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Old 05-05-2014, 05:08 AM
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Hi everyone, I am looking for advice applying for a partner visa for my girlfriend. I am an Aus citizen (28yo) and she is Estonian (26yo) who came here 2.5 years ago on a working holiday visa and now holds a student visa.

We plan to apply before the end of the year however we want to start now preparing for it in case we encounter any hurdles.

We are in QLD and have registered our relationship. We don't officially live together and we started dating in November 2013.

Anyway I was wondering if the short nature of our relationship or the fact that we aren't on a lease together be a problem when applying?


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http://www.immi.gov.au/allforms/booklets/1127.pdf

you need to be living together for a substantial amount of time (close to 12 months) if you are applying for de facto. Otherwise, I think you might have some hard time to collect evidence.


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I thought registering our relationship means we don't have to live together for 12 months


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yes, you don't have to live together for 12 months after registering your relationship. But you still need to have lived together in order to collect evidence. Some evidence are difficult to collect if you don't actually live together.


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Agree with GBP, you will have a very hard time getting approved if you have not lived together at all. I don't think any of the regular contributors on here would recommend it.
People register their relationship when they live together but just fall short of the 12 months. I have never heard of someone registering their relationship and not living together at all.

If you don't live together chances are you haven't got joint finances? eg you pay separate bills, separate rent...

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The partner visa isn't designed for boyfriend/girlfriend relationships, it's for de facto relationships where you are equivalent to married but without the marriage certificate.

Registering the relationship can help if you fall slightly short of the 12-month living together requirement, but you need to be able to demonstrate that you have a fully shared life (living together, shared household finances, shared household responsibilities, etc.)

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Agree with the others, however you do have time to start living together and collecting evidence, which is the good news

Is it possible for one of you to move in with the other, preferably as soon as possible?

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The relationship registration waives the need to live together for the *full* 12 months. Most MARA-registered agents recommend living together for at least several months before applying as a de facto couple with a registered relationship. You're going to need evidence that you support each other financially/share finances, that you live at the same address, that you've combined households... this is not something you can do without living together at all.

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Exactly. The thing is that you can be in a "serious" dating relationship, but without some cohabitation, it's very hard to prove a defacto relationship exists.

You need to figure out how to start living together and thankfully you do have a bit of time if your plan is to apply at the end of the year.

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