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Old 03-22-2011, 09:59 AM
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Hi mic,

Im in the same boat stuck over in Perth,
Partner has just resumed Uni and is trying to work full time aswell which is obviously having adverse effects on her life and mine as i feel useless,

Let me Know how you get on as i also am unsure as to if it will reflect negatively on the ongoing application!

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I plan to lodge everything on Monday so will keep you updated how it goes...

I try to believe that even if the work permission doesn't get granted,it won't have any negative impact on the partner application...

I hope I can talk to someone in person and explain our situation!


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Old 04-18-2011, 12:17 AM
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Just to let everyone know. I am now on a bridging visa A as of April 5th. I really needed to apply for work rights as I have now been here and not able to work for more than 12 months. I filled out the form 1005. Did an excel spreadsheet of my expenses as well as our expenses together. I did a cover letter explaining why I needed work rights and made copies of bills and bank statements for review. I turned in the form on April 11th and on the 13th of April I received a email confirming full work rights. So excited! Just wanted to pass this info along and wish you all good luck.

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congats!that's great news!


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Just to let everyone know. I am now on a bridging visa A as of April 5th. I really needed to apply for work rights as I have now been here and not able to work for more than 12 months. I filled out the form 1005. Did an excel spreadsheet of my expenses as well as our expenses together. I did a cover letter explaining why I needed work rights and made copies of bills and bank statements for review. I turned in the form on April 11th and on the 13th of April I received a email confirming full work rights. So excited! Just wanted to pass this info along and wish you all good luck.
That's great! congratulations!!

I have a few questions about this actually. I am applying for a defacto visa and need permission to work. I filled out a 1005 form and made copies of my bank statements, and a cover letter detailing our expenses. i went to the local diac office (brisbane) to lodge it. However, the man behind the counter told me i can't lodge it there, and that i would need more information. He also said i would be unlikely to get it as "it would take away an australian citizen's right to work".

It left me stumped. I thought it was fairly easy to get permission to work approved based on financial hardship. also, i have looked everywhere and i have no idea where to lodge form 1005. Please help!


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That's great! congratulations!!

I have a few questions about this actually. I am applying for a defacto visa and need permission to work. I filled out a 1005 form and made copies of my bank statements, and a cover letter detailing our expenses. i went to the local diac office (brisbane) to lodge it. However, the man behind the counter told me i can't lodge it there, and that i would need more information. He also said i would be unlikely to get it as "it would take away an australian citizen's right to work".

It left me stumped. I thought it was fairly easy to get permission to work approved based on financial hardship. also, i have looked everywhere and i have no idea where to lodge form 1005. Please help!
at first i thought i knew who you had spoken to (because i've spoken to this person more than once before), but that part about not being able to apply there is BS and i know that the person i was thinking of wouldn't say that.

have you already applied for a de facto? do you have a Client ID/RID? you will need that so they can easily link your 1005 application to your de facto application.... if you have already applied for a de facto, there is no reason you can't submit a 1005. if i were you, i would go back and hope that you get someone that knows what they're talking about. if you get another uninformed person (actually, i got an uninformed person too when applying) then tell them that you know you can apply there and request to speak to someone else. it seems like some people working at the Brisbane processing center really don't know their stuff.

i applied for a de facto 820 in person at the Brisbane office in July. at the time of applying i was encouraged to submit a 1005 to try to get full work rights. in August i submitted the 1005 in person at the Brisbane office. the person at reception was an idiot and gave me a ticket number to wait in the long long line to speak to someone when it turns out the person at reception was suppose to take the application and forward it to where it needed to go. i should never have had to wait in the second line. after waiting in the second line for like 2+ hours and talking to someone else they apologized for the error of the person in reception and cautioned me that i was unlikely to be approved for full work rights because i already had partial work rights thanks to my WHV. remember that at first i was ENCOURAGED to apply and then i was practically DISCOURAGED! everyone at the immi office has their own opinion and it's just that: an opinion. anyway, i applied and was granted full work rights within a week.

shows what the immi people know.

oh, and alternatively if the Brisbane processing centre is where you submitted your de facto, you can just mail in the 1005 app if you don't want to go back to the office:

Partner (Temporary) Processing Centre QLD
GPO Box 9984 Brisbane QLD 4001

the address should be in the paperwork that they gave you when applying for the de facto.

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That's great! congratulations!!

I have a few questions about this actually. I am applying for a defacto visa and need permission to work. I filled out a 1005 form and made copies of my bank statements, and a cover letter detailing our expenses. i went to the local diac office (brisbane) to lodge it. However, the man behind the counter told me i can't lodge it there, and that i would need more information. He also said i would be unlikely to get it as "it would take away an australian citizen's right to work".

It left me stumped. I thought it was fairly easy to get permission to work approved based on financial hardship. also, i have looked everywhere and i have no idea where to lodge form 1005. Please help!
Hi Camila,
I lodged the application in the Sydney office. I was granted work rights within about 5 days. It was stressful as all of this process has been but it went easily.
Sorry I cant be of more help.
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Hi there,

Could anyone let me know what to detailed in the cover letter along with the form 1005?

Appreciate your great help.

Thanks!


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Hey guys!

I would love to remove my no work condition too

I'm really keen on any information about the cover letters you guys wrote...I understand it should give an explanation of why I want/need the work rights, but did you include just "hard" facts that money is really tight or did you also write about the psychological problems one has while sitting at home all this time???

any advice is highly appreciated!

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