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Old 02-24-2011, 06:15 PM
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I am sponsoring my Canadian partner to move to Australia with me.

I am pregnant with his child. The baby is due June 21st. We havn't submitted application yet due to waiting on family members to send Stat Declarations to us. I am estimating that we will send application by 2nd week in March 2011 (this year). HOW LONG will it take to get this processed..?? I'm panicking that he will miss the birth of his 1st child.

Also, is it compulsory to send a Police Check with application form? At first we thought it was... then read that applicants would be asked if one is needed so we haven't applied for one. Should we???

I"m confused... Please can someone shed some light?

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Old 02-25-2011, 01:23 AM
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From the way you have worded it, I assume you're still in Canada and intending to fly back to Oz before the birth and that is the intention, the very first thing you ought to do if you have not already done so is get medical advice re a long distance trip while pregnant and secondly check with airlines re any restrictions for they especially do not want to risk those mid flight deliveries, even if Pacific and Sky might be nice names!

But as to an application and processing time, if you have good evidence supporting your relationship and though a baby counts, it will not so much while still in your tum [ so have a look at the sticky thread by el kitten and the Booklet #1 if you have not already ] , but yes, you can get your application in and the police check for your partner afterwards and again have a look at the requirement via Partner Visa: Offshore Temporary and Permanent (Subclasses 309 and 100) to see whether it is just a report by the Mounties or whether like in the US, he needs a province/local one as well.

One way or another I'd think if you're going to be back here in Oz, it'll be an extreme stroke of luck if his partner visa is approved for him to fly out by late June, even if you front up at the embassy lodgement desk patting your tum for it is quite possible that in addition to your sponsorship application you may need to submit an Assurance of Support and that will just add on some more time.

So if you plan on being back here, there're a couple of things he may want to consider:
1. Whilst the partner visa is being processed, he gets an ETA or tourist visa, advises the partner visa CO of that and they may decide to rush his partner visa through or when the partner visa is ready for granting, he'll need to take a trip over to NZ to have it granted.
You could consider he coming on an ETA and then applying onshore but that can have some complications as I've stated on the sticky thread on Offshore/Onshore Partner visas but possibly overcome for his real visit reason will be to be here in time for the birth.
2. Is he young enough and eligible for a WHV for that will allow him to fly out and look for work and get the partner visa applied for while here.

But most importantly, you need to decide on where you'll be!

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Old 02-25-2011, 03:42 PM
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To Wanderer,

Thanks for your reply....

I am still in Canada. Will be till April, and yes my doctor has given me the 'ok' to fly out then...

Have read the Partner 'Off Shore'' visa booklet, and at first one would think you need to send your police check in with application, but then it states in another paragraph that you need to supply one only if DIAC want one... But will wait I guess to see if they do.

You've really put the worry in me now saying that it will be a stroke of luck if he get to Sydney by end of June. Though I've read in the last 24 hrs visa's are usually granted in under 3 months... I have sent an email to the Aust High Commission in Ottawa and have asked them what we should do if his visa is not processed/granted by the time I go into labour. I did read on their website if your application is a 'Priority' that it must be stated why and if they are told before the processing end time date is confirmed, they can 'bump' up the application in the queue. So basically let them know asap, so they know our circumstances.

I think it may be a good idea to get a AOS now and get that completed just incase one is needed.

So are you saying, that he can get a tourist visa to come to Sydney while/if they are still processing his Partner Visa in Ottawa? And once approval is granted he just flies to NZ to get his passport restamped? That would alleviate alot of pressure and stress if that can be done.

No his missed the boat for a WHV...

Thanks so much for your information....


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Old 02-26-2011, 12:11 AM
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He'll need a police check and yes, to have any chance of his visa being processed in three months, he ought to get cracking with it right away rather than wait.

If the Ottowa people do give some priority to an application because of your pregnancy, that's up to them but there'll still be all the normal steps in processing required.
And yes, some people do use tourist visas to come to Australia while a visa is being processed.

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