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Old 11-16-2009, 09:19 AM
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Fiancee inquiry

Hi everyone,

I was inquiring about the requirements for the fiancee visa.

I live in Queensland and I met my partner in South Africa. We've sustained a long distance relationship for nearly 2 years. In between that time I've been back to visit him and he has been over here to visit me. We have prove of all of our contact (phone calls, text messages, photos, emails, skype conversations etc)

We are looking to apply for the fiancee visa but needed some help.

I have a full time job but I'm currently living at home whilst I'm saving for a house.

Is it necessary for me to move out of home to prove my independence or is being financially stable whilst living at home enough to show the government that I can support my partner?


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Old 11-16-2009, 03:31 PM
 
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Hi olive

Short answer--i don't think it matters if you are living at home or not, so yes, being financially stable is enough.

Moreover, i think it could help out your cause if your parents are happy to have your fiancee move into the family home (why would they let some stranger move in, get what i mean?)

One thing you could do and include in your application, is get a mortgage quote from a bank. My boyfriend did that in our application to show two things--a) that we are planning on getting a house together, b) to show that indeed he does have enough money to support me.

Besides, if immi don't think its enough, there is a process where you do an Assurance of Support where basically you or someone else vouches for your fiancee in order to prove that he will not and will not need to use centerlink.

I think the centerlink thing is one of the primary issues in showing financial stability--they dont want someone coming to oz with no money to support themselves and nowhere to live etc. and needing government support.

Also, i think that the amount you make a year in order not to need an AoS is actually quite low.... i can't remember for sure, but i think i saw it here on a thread about AoS's.... maybe have a dig and see? I have a feeling its like around 25,000 a year... don't quote me on that though, im not %100 sure.

Good luck olive and welcome to the board!


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Old 11-17-2009, 12:44 AM
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I think elkitten is right. See if you can convince your parents to have your bf moved in for few months. This is what I did, I moved in with my gf at her parents house for like 5 months and lemme tell ya it really helped. I think they might ask you for more evidence than what you have currently got in terms of msgs and stuff as the requirement is you guys gotta live together, however elkitten gave you a great advice.


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Old 11-17-2009, 01:39 AM
 
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wouldn't it be difficult to live in with someone at your parents house? I mean why not get your own place and then when your partner arrives share the bills with him... There is nothing wrong with living with someone in your parents house I just couldn't imagine "it" happening smoothly...


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Old 11-17-2009, 01:53 AM
 
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I think Rav is definitly making a good point there--read and re-read all the requirements for a finacee Visa (i think it's different from defacto as to the 12 month relationship requirement, is it?) and make sure you can prove as much as you possibly can. Remember, do post on this website if there is a "section of evidence" that you don't have the traditional proof for, im sure everyone on here can help you out =)

One thing that others have found helpful is looking through bank statements to prove seeing each other (plane tickets, travel expenses etc will be on there).

Dex-- yeah its a bit hard, my BF and I stayed with my parents for 3 months and it is kinda like a re-visit to the time when you were on "supervized study dates" but its can be a lot of fun too. Besides, moving out on your own in Oz is soooo not cheap, especially if she is saving for a house. Much better to get a rental with your partner at which point you will be able to afford something a bit more decent etc...

Besides being at home is awesome! clean laundry magically appears? there is always food in the fridge? totally sweeeet =)


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Old 11-17-2009, 01:59 AM
 
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suddenly I miss living with my folks... come to think of it, I really do... with all the bills and stuffs that one has to deal with


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Old 11-17-2009, 02:04 AM
 
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^hahaha totally, right?

I have been lucky to be living with my parents for the last year... it wasn't the plan at all, but it has been so nice to be taken care of for a change. =)


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Old 11-22-2009, 03:42 AM
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Thank you all for the quick response and sorry for my delayed response.

The information you have provided is very helpful and I really appreciate the help. I know it's a very lengthy and difficult process so i'm willing to listen and learn from everybody else's experiences.

I know a lot of people have had success in their application and i'm sure everything will work out with my partner and myself.

Although this may not be the end of my questions. I'm sure more will follow as I think of them.

Thank you in advance.


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Old 11-23-2009, 01:42 AM
 
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^hahaha totally, right?

I have been lucky to be living with my parents for the last year... it wasn't the plan at all, but it has been so nice to be taken care of for a change. =)
I have been out of the house for quite a while now and has been living on my own... it is not easy and its not always fun... being free from home just meant more responsibility... well ^ I hope you decide on what to do soon and I wish you good luck with it.


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Old 11-23-2009, 02:31 AM
 
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Thanks Dex!

I know what you mean, lived on my own for 5 years in australia... when you add uni/work to all the house stuff, it can be a bit much at times.. i like the house stuff really, but it's only after you do your laundry again and again and cant figure out for the life of you why (oh why?!) youre socks won't get as white as when your mom does em, and with minimal effort....that i feel that you fully appreaciate the little things your parents did for you =) know what i mean?

Are you living on your own or with a bunch of people?

No more sharehouses for me! just going to be me and my boyfriend hurrah!!


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