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Old 12-03-2009, 02:32 AM
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Getting a PR straight away requires special circumstances to be met elkitten and from what Samantha has expressed re their five years being apart , it is not likely to be met, otherwise as I've said she and her partner would not be in the situation they are ie,
DIAC PR requirement:
However, you may be granted a permanent visa without having to wait if you can demonstrate one of the following:

•at the time you apply for the visa, you have been in a married or de facto relationship with your partner for five (5) years or more
•at the time you apply, you have been in a married or de facto relationship with your partner for two (2) years or more, and there are dependent children of your relationship
•your partner was granted a Protection visa or a permanent visa under the humanitarian program and you were in the relationship before the visa was granted and this had been declared to the department at the time.
Note: Generally, you should be living with your partner in a married or de facto relationship at the time you apply.
If any of the above had been met, there'd be no need to be considering marriage or PMV

Sure there are advantages in PR but proposing to seek it be considered when there are no grounds is a bit of a red herring.

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Old 12-03-2009, 03:30 AM
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hmmmm.... o.k well i understand it better now..for a while there i was all thinking "why the heck didn't I ask for PR????"

Then i remember the whole five year thing.... and now i remember seeing what you have posted above but it didnt register because i didnt fit the requirement.....

I thought samantha said her and her BF have been together for the main part of 5 years....hmmmm

a-n-y-w-a-y-s, we'll see what happens right? it's all a good learning experience =)

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Old 12-16-2009, 07:42 PM
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Wink International joint bank account...possible?!?!?

Hey all 'tis Samantha again

I've been doing some brainstorming and have thought about a joint bank account between Tim and myself. So we have a bit of a better paper trail. But I'm wondering if it's possible?? This is my first stop for info. I'll do some of my own research soon. I just believe this is a better place for quick info!!!

Thanx again

P.S. For those of you wondering what our decision is. We're seriously looking into a Spouse Visa.

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Old 12-17-2009, 12:33 AM
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Hey there!

What you might want to do is get an account that has offices oversease, for example Citibank (although they aren't doing too well at the moment from what I hear). Personally, I would either call or go into the offce of the bank and talk to them about the best account to get etc.

The issue is that many banks, for example, M&T in the U.S do not allow you to transfer money internationaly (or even to Canada for that matter) without a fee. The other option is to put a check in, but the check could take over a month to clear and they do take out a percentage to process you end up loosing money. What I'm saying is, if you get a U.S or Aussie bank account, then one of you may not be able to transfer money into it from your base account...does that make sense? Unless you set it up so your pay goes into it automatically, but even then im not sure that is possible (or practical) if the account is overseas.

Citibank and HSBC come to mind as "international" banks so they may be a good option and one that would make it possible for both of you to easily access it without loosing cash and having to wait for ages for money to clear. Keep in mind though that in some countries, Citi do require a very substantial start up deposit which must not be touched in order to keep your account.

Hope that helped a little bit--i could be wrong though some U.S banks may let you do the international account thingie, but im just not sure. I've had problems in the past trying to transfer money in australia from a U.S account and vice versa (BSB numbers aren't the same etc etc) so i just thought id give my two cents =) good luck!!!

--Here is an add on i just thought of: one of you could get an account with two cards in each of your names, send the card to the other, and both use the account to pay for stuff from time to time. that might be simpler if one of you is willing to keep the account full or put money in to begin with. My boyfriend did that for us--he made me an additional card holder to his account so I could use his account in the U.S to show we are sharing funds.

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