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PMV - Periods of Seperation


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Old 07-19-2010, 07:28 PM
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Question PMV - Periods of Seperation

Hello again,

My british fiance and I are about to apply for the prospective marriage visa and have come across a possible hurdle which I cant seem to find answers to anywhere throughout this and other sites/forums.

We have lived together for about 18 months, but for the last 4 months we have been living in different countries, for her to work and save (as her working holiday visa expired) and myself to start studying.

In the way of evidence of our relationship continuing we have phone records and emails, but not as many as we would have liked as I often used an untraceable international calling card from peoples houses (which i cannot get call records) or even payphones. If only i had thought of it earlier.

Now here we stand with a truck load of evidence for the past 18 months come and apply for this visa with her in the U.K and recent 2 months where I quit university to and this 4 month gap with only sparce evidence.

If there are any agents or couples with experience in this please help me with an idea if we will still get approved, it is weighing heavily on me.

Unfortunately being in our positions we cannot afford an agent of our own and believe, except for this gap, that we have more than enough for our visa to be granted.

Thankyou
Damon


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Old 07-19-2010, 07:37 PM
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Hello again,

My british fiance and I are about to apply for the prospective marriage visa and have come across a possible hurdle which I cant seem to find answers to anywhere throughout this and other sites/forums.

We have lived together for about 18 months, but for the last 4 months we have been living in different countries, for her to work and save (as her working holiday visa expired) and myself to start studying.

In the way of evidence of our relationship continuing we have phone records and emails, but not as many as we would have liked as I often used an untraceable international calling card from peoples houses (which i cannot get call records) or even payphones. If only i had thought of it earlier.

Now here we stand with a truck load of evidence for the past 18 months come and apply for this visa with her in the U.K and recent 2 months where I quit university to and this 4 month gap with only sparce evidence.

If there are any agents or couples with experience in this please help me with an idea if we will still get approved, it is weighing heavily on me.

Unfortunately being in our positions we cannot afford an agent of our own and believe, except for this gap, that we have more than enough for our visa to be granted.

Thankyou
Damon
Hi Damon. We had a similar problem in that my partner only had a pay as you go mobile when he had to move back to Australia and i was still here in Europe. And prior to that he only had a work phone so we had no records of any mobile calls/texts from him to me at all through the course of our relationship. Also with my landline call package i got free calls to Australia when he went back so he never even called me from a landline as i always called him. We just wrote a statement and signed it saying that because of these reasons call records werent available but we had regular contact with each other. We included my mobile phone records of calls and texts to him and landline bills but CO didnt raise this point at all. Maybe try a signed statement outlining the facts?? We got our visa last week so it wasnt a deal breaker.


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Hello again,

My british fiance and I are about to apply for the prospective marriage visa and have come across a possible hurdle which I cant seem to find answers to anywhere throughout this and other sites/forums.

We have lived together for about 18 months, but for the last 4 months we have been living in different countries, for her to work and save (as her working holiday visa expired) and myself to start studying.

In the way of evidence of our relationship continuing we have phone records and emails, but not as many as we would have liked as I often used an untraceable international calling card from peoples houses (which i cannot get call records) or even payphones. If only i had thought of it earlier.

Now here we stand with a truck load of evidence for the past 18 months come and apply for this visa with her in the U.K and recent 2 months where I quit university to and this 4 month gap with only sparce evidence.

If there are any agents or couples with experience in this please help me with an idea if we will still get approved, it is weighing heavily on me.

Unfortunately being in our positions we cannot afford an agent of our own and believe, except for this gap, that we have more than enough for our visa to be granted.

Thankyou
Damon
You do not need to be living together for the PMV.
You didn't even need to give up your University study.





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Old 07-20-2010, 05:16 PM
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Thank you both for the reply, Caledonia your situation has helped our nerves, appreciated.

Wanderer I do understand it's not necessary to live together, it's simply the lack of evidence I am stressed about. Obviosuly not living together gives a serious lack of joint account activity and photos / travel together, though we have a lot or the time we have lived together surrounding the period of separation.

I guess we will just send away as much as we can and hope for the best - the other thing we contemplated was both applying for WHV in Canada as part of commonwealth, in order to collect more evidence. This would ironically cost less than being refused a PMV....


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If you were both living out here together then that will be of help to you and with statements from friends and family to back that up you should be ok.
Dont worry yourself to much if you dont have joint bank, rental statements etc, not alot of people do because you dont really think about all this until its later on.

My boyfriend and I are starting the paperwork now and yep theres a heap to put together and we have been long distance more then spent time together. (Three months together in UK and now five months apart) And the same as you we cant afford an immi officer either.

Lucky for you in a sense because your girlfriend is British where as my boyfriend is Polish living over there so even though he has EU rights there I cant walk in and get a finance visa, whereas you can Im pretty sure if you check out Border Agency..

Our evidence consists of besides the documents and statements from friends, these being both Polish and Australian from the UK and here at home, all photos and including (facebook), skype, emails, we text on our mobiles everyday through g-mail so this shows in my email account, phone bills, post receipts from parcels sent, and I photograph what I send and recieve. Travel evidence from time spent in Poland with his family and other times away together. I guess Ive gone a bit overboard with it all but it cant hurt especially when it costs alot and its such an important process.

Hope it offers some help. If I can get this visa then you have no problems at all...Dont stress to much, better to take your time rather then rush it. Can you go to the UK at all on WHV or anything? that would help. Thats how I met my boyfriend, just unfortunately at the end of it when I had to return home.


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