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Old 01-26-2014, 04:30 AM
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Hi everyone,

This will be my first thread post, so go easy on me lol.

I am assisting my partner to apply for Offshore Partner migration from Thailand.

We have 2 beautiful kids- 4month old and 4 year old- both now with Australian Citizenship by decent.

Not sure if there are other forum members here in a similar situation or not.
We have been preparing all our documents and nearly ready to submit, however the current Political Situation is causing us a lot of grief.

A lot of offices in Bangkok - namely Chaeng Wattana- have been shut.

Frustrating as I will be returning to Aus with my 4 year old in late March to start to set up ready for my wife and youngest.

This is delaying everything!!!

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Old 01-27-2014, 02:58 PM
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Smile Nobody else applying from Thailand??

I was hoping there was at least one other member in the same position as us?

Update: we have managed to get some translations done online which has been a good time saver.

My youngest one Aussie Passport was picked up today.
But still need to get her thai passport ( more so for herself and mum).

I also received one of our stat secs (888) in the mail today! Yay! Things are looking up.

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Old 01-29-2014, 08:55 AM
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Mail must be slowed right down by the political crisis.
2 whole weeks and still no delivery from Australia of a supposed "International Express " package!!

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Old 02-01-2014, 10:42 PM
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Its more likely just the Thai mail system not the political problems at the moment, although wouldn't be helping.

Thai mail is a bit hit and miss sometimes.

I had an "International Express " sent to the Australian Embassy in Bangkok take 4 weeks to show up with no political issues at the time.

2 weeks ago I sent a package normal airmail to family in Thailand and it only took 5 days to get there.

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Old 02-02-2014, 01:03 PM
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So have you applied?

I read from Lady Inter website (kangaroo daughter-in-law board) and some applicants said that as of 25 Jan 2014, a case officer was considering applications lodged in August 2013. There's a backlog of September 2013 - January 2014 applications.

A few weeks ago, one of my customer said that her Australian partner telephoned Australian Embassy Bangkok and was told that right now there were over 1,000 applications but there were only 4 case officers to handle all these. Therefore, there's a significant delay.

For prospective visa application, suggested wedding date is December 2014 as it's unlikely for the visa to be approved before then.

I'm preparing docs for a partner visa application and I have an option to apply onshore as my tourist visa doesn't have 8503 condition. Still, I'm reluctant. I'm afraid that if I'm pregnant while waiting for a visa in Australia and I am not entitled for medicare, the medical bills will be a lot to cover.

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Old 02-03-2014, 12:03 AM
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Natchaon, if you are applying for a partner visa then you can get medicare from the date you applied for the visa, doesn't matter if you are on a temporary or bridging visa.

But I think if you apply for a prospective marriage visa then you are not covered by medicare until you apply for the partner visa.

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Old 02-03-2014, 01:43 AM
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Hello every one!I am permanent resudent.i have applied 309 visa for my partner from overseas recently.I plans to get my partner and kid as on visting visa. My question is when my partner visa finalised,can i do medical check up and police clearence here in Australia?I hopes anyone can help me!plz shoot a valuable advice!thank you!!!

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Old 02-03-2014, 01:50 AM
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Hi Natchaon,

Firstly, welcome to the forums! I'm sure you find a lot of help here.

My partner is a member on Lady inter as well and has been filling me in on the waiting times and personal accounts from visa applicants.

It's scary when you think of being apart, waiting and not knowing what is happening.

Wow, congrats to you on getting no 8503 on your tourist visa! That is a good thing.

If I was you( and this is just my opinion) apply for a defacto visa in Australia.

However this depends on your relationship status, as you can only do this if you are living together and have been together for 12 months or more.

I am no expert on this and please correct if I'm wrong, but you can only apply for prospective marriage visa outside of Australia.
If you want to avoid long periods of separation then I would recommend applying for a defacto/partner visa on-shore in Australia.

This what my partner will hopefully be doing.
However as I mentioned above this depends on your relationship status.

Here is a helpful link:

All the best

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Old 02-03-2014, 07:27 AM
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I'm apply for a partner visa

Hi LockyThai,

I'm applying for a partner visa as I'm already married. We registered our marriage in Phuket on 3 Jan 2014. All docs are now translated by a NAATI translator (I'm one of them providing this service in Thailand).

It seems people who get 8503 conditions are those who use someone else's bank account to guarantee their trips. I always use my bank account statement (good figure) and I have been using 1-year multiple entry visa to enter Australia for the past 4 years.

Originally, I'm worried that I might not be covered by Medicare while waiting for a visa decision in Australia. However, after searching, people with bridging visa are covered by Medicare and they can work also. Now I'm certain I'll apply for a visa onshore.

I'm getting more translation work for visa applicants recently. I think more Thai women with no 8503 conditions plan to register their marriage in Australia then apply for a partner visa onshore rather than having their papers processed in Thailand. Perhaps, it's because they're aware of the long wait time which might be the same in Australia but the difference is they get to wait while living with their partner, not living apart.

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