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Hi.. just wanna ask, what are the requirements for partner visa (de facto)? Do we need to get married once its grantted?
Coming here and asking "What do I need to get a partner visa?" is akin to you taking your car to a mechanic and saying "Whats wrong with my car? without describing anything about it.

In order for anyone to help you, you should provide some more information.

How long have you and your partner been together?
Is one of you an Australian PR or Citizen?
Do you currently live together? If so, for how long?
Where are each of you currently located?

The answers to these questions will assist in anyone here giving you any kind of advice or pointing you in the right direction.

Do we need to get married once its granted?
No. You're thinking of the s/c 300, Prospective Marriage Visa.
 

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Hi.. just wanna ask, what are the requirements for partner visa (de facto)? Do we need to get married once its grantted?
Just to add to this, and answer your question in short. You need a lot.

There is a lot of time, effort and energy that goes into this.
 

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-ow! Sorry for that. We've been bf and gf for 4 years. And my partner is the permanent residence in australia. We lived together when I had my vacation in australia for 3months and another vacation for 5 months again. We're planning to apply a partner visa (temporary partner visa to permanent partner visa), just wanna ask are we need to get married after the visa granted?
 

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I wanted to apply temporary partner visa subclass 820 and 801.. just wondering if we are just a de facto relationship when we apply that visa, do we need to get married after it's granted?
 

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-ow! Sorry for that. We've been bf and gf for 4 years.
Just a heads up, using the terms boyfriend and girlfriend doesn't bode well in an application. It's called a partner visa for a reason, not a boyfriend/girlfriend visa. Just a heads up.

And my partner is the permanent residence in australia. We lived together when I had my vacation in australia for 3months and another vacation for 5 months again.
So you don't live together currently, is that correct? He is in Australia and you are in another country? If that is the case, the visa you want to apply for is the 309. It is an offshore partner visa.

If you are currently onshore, in Australia, you will want to apply for the 820 partner visa. If you're onshore, I would imagine you are there lawfully? I.E you haven't overstayed a visa and are there right now illegally?

Also, it's great that you two have lived together two different times for such long periods of time. However, to be considered de facto, you have to demonstrate 12 months living together. Now, this can be waved if your relationship is registered in your Australian partners home state (I believe. Another, more knowledgeable user can probably correct me)

We're planning to apply a partner visa (temporary partner visa to permanent partner visa), just wanna ask are we need to get married after the visa granted?
As Ampk said, no you will not need to get married after the grant of a 309 or 820 visa. You're thinking of the 300 visa.

There are also a few other things you need to consider with this as well, these are just a few.

- Do you and your partner have a joint bank account, or any other finances together?

- Do you have evidence of travel to and from Australia? Or from him to your home country?


I would strongly suggest consulting with an RMA when you have some time, it will save you a lot of stress and in the end, a lot of money. A partner visa is quite the undertaking, there is a lot of work that goes into it.
 

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You don't have to live together for 12 months, just prove your relationship has been de facto for a minimum of 12 months prior to applying for the visa. Typically de facto couples live together but you can live apart if you can prove that it is not on a permanent basis. The exact wording from the DIBP website is "You live together and do not live separately and apart on a permanent basis."

Yes, registering the relationship waives the 12 month requirement but one still needs de facto evidence of their relationship. Not all states allow you to register the relationship.

A 300 visa is for engaged couples, who often live apart. There is not de facto evidence requirement. Among other things, you basically need to prove your relationship is genuine and that you intend to marry and live together in Australia. Yes, you must marry within 9 months of the grant of this visa and then apply for the 820/801 at a reduced rate.

The 820/801 and 309/100 are the same, but the former is an onshore visa and the latter an offshore visa. Both visas are for de facto couples OR married couples. You do not need to marry or be married for these visas and in fact doing so means basically nothing as marriage does not guarantee a partner visa... they look at evidence of your relationship as a whole regardless of if you're de facto, engaged, married or become one of the last two during the process.

Many people jump the gun and get married before doing their research thinking it guarantees a partner visa, then get upset when they wasted $7000 on a refused partner visa because they didn't meet the evidence requirements. "But she/he is my spouse!" doesn't work for immigration. Too many paid off marriages to get in under false relationships, so the entire relationship is checked in various areas for genuity.

Which also means that genuine relationships that do not meet the evidence requirements also get refused often.
 

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Hi There!

I am an engineer with 4 year working experience. I recently went back to school in Australia in a non-engineering field. I want to apply for Australian Immigration under subclass 189. I would like to know being 10 months in non-engineering school may decrease my qualification when I send my documents for Engineer Australia to assess? And also I obtained my Masters degree about 10 years ago outside Australia, do you think I will get its 5 point?

Thank you!
 

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Hi There!

I am an engineer with 4 year working experience. I recently went back to school in Australia in a non-engineering field. I want to apply for Australian Immigration under subclass 189. I would like to know being 10 months in non-engineering school may decrease my qualification when I send my documents for Engineer Australia to assess? And also I obtained my Masters degree about 10 years ago outside Australia, do you think I will get its 5 point?

Thank you!
You should create your own thread as it doesn't apply to this topic at all. You'll have a better shot at getting an answer that way.
 
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