Applying for partner visa just after 12 months as de facto

Go Back   Living and Working in Australia Forum With Immigration and Travel Information > Living in Australia > Visas and immigration

Visas and immigration The Australia Forum for visas, immigration and migration to Australia. Please use this section to discuss all your immigration and moving to Australia needs. Discuss visa types, time lines, submission dates, police checks and read our members' immigration success stories here.

Applying for partner visa just after 12 months as de facto

Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 02-13-2016, 03:26 AM
Junior Member
Join Date: Feb 2016
Posts: 4
Users Flag! From australia

2 likes received
Applying for partner visa just after 12 months as de facto

I am Australian and my partner is from Colombia. I met her in Jan 2014 while I was doing a big trip through South America. We initially spent 4 weeks together. I then carried on travelling on my own as I had previously planned and we stayed in close contact, talking every day or two. I then went back to see her in July 2014 for 2 weeks. After that I went to Central America and again we stayed in close contact. 2 months later we travelled together to Cuba in September for 2 weeks. After that trip we decided to commit to live together and she applied to study in Australia. I got back to Australia in Jan 2015 and started to look for a place for us to live. She arrived in mid Feb on her student visa and we started living together straight away. We have evidence of us jointly contributing to the cost of her moving here and also of us jointly leasing our place and contributing to rent and household expenses from Day 1.

We have been planning to submit our application in mid March after we get back from holiday which would be 13 months of living together. I am mildly concerned that because went straight from being in different countries to living together the first few months may be deemed as dating. We are in WA so cannot register our relationship. In practice we have until August (when her student visa expires) to apply. However, my partner wants to start working in her field after she finishes studying and the sooner she gets on to a partner visa the better. Additionally if we did wait it would not be for any clear milestone, just to get "more time".

Another complication is that since October I have been doing fly in fly out work (4 weeks on and 4 weeks off). My interpretation of the rules is that this will not affect the 12 month requirement as it is necessary and short term and we have evidence that we remain in contact during these times but I thought I would mention it.

I would appreciate insight from anyone who has applied in a similar situation (living together for just over 12 months while having been in different countries prior to that). I am not concerned about the other requirements we have to meet as based on my research I consider that we have sufficient evidence to satisfy them.

  #2 (permalink)  
Old 02-19-2016, 10:29 PM
Junior Member
Join Date: Feb 2016
Posts: 4
Users Flag! From australia

2 likes received
Can anyone help?

  #3 (permalink)  
Old 02-19-2016, 10:59 PM
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Australia
Posts: 11,204
Users Flag! From australia

3687 likes received
1171 likes given
I'm doesn't matter if the pre-Australia stuff will be considerer or not because the living in Australia will satisfy the 12 months living together.

Just one thought what did she put on her student visa for relationship information?

Sponsored Links
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 03-26-2016, 09:24 PM
Active Member
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 34
Users Flag! From australia

8 likes received
Partner visas (as compared to prospective marriage visas) are definitely more hard to get. As long as you have SUBSTANTIAL proof that the relationship is "genuine and continuing" for that 12 months then you should be fine. This is in the lines of joining you lives (bank account, travels, utility bills, insurance and superannuation, wedding invitation from friends to show other know about your relationship etc.

I am in a similar situation with my Colombian partner, although she got her tourist visa rejected. We had an interview with an agent and he said only option is really a prospective marriage visa. We have had a relationship for 3 years now but as she could never come to Australia legally, i always traveled to Colombia. We couldn't provide the proof required for a partner visa as the opportunity was not there and nothing in Colombia is recorded.

I dont think your FIFO job affects the situation as long as the relationship is continuing and you can prove it (continuation of expenses and communication). You really have to have a lot of proof of the integration of your lives if you want to be successful. Not just proof of "living together"

I hope that helps.


Made by our Australia Immigration Timeline Software. Click here to create yours.

Closed Thread

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Filipino passport renewal few months after applying PR visa jdm Visas and immigration 0 03-23-2014 09:49 PM
Employment extension beyond 6 months on WHV when applying as de facto Whitney Visas and immigration 10 03-07-2013 01:57 AM
Applying for De-facto Visa for partner - didnt state relationship in original applica vrat Visas and immigration 3 02-01-2013 08:52 PM
De facto visa less than 12 months?? dms26 Visas and immigration 9 03-11-2012 05:46 AM
DE FACTO visa we have the 12 months requirement??? Laura81ita Visas and immigration 12 09-29-2011 02:48 PM

By using this Website, you agree to abide by our Terms and Conditions (the "Terms"). This notice does not replace our Terms, which you must read in full as they contain important information. You must not post any defamatory, unlawful or undesirable content, or any content copied from a third party, on the Website. You must not copy material from the Website except in accordance with the Terms. This Website gives users an opportunity to share information only and is not intended to contain any advice which you should rely upon. It does not replace the need to take professional or other advice. We have no liability to you or any other person in respect of any content on this Website.

All times are GMT. The time now is 05:04 AM.

Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.