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Old 09-24-2014, 02:11 PM
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Just a quick update. I was on here before moaning about our visa refusal. Anyway, long story short, me and my defacto partner moved to Ireland so we could build up the cohabitation time required of 12 months
I was not happy with our last lawyer but because we were refused on the 12 month living rule, and as since he has all our docs from previous, I am thinking to go with him again . only because our visa application will go as decision ready, although im loathe to pay him the 2000 dollars he wants from us for this second visa application

My question is and bearing our mind our case officer directly told us via email that we would be granted a visa once we built up the 12 months, would it be more benficial for me to use this guy again, or perhaps use someone else. Myself and the girlfriend are thinking that applications that go decision ready and looked at by an agent tend to be settled more quickly

Any advice would be much appreciated


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Old 09-24-2014, 03:46 PM
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Just a quick update. I was on here before moaning about our visa refusal. Anyway, long story short, me and my defacto partner moved to Ireland so we could build up the cohabitation time required of 12 months
I was not happy with our last lawyer but because we were refused on the 12 month living rule, and as since he has all our docs from previous, I am thinking to go with him again . only because our visa application will go as decision ready, although im loathe to pay him the 2000 dollars he wants from us for this second visa application

My question is and bearing our mind our case officer directly told us via email that we would be granted a visa once we built up the 12 months, would it be more benficial for me to use this guy again, or perhaps use someone else. Myself and the girlfriend are thinking that applications that go decision ready and looked at by an agent tend to be settled more quickly

Any advice would be much appreciated
Hey NiallC33,

I'm so sorry to hear about the rejection of your visa application I know how you feel as my partner and my 820/801 application was rejected as well on the basis of lack of evidence to prove the genuinity of the relationship.

Regarding your query:-
1. If I were you, I wouldn't go for the same migration lawyer as he was the one who was supposed to warn or advise you of the outcome of applying for a partner visa without actually living together for a period of minimum 12-months (without getting your relationship registered).
Had he told you the outcome of submitting the application without living together for 12-months or relationship registeration, you wouldn't have had to reapply (and pay for the partner visa again and re-living the nightmare of a situation that this process is) and pay the lawyer a hefty fees AGAIN

2. Submitting a decision-ready file used to have a quicker processing time but unfortunately with the increasing processing time frames, increasing number of applicants for the partner visa and very small number of case officers processing them (both onshore and offshore), it is very difficult to ensure that the application will be processed quicker than the one that isn't decision-ready.
Because of the increasing processing time frames (of more than 12 months), it is advised that applicants wait for the case officer to be allocated to submit their PCC and medicals as they are valid for 12 months from the date of issue.

Hope this helps. Good Luck! I really hope you get your second visa application approved.

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Thanks for the reply becky
Yowzers, 12 months you say. We are in a bit of a ctach 22 situation as my gf is only in Ireland on a 12 month working holiday visa and because I come from a country still in the dark ages, she is unable to extend it past a year. She can stay in the country but would have to leave and re-enter every 90 days and wouldn’t be allow to work.
How much would I pay an agent to submit one for us or should I submit on my own with the medicals and police checks?


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Thanks for the reply becky
Yowzers, 12 months you say. We are in a bit of a ctach 22 situation as my gf is only in Ireland on a 12 month working holiday visa and because I come from a country still in the dark ages, she is unable to extend it past a year. She can stay in the country but would have to leave and re-enter every 90 days and wouldn’t be allow to work.
How much would I pay an agent to submit one for us or should I submit on my own with the medicals and police checks?
No worries NiallC33 Happy to help with the knowledge I have.
How long have you guys been living together so far? Maybe you can just complete the 12 months of living together.

What about registering your relationship? That will remove the 12-month living together requirement from your case. That could be the best option for you since the living together can be a catch-22 in your situation as you put it.
Your partner (I'm guessing is the sponsor) can register your relationship when she returns to Australia. One important thing though- relationships can't be registered in South Australia.

The medicals and PCC should be submitted by the applicant himself/herself.
Hope this helps. Please do ask if you have any more questions
Good Luck!!

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It is not necesarily 12 months of co-habitation, but 12 months of being in a de-facto relationship, which can include (short) periods of separation.Have you considered marriage ?

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Welcome back to the forum! I remember your previous posts and very glad to hear that you took the path that you have. Honestly,as Becky has said. I would tell your previous agent to go get stuffed! Their poor advice first time around led to your visa rejection and the loss of a significant amount of money.

In your position I would be requesting the return of all documentation that you provided to this individual and with some time doing the correct research,I see no reason why you shouldn't be able to lodge your own application!!

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There's nothing that agent can do to speed up your application. All "decision ready" means is applying with your medicals and police checks already done, and that hasn't meant automatic faster processing for at least a couple of years now. In fact, London specifically tells applicants NOT to provide medicals and police checks with their applications now as they will have to redo them if processing takes 12 months or longer (which is likely these days). Immigration doesn't process applications done through agents any faster. If your old agent has documents you need for your application, I'd imagine he'd be required to give them back to you.

Applications through London are taking 10-14 months right now.

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Cheers for all the helpful advise. So a bit of background to the case. I moved to Australia in 2012 on a WHV, I met my partner in work, we started a relationship June 2012, I had to move back to Ireland when my visa expired in March 2013, we continued our relationship and she visited me twice in 2013 for 5 weeks altogether. We applied for a partner visa under (wrong) advice from our lawyer as he believed we had mitigating circumstances for our separation. I moved to Australia in January of this year on a 6 month holiday visa whilst our visa was being decided. The morning I was flying out, I got an email from agent saying we were rejected. Anyway after much consideration, we decided we would live together in Australia until July and then return to Ireland for a year or so to build up the remainder of the 12 months. I had savings and luckily enough my old job in the bank offered me my job back.
Now we are in Ireland nearly 3 months and relooking into the visa.
I don’t think I will use the agent again. Any documents he does have are all lapsed, like stat decs and police certs and all the evidence I gave him of our relationship like pics, flight tickets, skype records etc I all have on my hard drive

It looks like now that marriage is a possibility. My partner, who is the sponsor , asi said previous, can only stay here in Ireland for a year and work.
If we were to get married over here, how would that work out in terms of a visa for Aus. Ireland is a low risk country, so would that mean, there is a shorter turnaround ?


edit : i should mention we got our relationship registered in the City of Vincent , but as WA wasnt recognising registered relationships, we got it only as something extra to prove our relationship, rather than trying to circumvent the 12 month cohab rule
we also got a housebill in our joint name, i went onto her car insurance and our joint account has hundreds upon hundreds of transactions since it opened in 2013


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Old 09-25-2014, 09:26 AM
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Nope, the turnaround is not shorter for married couples. Still the same processing time. Low-risk countries no longer have six-month processing times like they used to. The US is up to 12 to 15 months now, so be glad you have London's 10-14.

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I wish the turnaround for married couples was shorter than the de-facto couples, I'd be with my partner by now. No harm in dreaming...lol
Good Luck!!

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