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Old 06-14-2019, 08:44 AM
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Partner Visa - Seperate Sponsor Process

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I'm an Australian citizen looking to move back with my English partner.

Planning to lodge an application onshore with my partner being on a tourist visa (eVisitor?)

I've been reading lots of articles about recent changes to the law/process whereby I have to be approved as a sponsor first prior to the lodging of the actual visa and granting of BVA.

Is this happening? The immi website hasn't changed and no mention, I've emailed a few migration agents and they all seem to have a slightly different answer. We've got flights booked on 1st Oct 2019 so I'm hoping nothing changes before then.

Just wondering if anyone had any info on this?

Cheers


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Old 06-14-2019, 09:04 AM
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Hi,

Theres a thread here in this forum on this topic. I had the same concerns and we just applied for the 820 today. We actually came to Aus far sooner than we had planned because we just couldn't manage to find a path that we could follow if a lengthy sponsor approval process were to precede the application submission.

I couldn't handle the stress of not knowing when the changes would come into play. They could actually happen at any time but they didn't come into effect on April 17 because I think they realised they would need more time to set up the system to deal with the new pre sponsor approval step. There is currently no information on how the sponsor pre-approval thing will play out but looking at the exploding immigration in Aus and the crazy wait times, I would think that sponsor approval could take a while. I guess all you can do if you can't be here before October is have a plan B and maybe also C up your sleeve in case it does happen. All the best and good luck!


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Old 06-14-2019, 09:09 AM
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Thanks for the reply, sounds like we've just got to hope for the best at the minute as we can't get there prior to October. Hopefully nothing changes until after then.

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Old 06-14-2019, 11:44 AM
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As hanala mentioned, no one is sure about when the change happens. It could happen anytime. Scary, isnt it?
We were going to apply partner visa 820 the end of May initially but when they announced that they were going to change it on 17th April, we rushed to apply and managed to get it done a few days before the date.
We had been preparing for the application for a little while so we were lucky enough to do it with a short time.
After all, the change didn't happen but we were glad to finally get in the queue. It's a looooong wait, you know.

I feel October sounds a bit risky. If the change happens before that, you might not be able to apply partner visa onshore while you guys are still in Australia.
The sooner, the better!
If that can't be before October, fingers crossed!
You'd better prepare for worst case scenario....
Good luck!


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Old 06-14-2019, 12:34 PM
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Very frustrating to think they can just change the rules with little to no notice!

Yes it's a bit of a risk but we don't have much choice, I couldn't hack it in England for another 2 years or so to do the offshore one.

Going to spend the next few months preparing all the documents required so hopefully we can submit almost immediately when we arrive.

Such a long process but worthwhile in the end!

Thanks for advice


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It could be next month or in 3 months time or even next year. No one knows for sure.

The potential problem you are facing is that your stay period in Australia may not be long enough to get the sponsorship approved and the visa application lodged.

I tell everybody: if you meet the requirement, lodge as soon as you can. If you don’t, you’ll just have to wait and hope for the best. It is always good to have a plan B in case things don’t work out the way you had hoped.

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It could be next month or in 3 months time or even next year. No one knows for sure.

The potential problem you are facing is that your stay period in Australia may not be long enough to get the sponsorship approved and the visa application lodged.

I tell everybody: if you meet the requirement, lodge as soon as you can. If you donít, youíll just have to wait and hope for the best. It is always good to have a plan B in case things donít work out the way you had hoped.

You mention : The potential problem you are facing is that your stay period in Australia may not be long enough to get the sponsorship approved and the visa application lodged.

What do you mean by this? I am going to be coming back to AUS with my husband and we intend to apply onshore - he has a 3 month visitor visa (600) - we will apply almost immediately upon our arrival.


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Old 06-14-2019, 04:28 PM
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You mention : The potential problem you are facing is that your stay period in Australia may not be long enough to get the sponsorship approved and the visa application lodged.

What do you mean by this? I am going to be coming back to AUS with my husband and we intend to apply onshore - he has a 3 month visitor visa (600) - we will apply almost immediately upon our arrival.
From what I gather, the changes in applications means a sponsor needs to apply and get approved before the applicant can complete their application. If it takes longer than your partner's 3 month visa for you to get sponsor approval, your partner will not be able to apply onshore and get a bridging visa. This is, of course, a very real possibility once the new changes happen.


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Old 06-14-2019, 05:12 PM
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Hi

I'm an Australian citizen looking to move back with my English partner.

Planning to lodge an application onshore with my partner being on a tourist visa (eVisitor?)

I've been reading lots of articles about recent changes to the law/process whereby I have to be approved as a sponsor first prior to the lodging of the actual visa and granting of BVA.

Is this happening? The immi website hasn't changed and no mention, I've emailed a few migration agents and they all seem to have a slightly different answer. We've got flights booked on 1st Oct 2019 so I'm hoping nothing changes before then.

Just wondering if anyone had any info on this?

Cheers
I noticed the replies to your question butv it always surprised me as to how peolle got away with doing an onshore partner visa . The reason I say this is that the foreign partner has to come as a genuine v VISITOR and then change mind after a month or so and apply for an onshore partner visa . ie change of plan. But obvious to anyone what intention of spouse was before landing . Even if you get away with it , the new law on sponsor assessment might mean a problem as it has to be done prior to partner visa application. I had thought about this method for my future wife from Russia but there would be a condition on visitor visa not allowing her to apply for another visa in OZ . What a pain but it has all changed with the new law dam them.. Always dreaming up new rules to make citizens and their partners suffer ! ( wry smile ). Good luck anyway .


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Old 06-14-2019, 05:15 PM
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Hi

I'm an Australian citizen looking to move back with my English partner.

Planning to lodge an application onshore with my partner being on a tourist visa (eVisitor?)

I've been reading lots of articles about recent changes to the law/process whereby I have to be approved as a sponsor first prior to the lodging of the actual visa and granting of BVA.

Is this happening? The immi website hasn't changed and no mention, I've emailed a few migration agents and they all seem to have a slightly different answer. We've got flights booked on 1st Oct 2019 so I'm hoping nothing changes before then.

Just wondering if anyone had any info on this?

Cheers
a good article about it I read a while ago.

https://www.freedommigration.com/wha...-deal-with-it/


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