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if she has overstayed her current visa, she won't be able to apply for any visa onshore.

Married for visa is a common fraud. That's why it involves lots of work to apply for a partner visa.

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Yeah it look dodgy, if she was from a 3rd world country and would say she would get rejected but i dont know she from ireland


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Maybe they just fell in love and got married quickly?

Partner visas require alot of evidence and also IF she is not here legally that can raise alarm bells to DIBP. I have heard of DIBP rejecting people who have come from student visas because they think they get married to stay in Australia.

They will have their work cut out for them.

DIBP have a new policy in place to limit people that are not on a valid visa applying for a visa onshore. They can only apply onshore if they have compelling reasons. So she will probably have to go offshore to apply.

The other thought is ... maybe she is planning on staying illegally?

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Being married waives the requirement to have been together for 12 months. But in order to be approved, they would need: evidence they live together, evidence they share finances (like a joint bank account, for starters), evidence social circles see them as a married couple, evidence of their plans for the future, etc. Quite honestly, that's a lot of work just for a visa, especially when they cost over $5k. Also, they'll have to provide all the same kind of evidence again in two years in order for her to obtain permanent residency - otherwise she'll have to leave.

For an Irish citizen, there would probably be much easier ways of staying in the country depending on her skills or whether she's a student (maybe she obtained a student visa and has been studying?). I understand your anger, and if you have a legitimate reason to suspect their relationship is fraudulent and they are not a real couple, you can and should bring that up with Immigration. But if there's any chance they really did just fall in love quickly and they impulsively got married and they're legitimate, then... I don't think there's anything you can (or should) do. The two year period will bear out whether or not they're truly in it for the long haul, and if they aren't, she'll have to leave, anyway.

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I met my husband in the US in Jan by chance. We didn't start communicating or developing a friendship, then relationship till I was back in Australia but after only a month of long daily email letters and constant texts and long phone calls (we basically spent every minute on viber over the weekends) we knew this was IT. He came over in July and we got married. We didn't have a need or see a reason to wait. We have our Visa application in and like everyone else just have to sit and wait it out... we haven't lived together or have shared financials but we have the love and support of our children, family and friends and faith that love will find a way. Despite the distance I know we are both happier being married and waiting than just in a relationship and waiting.

Sometimes love just happens almost literally overnight, and its never easy to watch an ex move on. Proceed with caution because besides risking looking like a jealous ex, you may well be about to end their love fairytale. Really, who is anyone to judge the intent or validity of another's feelings? ... and karma is a bitch.
Q: besides being mad/sad/jealous/annoyed/uncomfortable etc. Is the relationship hurting you or others in any way?

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I met my husband in the US in Jan by chance. We didn't start communicating or developing a friendship, then relationship till I was back in Australia but after only a month of long daily email letters and constant texts and long phone calls (we basically spent every minute on viber over the weekends) we knew this was IT. He came over in July and we got married. We didn't have a need or see a reason to wait. We have our Visa application in and like everyone else just have to sit and wait it out... we haven't lived together or have shared financials but we have the love and support of our children, family and friends and faith that love will find a way. Despite the distance I know we are both happier being married and waiting than just in a relationship and waiting.

Sometimes love just happens almost literally overnight, and its never easy to watch an ex move on. Proceed with caution because besides risking looking like a jealous ex, you may well be about to end their love fairytale. Really, who is anyone to judge the intent or validity of another's feelings? ... and karma is a bitch.
Q: besides being mad/sad/jealous/annoyed/uncomfortable etc. Is the relationship hurting you or others in any way?
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Thanks for this - I appreciate what your saying. By no means am I trying to end their relationship or like that - this is more a thread to come to terms with whether or not it's likely to happen. As mention people have told me it might not work so I'm trying to figure it out if it's likely this is it for them or not. You know we were in the same situation and I had to come home because I wouldn't have done that. We only broke up in July, so 4 months have passed and this has happened so you can see why I'm in a bit of shock and distress as we still spoke up until fairly recently where he implied he wasn't sure about her so this is a real big shock.

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Yes, they will sometimes grant visas to people who have been together such a short period of time. The evidence would need to be pretty airtight and solid, though.

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In my opinion...

If they have no joint finances, have never lived together, have no joint responsibilities or assets they are very unlikely to get a partner visa at the moment, even if they are married. Especially if she is in Australia illegally - unless there is some compassionate reason for her being unable to leave the country.

It's not an easy process to get a partner visa, and there is a lot of fraud, hence the amount of documentation that the department has to ask for.

It must certainly be hard to swallow so I feel for you, I do believe that people can connect and decide quickly that they are for each other. So let it run it's course - in two years time they will have to supply more evidence before she can get PR. If in 12 months time they are rejected I don't believe going to MRT will be of much help - I believe that their evidence still has to pre date the application date (i'm sure someone will correct me if i'm wrong)

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