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Old 11-16-2019, 07:33 AM
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Bring wife back, do on-shore or off-shore application?

Hi there,

I'm an Australian Citizen (born in) and my wife is not, we are currently living in Hong Kong and I wish to bring her back to Australia with me. We live together and married.

Now I see there is on-shore application and off-shore application.

Why should I choose one over the other?

Lets say I wished to bring my wife back to Australia via the on-shore, should she then come in on a holiday Visa and then we attempt to apply on-shore? But that seems not totally correct, since you should enter Australia on the Visa you intend to enter with...? I mean, if you enter with the a tourist Visa and then try to change to a partner Visa is that ok to do?

So why should I bring her back with one or the other, on-shore or off-shore? Why is one more suitable than another?

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It really depends on your time frame and future plans. If you intend to stay in HK for another year or so, apply offshore.

On the other hand, if you decided to come on a family holiday and your wife was in Australia on a visitor visa without “ no further stay condition”, she might decide to stay in Australia and apply for an onshore partner visa instead.

Feel free to drop me a line if you need help.

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if you enter with the a tourist Visa and then try to change to a partner Visa is that ok to do?
Some people bring their partner to Australia, to see what they think of the the country.
Some then decide that it is worth applying for a partner visa onshore, after they realise that they want to stay after all.

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If she holds a hong kong passport she can come on an ETA visa and apply for the partner visa on-shore, otherwise applying offshore can also be an option if you can / want to spend another couple years before returning to Australia.


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