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Old 01-26-2011, 09:56 PM
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NSW Relationship registry and 820/801 Visa help

Hi All,

I have a few questions regarding this topic. I would really appreciate the help anyone can give. My GF was born in Australia. We have been together for almost 8 months now and have been living together for some time. obviously we are not past the 12 month period so we have as of the 21/01/2011 submitted our application to register our relationship.

My questions are:

1) I know the website (BDM) specifies a 28 day cooling off period and then a 4 week period to register a relationship but I was wondering how long it actually took for people to register theirs? - reason i ask is im on a 457 sponsorship right now and I am very concerned I will lose my job prior the registration period. I understand once we submit our spouse visa application I can apply for a bridging visa but I need to plan based on worst case scenario.

2) Are there people here who have successfully been granted their spouse visa via this process? if so how long did the spouse visa take?

3) We have photo's of the 2 of us. we have photo's with friends. we have photo's with my family who visited from South Africa. We have photo's of us with my family in Melbourne. We have letters and declarations from friends, family both in and out of Australia. We have a joint bank account. we have wedding invitations with both our names on it.. I also have all my post being sent to our address. is this enough proof of what should I still do prior to our submission?

4) I have a SA Police Clearance which is dated the 28th of Jan 2010. My understanding is that these certificates are only valid for 1 year. do you think I should reapply for a new one of do you think immigrations will see that I have not left the country since then and possibly overlook it and accept it?

5) Did anyone here use an immigration lawyer for this process? The reason im asking if I am and have been charged around $6100. does this sound fair?

Any tips, suggestions and help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,
Dylan


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Old 01-27-2011, 12:06 AM
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On http://www.australiaforum.com/visas-...oria-tips.html you'll see breed got his relationship registered, just over the month it took it'd seem.
Latest processing times some people have posted about being advised are of order 6-9 months and the relationship registration should not really affect that.
You need to be looking more at documented evidence, bills, lease if available, anything with an official ring to it more so than photos and statements and if you're paying a total of $6100 you ought to be getting some very detailed advice for that kind of money.
If you've not been back to SA and do not intend to, the SA police check oughtto be OK.
$6100!, and most people on a forum do not use agents and that would seem to be top $$$ and you have to ask yourself what do they really do that you cannot do yourself if you use the Immisite with the Application Checklist there.
As a general rule, you can expect that agents fees will be about the same as a visa charge but with that @ $2575 many people will think you're blowing a lot of $$$ away.





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Dear Dylan,

I recently noticed your post, and I hope it's not too late! I have hired a law firm in Sydney, they are the best in immigration law. My solicitors sent my application away on the 20th December 2010, and my relationship certificate returned on the 22nd January, that was including the Christmas period and New Years, which by any standard, is very quick as I am sure you will appreciate!

In regards to my solicitors, im guessing the overall total will be $12,000 but you get what you pay for, they have done things that would of been difficult for me, in regards to the complications in my case. And at the end of the day, what's $12,000 when I get to spend the rest of my life here? And in regards to immigration agents, I've used five in the last prior to making a decision to obtain professional legal help. All had no background in immigration law, and were extremely unhelpful.

I hope this helps, a little. I wish you good luck.

Kind regards,

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Hi All,

I have a few questions regarding this topic. I would really appreciate the help anyone can give. My GF was born in Australia. We have been together for almost 8 months now and have been living together for some time. obviously we are not past the 12 month period so we have as of the 21/01/2011 submitted our application to register our relationship.

My questions are:

1) I know the website (BDM) specifies a 28 day cooling off period and then a 4 week period to register a relationship but I was wondering how long it actually took for people to register theirs? - reason i ask is im on a 457 sponsorship right now and I am very concerned I will lose my job prior the registration period. I understand once we submit our spouse visa application I can apply for a bridging visa but I need to plan based on worst case scenario.

2) Are there people here who have successfully been granted their spouse visa via this process? if so how long did the spouse visa take?

3) We have photo's of the 2 of us. we have photo's with friends. we have photo's with my family who visited from South Africa. We have photo's of us with my family in Melbourne. We have letters and declarations from friends, family both in and out of Australia. We have a joint bank account. we have wedding invitations with both our names on it.. I also have all my post being sent to our address. is this enough proof of what should I still do prior to our submission?

4) I have a SA Police Clearance which is dated the 28th of Jan 2010. My understanding is that these certificates are only valid for 1 year. do you think I should reapply for a new one of do you think immigrations will see that I have not left the country since then and possibly overlook it and accept it?

5) Did anyone here use an immigration lawyer for this process? The reason im asking if I am and have been charged around $6100. does this sound fair?

Any tips, suggestions and help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,
Dylan


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Old 03-01-2011, 08:11 PM
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Hi AGreen,

I only saw your post now.

Are you in the same situation? applying for 820/801 before the 12 month period in your relationship?

We have received our certificate and I have completed my medicals and are about to submit our application.

I want to find someone who has successfully done what I am attempting to do..

Me.

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Dear Dylan,

I recently noticed your post, and I hope it's not too late! I have hired a law firm in Sydney, they are the best in immigration law. My solicitors sent my application away on the 20th December 2010, and my relationship certificate returned on the 22nd January, that was including the Christmas period and New Years, which by any standard, is very quick as I am sure you will appreciate!

In regards to my solicitors, im guessing the overall total will be $12,000 but you get what you pay for, they have done things that would of been difficult for me, in regards to the complications in my case. And at the end of the day, what's $12,000 when I get to spend the rest of my life here? And in regards to immigration agents, I've used five in the last prior to making a decision to obtain professional legal help. All had no background in immigration law, and were extremely unhelpful.

I hope this helps, a little. I wish you good luck.

Kind regards,


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Old 03-24-2011, 05:19 AM
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I think because the relationship registering method is fairly new maybe not many people have used it successfully yet seeing as it takes so long to process the visa itself. In NSW it only came into affect in July 2010 I think.

Maybe we will be one of the first ones (fingers crossed!)


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