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Old 12-22-2014, 06:22 AM
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PMV Price Increase! Options!

I know there will be alot of people being affected by the 50% price increase of the partner and PMV VISAs , My fiance and I are one of them.He is from Bali and Im from Perth.
We have been preparing our application for the last few months, planning on applying in January 2015...and he is now with me on holiday from Bali in Australia for the Christmas/ New Year period. I would say our application is probably 60% complete..... Is there anyway we can apply with what we have now online somehow while in Aussie and then just add to our application while we get things completed? Im trying my best to try avoid having to pay the increased price as the $3085 was a struggle for us.... the new fee will be a big step back for us!
If anyone could advise what our options would be that would be great. or if anyone else is in the same position as us that could offer advice... I know there is only 10 days left of 2014 so its a bit of a rush now!

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You can't apply for a PMV onshore. Your only onshore partner visa option is the 820.

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Originally Posted by IndyMama View Post
You can't apply for a PMV onshore. Your only onshore partner visa option is the 820.
Thanks IndyMama, I did know that but was hoping some how we could apply to avoid the price increase! Is the 820 onshore partner application much different from the PMV do you know? Is it worth us changing to that one?

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The 820 is substantially different from the PMV. You need a lot more evidence to demonstrate the genuine and ongoing nature of your relationship. You have to have been living together for the last 12 months or have registered your relationship or be married. Being married or registering your relationship waives the 12 month requirement for living together but you still need a lot of evidence - generally at least 6 months of living together to gather evidence of joint finances, socially accepted as a couple, et cetera.

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Firstly you will need to check if there is a no further stay clause on the tourist visa. If there is he can't apply for any visa's onshore.

As Indy said you need alot more evidence for an 820. If he has only been here for a few weeks I highly doubt you would have enough evidence apart from the fact you would need to get married or register the relationship.

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Unless you've lived together for 12 months, it's unlikely you could apply for the de facto partner visa (you can't register your relationship in WA to waive this). Even if you get married, pulling together evidence of a combined life in a week is also a challenge.

Your best visa option is the PMV but he can't be onshore for that so he'd have to leave Australia before he can apply.

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The 820 is also $4500 at the moment - so not really much cheaper than the PMV after the price increase

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It would be safer to apply for a PMV if you don't have much living together evidence. As others mentioned in their posts, for a de-facto you need minimum 12 months living together evidence and as you are in Perth, that requirement can't be waived as the state doesn't do registration for relationships.
For a PMV you don't need to provide evidence of living together.
Hope this helps. Good Luck!!

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