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Old 10-20-2010, 09:28 PM
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Prospective Spouse Visa granted

Hi all,

So after 11 months, we finally got out Prospective Spouse Visa granted.

Not sure if this is the right place to ask but now we've realised we need to do things like open a bank account, get a TFN, look into private health insurance etc. Some of these things (such as opening a bank account) require for you to be a permanent resident before you can do this.

Does this mean that until we get married and apply for the Temp Spouse Visa, I can't open a bank account?

Hope someone can help!
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Congrats on getting the visa at last and you'll find a heap of general info and links via Citizenship & Living in Australia not to mention what the Aussie half ought to be familiar with!
Most things are pretty straightforward and you can do many things online.
Private Health Insurance - iSelect for medical insurance and most banks have a points system of ID and though some may have restrictions on some accounts, I'd check for people on WHVs are able to open accounts and even online prior to arrival such as with ANZ - Travel and foreign exchange - Foreign Currency Rates & Currency Converter .
I'd be surprised if on a PMV you were unable to open an account though for TR there could be restrictions re credit card accounts but again the Aussie half may be able to get a secondary card on a credit account.





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Lots of info to read up on. Thanks so much Wanderer


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Hi all,

So after 11 months, we finally got out Prospective Spouse Visa granted.

Not sure if this is the right place to ask but now we've realised we need to do things like open a bank account, get a TFN, look into private health insurance etc. Some of these things (such as opening a bank account) require for you to be a permanent resident before you can do this.

Does this mean that until we get married and apply for the Temp Spouse Visa, I can't open a bank account?

Hope someone can help!
Thanks
CONGRATULATIONS! We finally got our 309 spouse visa granted 20/10/10. You do not need to be a permanent resident in order to open a bank account. My husband from india and i opened a joint account here in australia (CBA) and he is not here in australia yet. All we needed was a certified copy of his passport and for him to sign the application form and write a letter instructing the bank that it was his wish to open a joint account with me.
All the best to you. Please do not hesitate to ask me anything else if you want. I am here to help.


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Congratulations! Great news!

Obtaining a TFN is quite easy. I actually had to obtain a non resident TFN for my partner so that I could apply for the Baby Bonus. So he already has one before our spouse application is even completed!
For residents of Australia a TFN can be applied for online via the ATO website. For non residents it takes a little longer and has to be submitted by post.


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Congratulations to you too Jude! And thanks for the response - that's a relief to hear

Thank you desdeBsAs and thanks for the info. Hope your Visa app goes through soon!


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hi

congratulations! i am about to lodge my application for a pmv as well...i just want to ask if you got health checks even before you lodged your application...and would it be a good idea...and would it be a problem if my fiance doesn't own a house yet? he's living with his granny...and we're planning to get a granny flat extension...it will be finished by the time i get there if everything goes well...


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You can see that ir took nele 11 months to get a PMV krissy and if anything that time could get longer, so with a medical only valid for 12 months, you could find yourself in a situation where you would need to do another one.
I would suggest that waiting until it is requested may be a better idea.





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You can see that ir took nele 11 months to get a PMV krissy and if anything that time could get longer, so with a medical only valid for 12 months, you could find yourself in a situation where you would need to do another one.
I would suggest that waiting until it is requested may be a better idea.
thank you again...


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nele,

Oh my God.

which country r u & your fiance in?

why does it take that long 11 months?

that's soooo long to wait.


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