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Old 12-27-2010, 05:17 AM
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Question De Facto visa help

Hey,
Thanks for reading this post!
My boyfriend and I are currently gathering evidence to apply for a Partner visa and were wondering whether we have enough information.
We live together, but in my parents house who we pay rent to, there is nothing in writing about how much we pay, but have bank statements to prove it.
Other than that we don't have much else money statement wise.
We can provide plenty of photos, statements from family and friends etc, but we have no bills or shared financial commitments.
Is there anything else we can provide, or do to help add to our evidence?

Also, does getting married help with evidence because we'd be more than willing to get married straight away if it helps.

And one other thing I'm confused about is the bridging visa.. can my boyfriend work on this visa.. how long does it last for?
His 1 year working visa is up in June which is when we are applying, would the bridging visa cover the entire time we have to wait for an answer or would he need to get the 2nd year working visa?

Its all so confusing so if anyone has ANY info at all we'd love to hear from you!

Thanks a lot!!

Kirsty


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Hi Kirsty and Matt,

Welcome to the forum First of all, I recommend reading the sticky be elkitten regarding the methods she used to prove financial comittment for her de facto visa. She posted in detail about how she prepared the application, so it would be helpful to you.

http://www.australiaforum.com/visas-...visa-tips.html

Secondly, marrying doesn't add any more 'weight' to you application and it won't make it get processed faster. The most important thing is that you show you are already genuinely in a relationship. If you do get married while the visa is being processed, you have to notify DIAC of the change in your relationship status.

Thirdly, the bridging visa will come into effect when his working visa expires and there has not been a decision on the spouse visa. He will have the same working rights as the visa he was on previously. So, it will cover him as long as it takes for a decision to be made on the spouse visa.

Hope this helps. Enjoy the long weekend


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Hi Kirsty and Matt,

Welcome to the forum First of all, I recommend reading the sticky be elkitten regarding the methods she used to prove financial comittment for her de facto visa. She posted in detail about how she prepared the application, so it would be helpful to you.



Secondly, marrying doesn't add any more 'weight' to you application and it won't make it get processed faster. The most important thing is that you show you are already genuinely in a relationship. If you do get married while the visa is being processed, you have to notify DIAC of the change in your relationship status.

Thirdly, the bridging visa will come into effect when his working visa expires and there has not been a decision on the spouse visa. He will have the same working rights as the visa he was on previously. So, it will cover him as long as it takes for a decision to be made on the spouse visa.

Hope this helps. Enjoy the long weekend
Thanks for the info Aussiegirl,
So if I understand correctly, the bridging visa is automatically granted and we don't need to apply for it??
Also, if we get married before we even apply, do we just continue with the regular partner visa as a spouse partner rather than de facto partner?
Kirsty


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If you marry prior to submitting an application you will see that there is provision for a spouse partner application as against the defacto and so yes, your then husband would apply as a spouse.
One advantage of being married is that a nominal period of relationship is seen as six months rather than the 12 necessary with a defacto application but you still need to have evidence showing a relationship.
It is probably to your advantage to get something set-up re a rental agreement and have as many things as possible indicating a common address.
If you are to stick with just a defacto arrangement rather than marriage and you've not known oneanother prior to the WHV, you could get an application rejection for the relationship time has to be more than 12 months so in that case it would make sense for him to do some regional seasonal work to be eligible for a second WHV if otherwise eligible.





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