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this is a long one, sorry.
So .. my fiance
We look like a couple stupid kids in love, yeah. I'm 19. He's 23. We met when I was a high school student (was at the age of consent when I was younger, don't worry). That was October 2015.
He'd come here, from south korea, on a working holiday visa. We met, we fell in love. I didn't know anything about immigration at that age, so I fell hard. We dated, then he went to NSW for work and we still continued our relationship, long distance, with him coming to visit me every now and again. But we talked every day. We made the most of our visits together.
He met my friends. He came back to Melbourne to live in June 2016, while I was in my final year of high school. I finally told my family about him then and they met him and he came over to my house. He got closer to my family over the months and they really considered him a serious boyfriend.
I graduated high school. We went to sydney on holiday together just after Christmas. Just us.
I went to Korea with him for a month (May 2017) and I stayed with his family. I met many of his family members and it was great. We bought couple rings in korea (no receipt but we do have the rings)
We've also been to albury together on holiday and we have a few photos of us on dates (non selfies)
and then tonnes and tonnes of selfies together... sigh

I kept the tickets for our Korea and Sydney trips that show our plane seats. After Korea he officially moved in with me. We don't really have any evidence of this because he moved into my family home. We have letters with his address listed as my address. But nothing that really proves the date he moved in. Really only my mum and grandma can confirm he moved in with us.

We got a cat together and we have pictures of her with me, and him, from kitten to cat. Not exactly a child, but we consider her ours lol.

Fastfoward again
I finished my certificate and now I have a full time job, but I still don't make much money. I'm only young. I've only been working there for a couple of months. In the past, it was him buying me things and paying for me because I was.. well.. a student.. I'm worried about the income thing. We live with my family. They cook for him, treat him like a son, don't ask him to pay bills unless he can afford it.

He's on a student visa now which will expire in June. We thought we could get married. Lodge a NOIM this month and then book the ceremony for next month with my family members who support our union and will attend.
I really love him. I was the one who suggested marriage. I proposed on a valentines day date ... lol.. I didn't bring our couple rings we got in korea. Because I was at work before. Arh.

Of course I'm so young. And I'm worried that it will looked rushed. But I don't know what else to say. Of course, I want to marry him because I love him and want him to stay in Australia with me. Isn't it obvious? I don't want the love of my life, my soulmate, to leave me. So I want to marry him! I want to be legally bonded to him so no matter what happens, we are husband and wife and we can be together again someday.


We've been living together for almost a year. At the time of application it would be 11 months living in my family home. And we've been together for over two years. And we hope to be husband and wife (using our couple rings from Korea) in April this year and apply for the partner visa in May.


We've spent christmas, easters and birthdays together but I don't have any photos of that that aren't selfies.. We have pictures of us with his family in Korea and some photos with my family. And maybe two photos with our friends and us together (we are both camera shy apart from selfies)

We also have a joint account that we opened earlier. But we don't use it often... sigh

I try to improve my korean when I can. I've communicated to his family in korea via text sometimes... We respect each other's culture. He is learning about Italian cooking and some words as well.

I want to be his sponsor. I don't know if I'll be taken seriously
We're not 30 somethings with good paying jobs and our own place. We're young. I don't know what to do.

Any tips??
Is my age and income an issue? (I'm getting under the adult minimum wage, because I'm under 21)
Should be try extend his student visa and studies (?) somehow.. for a couple months... so our wedding isn't so rushed.. Or should we go for it ?
We have the 7k to apply, but if we get rejected.. we have nothing and he's off to the military in Korea.
 

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Nothing wrong with your basic plan, that I see.

At what date can you document your relationship started (as in currently de facto).


Low income is not an issue currently.
 

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Nothing wrong with your basic plan, that I see.

At what date can you document your relationship started (as in currently de facto).

Low income is not an issue currently.
Well, we left Korea on June 17, 2017 according to our tickets. So it was just a couple days after that.

Is the wedding cutting it a bit close? I mean some close family will be there. It won't be a really public thing because of how traditional some of my family is. I'm doing it for love, of course, but also because I cannot bear the thought of him leaving..
 

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Nothing wrong with your basic plan, that I see.

At what date can you document your relationship started (as in currently de facto).

Low income is not an issue currently.
our ROMANTIC relationship itself began on November 5th, 2015
He will say the exact same thing if he was asked. We both definitely consider that particular day the start of our relationship.

but we met online around October 20th 2015
Living together officially would be mid june 2017
 

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Getting married will change things, but only very little.

When could you prove to me with a piece of evidence, currently the start of your relationship? ( A relationship known to others but with the exclusion of all others)
 

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Getting married will change things, but only very little.

When could you prove to me with a piece of evidence, currently the start of your relationship? ( A relationship known to others but with the exclusion of all others)
I'm not sure I understand what you mean
I have evidence in the form of dated text messages that show when we started our relationship
 

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As a stranger - when can you show me a piece of paper that is dated that shows you are in a relationship?
 

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As that is the date you are de facto - I don't need it but immigration will need it.

$7,000 in fees is not normally a "Lol"

I don't ask questions for my benefit - also I wont ask them twice.

Chances are I know a bit more than you about the process.

But your call.
 

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As that is the date you are de facto - I don't need it but immigration will need it.

$7,000 in fees is not normally a "Lol"

I don't ask questions for my benefit - also I wont ask them twice.

Chances are I know a bit more than you about the process.

But your call.
I'm "lol"ing at your sudden request for evidence. I'm working on gathering evidence
Your message sounded like you wanted me to send YOU the evidence. I did not realize you were merely asking whether or not I had the evidence. Simple misunderstanding. There's no need to be condescending This whole process is stressful and traumatic enough. Advice is appreciated, but advice given with clarity and politeness :) thank you
 

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History shows blunt reply's are best- I'm not good at polite.

So pretty please decide if you want good advice, or to feel good.
 

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Hi I'm a Korean girl has aussie fiance. We submitted PMV last week. Shall we talk about PMV visa together? ") If your fiance is Korean, he must have Kakaotalk account. applefiler12kor << text me on kakaotalk if you are okay please.
 
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