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Old 10-15-2013, 07:22 AM
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Visitor Visa for my Girlfriend

Hi Everyone,

I am a NZ citizen living in Sydney (2 years in Sydney)
I have a girlfriend who is in Russia, who I want to bring to Sydney.

The only option I see is applying for a Visitor/Tourist Visa (If Invite her to Sydney)
I have done it before, but only for a few week.(the visa however allowed her to stay for 3 months. She just couldn't come for longer, because of her job) They gave her Visa with in a week time.

This time I'm planning to make about 5 - 6 month with possibility to extend it later.

Since I'm not a Resident in Australia I cannot apply for Marriage or Defacto or anything plus we haven't lived together yet.

I am planning to apply for Residency now and in 3 month time for Her Visitor Visa, then hopefully in 6 months extend it for another 4 month time, by which time I'm assuming we can apply for De facto or Onshore Marriage Visa. Because I'll get my Residency. In that case we can get her on Bridging visa to stay in Sydney till she gets her Marriage Visa.

Please, correct me, if I'm wrong here.


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Old 10-15-2013, 07:58 AM
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As I said in your other thread, you need a migration agent. I wouldn't apply for anything before consulting one.

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If you got permanent residency and your partner was in Australia on a valid visa without "no further stay" condition then she could apply for an onshore partner visa (if she met the requirements) and a bridging visa would be granted. However, you should not assume that a tourist visa will be extended onshore. Even it is, it might come with a "no further stay condition". If she applied for a tourist visa with the intention of applying for PR in Australia she might be considered not to be a "genuine visitor" and the tourist visa application could be refused. I would definitely seek some professional advice first, so you're properly informed about all the options and potential issues.

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OP does not have permanent residency. He is in Australia on an SCV. After some great looking around by maggie-may last night, we believe he needs subclass 461 to bring his de facto partner over to join him. Can you confirm?

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OP does not have permanent residency. He is in Australia on an SCV. After some great looking around by maggie-may last night, we believe he needs subclass 461 to bring his de facto partner over to join him. Can you confirm?
You are right as far as his current situation goes. However, the OP says that he is in the process of getting residency. My response was based on a scenario where he has become an Australian Permanent Resident.

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From his other posts I don't believe he'd qualify for PR... but it would be impossible to know that just on info from this thread. Don't worry, I understand where you were coming from and why you said what you did - just trying to clarify for anyone else reading this that this isn't going to work for the OP in all likelihood.

Thanks for posting, by the way. RMAs with good advice are always welcome here.

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OP does not have permanent residency. He is in Australia on an SCV. After some great looking around by maggie-may last night, we believe he needs subclass 461 to bring his de facto partner over to join him. Can you confirm?
I cant get 461, as we haven't pived togeather for a year. Im assuming thats the condition.


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From his other posts I don't believe he'd qualify for PR... but it would be impossible to know that just on info from this thread. Don't worry, I understand where you were coming from and why you said what you did - just trying to clarify for anyone else reading this that this isn't going to work for the OP in all likelihood.

Thanks for posting, by the way. RMAs with good advice are always welcome here.
For me as Nz citezen to get Permanent Resident I need only $ 2000 and around a year to wait. A few of my friends who are Russian Newzealabders got it in les then 8 monthes. And they lived in Oz less tyen me. I think its just takes long.

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Which visa are you intending to apply for ?

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For me as Nz citezen to get Permanent Resident I need only $ 2000 and around a year to wait. A few of my friends who are Russian Newzealabders got it in les then 8 monthes. And they lived in Oz less tyen me. I think its just takes long.
Which visa are you intending to apply for ?

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