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Old 12-16-2014, 01:07 AM
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But do you really think many people on Centrelink are going to be applying for a partner visa anyway? How could someone on Centrelink afford to financially support their partner in australia, let alone themselves? It's actually a joke that they don't asses this, while having such strict requirements on everything else.
Actually we do see people on Centrelink applying and low income too. Most of them would be living with family members. We have seen students apply too or single mum's on low incomes. All of those would not qualify in the UK.

It isn't about how much a person earns it is assessed on if you are genuine or not.

If they assessed in on income then those living overseas with their partner would not qualify either because they would need to earn Australian income.

What about then income if the sponsor was pregnant? She wouldn't earn enough income to sponsor either.

There is good and bad in both ways. I would prefer higher fees an be able to apply vs low fees and not earning enough to be able to apply. That way it is a fair system for all.

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Old 12-16-2014, 01:16 AM
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But the green card is a lottery based system, yes?
Nope. Not for partners .. But yes if you just want to move.

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Also, when we moved to the US my dad had to sign as a guarantee to support us if we were not able to afford to live. US partner visas require proof of funds to live or a family member with cash (dad has to send in bank statement and tax papers to prove he could support us).

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Old 12-16-2014, 01:34 AM
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Very well said Mish.

This could also act as a deterrent for bogus couples as well: higher fee, more thorough checks (learning from sydney siege).

And I dont understand why someone whos not able to support themselves want to support someone else? There are many other options, like move to the spouses country to be together, or asking help from families.


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I am so upset at these news. Honestly at loss for words to comment this. I can't believe how disgusting it is to milk cash from us all like that.
How can they even expect to make a change like and give such a limited amount of time to save for those extra 2000$?

I don't really know if I will apply to the visa anymore to be honest. I am a student and it's very difficult for me to save that much money and prepare all the necessary documentation in less than a month!

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This is so disheartening for me.

I'm stuck on this schedule 3 dilemma and have applied to the MRT, if that gets rejected I will have no choice but to return back to my home country, a country that I have only visited twice in my life. We are extremely strapped for cash and will have serious difficulties to be able to afford a lawyer, which we know is an absolute necessity for these type of matters. I can't speak the language nor do I have any family there, how am I suppose to be able to make 7000 to pay for another application when the gross annual income in my home country is 1.2k.

My partner makes peanuts since she's just out of uni and these hurdles are only getting harder, I know I shouldn't think this, but the feeling that she fell in love with the wrong guy and I'm not worth the trouble.

What a cash-grab by the Aus government. We are all aware that living here is a privilege and not a right, but this is beyond ridiculous. They are simply questioning, how much does your love cost?

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I don't really understand one thing though. So when we apply for this temporary visa, does that also mean that when we will have to pay another $6000 for when we apply to the permanent visa?


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No Virginia. The price is for both stages of the visa processing.


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Thank you, Mish.

I really think I am going to try and apply before the 1st. I had a trip planned to go to my home country end of the January and my student visa runs out in March. I don't really understand whether I will be able to get out, if I apply now to the partner visa. I thought I would be able to because wouldn't the bridging visa start after my student visa runs out?

I am just really worried of going and not being allowed to go back in even after paying $4000 of fees.

Bloody ridiculous to be honest.


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Old 12-16-2014, 03:23 AM
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As long as you are back before the student visa expires it is fine. Just show your acknowledgement and BVA grant if stopped at the airport.

Also I would ring DIBP when I returned to make sure the BVA kicks in when the student visa expires after you return. I have heard stories of people going offshore on previous visa and the BVA not kicking in. Better to be safe than sorry I say.

After the BVA kicks in if you want to go offshore you just need to apply for a BVB.


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