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Old 01-11-2021, 02:32 PM
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Question 309 visa, proofs that I usually live in Australia

Hello, short intro – I got my 101 visa in September 2016, activated it early next year, and stayed in Australia till the end of the summer of 2017. Then I got back to Ukraine, got married in the middle of 2018 (she's a citizen of Ukraine). Since then we lived in my hometown in Ukraine.

The question is how long I must have been living in Australia to be a legit sponsor for her 309 visa? Or it doesn't matter now?

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Hello, short intro I got my 101 visa in September 2016, activated it early next year, and stayed in Australia till the end of the summer of 2017. Then I got back to Ukraine, got married in the middle of 2018 (she's a citizen of Ukraine). Since then we lived in my hometown in Ukraine.

The question is how long I must have been living in Australia to be a legit sponsor for her 309 visa? Or it doesn't matter now?

Thank you.
I believe once you've been granted the PR, and you've made your first entry to Australia, you're immediately eligible to sponsor your wife for her application provided you're over 18 yo and meet the character requirements. There shouldn't be any limitation or waiting period for sponsorship if you're a 101 Child visa holder.

I might be wrong as I'm not a migration agent, but listed on the DHA website, the 3 categories of visa holders who can't sponsor their partners right away are:

1. Prospective Marriage Visa or Partner Visa holders
2. Contributory Parent Visa holders
3. Woman at Risk Visa holders

However, you probably still need to provide evidence showing you have a close tie with Australia such as your current leasing agreement or property ownership, utility bills, health insurance, etc. As the sponsor, you are also obligated to provide your wife accommodation and financial assistance while living in Australia until 2 years after her TR is granted. Her visa could potentially be cancelled if you didn't fulfil those obligations.

Hope this helps. They have registered migration agents and lawyers actively answering questions in this forum, and they will probably correct me if my interpretations were incorrect.

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I believe once you've been granted the PR, and you've made your first entry to Australia, you're immediately eligible to sponsor your wife for her application provided you're over 18 yo and meet the character requirements. There shouldn't be any limitation or waiting period for sponsorship if you're a 101 Child visa holder.

I might be wrong as I'm not a migration agent, but listed on the DHA website, the 3 categories of visa holders who can't sponsor their partners right away are:

1. Prospective Marriage Visa or Partner Visa holders
2. Contributory Parent Visa holders
3. Woman at Risk Visa holders

However, you probably still need to provide evidence showing you have a close tie with Australia such as your current leasing agreement or property ownership, utility bills, health insurance, etc. As the sponsor, you are also obligated to provide your wife accommodation and financial assistance while living in Australia until 2 years after her TR is granted. Her visa could potentially be cancelled if you didn't fulfil those obligations.

Hope this helps. They have registered migration agents and lawyers actively answering questions in this forum, and they will probably correct me if my interpretations were incorrect.
Thank you for your response. Yeah, I'll have a consultation with RMA soon.


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