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Old 11-07-2012, 01:10 AM
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Listen, my partner had this problem as well. We were married in Australia in November 2011 and had been in a relationship since September 2010, even though she was not divorced from her husband in the Philippines ( as you know there is no divorce in the Philippines ). The case officer at her interview kept on asking her when she was seperated from her ex husband ( January 2010 ), and insisted that other documents had a different time when she said they were seperated. My partner continuingly denied this. In the end the case officer said we had to supply further evidence that the relationship was genuine and of a joint household. So on top of the 5 statutory declarations and marriage certificate and other evidence we initially supplied, I gathered another 16 statutory declarations, sms messages and intimate instant messaging messages ( these last items they were not to happy about ! )

My point being, the case officers are looking to confuse you so that you will show some indication that you are lieing. If you're telling the truth, don't worry about it. It's just more bs that we have to go through because people have taken advantage of the system. Then once your visa is granted all you have to deal with is the CFO's bs and then you're home free.
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Old 11-07-2012, 01:22 AM
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Hi Erika,

My apologies I haven't replied to your PM yet as me and hubby went for holidays out of town. I will try and make a list for you but it is a long list and similar to the partner visa checklist from the immi website. And checklists for one partner visa application varies as per the individual cases especially I have dependents with individual circumstances and requirements. This is the checklist I have used: Partner Visa: Offshore Temporary and Permanent (Subclasses 309 and 100) Application Document Checklist

Don't be afraid on travelling to Oz while your partner visa is processing. See below quote from Australian Embassy-Manila.
Persons who lodge a permanent (family) visa application who then apply for a temporary visa to travel to Australia should be aware that the processing of their permanent visa application will continue.

This means that such persons will be required to comply with any permanent visa application processing requests (or requests for additional information) during both during the time of processing of the temporary visa application, or, possible temporary visa grant period.

Submit a complete application and include all supporting documents. This is the single most important factor in allowing us to make a quick decision.

Provide an e-mail address. This enables us to communicate with you quickly and efficiently.
All the best Erika! And to all of us here who are still waiting for the visa grant!
Yeheeeeyyyy!I have been waiting to hear from you princess since I believe we have almost the same case.

We're planning to lodge two visas at the same time.Visiting OZ would be a great help .I just miss him so much.I hope everything will be alright.Reading your post made me jump out of happiness (really i swear) .
I really needed someone to advise me on this and thanks for assuring me not to be afraid to visit OZ while processing visa 309.Thanks for the links too Princess!

GREAT GREAT Help!


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Hi erikawilson, in my opinion, a potential problem you may be faced with is when after lodgement, the DIAC needs you to submit any other documents/requirements for your 309, and you happen to be in Australia on visitor's visa, you will have to go back to Manila to deal with it. You're usually given x number of days to comply with what they ask for and if you are not able to submit the requirement immediately because you are in Australia, then it could delay the approval of your 309.

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Hi there Marianina,

Thanks for your quick reply.I do agree on what you have said.I was thinking of it and that's the only thing that makes me worry the most.What if I am still 1 week in OZ then they will ask some documents? Then I need to go back , OMG.

Do you think it would be better if I wait for the scheduled medical of my visa 309 before applying for Tourist visa?I am sure my case isn't as complicated as others as I don't have any dependents.

Thanks again guys.I would be happy if anyone can share their opinion to me..


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Old 11-07-2012, 02:30 AM
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Hi there Marianina,

Thanks for your quick reply.I do agree on what you have said.I was thinking of it and that's the only thing that makes me worry the most.What if I am still 1 week in OZ then they will ask some documents? Then I need to go back , OMG.

Do you think it would be better if I wait for the scheduled medical of my visa 309 before applying for Tourist visa?I am sure my case isn't as complicated as others as I don't have any dependents.

Thanks again guys.I would be happy if anyone can share their opinion to me..
<sigh> So difficult to give you a hard and fast answer because it is ultimately a gamble. I'm guessing that it might help if you wait and comply with their request for medical and other requirements which usually comes with their acknowledgement of your 309. But then again, nobody really knows if they'd need you to repeat your medical for some unexpected reason (sorry, I'm playing devil's advocate by citing a worst case scenario) or yes, they might just ask for some other document.

It's a decision you and your partner will have to make.

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Hi there Marianina,

Thanks for your quick reply.I do agree on what you have said.I was thinking of it and that's the only thing that makes me worry the most.What if I am still 1 week in OZ then they will ask some documents? Then I need to go back , OMG.

Do you think it would be better if I wait for the scheduled medical of my visa 309 before applying for Tourist visa?I am sure my case isn't as complicated as others as I don't have any dependents.

Thanks again guys.I would be happy if anyone can share their opinion to me..
DIAC approximately allocates our CO on 12th week after lodging the application (you will be then 2-3 mos in Oz) and acknowledgement letter approx 1 week after with your medical request. Do the medical before you travel to Australia as tourist. If DIAC asks you to repeat your medical (altho the clinic will tell you if you need to repeat some of your medical requirements like what happened to me) I have read somewhere here that you can always do your medical in Australia as well. Check the immi website for the accredited panel doctors near your area where you can go and have your medical.

