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Can we marry while visit Australia as a tourist?

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    Posted: 02/November/2011 at 14:52
hi

my girlfriend is Canadaina Permanent resident, living in Canada. I am in Australia as a international student ( Temporary Resident ). My girlfriend want to visit me here and visit Australia. And while she visit Australia, we want to marry. can we marry legally by Australian law? if yes, so can i apply my gf as dependent visa for Australia?...

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  Quote turboadam Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02/November/2011 at 16:14
Originally posted by amit13

(1)can we marry legally by Australian law?


Originally posted by amit13

(2)if yes, can i apply my gf as dependent visa for Australia?


(1) Yes

(2) NO

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  Quote AsiaOilDude Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02/November/2011 at 16:24
Yes for 1. For 2 I don't think so but it depends a lot on your visa conditions.
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  Quote MartinO Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02/November/2011 at 18:34
Once you obtain a residents visa yourself you could then apply for such a visa for her.

Do you intend applying for a residents visa? To do this you will need to qualify in your own right. Some university qualifications together with some employment in that area will get you a residents visa but only if the qualification is in an area that qualifies.

To check take a look at the Immigration website.
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  Quote amit13 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03/November/2011 at 08:42
thank you for advise..but bit confusion..
there is lot of student they go back to country and get married. after that they apply their wife as a dependent visa..and they are coming to Australia with their husband....and i think my case is also similar to them...cuz my gf coming here and getting marriage...so why should not i apply her as my dependent?...i m sorry if i m wrong ..but still confusing....can u give me some legal advice?

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  Quote MartinO Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03/November/2011 at 10:03
Nothing wrong with what you propose, I was on the wrong track, thinking that you wished to settle here, go ahead, best of luck.
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  Quote AJM48 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03/November/2011 at 10:46
In order to marry in Australia, you will ned to talk to an authorised Marriage Celebrant, registered minister or marriage registry. Both of you will need to fill out a NOIM (Nomination for Intended Marriage) at least 30 days prior. You will be required to provide proof of age, both be over 18 years of age (unless you get parental permission) and supply any other documents the celebrant requests. The documents must be sighted prior to the ceremony, not when the NOIM is prepared.

I am a qualified Marriage Celebrant.

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  Quote AJM48 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03/November/2011 at 10:48
I should add, that if your girlfriend is not going to be here for the NOIM, speak to your celebrant and these can be done in an overseas consulate office.

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