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Old 04-26-2009, 09:07 PM
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Hi guys,
I am an Australian citizen and my partner is French (we live in france together.)
We applied for a defacto visa in March and my partner has a phone interview tomorrow!! (Short notice)
I was just wondering if anyone could please give advice of questions they may ask him?!
I figure they just outline everything we have sent?
And how soon after the interview (if had) have people been approved?

Fingers crossed i'll get some answers before tomorrow afternoon!
thanks a lot


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Old 04-27-2009, 01:40 AM
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We had a poster not long back, might have also been a french cit involved but anyway an interview came up pretty quick and it may have been more a final one for them and more or less before they could blink, they were approved but they had not referred to an earlier interview.

If you have done the application well, everything they ask for in it and all correct showing you're eligible then the interviews are more just a formality and not an Inquisition and I wouldn't expect there are to be any trick questions or anyting like who won last years Melbourne Cup? or how many pies is it OK to eat at a footy match?

As you say, it'll be along the lines of info already provided and just looking for a confirmation of that, who he is, maybe what his general expectations of Australia are, possibly reference to the global economic climate and how Australia will not be immune, and if anything on that, it could be in the context of asking about what employment hopes are, have you discussed what means of support you'll have in the event of finding work being initially difficult, your work possibilities and family support available if needed.

But there's only so much that can be covered in a phone interview and it'll likely be straightforward - and just like any interview, if he hasn't understood the question, be it because of askers accent or his english ability at this stage, tell him to seek clarification, asking them to speak a bit slower if need be and if there's an opportunity for you to be there listening in, no harm in that either.

Jadeybaby was poster I was thinking of, her Bf being SA, but it all happened in a bit of a blur if you look at time line and she posted he had the visa within a couple of days after her Bf was advised re a brief interview - - not saying they'll all be like that, butit's a possibility.

If you click on Jadeybaby - you'll see options for messaging and she has email contact shown and you could email her for details.

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Old 04-27-2009, 07:31 AM
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I have post my experience a number of times and as Wanderer says it should be straight forward if everything in your application is in order.

I think they just want to see that you are not just gaming the system to get a visa for Australia, which I am sure immigration sees a bit of.

Good luck and please report back!

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Thank you very much to both of you for your help and advice.
I will definitely report back!!


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Old 05-02-2009, 11:13 AM
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Results from de-facto interview

So my partners phone interview went very well.
For people interested in questions they may ask here is some of the questions they asked my boyfriend in the 20 minute interview:

Where did you meet?
What do you do now?
What are your plans for when you are in Australia?
When are you intending on moving to Australia?
Does your sponsor live with you now?
What will you do for work once in Australia?
What are the daily duties within your household?
Who contributes to the daily spendings?

The questions basically covered everything in the initial forms (40sp and 47sp)

I half expected to be told he was granted the visa on the phone or at least this week!!
But no more news from our CO.
Fingers crossed that we will get the happy news next week so this stressful process will be over

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Good luck with it and hope you get the visa soon.

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