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Hi,

I am new here, and in need of your help and advice.
i am an Australian citizen intending to marry in Feb 2015. my fiance is an Indian national and we had our engagement on sep 2014.

Can she apply 309 partner visa now,stating that intend to marry in the future and submit the marriage documents later?
i am thinking thus we can save some 3-4 months on the processing time of the application.


prospective visa 300 is not suitable for us as we need to get married in india.


can anyone please shed some light on this...

thanks
if you go for PMV, you can still get married in India. There is no limitation on the location, it just have to happen within 9 months from the grant of PMV.

You only apply for 309 as a married OR de-facto couple. Intention to get married but not married means you are going to apply as a de facto couple. Do you have sufficient evidence to support your application?


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I am an Australian citizen and met my Indian partner on tour in India. We got engaged officially November 2013 (though unofficially way before then) and we have done the 300 visa. On this visa we can get married in Australia, India or ... anywhere we want. We are not eligible for the 309 as my partner lives in India and so the prospective partner visa was our only route. From what you said, seems yours too unless of course, she may be here and you are living together, in which case maybe there are other options. Good luck!!!
You can apply for a 309 as you have to be married by the time the decision is made. However doing this you risk a decision being made before you are married and also not having enough evidence. There is nothing stopping them looking at the application early so it is a risk.

You can always post in ask Mark to see what his thoughts are.


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Hi Becky,

Thank you for your reply,

A few aspects I would like to understand better,

Why do you suggest waiting for the CO to be assigned to get the PCC & Medical done? I thought to avoid delays, I can get everything submitted, as the PCC has 12 Month Validity from date of issue, so hopefully the visa is granted before 12 months are up.
Who would my wife contact at AHC in regards to getting a HAP ID?

What would I need to ask the Airline?
I have purchased tickets and have linked the tickets together that we are flying together, I rang IMMI yesterday and asked them about the visitor visa, and that my wife has put in her partner application, whether she can visit Australia, IMMI said, as long as her tourist visa is valid, no problem.

So as long as she fill in the Form 929, it won't matter where she is located, or the best idea is around the 9th month, to be offshore (back in India).

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Hey uday10,

If you have a look at my application details in my signature, you'll see that I submitted both Australian and Indian PCC at the time of application followed by medicals not too long after the PCC submission.
Both the PCCs and medicals had expired and I was requested to provide new Indian PCC by my case officer which was a nightmare in itself and caused me 3 extra months of delay, not gonna go into detail.

What I'm trying to say is that it's safer to wait for a bit to provide the PCC until later/upon case officer's request.
HAP ID- You or the applicant can just call AHC New Delhi and request for it and they'll issue it to you.

You can check with the airline whether or not your partner needs to have your name in her passport. Although I don't think it's going to be an issue since you both are going to be flying together. But still check for the "just in case" scenario. Better to be safe than sorry.

Provide the address where the applicant will be living in Australia during her stay. Basically the applicant needs to update immigration of the change in their address/passport details every time they change the address for a period of 14 days or longer.

So as I suggested in my previous post, submit one before flying to Australia and then get your partner to submit another one when she flies back to India. As per the information on AHC New Delhi's website, it's taking 35-36 weeks since date of application to get a case officer.
CURRENT AVERAGE PROCESSING TIMES - Australian High Commission

But as per their actual trends, case officer allocation right now seems to be taking longer than 270 days since application which is over 9 months, so if AHC doesn't officially increase this time frame on their website, get your partner offshore at the 9 month mark.
Make sure to read this thread for any updates, as I'll share if I find any from the other immigration forum I'm a member of.
Please do keep us updated. Hope this helps. Good Luck!

Kind Regards,
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Hi,

I am new here, and in need of your help and advice.
i am an Australian citizen intending to marry in Feb 2015. my fiance is an Indian national and we had our engagement on sep 2014.

Can she apply 309 partner visa now,stating that intend to marry in the future and submit the marriage documents later?
i am thinking thus we can save some 3-4 months on the processing time of the application.


prospective visa 300 is not suitable for us as we need to get married in india.
can anyone please shed some light on this...

thanks
Hey vinu,

Welcome to the Forum
Congratulations on the engagement

You can apply for the partner (309/100) visa before you get married but only if you have an intended date of marriage in the near future which MUST be before your visa is finalized/granted.
Submitting the application in now means that you will need to send your marriage certificate, wedding photos and other updated additional evidence at the time when your application is allocated a case officer. And you won't have to wait for 12 months from after you get married.
You will certainly save good few months if you apply before.

Yes, you care absolutely correct. PMV is not suitable for you since you are going to be married before the PMV is finalized And on the PMV the applicant must not get married before validating the visa by making the initial entry into Australia. After the visa is validate the visa holder can get married anywhere in the world.

Hope this helps. Good Luck!
Please do keep us updated and feel free to ask if you have more questions

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if you go for PMV, you can still get married in India. There is no limitation on the location, it just have to happen within 9 months from the grant of PMV.

