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Old 11-15-2012, 06:21 AM
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From the immigration web site:

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You and your partner must have been in a de facto relationship for the entire 12 months immediately prior to lodging your application."

Partner Visa: Offshore Temporary and Permanent (Subclasses 309 and 100)

If you haven't been together you must show really good reasons why.

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Yup, 'de facto relationship' means 'like a marriage relationship' as I said, after checking with the UK embassy, it doesn't mean you have to be living together continuously for a year. They understand periods of separation in this time if you have and are living together and if you show there was good reason and you kept up your communication during that time.


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What everyone else said ;-) and also don't forget it doesn't actually say in the IMMI booklet that you have to be living with your de facto partner for 12 months continuously. Just that you are and have been living together and have been in a committed de facto relationship for at least 12 months. I reckon more stat decs, wills, screen shots of convos, etc etc and you should be fine.
Thats how i read the requirements too! Thanks for your support!


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Thanks again for the responses everyone!

The way I understood the booklet was that like Charm4444 said - been continuously in a de facto relationship for the entire 12 months prior to applying AND have lived together for at least 12 months.

We have lived together for 18 months in the last 2.5 years and the relationship has been genuine, continuing and to the exclusion of all others for the entire duration.

Some of the evidence we are compiling includes showing those periods we were apart were only temporary - for example when my partner left Australia for 3 months to attend university classes, she had already booked a flight back to Australia before she even left.

When we were apart for 6 month I have email records of applying for an american working visa and insurance and flights - basically the process of trying to get to america to be with her.

We have records of me transferring her over $1000
Screenshots of our skype record which shows us talking for over an hour everyday we were apart
We have a statement on our situation - where she used her 12 month working visa for australia and i had to wait until i had graduated to even be able to access any sort of american working visa (the only option i had was a new graduates work experience visa)

We are also getting more statements from friends and family
Printing more emails - specifically ones that mention us wanting to marry when it's possible, wanting to purchase property together eventually in Sydney and wanting children together.

Thanks again for everyone's replies, it's so nice to be able to hear from people who have already gone through, or are in the process.

Kind Regards,
Leigh!


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It sounds to me like you just need more evidence in support of your situation. Not that your situation is the problem. We are in similar situation in That we have had a period of one month, then later one of two months of separation in that twelve months but I called the UK aus high commission helpline and they said its not necessarily a problem if you can prove good reason for that separation, which it seems you have, and prove you we're constantly in contact with each other during those periods of separation..... just compile as much evidence as physically possible... Loads of these posts show applications of like 1KG of paper evidence. After all De Facto relationship just means 'like married relationship' and they understand that long distance relationships can be logistically tricky and mean periods of separation can be inevitable.

Best of luck luv. Let us know how it goes. These beurocratic hurdles are the devils work... All we want is to be with our loved ones!! ;-) x


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It sounds to me like you just need more evidence in support of your situation. Not that your situation is the problem. We are in similar situation in That we have had a period of one month, then later one of two months of separation in that twelve months but I called the UK aus high commission helpline and they said its not necessarily a problem if you can prove good reason for that separation, which it seems you have, and prove you we're constantly in contact with each other during those periods of separation..... just compile as much evidence as physically possible... Loads of these posts show applications of like 1KG of paper evidence. After all De Facto relationship just means 'like married relationship' and they understand that long distance relationships can be logistically tricky and mean periods of separation can be inevitable.

Best of luck luv. Let us know how it goes. These beurocratic hurdles are the devils work... All we want is to be with our loved ones!! ;-) x
Hey Charm,

We are married and with forms and evidence at the last count we had submitted over 7 pounds of evidence that equates to over 3kgs still haven't had even an acknowledgement from Washington, just the money out of our credit card.
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There u go 3kg!!! Aim for it to weigh as much as a large baby. Lol. X


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Ours was 1.8kg we had been together for 15 months when we applied and had had 2 x 2 weeks separation while i was on preplanned holidays, used facebook and text messages to show contact. Then we had another 6 weeks separation about halfway through due to his visa. This time we had evidence of his taking my credit card with him to use in france plus skype, return tickets fb etc and i also went over and we flew home together.
We got approved in 2 weeks so being apart shouldn't be too bad if you can show you were still together.
U can do wills online for free and get good stat decs. We ended up writing 3 statements. One form me, one from him, and one from both that outlined our history of relationship, with key events and dates bolded and photos and other evidence attached to back the timeline up.


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Ours was 1.8kg we had been together for 15 months when we applied and had had 2 x 2 weeks separation while i was on preplanned holidays, used facebook and text messages to show contact. Then we had another 6 weeks separation about halfway through due to his visa. This time we had evidence of his taking my credit card with him to use in france plus skype, return tickets fb etc and i also went over and we flew home together.
We got approved in 2 weeks so being apart shouldn't be too bad if you can show you were still together.
U can do wills online for free and get good stat decs. We ended up writing 3 statements. One form me, one from him, and one from both that outlined our history of relationship, with key events and dates bolded and photos and other evidence attached to back the timeline up.
Hey Holly,
Approved in 2 weeks!!! wow. Was that onshore or offshore? We are married and submitted 7 pounds of documentation and it has taken them 3 weeks just to acknowledge our application, the acknowledgement email came today The good news is they told us we now have a case officer too on the phone they said that could take 4 months just to acknowledge that we had applied.

In the notification which was a form letter style thing, they asked us to get the FBI & police checks and organise a medical if we hadn't already done so. The medical arrived at the embassy yesterday and the police/FBI stuff went in with the application. They do have all they need to make a decision, so I hope it goes quickly but they are still saying 5 months to a year

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Hey kttykat we were onshore and submitted it decision ready (ie w medicals and police checks) i expected 9-12 but we got very very lucky, i they do seem to take longer offshore unfortunately


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Hello,

Has anyone had any experience with applying for partner visas at the Ottawa office recently?
I am Canadian and my Australian parter and I applied 2.5 weeks ago. We haven't heard anything yet, haven't even received a confirmation recognition e-mail but they have charged my credit card.
Just wondering if anyone else is dealing with them right now too or recently have. Would love to hear other situations!

Thanks!

K


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