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    2 Questions:



    1. Is it possible to go to Australia first on a tourist visa, and while
    there apply for a spouse visa.



    2. Is it possible to travel to Australia on a tourist visa while you are
    pregnant and the birth will occur during the stay.



    Thanks


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    tourist-spouse visa: while pregnant


    Hi /

    This is an interesting scenario. Firstly, do you have to advise
    any one to the fact that you are pregnant whilst applying for a
    tourist visa ??????? That may depend on as to if you are applying
    for an ETA Visa or not . If it were me in your situation I would
    be carefull about where you mention your condition .

    Other factors may include if you are medically fit to fly ???

    I do not know what the Customs Officer is going to say if he sees
    someone coming in to the country 8.5 months pregnant on a 3 month
    Holiday Visa !! This may not be your situation but I guess this
    can happen.

    Yes it is possible to apply for a Spouse Visa once you are
    in Australia , provided you have applied for an ETA Visa.
    You run the risk if you apply for the Tourist Visa by any
    other mthod of having the words "No Further Travel "
    stamped on your passport , which means that you have to
    return home before the expiry date , in which case you have
    to apply for the Spouse Visa offshore

    Good luck with your plans Hope they can work Maybe there is
    someone else out there that can shed a little more light on
    the subject. Regards Gerard


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      tourist-spouse visa: while pregnant


      Grimus



      Main problem you will have if travelling on a tourist visa is that you
      are not entitled to medicare and you wont find travel insurance to cover
      you after around 30 weeks into your pregnancy.



      lynn


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        tourist-spouse visa: while pregnant


        Originally posted by grimus
        2 Questions:

        1. Is it possible to go to Australia first on a tourist visa, and while there apply for a spouse visa.

        2. Is it possible to travel to Australia on a tourist visa while you are pregnant and the birth will occur during the stay.

        Thanks


        What would be the problem of applying now in China and adding the
        child to the application? Am I missing something regarding having the
        child in China


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          tourist-spouse visa: while pregnant


          Originally posted by grimus
          2 Questions:

          1. Is it possible to go to Australia first on a tourist visa, and while there apply for a spouse visa.

          2. Is it possible to travel to Australia on a tourist visa while you are pregnant and the birth will occur during the stay.

          Thanks


          What would be the problem of applying now in China and adding the
          child to the application? Am I missing something regarding having the
          child in China?


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            tourist-spouse visa: while pregnant


            I know that the first time we talked about it 14 years ago I

            could not apply for permanent residancy whilst I was there on holiday.I
            had a twelve month holiday visa but the time we had decided to fly Row
            was heavily pregnant with our son and found it quite difficult to get
            insurance.Oh how I wish I could turn the clock back.


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              tourist-spouse visa: while pregnant


              Thanks for for your advice. Chinese police check will be completed next
              week then we will go for the medical. Trying to frontload the
              application. We are married but only very recently and the whole
              relationship is under 1 year.



              Can applications be front loaded anywhere?? i.e. we are planning to
              lodge the forms at Guangzhou China visa office



              Stupid question but if we apply in England, i guess we have to be
              actually in England at the time. (not possible to mail)



              grimus


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                tourist-spouse visa: while pregnant


                Originally posted by grimus
                Thanks for for your advice. Chinese police check will be completed next week then we will go for the medical. Trying to frontload the application. We are married but only very recently and the whole relationship is under 1 year.

                Can applications be front loaded anywhere?? i.e. we are planning to lodge the forms at Guangzhou China visa office

                Stupid question but if we apply in England, i guess we have to be actually in England at the time. (not possible to mail)

                grimus


                The England idea is to get your wife out of china for the birth.



                I do not know whether you can lodge your application at the consulate.
                Post a new thread or try and call ahead. I know that all Ireland
                applications are now processed in London. Whether DIMIA consolidation
                has hit China yet is something else you will have to find out. ]http://www.austcon-
                guangzhou.org/[/url] might have the info you are after.


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                  tourist-spouse visa: while pregnant


                  If you try to get your wife out of China on a Tourist Visa ,I am 99%
                  certain you will get those infamous words stamped on her Visa "No
                  Further Travel " This means that when you get your visa you have to
                  return to your country before the expiry date and then you can make a
                  Spousal Visa application ( The expiry date is usually 3 months after it
                  is issued if coming to Australia )

                  I do not know what the Waiting period is in China as to the outcome
                  of either a Tourist Visa or a Spousal Visa I would imagine a Spousal
                  Visa even if fully Front Loaded would take some time . This is the
                  critical area . I dont think there are any entries on Timeline as per
                  the outcome of that particular visa from China

                  You seem to be between a rock and a hard place at the moment . I
                  did know a person that is an immigration specialist in Victoria I
                  will endevour to find out You can send me a private message if
                  you like Regards Gerard


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                    tourist-spouse visa: while pregnant

                    If you are British by birth and married to the mother, then you can
                    immediately get a British passport for the child, who will be British
                    by descent automatically from birth.

                    Child should also be eligible for registration as an Australian
                    citizen by descent.

                    Jeremy
                    On Sat, 27 Sep 2003 01:54:02 +0000, grimus <[email protected]_expats.com> wrote:Why don't have a baby in China??Well a few reasons,3. I can't speak chinese, not the position i want to be in when my wife is giving birth and in hospital.4. baby is chinese national i.e. no passport, and difficulty travelling.
                    This is not intended to be legal advice in any jurisdiction

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                      tourist-spouse visa: while pregnant

                      >On Sat, 27 Sep 2003 07:00:26 +0000, bondipom <[email protected]_expats.com> wrote:
                      Originally posted by grimus
                      Thanks for for your advice. Chinese police check will be completed next week then we will go for the medical. Trying to frontload the application. We are married but only very recently and the whole relationship is under 1 year.
                      The 12 month cohabitation requirement does not apply if you are
                      legally married, although you do normally need to be living together.

                      Can applications be front loaded anywhere?? i.e. we are planning to lodge the forms at Guangzhou China visa office
                      Details for DIMIA in China are as follows:
                      http://www.immi.gov.au/wwi/index_p.htm#beijing

                      The correct visa office for spouse applications depends on which
                      province of China is involved. For spouse visas from mainland China
                      it's either Guangzhou or Shanghai.

                      In the 6 months to June 2003, 50% of provisional spouse visas in
                      Guangzhou were granted within 21 weeks. I don't know the extent to
                      which they may give priority if there is a need to travel. You can
                      always write to your federal MP or Senator in Australia, but do bear
                      in mind that there are processes to be followed.

                      You may want to hire an agent to help you with the application.


                      Stupid question but if we apply in England, i guess we have to be actually in England at the time. (not possible to mail)
                      There's no legal requirement to be in England to apply for an
                      Australian visa in England. However, the AHC London will have no
                      familiarity with Chinese conditions and I would consider it
                      inadvisable to apply there unless your wife (ie the applicant) was a
                      citizen or resident of either the UK, its territories or the Republic
                      of Ireland.

                      I do not know whether you can lodge your application at the consulate.Post a new thread or try and call ahead. I know that all Irelandapplications are now processed in London. Whether DIMIA consolidationhas hit China yet is something else you will have to find out. ]http://www.austcon-guangzhou.org/[/url] might have the info you are after.

                      The best place to find out which office to deal with is the DIMIA
                      website, linked above.



                      Jeremy
                      This is not intended to be legal advice in any jurisdiction

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