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Old 04-22-2014, 09:30 AM
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Hi Thomas

My fiancee applied for the PMV just a week earlier than yours. We did an online application. and i suppose we just have to wait for a case officer but we have not had a word since.

just curious to know if yours has better news? we are so anxious to just be together ...

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Old 04-22-2014, 09:54 AM
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You've got a while to wait, pinkco. Expect to wait *at least* 9 months, maybe longer, and be pleasantly surprised if you get lucky and get it sooner. But expect 9 months.

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My fiancé and I applied at the end of February and we heard back in March that our CO has been assigned. Have you heard anything at all?

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Wuz up Thomas. I'm an American residing in Virginia with an Australian fiancée in Perth and have a situation very similar to yours. Has your fiancé been to Australia? Only reason why I ask is cuz that may be in the requirements if I'm not mistaken and unless you've already sent everything off I would see if you could get her over on a visitor visa and from what I read if you get in touch with a Case Officer they could make that happen. Good luck to you champ I'm lodging my stuff off this week and I'm so stressed out it's quite a challenge.

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Just my point of view, collect all the documents and applications then send them one time to washington dc by expressed certified post. Pretty sure will expedite processing time

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Wuz up Thomas. I'm an American residing in Virginia with an Australian fiancée in Perth and have a situation very similar to yours. Has your fiancé been to Australia? Only reason why I ask is cuz that may be in the requirements if I'm not mistaken and unless you've already sent everything off I would see if you could get her over on a visitor visa and from what I read if you get in touch with a Case Officer they could make that happen. Good luck to you champ I'm lodging my stuff off this week and I'm so stressed out it's quite a challenge.
Where did you get the idea that it's a requirement for PMV applicants to visit Australia? It absolutely isn't. I definitely never did - the first time I set foot on Aussie soil I was already on my newly-granted PMV.

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Visa Granted: Early July 2014.
Visa #3: 801 (PR)
Eligibility Date: End of April 2016 (Applied a month prior).
PR Granted: Early April 2017.

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Where did you get the idea that it's a requirement for PMV applicants to visit Australia? It absolutely isn't. I definitely never did - the first time I set foot on Aussie soil I was already on my newly-granted PMV.
Ooops!!!! You are absolutely correct my fellow Virginian I was reading in the wrong section. I keep forgetting this is a PMV. There is so much to read and I've read so much I'm clearly losing it lol.


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Old 06-16-2014, 12:31 AM
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Even for Partner Visas (based on de facto relationship/marriage) there's no requirement for the applicant to have visited Australia. Many don't.

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Old 06-16-2014, 01:04 AM
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Michael, were you perhaps getting a bit confused about the meeting in person requirement? It's mandatory to have met in person, but that doesn't have to be in Australia.

I do think it could definitely be beneficial to have been to Australia on a visit before applying - *if possible*, but it's not essential.

There really is so much to read and take in and I think most if us have scratched our heads in confusion at one time or as other, so don't feel bad

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I'm the Australian wife, in love with the American dream!

820 partner visa, applied onshore January 3, 2014. Approved September 8, 2014.

Sending love and light and my best wishes to all the lovebirds just trying to make their dreams come true xxxx

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lol I probably did star. She's been here and I've been there so we're good on that part. Should have stayed until govt. officials found me I miss her so much and it's been a CHALLENGE since I've been home. Can't wait to get back.

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