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PMV/Waiver for sponsorship limitation, officer asking for strange docs

In June 2018 my fiance applied for a PMV. The application included a request for waiving my limitation for sponsorship because I have been sponsored myself less than 5 years ago but I have a child in Australia and my previous partner abandoned the relationship.

Today, we received a request for more documents from a case officer. We take it as a positive thing, it means they do not refuse it yet and what we entered so far was good but not enough.

Some of the documents they ask are very straightforward and make sense. Others, however, are leaving us puzzled.

Here they are. They ask for:

"Evidence that you and your sponsor are living together in Australia" - well we are not living together in Australia; that's why we ask for a PMV... We never claimed to be living together in Australia. Our history of relationship explains clearly that although she spent several months on several occasions with me here using a Tourist visa, she is still not living with me in Australia. They even refused her a Visitor Visa, and now they want us to prove we live together? We have no way to do that...

"Joint bank account statements showing transactions" - same here; she is not living here, how can we have a shared bank account? We actually tried to open a bank account together, and banks refused it because she is not a resident... So what kind of a catch-22 is that? We actually opened the only possible joint account: a saving account. We have both put some money on it for future projects but we don't have much transactions on it...

There is another one that causes problem for me:

"Custody paper of your sponsr's child" - my ex-wife and I never did a custody paper, we haven't been to court. When she ditched me she promised I could have my child at my home every weekend and I accepted. I was without resources and abandoned overseas, I was not going to enter a legal battle. It has been three years and she constantly kept her promise, so I had no reason to go to court. I was also afraid that a judge would actually grant me LESS access to my child than I already have. The only document I have to prove this, is the divorce application, which we both filled and in which we explained that arrangement for our child. Would this document be enough? Or do I really have to put my ex-wife to court when we were both at least clever enough to spare that to ourselves?

if anyone has a good advice I warmly welcome it.


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I would be consulting a good RMA - there are a few issues that you have that need specific attention in address correctly.

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I second what Ampk said. You should consult a registered migration agent. They are probably looking very closely at your application, since you yourself were sponsored to come to Australia. There's a sticky at the top of the forum that has a list of RMAs who regularly post on this forum. I highly recommend you do a consultation and get professional help with this.

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Impossible to answer your question without reviewing the entire application and all supporting evidence.

You don’t need an opinion. You need a proper analysis of any issues that may be affecting your application
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In June 2018 my fiance applied for a PMV. The application included a request for waiving my limitation for sponsorship because I have been sponsored myself less than 5 years ago but I have a child in Australia and my previous partner abandoned the relationship.

Today, we received a request for more documents from a case officer. We take it as a positive thing, it means they do not refuse it yet and what we entered so far was good but not enough.

Some of the documents they ask are very straightforward and make sense. Others, however, are leaving us puzzled.

Here they are. They ask for:

"Evidence that you and your sponsor are living together in Australia" - well we are not living together in Australia; that's why we ask for a PMV... We never claimed to be living together in Australia. Our history of relationship explains clearly that although she spent several months on several occasions with me here using a Tourist visa, she is still not living with me in Australia. They even refused her a Visitor Visa, and now they want us to prove we live together? We have no way to do that...

"Joint bank account statements showing transactions" - same here; she is not living here, how can we have a shared bank account? We actually tried to open a bank account together, and banks refused it because she is not a resident... So what kind of a catch-22 is that? We actually opened the only possible joint account: a saving account. We have both put some money on it for future projects but we don't have much transactions on it...

There is another one that causes problem for me:

"Custody paper of your sponsr's child" - my ex-wife and I never did a custody paper, we haven't been to court. When she ditched me she promised I could have my child at my home every weekend and I accepted. I was without resources and abandoned overseas, I was not going to enter a legal battle. It has been three years and she constantly kept her promise, so I had no reason to go to court. I was also afraid that a judge would actually grant me LESS access to my child than I already have. The only document I have to prove this, is the divorce application, which we both filled and in which we explained that arrangement for our child. Would this document be enough? Or do I really have to put my ex-wife to court when we were both at least clever enough to spare that to ourselves?

if anyone has a good advice I warmly welcome it.
We are stuck in a similar situation - Can you please tell us how you responded to the CO ?


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We are stuck in a similar situation - Can you please tell us how you responded to the CO ?
You see the explanations about my case that I have put in the first post? I wrote the same in a letter to the case officer. The waiver and visa were granted within a month.

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