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Old 12-16-2010, 10:22 PM
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Complicated de facto question

Hey everyone,

Its been great reading all the posts on this forum, really helpful. Ive done a massive amount of research regarding the de facto visa and looked and called the immi australia and like most of you have had many different replies from them!

My situation is that i met my bf in dec 09 and we have been together since. It was 12 months at the beginning of tnis month. He is 19 and living at home. Hes at tafe and doing an apprenticeship. Needless to say he cant afford to move out of home on his wage. I visited australia on a whv and lived with family about 6 minutes from where he lived with family and we saw and stayed with each other every single day. When my whv expired i went to nz for 4 weeks and came back on a eta visa. I was pulled up at the airport, they wanted to know why i was coming back and if i had money etc. I told them i was travelling again which was true. I spent 2 months travelling and my bf came to visit me or me him twice during this time. I have spent the last month on this visa living with him at his family home. At the beginning of dec when we hit one year we got our relationship registered and opened a joint bank account. Why we didnt do this before is beyound me! We always used to take money out and put it in a kitty but the account has been wonderful!

We went to a visa expo in sydney and set up a meeting with a migration agent soon after. We took all the financial evidence we could and highlighted all our statements to show joint purchases and holidays. We go to his house down the coast every month which we class as a holiday.

They told us we have a case! Because of our situation with him being at tafe and not finishing till the end of next year its grounds for him not being able to move out. Also because we lived so close to each other and spent every night together if we can get statements to say so which we can. I think we can get one from his mum and dad, plus my aunty and uncle, a friend in aus and 2 friends out of oz. Possibly more if need be from a few family members in oz.

The only proof on paper that ive managed to get so far re living with him for a month has been my medicare card letter, super letter, joint bank account letter and statements and a letter from a physio i had done. My friends and family are sending xmas cards to both of us and possibly a christening invitation to both of us. But thats it. I pay rent to his parents in cash which in hindsight has been stupid. But the agent says that it would be risky without any more proof and i should think about other stuff i can get. I cant think of anything else and my flight home is next week. He also mentioned i might have a problem getting back in just to visit because of being pulled up in nz. Im from the uk.

I know lots of people get mortgages and car insurance in each others name, but because of our situation with him living at home and most of that stuff being in his parents name its not possible. Ive thought about a studnet visa but cant find a relevant course for less than 3 grand and i can only work a max of 20 hours if i can even get those hours. I couldnt when i first got to oz and had to work full time to support myself even when living with family. He cant come over to the uk for another year because of his studies.

I know we waive the 12 month requirement but only living together one month and all our joint bank stuff being so recent, plus my evidence. Would it be stupid to apply??

All thoughts welcome! Thanks a million


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I think you should take the agents advice! Sorry, but those guys are the professionals at this.

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Old 12-17-2010, 09:39 PM
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So you think I should apply for the de facto visa?


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