Showing how much you want it, I'm sure isn't a factor that they need demonstrated. To be honest, my wife isn't all that keen on living in Australia the rest of her life. We chose to come back to Oz for pragmatic reasons. Work, kids, security and English for the kids are things that we took into account. Also, if Putin decides to annex another chunk of the Ukraine, or someone blows up St Peter's, then I want my family to have the option of getting the f**k out no questions ask.It's frustrating for us all, it's definitely not an ideal process. But to be honest, I think much of it is to prove how much you want to be here, and what you are willing to do to be here. To me, even though the process is frustrating...I am just glad I can be here with my partner in the meantime and willing to wait. I was aware that it's a long wait time and planned for even longer cause it's the government. I too received the automated email asking for information (if not supplied already) but to me that's progress because there must be a reason they sent it. Though I wish someone who has gotten that email before and had activity after could let us know what happened after they received that email. Some don't even get the email. So then I wonder...well why did I get it. I'd rather not have one, cause then it makes me stress more! HAHA
My wife misses Italy. And she's perplexed half the time she's in oz. But she knows it's the right choice for right now. It gives us something we need in the shirt to medium term.
I can see how being dedicated to Australia and wanting it really bad can come in to play for citizenship applications, which we all know is becoming more and more a factor the government and DIBP is taking into consideration, but it shouldnt be a consideration for PR, and certainly not for partner visas.