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extending working hours for de facto on a student visa


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Old 02-13-2011, 08:31 PM
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extending working hours for de facto on a student visa

Hi,
I have just arrived in Australia on my girlfriends student visa as her de facto partner, as a condition of this visa i can only work for 20 hours a week (which i don't really understand the reason behind this limitation) and wondered if it is possible to "upgrade" my visa to allow me to work more than 20 hours a week?
I can't find any definate answers on the internet can anyone please help me?
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Old 07-11-2011, 07:03 AM
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Hi Ozimmigrant,

I am going to apply for a defacto visa under my boyfriend's visa and we are totally in the same boat. Was the visa application smooth? How long did it take for you and what documents did you provide to the immigration officer?


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Hi,
I have just arrived in Australia on my girlfriends student visa as her de facto partner, as a condition of this visa i can only work for 20 hours a week (which i don't really understand the reason behind this limitation) and wondered if it is possible to "upgrade" my visa to allow me to work more than 20 hours a week?
The reason behind the 20hr work limit is that to work in Australia full-time, you have to come on an appropriate skilled visa. If you have a skill on the SOL list and meet the requirements for a skilled visa, then you should consider that option. Workers - Visas & Immigration

Visas are all about the main reason for your visit: if your main reason is to work, then you need a visa for that. You've chosen to go on your partner's visa, so your main reason is to be with them, you could have gotten your own visa.

I don't know anything about "upgrading", sorry.


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