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Old 10-08-2014, 09:13 PM
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Hello to everyone,

I'm in the process of getting my wife's application for her Visa and found this forum which has provided a big insight to a lot of questions we had.

Me and my wife are married for 3+ years and have a 10 month baby boy (with an Australian passport), and we have decided to move to Australia.

From my research, it is evident that my wife needs to apply for a subclass 309 Visa, which will later on become a Permanent Resident Visa.

We are currently located in Greece and decided to take the online application path, however the problem I have is that I read that if the payment is made by a credit card that does not belong to the applicant, the Visa Application must then be submitted by post!

I was considering using my own credit card since my wife doesn't have one, but this has now caught us by suprise.

My question therefore is, can someone verify that this is actually true?

I understand the security issues in stake, however its not like she is going to pay using just anyone's credit card - its her husbands (mine!).

Any ideas or suggestions would be much appreciated!

Thanks again

Chris.

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Nope not true at all. My husband's 820 online was paid by a credit card in my name.

Also your wife should get permanent straight up because of the length of your marriage.

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Hi Mish and thanks for your reply. I'm going to search for the information again to see double-check it. I can agree that immi.gov.au doesn't seen to state anywhere that the application needs to be sent via post in case of using someone else's credit card.

Also, I saw that the application fee is now abit over 3,000. Any idea if this is paid in one installment or in two? I read on immi.gov.au that its two installments, without specifying the amount for each installment.

Thanks in advanced!

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Hi,

Same here, my partner paid with his credit card (I only had a debit card with $1000 limit)

It was $4500 for us (onshore) and pretty sure it was only in one installment

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Thanks again for everyone's input.

I have found the section to which I was referring, which seems that you need to post the application when paying with someone else's credit card.

Please read here:

(Can post url, so please excuse the link)

immi.gov.au /Visas/Pages/checklists/309-100.aspx

Under the section "Charges":

Quote:
Charges

Pay the visa application charge.​

If your sponsor has paid the visa application charge for you then you must provide the original receipt to show they have paid and you must lodge your application by post or in person.
I'm really confused now ....


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I think you can safely ignore that outdated/incorrect information. Many applicants have lodged online with their sponsor's or other credit card with no issues. Fees must be paid in one instalment.

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Chris that is outdated information. That is from when applications were lodged via post and the sponsor would pay the fees in Australia instead of providing credit card details on the application.

Also it must be paid in one instalment. Also you can not start attaching documents until it is lodged and paid for and there is now a maximum of 60 attachments.

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I've decided to send them an enquiry using the "Australian Immigration Enquiry form for Europe" . Let's hope they answer soon enough!

I sent them another question two days ago, but still no answer.

If anyone else can shed some light, I'd highly appreciate it.

btw, Maggie, the specific page/url was updated/ reviewed recently:

Last reviewed Friday 22 August 2014

Don't know if they missed this, but its an important detail.

I'll let you know if I get a reply and what they said.

Thanks again.


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Mish,

Thanks for your reply.

I have a feeling you are all correct, its just that the amount of money that needs to be paid is extremly large, so I just want to make sure I don't get stuck in a mess afterwards.

I trust you understand why I'm so cautious.

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I paid for my husband's application with my credit card.
It ended up helping when I went to get a visa extension for the USA because the USA wanted to know that I plan to go home after the extended period, and when you put in that sort of money for an Aussie visa, you're clearly planning on going home!

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