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Old 12-25-2012, 12:27 PM
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Enough proof for applying? offshore partner visa

Hi everyone.

I met my boyfriend in February and we got together in May. However my 2nd WHV expired today and I am now back home since few days.
Anyway since we would like to be together again, I know the only way is to get married. I am supposed to go back there in few months for holidays and then we could maybe get married.

Well my question is about the offshore partner visa. I only lived at his place since August but haven't got much proof. Most are during the oct/nov period and what I have is few cards adressed to my names and both names, bank statements, bills, an invitation to a party, booking of motel rooms when we went on holidays.
I have few photos of us together, reports of calls and skype.

I am not sure if it is enough for applying?

Thanks for your help,
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apply for a PMV....prospective marriage visa. thats what me and my fiance' did...its the only way to get around the 12 month living requirenment.


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Thanks, I thought about it but if you do get it and get married, you are not able to work until you are approved for the temporary visa, right? And then I would probably have to wait until I get more proof that we live together?

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well by that time youll be living with each other in Australia and thatll waive the 12 month.


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if the PMV is approved you can work in Australia.


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Hi Celine - the subclass 300 Prospective Marriage Visa is a good suggestion - once approved, you can come to Australia and you have 9 months to get married. During that time you can build good evidence of your time living together that will be a huge help on your partner visa application.

The SC300 visa includes unlimited work and study rights, and is multiple-entry, so you can leave Australia and return as you like during the 9 month period.

Good luck with your case!

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Thank you for your help

Then after 9 months, I will have to wait for an answer about the temporary visa, right if I take time to get more evidence? Will I get a bridging visa?

Also, my boyfriend thinks we can still try for the defacto but I don't agree with him since we didn't spend 12 months living together and we don't have any proof?

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Hi Celine -

If you lodge your partner visa application onshore during the period you're on the 300 visa, you'll get a bridging visa that activates as soon as your 300 visa expires, and that bridging visa will come with full work & study rights.

Yes, best to use the 9 months to put together as much evidence as you can re: living together, a shared life together. For the defacto partner visa, there is a requirement that you must have lived together for 12 months, however if the Australian state you live in allows relationships to be registered, you can register your relationship and that will give you an automatic waiver of the 12 month living-together requirement. However, the registered relationship does not eliminate the requirement to demonstrate to DIAC's satisfaction that the relationship is genuine - it only eliminates the 12-month living together requirement. And from my experience, DIAC can take a much closer look at defacto relationships - all the more reason to put together as much evidence as you can to line up with the DIAC relationship evidence guidelines.

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Thank you for your help.

Then the de facto is out of the question, we lived in Western Australia and it has to be 12 straight months living together right?

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Thank you for your help.

Then the de facto is out of the question, we lived in Western Australia and it has to be 12 straight months living together right?

Celine
That is right Celine, you must have lived for the LAST 12 months together to apply for de facto. WA doesn't have a relationship register.

Go the SC300 as suggested, it is your only safe bet IMHO.

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