Irish Lads get in here and give us a hand

May 19, 2013
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If you had a job in kilarney it's a great place to live. I actually couldn't think of a better place. Only issue is distance to major city, of which there is exactly 1 in Ireland.
Yeah but your isolated enough from everything else. Not just that one major city. It just simply wouldn't be for me. You sound like you would like it.

Smith already didn't like Cork and Limerick though so I was only presenting him with another option.
 
Nov 14, 2015
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So need some advice.

Basically got kicked out of Australia last week, and now find myself in Ireland as only place my Ozzie missus could get visa(we can’t go back to Scotland until we’re married next year as she stayed here for 2 years 5 years ago).

We went straight to Cork, which I’m sorry, is shit, and then went to Limerick which was somewhat better but not where we want to settle.

Currently in Galway, which is beautiful, but absolutely no chance of renting a decent house(house not flat, we have the money, just want a house out in sticks). There are no jobs here(she’s an ex Sydney government employee and wants to do care work)

We are debating sticking it out in Galway, or moving towards going to Sligo or Donegal - the bonus with both these places is we can actually rent a house for about 800€ a month.

Which is better? Donegal or Sligo? Which areas?

Or are we missing something? Or somewhere?

Dublin is a no go as the rents for houses are just insane. And we want the quiet romantic Irish life.
Why did you get kicked out of Aus? If your missus is an Aussie you could've gotten a partner visa.
 
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May 22, 2013
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Why did you get kicked out of Aus? If your missus is an Aussie you could've gotten a partner visa.
It’s changed since the Turnbull government came in, my girl had to go back to Dublin 18 months ago.
You need to apply for the partner visa BEFORE you’ve started using your working visa, otherwise he would need a visa to get back into Ireland for the first 3-4 years of the marriage. If, for instance, his parents passed away within that time it would cost him $4-6000 per trip/funeral just to go home.
Even the regional working extension has been quashed, my family are farmers and can’t get farm hands anymore. They get a good one and when the visa runs out they can’t come back, the sponsorship rules have changed too. It’s backwards if you ask me turning away English speaking people with a proven work history
 
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It’s changed since the Turnbull government came in, my girl had to go back to Dublin 18 months ago.
You need to apply for the partner visa BEFORE you’ve started using your working visa, otherwise he would need a visa to get back into Ireland for the first 3-4 years of the marriage. If, for instance, his parents passed away within that time it would cost him $4-6000 per trip/funeral just to go home.
Even the regional working extension has been quashed, my family are farmers and can’t get farm hands anymore. They get a good one and when the visa runs out they can’t come back, the sponsorship rules have changed too. It’s backwards if you ask me turning away English speaking people with a proven work history
Yeah they've tightened up a lot of the visas.

If it's a working holiday visa or another visa with a no further stay condition, then yeah they'd have to leave in order to apply for another type of substantive visa. I've had people leave, apply for a regular tourist visa, and then when they're back onshore apply for a partner visa, provided the no further stay condition wasn't on there for the latest visa. Then once the partner visa application had been made, they could travel in and out of Aus on a bridging B visa until a decision was made on the partner visa.
 
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May 22, 2013
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Yeah they've tightened up a lot of the visas.

If it's a working holiday visa or another visa with a no further stay condition, then yeah they'd have to leave in order to apply for another type of substantive visa. I've had people leave, apply for a regular tourist visa, and then when they're back onshore apply for a partner visa, provided the no further stay condition wasn't on there for the latest visa. Then once the partner visa application had been made, they could travel in and out of Aus on a bridging B visa until a decision was made on the partner visa.
That’s how things went down more or less with my missus.

We applied for a tourist visa for her in Brazil. Thankfully there was no ‘no further stay’ condition. So after the 3 month tourist visa we applied for the partner visa.

Got the bridging visa immediately with full working rights and what not. But yeh had to pay $80 or about for a category B visa everything we travelled.

Took 14 months but now she’s off the bridging visa to a temporary visa. Told it can take up to 2 years for them to make a decision on residency then another 4 years until citizenship is on the cards.

God Aus immigration can be a pain to deal with!!
 
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Nov 14, 2015
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That’s how things went down more or less with my missus.

We applied for a tourist visa for her in Brazil. Thankfully there was no ‘no further stay’ condition. So after the 3 month tourist visa we applied for the partner visa.

Got the bridging visa immediately with full working rights and what not. But yeh had to pay $80 or about for a category B visa everything we travelled.

Took 14 months but now she’s off the bridging visa to a temporary visa. Told it can take up to 2 years for them to make a decision on residency then another 4 years until citizenship is on the cards.

God Aus immigration can be a pain to deal with!!
She'll be considered for the permanent stage of the partner visa 2 years after the application for the temp partner visa was submitted. So if that was submitted 14 months ago, it'll be another 10 months til the permanent visa can be considered. The length of time for that see stage varies, it can take a couple of years but can be as soon as 6 months. The more supporting material for the permanent stage the better.

