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Old 09-24-2009, 09:21 PM
 
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Hi All,

Saw the posts on De facto interview and thought I would ask a couple questions hope you don't mind.

I intend to apply for De Facto spouse soon and my partner pays for everything right now as I am on a student visa in the UK.

When they asked what you intend to do in Australia what did you say?I would like to look for work when I get there but should I say that?

We also met online while playing a game and then I moved to the UK as a student and have been together for 1 year. But spent time online a few months before and then he came to visit. Would they consider it bad meeting online?

I just want to say the right thing. Also, in terms of what I am doing now in the UK not sure what to say. I am just here my course has finished then I had a surgical procedure. Being on a student I cannot do anything but that may look bad right?

Anyway any advice you can give would be helpful.

Thanks

Row


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Old 09-25-2009, 04:41 AM
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So are you an Aussie who has moved to the UK Row?

If so, it'll be your partner who will be the applicant and you the Sponsor.

Normally the Sponsor is supposed to be showing means of support etc. but in your case if your partner has work, it'll be good if savings etc. are available for support.

If on the other hand you have moved to the UK where your Aussie partner was living, yes you'll be the applicant and as to:

" When they asked what you intend to do in Australia what did you say?I would like to look for work when I get there but should I say that?

We also met online while playing a game and then I moved to the UK as a student and have been together for 1 year. But spent time online a few months before and then he came to visit. Would they consider it bad meeting online?

I just want to say the right thing. "

No problems in being honest about your intent nor how you met.
Your bottom line has it right and you just need to read up on all the eligibility and applying stuff on the immi site, use the Checklist and Booklet if need be and peruse past partner threads, there being a heap of them but shoved back a bit at the moment because I bumped up some GSM ones because of new priority process regs.

Just get your application complete and correct and good luck should not be necessary, but

Good Luck.





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So are you an Aussie who has moved to the UK Row?

If so, it'll be your partner who will be the applicant and you the Sponsor.

Normally the Sponsor is supposed to be showing means of support etc. but in your case if your partner has work, it'll be good if savings etc. are available for support.

If on the other hand you have moved to the UK where your Aussie partner was living, yes you'll be the applicant and as to:

" When they asked what you intend to do in Australia what did you say?I would like to look for work when I get there but should I say that?

We also met online while playing a game and then I moved to the UK as a student and have been together for 1 year. But spent time online a few months before and then he came to visit. Would they consider it bad meeting online?

I just want to say the right thing. "

No problems in being honest about your intent nor how you met.
Your bottom line has it right and you just need to read up on all the eligibility and applying stuff on the immi site, use the Checklist and Booklet if need be and peruse past partner threads, there being a heap of them but shoved back a bit at the moment because I bumped up some GSM ones because of new priority process regs.

Just get your application complete and correct and good luck should not be necessary, but

Good Luck.
Thank you Wanderer. My partner has both UK and Australian citizenship. I am from Trinidad originally but have not lived there for the past 11 years or so. (I lived in the US as a student then came to the UK). Anyway, he would be the sponsor. I am getting my documents together police certificates for the UK and US as they can take some time to process and I want to have them just in case they ask for them.

I will keep reading the threads as suggested. However, let me just say that it's great having a bunch of people who don't know me willing to help. It says a lot for the human condition.

Of course I will have more questions as I progress but thanks for your help this time around.

Row


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Old 09-28-2009, 05:15 AM
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Thank you Wanderer. My partner has both UK and Australian citizenship. I am from Trinidad originally but have not lived there for the past 11 years or so. (I lived in the US as a student then came to the UK). Anyway, he would be the sponsor. I am getting my documents together police certificates for the UK and US as they can take some time to process and I want to have them just in case they ask for them.

I will keep reading the threads as suggested. However, let me just say that it's great having a bunch of people who don't know me willing to help. It says a lot for the human condition.

Of course I will have more questions as I progress but thanks for your help this time around.

Row
I have some advice for you! I am from canada and my partner is from australia, we have been together for 3 years. we just applied for a defacto visa and got a letter back saying they wanted all this proof that were indeed a defacto couple. They want to see joint accounts for a whole year. We need to be eachothers beneficiarys for his will, tax return, supper fund etc. We dont have any of this because we have been travlling around. We lived in Oz for a year but only had 1 bill in both our names and thats not enough. Chances are we wont get the visa and they took the money and you dont get refunded. So what Im saying make sure you have alot of evidence they really scrutinize defacto relationships. Its way easier if your married.


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edford,re: " They want to see joint accounts for a whole year. We need to be eachothers beneficiarys for his will, tax return, supper fund etc. We dont have any of this because we have been travlling around. "

Sorry it has not gone so well for you and travelling together is an example given on the immi site re proof or not of a relationship.

There's a lot of info on the immi site itself and in the booklet 1 which you can access online, asking for a will!, a bit much I agree and first I've ever heard of that - which country were you applying in?

If you have a look back through a few threads on partner visas and the timelines of visa processing that people have entered on Sticky thread #1 you'll see that yes, applicants have been getting information together and have been successful but it does require showing evidence to support there being a relationship and that evidence can be of various types.

Rowleeh,

Sounds like you have a grasp of what's required and not a bad idea to print yourself off a copy of the application form together with the checklist and fill in application as a dummy run [it becomes your reference copy] and yes, I think it refers to countries you have lived in over the past ten years and a police check for any you have been in at least a year.





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