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Getting married in Australia and applying for the partner visa


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Old 12-29-2010, 02:16 AM
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Getting married in Australia and applying for the partner visa

Still about getting married. I am Brazilian and my partner is Australia. We lived together for 9 months in Ireland and had 7 months apart but we saw each other during this period apart in a family holiday in Thailand for two weeks when I had the chance to meet all her family. I came to Australia in July/10 and we have been living in her parents house since then. We have decided to get married either Jan or Feb 2011 and to rent a place for ourselves either just before or after the wedding.

Does anybody think we are on the right track or have any suggetions what we should do to improve our application? We intend to apply for the partner visa within a month after the wedding. Should we wait a bit longer to apply ??

I would appreciate any help. Thanks in advance.


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Hi there,

I think you're going about things the right way. Living together for at least 12 months is an issue for de facto visas, but there is no certain minimum time for couples that are already married. Of course though, they should be living together at the time they apply.

Just try to set up joint bills and accounts if possible, and get both your names on the lease when you start renting.

You're lucky to have the time to gather evidence, so you should be able to put together a solid application.


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You'll certainly have the background together as far as time of having known oneanother and of course you need to be able to verify that.
Getting married is one thing but you still need to have evidence of a relationship and so whatever evidence you can put together certainly needs to be done.
The other thing I assume you have covered is what the visa you are on now allows for if it is a tourist visa with a No Further Stay condition, that will prevent an onshore application being made.





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Old 12-30-2010, 04:02 AM
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Hi guys,

We will indeed get both our names on the lease and set up joint bills before applying for the visa. I think this is a must.

I am on a student visa which expires in Aug 2012 though I have to pay schools fees every semester. I am glad that it does not have NFS condition on it.

My partner and I have been discussing visas for a while and the issue at the moment is either getting married in Jan/11 and apply for the partner visa late february or early March/11 or wait till July/11 when we will have lived together for the 12 months and apply for the facto visa.

I do believe that the first option is better because I would get my visa sooner and be able to work full time.

Thanks guys for your help. This website is terrific!


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Hi all
I just joint this forum.
not sure whether i'm in the right threat, anyway
my name is Michael 33 years young, living in Germany, currently visiting my dad , living in Perth for 12years .
I'm a single dad have two beautiful girls 9&12 years old
being here for only 3 weeks, realizing how nice and worth full it may be to live in Australia, dad is talking about it for ages, my girls asking already, dad? do we have to go back to freezing Germany??
I'd like to find a way how to immigrate to Australia
any help would be much appreciated, and thanks in advance
Michael


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Old 01-02-2011, 10:21 PM
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Your enquiry Michael is a bit more diverse than that of Eduardoama's and you may care to open a new thread which is simple enough to do via hitting the New Thread tab that is at the top left of each sections thread listing page.
As for immigrating, in general terms there are people with a partner connection such as Ed. and in those cases there are the partner visas and then there are also the skilled visa stream and you'll find details for both via Department of Immigration & Citizenship .
With your children, you would need sole custody or the approval of their mother if applicable to list them as secondary applicants to any visa you applied for.
Rather than cloud Ed's thread in case he has further queries, for any of your own please start that new thread.





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Hi wanderer,
thanks a lot for your reply and advice
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Hi there,

My partner and I have set the wedding cerimony date for beginning of February and as I told you in my first post, we are moving out to a place for ourselves. We are wondering if as soon as we have got our marriage certificate we should apply for the partner visa as married applicate or Shall we wait a little bit before apply for?

I have other doubt. I applied for the student visa in June 2010 in Brazil and undertook the medical examination. I know it does expire after one year so I think I do not need to undertake again If I apply for the partner visa in March 2011, right? Or should I undertake anyway in order to avoid any delay?

I would appreciate your information.

Thanks a million

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With your background together Ed., once you are married you should not have too great a difficulty in getting a partner visa so putting an application in as soon as you are ready after marriage should not be an issue.
Some people have posted recently on being advised to expect lengthy processing times for onshore visas, that possibly something to do with staffing issues and at the same time I've seen a couple of posts re not being able to do a medical up front with that situation, though indicating a booking had been made was appropriate.
If you make a booking you will be covered both ways and your student visa will be indicated in your application so you could also highlight when you had the medical.
If you have not been out of Australia since entering on the student visa, you may not need another but it will be up to the CO at tome of processing.
It is probably advisable that you get an AFP check done as though you'll not have been in Australia a full year at time of application, it is still something that could likely be asked for.
Hope the wedding goes well, that being quick on the organising of a minister/celebrant for you still had to give a months notice.





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Old 03-17-2011, 03:59 AM
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Hi all,

I posted my application on 10th March and on 15th March I received a letter from the DIAC acknowledging my application and payment. I was expecting that but what I was not expecting whatsoever was to received most of the paperwork that I sent such as financial statements, letter, cards, photos, msn conversation etc back.

They have kept the forms, police clearance, stat decs. I am just wondering if that is the normal procedures as I have never heard or seen any post stating anything like that I am quite surprised.

Much appreciated any comment about that.

Thanks a lot

Ed


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