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Old 04-07-2020, 06:11 AM
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Hi Mark,

First of all thank you very much for doing this Q&A with all of us members, I'd like to ask you if you think the department is it still processing Tourist Visa 600 because after a month my wife's application is still marked as received despite previous Tourist Visas we applied were granted in a week usually.
Mistakenly we left Australia without applying for BVB since she was BVA holder due to the 820 we lodged last year and now we're trying to let her get back through the 600, if can help her nationality is from the Philippines.

Thank you again and I hope you're keeping safe at home.



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Old 04-07-2020, 08:14 AM
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Hi mark , thanks for answering our questions. I would like to ask that after how long we should provide new evidences. Like we uploaded new pictures in march in our 300 application when my fiance came to visit me in india in feb. We uploaded recent money transfers too. But didn’t upload any phone call history recently. I have 3 months of call history with now. Should we upload it? And our date of intended marriage is 24 may 2020, should we change it or wait for the department to ask us to reschedule it. Thanks in advance.

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Old 04-07-2020, 11:02 AM
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Dear Mark, huge thank you for offering this opportunity to ask you questions.

As to my situation: my Australian husband and me are married for almost 3 years now and have two kids who were born in other country, but received their Australian citizenship by decent. We all live outside of Australia.

So my questions are:

1) I am confused about Non-migrating members of the family unit and migrating members of the family unit.

Is my understanding correct that I need to state my husband and kids in the NON-migrating members of the family unit (as they are not applying to migrate with me, as they are already Australians)? And I do NOT write anyone in the migrating members of the family unit?

2) My husband and I don't have a joint bank account here outside of Australia, but we both contribute to our relationship financially. Will it be a problem?

3) My relatives and friends can write statements in support of our relationship, but they don't know English very well. Should their statements be translated and then notarized or the translation itself is enough?

Thank you very much again for any advice.


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Old 04-08-2020, 05:54 AM
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Hi Mark thanks so much. Can I please ask another question?
Regarding the chat much is too much? lol. Do i add 4-5 conversations per month ie one pdf = feb, one = march etc?

Thanking you in advance

Originally Posted by MarkNortham View Post
Hi Vik-per -

Thanks for the questions - happy to help. 7 pages is probably pushing it a bit - I'd aim for 4-5 or so. Signature and date at the end on the last page is fine. Re chat evidence, suggest you provide a sampling over the course of the relationship to show how it evolved naturally. Re applying, outside of COVID-19 related delays, no reason I see to delay lodgment at this point - the worst DHA can do is delay it until they have the resources to process it.

Hope this helps -


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Old 04-08-2020, 11:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Fufuu View Post
Hi Mark! I love your new thread!
Hereís an overview on my 820 partner visa:
December 2017: Applied for 820 partner visa (uploaded everything, AFP too, Medical soon after)

-no emails/contact until December 2019-

December 2019: CO asked me to submit form 80 and up to date evidence
-everything got uploaded soon after-

12th March 2020: CO asked for a new AFP from both sponsor and applicant and a new medical examination.
-Uploaded on the 30th March-

Do you think Iíll get the visa soon along with 801? Iíve been waiting for almost 28 months...

Thank you.
we are similar timelines.
finger crossed

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Old 04-08-2020, 12:20 PM
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Hi mark i applied partner visa 820/801 application in june 2017 still waiting my question is m i eligible for cronavirus package or this is only after you get PR please share your views

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Old 04-10-2020, 04:46 AM
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Lightbulb Partner 820 application question

Gday Mark,

I have a very singular question.

When applying to a Partner 820 ONshore, do I need to upload all documents and evidence in order to get the bridging visa A or it comes at an earlier stage after paying and writing the paragraphs on the nature of the relationship? This is crucial to me because I have a months left on my current visa and some of the documents (police checks, marriage certificate from registry, etc) may take longer than a month! Thanks!!! Phillip

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Old 04-10-2020, 08:53 AM
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Hi Mark,
I have got my tourist visa for NZ rejected due to the following reasons, while I was already on a tourist visa in Australia and waiting for a Partner visa 309. Will this rejection of NZ tourist visa have a negative impact on my Australian 309 application (lodged about 10 months ago)?

NZ visitor visa rejection:
We are not satisfied that you have a genuine intent to come to New Zealand as a visitor and
meet the conditions of any visa granted to you.
• We are not satisfied that you have strong employment commitments in your home country.
• We are not satisfied that you have strong financial commitments in your home country.

As I showed NZ immi that I am not working in Australia due to the Australian tourist visa conditions.

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Old 04-10-2020, 06:15 PM
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Hope you are doing good.
My husband just got 485 visa,,post work stream,,2 days back,,,n he is in australia,,now i want to apply for subsequent entry visa 485 n i m in pakistan,,,but i cdnt find any online application for it n i searched but cdnt find the details about the process for lodging subsequent entry visa 485,,,if u can kindly help me how its done i wl b thankful,,,if its nt a problem.

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Old 04-10-2020, 08:13 PM
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Hi Mark,

My husband, 9 month old and myself are looking into the Visa 491 (my husband would be the main applicant). Just had a few questions!

- Do I apply for the Subsequent Visa Applicantion (491) or am I added to my husbands application as an applicant over 18 years of age?
- If we need to apply separately, who should I add our son under and does it make a difference?
- If I am to be an applicant over 18 years of age on the main application, will I still be able to work?

Thanks so much!

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