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Old 04-21-2020, 03:19 PM
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Hi mark

Hope you are doing great

i am applying for my wife subclass 100 visa via immi account. I have submitted the file successfully. When i click on attach document category, it is only asking for photograph-other ( Recommended ) and other documents ( Additional documents ).

i have already called immigration helpline. But it just turn out to be time wastage

how should i submit other documents ( evidence of relation, nature of commitments , financial , social aspects and so on ) ????

when my friend submitted his wife subclass 100 visa in 2017. He said under attach documents, there was full list of documents. He just submitted each document under each category like joint bank account statement under evidence of financial aspects, rent lease under evidence of couple living together, marriage certificate under evidence of marriage and so on.

In my case , it is only showing two category - photograph and additional documents. Any suggestions what should i do ?


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Old 04-21-2020, 05:38 PM
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I hope you answer me regarding my visa condition where i have a visa type 489 on 3/11/2019 and it is expired on 3/11/2023 and for first entry it is 3/11/2020 and with the current situation of travel ban it might be impossible to travel to Australia to validate my visa so will the visa be canceled if I couldn't travel to Australia by 3/11/2020 or it still valid until expiry date and i am currently in my home country

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Old 04-22-2020, 08:27 AM
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First of all Mr. Mark, thank you so much for your contribution to this thread. Your answers are all very helpful and what did we do to deserve you?

My partner and I lodged subclass 309 visa in October 2019. We have our commonweath bank joint account together but we're not currently using it and it's only there costing us managing fee. We're looking to close the bank account as we've already submitted necessary documents. Would this be a problem later on?

Thank you so much

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Old 04-22-2020, 11:07 AM
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Hi Mark.
First of all I would like to say thank you to you for constantly replying over people quries.
My question is.
I have applied my 820 visa in December 2019 and currently holding student visa,i am wondering that am I eligible for any welfare amount? i am from Pakistan.

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Old 04-22-2020, 02:02 PM
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Thank you for your answers Mark! So much appreciated. We have uploaded all documents and submitted . woohoooo! Now the waiting game begins .

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Old 04-23-2020, 02:02 AM
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Hi again, Mark! I have stumbled on what could potentially be a problem for me.

Last year when I applied for my Student 500 visa I did it in a bit of a rush. I have been looking through this application to get information for my upcoming 820 application.

I answered the question "Have you ever been denied or refused a visa or entry to another country?" as 'no' when it is actually yes. I'll explain.

In 2017 I applied for a Canadian WHV (I am British) and it was rejected because I have one drink driving conviction from 2009. This is my one and only offence on my record. Canada doesn't allow anyone with one drunk drive into the country until ten years after their 'punishment/sentence' ends. So I was refused the visa and told I wouldn't be be eligible to enter Canada until August 2020. I have never tried to enter Canada.

I have never been refused a visa, been deported or overstayed anywhere.

I stupidly forgot all about the Canada application as I did, admittedly, rush and didn't read the application properly. Thankfully all the rest of my 500 visa is correct. Goes without saying on my 820 application I will answer this question as 'yes' and explain about Canada. I never want to deliberately be untruthful.

Australia knows all about my conviction. I have had a Student 500 in 2012 and currently, a WHV in 2014 and an eVisitor in 2019 and I declared it every single time on those applications. All were granted no problem.

I am just so afraid that my 820 will be rejected for me answering a question dishonestly on a previous visa, even accidentally. Really cross at myself right now.

Am I snookered, or can I do anything to fix this? Cheers, Mark!

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Old 04-24-2020, 10:52 AM
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Hello Mark, Thank you for giving me an oppurtunity to ask you 🙂 My questions are:

1st: Can my Partner's (defacto) visa be granted even if I lived with my Partner before every 3 mos for my previous visa which is TV. I lived with him every 3 mos since 2016 (in and out OZ) until we applied for my Partners Visa. (0ct.6,2018). We were defacto since Dec 2016.

2nd: If I get a Refusal Letter from them and lose the tribunal, can we still apply for another PV?

Thank you so much Mark ! Godbless you

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Old 04-24-2020, 02:53 PM
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Hi Mark,hope you doing good! I wanted to ask you,Me and my husband lodged the prospective marriage visa in december 2019,i went for the Biometrics in February 2020,and now due to covid19 i think they have stopped working on the visa.Our agent is telling me to make an appointment for medical checks,but from the imi office we haven’t heard something for medical check,do you think that i should make an appointment or should i wait for them to ask it? Also do you know if Australian citizens can travel overseas,as i live in Albania,and my husband in Australia? Thank you in advance ☺️

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Old 04-24-2020, 03:10 PM
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Hi Mark, thanks so much for offering to help answer questions! I have what are probably very basic questions but I'm finding it all overwhelming and I'm anxious not to interpret things incorrectly.

I am the sponsor and am an Australian who is living in the UK and have done so for the last 20 years. My husband and I have been together over 10 years and we have a house, mortgage, 2 young kids etc

1. My husband (the applicant) is the main earner. Does the fact I am currently at home with the kids count against us as I am technically his sponsor? We have financial assets which we would utilise to help relocate.

2. on the form do we put that I am migrating with him? Or is it just him that is technically migrating even though we would be moving there together? Our kids have already got citizenship by descent so would they be classed as migrating or not?.

3. Do the applicant and sponsor's written statements need to be witnessed and signed? I've seen that some couples just self-sign plain word documents (not legal Statutory Declarations) with no witness and have still been approved. Would this be acceptable especially given covid-19 is preventing us from getting near anyone to witness our documents?

4. As a result of covid-19 we didn't get a chance to sort all our documents after lodging our application so we are a little behind in uploading everything. Is it possible that our application will be rejected prematurely because not everything is up there yet? Its been about 6 weeks since we lodged the application.

Thank you so much if you can shed any light on the above!

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Old 04-24-2020, 06:24 PM
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Hi Mark,

I have a 309 visa, and recently got the notice that I can apply for the 100. As my Australian husband's work circumstances have changed, we are currently living in the US (I am Canadian). I am wondering how long I can continue to hold the 309 visa if I don't submit my 100 application? My understanding is I will be given a certain (~1 year) period to enter Aus once the 100 is granted, and can travel freely for 5 years after I enter. I am worried that with all the Covid-19 things happening, I won't be able to return to Australia, and am nervous about the timing of things!

As well, will the fact that I am in the US affect the decision?

Brand new to this forum, so I hope I am writing this in the correct space! Also thank you for being so lovely and answering so many questions for people!


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