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Old 05-29-2013, 11:13 PM
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SORRY, didnt see this post..
Geezzz, that was quick.. Good for you..
If my hubby didnt emailed the embassy regarding the status of our visa application, we wouldnt have found out that our CO is requesting form 1229..
BTW, When did you submitted form 1229?

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Hi, whats Form 1229 for? I know some who were asked of another form but its Form 80.

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Old 05-29-2013, 11:21 PM
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Hi, whats Form 1229 for? I know some who were asked of another form but its Form 80.

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Form 1229 is "Consent to grant an Australian visa to a child under the age of 18 years" bec i have minors included in my application

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Old 05-30-2013, 02:33 AM
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Hi Briana,

Congratulations on your visa 820 approval.. That's actually quite normal timeline for visa (subclass 820 Partner Visa: Onshore Temporary) to be applied after a-subclass-300-visa-holder got married. I know people who have gotten their visas (820-Temporary) in just a week.

But we're not on the same page here, most members here are waiting for subclass 300/309 offshore (6-9 mos processing recently changed up to 12 months) which is way different to visa 820 (1-4 weeks processing). Bridging visa will be given automatically if fiance visa is almost expired upon applying 820 to allow applicant to stay in Oz until 820 is approved.

Most members here like me wants to have inspiration while waiting for visa grant letter. We just hope that someone like you which most likely asked for advice in this forum would do the same in return by providing legit information and sharing your experiences and not just "you're outta here" line. Just saying .. And we actually believe that everyone here has done the right thing. Its a case to case basis dear

Congrats Briana!
I saw one member in here got her 820 visa in just after one day. Its really nice to see this kind of post and sees it really happens!

At the same time while we share that joy we seek more info as well to make usmunderstand more on the process that guide and help us on ours as well!

God bless us all! And goodluck!

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Applied: Apr 2, 2012 @ Singapore PMV 300
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Hi again

I have heard people say that PMV is technically easier compared to Spouse Visa. In short details, would you mind sharing what you think makes PMV easier than Spouse visa? Thanks.

I am interested to know this as my partner and I are still in the process of choosing what visa should we apply for.

Our circumstances:
1. been in distant relationship for 6 months
2. met once in the Phils.
3. recently engaged (online, no pics, no celeb, just agreement)

If Spouse visa, I need to go back to Phil to marry. (spends on airfare and wedding)
If PMV, maybe i don't need to go back to Phils again (spends money on NOIM, wedding in Aus later on)

Now, if the costs would more likely break even, would it be wiser to apply for pmv instead.

I hope you don't find my queries stupid. Thanks.
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Old 05-30-2013, 04:39 AM
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"All requested documents must be sent to our office as we are processing your application."
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Old 05-31-2013, 02:02 AM
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"Our records indicate that we have received the additional documents on 29 May 2013 and it have been forwarded to your case officer for further assessment. Should your case officer require any further information, the case officer will contact you directly as soon as possible."

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[QUOTE=Salpakan;95633]Hi again

Hi S
In short you don't appear to have very much evidence or proof of your relationship. My advice is go back to PH and marry there, keep records of all communications, engagement cards, wedding cards, photos, motel and all other receipts in both names.
You need to be in PH a minimum of 6 weeks, the wedding can be much cheaper in PH. So make sure you indicate to your future wife what budget you have for a wedding so as to keep it under control, remember Filipinos generally have large extended families.
Read carefully the immigration website and you will see visa 309 has unlimited numbers that can come in a year, visa 300 may cap (put a limit) on the number who can come to oz in a year.
Type of visa Charge
Lodged outside Australia
Partner (Subclass 309/100) 5a, 5b $2,680, no further charges
Prospective Marriage (Subclass 300) $2,680, a further charge of $995 applies after you marry her for the partner visa. so better to spend it on a wedding and strengthen the amount of evidence of relationship that you have
Sorry for the long post and this is just my opinion, but I am sure you intended would much rather prefer to get married in front of her family. She will no doubt want a church wedding but me personally feel being married by a judge a simpler process

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Hi again

I have heard people say that PMV is technically easier compared to Spouse Visa. In short details, would you mind sharing what you think makes PMV easier than Spouse visa? Thanks.

