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Old 08-02-2020, 12:50 AM
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Relationship Status on previous visas

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My partner arrived int he country on a WHV and in his application put his relationship status as "never married" rather than "de facto" (since we weren't technically de facto at the time of his WHV application, but became de facto once he got to Aus and moved in with me.

Is the difference in relationship status between the visas something we should address for our case officer up front? Or is it something they won't even ask about? I know we have quite a long time before our case probably gets looked at, but figured if we can preempt some of these types of questions and have an explanation ready - we may as well submit it before we are asked for it.


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Old 08-02-2020, 02:37 AM
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Sure, we made mention of little facts like this in our main relationship statement.

If you lay out your info in a clear and concise way, then adding in all information such as this can't hurt and is insurance against the situation where they do notice it and wonder why you never mentioned it.


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Hi All,
My partner arrived int he country on a WHV and in his application put his relationship status as "never married" rather than "de facto" (since we weren't technically de facto at the time of his WHV application, but became de facto once he got to Aus and moved in with me.

Is the difference in relationship status between the visas something we should address for our case officer up front? Or is it something they won't even ask about? I know we have quite a long time before our case probably gets looked at, but figured if we can preempt some of these types of questions and have an explanation ready - we may as well submit it before we are asked for it.
It would only be an issue if you intend to claim that your defacto status commenced prior to your partners WHV application,
You mention that it is a long time until your case is looked at, but remember it is the eligibility of your relationship at the time you submit your application that counts.

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Old 08-02-2020, 04:50 AM
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You mention that it is a long time until your case is looked at, but remember it is the eligibility of your relationship at the time you submit your application that counts.
We registered our relationship with the state to make sure we met the requirements upon submission as we had only been in a de facto relationship for 10 months at that point (although been together for 3.5 years total).


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[QUOTE=emilym1964;1999259]We registered our relationship with the state to make sure we met the requirements upon submission as we had only been in a de facto relationship for 10 months at that point (although been together for 3.5 years total).[/QUOTE
Does the registration date from after your partner applied for a WHV visa?

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Does the registration date from after your partner applied for a WHV visa?[/QUOTE]

No. He applied for the WHV on July 1 2019, and our de facto relationship began on 10 September 2019.

I am probably just over-thinking things now that I've submitted all of our evidence and I'm just twiddling my thumbs waiting.


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Old 08-02-2020, 09:57 AM
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Does the registration date from after your partner applied for a WHV visa?
No. He applied for the WHV on July 1 2019, and our de facto relationship began on 10 September 2019.

I am probably just over-thinking things now that I've submitted all of our evidence and I'm just twiddling my thumbs waiting.[/QUOTE]
Well you are worrying about nothing, you are totally safe.
Good luck with your application.

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