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Partner.De Factor Visa Granted After 3 Months in 2018!


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Old 04-28-2018, 02:35 PM
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Partner.De Factor Visa Granted After 3 Months in 2018!

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We just got our partner visa granted after 3 months and couldn't believe it. We were so nervous and expecting it to take at least 12 months so it came as a total surprise.
We found the process quite difficult and confusing at times as the government website is soo vague about what it wants. Oh and time consuming too!! We considered hiring a visa advisor to support us with the application as that is what so many people had advised, but they are SO expensive and it's costly enough for the application alone. So we did lots and lots of research and did it alone.

We wanted to help people save money and time so I have put a site and guide together. If you are looking for help check it out!

If you have any questions on the threat we are happy to help

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Old 04-28-2018, 02:49 PM
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Congrats. We've seen a lot of quick grants this year, some within a few weeks. Not likely anything different that anyone did, just luck of the draw. Some of those people didn't even have decision ready apps and still got grants within a couple months! Many of them straight to PR.

If anyone is willing to put in the effort, it can likely be done without a professional assuming it's not a complicated app. I can work on my own car engine with the help of manual and forums but sometimes it's just worth paying a professional, either out of convenience or due to something more complicated than I can handle.

That being said, I wouldn't pay for anything that didn't come from a professional. No offense. My partner and I were able to get two partner visa grants, one ready in just over 3 months and another in just 20 days, and this back before the immigration website was updated to be as informative as it is now. This forum and people like ampk, Mish, Mania and some of the RMAs provided plenty of clarification on any gray areas. I hate seeing people pay for info they can get for free. The money would be better spent with a professional if spent at all.

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Thanks! All the info on the site is free, but we’re offering access to our application if it will help anyone, too. Most information is just offering tips that will help when it comes to the application. We were clueless when we started up and it’s helpful to know what to expect 🙂

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Thats great news! (:

Do you both live together for 12 months before you lodged the visa application? Me and my partner have been long distance for a year but have frequent visits so I am still trying to figure out what counts as the 12 year requirement for the de facto relationship requirement.


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Old 04-29-2018, 01:47 AM
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Hi everyone! We are confused about getting a register relationship. Should we print the form from the website or we think of applying in person and they have it there already to fill up the form? Thanks


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Hey!
We just got our partner visa granted after 3 months and couldn't believe it. We were so nervous and expecting it to take at least 12 months so it came as a total surprise...
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We wanted to help people save money and time so I have put a site and guide together. If you are looking for help check it out!
You are charging £40, that's about $73, for your information that others provide on here for free, and your visa, presumably the 309 from the UK, was processed in a very average time, or even above average, for that particular visa from the UK.

Example times:

Offshore 309 Grants from UK applicants in 2018:
309 Granted 19 Feb 2018 after 6 weeks
309 Granted 14 Feb 2018 after 3 months
309 Granted 30 Jan 2018 after 3 months
309 Granted 20 Jan 2018 after 2 months
309 Granted 18 Jan 2018 after 7 months
309 Granted 18 Jan 2018 after 2 months
309 Granted 17 Jan 2018 after 5 months
309 Granted 17 Jan 2018 after 4 months
309 Granted 9 Jan 2018 after 6 months
309 Granted 8 Jan 2018 after 4 months
309 Granted 5 Jan 2018 after 6 weeks
309 Granted 3 Jan 2018 after 4 months
https://www.britzinoz.com/australian...icants-in-2018

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but we’re offering access to our application if it will help anyone, too.
Many people are lazy and love just to copy what others have done.

So when 6,30 or 100 applications all very similar to yours cross the Case Officers desk - I expect they will see red flags.

I don't think it is wise to offer access to your application if you want to help others - it may well have the opposite effect.

I have often linked a way I presented some evidence but never in full, for communication I suppled the following for Skype conversations and a cover page explanatory note about how the pages were randomly selected and some other key points. Other than Dept of IMMI and a RMA that reviewed after submission no-one has seen the cover page or its exact content.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/htjonooqj4...20log.pdf?dl=0

So an idea and an example is given but it can not be copied, it still will take effort from applicants.


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It could be construed that you are providing immigration advice and charging a fee for it. In Australia it is illegal to provide immigration advice unless you are a Registered Migration Agent. I take it that your intention is to live in Australia, so I’d be very careful what you do with that web-site. Moreover, I think it is quite irresponsible to share your visa application with others. Their circumstances may be totally different to yours and by using your application as some sort of template, they may get themselves in all sort of strife. What worked for you won’t necessarily work for others. I also find it quite unethical that you’re trying to make a quid out of it.

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Hi All,

Thanks for your thoughts on the matter. I think it's clear to all that we are only giving an example of what we did and clearly not advising, but your comments are appreciated. We are speaking from our personal experience and while you say there is lots of information available elsewhere personally when we found this either difficult to find or to understand when putting together our application. One of the most useful sites we found offered something similar and we personally found this very helpful, the only issue was the application was outdated so we thought we would share our recent experience.

Ultimately we're only trying to help and provide information we would have been grateful for

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Thats great news! (:

Do you both live together for 12 months before you lodged the visa application? Me and my partner have been long distance for a year but have frequent visits so I am still trying to figure out what counts as the 12 year requirement for the de facto relationship requirement.
Hi Emily,

It depends on what visa you intend to apply for. If you are intending to apply for the defacto partner visa than for all practical purposes you would need to have lived together for at least 1 year before applying. If however you’re planning on applying for the prospective marriage visa there is no requirement to live together before applying.

Below are the link to the definitions/criteria from the Aus government which you might find useful:
Defacto definition:
<homeaffairs .gov. au/Visas/supporting/Pages/partner/what-de-facto-relationship-is. aspx>
Prospective Marriage Visa Criteria
<homeaffairs .gov. au/trav/visa-1/300-?modal=/Visas/supporting/Pages/300/eligibility-your-relationship. aspx>

Hope this helps.


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