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Old 10-24-2013, 07:50 AM
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if my partner was to come here on a tourist visa, are we able to get married?


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Technically yes, but then you'd need to apply for an 820 (spouse) visa onshore before his tourist visa expires. This would only give you three months to gather up evidence (presuming that's how long his visa is for) and is also apparently viewed with suspicion by DIBP. A prospective marriage visa (300) will give you nine months to get married and gather evidence, and is a natural pathway so the 820 application is more straightforward. I'd go with the PMV, and it sounds like you have enough evidence (eg travelling together, photos, Facebook) to qualify.

Also, congratulations on your engagement! This whole visa process is an absolute pain for all of us on here, but your story sounds really romantic, and the visa pain will be worth it in the long run.

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Technically yes, but then you'd need to apply for an 820 (spouse) visa onshore before his tourist visa expires. This would only give you three months to gather up evidence (presuming that's how long his visa is for) and is also apparently viewed with suspicion by DIBP. A prospective marriage visa (300) will give you nine months to get married and gather evidence, and is a natural pathway so the 820 application is more straightforward. I'd go with the PMV, and it sounds like you have enough evidence (eg travelling together, photos, Facebook) to qualify.

Also, congratulations on your engagement! This whole visa process is an absolute pain for all of us on here, but your story sounds really romantic, and the visa pain will be worth it in the long run.
tulauras you missed out an important piece of information in your suggestion.. It is more dangerous to give half the information than no information at all. Most tourist visas come with condition 8503 (no further stay) Under that condition you are not allowed to apply for any onshore visa While physically in Australia. Hope people reading the thread know the catch.


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Would this be while the pmv 300 is processing or instead of applying for the pmv 300?

If while processing you can but it then changes things. The condition of the pmv is that you marry within 9 months of the visa being granted and you have to have made your initial entry into Australia. If you marry before the visa is granted then you need to notify DIBP and your visa will be changed to a spouse 309 visa. Then you would be assessed under a spouse visa and the evidence you require for a spouse visa is more than the pmv and you may not have enough evidence for a spouse visa. Also DIBP do not have to ask for more evidence before they make their decision.

If not applying for a pmv before marriage then as already mentioned you face a problem if his tourist visa has the no further stay condition on it as you can not apply for another visa onshore with that condition. If it does not have that condition you can apply for the visa onshore but it generally takes people a couple of months from when they start gathering their evidence to when they lodge. Also 3 months is a short time to gather evidence like combined finances etc.

Good luck with it.

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Well my plan was that he would come to australia in January on a tourist visa for 3 months then fly back to bali together where we would then apply for the PMV because we want to get married in September and if applying now risks the visa running out before september


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Well my plan was that he would come to australia in January on a tourist visa for 3 months then fly back to bali together where we would then apply for the PMV because we want to get married in September and if applying now risks the visa running out before september
I don't know processing times for indonesia but I fear that march would not give you enough time to have it granted in time for wedding.

The visa is for 9 months from grant date and the minimum we have seen around the boards is about 6 months but processing times are getting longer. I know there are people from the US waiting 6-7 months and UK is 8-9 months.

I would suggest doing it before he comes in January and also before he comes in January you need to let the case officer know he will be in the country.

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The problem is I turn 18 on the 9th of november and we have to meet since turning 18 yeah? So im due in bali from the 22nd of December so ill apply then but its over christmas? Could I submit the tourist visa at the same time? We use a lady from Melati Tours in Bali who has applied all our visas with us.. I guess like a migration agent?


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Based on other applicants from Indonesia on this forum, I would expect his PMV to take about five months. I definitely wouldn't apply any later than January, though, to be on the safer side.

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Sorry, I was working on my response at the same time you were posting. You're right - you do need to have met since you turned 18. So take lots of photos and apply over Christmas. That's going to give you your best chance at getting your visa in time for your wedding. I can't tell you how many people we've seen on this forum have to postpone their weddings because their visa wasn't through in time...

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And a travel agent is a very different thing from a migration agent, heh. I would personally wait until his PMV has been officially lodged (and he gets the acknowledgment letter) and then apply for his tourist visa.

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Eligibility Date: End of April 2016 (Applied a month prior).
PR Granted: Early April 2017.

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