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Old 10-26-2014, 12:39 PM
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@Homesickaussie. Thanks for your response. I think we might be going down that route by applying for the 651 (with a return ticket) and hoping it doesn't come with the No Further Stay Condition. I've had a look at all the visitor options and I think for european passport holders, the best visa is the evisitor 651.
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It's unlikely that it's going to come with no further stay conditions if you don't have any active or past applications etc. For all they know they are just a regular tourist! You should be fine. Good luck!

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Old 10-26-2014, 04:57 PM
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Hi all,

I have been in a De facto relationship for over 2 years and we have been living in France, however we plan to return to Australia next year between Jan-March. We initially were going to apply offshore for the De facto visa but we are finding it difficult in attaining documents, etc so are hoping to submit everything once back in Australia.
Is it possible for my partner to apply for a visitor visa (1 year, multiple entries) and then once we apply for the de facto, his visa status will change to a bridging visa?

Also which visitor visa is the best option?

Thanks for your assistance.
Mich
Make sure you get some good advice on this because I've heard it's not possible to do a visitor visa then partner visa onshore. Maybe you should speak to a migration agent because it seems pretty complicated. An alternative option is if your French partner is under 31, is for him to get the WHV and then upgrade to partner visa once he's been there for a while. I know people who have done this, so it is possible to do it that way.

I'm actually in a very similar position to you, but my partner has already used his Australian WHV before, so we can't use that option. We've been living in Paris since August 2013, and I wanted to go back to Australia around January, but we couldn't find a possible way to do it so that he would have working rights and wouldn't have to return to France in the near future. So we applied for the 309/100 offshore partner visa about 7 weeks ago, which is also significantly cheaper than onshore, and I think the earliest we can expect to get it approved is around June or July. So we're gonna extend our time in France until July and then go to Australia then. If he hasn't been approved by then then he'll go on a 3 month tourist visa and then we'll go to Bali or something to validate the partner visa once it's approved.

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