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Supporting documents of relationship for Subsequent Entrant on 489 visa

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Old 01-16-2015, 01:36 PM
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Supporting documents of relationship for Subsequent Entrant on 489 visa

Hi everyone,

I and my partner have been in the relationship for nearly 18 months. I am about to apply Subsequent Entrant on my partnerís 489 visa. I wonder if supporting documents of our relationship that I prepared are enough? Is there anything else I can prepare?

We only have stayed in share houses, not renting by ourselves and we have changed 4 places already (3 in WA, 1 in QLD).

1. Same Addresses: Couples of letters sent to addresses of those places we have stayed. (e.g. Notice of assessment; police clearance, letters from insurance company, posts from banks, gym, MediBank ) But those letters are not continually like phone or water bills (which we donít have)

2. Joint account: We set up joint account on October 2013 but barely use it, only on December 2014 when we were traveling from WA to QLD. So I am only able to provide two of Joint account statements.

3. Travel tickets: We have traveled to Indonesia and Singapore together. I keep the boarding passes with our names.

4. Pictures: Pictures of me and my partner, with my partnerís sister and our mutual friends in WA, QLD, Indonesia and Singapore.

5. WhatsApp conversation history: Conversation between us started from very beginning since we met.

6. Conversation between my partner's families: I occasionally chat with my partnerís family members. I am able to provide Conversation history.

Thanks a million!

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Old 01-16-2015, 03:00 PM
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Defactos on 489 visas need to show 12 months of defacto evidence. I am not sure how much evidence you need to show though. So my suggestions below are based on standard evidence that other people need to supply for partner/skilled migration when being accompanied by a defacto partner.

I would say you will need more proof of joint finances. Have you got evidence of transfers to one another's bank accounts? Or proof that you both take in turns paying for groceries? Who pays the rent? A joint bank account that you don't really use won't go a long way.

Have you got each other listed as beneficiaries on your superannuation? Statements/Form 888's from friends and family confirming your relationship? Wills?

You say that you have whatsapp conversations from the time that you met. Make sure you don't send all of that in. They will only want evidence from the time you became a defacto relationship and even then they won't want pages of conversations. Try to limit this to important conversations every few months in the time you are claiming to be in a defacto relationship.

You can use the search function at the top right hand corner of this page to find posts people have done describing the evidence that they have supplied. There will be hundreds of them. Search for things like "relationship evidence".

Visa: 820/801 Partner (Defacto) from WHV
Nationality: British
Applied: Online, Onshore (Melbourne)
Application Date: 5th February 2014
Police Checks: 5th February 2014
Medicals: 5th February 2014
GRANT DATE: 4th June 2014

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Old 01-18-2015, 11:24 PM
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Hi Engaus,

Thank you for replying! After read through some threads, I

Unfortunately we normally pay rent by cash without receipt.. But we have stayed one place our landlord was supervisor of a company we used to work together and he is happy to sign 888 from for me.

We have some transactions between our accounts, I will highlight them. Thanks!

We do take turns paying groceries and fuel and etc.. I highlight those transactions in shopping malls we often go.
But my question is, transactions separately on each of our own bank account (not joint account ) can be evidence?

We have worked in the same company, I can provide payslips show our company name, can it be be evidence too?
(And as I mentioned above, I our supervisor is willing to sign 888 form.)


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