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Old 09-21-2009, 09:31 AM
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de facto visa

Hello to everybody,

I'm in australia since one year with a working holiday visa, and I've found an australian boyfriend... we were thinking to do a de facto visa, and I was wondering if it's a problem that during the year that we live together I'm going to spend 3 months in italy...
And if I'd like to study at university will I have to pay like an australian student or like an international one?

Thank you for your attenction, and sorry for my bad english...

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Old 09-21-2009, 10:29 AM
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Welcome to the forum sere and from what you've said of needing a years relationship it would seem you have had a read of the immi regulations and foremost is the need to have the evidence of that, from when it started.

A read of previous posts [and there are quite a few in recent times for partner visas] and you'll see that there are many with different factors involved but the common aspect is showing the relationship.

If there is a definite reason for leaving for the three months and you can still show a longer term plan of maintaining the relationship, it may be acceptable to immi for some time apart.

But the best thing you can do while you are still here is to contact immi and it is as simple as a phone call - 131881, hit some numbers to get to right section, a little patience [but ring just after office opening hours and you will get through quicker] and just to make it easier with the language, have the Bf make the call.
It is probably best that you ask if it is possible to go in and have a chat with an officer of immi at the Capital City you are closest to and so you can discuss the situation face to face and get clearly established what they will accept.

That way you are showing commitment and planning and that puts you in a good position re any application.

From Partner Visa: Onshore Temporary and Permanent (Subclasses 820 and 801) you can see that you would still pay international student fees while you have TR.

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Old 09-22-2009, 04:39 AM
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Are you going to be applying for the Defacto visa before or after your three month holiday?

My BF and I were together for 1 year, then I came home to my parents in the states after i finished my education. My BF joined me here three months later. He stayed here for 3 months then returned to Australia. During the course of our one year together in Australia, I also went back for 2 months to visit my family. Again, now, we have been apart for two months (so far) pending the acceptance of my visa.

How my BF and i are dealing with that is--we provided evidence to immi that we kept in touch during periods of separation via phone records, e-mail screen shots, and he sent me flowers on valentines day while i was in the states (sweet boy heehee) so i sent a photocopy of the card, the enveloppe and highlighted his payment for the flowers in his bank statement.

What am i trying to say? If you apply AFTER the separation/Italy trip, keep records of your conversations, spending, etc. Wouldn't hurt to keep pitching in for bills (im assuming you two live together and share expenses?) while you are away, even if its a small amount. Explain to immi why you are going to Italy--is it for education? family? soul searching? what? I went home primarily to be with my family after i had not seen them properly in five years and because my dad went through cancer while i was away. I explained this to immi....

Solid proof of continued communication+valid reasons for leaving and I really dont think you will have a problem.

To show continued commitment if you plan to apply before or while you are in Italy, talk about your future plans, and STILL send them print outs of phone records etc, where possible. Case Officers must be aware of things like Skype and other online chats, so if you are using these,explain and maybe take a screenshot of your skype account*** while talking to him, and get him to do the same.

Good luck--remember, if you are a genuine couple who meet all the requirements, there will always be a way to prove it to immi =)

*** just incase you dont know how (people have been asking me latly so i thought i would share): open up skype or whatever you use online, start talking to your BF... hold down the CTRL and press the "Print Screen" button (usually above the numerical pad on your keyboard). Let go of the buttons. Open up "Paint," go to "Edit", and then "Paste." Taddaaa!!! an exact picture of your screen. Save and print, and hey presto, a picture of a conversation =)

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Old 09-23-2009, 01:45 AM
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Thank you so much to both of you, to be honnest I was so confuse about everything, but this forum it's really helpfull!!!!!!!!!!!

for now this is all, but I'm sure I'll have more question in the future

see you soon!!!!!!!!!!

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