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PartnerVisa Question......Help Please!


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Old 01-10-2011, 11:12 AM
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PartnerVisa Question......Help Please!

Hi,

My Australian partner and I have been living together in the UK for over a year now but unfortunately due to her visa she must return home to Aus in March!
We are looking to apply for a Partner visa for me to move to Aus permanently with her.
Do you think this would be possible as I have never been to Australia and we have only been living together in the UK?

Thanks for your help!


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If you have been together for over a year and have some good documentation to support that and get statements from family/friends etc. you should not have a problem, not having been to Australia not really an issue.
Have a look at the visa requirements via Family - Visas & Immigration and study the eligibility and applying sections, read Booklet #1 and use the Checklist and you should find it all reasonably straightforward.





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Thanks for your reply, I am very grateful!

How long roughly does it take to have a partner visa granted?


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Thanks for your reply, I am very grateful!

How long roughly does it take to have a partner visa granted?
It is currently taking 5-6 months to get a partner visa approved thru Australia House in London.

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Old 01-11-2011, 12:06 AM
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Though partner visas have been reported as taking longer, more so the onshore than offshore, if you have a look at the recent times on the timeline thread, there are still some being granted in reasonably short times, it being a case of numbers of applications, their quality and staffing for the various locations.

Unfortunately, Londion is possibly about the busiest offshore location though they also will likely have additional staff, but make sure your application leaves nothing to be desired, is clear and accurate and you can always be lucky to strike a lull in applications going in.

If you wanted to leave earlier, you could after lodging your application consider travelling to Australia on a visitor visa or ETA [ from a travel agent ] so as to allow for applying for a further visitor visa onshore if need be and then when the partner visa is ready for granting, you would need a trip abroad, say NZ.





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Hi Wanderer

I am intrigued by your suggestion above re lodging your partner visa offshore, travelling to Aus and then being offshore again (yet in NZ and not in the country of application).

My husband and I are trying to do this properley yet in the best way for us possible. He is in Sunny Coast, Queensland, I am in South Africa. We are 'almost" ready to lodge our full application (just awaiting my daughters unabridged birth cert) and were planning to hand in here in SA. However, as there are no guarantees on turn around times and i need to start planning my move over to Aus, (selling car, resigning from job etc etc) we thought about applying then onshore and I would come over on a set date from now so it would make our lives easier.

As you say as well in your post, it does seem that onshore apps are taking longer than offshore, and of course first prize would be to apply offshore and receive onshore... but that is not allowed... hence my interest in your suggestion...

I like to work, and would be bored out of my mind if i couldnt work while the visa approval process was taking place. To apply here, again, offshore and then travel over in 10 or so weeks would cut down the waiting time.

Please elaborate for me!

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KJR


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