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dilemma ..onshore or offshore PMV ?

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Old 07-18-2011, 07:33 AM
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Question dilemma ..onshore or offshore PMV ?

Hi everyone!

Would like to ask if which visa is more practical to apply? the onshore one or the offshore PMvisa.My fiancee is asking me to apply for a tourist visa sponsored by him and he is asking me if I can apply for the PMV onshore there ..so that we can save time and money. But Im just worried if they will approve my visa but will only give me 3 months stay with no extension what so ever just like what I had when i went there before. Is it possible to apply for tourist visa and tell them im going to plan for a PMV onshore? so that I can be with my fiancee and be able to save airfare tickets.. just want some helpful advise...cheers!

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Old 07-18-2011, 07:42 AM
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Hello krissybaby,

A PMV can only be applied for offshore. This allows the applicant to then move to Australia after grant, get married and apply for a spouse visa as a married couple, allowing the applicant to stay temporarily for 2years until ther are eligible for PR.

If you are considering marriage, maybe you should get married first and apply offshore for a spouse visa. As you said, tourist visas can have a further stay restriction, which means you would have to go offshore anyway to lodge the partner visa.

You can travel on a toursit visa to Australia after you lodge offshore, but you would have to leave again to wait for the partner visa application to be granted since you can't be onshore if an offshore application is granted.

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Old 07-19-2011, 05:30 PM
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Thanks so much for that Aussiegirl! You are right I can just apply for tourist visa after i lodge my PMV application but on that case its not that practical already if we are saving some money for our marriage.I might just have to wait for the approval. :0)

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Old 07-20-2011, 12:26 AM
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Originally Posted by krissybaby View Post
Hi everyone!

Is it possible to apply for tourist visa and tell them im going to plan for a PMV onshore?

That would definately result in the tourist visa being refused.
A criteria of a tourist visa is that you are a genuine visitor ONLY.

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