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Fiancée Visa from America to Oz

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    Posted: 15/September/2010 at 16:04
Hello I'm quite nervous about this thread thing as I'm not very use to "threading" so please excuse any etiquette issues. I will try to summarize everything to make it easier to read and understand the background situation therefore easier to answer question.

My Boyfriend and I are for all intensive purposes "engaged". We are planning to marry next year and are looking into the route that is less...painful. We met online and after a year of talking I applied for a Work and Holiday Visa which I was granted within 2 weeks to my surprise, I thought it would take at least a month. My visa is now set to expire in January so time is crunching as this visa cannot to my understanding be extended or applied for again.

Now we where looking into a Fiancée visa and was quoted about a one month wait period by a gentlemen we where looking to be our migrant agent. However last night as I was doing more research I saw that 75% of those who apply for said Visa takes 5-10 months. This is possibly one of the worst things I could here because I know that I must go back to america to apply and be there when it is granted.

My questions: Does my being from a country where it is unlikely to have "mail-order" scams affect the time it takes to be granted? Does having a migration agent affect the time? Is there any advice on a quicker way to beginning our lives together or a way that doesn't involve being painfully apart for nearly half a year?

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  Quote Adorabledork1287 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15/September/2010 at 16:07
Also we have been living together in the same home since January apart from one month separation while I was back in the U.S. We can provide written statements from his fam who also lives here and also proof that we stayed in contact during the separated period.

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  Quote MartinO Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15/September/2010 at 17:07
If you are considering a fiancée or prospective marriage visa, I guess you are aware that if granted you will get a visa for nine months to give you time to get to know each other and to marry. If you are not married when the nine months are up you will have to leave the country.

If you have been living together for an extended period of time, and plan on getting married, why not do it any way. Getting a spouse visa is easier.
I am NOT a lawyer. Anything said is NOT legal advice.

Please post your legal questions in a forum rather than sending a PM. Thanks.

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  Quote Solstrejf Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15/September/2010 at 22:33
Hi Adorabledork1287.

I myself is in the proces of applying for the prospective marraiage visa. I have applied from outside Australia (Denmark) but im levaing for Australia on the 23rd november. When my prospective marriage visa is granted i do not have to go all the way back to Denmark to get my visa granted. The immigration will notify u when a decision has been made and i then just have to travel out of Australia to Collect it - which in my case means i will just take a short holiday to Bali and collect my visa there. So u dont need to travel all the way back to USA.

I tho have a tourist visa without the "no further stay" condition because i applied for my tourist visa before sending the prospective marriage visa application (which is the subclass 300).

Also ive heard that some people get their visa granted within 2-4 months if they made sure their application contained everything needed when first send off - all proof, all the right forms filled out correctly and medical and chest x-ray done.

We have had an agent from Melbourne helping us getting everything right and she is really good. Answers all ur questions perfectly, help u organise everything and tell u when to do what and what do to.

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  Quote Adorabledork1287 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18/September/2010 at 15:25
Thank you so much for your reply. I found it very helpful to know that I do not have to stay in the u.s.a for the whole process because that was the hard part for me. Also you've made my decision to hire a local Migration agent pretty much a sure thing. I am in Melbourne also and would like to know who your migration agent is if you don't mind sharing because I am also nervous about being scammed. I've never taken anything so very seriously and carefully as this situation but I have the feeling it will be rewarding. I hope your process continues to go smoothly also.

Thank you again for the reply

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  Quote Solstrejf Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24/September/2010 at 20:41
Hi Adorabledork1287.

No worries, i know myself how stressfull this process can be and how confusing as well.

My agents name is Jacqui M.H.Yang. Im not sure if im allowed to provide her mail address and such in here but i have a link to her contact details on the australian immigration webpage:

https://www.mara.gov.au/agent/ARDetails.aspx?ud=168&FolderID=394

She is very helpfull and very nice and she has helped us alot. I will write her a mail and let her know that i have recommented her to you. If u want u can tell her that Tanja (Me) recommented her to u :-)

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