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Old 08-31-2010, 04:09 PM
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Hey there everyone,

I am currently on a 1 year multiple entry TOURIST VISA Class 676. I have the No Further Stay 8503 on my visa as well.

Does this mean that my partner and I cannot apply for a Temporar Partner Marriage Visa Onshore??
Do I have to go back to Canada and then apply offshore?
My visa expires Nov 10.

Also, how recent does the criminal record check have to be? If we apply in Sept/Oct or Nov, can I still use one that I received from Canada in June?

Thanks in advance!
That's right, you cannot apply onshore for a partner visa but you do not need to go all the way back to Canada and you could take a trip over to New Zealand and either apply for the partner visa there or get an ETA and return to Australia and then apply.
If your application is all ready to submit and you apply from NZ, it'll be about $800 cheaper.
I've also known of people getting partner visas in NZ pretty quick, possibly because they never have too much work as Kiwis do not need a visa to come to Australia.
What you need to look out for though is in going to NZ do not leave it until the last day or so of your tourist visa for to be allowed on a plane to NZ you need a return flight to a country you have a right of entry to so the way to work it if you want to come straight back is you fly over, get your ETA straight away and then fly back.
Or if you want to submit over there, perhaps plan on staying a week or so and book a later flight and hope the partner visa is processed but still get your ETA on arrival.





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hey, i am holding the same visa as you are and they accepted my payment and issued my bridging visa. I am guessing there is no problem at all for me to apply for the visa onshore. My visa expires on september 29th 2010 so you should be ok

best of luck!
Hey foxy,
jessbw mentioned that her visa came with a no further stay condition - does your visa specifically state that?

jessbw,
Check this link out: http://www.iarc.asn.au/publications/pdfs/cond8503.pdf
The police check is valid for 12 months, I believe. If you had the last one done in June this year, it shouldn't be a problem for you to use that for your application in Sept/Oct.

Hope this helps.
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Hey foxy,
jessbw mentioned that her visa came with a no further stay condition - does your visa specifically state that?

jessbw,
Check this link out: http://www.iarc.asn.au/publications/pdfs/cond8503.pdf
The police check is valid for 12 months, I believe. If you had the last one done in June this year, it shouldn't be a problem for you to use that for your application in Sept/Oct.

Hope this helps.
Good luck!
Oh my bad. The one that i have is the one without NFS written on it

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That's right, you cannot apply onshore for a partner visa but you do not need to go all the way back to Canada and you could take a trip over to New Zealand and either apply for the partner visa there or get an ETA and return to Australia and then apply.
If your application is all ready to submit and you apply from NZ, it'll be about $800 cheaper.
I've also known of people getting partner visas in NZ pretty quick, possibly because they never have too much work as Kiwis do not need a visa to come to Australia.
What you need to look out for though is in going to NZ do not leave it until the last day or so of your tourist visa for to be allowed on a plane to NZ you need a return flight to a country you have a right of entry to so the way to work it if you want to come straight back is you fly over, get your ETA straight away and then fly back.
Or if you want to submit over there, perhaps plan on staying a week or so and book a later flight and hope the partner visa is processed but still get your ETA on arrival.
Thanks Wanderer,
It's confusing when I hear different things from different people.
So assuming your information is right and I cannot apply here in Aus, it might be best to just go back to Canada as I already have a ticket booked to return Nov 10. What i'm wondering is if I get my medical examination here in Aus and take those papers/ results back with me to Canada, Can I use them as part of my submission in Canada?? Or would I have to get an exam from a Canadian doctor?
I would like to just have all documentation ready before I go to Canada then as soon as I arrive there, send everything off straight away.


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hey, i am holding the same visa as you are and they accepted my payment and issued my bridging visa. I am guessing there is no problem at all for me to apply for the visa onshore. My visa expires on september 29th 2010 so you should be ok

best of luck!
So when you were issued your bridging visa, what were the conditions for it?? Are you allowed to leave and return to Australia while on the bridging visa?

Jess


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So when you were issued your bridging visa, what were the conditions for it?? Are you allowed to leave and return to Australia while on the bridging visa?

Jess
Hi, my bridging visa have the same conditions with my current visa.

