Originally Posted by bailey
Would you be able to confirm if being in a relationship for 3 years can include dating before you became defacto? For example, my partner and I started dating in Aug 2015 but became defacto May 2017 (having lived together from May 2016-2017).
The long term relationship requirement to waive the two year period requires evidence of de facto/spouse relationship for the three years prior to the date of application (or two years if there's a child of the relationship, meaning born and biological of both at time of application).
So no, time dating does not count towards the long term relationship adn waiving the two year waiting period.