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Old 11-06-2014, 11:38 AM
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I've never seen someone granted more than a 6 month BVB. 6 month multiple entry is what they give out. If you still don't have your partner visa by the time you leave (pretty possible) you could maybe apply for a BVB and then your partner could come back to australia at 6 months to hopefully have her partner visa issued....
I've heard of 15 months BVB for exceptional cases like the below case where applicant needs to go overseas for studies.

http://www.australiaforum.com/visas-...b-granted.html

So it's possible for long than 6 months BVB. Don't discount the possibility of getting a long BVB since it may be helpful for you. Canada is quite a distance away.


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Apart from this case then - ive never heard of anyone getting longer than 6 months - and this is coming from someone whose partner applied for a BVB and was seeking one for longer than 6 months for personal reasons.

Personally, given you have already applied for your partner visa about 6 months ago I think it's unlikely they would give you a BVB for longer than 6 months- especially when you are looking to move away from Australia for a period of 3 years. The person in the thread simply wanted to complete their studies and return to Australia.

You would also have to keep in mind that you won't be able to apply for your BVB until quite soon before your departure. You can't apply for it now if your wishing to travel around Jan allowing you to plan ahead. When would you have to decide on if you wanted to take the position?

So - you can apply for the BVB, hope to get longer than 6 months, but you wont know until about 2 weeks prior to your departure, and then if you only get 6 months your partner will have to be prepared to come back to Australia and wait out the confirmation of the visa.

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When would you have to decide on if you wanted to take the position?
Hi Engaus. They are wanting to know as soon as possible. I am trying to push the start date back and my partner may stay in Australia for a short period by herself until the decision is made if I were to accept. I think this is the safest option. Otherwise we could apply for the BVB right before we leave and hope that a decision is made within the time frame allowed for re-entry.

I contacted the DOIC and was advised that she could leave without a BVB and would be asked to come back if the visa was granted, however they couldn't confirm 100% if leaving makes her ineligible. Since we have come this far and plan to settle in Australia eventually we don't want to take the chance.


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It's best if she can get a BVB. If she leaves Australia, she has no valid visa to re-enter. Of course she can apply and may likely get a tourist visa but it's never guaranteed, which is a worry you don't need.

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