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Hi,
I am a state (ACT) sponsored PR. I am the primary applicant. can my spouse travel alone first? and can he travel alone even if i travel first, get my visa endorsed and come back to return later?

this is going to impact all our settling plans so some clarity on this would be great. if there is a URLon this from oz govt. even better. please help.

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Hi Aurita,

I was the secondary applicant on a skilled independent PR and it said quite clearly on my visa (in the passport) 'No entry before [name of primary applicant]'.

So we entered together and after that I was free to come and go on my own.

Do you have your visa already? If so does it specify?

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Hi,

There are 2 stipulations:

1. You will have to validate your visa first. Your partner cannot validate before you.

2. Your partner must validate before the first date of entry given to you.

Therefore you can validate/emigrate at different times, just bearing in mind 1. and 2.

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Karen, i just re-read my visa grant letter - it does not seem to specify anything. Dolly thanks. that is helpful! if there by any chance a URL that i can read through it would help. if not this is great!
 

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Just double check with the CO, one of my friend who was the secondary applicant entered down under before the primary applicant. They also had the uncertainty whether the secondary applicant was allowed to enter first, but once they checked with the CO, he confirmed there's no such restriction and the things included in the grant letter are only applicable.
 

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thanks Charithraraj, I have sent a mail to the CO and to the - thanks for the thought! what you say makes sense and worth checking
 

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:) let me know what you find out
 

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Karen, i just re-read my visa grant letter - it does not seem to specify anything. Dolly thanks. that is helpful! if there by any chance a URL that i can read through it would help. if not this is great!
Your grant letter will not have this condition in it.

Your visa label may have a condition 8502 on it - have a look at your visa label.

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Hi,
I had mentioned that I would update this forum about the restrictions on travel for secondary applicant. Well, I just heard back today that since there are no restrictions mentioned, and they referred to my grant letter, there is no restriction of travel for any one who has a visa under our PR grant number. Hope this helps others who are thinking about their move.

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Thanks very much for the update Aurita.

So to clarify, it means the secondary applicant can validate before the main applicant?

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hi,

I want to get entry single, after getting job I will bring my partner. How long time I will get for bring my partner


era



Hi,

There are 2 stipulations:

1. You will have to validate your visa first. Your partner cannot validate before you.

2. Your partner must validate before the first date of entry given to you.

Therefore you can validate/emigrate at different times, just bearing in mind 1. and 2.

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era u can get her anytime provided her visa is validated after an initial entry. i.e. she can come with you, go back and once you have a job, she can come as and when. it can be after a year/2 years or anytime till the 5 yrs of visa validity.
 

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Hello Aurita,

Really neat that you took the effort and came back to update the forum and shared the knowledge. Great going...

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Thankyou Aurita...for that update
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sec applicant can travel without primary applicant

Dolly
yes, as per DIAC GSM office's response, any one including secondary applicant can travel first and alone on my current visa - a PR under 176 state sponsorship.

All, I am not sure if it is different for others. I think you should double check to be sure before assuming anything. from the wording of the response, it reads that if there are no restrictions mentioned in the grant letter, it means just that. and to everyone else, i was glad to share what i learnt since I have learnt a lot from this forum and today have a PR thanks to people who shared everyday generously:)
speaking of which I have about 17 rejections for jobs right now and am pretty despondent on ever getting a job in Canberra :)) in even a related area ! but well.... it will be a fun adventure to take up a temp role and figure our way out
 

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Aurita, i think teh recruiters are waiting for me to get my PR so that we can go together hehehe..
 

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Hi,
I had mentioned that I would update this forum about the restrictions on travel for secondary applicant. Well, I just heard back today that since there are no restrictions mentioned, and they referred to my grant letter, there is no restriction of travel for any one who has a visa under our PR grant number. Hope this helps others who are thinking about their move.

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Aurita
Hi Aurita,

I am secondary applicant and want to make entry before the primary applicant. My CO said anyone can travel with no restriction. You has any issue or delay while making the entry first as secondary applicant?. Thanks in advance

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hi Anu

Yes you can travel in any order.. Aurita did teh same and had no issues. i am in touch with her so i know :)
 
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