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Old 05-22-2012, 02:03 AM
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same sex de facto visa help

I am really hoping someone will be able to help, as I am sure other know the de factor visa process is extremely overwhelming and daunting.

Background, I met my partner overseas in Aug 09 and we have been together since. Did long distance for 6 months. I am from the UK and have been in Aus since mid 2010. I was firstly on a working holiday visa, then was employed by a company who in turn paid for me to study. So moved onto a student visa. Which I am still currently on which is valid untill Aug 2012 (this year). My partner and I have lived together for 1 and 2 months also.

Where we are unclear is...
What proof do we need to submit to prove our relationship is lasting and genuine?
Who do we need to write on our behalf to support our case our relationship is genuine and lasting?

And also, once the visa is lodged i have learnt I will be placed on a bridging visa... which bare the same working restrictions as a student visa which is not even part time hours. There is no way I can live support myself on those restrictions, especially when some people have told me it may take 12months to process??

My partner and I have all the forms and proof of identity, and rental agreements of living together etc. Our main concerns are the additional proof and bridging visa restrictions.

i have also read if you are together for 3 years perm res may be granted straight away without temp... my partner and i will have been together 3 years in aug 2012 but most likely lodging our application june 2012, so wondering even though we are two months short at lodging date... we may be 3 years at the time pf processing?

So many questions, but would be so grateful to any help and guidance.

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Old 05-22-2012, 07:21 AM
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You should submit as much evidence as you can:
- any trips you took with him, photoes, tickets, hotel bookings.
-lease agreement (if your names are on it)
-statutory declarations from family members.
-snapshot of your correspondence, emails, cards etc
-put together a cover letter along with a brief description on when and how you met (dates) and how the relationship progressed. Etc.
-any bills to same address (can be different bills in one name as long as they show same address)

Company sponsoring your for student visa and you work for them? Sounds a bit odd

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Company sponsoring your for student visa and you work for them? Sounds a bit odd

No no, sorry i was unclear. The company paid for my international fees for the degree. The company is not sponsoring me.


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Old 05-22-2012, 07:29 AM
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Boboa,

Do you know any information in re to the 3 year question in my previous post?


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Hi,

Technically there is nothing stopping you from trying to apply for PR directly, this is highly dependent on how confident are you with your documentation and relationship status. As long as you have been together for LONGER than 3 years.

That said I never seen anyone who have applied for PR directly without going thru the temporary visa. Most of the guys get their temp visa approved and apply for permanent one later.


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