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Old 12-23-2009, 10:53 AM
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Sorry about another De Facto visa question, but I'm pretty confused about this all. I've looked through various posts, and as anticipated, I didn't find one that really related to me.

I met my Australian girlfriend while she was working in South Africa in November 2007. We started a relationship in February 2008. She moved back to Australia in May 2008. We kept in contact (Instant Messenger, E-mail, Skype), and I bought my ticket to Australia in September 2008. I then lived with her for 3 months, from November 2008 to February 2009, but I had to move back to South Africa to finish my degree. She had to stay in Australia, as she is still completing her degree. She then came to South Africa for the June/July holidays this year. I finished my degree this year, and am now in Australia (since November) on a Holiday Visa.

Will my application for a temporary De Facto visa likely be successful in my case, if I provide declarations from her family/friends, emails between us, flight details, transcripts for our universities, photos of our times together ?

I'm only going to be able to apply in January, whats a rough approximation of how long it'll take, provided I've included all relevant documentation upfront?

Any other tips would be greatly appreciated!

Thank you,

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Old 12-23-2009, 12:54 PM
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Hi Lance and welcome to the forum,

Just my opinion and we're not DIAC here but I'd reckon your scene would still be considered as more that of a Bf/Gf relationship at this stage and you really have to get set-up living with oneanother more regularly or get a relationship registered.

The details for the latter have been mentioned in a couple of recent defacto threads, registration being possible in ACT, Tasmania and Victoria for now if it is applicable.
Also have a good read of the defacto visa stuff, links for that also in some recent threads and particularly under the Relationship links in the eligibility section.

Good luck.

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Old 12-24-2009, 04:00 AM
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Thank you for the information!

I'm hoping its all good. I'm living with my girlfriend now. So hot in Australia, bordering on ridiculous! But still good!


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