Like I always said here, I am not an agent and my comments here are just based on my personal experiences which I am glad to share but each one of us has a different case as per our circumstances.

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<sigh> So difficult to give you a hard and fast answer because it is ultimately a gamble. I'm guessing that it might help if you wait and comply with their request for medical and other requirements which usually comes with their acknowledgement of your 309. But then again, nobody really knows if they'd need you to repeat your medical for some unexpected reason (sorry, I'm playing devil's advocate by citing a worst case scenario) or yes, they might just ask for some other document.

It's a decision you and your partner will have to make.

It's alright marianina. You're still giving me ideas.This will help us decide whether we'll pursue on processing TV as well aside from visa subclass 309. My hubby and I still have so many apprehensions on doing this and I'm hoping for more ideas from the members.
I notice your police check/clearance has been submitted just this October,yet you lodged application few months ago.Did you not include NBI clearance when you lodged your application? I believe it's alright to include NBI clearance when lodging application ,this will serve as your police clearance/check. Am i right?


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<sigh> So difficult to give you a hard and fast answer because it is ultimately a gamble. I'm guessing that it might help if you wait and comply with their request for medical and other requirements which usually comes with their acknowledgement of your 309. But then again, nobody really knows if they'd need you to repeat your medical for some unexpected reason (sorry, I'm playing devil's advocate by citing a worst case scenario) or yes, they might just ask for some other document.

It's a decision you and your partner will have to make.
Marianina is right. Erika, it's you and your partner's decision at the end of the day. Marianina has a point, "what if" they ask you for further documents and you are not ready to go home yet? But of course, DIAC allocates CO few months after lodging the application and this is the time they get to see your file and will ask you for some additional docs or interview or whatever they require from you before they grant the visa. The best thing to do if you want to travel is that to submit complete docs to start with. (however, my agent had said, as far as DIAC is concerned, there is no "sufficient documents" until they grant the visa)

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DIAC approximately allocates our CO on 12th week after lodging the application (you will be then 2-3 mos in Oz) and acknowledgement letter approx 1 week after with your medical request. Do the medical before you travel to Australia as tourist. If DIAC asks you to repeat your medical (altho the clinic will tell you if you need to repeat some of your medical requirements like what happened to me) I have read somewhere here that you can always do your medical in Australia as well. Check the immi website for the accredited panel doctors near your area where you can go and have your medical.

Like I always said here, I am not an agent and my comments here are just based on my personal experiences which I am glad to share but each one of us has a different case as per our circumstances.
Thanks again princess.Yes,I already knew that DIAC will be assigning CO 2-3 months after lodging your visa application.I hope I'll be able to do medical then so I can lodge TV right away. As I checked your timeline ,I noticed your CO contacted you and asked for additional documents and you were in OZ at that moment right? Did they give you number of days for you to comply the additional documents?You went home like 2 weeks after the CO contacted you.Is it alright? Sorry Princess , I just have to ask you since you are more knowledgeable on this. I just don't want to waste my hubby's money spending money for something not sure or not possible either. I hope to hear more from you.Please don't get tired of me.


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Hi erikawilson, in my opinion, a potential problem you may be faced with is when after lodgement, the DIAC needs you to submit any other documents/requirements for your 309, and you happen to be in Australia on visitor's visa, you will have to go back to Manila to deal with it. You're usually given x number of days to comply with what they ask for and if you are not able to submit the requirement immediately because you are in Australia, then it could delay the approval of your 309.

Marianina
Hi Marianina,
Erika i agree with marianina...
You have the right to lodge 2 types of visa, as u said u wish to apply for tourist visa while waiting for your partner visa but u must consider the potential problem may occur, like marianina said...but at the end the deicision is at your hand..But i agree with u also Erika that maybe u wait first for the embassy acknowledgement letter and submitt what they are requested you as what attatch from the acknowledgement letter maybe u can do your medical as well before u fly to Oz for your holiday..
Thanks,good luck and God Bless us all..!

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Thanks again princess.Yes,I already knew that DIAC will be assigning CO 2-3 months after lodging your visa application.I hope I'll be able to do medical then so I can lodge TV right away. As I checked your timeline ,I noticed your CO contacted you and asked for additional documents and you were in OZ at that moment right? Did they give you number of days for you to comply the additional documents?You went home like 2 weeks after the CO contacted you.Is it alright? Sorry Princess , I just have to ask you since you are more knowledgeable on this. I just don't want to waste my hubby's money spending money for something not sure or not possible either. I hope to hear more from you.Please don't get tired of me.
My CO emailed my agent on 23rd Oct for additional docs (my NBI and my 17 yr old daughter's NBI). My daugther already submitted hers the day after my agent emailed me. I am going home on 11th November. Will go straight to NBI to get my updated NBI certificate and send it to my CO with her name and my file reference number in the envelope so it would be sent to her directly, hopefully (fingers crossed). Usually, they give you 28 days to comply with the asked additional docs or whatever it is.

PS. My CO asked me to get an updated NBI marked with "valid for travel abroad"

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