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Old 08-31-2010, 12:27 AM
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Prospective Marriage Visa offshore?

HI everyone

I haven't been on here for ages. My partner and I have gone nearly a year now without seeing each other. We are having a holiday together in Bali. We were wondering if we put an application in for the PMV in Bali do we have to be in Bali for it to be granted?

He can stay for a while in Bali but not ages - he is from Brazil. I am Australian. Should we wait until he gets back to Brazil or should we submit an application in Bali?

I am just unsure what it requires and whether you have to be in Bali when it is approved or processed? I think you don't...but I would love to be advised of this. I am also going to contact the embassy in Jakarta as well.

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Old 08-31-2010, 02:16 AM
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i just found out you can submit it in indonesia but they send it to brazil anyway, his country of residence. so - there is probably no point in submitting it in Bali. Except maybe the interviews if they require them. Although I guess they could do them over the phone.

If anyone has any advice I would appreciate.
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Old 08-31-2010, 03:26 PM
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If you have all the documentation you need, no harm in submitting it in Bali and I doubt that he needs to necessarily return to Brazil as it just needs to be granted whilst he is outside of Australia.





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Hi i am australian, and have recently submitted an app for prospective marriage visa for my partner (brazilian). i am using an agent.

You should submit your application directly to the Aust embassy in Brasilia. You can submit it to Bali, however they will just register it & send it to Brasilia for processing -- and this will take forever as it goes by diplomatic post (ie via Australia). When we submitted my partners tourist visa app in europe they forwarded it to brasil & it took 6 weeks to arrive in brasilia (!) So much better for you to send it there direct.

It will be better if your partner goes back to Brasil -- he needs three types of police certificate -- one is easy to get out of the country (policia federal), he can get this online, however the other 2 are much more difficult to get, and he really needs to be there in person to get them. Also for the medicals -- he can do this in Bali, BUT if the embassy has any questions from the doctor or needs further tests done your partner needs to go back to the SAME doctor (ie in Bali) or otherwise he would have to do the entire medical again wherever he is. So if you're partner can't stay in Bali, then get him to do his medicals & police certificates as soon as he gets back home to Brasil.

Also FYI my agent tells me the average time at the moment it takes for Aust embassy in Brasilia to process a prospective spouse visa is approx 4 months...

hope this helps, good luck


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Hi i am australian, and have recently submitted an app for prospective marriage visa for my partner (brazilian). i am using an agent.

You should submit your application directly to the Aust embassy in Brasilia. You can submit it to Bali, however they will just register it & send it to Brasilia for processing -- and this will take forever as it goes by diplomatic post (ie via Australia). When we submitted my partners tourist visa app in europe they forwarded it to brasil & it took 6 weeks to arrive in brasilia (!) So much better for you to send it there direct.

It will be better if your partner goes back to Brasil -- he needs three types of police certificate -- one is easy to get out of the country (policia federal), he can get this online, however the other 2 are much more difficult to get, and he really needs to be there in person to get them. Also for the medicals -- he can do this in Bali, BUT if the embassy has any questions from the doctor or needs further tests done your partner needs to go back to the SAME doctor (ie in Bali) or otherwise he would have to do the entire medical again wherever he is. So if you're partner can't stay in Bali, then get him to do his medicals & police certificates as soon as he gets back home to Brasil.

Also FYI my agent tells me the average time at the moment it takes for Aust embassy in Brasilia to process a prospective spouse visa is approx 4 months...

hope this helps, good luck
That's great news! We have applied for offshore via Brasilia also. I am Australian and my partner is Argentine. We live here but already have tickets booked to Australia, which are for almost exactly 4 months since our application date. I have found our CO to be really efficient so far. I'm not bothering her, just want to sit back and let her do her job as quickly as possible!

Let me know how your application goes. There aren't so many on the website applying in South America that i've found.

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sounds promising! i heard a recent case that was approved in 2 months at brasilia.... they didnt require interviews either. i think time it takes is largely luck of the draw on who your CO is & how they feel on the day... but i'm aiming (on flights etc) for 4 months also.

best wishes, hope it all goes well for you


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Thanks guys, those things are very encouraging!!

Also, just wondering about sponsoring my partner. I haven't had a full time job for about 18 months or actually my last full time job was nearly two years ago I have been doing casual tutoring and have had parenting payments. I am a qualified professional with a degree in journalism and my partner has a degree in architecture and urban planning.

I am just wondering how the AOS assurance stuff will work. I have had some advice from on here but I would appreciate any more if you have personal experience that would be great.

Thanks for your help.


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Thanks guys, those things are very encouraging!!

Also, just wondering about sponsoring my partner. I haven't had a full time job for about 18 months or actually my last full time job was nearly two years ago I have been doing casual tutoring and have had parenting payments. I am a qualified professional with a degree in journalism and my partner has a degree in architecture and urban planning.

I am just wondering how the AOS assurance stuff will work. I have had some advice from on here but I would appreciate any more if you have personal experience that would be great.

Thanks for your help.

hi interested

DIAC have not asked us for a AOS... yet, but I wouldn't be surprised if they do. i've had stable employment for last 6mths w/ a reputable company however before that I was OS on a WHV for a couple years, so i was doing temp work/travelling with large gaps in employment.
However from experience -- when i was organising my partner's tourist visa (when i'd just arrived home from OS), DIAC Brasilia was none too thrilled about me sponsering his tourist visa -- so my parents had to sponser his visit, but even so, the CO stilled asked me on the phone all about my work, what i did, what company, full/part-time, income, etc.

also, i dont think DIAC will care if you as the sponsor have a degree or not (esp if your not working &/or it doesnt relate to your work if you are). it might help if your partner does though, as it could be viewed as improving his/her ability to be gainfully employed.

i expect if you have not had stable full time employment, PLUS have received any govt payments they'll definately ask you for an AOS & you might need to ask a family member/good friend to help out...

cheers


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Old 10-15-2010, 08:45 AM
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Thanks for the info. That is very useful. It is very useful when people have first hand knowledge of things.

He has a degree and experience - I was told that because he is a professional we may not get asked for this...

Do you think this would be the case?
thanks again for your help.


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hi interested

DIAC have not asked us for a AOS... yet, but I wouldn't be surprised if they do. i've had stable employment for last 6mths w/ a reputable company however before that I was OS on a WHV for a couple years, so i was doing temp work/travelling with large gaps in employment.
However from experience -- when i was organising my partner's tourist visa (when i'd just arrived home from OS), DIAC Brasilia was none too thrilled about me sponsering his tourist visa -- so my parents had to sponser his visit, but even so, the CO stilled asked me on the phone all about my work, what i did, what company, full/part-time, income, etc.

also, i dont think DIAC will care if you as the sponsor have a degree or not (esp if your not working &/or it doesnt relate to your work if you are). it might help if your partner does though, as it could be viewed as improving his/her ability to be gainfully employed.

i expect if you have not had stable full time employment, PLUS have received any govt payments they'll definately ask you for an AOS & you might need to ask a family member/good friend to help out...

cheers


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Old 10-15-2010, 08:49 AM
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also i was just wondering i would like to get advice - and was wondering if anyone knows anyone good to consult? A lawyer etc...but I guess its hard cause no one knows which state we are in etc...

its good to have people dealing with the same countries actually!
thanks again.


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