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Old 03-06-2015, 12:20 AM
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Hi Paul and Alex,

Please note that people working for the Department of Immigration and Border Protection are not Registered Migration Agents, Lawyers or Members of Parliament. As such they are not legally able to give you migration advice. Many are very narrowly trained in one or two aspects of Migration Law.

You are better off taking the advice of migration agents on this site.

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OK I understand. Although I moved with all my stuff to Australia to now apply for the visa. Our lease contract is also in both our names. So wouldn't it be better to write the same address as my partner? So confusing! Might just ring them and make sure I do it right.
Unfortunately DIBP representatives have often been known to give incorrect information, and they take no responsibility for any issues applicants may face from following the incorrect information they've been given. You're better off checking with a migration agent.

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do you think this applies also if i am "only" on a tourist visa (3 months)? because I would have thought my country of residence is Germany, so my address should also be the one in Germany. But the address for correspondence is the one i am currently living at in Australia?
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We are in the same situation. I think we will follow the suggestions on here and put my partner's address in Italy as the residential address, and then use our Aussie address for the Postal address. Even though it means we will have different residential addresses which looks strange.

It would be good to hear back from people who successfully had onshore visa granted (not from PMV) to be sure that this is correct!

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It could be interpreted either way.

I tend to use the applicant's Australian address for onshore applications, as they currently are residing in Australia, even if it is temporarily.

Never had an issue with it.

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It could be interpreted either way.

I tend to use the applicant's Australian address for onshore applications, as they currently are residing in Australia, even if it is temporarily.

Never had an issue with it.
Does this mean that you would also need to put Australia as the usual country of residence? It seems a bit strange to use an Aussie residential address if you're on a tourist visa, but now I'm leaning towards this option.

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Once the application has been lodged the applicant will remain in Australia on a Bridging Visa, so will continue to reside in Australia.

Either way, I don't think it's that critical, but using the address where you're actually living makes more sense to me.

If you are doing it online, check if the question has a "?" behind it with a further clarification. I have never really checked.

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I just had a look at a couple of paper applications (form 47 SP) I did a few years ago. Both applicants applied for a sc. 820 while on a tourist visa. On both occasions we listed Australia as country of residence and the Australian addresses the residential address. No questions were asked and both applications were approved.

I am currently doing stage 2 for one of the applicants online. The online form just asks for the contact details, so obviously I am using the Australian address here again.

If you ask 5 migration agents, you probably get 5 different answers, but in the context of an onshore partner visa I think it makes sense to use the local Australian address.

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Once the application has been lodged the applicant will remain in Australia on a Bridging Visa, so will continue to reside in Australia.

Either way, I don't think it's that critical, but using the address where you're actually living makes more sense to me.

If you are doing it online, check if the question has a "?" behind it with a further clarification. I have never really checked.
Thanks Nick, I'm going to put Australia. Incidentally, clicking on the "?" next to this particular question does not help much. It just says:

"From the option list, select your usual country of residence.
In a later step, you will be asked to provide your full residential address in this country."

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Thanks Nick, I'm going to put Australia. Incidentally, clicking on the "?" next to this particular question does not help much. It just says: "From the option list, select your usual country of residence. In a later step, you will be asked to provide your full residential address in this country."
Usual residence:

a physical presence in a particular place (as indicated by where a person maintains a home, eats and sleeps, even if this is in hotels or a yacht) and

an intention to treat that place as a home for at least the being but not necessarily forever.

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