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Old 03-13-2010, 04:50 PM
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Information about 309 visa

Dear All,

I am Australian perminent residence and i have got 175 visa type in July 2009.Still i am in my home country and i will be in Australia next month.Recently i maried which is not updated to DIAC.Now i wanted to apply for
my spouse and i think best and suitable visa would be 309 when i wil be in Australia.Please share experiences on this visa type and follow the below queries as well.


1)Can i apply for my spouse visa from Australia,Sydney? or is it
necessary for my spouse that she apply herself from home
country,in my case we are from pakistan and our partner visa is not
dealt by local embassy but the DIAC advised us to apply from Thiland also we just maried so before applying the visa is it necessary to live each other atleat 12 months.Professionally i am an electronics engineer and my spouse is a doctor.

2)For supporting documents will i need to provide below documents


Form 47SP,40 SP,Maried certificate in English,My and partener
Passport,Assurance of support,my salary slips and TAX RETURN etc.


3)will i need to provide some photographs for showing relation with
spouse.

4)Can i provide assurance of support certificate on my behalf.

5)Is there any finincial requirement necessary for this visa type?

Is there any visa rejection cases and if so what is the common
reasons?

Also addition to this please clearify the statement of DIAC about
AOS(Below statement).

Discretionary Assurance of Support
In other Family stream visas (that is Partner and Child visas), a
discretionary AoS may be requested where applicants are assessed as
being at risk of becoming a charge on Australia's welfare system. This
request is based upon consideration of the education, skills,
employment history, English language capacity and age of the visa
applicant and sponsor.

Please reply if any one know the single answer.

Regards


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Old 03-13-2010, 10:36 PM
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Dear All,

I am Australian perminent residence and i have got 175 visa type in July 2009.Still i am in my home country and i will be in Australia next month.Recently i maried which is not updated to DIAC.Now i wanted to apply for
my spouse and i think best and suitable visa would be 309 when i wil be in Australia.Please share experiences on this visa type and follow the below queries as well.


1)Can i apply for my spouse visa from Australia,Sydney? or is it
necessary for my spouse that she apply herself from home
country,in my case we are from pakistan and our partner visa is not
dealt by local embassy but the DIAC advised us to apply from Thiland also we just maried so before applying the visa is it necessary to live each other atleat 12 months.Professionally i am an electronics engineer and my spouse is a doctor.

2)For supporting documents will i need to provide below documents


Form 47SP,40 SP,Maried certificate in English,My and partener
Passport,Assurance of support,my salary slips and TAX RETURN etc.


3)will i need to provide some photographs for showing relation with
spouse.

4)Can i provide assurance of support certificate on my behalf.

5)Is there any finincial requirement necessary for this visa type?

Is there any visa rejection cases and if so what is the common
reasons?

Also addition to this please clearify the statement of DIAC about
AOS(Below statement).

Discretionary Assurance of Support
In other Family stream visas (that is Partner and Child visas), a
discretionary AoS may be requested where applicants are assessed as
being at risk of becoming a charge on Australia's welfare system. This
request is based upon consideration of the education, skills,
employment history, English language capacity and age of the visa
applicant and sponsor.

Please reply if any one know the single answer.

Regards
Thankyou for reposting ahmer and yes, other than your wife doing a skilled visa herself, the 309 is the visa for her to use and it is her application to be submitted and you are the sponsor, so yes she sould submit it along with all documents including the sponsors form you will do.
You can of course help with the application and even if necessary fill it in for her but she will need to sign it and the Immi site in the "applying for this visa" gives the Thai address for lodging of applications though there is mention of applications still to be accepted at the High Commission in Pakistan, but posting to Thailand preferred and if there are secure registered mail services available within Pakistan's postal service that should be OK.

As a matter of course, I always keep at least a second certified copy of all documents I send in such situations just in case a problem does arise.
Re:
1. If you have been engaged to be married for some time, that should have been notified in your application but that is now done and being married removes the requirement for the 12 months relationship.

