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Old 04-15-2019, 01:06 PM
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Got my partners application in on the 10th of April 2019.... let the wait begin ....
best of luck , there is few moroccans who shared their visa experience in this thread ,if you browse or search this thread, u can read it , it seems that it goes smooth and fast for Moroccans ,hope this will be the same for you !


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Old 05-26-2019, 10:13 PM
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Hello all

We are almost ready to lodge our PMV application. My fiance is from Tunisia. I wanted to ask two questions if I could, the search function in this thread isnt working for me

1) for those who are muslim and had their nikkah prior to applying for PMV, did you
a) mention the nikkah at all seeing as it's not legally recognised in Australia?
b) mention it, but use vague terminology like "religious commitment ceremony"?
c) not mention it at all?

What does everyone think is the best option? We want to prove our genuine relationship, but we don't want to jeopardize or hold up the application.

2. One of our last steps is collating our proof of contact while we have been apart. Our main form of contact is facebook messenger - for texts, voice calls and video calls. We have downloaded our chat history, but it's in an html format and so it can't be edited. The only way we could do this is screenshots I'm guessing. I'm not sure my laptop will handle the search through 2GB of chat history over the past year hahaha.

For others who used/uses Facebook messenger as their main form of contact how did you choose to show proof of contact? Did you submit your whole chat history or did you do screenshots, if so how did you select what to screenshot? Was it a week every month or something like that? Do I show screenshots from when we started talking (as friends) or from when we decided we wanted more? There's some embarrassing stuff in our chat log hahaha so I am scared to send it all.

Or is there some other option I am missing?

Thank you for your help.


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Hi Nourbilel

My partner and I submitted our Nikkah (marriage contract) with our application. Although, by Australian law we are in a defacto relationship. We submitted it as proof of our commitment to each other so I would definitely recommend you submit it. It will add weight to your application.
I submitted screen shots of Skype and Facebook messaging rather than all the chat history. I selected excerpts that specifically showed the strength of the relationship, birthday messages and so on.
In my view it is best to send parts of chats over the whole period of your relationship.

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Hi Nourbilel

My partner and I submitted our Nikkah (marriage contract) with our application. Although, by Australian law we are in a defacto relationship. We submitted it as proof of our commitment to each other so I would definitely recommend you submit it. It will add weight to your application.
I submitted screen shots of Skype and Facebook messaging rather than all the chat history. I selected excerpts that specifically showed the strength of the relationship, birthday messages and so on.
In my view it is best to send parts of chats over the whole period of your relationship.

Good luck with your application
Salaam Jennifer. Thank you for your reply. Are you considered defacto because of the nikkah or because of other reasons? We won't have been together as far as living together even after nikkah.


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Salaam Jennifer. Thank you for your reply. Are you considered defacto because of the nikkah or because of other reasons? We won't have been together as far as living together even after nikkah.
Hi Nourbilel

We lived together, for more than one year, prior to applying for a Partner Visa, so under Australian law we were, and still are, a defacto couple.
The Nikkah was irrelevant, as far as Australian Immigration were concerned, except for it showing we were in a committed relationship. They do not recognise it as a legal marriage.

We did 'marry' under the Islamic Law in Egypt before living together, but it is not a registered marriage and we have had no civil ceremony.

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Old 05-27-2019, 12:32 PM
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Hi Nourbilel

We lived together, for more than one year, prior to applying for a Partner Visa, so under Australian law we were, and still are, a defacto couple.
The Nikkah was irrelevant, as far as Australian Immigration were concerned, except for it showing we were in a committed relationship. They do not recognise it as a legal marriage.

We did 'marry' under the Islamic Law in Egypt before living together, but it is not a registered marriage and we have had no civil ceremony.
Thank you for your reply. I understand, so it was the living together that made you a defacto couple and not the nikkah. Good to know it can be mentioned and it not confuse matters. I did write it in my personal statement, our intention to have a nikkah, but used 'religious commitment ceremony just in case, but I was starting to wonder if this was a bad idea (to mention it at all).

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I mentioned it as an Islamic marriage contract and sent a copy of it in with our application.

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I mentioned it as an Islamic marriage contract and sent a copy of it in with our application.
Thank you. We won't have it to submit with our application, because inshallah we will submit it hopefully this week and inshallah we will do our nikkah in Bali in July. Appreciate your replies.

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I received a request for some information today -

Medical
Police clearance (We sent a local one by mistake not the national one)
Letter of Intent to marry
More evidence of social aspect of relationship


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Case officer starts with Sh - anyone dealt with her before? im using a migration agent


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