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Old 10-04-2010, 01:55 PM
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Student De Fecto Visa

Hello every one, I've got some question.

I'm a foreign student in Australia for uni and have girlfriend who I've been in relationship with for over a year. (I met her when I was in Korea)

I can show any evidence, like photo of travel abroad, cellphone record which show how many we've contacted together except for living together.

is the only fact of living together able to prove the relationship and most important thing to bring my girl friend here? (coz it's not that common in korea to live together before marriage as a young couple)

is there anyway that I can bring her?

can anyone give me answer?

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Old 10-04-2010, 02:44 PM
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As a student, if you did not have someone listed as a partner on your initial visa application, you cannot add her now.
She would just have to apply independently herself for a visa, a student, visitor or any other she is eligible for, a Working Holiday Visa perhaps.





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Old 10-05-2010, 07:27 AM
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As a student, if you did not have someone listed as a partner on your initial visa application, you cannot add her now.
She would just have to apply independently herself for a visa, a student, visitor or any other she is eligible for, a Working Holiday Visa perhaps.
Thank you for your relply

but I've got some more questions..

actually she is not korean and through her nationality she can't apply for working holiday visa..

is it possible to apply for my student visa newly after semester?

although not now, if it's possible I'd like to do so,

did you mean there's no way as of now?

and if possible, is duration of living together necessary for apllication?

thank you..

your sincerely


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Old 10-05-2010, 08:12 AM
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Hi there,

Where is your girlfriend from? It seems her only option of being with you right at this moment is a tourist visa or student visa. Depending on where she is from, she may be able to get an ETA which will give her up to 12 months in Australia, but if she is not from an ETA eligible country, she will have to apply for a tourist visa via an Australian Embassy.

When does your student visa expire? As Wanderer said, if you didn't put her in your first application, you can't add her now. So, you might have to wait until you apply for another one.

I'm Australian but living in Seoul at the moment and I have a Korean partner, so I'm glad to see you on this forum


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Hi there,

Where is your girlfriend from? It seems her only option of being with you right at this moment is a tourist visa or student visa. Depending on where she is from, she may be able to get an ETA which will give her up to 12 months in Australia, but if she is not from an ETA eligible country, she will have to apply for a tourist visa via an Australian Embassy.

When does your student visa expire? As Wanderer said, if you didn't put her in your first application, you can't add her now. So, you might have to wait until you apply for another one.

I'm Australian but living in Seoul at the moment and I have a Korean partner, so I'm glad to see you on this forum




it's glad to see somebody related to Korea in this forum where for sure there's a very few koean.
hope you're having good time in Seoul..


hmm I've looked through ETA eligible country list, but there's no philippine

she is filifina.. my student visa expire date is over two years laters...

if you know, can you tell me requirements for tourist visa for filifino or applying through my students visa (as you seem to mean it's not possible only at this moment)

thank you for your answer,
have a good time.


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Hi again,

Sorry to get back to you so late. It's going to be quite hard for your girfriend to get a tourist visa. Unfortunately for your girlfriend, the Philipines is one of the countries considered "high risk" list, and so immigration judges them very seriously when they apply for toursit visas.

You will have to write a letter of invitation for her to come and visit you. If you are going to pay for some or all of her expenses, you have to show that you have enough funds to support her.

She will also have to prove that she has enough money to support herself during her time in Australia, and she also has to show that she has reason to go back to her country (or leave Australia), like a job, family, study etc. This is because if they think she is trying to escape her country, they may not grant the visa. And is they suspect she is in Australia to try and apply for a partner visa or stay in the country longer, they won't grant it to her either and could trun her away at the airport even if she manages to get the visa.

Please look at the immigration website:

Tourist Visa (Subclass 676)

I think the above is her only option as a tourist. You can also look at other tourist visas here:

Visa Options - Tourists - Visitors - Visas & Immigration

I hope this helps. Let me know if you have any questions.


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Old 10-11-2010, 06:23 AM
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Hello,

I read your answer, the reason you mentioned only tourist visa is that there's no posibility to get her "student de fecto visa"?

although I didn't live with her for some reasons, I'd like to spend times with her until I finish my study in australia, my visa would be expired in over 2 years.
and tourist visa is not enough for it so I wanted "student de fecto visa" but since we have not lived together, I thought there could be posiblities that that visa would be denied so looked for just anyway to get her here and you mentioned "tourist visa" but actually frist thing I wanna know is about "student defecto visa"

so my question is that the duration of living togeter matter for getting the student defecto visa?

and somebody said that to get the visa with my spouse or girlfriend, I would need to add her name when I first appied for visa..

is there any way of getting her student de fecto visa which allows her for same visa condition of mine.

if there is, from what do I need to prepare?

hope you have good time

Thank you for your all answers


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Old 10-11-2010, 07:31 AM
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Hi,

If you want a student visa like yours, then she has to do the same thing that you did to get yours. I'm not sure which student visa you have, and I know there are a number of different ones. So, I think you and your girlfriend should look on the DIAC site and decide which student visa she wants to apply for.

It's correct that you can't add her as your partner if you didn't do it on the original application, and I haven't read of anyone who has been able to add somone in your situation. It might be a good idea to call or visit the immigration to ask what you can do.

Here is the link to the student visa wizard. Go through the steps and it should give you the options she can take. Alternativley, if you can afford it, you could also ask a migration agent to help you.

Visa Options - Students - Visas & Immigration

It's also true that you need to have been in a relationship with someone for at least 12 months from the time you apply for a visa. In Australia, that means living together for 12 months as a couple. I know the situation in Korea, so you would have to give proof (through a legal statement) that you couldn't live together for cultural reasons.


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