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Basically another spouse visa inquiry..


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Old 09-27-2020, 12:43 PM
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Question Basically another spouse visa inquiry..

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As you have read above it's another spouse visa inquiry who confuses one or two of us along the way, myself included.

my wife and I have been married for the last three years and for the past year and a half I've been living with her in Indonesia. We have no children, but one is on the way.

Basically this main guest of 2020 (covid19), whom none of us invited have screwed us over. I was thinking to go back to Australia which mean I have to bring her along.

Here I am in this forum hoping to find few answers such as:

Which visa is most suitable in our scenario?

Is there a checklist that I can refer to? (So i can provide the immigration with as much details as possible)

Is there a way to fast-track our application due this kind of unexpected situation we are in?

Thanks heaps in advance, i hope i don't cause much trouble for asking.

Kind Regard,

Ab


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Old 09-27-2020, 08:57 PM
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As you have read above it's another spouse visa inquiry who confuses one or two of us along the way, myself included.

my wife and I have been married for the last three years and for the past year and a half I've been living with her in Indonesia. We have no children, but one is on the way.

Basically this main guest of 2020 (covid19), whom none of us invited have screwed us over. I was thinking to go back to Australia which mean I have to bring her along.

Here I am in this forum hoping to find few answers such as:

Which visa is most suitable in our scenario?

Is there a checklist that I can refer to? (So i can provide the immigration with as much details as possible)

Is there a way to fast-track our application due this kind of unexpected situation we are in?

Thanks heaps in advance, i hope i don't cause much trouble for asking.

Kind Regard,

Ab<img src="http://www.australiaforum.com/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />

Hi,
In your case I think you've got the choice of two visa applications.
You can fly to Australia with her on a tourist visa and apply for an "onshore" partner visa 820/801 while here. Your wife will be allowed to stay here till 1st stage of her visa is settled (820)
Then it leads to the permanent residency (801).
You can also apply when you're both outside Australia for the 309/100 which is the same principal as the onshore one except you cannot live here till the 1st stage if her visa is processed.
Both cost just short of 8000$ plus medical check for her and police checks for both of you.
All informations can be found on the home affairs website.
Good luck.
Veronique


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Good day ladies and gents,<img src="http://www.australiaforum.com/images/smilies/cool.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Cool" class="inlineimg" />


As you have read above it's another spouse visa inquiry who confuses one or two of us along the way, myself included.

my wife and I have been married for the last three years and for the past year and a half I've been living with her in Indonesia. We have no children, but one is on the way.

Basically this main guest of 2020 (covid19), whom none of us invited have screwed us over. I was thinking to go back to Australia which mean I have to bring her along.

Here I am in this forum hoping to find few answers such as:

Which visa is most suitable in our scenario?

Is there a checklist that I can refer to? (So i can provide the immigration with as much details as possible)

Is there a way to fast-track our application due this kind of unexpected situation we are in?

Thanks heaps in advance, i hope i don't cause much trouble for asking.

Kind Regard,

Ab<img src="http://www.australiaforum.com/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />

Hi,
In your case I think you've got the choice of two visa applications.
You can fly to Australia with her on a tourist visa and apply for an "onshore" partner visa 820/801 while here. Your wife will be allowed to stay here till 1st stage of her visa is settled (820)
Then it leads to the permanent residency (801).
You can also apply when you're both outside Australia for the 309/100 which is the same principal as the onshore one except you cannot live here till the 1st stage if her visa is processed.
Both cost just short of 8000$ plus medical check for her and police checks for both of you.
All informations can be found on the home affairs website.
Good luck.
Veronique

Processing time for off shore 309 is 18/26 months.
Processing time for the onshore 820 is 23/27 months.

And no there is no "fast track"....

Hope that helps.
Veronique


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Hang on, I really doubt there's a 'tourist visa' option right now because the borders are (allegedly) closed to all but citizens and PRs (oh and billionaires and movie stars). I may be wrong about that and am happy to be enlightened otherwise. And to apply for a tourist visa, I understand that the incoming traveller has to agree they're not moving to Australia to stay. Having a child (who's an Australian citizen) and defacto partner coming along could make it a bit tricky as the signs point to someone who wants to settle and isn't a tourist.
Perhaps you could chat to the Australian Embassy or Consulate in Indonesia about your special situation?
You would also do well to look into flights back as right now there are caps of around 30-50 pax per planeload AND caps on total arrivals into the country per week. Right now Australians trying to get back home are waiting for months to get on a flight, they're constantly having their bookings bumped and it's v expensive.


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Consult one of the registred migration agents who posts on this forum.

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Hang on, I really doubt there's a 'tourist visa' option right now because the borders are (allegedly) closed to all but citizens and PRs (oh and billionaires and movie stars). I may be wrong about that and am happy to be enlightened otherwise. And to apply for a tourist visa, I understand that the incoming traveller has to agree they're not moving to Australia to stay. Having a child (who's an Australian citizen) and defacto partner coming along could make it a bit tricky as the signs point to someone who wants to settle and isn't a tourist.
Spouses of Australian citizens are able to obtain permission travel to Australia and to obtain visitor visas although there are serious issues with the flights caps (but thatís a different issue).

As Westley suggests, OP should consult an RMA for advice on best strategy.

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Processing time for off shore 309 is 18/26 months.
Processing time for the onshore 820 is 23/27 months.

And no there is no "fast track"....

Hope that helps.
Veronique
Thanks for that, will keep it in mind


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Spouses of Australian citizens are able to obtain permission travel to Australia and to obtain visitor visas although there are serious issues with the flights caps (but thatís a different issue).

As Westley suggests, OP should consult an RMA for advice on best strategy.
Is there more extensive information that I can read from, Paul?


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Is there more extensive information that I can read from, Paul?
You can start here: https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/i...anent-resident

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