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Finalising my 820 application and panicking!


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Old 04-05-2017, 11:57 AM
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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!


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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.

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You've been living together since April 2016, the relationship has been registered, so you have nothing to worry about in that respect.

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