I am interested to know this as my partner and I are still in the process of choosing what visa should we apply for.

Our circumstances:
1. been in distant relationship for 6 months
2. met once in the Phils.
3. recently engaged (online, no pics, no celeb, just agreement)

If Spouse visa, I need to go back to Phil to marry. (spends on airfare and wedding)
If PMV, maybe i don't need to go back to Phils again (spends money on NOIM, wedding in Aus later on)

Now, if the costs would more likely break even, would it be wiser to apply for pmv instead.

I hope you don't find my queries stupid. Thanks.
Thanks.

PMV Advantages:
1. Quicker
> Not saying that PMV process is much quicker than spouse (case to case basis- depending if papers are complete upon submission, no health and character issues, more evidence of genuine relationship ).PMV would work if you want to be with your fiance soon. You can apply this yr and your fiance might be in OZ by the end of the yr or 1st quarter of 2014.

2. Wedding with your oz family and friends
> Nothing beats if your family and close friends are with you on your special day.

PMV Disadvantages

1. 2 fees for VISA (subclass 300 and 820)
> You will pay twice for the visa..
>>>1st payment: Prospective Marriage Subclass 300 application offshore for $2,680/php 119,500.
>>>2nd payment: Prospective Marriage (Subclass 300) visa holder
lodging partner application onshore. Applies to people who apply for a partner visa and who currently hold a valid Prospective Marriage visa (Subclass 300) and have married their intended spouse for $995. (Subclass 820)

2. More expenses if wedding ceremony is in Australia
> We all know that wedding in Australia is expensive compare to wedding in Philippines. It depends on how you want to exchange vows, number of guests and of course, budget. Don't forget fees for legal documents esp (NOIM) and your fiancee's legal docu to bring in Oz.

3. Longer wait for PR
> Your fiancee need to wait for the spouse visa to be approved onshore then you can start counting 2 yrs to get a PR


SPOUSE VISA Advantages:

1. Low cost
> As I have mentioned, wedding in Phils costs less. Depending on how, where and when you are going to celebrate it. Way cheaper still compare to oz wedding. Legal papers are also reasonable costs.

2. No 2nd stage visa application
>No need to have 2nd stage application compare to PMV, Once spouse visa got approved, your wife just need to wait for about 2 years for PR.

3. Wedding with your fiancee's family and friends
Your fiancee's family and friends can attend the wedding. Also take note that Filipinos are known to have close-knit extended families.


SPOUSE VISA disadvantages:

1. Travel expenses
>consider airfare (depends on season) and accommodation. Also consider if your oz family and friends would attend your own wedding in Phils (another expenses)

2. More paper works.
>Long wait for papers to be released (eg marriage certificate), In some circumstances, need to stay at least a month in Philippines prior to the wedding day. Need to get Certificate of No Impediment from Oz embassy in Manila cost around 5k php (not sure with the exact amount). Need to obtain legal requirements /documents for the wedding.

3. LDR (long-distance relationship) AGAIN! (sad part urgh!)
>after the wedding, you need to go back in your home country and need to wait for spouse visa grant letter (up to 12 months). If you decided to stay in Phils after the wedding, need to pay for visa extension if exceeded the 21-day limit.

Please take note that these are only my personal opinion. If I forgot something, feel free to add, If I needed to be corrected, no worries (part of learning curve).My advice is RESEARCH, ASK and PLAN. If you need to have a list, please do because you will get a better understanding and clearer expectations on both ends. When it comes to costs, it would really depends on YOU. If you decided to get PMV instead, start to gather documents now and apply as soon as you can as the visa 300/100 fee would likely increased on July this year or January 2014. Hope this helps. I myself wait for my PMV approval. It was easier for me and my fiance based on our current situation. Goodluck mate

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Pinkrisha
is 100% correct, the only thing you need to consider really is do you currently have enough supporting documentation to do a PMV, remember it is a $2,680 gamble so you want to stack the odds more in your favour. it would seem a bit odd to the embassy that you have no photos together

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Im starting to believe there is a big backlog at Manila embassy, ive lived here 5 years continuous and have more evidence of a relationship that one would ever need....my mate here also had to jump thru hoops n eventually got a visa for his wife n kids after 13 months...

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