posted on Jan, 31 2018 @ 02:52 PM
a reply to: LightSpeedDriver
Australia is the hardest country in the world to immigrate too, apparently
. I hear that all the time. In saying that, I see immigrants here all
the time. A bucketload of phillipinos, and chinese. And indians too. A couple of canadians officially immigrated to here, to my town, last year
(apparently that was interesting enough to be local news *giggle*). We have a deal with New Zealand so we have heaps of kiwis here too. There are
three nigerians in my town. So it can't be thaattttt difficult.
The easiest way to do things, for us, is - apply for a marriage visa, wait for it to get approved, get married, and apply for a permanent partner visa
which states that we are married, he's staying, and is thus now allowed to search for work here and eventually become a citizen. Sadly that marriage
visa is a touch expensive and unobtainable as yet. But it also lowers the price of the partner visa, so that's nice.
Apparently if we live together for 12 months in a de facto relationship, he can also just apply for the permanent partner visa at that stage also. But
I'm unsure if that's 12 months nonstop, or if a combination of his 3-month visits is allowed.
A lot of unknowns, and mixed information from a thousand odd anecdotes on various immigration forums, hence the visit to the immigration lawyer in a
couple of weeks. Who can put things straight for us and tell us what we should do.
On another note!
I tried to get photos of the blood moon last night... alas... ALAS... we got about 35mm rain and such heavy cloud cover I couldn't even take photos of
the lightning jags.
(Now that would've been a fantastic photo. Lightning AND the moon.)