You're not wrong about immigration being a pain in the arse here. Law changes, red tape and ever increasing charges are the norm.

As Nige said, it's about the $$$ for the govt. Partner visas are over $7k now ffs. Parent visas are a few grand but it's a fucking 30 year wait unless you wanna pay $50k which reduces the wait to 2 years. Ridiculous.
 
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May 22, 2013
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She'll be considered for the permanent stage of the partner visa 2 years after the application for the temp partner visa was submitted. So if that was submitted 14 months ago, it'll be another 10 months til the permanent visa can be considered. The length of time for that see stage varies, it can take a couple of years but can be as soon as 6 months. The more supporting material for the permanent stage the better.
Ah that’s great! I thought it was 2 years from when she got the temp visa not from the application. So yeh we’ve got about another 10 months. Much better than the year and 10 I thought!!

We’ve already got a mountain of supporting evidence already. She’s linked into pretty much everything of mine except my offical will which I didn’t do because I simply didn’t want to pay another $350 to do it. Though within another 10 months we’ll just about be married. So we’ll have all that to add to the application
 
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Ah that’s great! I thought it was 2 years from when she got the temp visa not from the application. So yeh we’ve got about another 10 months. Much better than the year and 10 I thought!!

We’ve already got a mountain of supporting evidence already. She’s linked into pretty much everything of mine except my offical will which I didn’t do because I simply didn’t want to pay another $350 to do it. Though within another 10 months we’ll just about be married. So we’ll have all that to add to the application
The supporting material you put in for the permanent stage is pretty much the same as what you put in for the temp, ie stuff to show you're in a legit relationship like photos, shared address, joint bills and invites, stat decs from Aus citizens, text messages and social media. The more the merrier. If she's linked in with you for pretty much everything you should be right. You'll get an email from the Department at about 21 months from the date of the temp application telling you to start getting your stuff together for the perm submission, although they won't consider any of that new material til the 24 month mark.
 
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The supporting material you put in for the permanent stage is pretty much the same as what you put in for the temp, ie stuff to show you're in a legit relationship like photos, shared address, joint bills and invites, stat decs from Aus citizens, text messages and social media. The more the merrier. If she's linked in with you for pretty much everything you should be right. You'll get an email from the Department at about 21 months from the date of the temp application telling you to start getting your stuff together for the perm submission, although they won't consider any of that new material til the 24 month mark.
Cool cool.
We think we'll be right. We try sit down every few months and just collate what we have into our own folder to be ready.

But after the temp submission we don't really have much more substantial stuff to add. They've got all the details of joint accounts, bills, lease etc. All the big things. Mostly we just add in new photos of what we've been up to with small descriptions. Things like "visiting Sam's family" "attending Sam's nephews christening", "holiday back to Brazil together". We add copies of any boarding passes from joint travel, copies of quarterly bills etc. As we start getting more wedding stuff locked in we'll make copies of invites, receipts of holding fees etc.

Though without sending the transcripts of our whatsapp convos there isn't really much more we can do. They already have the entire insight into our lives.

Unless you can think of anything more?

It almost feels like this whole process is to invasive
 
May 21, 2013
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Sorry boys, not been ignoring this thread or responses on purpose, been a mad week.

Currently it’s 7am and on a train to Waterford, after Galway went to Sligo, but Sligo was creepy as fuck and not somewhere we could settle. So decided to go back to galway as it’s a cool wee place, been there last two days but it’s nigh on impossible to get a decent house other than commuting from Mayo for an hour every day. The housing crisis in Ireland is real. And that’s us prepared to pay pretty fair top dollar, but the houses just aren’t available.

Waterford never came up before, but we kept hearing little things about it, so looked it up. One thing that stuck out for us is there is only ONE hostel, which means to me it’s not full of backpacking wankers and tourists. Also, one look on letting sites shows about 7 results for Galway, but pages and pages and pages of actual mansions in Waterford for same price.

Honestly we are passed point of caring about what city is like now, as long as there is a supermarket and it’s commutable for jobs, we are going to live out in the sticks anyway, buy a 4x4, get a dog and just cook and fuck for a year, so Waterford is the one.

It’s a shame as Galway is class really but it’s just a tourist and student place.


Oh, as to getting thrown out of Oz, not sure really, went to renew my visa but some rat bag had put in a call to immigration that I am a very violent person and shouldnt be allowed to stay in country, that’s all they told me, and said outgoing is fine but coming back is an issue, and not to bother trying for partner visa or sponsorship. It will be some little rat bag cunt but I’ll find out. Probably a bitter ex missus from UK that’s pissed off I'm finally happy and engaged . So unfortunately I have a permanent mark in my passport for Oz, which is totally unfounded, and they can’t even tell me why.

On the bright side I was in the isolation room at Sydney airport with Non other than COOLIO who was also getting questioned
 
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