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Old 08-10-2017, 12:40 AM
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I'm a Hong Kong and British citizen and was granted a partner visa on De Facto grounds in Feb 2017. (onshore) My partner (Australian-British) and I met in the UK and I applied for a working holiday visa to come to Australia with him before we satisfied the 12 month relationship requirement. We never used a migrant agent and I understand how stressful the application process might be. I just shared my experience on YouTube and I hope the videos can help out those who are going through the same process! The slides are in English and the recording's in my native language. I inserted English subtitles for those who are interested to hear my story and personal suggestions.

【Part 1】 - Eligibility, (Hidden) Cost, Processing Time

【Part 2】 - My Story (my worries, documents I attached, supporting witnesses and more..)

【Part 3】 - Advice On Gathering Documents

【Part 4】 - Online Application - Things I Wish I Knew


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Hi guys,

Wondering if I could get some information, I'm Canada and been with my Australian partner for 2 and a half years now. In that 2 and a half years I lived with him for 4 months while on a Australian Working Holiday Visa and currently 10 months on a Visitor Visa. We've since got our relationship registered in Queensland, opened a joint bank account, have many pictures, letters, etc etc together and we are starting our De facto application this weekend !

My question is, is it best to submit the application online or physically print all the documents out and mail them in? It seems more organized to mail them in but online might be quicker?

Also my visa expires late october so we will be applying in the beginning of october, should I get my canadian police check now or wait until requested?

Does my partner need to get a Australian police check?

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Hi guys,

Wondering if I could get some information, I'm Canada and been with my Australian partner for 2 and a half years now. In that 2 and a half years I lived with him for 4 months while on a Australian Working Holiday Visa and currently 10 months on a Visitor Visa. We've since got our relationship registered in Queensland, opened a joint bank account, have many pictures, letters, etc etc together and we are starting our De facto application this weekend !

My question is, is it best to submit the application online or physically print all the documents out and mail them in? It seems more organized to mail them in but online might be quicker?

Online is preferred, as you can continue to upload documents/evidence. Plus, it's easier to track and correspond with DIBP. Not to mention, if they request documents, you can submit them electronically, which is much faster. Also, when you submit and pay, you'll have instant notification that it's done and receive your BVA straight away. Posting it takes more time and leaves you in limbo as to when they receive it. My preference was online.

Also my visa expires late october so we will be applying in the beginning of october, should I get my canadian police check now or wait until requested?

I would wait on your police check, depending how long it takes to receive it. If it's going to take months for you to get it, you could start it now. If not, I'd wait until after you've lodged your visa application.

Does my partner need to get a Australian police check?

From my understanding, Yes. The new rules require your partner to have one, too.

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Thank you SO Much !!!! So helpful...

Do case officers look down on your application when you've come into the country on a tourist, or working holiday and end up applying to stay here?


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Thank you SO Much !!!! So helpful...

Do case officers look down on your application when you've come into the country on a tourist, or working holiday and end up applying to stay here?
Not that I'm aware of. I came on an ETA visa, left and returned 3 times...then applied for the 820 after my visa extension/tourist visa was denied. I received my grant in May.

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Not that I'm aware of. I came on an ETA visa, left and returned 3 times...then applied for the 820 after my visa extension/tourist visa was denied. I received my grant in May.
Congrats on being approved!! Thanks so much for all your help


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woohoo...will be 17 months in 3 days...haha

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Old 08-17-2017, 01:07 PM
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Applied for 820 today, I'm on the 300 at the moment.
Applied for sponsor's police check from Canada and Australia just to be prepared.
Agent requested more background info from sponsor (where he lived and visited within the last 10 years and all the other "have you been convicted", "are you a terrorist" etc kind of questions).

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We are 16 months and waiting, sometimes i wonder if they have forgotten us.


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We felt the same... However after 22 months and 3 weeks of waiting for something we finally had a request for more information last week.


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