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De Facto Visa applied but great concern. Pls help!

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Old 01-27-2011, 03:36 AM
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Hi everyone,

I have recently applied for a de facto visa but after talking to a friend I'm concerned about what I sent in.
I'm currently on a Working Holiday 2 Visa, this will expire in the beginning of February and I assume I will automatically be put on Bridging Visa A from then on.

Concern 1:
I haven't received any confirmation yet, even tho I sent the application away about 2 weeks ago. I only have 2 more weeks to go until my visa expires.

Concern 2:
I have worked with my own ABN and wonder whether this was okay to do? I provided the information which visa I'm on but was granted the ABN without any further questions.

Concern 3:
My partner and I have opened a small business half a year ago. I thought this would be great evidence as we are carrying responsibility for this together. I never found any restrictions saying I wouldn't be allowed to have my own business on a working holiday visa. I could only do this for a max of 6 months?? I sent in evidence of our business, will this mean trouble?

Concern 4:
My partner and I moved in with a friend over a year ago. We always paid him rent cash. We don't have a rental agreement. Will this be a problem? Instead I sent in 3 letters with our address on it from 3 different points of time. They were bank statements, flight bookings and letters from the toll road office.

Concern 5:
We also don't have joint bank accounts apart from the business account. Shouldn't one be enough or does it have to be the personal accounts that are joint?

Concern 6:
I read that photos are not considered to be legal evidence which is why I didn't send any in. I have a whole heap of photos of us over the last 1.5 years tho as I am a passionate photographer. I also have photos from holidays overseas in NZ and Tonga with both of us in them.
Does it make sense to send anything like that in now even though I sent off my application 2 weeks ago?

Do you think my application will be rejected?
I wonder if they think they need a little more proof for anything: will they contact me and ask for it or just flat out reject my application?
Does anyone have experience with that?

Also: How about the medical and police check? Should I wait until they ask me to send it in? (In the application it said I have the choice of sending it in later as the relationship requirements need to be fulfilled first anyway) Or should I just do them soon and send them soon?

A few facts on our relationship:
-We physically met and fell in love with each other in May 2009.
-We moved together in October 2009 and since live in the same place.
-We went on a holiday to NZ in Feb 2010 and to Tonga in Sept 2010. I sent the flight tickets to DIAC
-We opened a tour guiding business in June 2010 for students to the Beach and National Parks, everything legal: insurance, ecoeccess, operator accreditation (at the moment not doing any tours tho as I'm not allowed to work more than 6 months in the same job)

Thanks a lot for any advice!!!
I'm so worried...

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Old 05-22-2012, 03:39 AM
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Im just processing my de facto application and stumbled across your thread.. I just wondered how did you get on? Was your visa granted despite all your concerns?

I hope it worked out

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Old 05-22-2012, 07:50 AM
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Hi, it all worked out well. None of my concerns were a problem. The only thing I needed to provide in addition was my partners medicals as he was born in NZ and is not an Australian citizen. (but permanent resident).
The application process took 12 months. A very long time. But I'm now on the de facto visa, so all is good.

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