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Old 10-08-2015, 09:39 AM
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What if my fiancé needs to bring his parents for our wedding?


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Parents have a better chance of being approved especially if there are children still behind in the home country.


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I had seen a case of a friend he is doctor, very well off his wife from India and very well off family he applied for his wife tourist visa first attempt refused he applied for second time along with his parents got approved. He is still waiting for his wife spouse visa.
As per my knowledge he mentioned second time that his wife had some exam or commitment (returning intention) , he is unable to get holiday ( may be presented refused holiday request from employer) along with a logical reason that they want to be in good books as their genuine case is in process already.


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Just a quick question, lets say if PMV visa is refused obviously you can apply for review , my question is during the review time can someone get married overseas and notify department for the change or you have to apply new application.


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Just a quick question, lets say if PMV visa is refused obviously you can apply for review , my question is during the review time can someone get married overseas and notify department for the change or you have to apply new application.
Good question, I am not entirely sure on this answer. Post in Ask Mark and ask him.

On a different note it wouldn't be wise to because if you are refused a PMV a 309 requires more evidence than a PMV.

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Old 10-10-2015, 02:14 PM
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Hi guys,

I'm a newbie.

Hope you're all well. Wow... I have been super impressed by this forum, by the mutual support given to those who are currently going through the stressful visa process and especially by the selfless people who regularly volunteer helpful information to others. To all of you, thanks for all you do.

3 years ago I decided to embark on this process after meeting my Moroccan fiancé. We had a formal engagement and religious ceremony on a tropical island in November, 2013. And then began the evidence collection process, coupled with lots of visits, lots of hurdles, lots of procrastination and plan changes... and an eventual prospective spouse visa submission this year (with a regret that the civil ceremony wasn't done overseas in the first place).

So now.. after having a long-distance relationship whilst putting the application together... we're in the agonising waiting game and wondering if anyone can shed some light on how we're travelling with our application so far. We have a migration agent handling everything and he initially expected everything to take 3-6 months due to the extensive application that was submitted (crossed all our t's, dotted our i's, tonnes of relationship evidence). After the phone interview and request for form 80 plus a few more docs... our agent is telling us that 12 months is now the going time rate and to not expect anything sooner. This is a significant difference, and would change our situation because I had taken time off work to travel to Morocco with hopes to be with my parter until the visa was hopefully granted. Now it looks like I may have to head back home before he gets there.

So here's the timeline so far:
- End of June 2015, Application for Prospective Marriage Visa, subclass 300 submitted online to Cairo Office.
- assigned case officer SY (at some point after that, not sure exactly when)
- Medicals done mid August 2015 and receipt sent in a week later
- Phone interview conducted mid September 2015 for 1 hour. A few days later SY gave us 28 days notice and requested some documents, stating that if they weren't received in 28 days, a decision would be made on the application without them. She requested form 80 (which had already been submitted online anyway) as well as updates to living arrangements, more relationship evidence and an advice letter from an independent Australian lawyer confirming that the religious ceremony that was conducted during the formal engagement could never be considered a legally valid marriage in the country it was done in or in Australia.
- We've spoken to an Aussie lawyer who said they could have the advice letter done by Wednesday next week (at a cost of $700!!) and then that will be submitted asap.

So.. any thoughts or guesstimations based on that timeline and your previous experience with others who have gone through this before us?

Thanks

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Hi guys,

I'm a newbie.

Hope you're all well. Wow... I have been super impressed by this forum, by the mutual support given to those who are currently going through the stressful visa process and especially by the selfless people who regularly volunteer helpful information to others. To all of you, thanks for all you do.

3 years ago I decided to embark on this process after meeting my Moroccan fiancé. We had a formal engagement and religious ceremony on a tropical island in November, 2013. And then began the evidence collection process, coupled with lots of visits, lots of hurdles, lots of procrastination and plan changes... and an eventual prospective spouse visa submission this year (with a regret that the civil ceremony wasn't done overseas in the first place).

