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Possible problems with spouse de facto visa? Help!


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Old 07-20-2010, 09:53 AM
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Question Possible problems with spouse de facto visa? Help!

Hi,

I know I'm a newbie here but I was wondering if anyone could help me assess if there may be problems with evidence my partner and I have gathered over a year before we apply for spouse defacto visa.

My partner is Peruvian and I'm Australian and we feel we have gathered enough evidence. However, I heard that some things could be a problem.

1. We are almost exactly 10 years apart and I heard that immigration instantly assume we could be lying about our relationship even though we are NOT. Is this true??

2. The agent in our current place doesn't know how to spell my partner's name properly and so we asked for it to be corrected on our rent receipts and doesn't include his full last name because agent doesn't get the concept he has two last names (legally shown on his passport). Will this be a problem?

3. We lived together for 6 months at our previous place. We moved to a new place and have lived at our new place almost 6 months right now and have both our names on the tenancy agreements for both places. But we never opened up a joint bank account until 5 months ago and same with out joint energy bill. The reason is because our previous place had all bills included in rent so really all our expenses where paid in cash through rent amount each week at our previous place. Will this be a problem?

4. I heard it's harder for a sponsor to get visa granted for their partner when their partner is not from an English speaking country. Is this true??

To lay it out there what we've got if it helps we currently have....

1st 6 MONTHS Place 1

* Tenancy agreement in both names.
* Correspondence (mail from his Uni, our superannuation letters) in separate names but sent to same address that covers roughly over 6 months we lived there.
* Photo's that cover 6 months of us together. These include us at Blue Mountains, on a boat trip, just us together, with my partner's cousin and his family who live in Australia (his cousin's birthday party), and Christmas with my family.

2nd 6 MONTHS Place 2

* Tenancy agreement in both names.
* Rent receipts each fortnight (except my partner's last name spelled incorrectly and not his full last name on receipts).
* Letter about our bond addressed to both of us of lodging with fair trading.
* Joint back account statement showing account opened about 5 months ago and showing all our rent, coles shopping transactions.
* Joint energy bill in both names opened about 6 months ago.
* Receipts of our bed and TV purchased together in both our names we bought bed 6 months ago and TV 2 months ago.

We will get a stat dec from my Mum who is citizen and my partner's cousin who is permanent resident in Australia. We were thinking we have a lot to cover the last 6 months but not so much the first 6 months so we are going to try and get a stat dec from agent at our previous address stating we lived together as couple whole time we lived there and all bills were part of our rent then.

What do you think? We have good chance or as I mentioned aboove there's likely gonna be problems?

PLEASE, please let me know anything. Whether you have done and been through this before, or in the same boat as I am, or have some info to share. I WILL BE IMMENSELY GRATEFUL to get you opinion or info on this.

Thanks.


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Old 07-20-2010, 11:38 AM
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Hi,

I know I'm a newbie here but I was wondering if anyone could help me assess if there may be problems with evidence my partner and I have gathered over a year before we apply for spouse defacto visa.

My partner is Peruvian and I'm Australian and we feel we have gathered enough evidence. However, I heard that some things could be a problem.

1. We are almost exactly 10 years apart and I heard that immigration instantly assume we could be lying about our relationship even though we are NOT. Is this true??

2. The agent in our current place doesn't know how to spell my partner's name properly and so we asked for it to be corrected on our rent receipts and doesn't include his full last name because agent doesn't get the concept he has two last names (legally shown on his passport). Will this be a problem?

3. We lived together for 6 months at our previous place. We moved to a new place and have lived at our new place almost 6 months right now and have both our names on the tenancy agreements for both places. But we never opened up a joint bank account until 5 months ago and same with out joint energy bill. The reason is because our previous place had all bills included in rent so really all our expenses where paid in cash through rent amount each week at our previous place. Will this be a problem?

4. I heard it's harder for a sponsor to get visa granted for their partner when their partner is not from an English speaking country. Is this true??

To lay it out there what we've got if it helps we currently have....

1st 6 MONTHS Place 1

* Tenancy agreement in both names.
* Correspondence (mail from his Uni, our superannuation letters) in separate names but sent to same address that covers roughly over 6 months we lived there.
* Photo's that cover 6 months of us together. These include us at Blue Mountains, on a boat trip, just us together, with my partner's cousin and his family who live in Australia (his cousin's birthday party), and Christmas with my family.

2nd 6 MONTHS Place 2

* Tenancy agreement in both names.
* Rent receipts each fortnight (except my partner's last name spelled incorrectly and not his full last name on receipts).
* Letter about our bond addressed to both of us of lodging with fair trading.
* Joint back account statement showing account opened about 5 months ago and showing all our rent, coles shopping transactions.
* Joint energy bill in both names opened about 6 months ago.
* Receipts of our bed and TV purchased together in both our names we bought bed 6 months ago and TV 2 months ago.

We will get a stat dec from my Mum who is citizen and my partner's cousin who is permanent resident in Australia. We were thinking we have a lot to cover the last 6 months but not so much the first 6 months so we are going to try and get a stat dec from agent at our previous address stating we lived together as couple whole time we lived there and all bills were part of our rent then.

What do you think? We have good chance or as I mentioned aboove there's likely gonna be problems?

PLEASE, please let me know anything. Whether you have done and been through this before, or in the same boat as I am, or have some info to share. I WILL BE IMMENSELY GRATEFUL to get you opinion or info on this.

Thanks.
Relative to a lot of other situations that have been posted about Becky, you do seem to have it all pretty well organised.
Have a read of the sticky thread above by elkitten and you may get some additional ideas, highlighting any expenses from individual accounts of either of you will not hurt and then if there are any community type organisations that you both have an interest in and people outside the family circle that can offer statements that'd be good too.
I do not know where you have heard a ten year age difference is an issue for I'd be surprised if that was so and likewise re he being from Peru, every application being considered on its merits.
Immi are used to name variations and the use of just one of a dual name surname or a spelling error should not be an issue and just use his right full name as on his passport for the application form.
Getting a statement from the first landlord to mention about rent inclusions is a good idea.
And I suppose he has his police checks and health examination in hand for if you're applying onshore there is no problem with getting those done to supply with the application.





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Old 07-20-2010, 12:13 PM
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Thank you so much for responding. Ye, i had a bit of a read around and I'm probably starting to get paranoid. Just, i didn't see anyone else with issues of spelling name and last name etc so i wasn't sure if it would stand out as a major big deal.

We're applying in Australia and we are just about to send off police checks and then get the full med and xray done as we don't plan on submitting our application until at least next month just to cover the time.

It's quite hard work for both of us to gather such stuff for the application and I think we are getting in the crazy paranoid stage where it's close to submitting it. But, we're just going to take our time, there's no rush. We just wana get it right.

We don't really belong to particular community group so the next step for us shall be getting a statement from our previous landlord about rent inclusions and from our friends that known us for ages.

Thanks for you post


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