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I am a permanent resident of australia. I recently got married.she is from india. I plan to apply PR for my partner. The options as far as i know are (A) bring her in here with visiting visa and apply PR and (B) apply PR while she is in india... Which one would be processed fast... Thank you
 

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Hi jisskurian,

she can come visit you on a tourist visa but she probably won't be able to await the visa decision in Australia ("No further stay" condition). Check the Family Migration Q&A:

Can I lodge an application for a partner visa if I am in Australia on a visitor visa?
The purpose of a visitor visa is to holiday and visit family. It is not intended to enable the lodging of an application for a permanent visa whilst in Australia. Consequently, visitor and other temporary visas may be granted with a 'no further stay' condition. A 'no further stay' condition is applied to all Sponsored Family Visitor Visas.

If your current visa was granted with a 'no further stay' condition you will not be able to apply for or be granted any further visitor visa while you remain in Australia unless you meet very limited and specific criteria which allow the 'no further stay' condition to be waived.
I lodged my family stream visa application outside Australia. Can I have a visitor visa while I am waiting for my permanent visa so that I can be with my family in Australia during the processing?
Visitor visas should not be used for long-term stays, for residence in Australia or for the purpose of remaining in Australia for extended periods to await a migration outcome.

When applying for a visitor visa you must meet all requirements, including the genuine visitor criterion, for that visa to be granted. The periods of time an applicant has spent in and out of Australia are taken into account in deciding a visitor visa application.

Applicants who travel to Australia on a temporary visa while waiting for their family stream visa application to be processed by an immigration office outside Australia should inform the processing office about their planned visit to Australia.

If an application for a family stream visa was made outside Australia the visa generally cannot be granted while the applicant is in Australia. The exception is where a combined application was made for a subclass 309 (provisional) partner visa and a subclass 100 (migrant) partner visa. In such cases the permanent partner visa may be granted in Australia provided the applicant holds the subclass 309 visa.
If you are recently married your wife will first get a temporary visa (subclass 309) and if you are still married after two years she'll get a permanent visa (subclass 100). More information: Partner Visa: Offshore Temporary and Permanent (Subclasses 309 and 100)

Cheers,
Monika
 
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