Katt did say
[just an update, wanted to let you all know i managed to get the relationship registered, my partner is from the USA and here on a working holiday visa. We filled out some stat dec's with out application /QUOTE]
How long has your partner been out here and how long have you been together?
If that has been say six months or more [ sufficient time in one place to be classed as residential for taxation purposes ] , you could in a congenial manner mention that and also in an even more friendly manner mention you have seen a claim by someone else on a WHV getting a relationship registered and so were wondering whether there had been a change of policy re that.