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Old 10-14-2013, 06:26 AM
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So, I guess you would have a hard time if you want to apply for partner visa at this stage.
I guess the only way fro me would be PMV. For her to apply from Russia and then We'll wait a month or so and apply for Tourist visa, hoping that they'll give us enough time together before PMV grant.

Also on aside note. You mentioned that she could be in another country to get the grant.... How does that work? I thought she has to come in person to get the grant? If not and it is electronically or by post (Which could be resend by a relative to Australia), then how would they that she is not in Russia?


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No, you don't get the grant in person. The visa is electronic. She'll either be notified by email or regular mail or phone. She can be anywhere in the world except Australia when her visa is granted.

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Old 10-14-2013, 06:32 AM
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Also - make sure you notify the embassy before she leaves that she is going to be onshore for a bit on a tourist visa, and ask them to notify you before they decide the visa, so she can get offshore. Also make sure they have her up-to-date phone/address/email so they can contact her if they need to tell her to get offshore.

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No, you don't get the grant in person. The visa is electronic. She'll either be notified by email or regular mail or phone. She can be anywhere in the world except Australia when her visa is granted.
Again how would they know then????


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As I said, the visa system is electronic. They can tell just by looking at their system whether she is in Australia or outside of it.

Still, you need to tell them when she's going to be in Australia, and then let them know again when she's left, just to be on the safe side. If they granted the PMV while she was still in Australia it would be a big problem (though I have not seen that happen in the year I've been on these boards, since people here have been good about making sure to tell Immigration when they're going to be onshore).

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THANK YOU EVERYONE!!!
This really helps!


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Oh Almost forgot...

Important issue:

I am still technically married to my ex-wife.
We've separated on 1 March 2012 (When I moved to Sydney from Auckland New Zealand), but by NZ law we can apply for Divorce before 2 year threshold. However since I live in Sydney for over a year I managed to apply for Divorced through AU government and now awaiting my spouses respond letter with which hopefully I can go to court her in Sydney for an official Divorce.

My question is I guess. How would that effect my PMV application? I am separated. Should I even mention it? I was married in New Zealand after all. Would they check it?


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Old 10-14-2013, 07:21 AM
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You have to be fully and completely divorced before you can apply for a PMV or a spouse visa.

You can't just not mention it - that's fraud, and if they find out (and they likely would during the very in-depth background check they will do) they will refuse your visa. And if they didn't find out now, but found out later, they could revoke your visa since you obtained it under fraudulent circumstances (even if they found out after you had been living in Australia for several years and had a life there).

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The other thing to note is that all (partner) visas have a long wait time - even if you could apply for an onshore or offshore spouse visa, you'd still have to wait around a year for it to come through. If you can apply onshore you can get a bridging visa, but unfortunately there's no way of avoiding the wait.


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The other thing to note is that all (partner) visas have a long wait time - even if you could apply for an onshore or offshore spouse visa, you'd still have to wait around a year for it to come through. If you can apply onshore you can get a bridging visa, but unfortunately there's no way of avoiding the wait.
I don't mind to wait, as long as we are togeather AND in a country where I can work and support us it doesn metter.
So if after 4 - 5 months time we still waiting to get PMV, I should get my Russian passport and we'll come back to Russia for a while then go back to Australia or apply for another Visa.


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