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My partner and I are looking at applying for a de facto relationship visa. I'm a male Australian citizen and he is a Chinese national. We have been together for 18 months now, and have been living together for 14 months. My partner is currently studying in Australia, but his visa runs out in august. There is quite a large age difference between the two of us, me being 19 and he being 34. I met him in china when I was there teaching English. Since then we have moved to Australia together where we lived in my parents house (they lived elsewhere, so it was just the two of is there) and are now living in our own place. We lived together in china and he was an English teacher at my school, so we worked together as well. We have been in Australia for 8 months now and he is solely dependant upon me for money, as I'm working fulltime and he is studying fulltime.

I was just wondering what our chances of his visa getting approved.

Thanks for your time.

Ben


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Old 02-22-2010, 12:47 AM
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My partner and I are looking at applying for a de facto relationship visa. I'm a male Australian citizen and he is a Chinese national. We have been together for 18 months now, and have been living together for 14 months. My partner is currently studying in Australia, but his visa runs out in august. There is quite a large age difference between the two of us, me being 19 and he being 34. I met him in china when I was there teaching English. Since then we have moved to Australia together where we lived in my parents house (they lived elsewhere, so it was just the two of is there) and are now living in our own place. We lived together in china and he was an English teacher at my school, so we worked together as well. We have been in Australia for 8 months now and he is solely dependant upon me for money, as I'm working fulltime and he is studying fulltime.

I was just wondering what our chances of his visa getting approved.

Thanks for your time.

Ben
It sounds like you have a sound relationship Ben and the main thing with any visa is getting everything well documented and clearly presented.

If you have made yourself familiar with the Immi site info, the eligibility sections and for a partner visa Booklet #1 give good detail of the nature of evidence to supply and while there is extensive information, particularly in the Booklet, it is a guide and not everything listed is needed.

With the likes of using your parents house, having a statement about that would obviously be a good idea [ separate to any parents statutory declaration ].
I have put up as a Sticky thread the partner visa application experience of one of our posters - elkitten.
The same principles apply or same sex situations.

The difference in ages will be noted I'd expect and in that sort of situation be it same sex or not, I'd expect that Immi officers will want to see solid evidence and a commitment.
I'd think that presenting your total period together with a chronological time line summary and the moving of your partner from China to Australia is a step in the right direction for that.

So whilst I do comment too much as to whether people have a good chance or not, as I say, just get your application correct and complete and you're in with a chance.
Make good us of the Checklist in the applying for this visa section and a good idea to make some application form copies so you can do a dummy run first [ and then you can have that as your copy in your own folder - there is only so much required by Immi and having too much can cloud your application but extra stuff could always be kept in a folder if asked for something more ] .





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I'm a male Australian citizen and my partner is a Chinese national. His English is flawless and he is also learning German and French. I am also studying Chinese at university. We met when I was over in China teaching English at a Chinese school and he was teaching at another school. We started dating back in August 2008 and then moved in together in December 2008. Also, in December 2008 I starting teaching at the same school as him, and that went on for six months until June 2009 when he got a student visa approved and we moved to Australia and lived in my parents house (they lived elsewhere, so we had the place to ourselves). December 2009 we moved places and now live in private rental. My partner's visa runs out in August 2010 and I'm just wondering what our chances are of a de facto relationship visa.

I'm 19 and my partner is 34, so there is quite an age difference. We have had a joint bank account that's 6 months old and all our finances are done through that, and I am the sole bread winner in the family and my partner is reliant upon me for money. Also, I paid for most of his study and we brought some money back with us from China and there are records of that. I also have some stat declarations and phone history. Also, he is an artist and has drawn some pictures for me.

Thanks,

Ben


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