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Old 12-20-2014, 06:54 AM
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Questions while on visitor visa while waiting for offshore 309

Unfortunately due to the processing time increase of 10-14 months for offshore visa's, we will probably have to move to Australia early.

Is there any limit as to how any times you can re-enter on a visitor visa? Could you do it like 3 times in a row, going to NZ and back every 3 months? Are they likely to question this and stop you?

Also my partner currently has an evisitor visa as we did a trip to Australia earlier this year. It would expire mid next year. Is she able to renew this without any problem if she were to leave the country? For example if we arrived in Australia in April and her 12 month evisitor visa expires in June, could she just renew it for another 12 months when she does a trip to NZ after being in Australia for 3 months? Alternatively, could she just apply for a new evisitor visa before we leave, and if so, does it override her current one?

Is she permitted to do volunteer work while on an evisitor visa? If she can't work, we figure she may as well get some volunteer work so she is at least getting experience in Australia for when she CAN work once the visa is approved. This will improve her chances of getting a job as soon as possible once she can start working.

As an Australian citizen, I am also wondering if I am likely to get a job in Australia when applying from overseas? Most people that ask this question are wanting to move to Australia when they don't have citizenship or visa, but i'm actually wondering what the chances are for an aussie moving back, but applying while still overseas? Anyone had experience in this? I guess they would still have to do interviews over skype.


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There is no time limit for how many times you can enter Australia. They may question you (some they do some they don't) but you just need to tell them that an offshore partner visa has been applied for.

I don't think it should be an issue renewing it or you could try extending it onshore with a subclass 600.

I believe (maybe ask Mark) that you can't apply for a new evisitor visa while the previous one is still in effect. I believe you have to wait for it to expire.

She can do volunteer work on an evisitor visa but it has to be volunteer work that a normal Australian would not get paid for ie. you can't work volunteer work/work experience at an Accounting firm as it is a job that a normal Australia would be paid for. However, she could work for someone like Lifeline since that is work that a normal Australian would not be paid for.

My sister-in-law tried applying for jobs while still overseas and had no luck as they wanted face to face interviews. They would not do interviews over Skype. Interesting enough she had no issue getting jobs once she landed back in Australia.


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Is there any limit as to how any times you can re-enter on a visitor visa? Could you do it like 3 times in a row, going to NZ and back every 3 months? Are they likely to question this and stop you? Some people are questioned but if you carry proof of having applied for an offshore partner visa you may be ok.

Also my partner currently has an evisitor visa as we did a trip to Australia earlier this year. It would expire mid next year. Is she able to renew this without any problem if she were to leave the country? For example if we arrived in Australia in April and her 12 month evisitor visa expires in June, could she just renew it for another 12 months when she does a trip to NZ after being in Australia for 3 months? Alternatively, could she just apply for a new evisitor visa before we leave, and if so, does it override her current one? I agree with Mish, an evisitor visa can't be extended or granted whilst the applicant is in Australia as far as I am aware

Is she permitted to do volunteer work while on an evisitor visa? If she can't work, we figure she may as well get some volunteer work so she is at least getting experience in Australia for when she CAN work once the visa is approved. This will improve her chances of getting a job as soon as possible once she can start working. Found on the IMMI website: Can I work as a volunteer while on an eVisitor?
Voluntary work is only allowed on tourist eVisitor in very limited circumstances. You may be able
to work as a volunteer whilst on a tourist eVisitor if:
your main purpose in visiting Australia is tourism, and any voluntary work remains
incidental to tourism,
the work involved would not otherwise be undertaken, in return for wages, by an
Australian resident, or
the work is genuinely voluntary and no remuneration is received in return for the activities.
It is acceptable, under the conditions of an eVisitor, to receive meals, accommodation and/ or
reimbursement of out-of-pocket living expenses in return for voluntary work.


As an Australian citizen, I am also wondering if I am likely to get a job in Australia when applying from overseas? Most people that ask this question are wanting to move to Australia when they don't have citizenship or visa, but i'm actually wondering what the chances are for an aussie moving back, but applying while still overseas? Anyone had experience in this? I guess they would still have to do interviews over skype.You will find this quite difficult depending on what you do for work and how skilled you are.

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