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Old 02-01-2011, 11:43 AM
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sorry, i have no idea about Seoul. :/

actually, i looked into not needing a ticket out of Japan and got mixed results, most of which indicated that it's the airlines that sometimes deny you check-in if you don't have an outbound ticket, not the countries themselves. it seems to depends on the airline you fly as to whether or not the ticket thing will be enforced.

i'm still researching, but i'm pretty certain that at least Japan doesn't require and outbound ticket. try googling something like "return ticket required korea" to find out about Seoul. goodluck!


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Medical costs

Hiya

I'm a UK citizen applying for de facto visa here in Australia, I just wanted to reply on the medical thing.

I made an appointment for the medical and was told it would be $330. I live out in the sticks, so had to make a 3 hour trip (each way) to the nearest doctor that was registered with immigration to do medicals. I got poked and prodded for a while, then sent down the road for a blood test, then somewhere else for the xray. They charged me another $70 for the xray, and a week later I got a bill from the pathology lab charging me $170 for the blood tests. Needless to say I wasn't really impressed, as I didn't know the blood tests and xray would be extra. So all I can say is when you make an appointment, just ask them if the price they give you includes everything, or if anything is extra.

Call the immigration department to get the details of a doctor near you who can do your medical.

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Hello, to OZ! here. I am in a very similar situation...US citizen moving to AUS to be with partner. Wanderer pointed out my own threads for you to reference.

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Just to clarify it a bit for you, you either need to get a relationship registered or have at least 12 months together and for that you would need to tack on the ETA.
I was under the new impression that the state (NSW in particular) was still deciding on the validity of a state-registered relationship at the commonwealth level. Perhaps Wanderer can clarify for us.

I think the route I will take is to obtain an ETA, then quick trip to NZ to apply for the 462 Work&Holiday visa, and use that 15 months to prove 12+ months of commitment/cohabitation. If you can for sure register the relationship, it will alleviate you having to stress about the exact dates for 12-months and thus potentially alleviate the need for that first ETA visa all together. However, I would rather have the extra time and leeway just in case something doesnt go through. (For example, see the above confusion already.) Then you won't be scrambling under a 12-month deadline. Bonus; by getting your ETA first, you can easily explain your intent...going to visit your bf and check out AUS. Followed up with the WHV; you like it and want to see where things go and also want to work for a bit. Then you can apply for the big one with no mal intent. Double bonus; a bridging visa on the WHV lets you continue to work (since bridging visas uphold the current visas obligations), where as if you were to get the WHV, not be able to register in Victoria, get stressed about staying in the country, then Hail Mary-ing on an ETA, you wouldn't necessarily be able to work as easily.

That's what I've got so far. I'm not looking to move until the end of the summer so I've got time for the police checks (considering also that I won't need them for another year for the defacto visa). I've read that you should do your health check (there's a list on Immi website they want you to use) bc it streamlines the process.

Let's stay in touch. Perhaps we'll be able to help each other out along the way. I'll keep you posted!

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The relationship registration for NSW started up around July last year.





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Old 03-21-2011, 04:13 AM
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just wanted to say that it appears i was wrong about Japan not requiring an outbound ticket when flying into the country. the US embassy websites for Japan, S. Korea and Singapore all state that an outbound ticket is required... how strictly this is enforced i don't know. :/

so it seems like i will have to do what Wanderer said.

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If you are planning 1-2 weeks in NZ you ought to allow a couple of weeks of your WHV for that for it's the outward flight you'll need to a country you have a right of entry to and if you booked a return trip that was a week after your WHV finished you would not have a right of entry.
sucks that i'll have to do that, but there seems to be no way around it. i'm ALMOST regretting having not done this as ETA > WHV > De Facto instead of WHV > ETA > De Facto. i'll have to try and save as much as i can to live off of while on the ETA waiting for the De Facto to be granted and having to travel abroad at all puts a dent in that.


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Old 03-21-2011, 06:36 AM
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There was a post a couple of months back re success in getting a work restriction lifted while on a bridging visa so once you have a partner application in and the BVA kicks in, there'll be no harm in seeing if you can get permission to work, based on a claim of financial hardship.





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Hi, I am trying to do the same thing. I have just applied for my WH visa and I haven't been approved but they told me that most likely I will be approved but with a No Further Stay clause. I would like to do a bridging visa but when I called the embassy they told me that I would have to leave Australia after my WH visa is expired and then apply in America and it would take 5-10 months. Is that true? Is there any way to get out of having a No Further Stay on your WH visa?

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Old 04-21-2011, 11:22 AM
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hi ruizjen,

i don't know of any way to avoid receiving a No Further Stay condition on your visa, but you could just travel abroad at the end of your WHV and while abroad apply for an ETA (Tourist) Visa and come back into the country on that. ETAs often don't have a NFS condition on them, so once you're back in the country on the ETA you could apply for a Partner Visa.

the only major catch is that you aren't allowed to work on an ETA and the conditions of your current visa when you apply for the Partner Visa continue until the Partner Visa is granted.... meaning that for however long it takes them to grant your Partner Visa you will be unable to work.


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hi ruizjen,

i don't know of any way to avoid receiving a No Further Stay condition on your visa, but you could just travel abroad at the end of your WHV and while abroad apply for an ETA (Tourist) Visa and come back into the country on that. ETAs often don't have a NFS condition on them, so once you're back in the country on the ETA you could apply for a Partner Visa.

the only major catch is that you aren't allowed to work on an ETA and the conditions of your current visa when you apply for the Partner Visa continue until the Partner Visa is granted.... meaning that for however long it takes them to grant your Partner Visa you will be unable to work.
Nighstar,

Thank you so much for your help. I actually just got approved and they didn't put "No Further Stay" on it! Couldn't be more excited!!


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