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chicken999 11-12-2014 10:00 AM

Kylie from what I can gather u are both in separate countries and havnt lived together for last 12 months is that correct? If so u never should have applied for the partner visa. U would have got the pmv no problems I think.

I do no how u feel. I was refused on the pmv, so applied for mrt hearing and also applied again for another pmv about 7 months after that. Our second pmv was approved before we got a hearing at mrt - about 18 months all up (though we took 9 months to gather evidence again before we applied)

I don't think u will be successful at mrt so don't waste your money .

Take some time, get him here on tourist visa and open the joint account. Save and apply again for pmv. I know it's not easy and we ended up with $15k credit card debt but he has been here a year now and we are nearly finished paying it off. So there is hope. Don't give up if u love him, just regroup, save, and try again. But get the correct advice this time. Sounds like u got really really bad advice last time.

I'm really sorry this happened to u. 😰

EDT 11-12-2014 10:13 AM

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Originally Posted by kyliekinz (Post 663482)
Refused visa 6/11/14 based on not having a joint bank account. Aren't allowed to be a financially independent woman still.
Good luck to the rest of you.

Sorry about it but did you apply on de-facto ground or marriage? I heard they are really strick with de facto visa like even if you are 1 day short they will refuse you . have you ever meet in person? Have you ever visited each other? We need to hear more about your story before supplying any advice for plan B. People here are very helpful.

Mish 11-12-2014 08:51 PM

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Originally Posted by kyliekinz (Post 663482)
Refused visa 6/11/14 based on not having a joint bank account. Aren't allowed to be a financially independent woman still.
Good luck to the rest of you.

There has to be more to it than not having a joint bank account as we see visa's approved without having a joint bank account on thia forum.

De facto is very hard to proove when you are living to 2 different countries and have not lived together in the one country for 12 months. Ideally the PMV would have been the better option. Apply again but for a PMV instead, you won't have a problem with that one.

Valentine1981 11-15-2014 01:35 AM

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Originally Posted by kyliekinz (Post 663482)
Refused visa 6/11/14 based on not having a joint bank account. Aren't allowed to be a financially independent woman still.
Good luck to the rest of you.

So sorry to hear this happened :-( is that what they said on the refusal? I find that so bizarre as my (now) husband and I were granted our visa without showing joint accounts....

DChubbyAUwife 11-15-2014 12:28 PM

Hi all,

I wanted to ask a question about joint bank accounts after some discussion in this thread about a Visa denial due to insufficient evidence in regards to joint finances.

(I couldn't find a thread just about opening a bank account, but maybe I wasn't looking hard enough so sorry if this is a repeated topic of conversation).

My husband and I had decided not to open a joint account until we live together but it would actually be good for us to start saving for the future now while he has his job in the USA (as employment may take a while once he is here).

Hubby will be here for a quick Xmas visit so we should probably just go ahead and get a joint account then. I spoke with my bank on Friday (Teachers Mutual Bank) and they told me they have been told just recently they can't open accounts unless the person has a residency visa. When I questioned this, the lady told me to Google it (what the!!!.. ). I have since 'Googled it', and can only find info suggesting opening an account on a tourist visa with just a passport is fairly easy.

What are people's experiences with opening bank accounts? (either joint or just for the visa applicant), has anyone been knocked back due to being here on a tourist visa or told they need to wait until they have their residency visa in hand?

Any particular bank been more helpful than others?

Any info would be helpful!

CHEERS!!

Kirsty

Dinkum 11-15-2014 12:42 PM

I suggest you try the NAB. We had no trouble opening a joint account with just a tourist visa, though we told them we planned to apply for a permanent visa in due course. They could not have been more helpful.

DChubbyAUwife 11-15-2014 01:03 PM

NAB joint account on ETA
 
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Originally Posted by Dinkum (Post 666953)
I suggest you try the NAB. We had no trouble opening a joint account with just a tourist visa, though we told them we planned to apply for a permanent visa in due course. They could not have been more helpful.

Good to know, Dinkum! As it happens I do have a NAB account because I worked for them many lifetimes ago.

K

Mish 11-15-2014 01:06 PM

I second NAB. I also know someone who opened an ANZ account while they were living apart and they could both make deposits, they just couldn't make withdrawals until the applicant arrived in Australia and did his POI at a branch.

CollegeGirl 11-16-2014 04:42 AM

Yep, thirding NAB here. They opened a joint one for us no problem when I arrived (though I was on a PMV at the time). :)

EDT 11-16-2014 06:22 AM

Try westpac


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