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1 day short of 12 month requirement...HELP!!

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Old 12-04-2012, 08:16 AM
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Question 1 day short of 12 month requirement...HELP!!

My boyfriend and I have been living together since the day I arrived back in Australia on my 2nd WHV - 02/02/12. So this visa expires on 01/02/13. My problem is, I need to submit the my de facto partner visa application before exactly 12 months are up to remain lawfully in the country.

I considered applying for a tourist visa to make up the time but have heard that if you do declare you are in this situation then you won't be granted the tourist visa because they assume (correctly!) you are just making up the days. But if you don't declare it in the tourist visa application then you won't be granted the de facto partner visa as it is seen as with holding information.

I am registering the relationship but we are in QLD and apparently the legislation here doesn't qualify for the 12 month waiver.

Any help or ideas would be greatly appreciated

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Old 12-04-2012, 06:32 PM
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Hi there,

Hopefully I can be of some help. I applied for my de facto visa on the very last day of my working holiday visa. I arrived in Australia on 25th June 2010 and applied on 24th June 2011. I had previously lived with my partner for a short time before we moved to Australia but we had no proof of this so we were relying totally on the time we lived together in Australia. My visa was granted in February 2012, no questions asked.

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Old 12-05-2012, 08:51 PM
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Thanks for that, it's reassuring to hear. I am going to see a migration agent next week as a precaution but hopefully registering the relationship will be sufficient back up and I can proceed with the application myself.

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can u keep me updated with your situation? as mine is quiet similar be good to hear what the migration agent says

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