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Old 11-03-2010, 08:54 AM
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Defacto Visa Q

Hi Everyone,

I've been lurking on the forum for a while and would like to thank all of you for some really useful information.

I'm about to apply for a defacto visa with my partner (I'm Indian and she is Australian). We've been in a relationship for the past 3 years and have been living together for the last 2 years. The problem is that the lease/bills have always been under my name and she has just made monthly payments into my account.
I was just wondering whether showing this steady stream from on her bank statement would be adequate, a lot of people have said no and I'm really worried about that.

Also, would I need to get a police clearance from India even if I've been in Aus for 3yrs? If I do, is there any way to get around it since I don't have any contacts in India.

I would appreciate if anyone knows or has had a similar situation where they have been successful.

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Vick


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It's not so much as just who is paying bills or how they are paid but using whatever evidence you can to show a relationship which means residing together.
If you can show a solid link of her transfers of payments, that's fine but even better if there is other documentation that shows a common address.
Yes you need an Indian police clearance for character and it just means you apply from here.
Have a read of all eligibility and applying info via the links via Family - Visas & Immigration , make good use of the Checklist and read Booklet #1





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Thanks Wanderer, I'll have a read through the material you mention.

My case is further complicated by the fact that I failed to renew my student visa within the 28 days of the previous one ending. I did have a CoE from my uni but due to some family issues I couldn't lodge it in time. As a result of my non compliance I've been issued a bridging visa for a month on the condition of departure.
I'm going to apply for my defacto visa within that time but I'm worried that my non-compliance will have an impact on my application.
Just wondering what your thoughts are and if you have any advice....

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Well, that is much more relevant and with a Bridging Visa granted to allow departure that will probably be all you can do for it will probably be classed as not a substantial visa or even indicate on it what restrictions there are like not applying for a further visa .





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Well, that is much more relevant and with a Bridging Visa granted to allow departure that will probably be all you can do for it will probably be classed as not a substantial visa or even indicate on it what restrictions there are like not applying for a further visa .
The bridging visa restrictions are only regarding not being able to work during the time period.
Could explain what you mean by "will probably be all you can do for it will probably be classed as not a substantial visa..."?

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Also, would I need to get a police clearance from India even if I've been in Aus for 3yrs? If I do, is there any way to get around it since I don't have any contacts in India.
You will require a police clearance, you should be able to get the same from the Indian Consulate/Embassy in Australia.


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"will probably be all you can do for it will probably be classed as not a substantial visa..."?
If your bridging visa has been granted on condition of you departing Australia, that is exactly what it means.
The alternative for you may have been spending time in a detention centre until deported.
As for the police check which seems it is irrelevant for you for the time being, you will find the contact provisions in visa eligibility sections.





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