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  1. MarkNortham
    11-26-2013 11:22 AM - permalink
    Hi John -

    Sounds like you're on the right track. 12 months living together evidence should satisfy that requirement, and re: defacto, still possible when married however you'll need ample evidence that the marriage is in every respect "over". Re: relationship evidence, would need to see that in order to give you any specific comments - you can reach me through my website Northam & Associates or email [email protected] if I can assist further, and good luck!


    Mark Northam
  2. MarkNortham
    03-31-2013 10:26 PM - permalink
    Hi John -
    Would definitely have her register the relationship in the Australian state you live in if that is possible (most Australian states allow this), then live together as much as you can before lodging. DIAC will be looking for a stable, committed long-term relationship not unlike marriage - living together and sharing your lives together is the best way of establishing this generally.

    If I can be of further assistance, don't hesitate to email me directly at [email protected]


    Mark Northam
  3. MarkNortham
    01-30-2013 01:36 AM - permalink
    Hi John -

    Thanks for the note. The key question is whether any single jail sentence (doesn't matter if suspended or not - they only look at the original complete sentence) was 12 months or over in duration, or the combination of all sentences was over 24 months in duration. If either of these is true, they will likely try to refuse your visa on character grounds and you'll need to put together a character defense. The same issues can affect the PMV or Defacto visa, so if you have this issue, you'll have to confront it either now with the 676 (ETA?), or later with the other visas. If you'd like to send me the sentencing details I can have a look and give you some thoughts and we can discuss further - I'm at [email protected]

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