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Old 03-18-2010, 08:34 AM
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fiancee visa clarification

hey again,

i know i have posted before but i have some specific questions regarding the fiancee visa and i thought I might start another thread on this.

My questions are:

1. If we apply now while he is away in another country, then during this time is it ok for him to come here on a tourist visa if we make sure it is not NFS?

Does Brazil automatically get a NFS? How do you get a visa without this?

2. Then while we wait for that visa and he is here on a tourist visa - and if we got a letter in the mail saying you have been approved, does he have to leave the country and then come back to accept it? Or does he have to be out of the country the whole waiting time? How does that work?
I would love some answers about this question, it is so confusing...haha.

I am just wondering is that what you have to do?
Thanks everyone so much for your help.
It is great to read other people's struggles as well!
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Old 03-18-2010, 09:00 AM
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From what i have read for this visa you need to be out of the country to apply and out of the country when the visa is granted or it wont be valid. If i were to visit my fiance i would have to let the case officer know the dates of the visit so that the visa isnt granted during that period as it would then automatiaclly be invalid.


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Old 03-18-2010, 10:28 AM
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Is it possible to do that? Let them know some dates you are visiting? But that means he has to come and go back to his country I guess. That is a big deal.

So do you have a fiancee visa? Or are you applying for one?

Is the processing time really 4 months? Or can it be sooner? Thanks a lot, for your advice.




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From what i have read for this visa you need to be out of the country to apply and out of the country when the visa is granted or it wont be valid. If i were to visit my fiance i would have to let the case officer know the dates of the visit so that the visa isnt granted during that period as it would then automatiaclly be invalid.


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Yep. I am stuck in Europe while my fiance is in Australia and we have been apart for two months already. Will submit my application next week so lets see how long it takes. Website says up to 5 months for Low risk and 10 for high risk but i guess its going to depend on how busy they are, if they need more info from us etc. Am hoping it goes quicker than 5 months but who knows. Am preparing myself mentally for the worst so anything less is a bonus!

In the partner info booklet on p44 it says:

Quote:
Travel during visa processing
After you apply for a partner category visa, you should inform the department if you
intend to travel (either to or from Australia) while your visa application is being
processed. This is because, if you applied for a partner category visa while you were:
• in Australia, you must be in Australia at the time your temporary and permanent visas
are granted; or
• outside Australia, you must be outside Australia when the temporary visa is granted.
You may be either in or outside Australia when the permanent visa is granted.
As the PMV can only be applied for outside of Australia then i am assuming you would need to be outside when it is granted.

Wanderer might have more info on this though... i am just going from info i have seen in the booklet and on the website. Am sure i found something else somewhere so will post if i can find it.


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Old 03-18-2010, 11:42 AM
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Is it really 10 months for high risk countries? I think Brazil is in that category, isn't it?

I thought it was only about 3-6 months in processing or 7 months at the most.

Where did you read the 10 months thing? ): not great.
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Yep. I am stuck in Europe while my fiance is in Australia and we have been apart for two months already. Will submit my application next week so lets see how long it takes. Website says up to 5 months for Low risk and 10 for high risk but i guess its going to depend on how busy they are, if they need more info from us etc. Am hoping it goes quicker than 5 months but who knows. Am preparing myself mentally for the worst so anything less is a bonus!

In the partner info booklet on p44 it says:



As the PMV can only be applied for outside of Australia then i am assuming you would need to be outside when it is granted.

Wanderer might have more info on this though... i am just going from info i have seen in the booklet and on the website. Am sure i found something else somewhere so will post if i can find it.


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Old 03-18-2010, 11:48 AM
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See guideline timelines here but i guess it depends on each case, strength of application, how long police checks take etc (from posts on here that varies wildly it seems depending on the country)

Client Service Charter.

From the timeline thread some low risks seem to have gone through in 2-3 months rather than the 5 but each case is different isnt it...


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Thanks for that, I couldn't find that page.

That is good to know. Cause that is a long time, 10 months.

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hey again,

i know i have posted before but i have some specific questions regarding the fiancee visa and i thought I might start another thread on this.

My questions are:

1. If we apply now while he is away in another country, then during this time is it ok for him to come here on a tourist visa if we make sure it is not NFS?

Does Brazil automatically get a NFS? How do you get a visa without this?

2. Then while we wait for that visa and he is here on a tourist visa - and if we got a letter in the mail saying you have been approved, does he have to leave the country and then come back to accept it? Or does he have to be out of the country the whole waiting time? How does that work?
I would love some answers about this question, it is so confusing...haha.

I am just wondering is that what you have to do?
Thanks everyone so much for your help.
It is great to read other people's struggles as well!
interested
Caledonia has pretty much covered what you have asked and just to add, the NFS condition is something that can be applied to most tourist visas regardless of country, it being as far as I know something of a random allocation other than for some visas where it is specified to be mandatory.
You cannot ask for a visa without one.

Also as Caledonia, says it is essentially if you have an offshore visa, you need to be offshore to have it granted, the PR stage of the partner visa an exception.
10 months is the HR countries service standard but I've known of people getting visas approved a lot quicker too, so if you have a good application, ie. correct, complete and well presented, then you're off to best start possible.





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