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Old 04-07-2011, 05:18 AM
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I am starting this thread for anyone who has or will be applying for onshore partner visa in Melbourne.
I applied in NOV 2010 and am still waiting for CO to be assigned. I am sure there might be more people in similar situation. let us all hear about your experience. Please note this thread is for Melbourne applicants only.


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We applied a bit after you, in early Jan 2011, and they originally told us 3-4 months. We called up a few weeks ago, and the latest news is October and that there's more than a thousand applications on the waiting list- so that would be August-ish for you :/ It's a bit of a strain seeing as I have no working rights, which was more doable in the 3-4 month timeline rather than a 10 month timeline.


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It does not matter whether it is an application lodged in Melbourne or elsewhere but it is not just numbers of applications that will affect processing for Immi are struggling to resource the people smuggling/asylum seeker issues and in all likelihood staff could be moved about and that may cause increased delays.
For those who were hoping to work, they could look at whether they can put together a case for financial hardship and see about seeking permission to work.





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I lodged partner visa in Melbourne in March this year, and got an email from the case officer last week. She wants to get only my australian police check to be able to process it.

So it seems that things have gotten back on track


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Are you all on bridging visas? Are you entitled to work?


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Yep, I'm on bridging visa A. I applied on PMV, so I'm still allowed to work.


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I am an Australian citizen who has been living and working in China for 10 years. I met my wife prior to moving to China and have been living with my wife for 11 years, we have been married for 7 years and have a 5 year old daughter who is also an Australian citizen. I approached the Australian embassy a few years ago and asked about our situation in relation to getting a permanent residency. I was told that as we were living permanently in China and were unsure of when we would be returning to Australia to live he said not to worry about applying until we decided to move back as the PR would expire if she did not stay 2 years out of 5 years from the application date. My visa for China will expire in a few weeks time and so I have decided that we will return to Australia and apply for her permanent residency in Australia. We have a applied for a 3 month tourist visa which she has been granted 9 times previously without any problems. I have seen many posts stating that getting her partner visa may take a long time. Is there any suggestions on what I should to with temporary visas while waiting for PR eg what type should I ask for, is it OK to go to Australia on a tourist visa and then apply for a PR? I really do not want to send m wife out of Australia while waiting for a visa.


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I am an Australian citizen who has been living and working in China for 10 years. I met my wife prior to moving to China and have been living with my wife for 11 years, we have been married for 7 years and have a 5 year old daughter who is also an Australian citizen. I approached the Australian embassy a few years ago and asked about our situation in relation to getting a permanent residency. I was told that as we were living permanently in China and were unsure of when we would be returning to Australia to live he said not to worry about applying until we decided to move back as the PR would expire if she did not stay 2 years out of 5 years from the application date. My visa for China will expire in a few weeks time and so I have decided that we will return to Australia and apply for her permanent residency in Australia. We have a applied for a 3 month tourist visa which she has been granted 9 times previously without any problems. I have seen many posts stating that getting her partner visa may take a long time. Is there any suggestions on what I should to with temporary visas while waiting for PR eg what type should I ask for, is it OK to go to Australia on a tourist visa and then apply for a PR? I really do not want to send m wife out of Australia while waiting for a visa.
Your wife can come back to Australia on a tourist visa and then apply for onshore partner visa. Given the length of your marriage, your wife will go straight to PR without going to the two-year TR.


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I lodged partner visa in Melbourne in March this year, and got an email from the case officer last week. She wants to get only my australian police check to be able to process it. So it seems that things have gotten back on track
Hi.
I applied my 820 in March 2011 got it in feb 2012. Then send all the paperwork for 801 in feb2013. And it was granted in sep 13.
It was onshore in Melbourne.
Hope this help.


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I am an Australian citizen who has been living and working in China for 10 years. I met my wife prior to moving to China and have been living with my wife for 11 years, we have been married for 7 years and have a 5 year old daughter who is also an Australian citizen. I approached the Australian embassy a few years ago and asked about our situation in relation to getting a permanent residency. I was told that as we were living permanently in China and were unsure of when we would be returning to Australia to live he said not to worry about applying until we decided to move back as the PR would expire if she did not stay 2 years out of 5 years from the application date. My visa for China will expire in a few weeks time and so I have decided that we will return to Australia and apply for her permanent residency in Australia. We have a applied for a 3 month tourist visa which she has been granted 9 times previously without any problems. I have seen many posts stating that getting her partner visa may take a long time. Is there any suggestions on what I should to with temporary visas while waiting for PR eg what type should I ask for, is it OK to go to Australia on a tourist visa and then apply for a PR? I really do not want to send m wife out of Australia while waiting for a visa.
As GBP said, as long as your wife is granted a tourist visa (without a "no further stay" condition) which it sounds like her chances are very good at getting if it hasn't been too little time since your last one, you can absolutely go down there and apply onshore for a partner visa. Current processing times are 18 months, but once her tourist visa runs out (in this case, the shorter visa you can get the better), she will be placed on a Bridging Visa A. From the moment she's on that Bridging Visa, she will have access to Medicare and be eligible to work. If she needs to travel out of the country, she can also apply for and receive a Bridging Visa B, which will allow her generally up to 3 months out of the country at any given time.

Your chances of her visa being processed faster are better if you can do the medical exam and police checks for her in advance of applying, but I've heard it can be complicated to do medical checks in advance. I've also heard they've rolled out a new systems to allow applicants to do that, so that's something someone more experienced with a recent onshore application can hopefully comment on when it gets closer to time for you to do that.

One caveat with going there on a tourist visa: As many times as you guys have been there without issue, I don't imagine they'll give you a hard time at all. But if you can, try to avoid bringing so much luggage that it looks like you're moving there. It's better to just appear to be genuine tourists on a holiday as if they don't believe you're genuine tourists, they COULD theoretically turn you back. Tourist visas are for genuine tourists.

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