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Old 05-02-2010, 07:52 PM
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I am from Canada and my fiance is from Australia. We met online and after a period of time I decided to go and meet him in person. I ended up staying for 6 weeks and we are now wanting to get married. I have returned to Canada to have my divorce here finalized (6-8 week process). We have decided on doing the PMV as we wish to marry in Australia and would like to have the time for my daughter to adjust to the new country as well. We would like to have all of the paperwork done so I can apple as soon as the divorce granted as I am under the impression I can not apply until that time. I am under the understanding that this visa will also allow me to work and her to attend school and that we will have a 9 month period to get married in. He is planning on coming to Canada in Oct. and our fingers are crossed that perhaps we can go back with him. This being explained I have a few questions:
1- If the visa is granted before Oct can we wait to go or does the 9 months start immediately?
2- Can I go back to Australia once the application is made to visit for a few weeks? I have a valid ETA
3- Is it a complicated process that we can do on our own or should we use an agent?
4- Any tips or suggestions for what is in store for us?
5- The city I live in has unbelieve waiting lists for medical services - we do have an approved doctor here - should I just go ahead and have the medical now and send it with my application?
6- Does my police check have to be done through RCMP or can a provincial check be good enough?

Thank you in advance for any suggestions or ideas. We have only been apart for two weeks but already we are missing each so much.


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Old 05-03-2010, 12:17 AM
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I am from Canada and my fiance is from Australia. We met online and after a period of time I decided to go and meet him in person. I ended up staying for 6 weeks and we are now wanting to get married. I have returned to Canada to have my divorce here finalized (6-8 week process). We have decided on doing the PMV as we wish to marry in Australia and would like to have the time for my daughter to adjust to the new country as well. We would like to have all of the paperwork done so I can apple as soon as the divorce granted as I am under the impression I can not apply until that time. I am under the understanding that this visa will also allow me to work and her to attend school and that we will have a 9 month period to get married in. He is planning on coming to Canada in Oct. and our fingers are crossed that perhaps we can go back with him. This being explained I have a few questions:
1- If the visa is granted before Oct can we wait to go or does the 9 months start immediately?
2- Can I go back to Australia once the application is made to visit for a few weeks? I have a valid ETA
3- Is it a complicated process that we can do on our own or should we use an agent?
4- Any tips or suggestions for what is in store for us?
5- The city I live in has unbelieve waiting lists for medical services - we do have an approved doctor here - should I just go ahead and have the medical now and send it with my application?
6- Does my police check have to be done through RCMP or can a provincial check be good enough?

Thank you in advance for any suggestions or ideas. We have only been apart for two weeks but already we are missing each so much.
You can apply prior to your divorce being finalised though there is always the chance of a problem being created if something holds up the divorce.

A requirement of the PMV is that you have made arrangements for the marriage, meaning a date set with a minister or a celebrant and that can be done conditional on a divorce being processed, the arrangement you would need to rely on your Aussie guy for.

1. The nine month period starts from date of visa grant and you need to not only get married within that time but also have submitted your partner visa 309 after the marriage, so a bit of planning ahead - have a good read of http://www.immi.gov.au/migrants/part...ospective/300/ , particularly the eligibility and applying for this visa sections, including all the links, making good use of the Checklist and Booklet #1

2. Yes, you can do that.

3. It's not so much complicated but quite a bit of work getting all the supportive documentation together, organising for the medical examinations and penal clearance certificate etc.

You will need a court custody order for your daughter and that may hold up your application, Aussie guy also needing a police clearance here because a child is involved.

4. A lot of beavering away, but then you know of beavers eh!

5. Given that you'll need the custody order, I'd get some idea of how long that might take and book your medical accordingly.

6. You can according to the PCC info book that through your local or provincial police station.
They probably forward on to RCMP, details in the PCC info - http://www.immi.gov.au/allforms/character-requirements/





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Old 05-03-2010, 12:27 AM
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Thanks for the info. My fiance already holds what is called a blue card in Australia as it is needed for him to coach childrens soccer. Is this similar to the police check done on him?

I don't anticipate any problems with getting the custody order as I have discussed this issue with her father already and he is agreeable to her coming with me.

I will keep in touch as the process is taking place...thanks again.


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Thanks for the info. My fiance already holds what is called a blue card in Australia as it is needed for him to coach childrens soccer. Is this similar to the police check done on him?

I don't anticipate any problems with getting the custody order as I have discussed this issue with her father already and he is agreeable to her coming with me.

I will keep in touch as the process is taking place...thanks again.
The blue card is similar in its intent or principle and that being welfare of children being the purpose but he'll still need a clearance for your daughters immigration.
Hopefully the custody issue will be OK for if your daughters father has any connection/feelings for her, it'll not be the first time that a parent gets second thoughts when it comes down to realising a child is going to be a long way away.





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