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Defacto Visa info needed please!!

Hi all,

I've been reading old threads over the last week about the defacto visa. I have seen that loads of people are travellers who apply for this visa and would like some more info on how to satisfy immigration requirements....

My boyfriend and I have been together for 2 years - we lived together for 6 months in UK and 6 months in USA (nothing to prove this though - we can get a lease agreement done from his friend in UK and one from his parents to state we lived in their RV resort in USA). We have spent most of the time in a long distance relationship - 4 months apart, 2 months together. He has decided he wants to move to Australia (he's a UK citizen) which is great news becuase i don't want to move to UK!
The problem we have is that he's already been here on a working holiday (i met him when he was here on the WHV in 2007). He will be in Australia from may-july and then end August-November this year on tourist visas. We are going to open a joint account when he gets here but he can't work so he cannot make regular payments into the account. We will get our names put on some bills and will have our joint bank account statements coming to the same address. I will also get christmas cards, invitations etc sent to both of us at my address.
We have thousands of emails to each other in the times we were apart, and my flights to USA to prove we have an ongoing relationship, as well as photos with his family (he is meeting my family in May and i'll be sure to take photos!).
Has anyone else applied for this visa and been in our situation - one partner not being able to stay and work in Australia?


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Hi all,

I've been reading old threads over the last week about the defacto visa. I have seen that loads of people are travellers who apply for this visa and would like some more info on how to satisfy immigration requirements....

My boyfriend and I have been together for 2 years - we lived together for 6 months in UK and 6 months in USA (nothing to prove this though - we can get a lease agreement done from his friend in UK and one from his parents to state we lived in their RV resort in USA). We have spent most of the time in a long distance relationship - 4 months apart, 2 months together. He has decided he wants to move to Australia (he's a UK citizen) which is great news becuase i don't want to move to UK!
The problem we have is that he's already been here on a working holiday (i met him when he was here on the WHV in 2007). He will be in Australia from may-july and then end August-November this year on tourist visas. We are going to open a joint account when he gets here but he can't work so he cannot make regular payments into the account. We will get our names put on some bills and will have our joint bank account statements coming to the same address. I will also get christmas cards, invitations etc sent to both of us at my address.
We have thousands of emails to each other in the times we were apart, and my flights to USA to prove we have an ongoing relationship, as well as photos with his family (he is meeting my family in May and i'll be sure to take photos!).
Has anyone else applied for this visa and been in our situation - one partner not being able to stay and work in Australia?
The people who will decide Bex are of course Immi and you can only take what they have on the web site as a guide and then there has been the odd poster on here who in not having the 12 months relationship has decided to do so, one couple deciding to go to NZ together for instance.

Personally, I'd not like your chances as it is.

NZ also has a WHV system for the US and of course you can go there without a visa.
Maybe you want to consider work opportunities and a stay over there and get him to get a WHV.

Also if you are in the ACT, Victoria or Tasmania you could look at the relationship registration provision that waives the requirement with IMMI for the 12 months though evidence as you've been collecting is still required.

And then of course you have the Prospective Marriage Visa or getting married before seeking a visa.

Best wishes





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