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Old 01-27-2010, 04:30 AM
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Ok guys, learning by doing. I think I figuered the smartest way out... with help of Wanderer!
Please give me a feedback if you think it will work out. THANKS

So, we can prove our relationship with shared flat lease in China since November 09 easily and we can more or less except financially prove the relationship since Sept 08. So much for the past.

We plan to move between July and November to Melbourne (dependent on when the Visa is granted). No Wanderer suggested a WHV, which makes sense cause I'm 25.

What you think about the follow idea?
>> Moving to Aussi Land on a Working Holiday Visa
1. Open now a shared bank account in China and pay all moving to Australia cost plus WHV from this shared account.
2. Move 2 cats to Australia and pay from shared account
3. Get statements from friends in China NOW instead in 12 month?
4. Get Chinese Police check for China (I'm German) now instead from Australia?

In Australia:
1. First thing open shared bank account.
2. shared lease (what if we stay with his mother first? Can she give us a sub-contract?)
3. See that we keep every but really every present, bill and furniture receipt

Now, if we arrive in Nov in Melbourne we are officially living for 1 year together in China. Plus we moved together, that shows commitment, right? Would you say we should apply for a partner visa immediately or wait for a while? Also, if I apply at the end of 12 month, do I have to leave the country or can I stay on a bridge Visa?

Pleeeaaase help me figure out rights and wrongs of my plan! Anything I have to be careful with? Anything I should do before I come to Australia?

Thanks everyone

Hannah


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Old 01-28-2010, 08:58 AM
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Hi Hannahua,

It's good to see that you have a better plan thanks to this forum I have a couple of suggestions:

Police and medical checks are only valid for 12 months from the time you get them, so if you get your Chinese police check now, it will be invalid by the time you apply in Australia. It may seem inconvenient, but you have to wait unitl you are Australia and get the check just before you put in your partner visa application, or when immigration request it.

If you are in Australia when you apply for the partner visa, you must be in Australia when you get it, so they will give you a bridging visa in order to keep you there unitl they make a decision.

As for statements, I don't think it matters too much when you get them. Maybe getting a couple from close freinds in China will be good, especially if they make note of how difficult it is for foreigners living in China.

If you have any more questions, keep them coming


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Dear Aussiegirl,
Thanks for the fast reply! Good to know that I'm on the right way
For the first I know enough, I will keep everyone posted about my way to successful migration. This forum is truly a great help!!!!


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Ok guys, learning by doing. I think I figuered the smartest way out... with help of Wanderer!
Please give me a feedback if you think it will work out. THANKS

So, we can prove our relationship with shared flat lease in China since November 09 easily and we can more or less except financially prove the relationship since Sept 08. So much for the past.

We plan to move between July and November to Melbourne (dependent on when the Visa is granted). No Wanderer suggested a WHV, which makes sense cause I'm 25.

What you think about the follow idea?
>> Moving to Aussi Land on a Working Holiday Visa
1. Open now a shared bank account in China and pay all moving to Australia cost plus WHV from this shared account.
2. Move 2 cats to Australia and pay from shared account
3. Get statements from friends in China NOW instead in 12 month?
4. Get Chinese Police check for China (I'm German) now instead from Australia?

In Australia:
1. First thing open shared bank account.
2. shared lease (what if we stay with his mother first? Can she give us a sub-contract?)
3. See that we keep every but really every present, bill and furniture receipt

Now, if we arrive in Nov in Melbourne we are officially living for 1 year together in China. Plus we moved together, that shows commitment, right? Would you say we should apply for a partner visa immediately or wait for a while? Also, if I apply at the end of 12 month, do I have to leave the country or can I stay on a bridge Visa?

Pleeeaaase help me figure out rights and wrongs of my plan! Anything I have to be careful with? Anything I should do before I come to Australia?

Thanks everyone

Hannah
Yep, in general get as much as you can documented now even with a statutory declaration or whatever they use in China from the landlady for prior to November 09 for whatever you can show re history the better, even if there were letters to you both at the same address though that can be hard to show without envelopes etc., but any correspondence, and especially if anything official.

1. Re the joint bank account, see if the ANZ have a presence there you can use [ they have branches in Vietnam] - ANZ - Travel and foreign exchange - Foreign Currency Rates & Currency Converter
That way you may be able to keep the same joint account going from China to Australia.

2. moving Cats from China will take some work I expect for there can be different regulations for different countries and especially as mainland Asia [China included] might be considered rabies territory not to mention the Bird Flu etc.
Yep, some planning needed on that one - Category 6: Non approved countries - DAFF)

3. Yes, you could get statements from friends in China and then even have them add a little edit/postscript just before you leave if they are handy.

4. As aussiegirl indicates, the police checks do usually have a validity period but that will not be a factor if you get one for China covering the period up to when you leave.
You could look at having one ready to lodge there the day before or of departure if it can be posted in, giving them the address in Australia that it could be forwarded to, or just do it from Australia as you'll have a heap of time.

You'll also obviously need a German PCC and for any other country that you may have resided in for more than 12 months.

Living with your partners mother a bit or more should be OK, a natural thing for people moving back from overseas to do and if some rental agreement is documented, all the better.

As Aussiegirl has also indicated, you'll be eligible for a bridging visa in applying for an onshore visa and so no great need to rush the partner application, the longer you are together the better and just read the Checklist and Booklet #1 thoroughly, print off the application form and make up your own list of what you need to do and tick it off as you go.





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Hannah,
Re the Chinese Police Check, I'd look into their requirements well in advance too for on http://www.australiaforum.com/visas-...nightmare.html you'll see that Joolz has an impression he needs to attend in person and if so maybe you can pre-arrange to have an appointment just a few days before leaving and perhaps you will need an appointment to be booked well in advance anyway.





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