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Old 10-14-2013, 03:46 AM
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VISA for my Girlfriend from Russia

Hi there,
Here is a quick outline of my situation:

My name is Andy and I was born in Russia. I migrated with my family to New Zealand when I was 15 year of Age. I lived in Auckland New Zealand for 11 Years, before Moving to Sydney, by that time I was NZ Citizen, which made me an Australian Resident, so I'm pretty much Permanently here.

My girlfriend lives in Russia (St Petersburg) We never lived together, but she visited me once in Sydney, However we go way back... I met her when she was only 6 and I was 8 years old. We were friends for a very long time.
When I migrated to NZ we chatted a lot and there was a bit of Romance there, but in a few years it was gone and we went our separate ways.
Both got married, both got divorced, not even knowing about each other. Almost a year ago we exceedingly stumbled upon each other in a Russian for and started chatting, turns out our lives were pretty miserable with other spouses and we still cared about one another.
In May 2013 I made a visa for her to come and visit me. Unfortunately she could only come for 1 week, because of her work (She works in Four Season Hotel in St Petersburg)
She has a very good Visa history. She went to Finland, Egypt and Australia. All granted pretty quickly.
She speaks perfect english and her job involves talking to English speaking Guests.

I was hopping to go to Russia for a year to get a difecto or Marriage visa (Because you have to be together for a year OR wait for 6 - 8 moth for Marriage visa to come through)
Both of my Russian Passport has expired over 7 years ago and Unfortunately the process of brining that back has taking a turn for the worst. I've being trying to prove my Russian citizenship for 6 Months now and It could take another 6 , by the looks of it.
I can't go to Russia az NZ citizen, because apparently it's illegal for me being born in Russia and use other passport to cross back to Russia.

Ultimately I want to move her to Sydney.

SO, anyone can advise a visa or a path I can take?
I'm meeting her in Thailand in early December (because I haven't seen her for nearly 6 month) We both don't need a visa to go there, maybe we should just stay there.
I'm planning to move her somehow after New years...

Any suggestions?


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Prospective Marriage Visa?


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Prospective Marriage Visa?
But we would need to wait (away from each other ) 6 -8 months before it is granted?
Which means she would stay in Russia and i would remain in Sydney for the period of waiting. Is that right? Or am I missing something?


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I am thinking to apply for a visa in December, and hoping to move her to Sydney by January/February the latest. Is it even possible?

Also I was looking through forums.... Is it possible for me to get her a Tourist visa (Which I think I can get in a month time with her good Visa record) and then apply for marriage visa while she is in Sydney? OR
Apply for marriage visa while she is in Russia, BUT while waiting apply for Tourist visa to come and visit (extend for 6 - 12 month)?


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If you can both stay in Thailand and you were serious about staying there, why not just apply for the Prospective Marriage Visa and then both stay in Thailand while it's processing? If that's not something you want to do, you can also apply for a PMV while she's offshore, then she can join you in Australia while it's processing on a tourist visa and go offshore again when they're ready to grant it.

I would suggest either of these two routes over trying to apply onshore for a spouse visa.. you're not likely to have adequate evidence for a spouse or de facto visa at this point.

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If you can both stay in Thailand and you were serious about staying there, why not just apply for the Prospective Marriage Visa and then both stay in Thailand while it's processing? If that's not something you want to do, you can also apply for a PMV while she's offshore, then she can join you in Australia while it's processing on a tourist visa and go offshore again when they're ready to grant it.

I would suggest either of these two routes over trying to apply onshore for a spouse visa.. you're not likely to have adequate evidence for a spouse or de facto visa at this point.
So just to clarify I can apply for a PMV say after December (When we are both back to our countries) and straight after apply for a tourist visa? Wouldn't that be suspicious?


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Also GHere is a scenario:

Imagine she would come on a torsos /visitor visa to visit me, Australia in general, say we can make it for 4 month time maybe.
Then all of a sudden I would to propose to her and... Would I be able to marry her, while she is on her Tourist visa right there an then?
And if so would I be able to get her SOME sort of visa (once the tourist visa runs out), before the PMV Is granted?


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Please read the following link to understand the process:

http://www.australiaforum.com/visas-...d-i-apply.html
http://www.immi.gov.au/allforms/booklets/1127.pdf

It is quite common to be in this situation. But, I think you need to read the following link also:

http://www.australiaforum.com/visas-...ng-moscow.html


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Please read the following link to understand the process:

http://www.australiaforum.com/visas-...d-i-apply.html
http://www.immi.gov.au/allforms/booklets/1127.pdf

It is quite common to be in this situation. But, I think you need to read the following link also:

http://www.australiaforum.com/visas-...ng-moscow.html
THANK YOU SO MUCH! It definitely gave me hope.
I think we would be in a winning situation here:
She has a good Visa history, She has been in Australia before, We met each other (Hips of photos). Practically every friend and family member know of our intension, Plus I have Prove of steady and Very Good Income to support her fully and being living in OZ for nearly 2 years already.


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Also an interesting question...Perspective Marriage Visa... Who needs to apply for it?

Me (Australian Resident, living in Sydney. Applying from Sydney) If I proposed to my Girlfriend?

OR

Her (Russian Citizen, living in St Petersburg. Applying from Moscow Australian embassy) ?


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