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Partner Visa Help?

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Old 04-23-2011, 05:04 PM
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Partner Visa Help?

i, I had few questions about Partner Visa,

To start of with I have been in Australia from last 6 years on a Student Visa, as I did High School First and now I am doing BBC in International Business and major in Accounting.

I have been going out with my current GF from last one year, we do not live together, and shes an Australian Born Citizen, 19 years old.

We were thinking of lodging a Marriage Visa, get married in a court in a month and half with 3 Witnesses who can write a statement about us.
After I have done this I want it to ask:

1: I am currently living with my mate whos leasing a unit, I do not have the lease of the house, even after marriage am I suppose to show the lease and utility bills of the House?

2: Even after getting married, my GF wouldn’t be living with me, as Her parents wouldn’t know about this marriage, would this complicate the process? Is their anything we can do about this? As I work night shifts, can I show that she lives with her parents at nights and spend mornings with me? As she is a full time student so am I, would this complicate, if theirs any inspections from the DIMIA? Can I tell them as, my Wife is away, and she’s at Tafe or at her parents house? Since I work night shifts and do uni in the morning, I wouldn’t be home most of the nights and for the mornings most of the days we are spending it together unless we have Uni.

3: from last one month and half we both do have a Joint Account where we both deposit and withdraw, and the address mentioned on that account is my current house address where I live with my mate as he’s leasing the house.

4: Do we have to include 10 pics or more than those? Do they have to be dated?

5: What type of complications could come since my GF (WIFE) wouldn’t be living with me? What other things do we have to show to demostrate that we are genuine couple? Appart from a joint back Ac, Pics, 2 Friends Statements,
For example if we get married at the start of June, and lodge our File around than, how long does it take? As from what I heard I would be going under a Bridging Visa for 6 months and than on a TR Visa till it gets approved so at last it would be a 2 years process.

6 Secondally, if by any chance this doesn’t work out, can I always return back to my Student Visa? And apply it through their? Or it would complicate things?

7: Does my partner has to work? Since she would be sponsoring me? As she is a full time Uni student, and we would be living on the income I would earn till both of us get a stable job.
Right now she’s not working, and I am doing 20+ hours shift a week, would that help?

Please let me know how this all works as this is really Urgent.

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Old 04-24-2011, 01:02 AM
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(1) Not much point if it's not the marital home.
(2) Not living together when there is legally nothing stopping you is very bad for the application. Her parents not knowing you are married is very bad for the application.
(3) A joint account for a small amount of time before the application is not much good.
(4) I would include more than 10 pics together. Noting where the pic was taken and the date on it helps.
(5) Not living together when you legally could, would suggest that the application is simply so that you can stay in the country. What your family thinks of your relationship is also very important, that fact that they don't know you are married would also suggest that the application is simply so that you can stay in the country. Standard processing time for an onshore high risk partner visa is 6 months. I believe that you would get a bridging visa but might be wrong on that one as you already have a studennt visa??
(6) Not sure on that one. One of the questions in the application is - do you intend the relationship to be a lasting one?
(7) She may be asked to provide an assurance of support in this instance (AOS). As she is not working 2 others could also sign on to this, but then again her parents don't know about the marriage so are unlikely to help.

From everything you have said here it does appear that you are more concerned about staying in the country than actually wanting to be with your girlfriend. Immigration are not stupid and have much much experience and skills in weeding out those whose applications are driven purely by a desire to want to stay in the country.

You are aslo holding up some other genuine couple who want to be together by putting in what appears to me to be a bogus application. You would also be wasting your application fee. I suggest that you reasses your reasons.

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