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Old 10-09-2018, 06:48 AM
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Applying for a 309 visa and then applying almost immediately for a visitor visa

We’re all set to go down the route of submitting a 309 visa any day now with the intention of applying for a visitor visa within the next month. We had assumed this would enable me to come out to Australia with my husband and children so that we can be there by the end of this year instead of waiting a year. However, a friend has just put doubt in my mind by saying she’d heard if you apply for a visitor visa after applying for a spouse visa then it supercedes it.
Can I just double check that this is not the case please. Can I legally enter Australia on a visitor visa, still have a 309 application in place, and then leave the country when my partner visa is granted (or obviously earlier if my visitor visa expires before the issue of the 309)?


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Yes, you can. I did it myself but with an ETA 601.


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My advice is not to listen to advice from well-meaning friends, who are usually wrong. How can the grant of a tourist visa cause the replacement of a visa that has not been granted yet?

There is nothing stopping you from having multiple applications in the system.

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But know what to do (if anything) when a visa is granted.


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But know what to do (if anything) when a visa is granted.
Indeed, you don’t want some unfinished temporary visa application lurking in the background once the partner visa has been granted.

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Phew, that’s a relief. I didn’t think it would cancel out my partner visa but I just wanted to check that it’s possible to enter Australia the way I’d planned. So another couple of questions now then re the visitor visa:

Can I apply for a 12 month visitor visa (rather than a 12 month validity one with multiple 3 month entries)?

Is there anything specific I need to mention or attach when applying for the visitor visa and do I use the same medical/police check for both my partner visa and the visitor one?

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Can I apply for a 12 month visitor visa (rather than a 12 month validity one with multiple 3 month entries)?

** You can apply for that yes - does not mean you will get it granted.

Is there anything specific I need to mention or attach when applying for the visitor visa and do I use the same medical/police check for both my partner visa and the visitor one?

** Medical and police may not be required for you for the Visitor Visa application - mention the Partner Visa application and comply with the GTE requirements in the application.


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Can I apply for a 12 month visitor visa (rather than a 12 month validity one with multiple 3 month entries)?

** You can apply for that yes - does not mean you will get it granted.

Is there anything specific I need to mention or attach when applying for the visitor visa and do I use the same medical/police check for both my partner visa and the visitor one?

** Medical and police may not be required for you for the Visitor Visa application - mention the Partner Visa application and comply with the GTE requirements in the application.
Ok, so what reasons might they grant/not grant the visa. If I state that I’ve applied for a partner visa and want to be able to stay in Australia with my husband and children (and that he can financially support me) but will leave when required to do so, will they likely grant me the 12 month visa?

What are the GTE requirements??


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Generally people get multiple entry visas with maximum 3 month stays under these circumstances.

The main concern is “ Genuine Visitor” requirements, not GTE ( sorry to be pedantic amp).

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I fall for that every time Nick!

That and the cost from a PMV to 820.

I fix planes better than I do visa stuff - honest.


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