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Old 05-20-2010, 06:53 PM
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Unhappy Overstayed Visa Issue

Hi Guys
I am looking for some help!!. My girlfriend overstayed her British visa by a year, she came over on a 2 year visa in 2006 and then topped that up with 2x 6 month holiday visas.
I brought my first house in February 2009 and really she should have gone home to Australia then, however we were so excited and she stayed over to help set up our beautiful household. Money was a bit tight and it wasn't until February of this year that she left the country. In this last year she did not work and I supported us both, there were no problems with her leaving the country but we now want her to come back and visit me in July this year for 3 or 4 weeks to help sort out the house as I am in the process of applying for a de-facto visa so that I can move to Australia to join her.
I don't know if anyone has been in a similar situation and knows if or how it is possible for her to get permission to come over. She will be staying with me the entire time and will not be working or anything illegal>
We are so in love and I really am having trouble being apart from her, Any help any one could give me would be very very appreciated.
Thank you


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Old 05-21-2010, 12:30 AM
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Hi Guys
I am looking for some help!!. My girlfriend overstayed her British visa by a year, she came over on a 2 year visa in 2006 and then topped that up with 2x 6 month holiday visas.
I brought my first house in February 2009 and really she should have gone home to Australia then, however we were so excited and she stayed over to help set up our beautiful household. Money was a bit tight and it wasn't until February of this year that she left the country. In this last year she did not work and I supported us both, there were no problems with her leaving the country but we now want her to come back and visit me in July this year for 3 or 4 weeks to help sort out the house as I am in the process of applying for a de-facto visa so that I can move to Australia to join her.
I don't know if anyone has been in a similar situation and knows if or how it is possible for her to get permission to come over. She will be staying with me the entire time and will not be working or anything illegal>
We are so in love and I really am having trouble being apart from her, Any help any one could give me would be very very appreciated.
Thank you
An Australian does not really need permission to exit Australia, their passport giving them that right but it'll be your Immi people over there that might have a bit of a problem with letting her in.
A years overstay is no small matter and even if there was no problem in letting her leave, I'd reckon it will be flagged on her next arrival.

There's a show on tele here which shows UK Immi in action and it has shown them being a bit soft on some people, just giving them a few days when they are not entitled to any at all so maybe if she has a good romantic storyline and you're there at the airport and have some evidence of your intent, they will go easy but I'd not guarantee it [ cetainly would not happen in Oz. but we're hardened convict descendants!, or some of us are and it rubs off on the rest ].

But see if you can talk to someone at the UK Immi, perhaps even those involved with the TV production facilitation, explain your story and you might strike a deal to show the Brits in a good light and maybe there's even one of those home reno shows that can do a sequel - see it now " Convict descendant comes back to sell the real estate " .
Maybe your girl could even see the Home and Away crowd here and get written into a script as well!

But on to your own reality plus, if it's a partner visa you're looking at applying for, you might want to consider the PMV - Family - Visas & Immigration for the partner ones usually have a clause about the 12 months relationship being immediately prior to the application.
They may go soft on that but I'd not rely on it and it is something you may want to make some enquiries about, not that you'll likely get anything too definite.





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