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Old 07-03-2010, 03:28 AM
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I was typing the same time as you Coyle but a bit later it seems.
You'll only be able to do in NSW what you have choice of in Victoria if in fact NSW have the same provision.
Getting a relationship waiver is just really waiving the length of 12 months requirement and sort of puts you on the same footing as if applying for a spouse visa but for either spouse or defacto visas there's still a heap of other evidence required to show that one way or another you do have a relationship.
A good read of Booklet #1 is essential for people considering any partner or PMV visas.
Hey,

Thanks for your swift responses guys.

Just double-checked the form again, it says to 'provide at least 3 forms of ID, one of each from categories 1,2 and 3. There is a category 4 for proof of residential address (bills etc). Who knows - maybe they'll let me swap them around. I'll call them after the weekend and see what they say. As you said Wanderer, they're in negotiations at the moment with the commonwealth but who knows how long that could take! Looks like I might be back to square one!


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Hi everyone,

I'm really hoping someone can help me here! My bf (Aussie) and I (English) are in the proccess of getting our de facto application together. I know that relationship registration may waive the 12-month relationship requirement and that this has been the case in VIC, TAS and ACT (and soonish in NSW) But I've found that in Sydney there is a relationship declaration program that has the same service (i.e you pay a fee, make a declaration, sign it and get a certificate etc).

My question is - Can this service from City of Sydney be used in the same way the Births, Marriages and Deaths servce from VIC and other states to potentially waive the 12 month relationship requirement?

Would the soon-to-be-established NSW relationship register incorporate the couples already registered in the Sydney register?

Should we register our relationship with City of Sydney? WOuld this count? Or should we wait for the NSW register?

We've been together as a 'defacto' for 10 months now after a period of 'dating'. We live together, share accounts and have plenty of shared travel, expenses, blah blah...

We're looking into registration as a way to speed things up since I have to go back home to England (WHV expiring)

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Emma

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Emma,

I am in the process of doing the exact same thing. in short yes it does work.. well hopefully.. I will know soon enough..

I am using a good lawyer who found the loop hole for me and is busy with my documents. I actually just sent him my relationship certificate and the additional evidence documents he requested. (about 10 minutes ago).

I must admit this application has not be a walk in the park at all. the amount of proof and documentation I had to put together has been an absolute nightmare.. weeks of work.

suggestions such as:

1) Adding each other onto each others super funds as beneficiaries,
2) Counts bank accounts & credit cards,
3) Emergency contacts at work,
4) Lease agreements,

There is endless documents requested and supplied.. lets hope it is now enough to submit next week.. then there is the up to 6 month waiting period for onshore.

My partner and I have been in a relationship since June 2010 and have been living together since August so it appears our situations are similar...

let me know if you have any questions...

Dylan


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It is not actually a loop hole Dylan and relationship registration has been recognised in the Immi regulations for quite a while now.
Whilst you do need to collate evidence for any visa application, you still have to do that even if getting a lawyer or agent to lodge an application and if you're happy to pay handsomely for it, so be it but the reason most people use forums is because they take A DIY approach, the applications not requiring an appreciation of rocket science and a good read of Booklet#1 and using the Checklist that Immi provide and theré should not be too many problems.





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Hi Wanderer,

I guess "loop hole" was the incorrect term to use. but it is a way around the 12 month requirement. Yes it doesn't take a rocket scientist to do the easy step by step process however in a more complicated situation and when your immigration lies on the result, I personally would rather use and pay for a professional to put in that extra edge towards a positive outcome.

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It is not actually a loop hole Dylan and relationship registration has been recognised in the Immi regulations for quite a while now.
Whilst you do need to collate evidence for any visa application, you still have to do that even if getting a lawyer or agent to lodge an application and if you're happy to pay handsomely for it, so be it but the reason most people use forums is because they take A DIY approach, the applications not requiring an appreciation of rocket science and a good read of Booklet#1 and using the Checklist that Immi provide and theré should not be too many problems.


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I'm not too sure how a professional can put an extra edge on an application and that if anything will come from an applicants endeavour.
Consider the information in the sticky thread by el kitten as an example.
On the other hand there have been a few posters on the forum and others I have seen where there have been issues with Agents, be it competence or just communication.





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Point taken.

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I'm not too sure how a professional can put an extra edge on an application and that if anything will come from an applicants endeavour.
Consider the information in the sticky thread by el kitten as an example.
On the other hand there have been a few posters on the forum and others I have seen where there have been issues with Agents, be it competence or just communication.


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