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Hi everyone I hope someone can help me. I am married to an Australian citizen and have been for past 2.5 years and lived in uk since then. My husband has just moved back to Australia permanently and I applied for my partner migration visa nov 15th and was told the visa will take 8-9 months!! The complication now is that I am pregnant in my very early weeks.
My case officer said I can still go to Australia on another valid visa but won't advise me which one.
Can I go as a visitor for 12 months and still give birth? Or ideally can I go on a working holiday visa and give birth whilst on that visa..? I must have my baby in Australia and the time my baby due is the exact time my partner visa should be processed. Please please help with any advice!
Btw I am prepared to undergo all the medical tests necessary.


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Hi everyone I hope someone can help me. I am married to an Australian citizen and have been for past 2.5 years and lived in uk since then. My husband has just moved back to Australia permanently and I applied for my partner migration visa nov 15th and was told the visa will take 8-9 months!! The complication now is that I am pregnant in my very early weeks. My case officer said I can still go to Australia on another valid visa but won't advise me which one. Can I go as a visitor for 12 months and still give birth? Or ideally can I go on a working holiday visa and give birth whilst on that visa..? I must have my baby in Australia and the time my baby due is the exact time my partner visa should be processed. Please please help with any advice! Btw I am prepared to undergo all the medical tests necessary.
Hi Reema, congratulations on your news!

I think you can go on a 12 month visitor visa, I'm not sure that the WHV will be suitable as it says on the immi website it's suitable if you: 'do not have a dependent child accompanying you at any time during your stay in Australia' - I'm not sure that pregnancy counts though?

Other things you might want to research/consider is reciprocal Medicare and what would be covered, the healthcare system is very different here from the NHS.

Also, have you already done your medicals? And if not you might want to talk to your CO as you have to do X-ray, which they don't recommend doing whilst pregnant. But I think that's your choice (not sure).

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The other complication is that if you applied for the 309, you will need to be offshore when it is granted. For most people this means taking a quick trip to NZ or Indonesia, but I imagine that when you are either very pregnant or a new mum, this will be difficult for you. I think that you generally need to be offshore for about 3 days, though maybe you could speak to immi about a shorter turnaround time.


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Yes - on a WHV, as soon as you gave birth you'd be in violation of your visa, unfortunately.

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Hi thanks for your reply. Why do you think I couldn't apply for working holiday? Ideally I wanted that so I could work for the duration. I haven't done my medical tests just yet but will soon. Also will I be entitled to the baby bonus as my husband is an Australian citizen? I just don't want to go to Aust on either visa and then be kicked out at the 8-9 th month of my pregnancy.


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It's so annoying as both my partner visa and baby are due at exactly the same time I'm not sure if they can sped up my visa even by a month so I can leave for 3 days and return. . I just want to be able to have the baby in Australia. So stressful


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Hi thanks for your reply. Why do you think I couldn't apply for working holiday? Ideally I wanted that so I could work for the duration. I haven't done my medical tests just yet but will soon. Also will I be entitled to the baby bonus as my husband is an Australian citizen? I just don't want to go to Aust on either visa and then be kicked out at the 8-9 th month of my pregnancy.
Working Holiday Visa:
You might be able to get this visa if you:
•are at least 18 but not yet 31 years of age
•do not have a dependent child accompanying you at any time during your stay in Australia
•have a passport from an eligible country.

The moment you give birth you are in breach of the second condition.

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Hi thanks for your reply. Why do you think I couldn't apply for working holiday? Ideally I wanted that so I could work for the duration. I haven't done my medical tests just yet but will soon. Also will I be entitled to the baby bonus as my husband is an Australian citizen? I just don't want to go to Aust on either visa and then be kicked out at the 8-9 th month of my pregnancy.
They have stopped the baby bonus, so anyone who was already pregnant when they made the announcement would still be able to claim it. Since you are just pregnant now you will not be able to claim it (regardless of the requirements).


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It's so annoying as both my partner visa and baby are due at exactly the same time I'm not sure if they can sped up my visa even by a month so I can leave for 3 days and return. . I just want to be able to have the baby in Australia. So stressful
If this is the case you may also what to check different airline's policy, some don't not allow you to fly after a certain amount into your pregnancy. For example Virgin won't let you fly more than 4 hours if you are over 36 weeks.

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If you're eligible for a WHV you could come to Australia on that and then apply onshore, and that way you don't have to get offshore for the grant.

However, you still have the dependent child issue. You can hope your visa will be granted before your baby is born, otherwise you'd have to leave Australia as soon as your baby has a passport. It's unclear what visa you'd be on though - I guess you could just fly to NZ then come back in on a tourist visa to wait out the time until your partner visa is granted? I would speak to immigration about this, however, as it's pretty complicated.


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