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Old 04-02-2011, 04:55 PM
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offshore or onshore advice..

we need some advice,..thank you!! in advance..

me and my fiance are getting married next month on the 4th may 2011,we are planning to apply for partner visa once we get our marriage certificate.,

we have been living together since the10th of july 2010 but not officially because she had her own place back then but was with me the whole time..after a month,6th of august 2010 we decided to officially live together,so we rented a room for us in a shared accommodation house.....

Q1..how can we prove that we have been living together for this long?????we have letters with the same address but we do not have bills together as we are living in a shared accommodation with fixed rent (means including bills)can we just ask the landlord for a written statement and get it signed??

after we get married we are planning to go overseas together for a month to her country..if we apply offshore while we are in her country it would kill me because from what i have read here, offshore application may take up to 6 months or more for the result and we do not want to be separated for that long.. my fiance is in a student visa atm but will not continue to study once we apply for partner visa so we can pay for her application fees and because international student tuition fees are X10 more compare to normal tuition fees...

Q2..what would happen then if we apply here in australia,we are going to apply as soon as we get our marriage certificate..how can she stay here in australia while waiting for the result of our partner visa if shes not going to school anymore,...what visa would the immi give her??..is there a bridging visa that allows you stay here in australia and work while waiting for the result of partner visa???

Q3..what is the best way for her to apply partner visa???

thanks,,excuse my post as this is my first..


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Old 04-03-2011, 04:45 AM
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I have made some notes re onshore or offshore @ http://www.australiaforum.com/visas-...ing-visas.html but your situation is a little different on a number of points.
1. you would normally be better off if someone was already here on a visa without a No Further Stay condition and you met eligibility requirements to apply onshore and that way a bridging visa can be granted when the existing visa held expires.

However, it seems from what you state that that your partner would be in breach of her visa conditions if she stopped studying, ie.
A student visa means someone is here for studying and continuing with the study is a requirement of maintaining the visa.

So in that situation if she stopped studying, she is obliged to advise Immi and then it will be up to them as to whether they will issue a different bridging visa to the BVA given that they would cancel her student visa rather than it expiring.
The best thing to do would be to keep studying until at least she has a partner visa applied for and then she could ask Immi if she would be issued with a bridging visa if she stopped here studying and had the student visa cancelled.

As for the partner visa eligibility, it would certainly make sense to get whatever documentation you can for the room rental, including receipts and have whatever correspondence/documentation you can get together that shows you having the common address.

For travelling after your marriage, you ought to first see what bridging visa she can get issued and make your plans from there.
Off shore partner visas can be processed quicker than Onshore visas btw and it is really what your situation in regard to eligibility is that will best determine what you might want to apply for.





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