Finalising my 820 application and panicking!

Go Back   Living and Working in Australia Forum With Immigration and Travel Information > Living in Australia > Visas and immigration

Visas and immigration The Australia Forum for visas, immigration and migration to Australia. Please use this section to discuss all your immigration and moving to Australia needs. Discuss visa types, time lines, submission dates, police checks and read our members' immigration success stories here.

Like Tree2Likes
  • 1 Post By tijanaoc
  • 1 Post By CCMS

Finalising my 820 application and panicking!

Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 04-05-2017, 11:57 AM
Active Member
Join Date: Apr 2017
Posts: 18
Users Flag! From uk

2 likes received
20 likes given
Finalising my 820 application and panicking!

Hey there,

So the time is almost here, I'm coming to the end of my 417 WHV, and finalising all the details for my 820 Partner Visa.

However, I'm starting to overthink, and read into things maybe a little too much as to whether I fit the right criteria and the nerves are setting in.

Vague outline of my situation, we have been officially together, partners, since Oct '15. I came over to Aus from the UK in April '16, have been living with him ever since, and have plenty of proof of the nature of our relationship since being here, and prior to this with us visiting each other.

Relationship is registered as of Feb 17, we have joint leases, bank, bills, the whole package the DOI need. HOWEVER, the part that is worrying me, is whether I fit their definition of De-Facto, as I'm doing a last minute read of their Guide Book.

I know they don't consider dating as de-facto, which is okay because we have been committed and loyal to only each other for more than a year, and by the time of my application I will only be one week short of the year they would like you to have lived together. The line that is worrying me is:

"they live together or do not live separately and apart on a permanent basis"

For the first 6 months which would be considered the beginning of our relationship, this would have been the case as I prepared to move here. Would this be used against me?

I'm hoping someone might see this who has been in a similar situation, and could tell me how it turned out for them, or at least someone with greater knowledge who could put my mind at ease.

Thank you for reading this far also, and any help or kind words are appreciated!

  #2 (permalink)  
Old 04-05-2017, 06:46 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Ireland
Posts: 814
Users Flag! From australia

170 likes received
211 likes given
If you've lived together since April 2016 that's 12 months and so you meet the criteria, as long as you have all the necessary documentation and evidence that you have lived together since then you should be fine. I wouldn't worry about the six months before - no one moves in together on their first date, it takes time for the relationship to develop.

Spamammo likes this.

  #3 (permalink)  
Old 04-05-2017, 11:07 PM
CCMS's Avatar
Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Cairns
Posts: 6,566
Users Flag! From australia

2424 likes received
181 likes given
Send a message via Skype™ to CCMS
You've been living together since April 2016, the relationship has been registered, so you have nothing to worry about in that respect.

Spamammo likes this.

Nick van Voorst
Registered Migration Agent 0640648

Please do not send Private Messages.
For any inquiries, please visit our website: AUSVISA or download OUR APP from the Apple Store or Google Play

Please note that this posting is of a general nature only. It does not constitute legal or migration advice and may not apply to your particular circumstances.

Closed Thread

820, de facto, partner visa

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
820 Partner Visa - Online application Vs. Paper Application Harriet Visas and immigration 75 10-16-2017 09:45 AM
withdraw 820/801 application myself influence my skilled independent visa application memdour Visas and immigration 0 02-18-2016 07:59 AM
820 application leafcat Visas and immigration 0 11-02-2014 11:52 AM
Leaving 457 & applying for defacto - now panicking! Pls help gallimaufry Visas and immigration 14 11-21-2013 06:23 AM
Finalising stage on Partner Visa - what exactly does this mean pls? weekenddreamerz Visas and immigration 1 03-05-2011 12:42 AM

By using this Website, you agree to abide by our Terms and Conditions (the "Terms"). This notice does not replace our Terms, which you must read in full as they contain important information. You must not post any defamatory, unlawful or undesirable content, or any content copied from a third party, on the Website. You must not copy material from the Website except in accordance with the Terms. This Website gives users an opportunity to share information only and is not intended to contain any advice which you should rely upon. It does not replace the need to take professional or other advice. We have no liability to you or any other person in respect of any content on this Website.

All times are GMT. The time now is 03:35 PM.

Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.