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prospective marriage visa - do we need one?


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Old 05-24-2011, 08:35 AM
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prospective marriage visa - do we need one?

Hi Guys,

just looking through these boards has helped me a bit, I've visited the local DIMI but I rarely have time to ask more than 1 or 2 questions as I have to run down there during my lunch break how dare they work the same hours as I do!!

anyways, story is - my partner and I have been together now for 3 years, she moved here to learn english initially and we lived in the same share house. I'm an australian and she had to go back to Japan to finish her Degree, she will finish this year (well Feb-March 2012 in the Japanese school calender) and she said "yes" . now to look for Visa's.

Is there any reason why she can't come to Australia and get married and then apply for the Partner Visa? is there any reason that she MUST get a PMV before she moves here?


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Old 05-24-2011, 08:40 AM
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I suggest you read the sticky we have about offshore vs onshore visas:

http://www.australiaforum.com/visas-...ing-visas.html

Basically, it can be done the way you plan, but this involves a bit of risk. I suggest getting her over on a PMV and then marrying and applying for the spouse visa in Australia. Or, marry at a registry in Japan and apply in Japan for a spouse visa as a married couple.

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Old 05-24-2011, 08:49 AM
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ah so because she enters australia on a temporary visa with a no further stay clause on it we would likely be told by IMMI that they can't process the partner visa application?


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If she entered on a tourist visa with a no further stay condition, she wouldn't be able to apply for any other visa while onshore. She would have to leave Australia and lodge a partner visa offshore anyway. So, that's why you need to consider the conditons on the tourist visa before planning to marry and apply onshore.

Also, offshore visas are cheaper and take slightly less time than onshore. Some cities have processing times up to 6 months or more. She would be sitting around in Australia doing nothing unable to work while waiting for the onshore visa. At least if she applied overseas, she could still earn money.

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we do like money, yer this clears alot of things up actually. I was wondering why other people I knew had paid for both visa's instead of just marrying and getting a partner visa. well now I know due to you awesome people ^.^
(o^^)o !!yay!! o(^^o)


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