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Old 02-04-2018, 07:03 AM
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Marriage and Partner Visa


I wondered if anyone could help me or shed some light on my situation. I have been given so much conflicting information i'm really unsure of how to proceed and thought I might be able to get some help here.

I am from the UK and my partner is an Australian. We met in March 2017 through a mutual friend and immediately knew we'd met the person we wanted to be with forever.

I travelled back to the UK at the end of March and we kept in touch daily. I applied for a working holiday visa which is what my plan had been anyway before I met my partner, and I came back to Australia on the 10th October 2017.

We moved in together in November and now plan to get married. I have been looking at getting my 2nd year working holiday visa to extend my current one however it's proving difficult as we have already established a life in the area we live and we have dogs dependant on me as my partner works out on the mines.

We plan on getting married in August 2018 and submitting out partner visa application in September 2018.
We have evidence of a joint account where we jointly pay for bills and for groceries etc, photos, evidence of a joint social circle, friends and family who are happy to write statements, joint Christmas cards etc.

At the time of application we will have been in an official relationship for a year, living together for 11 months and married for 1 month.

My question is, is all of this enough evidence to apply for the partner visa or would it be safer to try and extend my WHV to give us more time to show we've been together before submitting the partner application?

We're very much in love and don't want to be separated for 3.5 months if I do my 88 day rural work, especially as we're settled with our dogs and in my current job. We're just worried the Australian government will think we're only married to get me a visa which is not the case.

Has anyone else been in this situation?

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Old 02-04-2018, 08:10 AM
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It will depend on your other and overall evidence, but it seems the second WHV might not be required.

You tick over 12 months + married so that meets that part of the 820 requirement.

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