2. There is however evidence that is to be provided and you should read the eligibility section and Booklet #1 where details are given of nature of information to be provided, the Checklist in the applying section broadly outlining requirements re all documents and evidence, passports not to be sent unless requested but a certified copy of the passport ID page to be attached where indicated for an application or sponsors form.

Most visa applications also mention the Checklist to be included as part of the application and just as you had a list of documents to be provided for your own application, so there is a list for a partner visa.

3. Photographs can be included though they only carry so much weight compared to documents and a few computer printed on A4 paper are probably easier to attach.

4.AoS is only something to be provided on request and it would need to be by someone else other than you if it was requested.

5. There is no set financial ammount for partner visas and even when whole families emigrate on the one visa but when a family visa is used separately it is a standard approach to look at ability of a sponsor to sponsor and that will vary but essentially they will look at both you and your wifes financial situation as well as employment prospects.
It'll possibly take 2-3 months for you and your wife to get information together and if by time of lodgement you already have a job after settling in Australia, that'll be better.

Visas can be rejected and there is history of it being a considerable number each year, usually where applications are not complete nor accurate, a good reason to take care and use the Checklist and make detailed reference to Immi information re requirements of applications.

The note re AoS is just an explanation of why it may be sought, social security benefits unavailable to new immigrants for a period of two years.





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Old 03-15-2010, 09:23 AM
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Thankyou for reposting ahmer and yes, other than your wife doing a skilled visa herself, the 309 is the visa for her to use and it is her application to be submitted and you are the sponsor, so yes she sould submit it along with all documents including the sponsors form you will do.
You can of course help with the application and even if necessary fill it in for her but she will need to sign it and the Immi site in the "applying for this visa" gives the Thai address for lodging of applications though there is mention of applications still to be accepted at the High Commission in Pakistan, but posting to Thailand preferred and if there are secure registered mail services available within Pakistan's postal service that should be OK.

As a matter of course, I always keep at least a second certified copy of all documents I send in such situations just in case a problem does arise.
Re:
1. If you have been engaged to be married for some time, that should have been notified in your application but that is now done and being married removes the requirement for the 12 months relationship.

2. There is however evidence that is to be provided and you should read the eligibility section and Booklet #1 where details are given of nature of information to be provided, the Checklist in the applying section broadly outlining requirements re all documents and evidence, passports not to be sent unless requested but a certified copy of the passport ID page to be attached where indicated for an application or sponsors form.

Most visa applications also mention the Checklist to be included as part of the application and just as you had a list of documents to be provided for your own application, so there is a list for a partner visa.

3. Photographs can be included though they only carry so much weight compared to documents and a few computer printed on A4 paper are probably easier to attach.

4.AoS is only something to be provided on request and it would need to be by someone else other than you if it was requested.

5. There is no set financial ammount for partner visas and even when whole families emigrate on the one visa but when a family visa is used separately it is a standard approach to look at ability of a sponsor to sponsor and that will vary but essentially they will look at both you and your wifes financial situation as well as employment prospects.
It'll possibly take 2-3 months for you and your wife to get information together and if by time of lodgement you already have a job after settling in Australia, that'll be better.

Visas can be rejected and there is history of it being a considerable number each year, usually where applications are not complete nor accurate, a good reason to take care and use the Checklist and make detailed reference to Immi information re requirements of applications.

The note re AoS is just an explanation of why it may be sought, social security benefits unavailable to new immigrants for a period of two years.

Dear,

Thanks for the detailed reply.After reading throughly i come to conclusion that after ariving in australia like in my case 6th april i need to wait and try to get job and then apply for spouse visa it could make my application better as far as sponser financial condition is concerned.
Now i want to ask that there is an interview by case officer with applicant or in some cases both applicant and sponser,kindly share also the normal questioners etc also in my case i will live only one month after mariage in my country so will it effect in interviews or in decision making for visa grant.
Please discuss in detail.

Regards,
Ahmer


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