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Hi everyone, I am new to the forum and have a quick question re above.

Background:

I am preparing my partner's partner visa (801/820) application. We have been seeing each other since 2016 and got married in April this year.

We had a joint bank account opened around January 2017 to save up for our wedding + her partner visa fees. Funds were paid into this account monthly - I paid the most money into this account because I work full time. She worked casually.

Since we got married, we have been living in a share-house with another couple. Our name is not on the lease agreement for the share-house, we only pay the main tenant via EFT for our rent.

Question:

The DIBP says the following is a requirement for the above visa:-

"a mutual commitment to a shared life as husband and wife to the exclusion of all others."

Would us living in a share-house be grounds for rejection for her partner visa application? Would it be recommended that we leave the share-house and find our own place to rent?
The only reason I ask is.. taken literally, we are not living a shared life as husband wife and wife to the exclusion of all others because we have housemates we are living with.
Please call me out on the above if I am reading into it too much.

TL;DR:

  • We first saw each other in 2016
  • We opened a joint bank account around January 2017 to save up for our wedding + her partner visa fees
  • We got married in April 2018
  • We have been living in a share-house since we got married (rent is expensive in Sydney and we are trying our best to save for our first home deposit)
  • Is living in a share-house grounds for rejection of her partner visa application?

Many thanks for all responses.
 

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Hi everyone, I am new to the forum and have a quick question re above.

Background:

I am preparing my partner's partner visa (801/820) application. We have been seeing each other since 2016 and got married in April this year.

We had a joint bank account opened around January 2017 to save up for our wedding + her partner visa fees. Funds were paid into this account monthly - I paid the most money into this account because I work full time. She worked casually.

Since we got married, we have been living in a share-house with another couple. Our name is not on the lease agreement for the share-house, we only pay the main tenant via EFT for our rent.

Question:

The DIBP says the following is a requirement for the above visa:-

"a mutual commitment to a shared life as husband and wife to the exclusion of all others."

Would us living in a share-house be grounds for rejection for her partner visa application? Would it be recommended that we leave the share-house and find our own place to rent?
The only reason I ask is.. taken literally, we are not living a shared life as husband wife and wife to the exclusion of all others because we have housemates we are living with.
Please call me out on the above if I am reading into it too much.

TL;DR:

  • We first saw each other in 2016
  • We opened a joint bank account around January 2017 to save up for our wedding + her partner visa fees
  • We got married in April 2018
  • We have been living in a share-house since we got married (rent is expensive in Sydney and we are trying our best to save for our first home deposit)
  • Is living in a share-house grounds for rejection of her partner visa application?

Many thanks for all responses.
No Problem just explain the rental arrangement and could be good for 888's.

Beats living with parents often!

Exclusion of all others is basically you are a couple and don't have other partners or husbands/wives.
 
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