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Old 04-12-2013, 03:12 PM
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The advice you have being given is spot on but one thing I would like to add is here in Australia company's don't discriminate people because of there sexuality on the contrary, even if you do apply on your own back one day sooner or later it will come to light and you and your partner will find that regardless to your sexuality you will be as welcome as heterosexuals. Management in company's do hold a privacy policy which does include keeping there employees affairs to themselves, so basically only the person sponsoring your partner would know unless your partner decided to spread the word himself so to speak. Being gay in Australia is accepted by most people, this is not the UK where discrimination is at a peak.
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Thanks Mark & Louise for the info

Weighing everything up, I think it may be easier for my partner to be open with his employer and this will probably be the course of action, however not until we are actually over there once he knows his boss better. He doesn't want to risk losing the role, should he be offered it, due to his sexuality.

My next question is this - if I move to Australia with my partner, him on his 457 and me on an ETA visa and I try to gain sponsorship / employment while in the country by making enquiries within the limitations & restrictions of the ETA visa, if I am unsuccessful in doing so am I able to go from ETA Visa to Defacto Visa onshore while within Australia? As mentioned, if it comes to it my partner is willing to be open about his sexuality to his employer but only as a last resort and once we are in the country and he has started his role. Luckily we may be in a position whereby we could get by with only one of us working for the first few months while I am on a tourist visa.

Loads of ideas but just want to make the right move and do it properly and within the rules of the various visas etc!

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Hi -

Generally should not be a problem to make an onshore application for a 457 subsequent entrant defacto partner to add on to the 457 application. You'll just have to be careful what you say re: the ETA visa if asked so that the intention of your trip to Australia is truly temporary.

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Ok so we have decided to opt for defacto on my partners 457 visa if he is successful getting the role.

We just now need to know what responsibility the employer will have for me as the defacto partner. How much extra work is required by the employer, what additional costs will be incurred and what additional legal requirements will they have etc compared to just a 457 visa for the person they are employing. Just want to know the facts ahead in case it becomes an issue in case there are objections.

Also, as the defacto partner, what processes will be involved to obtain the defacto visa and approximately what time frame would we be looking at? We have been living together for 2.5 years and have documents to prove that etc also. Would be useful to know in advance what needs to be done?

Any info would be greatly appreciated!

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I don't know enough about how a tacked-on defacto to a 457 works to be able to advise you with confidence on this, but (not that you asked my opinion) I'm glad you and your partner decided to move forward this way. I understand what a huge step and what a feat of courage it must have taken. Good on him (and on you, too).

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I'm glad you decided to do that too.

Probably best to have a read of this: http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/skill...y-family.htm#a

And maybe this too: http://www.visaaustralia.com.au/post...-457-temporary

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Hi -

It's a very straightforward process. The employer writes a letter on company letterhead saying that they "extend the nomination to include the applicant's partner [your name here]". This is uploaded along with defacto relationship evidence (need evidence living together for at least 6 months, plus any other relevant defacto evidence - doesn't have to be as detailed and extensive as a partner visa, but needs to be substantial enough to document the relationship) for the 457 application. No extra cost to the employer unless the agent doing the application charges more (not a good look for an agent, by the way). Assuming it's an online 457 application, they generally only want to know name, address, date of birth, passport info, and proof of health insurance coverage for the secondary applicant plus the relationship evidence mentioned above.

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Ok so we have decided to opt for defacto on my partners 457 visa if he is successful getting the role.

We just now need to know what responsibility the employer will have for me as the defacto partner. How much extra work is required by the employer, what additional costs will be incurred and what additional legal requirements will they have etc compared to just a 457 visa for the person they are employing. Just want to know the facts ahead in case it becomes an issue in case there are objections.

Also, as the defacto partner, what processes will be involved to obtain the defacto visa and approximately what time frame would we be looking at? We have been living together for 2.5 years and have documents to prove that etc also. Would be useful to know in advance what needs to be done?

Any info would be greatly appreciated!

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So my partner has now been offered the job in Australia & has also now informed the recruiter about our relationship & that I will be traveling as his defacto partner on his 457 visa.

What is now required of me? Do I need to have medical checks done and do i need to purchase a full years health insurance? I've been hearing various Info on my obligations as his defacto partner?

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