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Old 05-03-2009, 08:49 AM
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Interdependent visa


My partner is a permanent resident in Australia. And we are in a relationship from October 2006, and interdependent relationship since April 2008. On 1st may we filed for interdependent visa in Sydney.

We were half expecting the visa to be granted on the same day. But the case officer said she will do a second interview after examining the papers and will call if any document is missing. We were surprised as we had heard that usually one gets a answer the same day.

Though the most bothering concern is that CO kept on asking since i come from India, its conservative so how did my parents accept the relationship? Did they knew about it? I told her that my parents know and like my partner very much but they do not about the true nature of our relationship. Then she insisted who knew about in our relationship, i said my cousin very reluctantly. We have provided statutory declarations from my partner's family and friends but none from my family.

Is this a cause for concern? Are second interviews usually held? And how long does it take for the reply from co? Needless to say both of us are very anxious. Your answers are really appreciated.


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Old 05-04-2009, 11:53 AM
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I haven't heard of second interviews, but I think your post might be the first one for an interdependent relationship.

I have done a defacto visa before and I can't remember being told in the interview whether we got the visa or not. It was more a job interview situation where the interviewer said "we'll let you know".

To me it seems a little discriminatory as I was never asked about how my partner's family felt about our relationship. Only my side of the family provided stat decs.

There's not really much I can say, as your application is in the hands of immigration. Let's just hope you get the visa and if there is a problem worry about that later.

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Old 05-04-2009, 12:33 PM
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I am an australian citizen and my french partner and I are currently waiting on his de-facto visa.
He had his phone interview last week and our CO asked what both my parents and his parents thought of our relationship.
I think it is just a basic question they need answered.
They also asked how often do I see his parents - to see if I have a relationship with them and to see if we are socially accepted.

I don't think it is anything to be worried about!
As for being granted on the same day - i had the same hopes as well from reading other wonderful stories of how quickly people got their visas. I think each case is different and the speed of each CO is certainly different so you just have to play the waiting game (like me! and sometimes I can get very impatient!)

Good luck and let us know when you hear something!


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Old 05-05-2009, 01:02 AM
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Thank you for your reples Mike and Belle. Yes i think we just need to keep our fingers crossed and wait for the reply from immigration. Maybe the CO was just curious and asked those questions, lets just hope for the best.

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