ready to lodge de-facto visa but need to double check..please advice

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ready to lodge de-facto visa but need to double check..please advice

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Old 10-13-2011, 05:11 PM
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hello guys,

Finally I'm ready to lodge my partner de facto application offshore 309/100 in 3 weeks. I need to double check my lists. please advice..

First, i have question. I am holding bridging visa now and I'm in australia. I have my graduate temporary visa processing a month ago. DIAC told me it will take up to 12 to 15 months for GSM application to get processed. Instead i don't want to waste my time I'm thinking to lodge de-facto partner visa OFFSHORE because it will take faster to get the temporary visa and i meet all the criteria. I don't have any compelling reason to lodge onshore with bridging visa.

So do you guys thinks its ok to lodge partner defacto visa offshore while on bridging visa? i will withdraw my GSM once my de facto visa get approved. and i know i have to be outside australia for the visa grant. DIAC told me its better to lodge de facto visa only if i have all docs ready to go. its better than waiting the GSM with long waiting list.

So these are my lists:

My Aussie Partner:

- form 40sp
- certified passport and birth certificate
- 2 years employment this includes certified 2011 notice of tax assessment and 2011 current payslips(uncertified because so many to certify as he gets paid every 2 weeks) and certified payment tax summary from 2010 for previous job.
- 2 recent photos

From my self:

- form 47sp
- form 80 (I'm from high risk country)
- certified passport and certified birth certificate plus translate from public notary in my country.
- police clearance from my country and australia > originals
- 4 current passport photos
- will take medical examination this week in australia


- History of relationship from me and my partner(witnessed)

Financial aspect:

- Joint rental agreement for 12 months.
- Joint bank account for 12 months (but we hardly use it)
- my bills and his bills addressed to the same address for 12 months (we have no joint utilities accounts).
- His bank statement and mine addressed to the same address as well.
- His car loan details which states he is in de facto relationship and living in the address for 13 months.
- His car insurance policy includes my name as "other driver".

Nature of house hold:

- we found this one a lot harder to prove because he did not pays any rent and electricity bills for the first couple months moved in with me so we do not have full 12 months for bills arrangements. Also we never make arrangement about groceries and stuffs.
- my bank statement with the highlight for rent and some electricity bills my partner sent.
- never kept any receipts. =(

Social context of the relationship:

- joint travel tickets.
- print of Facebook invitations from friends.
- statutory declaration from his mum, my mum, my australian citizen uncle and aunty, my cousin and her citizen boyfriend.
- our photos with my family and his family (covering 12 months).
- cards from family and us (no envelope).

Nature of commitment:

- history of Skype only 11 months (my bf work not in the city, he works every 2 weeks and has 2 weeks off).
- only have 11 months because he only got internet contract 11 months ago. And i could not find call history from my sim card (prepaid).
- print of our wall to wall Facebook history from 17 months ago (also shows we are in relationship).
- in my statement i also wrote our future plan.

Fiuuhhhhhhhhh....i think thats all guys.

So do you think my application is solid application??

what else should i include in my application?

thank you so much everyone..have a nice one


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Old 10-14-2011, 02:32 AM
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You might want to get some bank statements from your sponsor to show what payments/ household expenses he has made during your time together. Even if DIAC asks for more evidence after lodging, it's no big deal, but to avoid this you may want to explain fully in your statements the background situation as to why there is a lack of certain evidence.

If DIAC says it's fine to lodge offshore, then go ahead. At least you may be able to do some temporary work at home while you wait. But, you could also appy for working rights to be added to the bridging visa if you applied onshore.


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Old 10-14-2011, 02:42 PM
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hi aussiegirl,

thank you..
yep I'm including his bank statement as well as the explanation why the first couple months he did not pay any bills.

so i think my household nature list will be:

- his highlighted bank statement shows the bills and rent he has paid.
- credit card statement shows he bought present for me.
- my statement shows i bought present for him.
- statement explain how the household arrangement is made.
- joint lease

do you think this is enough? thanks again

i cannot lodge onshore because i do not hold substantive visa and i have no compelling reason to lodge onshore =( but thats ok its cheaper offshore right..

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Old 10-15-2011, 10:15 AM
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Well, I think you have a pretty good application. If you haven't already, take a look at the sticky about presenting the application to get some tips. My big tip is, don't worry about pretty folders or files. One big, neat and sectioned pile in a big envelope is enough.


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