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Old Oct 11th 2002, 12:39 pm
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Hi,
My partner and I are about to validate our PR visa on 1/11/2002 (just going for a holiday). However, we have decided to get married next year - are we compelled to inform DIMIA about our marriage either before / after it has happen (we expect to settle in Australia a month or two after the wedding).

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Old Oct 11th 2002, 12:41 pm
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All i can tell you is that we got married a year after lodging our visa and so just send off a certified copy of your certificate after you do the deed!

It's one less thing to worry about- ie proving your de facto (which was a real pain).

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Old Oct 11th 2002, 1:15 pm
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Yes, you must tell them although it shouldn't be a problem in your case AFAIK.

I was in the same boat although, in my case, the marriage took place just before the visa was granted. This delayed the grant of the visa until the marriage certificate was sent to AHC in London.

Also, check that your visa does not have condition 8515 'The holder of the visa must not marry before entering Australia'.
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Old Oct 11th 2002, 9:50 pm
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You don't need to tell them if you get married *after* you make your
first entry. If you're in a de-facto relationship already, then you
should tell them but your partner will onlt be treated as your spouse
if you've been together for 12 months or more.

Permanent visas granted to single people almost always carry condition
8515 - which means you cannt marry between visa grant and first entry.

Whatever you do, you need to be careful that what you've told DIMIA
now is consistent with what you're going to tell them when you sponsor
your partner for a spouse visa.

There is one question that's unclear - the original poster said his
partner was going to validate the visa with him - how did he get his
visa without telling DIMIA about his relationship in the first place?
if his partner is a de-facto spouse and they're asking about getting
married for real, condition 8515 may not be applied in such instances.

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    >On Fri, 11 Oct 2002 13:15:52 +0000, etlniwd wrote:
    >Yes, you must tell them although it shouldn't be a problem in your
    >case AFAIK.
    >I was in the same boat although, in my case, the marriage took place
    >just before the visa was granted. This delayed the grant of the visa
    >until the marriage certificate was sent to AHC in London.
    >Also, check that your visa does not have condition 8515 'The holder of
    >the visa must not marry before entering Australia'.
    >--
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    >On Fri, 11 Oct 2002 12:39:23 +0000, geehaf wrote:

    >Hi,
    >My partner and I are about to validate our PR visa on 1/11/2002 (just
    >going for a holiday). However, we have decided to get married next year
    >- are we compelled to inform DIMIA about our marriage either before /
    > after it has happen (we expect to settle in Australia a month or two
    > after the wedding).
    >Help!
    >Geehaf
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Old Oct 13th 2002, 9:50 pm
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Default Re: Inform DIMIA about marriage?

All,

Thanks for your advice. What I didn't make clear is that I applied for Independent Skilled PR with my partner as "defacto", i.e. we both have PR visas and will validate at the end of this month.

So it looks like we do not need to inform DIMIA about our marriage as we will marry after our first enry date and both have PR visas?

However another question springs to mind : We will marry in the UK and my partner will be taking my surname - any ideas how this will affect things (in terms of names on visa) as at some point she will need obtain a new UK passport and perhaps a reissuing of PR visa with new name?


Cheers,

Geehaf

There is one question that's unclear - the original poster said his
partner was going to validate the visa with him - how did he get his
visa without telling DIMIA about his relationship in the first place?
if his partner is a de-facto spouse and they're asking about getting
married for real, condition 8515 may not be applied in such instances.

Jeremy


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Old Oct 14th 2002, 12:14 pm
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If you've been upfront with DIMIA so far you'll have no worries.

Out of interest, does your visa have 'condition 8515 - not marry
before first entry' on it?

Jeremy

    >On Sun, 13 Oct 2002 21:50:12 +0000, geehaf wrote:
    >All,
    >Thanks for your advice. What I didn't make clear is that I applied for
    >Independent Skilled PR with my partner as "defacto", i.e. we both have
    >PR visas and will validate at the end of this month.
    >So it looks like we do not need to inform DIMIA about our marriage as we
    >will marry after our first enry date and both have PR visas?
    >However another question springs to mind : We will marry in the UK
    >and my partner will be taking my surname - any ideas how this will
    >affect things (in terms of names on visa) as at some point she will
    >need obtain a new UK passport and perhaps a reissuing of PR visa
    >with new name?
    >Cheers,
    >Geehaf
    >There is one question that's unclear - the original poster said his
    >partner was going to validate the visa with him - how did he get his
    >visa without telling DIMIA about his relationship in the first place?
    >if his partner is a de-facto spouse and they're asking about getting
    >married for real, condition 8515 may not be applied in such instances.
    >Jeremy
    >
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Old Oct 14th 2002, 7:53 pm
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Default Re: Inform DIMIA about marriage?

Jeremy,
Visas don't have 8515 condition, only 8502, i.e. I must enter Oz before my defacto partner.

Geehaf
Originally posted by Jaj:
If you've been upfront with DIMIA so far you'll have no worries.

Out of interest, does your visa have 'condition 8515 - not marry
before first entry' on it?

Jeremy

    >On Sun, 13 Oct 2002 21:50:12 +0000, geehaf wrote:
    >All,
    >Thanks for your advice. What I didn't make clear is that I applied for
    >Independent Skilled PR with my partner as "defacto", i.e. we both have
    >PR visas and will validate at the end of this month.
    >So it looks like we do not need to inform DIMIA about our marriage as we
    >will marry after our first enry date and both have PR visas?
    >However another question springs to mind : We will marry in the UK
    >and my partner will be taking my surname - any ideas how this will
    >affect things (in terms of names on visa) as at some point she will
    >need obtain a new UK passport and perhaps a reissuing of PR visa
    >with new name?
    >Cheers,
    >Geehaf
    >There is one question that's unclear - the original poster said his
    >partner was going to validate the visa with him - how did he get his
    >visa without telling DIMIA about his relationship in the first place?
    >if his partner is a de-facto spouse and they're asking about getting
    >married for real, condition 8515 may not be applied in such instances.
    >Jeremy
    >
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Old Oct 15th 2002, 1:54 pm
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That makes sense, as you've been treated as a 'married' person.
If you want to you can get married whenever you like if you don't have
condition 8515. In theory you'd still have to tell DIMIA if you got
married before first entry, but it shouldn't cause any problems.

Jeremy

    >On Mon, 14 Oct 2002 19:53:32 +0000, geehaf wrote:
    >Jeremy,
    >Visas don't have 8515 condition, only 8502, i.e. I must enter Oz before
    >my defacto partner.
    >Geehaf
 

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