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Old 03-28-2011, 08:19 AM
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Finance question for partner visa

Hi guys, I've been looking around on this site for a few days trying to take in as much information as I can before I ask a question, hope you guys can help me out.

I'm an Australian born citizen and my partner is from Thailand, we've been living together for about 3 years but can only prove the last 1.5 years as she's been living with me at my parent's house in Thailand. we have letters and bills (in her name) sent to my parent's address. We got photos together dating back to 2007 and families from both sides acknowledge of the relationship. So I assume it should be sufficent evidence of the relationship.

We both decided that we should start a new life (and a family) in Australia. So I came here first to get a job and rent a unit, just to get things started.

I've now got a job and my salary is 47,000 a year and in the process of saving for an apartment. And here comes my question that has been nagging me forever.

1. How much money do I need to save up to show my capacity to financially support my partner? I've been told to have at least 20,000 in the bank which I think is insane. But if that's the case, I guess I'll just have to accept it and get a second job (or three jobs).

I've used up most of our savings (I put all my earnings in Thailand in my partner's bank account) while settling here and finding work. (which shows records of me withdrawing money in Australia from her bank account..another good evidence I guess) So we don't have much money left right now, like I said, we want to start a new life so we have sacrificed everything just to make it happen.

Once I save enough to rent out an apartment, I believe everything should be in place, I just need to know how much money do I need in the bank before I apply (apart from the fees)

Thanks in Advance, and sorry for the long thread.

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I have not got any knowledge of a set ammount of savings being necessary and it'll be as much as your employment record and income as anything.
The other issue you need to address is your evidence and it can be a case of do not assume anything and really look closely at what visa conditions you may meet for many visa applications do get rejected annually and quite possibly many of those could be family visas.
If for instance you are in Australia and have been for a number of months, it is quite possible that it could be decided you do not meet the relationship requirements which also include residing together when applying or at least immediately prior to an application being made.
Thus it may be the PMV that you would be better off applying for.

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Old 03-31-2011, 09:20 AM
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They wouldn't ask you to show much money is in your savings. My partner has been unemployed (traveling the world before we met) for quite some time, and all he provided was his tax & employment information. Recommendation letter would be a plus point as well, that's what he did. Testimonials from previous companies he worked for.

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Old 04-02-2011, 08:39 AM
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Thank you so much guys for the clarification, I was quite stressed about how I was going to save as much as I can before I have a mental breakdown from not seeing my partner for so long!

But that really help to ease my mind a bit and really focus on aquiring the evidence and focus on the application rather than the money. I would probably go for a PMV as Wanderer said as we do plan to get married.

thanks again guys much appreciated for the help!

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