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Old 01-19-2012, 10:59 PM
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De facto 12 month req waiver - relationship registration

Has anyone had any recent experience of how much a NSW registration of relationship helps? We are about to lodge my (western European) partner's application onshore. We have registered the relationship in NSW. We can only prove about 8 or 9 mnths of relationship. The e-vistor visa expires around the 9 month mark. We want to put it in early, as she has spent quite some time here as a visitor, and already extended it once before. So they may not extend it for another 3 months, and it's extra cost etc etc. Thanks.


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Hi could you tell me how did u go with yor application? Since I think i m in the same case too?


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Old 04-18-2012, 02:35 AM
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Hi guys, been reading everyones post really useful
But i still had a doubt about my case not sure?

Ok I have been with my Gf who is sponsoring me for about 2 years. As a living couple we have been together for almost 5 months, last month hoping to waive the 12 months rule we certified our Relationship in the Court! How does that help? can we apply for the VISA right now? as to provide enough documents for the last 12 months we have the same bank account for over a year , would that be enough? Just wondering if we can already apply the Defacto visa now? I called the Hotline on Immigration they said, the 12 months period is a fundamental criteria! but if you have your relationship registered you may apply before hand as loong as you can prove why you werent together but the 12 months period will still apply?
she kind of confused me, So here I wonder what should i do? any suggestions?


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Hi could you tell me how did u go with yor application? Since I think i m in the same case too?
We went great. It only took 7 weeks to get the visa granted. We did not even get a letter saying that a CO has been assigned, nor get asked for any further info. My advice:

- supply tons of phone/text/skype/email logs, with samples of full messages.
- good photos with family and friends, and any travel bookings/expenses
- make your statements as stat decs
- Address EVERYTHING they require, specifically the 4 main points of evidence. Give extra stat decs explaining where you may be short on those points and why, eg joint financials 'we would like to............, and our plan is to ......., but we are unable at this point due to ...... not being allowed to work'.

Don't use folders/binders. Just have everything clearly grouped with paper clips, or larger clips if necessary, even a title page for each group (what it is and what it supports), in a pile as close as possible in sequence to the checklist.

Get the medicals done and submitted asap after you lodge the application. We sat on them for a few weeks before sending them in, thinking there was no rush. They granted the visa the day after they received them from us.

Good luck

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Yes, if your relationship is certified in a state or territory (not all allow it) like NSW, it waives the 12 mth requirement. Simple as that.

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Thanks for ur reply it helped me quite a lot!
I am wondering I registered my relationship in NSW? so that would complicate things?
how did u submit the documents like with a coversheet? and all as in checklist first page followed by forms and other documents? It would be great if u can list them maybe
At last the medical should i do it before or after submitting the application? thanks a lot for your help.


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Thanks for ur reply it helped me quite a lot!
I am wondering I registered my relationship in NSW? so that would complicate things?
How? That is exactly what waives the 12mth requirement.
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how did u submit the documents like with a coversheet? and all as in checklist first page followed by forms and other documents? It would be great if u can list them maybe
I created my own list of specific contents for the evidence, and stated which of the 4 categories it related to. Anything related, I just kept together with a paper clip or small bulldog clip. Some piles of info were kept together with a piece of A4 folded around the side, front front to back, with a description on the front.


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At last the medical should i do it before or after submitting the application? thanks a lot for your help.
The letter of acknowledgement we received a few days after lodging contained all the instructions about the medical, how, where etc.

Just read the department's info (booklet etc) thoroughly - it clearly answers the last question, and many others.

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Oh wow...that's sooo great to hear you got the visa granted so fast

We're in exactly the same situation!....we waved the 12 months requirement with a nsw registration and medicals and police check were attached to the application

We handed everything in on the 5th of april and I'm sooo keen on hearing something from IMMI!...

Just one question: was your partners visitor visa still active when you were granted or was it after the visa was not valid anymore?

Cheers and all the best

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Just one question: was your partners visitor visa still active when you were granted or was it after the visa was not valid anymore?

Cheers and all the best
We applied 3 days before her eVisitor 3mth expiry. She was granted a Bridging Visa A that afternoon.

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