-28-2018, 12:36 PM
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I also had our 6 month tourist visa approved in 2 days last week, I didn't upload anything other than my husband's passport/drivers licence as supporting docs.

Thankful at the very least that we have bought ourselves some more time for the 309 to be together in Oz

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Congrats I will do the same tomorrow but I am from Iran, not sure mine be granted though :/
Any advice is appreciated.


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