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Old 11-04-2010, 01:36 PM
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De facto application - permanent residency granted

Hi all,
just wanted to share our experience in a thread in case anyone searches for related information in the future.
I am an Australian by birth and my partner is Argentine. We applied here in Argentina, via the embassy in Brasilia. You can see our timeline in the Spouse Visa Timeline sticky.... post #214.

My partner and I are not married but we do have a child together. We applied for a subclass 309 de facto visa for my partner and when reading all the documentation I saw that we could be considered for PR as weŽd been in a relationship longer than 2 years and have a child together.
As advised by Global Help we applied for 309 as per the plan, but outlined in the covering letter the length of our relationship, the child (even though these things are noted in the forms) and that we would like to be considered for PR.
We actually applied for our childŽs Citizenship by Decent at the same time, so technically he wasnŽt Australian when we submitted the 309, but we referred to that application in the covering letter.

The evidence we sent in for the 309 application was just as per normally required. Our statements, stat decs, photos, evidence of living together more than 12 months, joint bank account, cards sent in the post from home regarding the pregnancy and birth etc etc.

Two weeks ago we were advised that the visa was at decision time and would be finalised at the start of November. It was only when we received the email yesterday that we knew that PR had been granted.

Anyone else who thinks they may qualify for PR, it is certainly worth requesting it. You need to address the point in the covering letter. Even though the forms have the dates of relationships etc, we were still advised to literally request PR consideration. Any questions or doubts feel free to ask me about our experience.

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Old 11-04-2010, 02:39 PM
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Good news for you Desde and sounds like you got appropriate consideration re PR.
I would suggest that whilst there is never any harm in raising the point, asking whether PR granting would be considered, it would be best to put it just as a request for advice rather than it being a heavy sounding demand.
All the best with the move back.

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hi there, what was the timeline for your child's citizenship certificate from Argentina? thank you

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Old 04-21-2013, 07:14 AM
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Hi all, I know it is an old post, but I am wondering if I could skip the two year waiting period
- My partner and I are in relationship for almost four years in Australia (we have ATO papers, rental contracts and joint bank account to prove it)
- We just married for 3 months.
- She is on 485 visa (which will expire in Jan 2014) and I am holding PR
- I am working full time in Australia so I think that I could prove to sponsor her

My questions are:
- Could we apply partner visa and write a cover letter asking to skip the two year waiting period?
- If yes, any other documents that I need to include in my application as evidences?

Any suggestions would be highly appreciated.

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