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Old 12-24-2010, 03:17 AM
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hi there,

Sorry to post this here but i am also in a sorta similiar situation. I am an international student from Malaysia and have been stdying in Australia for 2 years now. I graduated from a bachelor of commerce (marketing) from an australian university and am currently in my final semester of my masters f journalism at University of TEchnology Sydney. My student visa will be expiring in June next year.

My bf is aussie and we met through an online dating site in October last year. We have been together ever since and have accumulated lots of pictures as evidence and even gift reciepts of presents we bought. I am also celebrating xmas at his family's place this year. My bf owns his own house but we have not been living together as i have always been living in my own place rented by my brother.

but Ffor the past two months i have been living with my bf now and will con't to do so till my visa expires in June. I don't pay rent or bills as my bf owns the place but we recently had set up a joint account and i do share payment of household expenses such as groceries and car expenses.

We are really in love and are worried that i might have to go back once my student visa expires. Do i qualify for a defacto? considering that we will not qualify the one year rule and have no proof of payment of rent and bills.(except his mum being able to testify that she knows i have been living in with my bf and that she allows me to live there without paying rent)

I hope somebody here could be of help to my situation and i have read many similiar situations online trying to gather as much information as possible that would help. Thanks a bunch.

Melissa


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Old 12-24-2010, 06:21 AM
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From your readings, you should be aware that the Immi regulations are firm and for defacto partner visas, the 12 months relationship requirement is core to success so that is what you need to work from.
Immi consider that relationship to mean that a couple have been residing together and so it is best that you work on that premis and start doing things that will show you at a common address.
You mention that your bf owns the house but then say his mum allows you to live there without paying any rent so you need to get the basis for your cohabitation correct and that may mean arranging with Bf's mum, something of a rental agreement with both the Bf and you on the lease if she does own it and you could even draw up an agreement with the Bf re what you will contribute to if he owns it.
You could do things like getting joint names on power, phone and internet services etc., join the local library and some sporting clubs or whatever.

You might also want to start looking for employment and perhaps you could get an employer sponsorship opportunity and apply for one of those visas.
If that does not occur and you're looking for some extra time to get the 12 months together, you should make enquiries re a student extension for extra study or consider a visitor visa though that could mean a No Further Stay condition may apply and so you would need to take a trip and apply from abroad.

You may also want to have a look at the NSW Births Deaths and Marriages site and see about getting your relationship registered and you could then apply for the defacto visa with less than 12 months together but it would still be good to develop a list of supportive information.





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Old 12-25-2010, 04:49 PM
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From your readings, you should be aware that the Immi regulations are firm and for defacto partner visas, the 12 months relationship requirement is core to success so that is what you need to work from.
Immi consider that relationship to mean that a couple have been residing together and so it is best that you work on that premis and start doing things that will show you at a common address.
You mention that your bf owns the house but then say his mum allows you to live there without paying any rent so you need to get the basis for your cohabitation correct and that may mean arranging with Bf's mum, something of a rental agreement with both the Bf and you on the lease if she does own it and you could even draw up an agreement with the Bf re what you will contribute to if he owns it.
You could do things like getting joint names on power, phone and internet services etc., join the local library and some sporting clubs or whatever.

You might also want to start looking for employment and perhaps you could get an employer sponsorship opportunity and apply for one of those visas.
If that does not occur and you're looking for some extra time to get the 12 months together, you should make enquiries re a student extension for extra study or consider a visitor visa though that could mean a No Further Stay condition may apply and so you would need to take a trip and apply from abroad.

You may also want to have a look at the NSW Births Deaths and Marriages site and see about getting your relationship registered and you could then apply for the defacto visa with less than 12 months together but it would still be good to develop a list of supportive information.
hi there,

Thank you so much for the reply. Let me clear up some of the earlier confusions. My bf and his mum co owns the place. so he shares the monthly loan payments of the house with his mum. Yeah i am currently 23 and my bf is 24 so mariage isn't an option and i am currently doing my masters and when i finish i don't plan to study anymore. I am currently on d hunt for jobs that might lead to future sponsorship of working visa but as we all may know it's pretty hard to gain such an opportunity.

If i am unable to get a sponsorship i was intending to go back home to Malaysia and apply for a work/holiday visa which allows me to stay in Australia for a year and within that year i would get a job and start paying proper rent to my bf/mum to prepare for defacto visa.as for the other requirments for dfeacto i am pretty sure i have it all as i mentioned recipets, photo's, evidence of holidays spent together etc.. I am just worried about how hard it might be for me to be granted a work/holiday visa. I am Malaysian and have been studying in Australia for two years now. so i am sure i satisfy all the requirments needed for the visa. Would it still be hard for me to get granted one? and might there be a possibilty of me being rejected? i read that many people get granted the work/holiday visa easily. Thanks so much for reading this and happy holidays to everyone.


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