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Old 03-29-2012, 05:03 AM
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De facto visa - house inspection

Hi all. My partner and I are preparing to apply for PR for him under de facto visa. I just want to ask for some experience about the visits by DIAC officers. How long after the application is lodged would they come to inspect? Will there be any notice in advance? What will they do when they come and what do they usually expect?

We just want to prepare ourselves as much as possible because we are living in a house shared with a few other people so we're afraid it may not look like a couple's house as much as they may expect. And we are also very young so we're not sure what a couple's house should be like.

Please share your experience. Thank you very much in advance


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Old 03-29-2012, 06:36 AM
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Hi and welcome
Those in Vietnam know that communal living is not unusual but it should not relate to the application process.
I personally have never heard of officials doing a house inspection.
That is not to say it has never happened but in my experience, it would be highly unusual. Were you told this by someone who has gone through the experience?
And how long have you been in your relationship?
I would defer to the senior members to reply to this one
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Old 03-29-2012, 08:47 AM
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Hi go tham

Yes I heard about that from a few people and our migration agent. The agent also said although this does not happen very often but she's pretty sure we will have house visit from the DIAC because we're so young (both 22), it is not as convincing or something like that.

I am Vietnamese and recently got Australian PR. My partner is Chinese. We have been together for 4 years and in de facto relationship for over 3 years.


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Old 03-30-2012, 05:17 AM
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That is actually a really good question. I'm interested in this, too, since my Australian partner and I are 25 and currently living with his parents until we both have jobs (plus I like his parents and they have a separate section of the house reserved for us).

Would living with my partner's parents influence our application? We just returned from a year in my country so we simply have to start from scratch here. His parents are 100% Australian by the way (not sure if that even helps) so I was even hoping (but that might be naive) that our living with them would make their testimony of our relationship even more valuable, as they see us together on a daily basis.


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It doesn't matter where you live as long as you can prove you live there together.

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Whoops I pressed send before I was finished.
When we applied we lived in a share and didn't have our name on the bills or rent. We supplied mail and official documents that stated that was our residential address. We also had a statement written by our housemate who was on the lease. My husbands visa was approved in January.

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