Form 47SP, Question 68 - Is my interpretation correct?

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Form 47SP, Question 68 - Is my interpretation correct?


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Old 09-21-2011, 07:20 AM
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Form 47SP, Question 68 - Is my interpretation correct?

Hi All,

Still haven't got the application lodged, I know, I know... Just going through everything now with a fine tooth comb and this query has come up.

Question 68 asks when did you and your partner make the decision that you both a) wanted to commit to a long term spouse or de facto parter relationship, OR b) intended to marry each other?

In our situation, as we have been in a long distance relationship since October 2009, I had initially put that date down for this question. However, as we have not been residing together we have never been in a de facto relationship as the Booklet defines it. Therefore, I'm left with point b, which is the date of our engagement - 6 weeks before our wedding and 18 months after we began our relationship, which is hardly a good look!

Seems like they're missing a question here... They have a question re when we first met, and a question for how long after we met did we commence our relatiopnship, but no question specifically asking the date our relationship commenced

Is my interpretation of this correct? It just seems like the most obvious question has been missed...

Any confirmation on this would be appreciated

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Question 68 asks when did you and your partner make the decision that you both a) wanted to commit to a long term spouse or de facto parter relationship, OR b) intended to marry each other?

In our situation, as we have been in a long distance relationship since October 2009, I had initially put that date down for this question. However, as we have not been residing together we have never been in a de facto relationship as the Booklet defines it. Therefore, I'm left with point b, which is the date of our engagement - 6 weeks before our wedding and 18 months after we began our relationship, which is hardly a good look!
I see this question as a very loose one.
You began your (long-distance) relationship in October 2009, and got engaged some time after that. Between starting the relationship and getting engaged, you and your partner must have thought about your relationship and decided that you were seriously commited to each other and wanted to be together forever and all that stuff. That is the date you should write for this question. It'll be somewhere between the time your relationship started, and the time you got married (not necessarily when you got engaged - You probably decided you wanted to get married before that).

My girlfriend has applied for this visa, but it hasn't been granted yet. In our case, we're applying for a de-facto partner visa and not a marriage visa, so it's probably a bit different. Like you, my girlfriend and I met online in September 2008 and were in a long-distance relationship. We met in person in June 2009 (and were together for three months), and again in June 2010 and were together for a little over a year (until June 2011). We put a date in January 2010 as the answer to question 68. The reasoning behind this was that we wanted to meet in person first to see if our relationship was serious (which it was ) and wanted some time to work out how well things were going, and if we were fully commited.

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but no question specifically asking the date our relationship commenced
This is question 67


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