You only apply for 309 as a married OR de-facto couple. Intention to get married but not married means you are going to apply as a de facto couple. Do you have sufficient evidence to support your application?
And the visa holder must validate the PMV before getting married, right?

By the information Sonakshi shared, her partner and her don't have enough evidence to support a partner (de-facto) visa application since she lives in Australia and partner in India and minimum 12 months living together is required unless of course they register their relationship in a state which registers relationship.

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Hi Becky,

Thank you the quick response,

The tourist visa which my wife holds, is valid for one year, with maximum stay for 3 months, so this would mean she just needs to exit Australia, go to NZ, or Christmas Island, or where ever and then return to get another 3 months.

How does it work when she receives temporary partner visa, does she have to go back to India, as this is where she submitted her application, or does she only need to be outside of Australia?

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Hi Becky,

Thank you the quick response,

The tourist visa which my wife holds, is valid for one year, with maximum stay for 3 months, so this would mean she just needs to exit Australia, go to NZ, or Christmas Island, or where ever and then return to get another 3 months.

How does it work when she receives temporary partner visa, does she have to go back to India, as this is where she submitted her application, or does she only need to be outside of Australia?

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Hey Uday,

No worries, happy to help
'3-months stay at a time' condition- I think you the applicant can exit and enter Australia at the end of 3 month's stay. Although I'm not sure how long the visa holder must stay offshore before returning to Australia. You might wanna check with other seniors, just to be sure

AHC won't grant the partner visa until the applicant is offshore since you've applied for an 'offshore' partner visa. The applicant must be offshore for both the application and grant of the visa.
If you wait for AHC's notification email to notify you to get offshore, you're in for an additional 2-3 months of agonizing wait.

The above happens when the application in the final queue gets to the top of the queue and the applicant is onshore, AHC will notify the applicant and put the file at the bottom of the final queue.
The applicant is not granted the visa as soon as they get offshore, they will have to wait for for an additional couple of months (sometimes even longer) for their file to get to the front of the queue AGAIN!

From my experience, all the applicants who got offshore and returned to India to await the decision on the partner visa application, got their visas without any delay. While those who didn't and travelled to Australia's neighbouring countries face horrible delays.

It is the safest and the most economical option to return to India since no one knows how long AHC will take to grant the visa after the applicant gets offshore making the wait in say Fiji or New Zealand an expensive and very stressful choice. Average additional delay in the past was for 2 months for those who didn't return to India.

Hope this helps. Good Luck!

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UPDATE RELATING TO THE APPLICATION PROCESSING METHOD

There seems to have been some kind of changes in the processing method of AHC New Delhi. From the timeline I follow from the Indian partner visa thread, 6 of the January 2014 applicants have received their visas without their applications being sent to the final queue on the same day they were allocated a case officer (give that all their documentation including PCC(s), medicals and evidence of continuing relationship was provided to the AHC before the allocation of a case officer) and those who WERE requested for additional documents, their visas were approved within a couple of days from when they provided the case officer the requested paperwork.

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UPDATE RELATING TO THE APPLICATION PROCESSING METHOD

There seems to have been some kind of changes in the processing method of AHC New Delhi. From the timeline I follow from the Indian partner visa thread, 6 of the January 2014 applicants have received their visas without their applications being sent to the final queue on the same day they were allocated a case officer (give that all their documentation including PCC(s), medicals and evidence of continuing relationship was provided to the AHC before the allocation of a case officer) and those who WERE requested for additional documents, their visas were approved within a couple of days from when they provided the case officer the requested paperwork.

Means ... on the applications where the case worker gets them and everything is included, or supplied immediately when requested, they didn't send the application on to the final queue, the application was immediately there and then given the visa by the case worker?!!!???

Is there anything in your information to support whether the 6 cases were online or paper or through a Migration Agent?

Do you find people through Migration Agents have better success or is the same?


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Means ... on the applications where the case worker gets them and everything is included, or supplied immediately when requested, they didn't send the application on to the final queue, the application was immediately there and then given the visa by the case worker?!!!???

Is there anything in your information to support whether the 6 cases were online or paper or through a Migration Agent?

Do you find people through Migration Agents have better success or is the same?
Hey Sonakshi,

Yes! to your first question

Not too sure about how many out of the 6 who got their visas had hired migration lawyers, but all of those WERE paper applications.
The online applicants HAVE been facing delays because the high commission's system's are facing some difficulties which is causing issues in the processing. And I don't think AHC has many case officer's who know how to operate or process the online applications, that could also be a part of the issue. Maybe they are training the case officer's on how to process them I'm not very sure about what's going on, this is all just a guess. I will keep the thread updated though when I get some news.

Having a migration lawyer depends on the applicant/sponsor. Most of the straightforward cases don't need lawyers and so not many people hire one.
But if the applicant thinks there are complications in their application, then migration lawyers CAN work wonders especially if there are any medical complications and/or previous denials.

Hope this helps. Good Luck!

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