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Old 09-30-2010, 05:16 PM
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Already granted PR but now job offer on USA

Hi wanderer and Homer (err, I mean Mike!)... :-) )

I am in an interesting situation, and considering the spot on advice and info that you guys always provide, I wanted to ask your opinion and/or directions as to where to find information. So here is my situation:

I just got the PR (skilled 175) approved, but havenīt done my first entry to Aus. I have been offered a job in the USA (on a non immigrant visa), but it will obviously be full time.

I do want to take the job in the USA, but I donīt want to waste my PR to Aus. A couple of questions:

1. Is there any limitation on the amount of time I have to spend in Australia once I stamp my visa, or could I just stamp it, and then leave, and be officially an Australian resident even if I am not living there?
2. If after, say, 4.5 years have passed, and I have just been in Australia the time I stamped the PR visa (first entry), and nothing more, if I choose to return to AUS, would I loose my PR status when the 5 years pass?
3. From what I read on the documents, I can live in AUS indefinitely with a PR visa, even if it has expired, as long as I am inside Aus when it expires. I was wondering if my interpretation is correct, and if so, then I could just stay inside AUS say starting in year 4.5, and then just remain in australia until some time has passed and I could request either a Resident Return Visa or Citizenship?
4. Not that I am asusming that you could get in the mind of a customs and border officer, but would you think that having a Work visa for USA BEFORE entering Australia as a PR could hamper my already granted Permanent residency?

I apologize for the many questions, and sincerely appreciate any directions you could provide.

Thanks!!


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Old 09-30-2010, 06:51 PM
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One last question,

During the visa application process I was single, and applied as such. However, I met someone, and we are thinking about getting married.

The question is:

Is there a limitation regarding regulations for a time I would have to wait after making my initial entry as a single PR before I could marry her? Or could I just marry right after entering for the first time?... can we just apply for a partner visa as soon as we get married?

I would like to bring her with me to Aus.... what would be the best scenario?... Should she apply for a specific type of visa to enter australia (if so, which could be an optimal visa option), and then apply onshore for a partner visa, so we can be together while we wait for the partner visa?, or it would be better to apply offshore for the partner visa right from the beginning?

I realize is more than one question!!.... sorry.... thanks!!


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Old 10-01-2010, 12:36 AM
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As long as you enter Australia by the given date to validate the visa you can then leave again the very same day and not return until just before the five year expiry if wanting to.





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As long as you enter Australia by the given date to validate the visa you can then leave again the very same day and not return until just before the five year expiry if wanting to.
Hi Wanderer,

Thank you very much for your response. So if I do that, then I can just remain inside of australia with all the rights as a permanent resident, and as long as I do not travel overseas without a RRV, I can maintain status, right?.

Any comments on the marriage situation I mentioned before?

Thanks, and please forgive me for asking too many questions.... the advice and information I have obtained in this forum has been extremely useful, and although I realize it is not legal advise, the experiences and information is extremely useful. You are doing and immense social service in this site.


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Yes, with PR you will have full residency rights and with your partner, if you want her to accompany you on a validation trip, she can just apply for a tourist visa or ETA depending on country she is from.
Once you marry or have been in a relationship for more than 12 months she could apply for an offshore partner visa and you would be her sponsor and for her to validate her visa, you may find that you would have to again visit Australia and be onshore prior to her or arriving at the same time.





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Old 10-01-2010, 05:28 PM
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Yes, with PR you will have full residency rights and with your partner, if you want her to accompany you on a validation trip, she can just apply for a tourist visa or ETA depending on country she is from.
Once you marry or have been in a relationship for more than 12 months she could apply for an offshore partner visa and you would be her sponsor and for her to validate her visa, you may find that you would have to again visit Australia and be onshore prior to her or arriving at the same time.
Thank you very much for your reply.... very informative and spot on as always.

On a related note (again, I apologize for abusing your kindness).... I was wondering if you have any information regarding having a PR in australia, and applying to a Green Card (GC) at the same time in the US. Is this allowed, or by applying for PR in another country you PR status in Aus is compromised? What if the application for the GC is lodged BEFORE you make your first entry to AUS?.

Thanks in advance!


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No particular definite knowledge on that one but I suspect just like dual nationality having PR or a GC may be considered to be heading in the same direction so perhaps you end up with a triple nationality if your current country allows that.
If Luigi is a good Italian name as it sounds, probably not a problem.
There have been a few posts re people having had PR past even the five years and still living abroad with a RRV.





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Old 10-04-2010, 11:43 AM
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No particular definite knowledge on that one but I suspect just like dual nationality having PR or a GC may be considered to be heading in the same direction so perhaps you end up with a triple nationality if your current country allows that.
If Luigi is a good Italian name as it sounds, probably not a problem.
There have been a few posts re people having had PR past even the five years and still living abroad with a RRV.
Hi wanderer, thanks again.... I am from south america, not italy.... ;-)

Could you please direct me to the posts you mention about living aborad on a RRV and people maintaining PR status past the 5 initial years?

Thank you very much!


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Old 10-04-2010, 01:32 PM
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There was nothing too specific in them Luigi and more they expressing some concern on how long they could expect to get away with getting repeat RRVs.
I just referred them to the RRV regulations.

You could put RRV into the search box and there's not all that many of them so they should be easy to find.





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Old 10-07-2010, 08:45 PM
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There was nothing too specific in them Luigi and more they expressing some concern on how long they could expect to get away with getting repeat RRVs.
I just referred them to the RRV regulations.

You could put RRV into the search box and there's not all that many of them so they should be easy to find.
Thank you very much Wanderer. Already found a post relevant for my inquiries, and posted on it, but apparently that thread has gone dormant or something... hopefully it will get back on!

Have a good one!


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