Marriage in US or AUS?

Go Back   Living and Working in Australia Forum With Immigration and Travel Information > Living in Australia > Visas and immigration

Visas and immigration The Australia Forum for visas, immigration and migration to Australia. Please use this section to discuss all your immigration and moving to Australia needs. Discuss visa types, time lines, submission dates, police checks and read our members' immigration success stories here.

Marriage in US or AUS?


Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 03-18-2011, 03:14 AM
Active Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 22
Please update your flag here .

1 likes received
Marriage in US or AUS?

I would like to ultimately get married legally in the US and then reside in AUS on the spousal visa. I know that US/AUS recognizes marriages in either country. My question is whether it's logical to expect to marry in the US. I will have been living in AUS. Would my AUS partner need some equivalent of a fiance visa in order for us to both travel to the US for marriage and then travel back to AUS for permanent residence?

Thanks!


  #2 (permalink)  
Old 03-18-2011, 03:36 AM
Moderator
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 895
Users Flag! From australia

88 likes received
1 likes given
Hi there,

You have three options as I see it:

1. Get married in US and apply for spouse visa while in the US.

2. Apply for Prospective Marriage Visa (fiance visa) in the US, come to Oz and get married within 9 months and apply for marriage visa.

3. Apply for onshore spouse visa in Australia after getting married in Australia.

Your Aussie partner doesn't need to have a visa to get married in the states as far as I know. She doesn't intend to migrate to the States, so I wouldn't see the need for a visa just to have a wedding, as many holidaying couples do it all over the world on tourist visas. It can even be done in a registry office, with a certificate from that registry needed as proof of marriage.

Take a look at the DIAC site here for links to info. on each visa.

Family - Visas & Immigration

Family - Visas & Immigration

You should also check the Aust. Embassy site where you are for more specific requirements for US applications.


  #3 (permalink)  
Old 03-19-2011, 02:02 AM
Wanderer's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 7,467
Please update your flag here .

139 likes received
It will depend on what visa you are currently on here in Australia as to whether you can apply for a partner visa here and obviously there are eligibility requirements to be met and you ought to study those on the links provided by aussiegirl.

As for your partner travelling to the US to marry, though there is a visa waiver in place I have also read of US Immi officials not just questioning arrivals on their intent [ same can happen here ] for they are reticent about someone coming in to marry a US citizen as apparently your US Immi regulations give an auto right of residency in that situation.

It is really something you need to address with the US.





Closed Thread

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
309 defacto + marriage = ? dan Visas and immigration 3 07-28-2011 04:00 AM
what marriage visa is the best slavekajira Visas and immigration 1 04-22-2011 01:47 AM
marriage here or there? Danie Visas and immigration 5 03-31-2011 07:52 AM
Marriage Lily-bee Visas and immigration 1 12-10-2010 05:36 AM
WHV to 820 Marriage Visa Mesmerzied Visas and immigration 2 05-20-2010 08:09 AM

LEGAL NOTICE
By using this Website, you agree to abide by our Terms and Conditions (the "Terms"). This notice does not replace our Terms, which you must read in full as they contain important information. You must not post any defamatory, unlawful or undesirable content, or any content copied from a third party, on the Website. You must not copy material from the Website except in accordance with the Terms. This Website gives users an opportunity to share information only and is not intended to contain any advice which you should rely upon. It does not replace the need to take professional or other advice. We have no liability to you or any other person in respect of any content on this Website.


All times are GMT. The time now is 12:04 PM.




Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
AustraliaForum.com