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Old 04-14-2020, 12:09 PM
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Hi Bart -

Thanks for the note. We're only hearing anecdotal evidence, however it appears that they are slowly processing these. Many offshore posts where these are usually processed are closed or running on severly reduced staff levels, which is contributing to the delays.

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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 04-14-2020, 12:11 PM
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Hi Noorsandhu -

Thanks for the question. We're hearing that sc300 Prospective marriage visas are not processing quickly these days, since sc300 holders are still not allowed into Australia under the current travel ban. I'd upload new evidence every 2 months or so depending on how often you have new evidence.

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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 04-14-2020, 12:15 PM
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Hi Polina -

Thanks for the questions! Please see my responses below in your questions at ***:


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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?
*** Correct.

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?
*** Hard to say without seeing your documentation, however suggest that you each include whatever bank or credit card statements, etc that show that either or both of you spend money on things that benefit the family (not just the person whose money is being spent). You might highlight those expense items that are for "mutual benefit" on your statements. Joint bank account not required, but evidence of sharing your money is in some form.

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?
*** Depends on the country - notarization is generally seen as proof of identity - you can do this, or you can include the statement with a professional translation (ie, NAATI or equivalent) and include a certified copy of the writer's passport to show identity. If Notarizaation is convenient/possible, I'd go for that but if not, the statements with ID will still likely be helpful for your application. Make sure the writer includes contact information as well for both the writer and the professional translator.

Thank you very much again for any advice.

Polina

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Hi Vik-per -

Of course! Multiple questions welcomed. A nice sampling spread over the timeline of the relationship is a good idea, however I would avoid sending more than 20 pages or so.

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Hi Mark thanks so much. Can I please ask another question?
Regarding the chat evidence..how much is too much? lol. Do i add 4-5 conversations per month ie one pdf = feb, one = march etc?

Thanking you in advance

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Hi Vijaysandy -

Thanks for the note. Currently the JobKeeper payments are payable to Australian citizens and permanent residents, plus NZ citizens on 444 visas. This is always subject to change, however I don't see how you would qualify at the moment if you are only holding a bridging visa for an 820.801.

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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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Hi Felipeolaondo -

Thanks for the note. The general policy is that the "bulk" of the documents need to be uploaded at the time of application for an 820/801 - that is, a bare-bones 820/801 with only 2 888 forms and passport, etc runs the risk of a quick refusal. Marriage from registry not an issue, especially if you have the "informal" certificate you probably got at your marriage - I'd upload that while waiting for the state-generated one. Don't worry about health or police certificates - most people wait to do those until DHA requests since they expire in 12 months and partner visas are generally taking longer than 12 months to process. I'd load up as much relationship evidence as you can with the intiial application - try to make sure you have some in all 4 categories (household, social, financial, commitment) and then upload more as it becomes available. Do make sure you lodge your 820/801 while you still hold a substantive visa in Australia (ie, don't lodge when on a bridging visa only or when unalwful) to avoid the dreaded Schedule 3 criteria which can be a big issue.

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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 04-14-2020, 12:23 PM
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WARNING: This was not my post - someone else answered the question here, and the answer was not entirely correct. Please see my response just posted. I have deleted the post.


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Thanks Mark!! I thought so! So in order to get in the bridging its only paying and writing? Any documents needed in that very first stage previous to pay? Thanks!!

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Hi Apurvwalia -

Thanks for the note. Normally that would not have a negative impact on your partner visa application, however I would suggest reviewing your application form for the 309/100 (including Form 80) to make sure there are no questions re visas refused for countries other than Australia - if so, you should look at lodging Form 1022 (Change of circumstances) to advise DHA of the refusal to update your 309/100 application.

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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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Hi Mark,

I am in Australia on TSS (482) two years visa currently and going to finish two years by end of 2020. My current employer will renew the visa.

However, my current employer will not sponsor for PR under TRT (186) visa. I have ONLY TRT(186) visa option in my case. So I am planning to join a new employer and transfer / apply for TSS.

My question is:

Do I have to be with the same Australian employer for the qualifying period (3 years) to be eligible for TRT?

OR

Is working in Australia for 3 years enough to be eligible for TRT? (regardless of number of employers)

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Hi Sunshine26th -

Thanks for the note. Subsequent Entrant sc485 applications are paper applications - you can look on the DHA website under the 485 visa, under the section "When you have this visa". Form 1409 is the main application form, check the DHA site for required documents, info and fees.

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Hi,,
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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