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Old 11-03-2013, 04:41 PM
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A few months ago my partner visa (subclass 309) was granted off shore. I visited Australia as a requirement of this visa. Now I am back in the Middle East. My spouse still resides in Australia as she is going to university to finish her education. I am in two minds to move to Australia because I have a good job here and God knows how long will it be till I find in Australia. Will my PR application be effected if I stay off shore while my partner resides in Australia when I lodge my PR application? Please give me your input.


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Eventually you are going to have to make that leap and move to Australia to look for that job anyway. What is gained by you waiting to do that? What was the purpose of getting the 309 if you aren't actually going to move there? I do think DIAC would wonder why you would voluntarily stay away from your partner now that you have a visa that allows you to move there.

It would be different if you and your partner were together offshore... in that instance, you can be anywhere in the world and be granted. And if, say *you* were in school in the Middle East and didn't want to leave until your term was finished, and then planned to move to Australia immediately after, I think they would see that differently. There's a finite end to that - a defined plan to go onshore and join your partner as soon as that's over.

But for you, in your case, there's nothing to be availed by you waiting longer. Like I said - you're going to have to go down there and hope you find a job at some point -- why would you choose to wait and make yourself stay away from your partner longer?

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To get a 309 visa, you must have written a statement to immigration as to the nature of your relationship. I know in our case we included plans for the future, which included being together. Immi will be suspicious when the two years is up and you haven't been together, I very much agree with College Girl about that. Usually the 100 visa is no problem but usually a couple is two years into making their lives together. They don't just give you a permanent visa because you are married on paper, that is why the 309 is there in the first place so if you don't stay together then they wont grant the 100.

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Thank you ladies for your invaluable replies. I find it interesting US applicants planning to immigrate to Australia.


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Thank you ladies for your invaluable replies. I find it interesting US applicants planning to immigrate to Australia.
What's interesting about it?

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Because US is way better interms of standards of living compared to Australia, it is suprising for me to see Americans moving to Australia. When it comes to one's personal life, love has no borders. Therefore, I see Americans relocating to Australia.


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I guess we have different ideas of what is a better standard of living. My fiance is originally from the US and just moved to Australia a couple of years ago, by choice, because he wanted the nicer weather and the more relaxed, laid-back lifestyle. He loves it. I hope to move there to join him.

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Because US is way better interms of standards of living compared to Australia, it is suprising for me to see Americans moving to Australia. When it comes to one's personal life, love has no borders. Therefore, I see Americans relocating to Australia.
I wouldn't say the general standard of living is better in the U.S. I am already in Australia and although it is more expensive here and I often miss my family, I don't miss the Government going on shut-down or the mass shootings (there was a small one last year in a mall in Wisconsin, the day after my husband and I were there), or shovelling the snow out of my driveway (though I do miss snow a bit, just not the shovelling part of it). Wages are better here in Australia, the economy is stronger. There aren't places like Detroit in Australia that have gone bankrupt and can't afford essential services.

I don't have to wind up my windows when I drive down certain streets in Australia (though I do have to watch out for cars driving down the wrong side of the road at me )

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I wouldn't say the general standard of living is better in the U.S. I am already in Australia and although it is more expensive here and I often miss my family, I don't miss the Government going on shut-down or the mass shootings (there was a small one last year in a mall in Wisconsin, the day after my husband and I were there), or shovelling the snow out of my driveway (though I do miss snow a bit, just not the shovelling part of it). Wages are better here in Australia, the economy is stronger. There aren't places like Detroit in Australia that have gone bankrupt and can't afford essential services.

I don't have to wind up my windows when I drive down certain streets in Australia (though I do have to watch out for cars driving down the wrong side of the road at me )


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Interesting perspective from your side. I kind of agree with your sentiments. Jobs are not that easy to find and less in number. I have to move to Australia to see the onground situation. I hope that I enjoy my time in Aus as much I did in states.


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I may be biased but they don't call it the lucky country for no reason. Oz is the best place in the world to live for a million reasons and no offence to our American friends, but from what I am seeing lately if the USA we are better off in every single way here than in the USA.

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