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482 dependant - not living together

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Old 01-20-2020, 03:22 PM
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482 dependant - not living together

Hi, wondering if you can help as struggling to get a definitive answer!!

Me and my girlfriend (have been together for 9 years) are moving to Brisbane in the coming months.

So me (coming on a 482 visa. PRETTY MUCH GUARANTEED)

But my girlfriend (11 year healthcare assistant) can’t get sponsorship so looking at available options!

So the best option would be her coming on mine as a dependant, we don’t live together or save money together BUT in a fully committed relationship and can prove all other areas of the relationship (social & pictures, bookings, declarations)

So as you can tell the main area of the de facto relationship is living together with letters which we don’t have.

The main advice given is that she gets a working holiday visa, then when we arrive - set up tenancy together, set up joint savings and current account and register in a committed relationship officially with the government.

NOW we have been told that after 6 months, then she can go on my visa (this is with the understanding that my company will do this on my visa)

Can you please really help me and confirm if this is correct and obviously if there is a simpler or quicker/easier option????

Thank you so much!


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Old 01-20-2020, 08:22 PM
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Since your relationship has been continuous for such a long time, I would say it's worth a try bringing her on a dependent visa. 9 years is a long time and if you can prove that you guys have been regularly in touch (vacations together, flight tickets, hotel rooms, call records, message screenshots, social media posts from friends), the CO might grant you the visa. De facto relationships are just about convincing the CO that your relationship is genuine. There are many documents to prove that and there's no one REQUIRED as such (like a joint lease/bank account).
I would say, contact a registered MARA agent about your case and seek advice.

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Old 01-20-2020, 08:41 PM
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I'd suggest you speak with a registered migration agent. You need to demonstrate that your relationship is de facto which is essentially the same as a married couple but without the wedding. If you're not living together and don't have shared finances, it may appear more that you're simply in a serious dating relationship.

Her arriving on a WHV so you can build up more evidence is perhaps a good strategy but I'd still suggest you run that past a migration agent.

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