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tell the truth why i need a 12month tourist visa


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tell the truth why i need a 12month tourist visa

Hi I would like to ask if its better to tell the truth to the immigration the reason why im getting a 12month tourist visa is because I need it to make-up the 12 month living together for the defacto partner visa. Coz I feel if im not going to tell the immigration they will not grant me the 12month tourist visa.


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Hi I would like to ask if its better to tell the truth to the immigration the reason why im getting a 12month tourist visa is because I need it to make-up the 12 month living together for the defacto partner visa. Coz I feel if im not going to tell the immigration they will not grant me the 12month tourist visa.
It's always better to tell the truth in making an application and getting it will be for Immi to decide.
And in seeking a grant decision it is also best to think about the way you put the truth forward, ie.

If you just come out and say you're after a 12 months tourist visa so as to achieve a 12 months relationship for a defacto visa, someone may decide to not look too kindly on such an application for what you're planning is ot quite in keeping with the visa purpose.

However, there is no harm in stating you want to visit Australia for a lengthy period so as you have plenty of time and you have a friend [ perhaps even more than one] to stay with to keep costs down and would use the friends residence as a means of minimising your travel costs.
No doubt you could have a rough itinerary of places you find of interest and how some travelling could be with your friend as well as being able to have funds for .

Immi are not fools and an application might still be assessed as still not being kosha but I feel you may give yourself a better chance with how you handle the truth.

You'll find that a 12 months tourist visa may have a No Further Stay condition on it and so you will need to look at how you do your partner application in conjunction with the need to leave Australia, plenty of recent threads discussing the relationship/offshore/onshore basics.
You could also find that a 12 months tourist visa could also allow you to stay quite a bit longer for if you get one granted it could have a latest entry date 12 months out from grant date with a validity of 12 months from latest entry and so if you travel as soon as you get it and then just before latest entry you duck over to NZ and back, you'll have another 12 months and ample time to develop the relationship and put the evidence together.





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