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Old 05-05-2019, 07:34 AM
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Applied may 2017 n still waiting...

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Anyone here is waiting on Partner 309 application since 2017?
Please share your current situation. I am desperately awaiting on my husband's application. Submitted in Colombo.

Timeline:
Sept 17 - Application submitted
Oct 17 - Biometric Completed and submitted
Jan 18 - Medical, PCC and Form 80 requested
Feb 18 - Submitted
Apr 18 - Further docs requested and submitted
Dec 18 - Seperate telephone interviews
Still awaiting decision. 19 months awaiting.
Applied july 2017 and still waiting...


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Page 11 - Non Migrating members of the family unit.
What exactly is the family unit ? Is it her parents and siblings or my parents and my siblings or both ?
Page 11 Part D, 36: of form 47SP says:
parents and all your brothers and sisters (including full, half, step and adopted brothers and sisters)

We did just that, parents and brothers and sisters of the applicant, as stated on the form. We did not list In-laws.
This is for the applicant only, NOT the sponsors family, they are not relevant.

However, this is interesting, but possibly not relevant....

Member of the Family Unit definition changed on 19 November 2016.

The definition of Member of the Family Unit (MoFU) will be simplified and limited to direct family members under 23 years of age

https://archive.homeaffairs.gov.au/M...mily-unit.aspx

A person will be a MoFU of another person (the family head) if the person:

1: is a spouse or de facto partner of the family head
or
2: is a child or step child of the family head or of a spouse or de facto partner of the family head (other than a child or step child who is engaged to be married or has a spouse or de facto partner) and:
has not turned 18
or
has turned 18, but has not turned 23, and is dependent on the family head or on the spouse or de facto partner of the family head
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has turned 23 and is under paragraph 1.05A(1)(b) dependent on the family head or on the spouse or de facto partner of the family head

3: is a dependent child of a person who meets the conditions in paragraph


It is interesting that Australia has a different definition of Family unit to the American definition.


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Page 19 - Supporting witnesses
Give details of two supporting witnesses of the relationship between the applicant and the sponsor.
Here I am thinking of putting the name of both of our parents. Would that be alright or does it have to be someone from outside of the family ?
We used the sister and daughter of the Sponsor, as two supporting witnesses, as they had met the applicant.

Parents would be OK.


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We used the sister and daughter of the Sponsor, as two supporting witnesses, as they had met the applicant.

Parents would be OK.
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We used the sister and daughter of the Sponsor, as two supporting witnesses, as they had met the applicant.

Parents would be OK.
Thank you.
We will give the details of both the applicants family members and her in-laws family members.


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Old 05-05-2019, 10:29 AM
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Thank you very much people. You are helping me with quick responses and I hope I will continue to get more advises as we go along.
A few more questions.

6.
Once the applicaion has been submitted, the next step would be to do the payment which I think I can do that on her behalf with my Australian Bank. Is that right ? That should be pretty straightforward I guess. Although there is no surcharges, would BPay take longer than Visa and Mastercard ?
My only target is to lodge the application before the new rule for Partner visa gets into effect. I am not sure when it will begin (maybe June as some people in some other forums have indicated). Is there any sign that it would begin this week or maybe next ?
So, just to be on the safe side I am thinking to lodge it maybe tomorrow and make the payment immediately, so that it is all good.

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Would the application be considered as submitted once the payment is made or is it only after I as a sponsor login to IMMI and do my bits ?

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The arranging, naming and uploading of the document is the stressful bit as I gather from the posts here. So I am thinking we could do it within two weeks. My question is can my wife apply for Tourist visa immediately after the Partner Visa application submission or do we need to do that only after all the documents in visa 309 application have been uploaded ? For the assessment of the visit visa, does the visa officer for Tourist Visa also take a look at the Partner Visa application ? Or has it got nothing to do with the partner visa ?

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In the Tourist visa application, the length of the stay is what we are not sure about as of now. People have suggested me not to go for 12 months one as it has more likelihood of not getting approved. 3 or 6 months would be the best option I have heard. Your thoughts ?

Thanks in advance for the replies.


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Thank you very much people. You are helping me with quick responses and I hope I will continue to get more advises as we go along.
A few more questions.

6.
Once the applicaion has been submitted, the next step would be to do the payment which I think I can do that on her behalf with my Australian Bank. Is that right ? That should be pretty straightforward I guess. Although there is no surcharges, would BPay take longer than Visa and Mastercard ?
My only target is to lodge the application before the new rule for Partner visa gets into effect. I am not sure when it will begin (maybe June as some people in some other forums have indicated). Is there any sign that it would begin this week or maybe next ?
So, just to be on the safe side I am thinking to lodge it maybe tomorrow and make the payment immediately, so that it is all good.

7.
Would the application be considered as submitted once the payment is made or is it only after I as a sponsor login to IMMI and do my bits ?

8.
The arranging, naming and uploading of the document is the stressful bit as I gather from the posts here. So I am thinking we could do it within two weeks. My question is can my wife apply for Tourist visa immediately after the Partner Visa application submission or do we need to do that only after all the documents in visa 309 application have been uploaded ? For the assessment of the visit visa, does the visa officer for Tourist Visa also take a look at the Partner Visa application ? Or has it got nothing to do with the partner visa ?

9.
In the Tourist visa application, the length of the stay is what we are not sure about as of now. People have suggested me not to go for 12 months one as it has more likelihood of not getting approved. 3 or 6 months would be the best option I have heard. Your thoughts ?

Thanks in advance for the replies.
6. BPay always takes 2-3 business days.
7. Once payment is received.
8. A tourist visa has no impact on a partner visa application.
9. Need more information on the applicant, previous Australian visas ect.


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6. BPay always takes 2-3 business days.
7. Once payment is received.
8. A tourist visa has no impact on a partner visa application.
9. Need more information on the applicant, previous Australian visas ect.
I am a bit puzzled by your reply to 8 as surely they will link the two as the application for the visitor visa will talk about visiting a spouse or partner in OZ ? I am thinking of doing a similar thing later this year for future wife .


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6. BPay always takes 2-3 business days.
7. Once payment is received.
8. A tourist visa has no impact on a partner visa application.
9. Need more information on the applicant, previous Australian visas ect.
re . point 6 , may I ask what the new rule about partner visa is please ? i know they change things occasionally to make it more stressful and difficult ! ( wry smile ) .


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6. BPay always takes 2-3 business days.
7. Once payment is received.
8. A tourist visa has no impact on a partner visa application.
9. Need more information on the applicant, previous Australian visas ect.
I am a bit puzzled by your reply to 8 as surely they will link the two as the application for the visitor visa will talk about visiting a spouse or partner in OZ ? I am thinking of doing a similar thing later this year for future wife .
In what way will they be linked? Entirely different criteria for each, and seperate applications.
Many have been caught out thinking that the fact they have applied for a partner visa means they bypass the requirements of a tourist visa and have had it refused.
Each visa has its own requirements and you need to meet then when you apply.
It's not an issue applying for a tourist visa with a partner or pmv in play you just need to address to relevant criteria.


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