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Student Visa application Query - boyfriend is Australian

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Old 01-11-2011, 09:41 PM
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Student Visa application Query - boyfriend is Australian

Hi there,

I have been living with my boyfriend for one month until my tourist visa ran out in Dec and i had to go home. I am now applying for a student visa to study in Sydney so I can get a new career skill and continue to stay and live with him and eventually apply for a defacto visa.

After speaking with a migration agent they said on my student visa application I should say I'm in a defacto relationship as I was living with and will again be living with my boyfriend. When I come to apply for the visa however I am very confused.

It asks if my partner will be coming with me to Australia (he won't he already lives there!) and if so to provide their passport details. If you choose 'no' it says to pick from the drop down menu his citizenship. But Australia seems to be the only country not on there! What shall I do? Just fill in his passport details anyway? For passports (under the yes he will be coming with me option) Australia is an option. So why not in the citizenship category? I really don't want to screw this visa up by answering the wrong thing as I can't appeal the decision as i'm out of the country.

Any ideas??

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Old 01-12-2011, 04:40 AM
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I do not know that the agent has necessarily given great advice for the only advantage for saying you had a Bf in Australia and would be living with him is that it may efect what funds you would be expected to have.

On the other hand, you are kind of signalling an intent, something that the ommission of Australia on the list is kind of forewarning you of though somewhere else on the application form there could be a reference to contacts or people known in Australia.

If Immi feel you are using a student visa just to get to making an application for a partner visa they may well consider you are not going to be using the visa for its intended use and reject it on those grounds.

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Oh no yes I suppose they would think that. in that case I think I'll leave off that i'm in a 'defacto' relationship on the application. Do you think it will hurt me for future applications if I say that i'm single now? Do they even check on past visa applications?

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