I've been told by the immigration officer that when someone get a bridging visa, they will have the same condition with the current visa they are holding at the moment and they will always get bridging visa A. Bridging visa A doesn't allows you to leave australia.

If you want to leave the country, you can apply for bridging visa B. Bridging visa B allows you to leave the country for a short time but they only issue bridging visa B in case of emergency or because your job required you to travel.


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Hi, my bridging visa have the same conditions with my current visa.

I've been told by the immigration officer that when someone get a bridging visa, they will have the same condition with the current visa they are holding at the moment and they will always get bridging visa A. Bridging visa A doesn't allows you to leave australia.

If you want to leave the country, you can apply for bridging visa B. Bridging visa B allows you to leave the country for a short time but they only issue bridging visa B in case of emergency or because your job required you to travel.
I'm not sure if this is still the case, but when I applied for my general skilled migration visa, it was relatively easy for me to transfer my Bridging A to a Bridging B. I cited a family reunion as being the reason for my wanting to travel. Having said that, I was told they were trying to be lenient with Bridging Bs at that time because they were taking a long time to process GSM applications. I applied in Aug 2007 and only got it approved in Apr 2008!


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I'm not sure if this is still the case, but when I applied for my general skilled migration visa, it was relatively easy for me to transfer my Bridging A to a Bridging B. I cited a family reunion as being the reason for my wanting to travel. Having said that, I was told they were trying to be lenient with Bridging Bs at that time because they were taking a long time to process GSM applications. I applied in Aug 2007 and only got it approved in Apr 2008!
Woah! Well I was hoping to apply late October but then use my already booked return ticket to Canada to see my family and stay for a month, while the visa was being processed, then make sure i'm back within the 2-3 months of it being processed. I might just apply as soon as I get back to Canada and stay for Christmas. Too bad I can't send my application from Aus to the Canadian department a bit earlier before I depart Aus, to move the process along quicker


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I'm not sure if this is still the case, but when I applied for my general skilled migration visa, it was relatively easy for me to transfer my Bridging A to a Bridging B. I cited a family reunion as being the reason for my wanting to travel. Having said that, I was told they were trying to be lenient with Bridging Bs at that time because they were taking a long time to process GSM applications. I applied in Aug 2007 and only got it approved in Apr 2008!
hey, here its the link about bridging visa http://www.immi.gov.au/allforms/pdf/1006.pdf
and this is what it said about bridging visa b
Requirements for grant of the Bridging visa B
The requirements to be satisfied in order to be granted a
Bridging visa B include that:
• you must be the holder of a bridging visa A or B;
• you must have substantial reasons for wishing to leave and
re-enter Australia; and
• your return to Australia would not be contrary to the public
interest.

I am actually looking to apply for bridging visa B too on october. I landed back in melb on august 12th 2010 and when i left my mom just had a stroke. I don't really want to leave her but i needed to apply for my de facto visa before my current visa expired. I really want to go home on october and see her because somehow, her health improving a lot once she saw me the last time i was in jakarta, indonesia. I wonder if that will be a good enough reason to get bridging visa B.

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hey, here its the link about bridging visa http://www.immi.gov.au/allforms/pdf/1006.pdf
and this is what it said about bridging visa b
Requirements for grant of the Bridging visa B
The requirements to be satisfied in order to be granted a
Bridging visa B include that:
you must be the holder of a bridging visa A or B;
you must have substantial reasons for wishing to leave and
re-enter Australia; and
your return to Australia would not be contrary to the public
interest.

I am actually looking to apply for bridging visa B too on october. I landed back in melb on august 12th 2010 and when i left my mom just had a stroke. I don't really want to leave her but i needed to apply for my de facto visa before my current visa expired. I really want to go home on october and see her because somehow, her health improving a lot once she saw me the last time i was in jakarta, indonesia. I wonder if that will be a good enough reason to get bridging visa B.

cheers
Hi there foxy

So sorry to hear about your mum. Whilst I can't speak on behalf of the immigration dept, I'll say that would be a justifiable reason to want to leave Australia and I would be surprised if you did not get your Bridging B approved.

All the best!


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