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Old 12-09-2010, 05:06 AM
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visitor visa while waiting for a spouse visa to be processed


Im brazilian and we are about to apply for a spouse visa.
Actually, we have been apart for the past 5 months in order to organise our documents and also to my boyfriend get back to work and be able to sponsor me....Im in Brasil and He is in Australia.

We are getting married in feb. and then apply for the spouse visa....after 7 months apart.

I was wondering if we could apply for a prospective marriage visa now in dec. and, in feb., after getting married, change it to spouse visa. This option is possible according to the booklet, but I would like to know if anybody have ever done it?

The other thing is: once we apply for the temporary visa (prospective or spouse), is possible to get a visitor one while waiting for the visa to be granted?

I do appreciate any help/suggestions.

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Old 12-10-2010, 01:08 AM
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I cannot recall anyone posting re actually having had a PMV considered as a partner visa but you are correct in the provision being there, so that in itself should not be a problem.
In fact it is probably a better option for you seeing the ammount of time you have been apart for even when a couple is married, there is an expectation of they having resided together for sometime as part of the relationship, so getting married and then just going straight for a partner visa may not necessarily result in success.
The partner visas are also taking longer to process and so you could end up being another 6 months+ apart even after marriage and submission.

And yes, once you have the PMV in you could apply for a tourist visa and there have been situations posted on where a grant has occurred.
You will of course have to be outside of Australia for the PMV to be granted and if your tourist visa has a No Further Stay condition on it, you'll need to exit to change it to the partner visa and then again to have that granted, but New Zealand id not so far away to do that.

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