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Old 05-06-2014, 03:40 AM
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Question Partner Visa - 309-100

Hello All,

I am in an uncommon situation and I am hoping if anyone can share their knowledge.

I am living in Canada for the past 1 year and earning about 60K per year. I just got married to my wife who lives in another country. I have also received PR for Australia and I would like to move and apply for my wife. Now the questions are,

- Is there any minimum period i need to stay in Australia or i can just visit and comeback to Canada and apply from here or my wife's country?

- i don't have much in the bank as i have spent all I have earned. But i have a permanent job. What is the minimum earning requirement that i need to meet?

- I have never earned anything in Australia. All my earnings are in Canada, But I have uncles in Australia..can i get them to show as joint sponsor ?

Initially i was thinking of leaving my job and move to Australia straightaway..now after looking at the spouse migration requirement.. i am really concerned. I would highly appreciate if anyone can help me on this. !

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There is no financial requirement for partner visa. But you need to be resident in Australia if you want to sponsor your spouse. There is no fixed residence requirement although 2 years residence is generally quoted. People stay for a lot less than 2 years (I have seen cases where people applied for partner visa after 2 months stay) but you will need to convince immigration that you intend to stay in Australia for good. You can show employment letter or contract, house lease, property documents or some other proof which would convince immigration that you intend to make Australia your home.

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Thank you lincsus. I do want to move to Australia for good, however, if i move now i loose my source of income to convince DIAC about my capability to sponsor my spouse. Is Assurance of Support from another Australian going to make my case solid to DIAC?


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There is no financial requirement for partner visa. But you need to be resident in Australia if you want to sponsor your spouse. There is no fixed residence requirement although 2 years residence is generally quoted. People stay for a lot less than 2 years (I have seen cases where people applied for partner visa after 2 months stay) but you will need to convince immigration that you intend to stay in Australia for good. You can show employment letter or contract, house lease, property documents or some other proof which would convince immigration that you intend to make Australia your home.


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You do not need an Assurance of Support anymore.


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I know it is not mandatory, my question was since I don't have sufficient source of income and bank balance, if Assurance of Support can be used to fill in the gap and make my case strong to DIAC?

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As long as you can prove your ability to earn sufficient income to support yourselves, that is fine. Your tax Notice of Assessment and any education/work experience information will demonstrate what you are capable of earning.

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I have my doubts about the effectiveness of Assurance of support from your uncles. People on Centerlink successfully sponsor their partners. In my view, immigration is more focussed on the relationship aspect (whether itis genuine) and whehter you are likely to stay in Australia for good (and pay taxes!!!). As long as you can show earning potential (Canadian paystubs), it should be fine moneywise. The thing IMO you have to focus on is convincing immigration of your intention of migrating to Australia for good. If you apply for your partner visa without showing any commitment to Australia (no job, no property, no lease), it will be difficult for the immigration to approve the application.


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When I completed my online application it did not ask for any information what so ever on my ability to earn an income. In the documents checklist we had there was nothing that stated we had to upload tax assessments, pay slips or anything.
The only thing we had was a question were I agreed to support my partner for the next two years.

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Thanks. The trick is here that, If i move to Australia now to make lease, property etc, then my earning potential (which is my job in Canada) gets affected. I would definitely like to move to Australia, however with my wife. DIAC takes about a year in my country to give their decision and the last thing i want is to quit my current job, move to Australia and get refused for the spouse visa after waiting for a year !!


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I have my doubts about the effectiveness of Assurance of support from your uncles. People on Centerlink successfully sponsor their partners. In my view, immigration is more focussed on the relationship aspect (whether itis genuine) and whehter you are likely to stay in Australia for good (and pay taxes!!!). As long as you can show earning potential (Canadian paystubs), it should be fine moneywise. The thing IMO you have to focus on is convincing immigration of your intention of migrating to Australia for good. If you apply for your partner visa without showing any commitment to Australia (no job, no property, no lease), it will be difficult for the immigration to approve the application.


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So you did not upload any tax papers or bank statements? Have you got the result yet?


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When I completed my online application it did not ask for any information what so ever on my ability to earn an income. In the documents checklist we had there was nothing that stated we had to upload tax assessments, pay slips or anything.
The only thing we had was a question were I agreed to support my partner for the next two years.


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