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Old 08-27-2010, 02:19 AM
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Spouse visa - offshore application

Hello,

I hold 5 year Residence Return Visa, but I have been living in Canada for number of years. My wife would like to apply for spouse visa and we would like to move to Australia. However, one of the rules under sponsor eligibility says "evidence that your sponsor usually resides in Australia".

We don't live in Australia and are planning to move there only after the spouse visa is granted. Could this pose a problem with the application?

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hi steele,
Not sure if this will be helpful but i have lived in ireland for the last 5 years and just sponsored my partner for the defacto visa and we just rec'd approval so maybe you might be ok. however i am an australian citizen so not sure if the same goes for residents??


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hi steele,
Not sure if this will be helpful but i have lived in ireland for the last 5 years and just sponsored my partner for the defacto visa and we just rec'd approval so maybe you might be ok. however i am an australian citizen so not sure if the same goes for residents??
Thanks for replying dub2oz. Good question, I'm not sure if residents and citizens are considered differently in such case.

Anyone knows?


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Thanks for replying dub2oz. Good question, I'm not sure if residents and citizens are considered differently in such case.

Anyone knows?
I'm not aware of any direct differentiation between Citizens and PRvisa holders though the key thing Immi will look for is the ability to sponsor and if you have adequate funds/assets, it may not be such an issue as I've known of citizens who have been absent from Australia anumber of years and who have successfully sponsored.
Where did you actually read the bit about needing to be actually resident for I could not see it myself in
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Where did you actually read the bit about needing to be actually resident for I could not see it myself
It's here: www immi gov au/migrants/_pdf/309-100-checklist.pdf - search for "evidence that your sponsor usually resides in Australia" (sorry does not let me post direct link as I am not an active forum member yet)


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Yes, I did see it later in the Checklist and you'll see that the reference to residing in Australia is one of several documents a sponsor should be able to show.





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Yes, I did see it later in the Checklist and you'll see that the reference to residing in Australia is one of several documents a sponsor should be able to show.
Sorry if I sound a bit slow - does this mean then if I don't reside in Australia this could cause problem when sponsoring my wife and applying offshore?


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