So now.. after having a long-distance relationship whilst putting the application together... we're in the agonising waiting game and wondering if anyone can shed some light on how we're travelling with our application so far. We have a migration agent handling everything and he initially expected everything to take 3-6 months due to the extensive application that was submitted (crossed all our t's, dotted our i's, tonnes of relationship evidence). After the phone interview and request for form 80 plus a few more docs... our agent is telling us that 12 months is now the going time rate and to not expect anything sooner. This is a significant difference, and would change our situation because I had taken time off work to travel to Morocco with hopes to be with my parter until the visa was hopefully granted. Now it looks like I may have to head back home before he gets there.

So here's the timeline so far:
- End of June 2015, Application for Prospective Marriage Visa, subclass 300 submitted online to Cairo Office.
- assigned case officer SY (at some point after that, not sure exactly when)
- Medicals done mid August 2015 and receipt sent in a week later
- Phone interview conducted mid September 2015 for 1 hour. A few days later SY gave us 28 days notice and requested some documents, stating that if they weren't received in 28 days, a decision would be made on the application without them. She requested form 80 (which had already been submitted online anyway) as well as updates to living arrangements, more relationship evidence and an advice letter from an independent Australian lawyer confirming that the religious ceremony that was conducted during the formal engagement could never be considered a legally valid marriage in the country it was done in or in Australia.
- We've spoken to an Aussie lawyer who said they could have the advice letter done by Wednesday next week (at a cost of $700!!) and then that will be submitted asap.

So.. any thoughts or guesstimations based on that timeline and your previous experience with others who have gone through this before us?

Thanks
Hi and welcome to the forum

If you check the first page of this forum you will see the timelines for past and present applicants and will get an idea of the time frame. Morocco seems to be much quicker than Egypt and there is one person on there that applied for a 300 and it took only 7 months. I think your processing time will be much quicker than the 12 months your agent has quoted. I think the agents tell you 12 months just to cover themselves as our agent said the same and our visa took only 8 months. Cairo seems to be processing application much more quickly now.
Mish is the expert with all this and I am sure she will add to what I have written. Good luck with your application, it looks like it is going well!

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Hi Jennifer31 ,

Thank you for the warm welcome and encouraging words. Praying that it happens sooner rather than later, God willing...

Congratulations on having your visa accepted! It must be the best feeling! Wishing you and your partner, long, happy lives together in Australia.

We've got our intended marriage date for mid December (wishful thinking I know...). I guess we'll have to change it but all that matters is that he gets there eventually so we can really start our lives together rather than being in limbo and having to constantly renew holiday visas...

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Hi Mish, I hope you're well . Thanks for all your advice on this forum.

I've noticed a few people mentioning the 'list'. Would be great if you could please add me to it thanks.

It will be interesting to see how applications get processed post July 1st when they introduced the ENORMOUS price increase. I was initially hoping to submit early 2014 but got caught up with having to help support my family whilst a member was very sick. My lawyer had warned about a price increase but failed to mention the amount to me.. so there I was thinking it would be a couple of hundred. It ended up being over $1500!.. thus... I guess... to make positive of the situation, it got me off the procrastination train and intensely working on those papers for submission end of June before the second price increase. I wouldn't be surprised if MANY others were in the same boat and they got an influx of applications around that time....

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Hi MissMaroc

I have added you to the waiting list.

The waiting times are in the front page and range from 4 months to 8 months. There is another one from Morocco that applied just before you so once they are approved it will give you an idea. I highly doubt it will take 12 months. We applied in April 2013 and were quoted 12 months is the worldwide standard and 9 months is Cairo's standard sometimes less. Ours took 9 months and 3 weeks. 9 months and 3 weeks was the average for quite awhile. Now Cairo is processing alot quicker.

Has your fiancé lived anywhere apart from Morocco? Just that you mentioned the form 80. I am not sure if things have changed now but when Sydney's fiancé rang and asked in November 2013 they were told no form 80 was required if lived there all their life. Makes me think rules have changed.

I find it interesting that you had to provide something saying that Nikah isn't recognized in Australia (everyone knows that it isn't). I just find this very interesting. There are some that have gotten marriage contracts and submitted them as part of the PMV evidence and never been asked anything like this and marriage contracts in Egypt can be changed to an official marriage certificate. I wonder why they are starting to question these things?

What kind of additional evidence is she asking for?

If the decision is ready to be made after your proposed wedding date SY will ask for an updated letter from the celebrant with a new wedding date.

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