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Thread: Main applicant apply SMC Visa & Partner apply working holiday visa?

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    Default Main applicant apply SMC Visa & Partner apply working holiday visa?

    Hi all!

    My partner is applying for SMC visa offshore without job offer.
    I'm wondering can I apply for working holiday visa while we are applying for SMC visa?
    Will it affect the outcome of SMC visa?
    Anyone tried this before?

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    Yes you can apply any temporary visa and it won't affect your partner SMC

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    There's nothing that I've found in the operations manual, and no evidence that I've seen on this forum, where applying for a temporary visa while an application for a Resident Visa is under consideration would affect the application for the Resident Visa.

    However, there is plenty of evidence on this forum where applying for a temporary visa while an application for a Resident Visa is under consideration may adversely affect the application for the temporary visa. In particular, for some types of temporary visa (particularly a Visitor Visa), the application for a Resident Visa affects the requirement under temporary visa instructions to be a "bona fide applicant" (see E5 in the ops manual). There is prior evidence on this forum of people applying for a temporary visa (again, usually a Visitor Visa) while an application for a Resident Visa was under consideration, and being declined due to not being a bona fide applicant for that class of temporary visa. I can't say whether you will meet the bona fide requirement for a Working Holiday Visa (firstly because I don't know, and secondly because even if I did know, I can't legally tell you) and suggest you contact either INZ or a LIA.

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    Thanks a lot!
    I guess I'll just have to try applying to find that out.

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    Yes. It's a hard one to guess. The WHV doesn't have the same requirements as a general holiday visa, though - it's obvious that you're allowed (under bona fide) to want to be there and work there for a while at least - so you MIGHT be lucky.

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