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applying for the defcto visa, what other evidence do we need?


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applying for the defcto visa, what other evidence do we need?

hi everyone, my boyfriend and I are going to apply for the defacto visa. We have been together for almost 3 years now. He is from Sweden and is now in Australia on a WHV. We meet in 2007 when I was studying in Sweden, since then he has come to Australia for me and studied part of his degree here, I then moved to Sweden to be with him (until he finished university), and now we have decided to settle in Australia (a lot of travelling and sacrificing has been made, and a lot LOT of money spent). Now we are going through all our evidence and collecting as much info as possible, we have emails, skype convoís and calls from when we were apart, bank accounts from both Sweden and Australia, wedding party christening invitations, visaís of his parents visiting Australia and photos of them meeting my parents and family, a lot of family photos (chritmas, my brotherís wedding and my nephews christening), stat decís from friends and family, travel documents together and travel documents to visit each other, car insurance in both our names. The only thing we are having trouble with is lease agreements, we didnít have a lease agreement, his partners parents rented there self contained cottage to us, all utilities included. We closed our bank account and are now unable to obtain a statement as we must be in Sweden to do this (so we canít show our bank statement and highlight payments). Will a stat dec from his parents be sufficient?
Also at the moment we are living and paying rent at my parents as we have recently got back from Sweden and slowly settling in. we were going to move out and rent but the company I was working for has gone into liquidation and I have now lost my job, will this have an effect on our application? So until I find another job we canít really move out (I have only been unemployed for 2 days). We have bills and bank statements to the same address and I was registered as living with my partner in Sweden, so we do have a government signed document with us. What should I do? What other evidence can I collect to prove we are genuine? Can anyone help with our situation? Please help


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sorry i meant,
his parents rented there self contained cottage to us, all utilities included.


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oh and should we apply in person? we rang immigration and they said send your application through, thne i have read threads saying its better if you go in person and hand your application in??


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It does sound like you do have a relationship Olive and I think the most important thing for you is just to get it well presented in a chronological format, kind of making up an index list with key events much as you have mentioned and document evidence listed.
Have a read of elkitten's sticky for her experience developed from much the same approach I put to her at the time and others have likewise been successful using that as a model.

And include the events list to present time with recent employment ceasing.
Certainly with his parents and the cottage I would have them put together a rental agreement or at least a statement of what the situation was separate to any general statement and likewise with your parents and your contribution.

Re the bank account from Sweden, I'd certainly pursue it a little and see if by granting authority to his parents you cannot get something from the Bank.

In ACT, Victoria, Tassie and soon to be NSW, there is a relationship registration provision with Births, deaths and marriages of relevant state/territory and that may also help your case.

Your current loss of employment should only mean that Immi may require an Assurance of Support but even that may not be so if given loss of employment is recent and if your partner has employment and/or with qualifications will be readily employable.





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Hi wanderer,
thanks for your post.
you said this would help?
In ACT, Victoria, Tassie and soon to be NSW, there is a relationship registration provision with Births, deaths and marriages of relevant state/territory and that may also help your case.

i tried arranging this as soon as we got to australia but they said we cant get it coz my boyfriend is not australian. is taht correct or can we apply for relationship registration?
we have tried getting his parents to be our authourity, the thing is we closed the bank account a few days before i came to australia. so we must be in the country. if his parents write a statement will they need the justice of peace to sign it? or can we get the justice of peace to sign it when we recieve the stat dec? will it be accepted if its from a non australia citizen?

also my boyfriend has a part time job which might become full time (we find out by the end of the week). he is on a HWV will they wavier the 6 month policy if we apply for the defacto visa untill they have made a decision?

also you told me to 'Have a read of elkitten's sticky for her experience developed from much the same approach I put to her at the time and others have likewise been successful using that as a model.' can you please tell me where to find that? thank you so much for your help.


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Hi wanderer,
thanks for your post.
you said this would help?
In ACT, Victoria, Tassie and soon to be NSW, there is a relationship registration provision with Births, deaths and marriages of relevant state/territory and that may also help your case.

i tried arranging this as soon as we got to australia but they said we cant get it coz my boyfriend is not australian. is taht correct or can we apply for relationship registration?
we have tried getting his parents to be our authourity, the thing is we closed the bank account a few days before i came to australia. so we must be in the country. if his parents write a statement will they need the justice of peace to sign it? or can we get the justice of peace to sign it when we recieve the stat dec? will it be accepted if its from a non australia citizen?

also my boyfriend has a part time job which might become full time (we find out by the end of the week). he is on a HWV will they wavier the 6 month policy if we apply for the defacto visa untill they have made a decision?

also you told me to 'Have a read of elkitten's sticky for her experience developed from much the same approach I put to her at the time and others have likewise been successful using that as a model.' can you please tell me where to find that? thank you so much for your help.
It would seem the registration requirements will vary according to location which is not surprising with different states and whilst wiwo on thread just adjacent to this one has posted on what he found out in Victoria, the information that NSW have posted [ their system not yet active ] makes it seem they'll be a bit more relaxed.

However, if you were trying to do that straight away with any state/territory you may have met with resistance solely because they suspected a quickie scam.
Both Victoria and NSW do not require both to be Australian.

You will always get variations in information disclosed by government departments and often erring on the conservative side and so given the small fee involved, my view is that just submitting an application with relevant documentation may be the way forward on that one if you want to pursue it.

Likewise, perseverance with the bank might achieve something, perhaps asking them if you forwarded a request in the form of a statutory declaration, or just do it and they may take notice of a legal form of a request.
Otherwise, with statements from abroad, they can not be accorded official statutory declaration as under Australian Law but it would certainly not detract from their value if his parents did the equivalent of a Swedish statutory declaration and had it witnessed by the JP or equivalent [ notariat I think is a Europe term used in some countries there ] for just having a JP or whoever here sign a statement is relatively meaningness for it is the witnessing of someone signing that is the requirement.

With your Bf already working, the six months per one employer on a WHV is pretty rigid but if his work may become permanent and it is of a skilled nature in line with his qualifications, he ought to be considering an employer sponsor visa, even temporary residency to start with and that can lead to a permanent residency sponsorship with an agreeable and eligible employer.
Employer Sponsored Workers - Workers - Visas & Immigration

Our sticky threads are in the top of section first page bracket, elkittens a little disguised.
http://www.australiaforum.com/visas-...visa-tips.html





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