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Old 10-15-2010, 01:48 AM
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De Facto Visa tips??

Hi!

I've been reading through this forum for a while and all the info here is amazing! My partner and I are about to apply for his De Facto Visa, me being the sponsor and I just wanted to see if theres was any thoughts on anything else we should include before we go and apply.

We've been in a De Facto relationship since August last year, we met in NZ and I moved to the UK to live with him for three months then he moved over to Aus with me in December 09.

This is what we have so far:

Birth Certificates
Passports
Medical
Police Checks (UK and AUS)
Joint Electric Bill from AUS
Vaccine Certificate for our doggy in both our names
Joint Bank Account (only had it for about three months though)
Loan for Martins motorbike in both our names
Rental Statements from the UK and AUS
Statement from my employer
Statement from Martins local soccer team
Declarations from two of our friends
Our declarations

Any advice??

Thank you!!

Jess.


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Old 10-16-2010, 12:59 AM
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Hi there,
it doesn't hurt to throw in a few photos. Not a whole album's worth, i'm sure your CO really doesn't want to see a photo of every single outing. I sent in a few with our application that showed a change in our appearance, such as weight and hair. They didn't have the exact date on them so I thought the appearance change is the best way to at least show they were taken over time. I also chose to include photos of my partner with my father and my mother and also photos of our families together.

Not sure about the 3 months for the joint bank account. I guess it depends how long your loan has been going. A joint loan should be seen as a shared financial commitment.

Declarations from parents could also be worthwhile. I included 5 stat decs (plus our own statements) in our application. 4 stat decs from Australians and 1 foreigner who is a friend here in Argentina. Two of my aussie stat dec witnesses hadn't actually met my partner... but have spoken via Skype and obviously know of him through my emails.

Best of luck!


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Hi there,
it doesn't hurt to throw in a few photos. Not a whole album's worth, i'm sure your CO really doesn't want to see a photo of every single outing. I sent in a few with our application that showed a change in our appearance, such as weight and hair. They didn't have the exact date on them so I thought the appearance change is the best way to at least show they were taken over time. I also chose to include photos of my partner with my father and my mother and also photos of our families together.

Not sure about the 3 months for the joint bank account. I guess it depends how long your loan has been going. A joint loan should be seen as a shared financial commitment.

Declarations from parents could also be worthwhile. I included 5 stat decs (plus our own statements) in our application. 4 stat decs from Australians and 1 foreigner who is a friend here in Argentina. Two of my aussie stat dec witnesses hadn't actually met my partner... but have spoken via Skype and obviously know of him through my emails.

Best of luck!
Thank you! I will add a few more declarations in I think, one of my stat decs is from a friend who is now in NZ but is an Aus Permanent Resident so hopefully it still counts.

Also, once my partner has the Temporary De Facto Visa, does he still have to have a return flight to England to get into Australia?


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Old 10-19-2010, 08:44 AM
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Hi Jess,

If you have made an onshore application i.e. if your partner applied in Austraila, he doesn't have to leave if the visa is granted. But, if he applies offshore, he has to be out of Australia if the visa is granted.


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