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Old 01-07-2011, 08:15 PM
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Hi,

Well Im in Bolivia with my Bolivian fiance and have just got off the phone with the Australian Embassy in Chile. They told me the waiting process for a Partner Visa takes 5-10 months. I nearly cried. I was planning to submit the application for my fiance next week.

I was also planning to return to Australia mid March for my mates wedding and then to set up a house/income/car etc for my misses arrival under the assumption the visa may take 3 months to process and not 5-10 months.

I cant afford to stay in South America all year and really need to return to work to make a living. I asked the Embassy in Chile was she able to come to Australia on a ETA and then apply onshore in Oz, but apparently that is not allowed. However Im pretty sure I have seen people state they have done this on the Australian forum.

I really don't wont to leave my Fiance in Bolivia for up to 7 months apart. Apparently she can apply for a ETA after she has submitted the defacta visa offshore in Chile. However with the multiple flights, visa costs plus me relocating its going to cost me a small fortune.

Does anybody have any ideas on what i can do? Perhaps we may just have to tough it out. Any help would be fantastic.

Kind regards

Upset Aussie Bloke


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Still get on with preparing the visa and there's the stuff like police and medical checks, translation and verification of documents that'll all take time too.
And not meaning to dim the lights further but a Bolivian is not entitles to an ETA - ETA (Visitor) (Subclass 976)

Your best approach may be to get the PMV application in and then have her apply for a six months tourist visa if you want to minimise the separation.
That will mean when the PMV is ready to be granted she will need to take a trip abroad but that only needs to be over to New Zealand so not too great an expense.
Hopefully, the six months should be long enough for the PMV processing and if not, she'll need to not leave it until too late [ allow a week of the existing visa to remain ] to head to NZ and then apply for another tourist visa if the tourist visa she is issued with has a No Further Stay condition on it.





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Wanderer,

This has cheered me up. So if she comes across on a tourist visa she only has to go abroad to say new zealand or singapore and not all the way back to Bolivia when the visa is granted.

Also we were going to apply for a defacto rather than PMV even though we are engaged so that we did not have the pressure of getting married within 9 months. Do you think this is ok? Thanks for your help


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Yep, that's right, just the nearest place outside of Australia will do.
I did assume because you're engaged that you may have been considering the PMV and as long as you meet the eligibility for a partner visa, the 12 months together and evidence of that etc., it'll be a bit cheaper and less messing around with a second application.
If you're lighter on the evidence of a relationship, you could just bring marriage forward, perhaps one over there for her family and a second here in Oz. like plenty of people do, or at least have a second celebratory event.
But you still need some evidence of a relationship.





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Hi,

Well Im in Bolivia with my Bolivian fiance and have just got off the phone with the Australian Embassy in Chile. They told me the waiting process for a Partner Visa takes 5-10 months. I nearly cried. I was planning to submit the application for my fiance next week.

I was also planning to return to Australia mid March for my mates wedding and then to set up a house/income/car etc for my misses arrival under the assumption the visa may take 3 months to process and not 5-10 months.

I cant afford to stay in South America all year and really need to return to work to make a living. I asked the Embassy in Chile was she able to come to Australia on a ETA and then apply onshore in Oz, but apparently that is not allowed. However Im pretty sure I have seen people state they have done this on the Australian forum.

I really don't wont to leave my Fiance in Bolivia for up to 7 months apart. Apparently she can apply for a ETA after she has submitted the defacta visa offshore in Chile. However with the multiple flights, visa costs plus me relocating its going to cost me a small fortune.

Does anybody have any ideas on what i can do? Perhaps we may just have to tough it out. Any help would be fantastic.

Kind regards

Upset Aussie Bloke

hey gmo
we're kinda in the same boat -- my fiance is south american also (brazil) & we are currently waiting for his PMV to come through. its been almost 4months now since we submitted. i've just returned to australia from a couple months in brazil as i also need to work & make a living its really difficult. i'm not sure if its the same for all south american countries, but organising a tourist visa while we wait for the PMV was kind of out of consideration -- we've gone through that before & getting approval for his previous tourist visa through the embassy in Brazil was an epic PITA.
one suggestion for you is that your fiance could perhaps travel to malaysia & wait there.... its a super cheap place to stay, not too far from australia, & you can get ridiculously cheap fares from australia to KL w/ air asia so that you would be able to visit your partner fairly often (at least a lot more often than if she was in bolivia....)
good luck


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