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Is 6 months too early to apply for a partner Visa


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Old 01-21-2011, 10:08 PM
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Is 6 months too early to apply for a partner Visa

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My partner and i have been together for 5 months after meeting in Bali in September. He has been out here on a tourist visa for the past 3 months and we are now going back to Bali for a month and want to know if being together for 6 months is too early to apply for a partner Visa?

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Old 01-21-2011, 11:35 PM
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Hi there,

I'm quite sure that if you applied now, you'd be refused a de facto partner visa because you have less than the required 12 months living together. If marriage is an option, you could try for a fiance visa, since this doesn't require 12 months living together.

I'd say your best option is to live together in Bali for another 5 months if possible. This would give you time to gather all the needed documents as well as meet the 12 months.
Does he want to study in Australia, or could he get a skilled work visa? You could also explore these options if he qualifies and has enough money to support himself as a student.


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Old 01-22-2011, 01:23 AM
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Further to what aussiegirl says, the only way a person can qualify for a defacto partner visa is to have at least 12 months together unless a couple manage to get a relationship registered in the states/territories that have legislation for it, just ACT, NSW, Tasmania and Vic at this stage unless others have come on board in recent months and getting a registration requires special conditions to be met.

You need to have a good read of visa eligibility information you'll find via Family - Visas & Immigration and there under the 12 months relationship requirement you'll find details and a CAQ with one on travelling and as you'll see it is going to be far more than just having met on a holiday.

He could consider putting in a PMV application whilst abroad and if he wanted to remain in Australia whilst it was processed, he would need to look at visas that would allow that and then also travel out of Australia to have the visa granted, there being something of an inherent risk that a visa could be put up for granting and then rejected if you were in Australia, it not being Immi policy to look after where applicants are and onus is on the applicant even though for visas being considered in Australia Immi may seek to contact people to let them know they'll be needing to make arrangements to leave.

In addition to a student visa, is he from a country with eligibility for the Working Holiday Visa for that would allow him to stay and work in Australia to get your relationship time established.





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Old 01-22-2011, 03:19 AM
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Thanks Aussiegirl and Wanderer, thats what we thought. I think the best and easiest option is staying in Bali for a couple of months. There is so much in formation, it's hard to know where to start. Thanks again!


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Hi there,

I'm quite sure that if you applied now, you'd be refused a de facto partner visa because you have less than the required 12 months living together. If marriage is an option, you could try for a fiance visa, since this doesn't require 12 months living together.

I'd say your best option is to live together in Bali for another 5 months if possible. This would give you time to gather all the needed documents as well as meet the 12 months.
Does he want to study in Australia, or could he get a skilled work visa? You could also explore these options if he qualifies and has enough money to support himself as a student.


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