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Old 07-14-2011, 06:03 AM
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I said cost is not a "significant'' issue but considering expected future expenses re family and travel (undoubtably incurred with intercountry marriages)it is still a consideration.I do hope to do this myself also and have already made inroads in gathering documentation together. It is just I have had conflicting advice to date on which way he should apply and I am not sure if what has been done previously has been shifty or whether I am missing something.We would like to take the most straightforward, expedient path and not jeopardise the process of getting the young lady here.all advice appreciated Ta


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It is just I have had conflicting advice to date on which way he should apply and I am not sure if what has been done previously has been shifty or whether I am missing something.We would like to take the most straightforward, expedient path and not jeopardise the process of getting the young lady here.all advice appreciated Ta
Thank you, this was my original thoughts but was worried about doing anything that would jeopardise PMV(or spouse) app.because she has left her job.They really do want to get married and start IVF asap but I guess they will have to keep doing the tourist thing back and forward and pay for IVF without any medicare.
What would happen then if they get married when she comes on a tourist visa.

Why did she leave her job? (it is not important for either a PMV or Spouse visa).

They need to do a PMV. She should NOT get married until after the visa is approved and then only after arriving in Australia.

If they choose to ignore this and marry here while on a 676 tourist visa, they would then have to wait a while to be able to substantiate the marriage. Before lodging a spouse visa.


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by processing time does that mean either way it will take this long before she is allowed to join him in Aus. or till she gets PR.? I am still not clear on my original question.
The processing time is not 13 months, I'm not sure why turboman says this.

For the prospective marriage visa:
From a low risk country - 5 months
From a high risk country - 12 months

If you do go for this visa, once in Australia and married, they apply for an onshore partner visa with these processing times:
From a low risk country - 6 months
From a high risk country - 8 months

And these are just the standard processing times. Some people have gotten their partner visas granted in 5 days, others in 4 months, other in 8 months, ect...


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Old 07-22-2011, 12:09 AM
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What happens if he goes over there and marries her some people say that is the quickest and easiest option? Also for offshore pmv does it have to be lodged in Beijing? Should they both do the AFP check now ? so many ??"s really appreciate your input .
Turboadam she resigned because she spent 5 week s holiday with my brother( they don't get hols that long)and thinking she would soon be coming to Aus. She is now working till end of Aug. because she works in a gov Dept that is busy with something or rather at the moment as well she had to train a replacement.
ps do you have to provide phtocopies of proof of ID with F888. ? thank you Thankyou


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Yep SarahM, your are right it is 12 not 13 months for the processing time of the offshore partner visa and the PMV.

Sara, please note that all examples of 5 days etc approval are of onshore, low risk countries where the applicant lodged a completed app with medicals and PC included, not offshore high risk.

Granted that different countries using different embasies to process have different processing times, but best not to get peoples hopes up for fast processing, but to be realistic and pleaseantly suprised IF it does get done quicker.

"What happens if he goes over there and marries her some people say that is the quickest and easiest option ?"
Leoniewon, if they marry so soon it will be very difficult to substantiate the marriage. A marriage certificate alone is not enough. My migration agent had told me to delay my own app as my wife and I have known each other for exactly 1 year (last week).
If they do a PMV it could be lodged immediately, but remember that either way, processing time is 12 months.

See this - Visa row keeps couple apart

What has been done previously that might have been shifty? Have they applied for a visa before?

A visa app can be lodged at any embassy, but is best done at your closest one so that you can attend for interview etc as required. So no, it doesnt have to be done specifically at Beijing.

After visa approval, she will have to (eventually) enter within the 1 year validity of the medicals and the Police check, so best to wait on that one as if it is expired before entry (and with the long processing times, that is a definite possibility) she would have to obtain another (new) certificate.

888's require an accompanying certified copy of passport, birthcertificate or Aus citizenship from memory. Just did mine 5 weeks ago.

Thumbnail below is off DIAC website - standard processing times.
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I think you misunderstood me with the shifty reference I meant what other people may have done .A few people have said stories along the lines the man travelled to China married the lady"there and only had to wait about 3mths before she could come over" .Neither of these parties have applied for any visa before.


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