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What visa to get to live together for 12 months?


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Old 01-28-2019, 04:02 AM
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Angry What visa to get to live together for 12 months?

We're looking at the de facto visa (801/902) and it's a requirement is that "you live together or do not live separately and apart on a permanent basis".

Well, at the moment, we're in long-distance (Her in Philippines and me in Australia) and it's a bit of a catch 22 because to live together, she needs a visa and the visa we're looking at requires us to live together. I've visted her before but that's no way considered 'living together'.

I'm assuming she needs a working visa or a tourist visa and leech off me for 12 months? I prefer her not to leech off me. Is there any other ways?


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Someone else will probably know a better way. That's just a route lots of people take.


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We're looking at the de facto visa (801/902) and it's a requirement is that "you live together or do not live separately and apart on a permanent basis".

Well, at the moment, we're in long-distance (Her in Philippines and me in Australia) and it's a bit of a catch 22 because to live together, she needs a visa and the visa we're looking at requires us to live together. I've visted her before but that's no way considered 'living together'.

I'm assuming she needs a working visa or a tourist visa and leech off me for 12 months? I prefer her not to leech off me. Is there any other ways?
If you are worried that your partner is going to be "leeching" off you, you may have to ask yourself if you want to go through all the hassle and expense of sponsoring her....

Your scenario is a common one and there are various potential solutions. There are probably dozens of posts on it already, so you could start by doing a bit of a search on the forum and read up on what others have done.
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We're looking at the de facto visa (801/902) and it's a requirement is that "you live together or do not live separately and apart on a permanent basis".

Well, at the moment, we're in long-distance (Her in Philippines and me in Australia) and it's a bit of a catch 22 because to live together, she needs a visa and the visa we're looking at requires us to live together. I've visted her before but that's no way considered 'living together'.

I'm assuming she needs a working visa or a tourist visa and leech off me for 12 months? I prefer her not to leech off me. Is there any other ways?
Unless you go and live with her in the Philippines for a while, eg: 12 months, then getting the 300 visa, followed by the 801/820 route is one option.

I lived in the Philippines myself for some time, but still did the 300 visa as it wasn't really long enough with her.

You will probably end up supporting her for some time, (not sure I like the term 'leeching', when talking about a loving partner) until she settles and is able to get work, even after getting working rights.

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I am going through a similar thing at the moment with my partner. We've just received a 12 month visitor visa (3 month stay at a time) which is an awesome (and unexpected) outcome, but there's now all those questions about what happens next. We're doing some more research now and all going well, plan on applying for the 820/801 sometime in the next couple of years.

I appreciate your sentiments, and yeah, there is always some risk and it will be pretty expensive for the next while, we'll essentially be on one income. I am pretty comfortable with the fact that I'll need to support him quite a bit financially for the next year (or more) until a time he can work here (or elsewhere if our plans change). Of course it's not ideal but we have talked lots about it and needing to budget, and we've agreed that we'll share some of the bigger expenses and he can pay me back when he can. I guess it's about communicating and keeping in mind this is only a temporary situation, I certainly don't try to think of it as leeching off me, although I know there are a lot of people out there who feel that way (lots of my mates have said things like that too).

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A partner visa would require you to demonstrate you have comingled your finances during the 12 months prior to your application. So I would avoid the phrase "leeching" since that suggests pretty strongly that you view your finances as separate, which would be at odds with a de facto relationship.

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We're looking at the de facto visa (801/902) and it's a requirement is that "you live together or do not live separately and apart on a permanent basis".

Well, at the moment, we're in long-distance (Her in Philippines and me in Australia) and it's a bit of a catch 22 because to live together, she needs a visa and the visa we're looking at requires us to live together. I've visted her before but that's no way considered 'living together'.

I'm assuming she needs a working visa or a tourist visa and leech off me for 12 months? I prefer her not to leech off me. Is there any other ways?
I think it is quite tricky to go down "de facto" route as you won't satisfy 12 months requirement.

You could get married once she will in Australia and apply for 801/820 if her visa does not have 8503 (no further stay) condition. Once she applied, she will be granted BVA which has working rights so she can work.

However, this is a big commitment because it is a lot of money and time to spend. 7000 ish for visa (plus medial + police check) and roughly around 4 years wait in total. If you are using the term "leeching" now, I think this could be a long and tough ride.


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