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Partner/Defacto visa - previous sponsorship in different country

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Old 01-06-2011, 02:07 PM
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Partner/Defacto visa - previous sponsorship in different country


I'm currently in the process of getting everything together for a Partner Visa application with my girlfriend of the last two years. We have been living together for 18 months and meet all criteria specified in the guidance except for the clause about not having sponsored someone else in the last 5 years.

Three years ago I sponsored my previous girlfriend to obtain a visa to the United Kingdom attached to my UK Ancestry Visa. After we broke up, she left the country and I notified the border authorities so that she would be removed from the visa.

The wording of the guidance doesn't indicate whether you can't have sponsored someone to ANY country or whether it only applies to applications for visas to Australia. Does anyone have any experience of this or have any idea whether our visa application will be rejected on this basis?

Thanks very much for any help - feeling a bit panicked about this at the moment!


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Old 01-06-2011, 11:13 PM
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The Oz immi regs generally apply as for what you have done in regard to just Oz unless there had been some fraudulent/criminal behaviour involved with another countries immigration regulations which would be a reflection on good character.
From what you have said, I doubt it would be an issue but in always being better to be sure than sorry, you could shoot an email enquiry into Immi clearly stating your request for confirmation.

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Old 01-10-2011, 09:39 AM
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Thanks for the response. In case anyone else finds themselves in a similar situation, the law states that it is only applications for visas in Australia that are considered as part of a partner visa application. I confirmed this both in a response from immigration officials and in relevant the Commonwealth Regulations.

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