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To Withdraw or wait for Rejection? - Defacto Partner Visa


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Old 03-29-2012, 08:05 AM
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To Withdraw or wait for Rejection? - Defacto Partner Visa

Our case officer has sent us a form to 'Withdraw' our Defacto partner visa application. If we do not withdraw it she will reject the application on the grounds of not living together for 12 months. Does anyone know if it is better to withdraw an application or wait for it to be rejected??


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Old 03-29-2012, 09:18 AM
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If it is rejected and you feel your case was poorly assessed you have the right to appeal. This process can take 2yrs plus so you would be stuck on a bridging visa for that time.

If you didn't fulfill the 12 month requires I would withdraw the application while you have the chance. You can reapply when you do have the 12 months.

If you let it be rejected there is no implication for further applications.

Either way you will lose the application fee and your bridging visa.

Are you on the bridging visa yet or still on your original visa?? If you are still on that original visa you can stay on it until it expires. If you are on the bridging visa you'll need to apply for another visa or leave the country.

I still think its better to withdraw rather than let them reject it.

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Old 03-30-2012, 06:22 AM
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Thanks for that.I have had an email from the case officer today saying that they always take the fee before assessing the application and that she will go ahead and reject the application.
I find 1400 for the application expensive when the money was taken the day after the application was sent and the next day we were asked for more evidence of living together for 12 months ,which I then told her we could not supply.
I applied outside Australia for the visa but I am now in Australia on a 676 visa for 6 months.I cant work on this visa and I think I will have to leave the country to get another 6 month stay on it.
Once we have got 12 months of living together we will apply for a defacto partner visa again I hope with more luck.


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