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Old 03-07-2010, 12:01 AM
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this is all a bit freaky for me, the whole process. i am just wanting to gain information about trying to get a prospective marriage visa. I have a boyfriend from another country and we are in love. We were together two months before he went back to his country. We have had a 5 month long distance relationship. He was going to apply for a sponsored visa in another state but we wish to be together in the same state.

I am looking into the prospective marriage visa. I am wondering if you apply for this, do you need to have joint accounts? Also whilst you are waiting for approval for this visa, is it possible for him to come over on tourist visa and wait for this to be approved?

I would appreciate anyone's answers on this.
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Old 03-07-2010, 12:25 AM
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Hi interested,

Yes, spouse visas are confusing, and time-consuming to apply for. Have you read the information on the DIAC website re eligibilty and how to apply? There is also the Partner Booket 1 that you should look at too, which has more in-depth information.

Basically, prospective spouse visas don't need the 12 month living together requirement, however, you still need to show genuine comittment together. So, if you have joint accounts that's great, but if you don't, don't worry - there are other ways you can prove that you're lives are connected.

Also, if you apply out of Australia and it is approved, you have 9 months within which to get married, so you can both travel to Australia to organise everything before the bid day

Hope you find this helpful, and let is know how things progress.


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Hi interested,

Yes, spouse visas are confusing, and time-consuming to apply for. Have you read the information on the DIAC website re eligibilty and how to apply? There is also the Partner Booket 1 that you should look at too, which has more in-depth information.

Basically, prospective spouse visas don't need the 12 month living together requirement, however, you still need to show genuine comittment together. So, if you have joint accounts that's great, but if you don't, don't worry - there are other ways you can prove that you're lives are connected.

Also, if you apply out of Australia and it is approved, you have 9 months within which to get married, so you can both travel to Australia to organise everything before the bid day

Hope you find this helpful, and let is know how things progress.
Thanks for the information. Yes I have read some information about it on the website. I am just wondering - I think i read it on someone else's post that a person if they have a prospective marriage visa pending they can travel to australia until they recieve the visa.

I would just like to check if this is the case?
I think this visa may be the best one for us. I have two children as well. I was wondering if he can come over for while on a tourist visa. And then if he has to leave the country I believe he may have to go to New Zealand or somewhere and then come back?

It is very complicated isn't it?


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Hi again,

If you apply out of Oz and it is accepted, you must be out of Oz to get it. If you are in Oz on a tourist visa when it's granted, you;ll have to leave and come back in. Seems to be a bit of a pain to do it that way, but possible I think if you really have to.


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It is as AussieG says re PMVs but you and he need to realise that he will not be able to work while here on a tourist visa or ETA.

With any visas, be they family stream or skilled visas, there's one basic rule of off shore/onshore to be remembered and that essentially means with few exceptions that if you apply when offshore you have to be offshore for granting.
When you have a look at the start of the visa sections, Visa Options - Family - Visas & Immigration gives you the onshore/offshor option and the same for skilled visas.

It may seem to be an inconvenience but there does need to be some level of control over visas to achieve good manangement when managing bulk numbers.

Once you get past that stage, it essentially becomes checking eligibility requirements and then applying for which the Checklists are a great guide.

So one step at a time and confusion can be left behind.

Now if your Bf has skills that would allow him to apply for a skilled sponsored visa, have you/he considered the possibility of an employer sponsored visa - Employer Sponsored Workers - Workers - Visas & Immigration .

You may be able to do some leg work for him re finding a sponsor and then he'll be here on his own accord for you to see how the relationship develops and if he then procedds on to get PR with an employer you'll not need to be getting all that evidence together but if you still go the partner route, it'll be so much easier to do if he has been in Australia working and living with you, even married.





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yes, i know about the skilled sponsored option. I would not where to start with that and it sounds like it would be very involved etc.

We have been going through this process for 4 months - with looking at different options. I think possibly the fiancee option is the best for us.

I think I need to get the advice of someone. who i can sit down and ask some questions. do you think this is a good idea?
thanks so much for your help.
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yes, i know about the skilled sponsored option. I would not where to start with that and it sounds like it would be very involved etc.

We have been going through this process for 4 months - with looking at different options. I think possibly the fiancee option is the best for us.

I think I need to get the advice of someone. who i can sit down and ask some questions. do you think this is a good idea?
thanks so much for your help.
interested
Well, you can do that or if you're prepared to have a close look at the PMV, read all the Immi site sections closely and look at what is required you'll probably answer most questions in your mind yourself.

The key section to be read for any visa is the eligibility requirements and then as I say, using a Checklist; print one off and follow it through in addition to reading the Booklet #1 and you'll soon have written up what you [ and your Bf ] will need to proceed with an application.

It is not really Rocket Science but if you do find following the Checklist a problem, perhaps you would be best to use an Immi agent to consult and submit an application but it about doubles the Visa cost.





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Yeah I agree it's not rocket science. There are just a few other questions I need to have answered. I have done quite a bit of reading. The actual form I downloaded and its not too bad. It's pretty easy to complete and we meet the requirements.
Thanks a lot for your help. I will write more soon if I need it.
Thanks
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Yeah I agree it's not rocket science. There are just a few other questions I need to have answered. I have done quite a bit of reading. The actual form I downloaded and its not too bad. It's pretty easy to complete and we meet the requirements.
Thanks a lot for your help. I will write more soon if I need it.
Thanks
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You can always ask those other questions here too.





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Yes, thanks I think it is helpful to ask questions on here. Especially reading other people's experiences too.
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