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Old 02-10-2011, 02:36 PM
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Hi

Great work on this forum.

I am 22 years old and have a girlfriend overseas (Portugal), we have a 17 month old daughter. We have been going out for around 6 years and lived together for about 2 years. I have a Permanent Residence in Australia, and moved here because my parents decided so i could have a better future and bring a better future to my girlfriend and our daughter. By the way I am in WA. I have a full-time job and I am willing to sponsor them.
So I have some questions I would like to make:

What kind of visa would suit our sittuation? (apply for a 676 Tourist Visa and then for an Onshore Defacto/Partner Visa was what I was thinking of.)
Which would be the easier and fastest wait to get the visa?


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Old 02-11-2011, 01:23 AM
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A normal tourist visa can have a No Further Stay condition on it and thus no further visa can be applied for onshore.
If your girlfriend wanted to make a trip to Australia to see what life could be like out here, it is just as easy for her to apply for an ETA via a travel agent - ETA (Visitor) (Subclass 976)
ETAs do not have the No Further Stay condition on them and of late it seems some people from the UK and Europe who are eligible for the free eVisa are getting an ETA equivalent granted to them but you cannot rely on that.
The other problem that could develop for you is though having a child together will waive the 12 months residential relationship requirement, you still do need to have evidence of a relationship and Immi could look for you having been actually together for say six months.
The other way of going about it if you are intending to be committed enough for marriage would be to have her apply for the PMV and though that can take a bit of time to be processed, she could come out on a tourist visa while it is being processed and advising her CO of that, hopefully she will be contacted when the visa is about ready for granting and from Perth, she could take a trip to Bali or Singapore to allow the visa to be granted.





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Old 02-13-2011, 02:57 PM
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Thanks for your attention Wanderer

I was reading about the ETAs witch are valid for 12 months but they only seem to allow her to stay for up to 3 months on each trip isn't that correct?
Why do people say that the PMV is a less risky visa than the Partner/Spouse?
As we have a child and my girlfriend perhaps came on a tourist visa, our baby would have to be accompanied by a doctor. What could I do for that to be possible as tourist aren't covered by medicare?


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Old 02-14-2011, 02:24 AM
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Yes, ETAs are for stays of three months at a time and one of the issues re getting some time together and hence the reason for a PMV, a PMV not requiring a time together as partner vissas do.
Why would your daughter need to be accompanied by a doctor for if she is normally helathy, plenty of children do make international airline trips.
If she has a medical condition, that is something else that needs to be considered re longer term plans for there are health requirements as part of eligibility for visas that can lead to PR.
But any travel and what is required is an individual responsibility.





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Old 02-14-2011, 11:38 AM
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What are the chances of a Tourist Visa 676 having or not the No Further Stay condition on them? How do they work that out?
How long more or less do the PMVs take to be processed?
My daughter doesn't have any medical condition, thanks goodness she is very healthy. I didn't explain my self correctly. What I meant was in case she needs medicare and she is on a tourist visa can she be assisted via myself in say a hospital?


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Old 02-14-2011, 06:49 PM
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The chances of a 676 having a No Further Stay are unknown for it is apparently a random application.
PMVs are six months give or take a bit.
If your partner and daughter are on tourist visas, they'll still be liable for all medical costs and if concerned about that it is advisable to take out travel insurance.
You'll see that medical services can be used once a partner visa has been applied for - Prospective Marriage Visa (Subclass 300)





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Old 02-17-2011, 11:11 AM
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Thanks for your advices Wanderer.

I have been reading about the PMV and it seems quite straight forward and it will be the best way to be able to bring my girlfriend and daughter to Australia. Are you sure she can apply for a Tourist Visa while the PMV is being processed?
There is just a part I can't understand.
I have to submit evidence that we intend to get married with the application. How can I do that if she is overseas?

" evidence that you intend to marry your fiancÚ(e) within 9 months of being granted the visa. Such evidence must be a signed and dated letter (on letterhead) from an authorised marriage celebrant who will conduct your wedding ceremony. The letter must include the place and date (or date range) on which the planned marriage ceremony may take place. If you plan to marry in Australia, the celebrant must confirm that a Notice of Intended Marriage (NOIM) for you and your fiancÚ(e) has been lodged
with them (see page 33 for further details about NOIMs);"

Does this mean I have to get in touch with the Registry of Births, Death and Marriages in the state or territory I intend to get married before logging the application?
Because after it says:

"If you intend to marry in Australia after you have been granted a Prospective Marriage visa, a NOIM must be completed and provided to the person who will marry you (the authorised marriage celebrant) at least 1 month and 1 day, but no more than 18 months, before your preferred date of marriage."

If I'm going to apply for this visa clearly my objective is to get married In Australia. Can you please explain what they really want?I cant seem to understand.


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