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Old 02-03-2011, 01:18 PM
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Hi,

i have a problem here and hope someone can help. i have been together with my partner since 2 years ago but kept long distance for a year. i like my partner so much that i resigned from my job and move to Aust to stay with my partner via ETA (max stay 3 months). i need to travel back and forth every 3 months and have been doing this since last aug.

I am planning to apply de facto and wanna know does the duration when i was in Aust every other 3 months considered as valid 12 months of living together (if i keep doing this for more than 1 year)? of coz i cant work with ETA and i just be there for my partner at home as a homemaker.

I have read everything in Booklet 1 and it still dont answer my question.

Hope to get some advise here coz all agents seems everything is ppossible coz wanna earn money.


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If you can keep using ETAs and rack up at least 12 months and you have not got a huge ammount of time between visits and have good documentation of being together, there's a good chance that the 12+ months together may be considered.
But final decision rests with Immi and how good an application is put up.





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If you can keep using ETAs and rack up at least 12 months and you have not got a huge ammount of time between visits and have good documentation of being together, there's a good chance that the 12+ months together may be considered.
But final decision rests with Immi and how good an application is put up.
Hi Wanderer!

Thank you for such a quick response! will the immi at the airport question me if i return back to Aust with just about 1 week gap? is there a max on how frequent i can travel in and out with ETAs?


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After the second or third visit you may get asked and if you are merely visiting and used an ETA as against applying for a 12 months visa you may get away with it as long as you have adequate funds.
Do you come from a country and are young enough for a Working Holiday Visa as that would be a better visa, or do you have some skills and can see about employer sponsorship for that would be another option.





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After the second or third visit you may get asked and if you are merely visiting and used an ETA as against applying for a 12 months visa you may get away with it as long as you have adequate funds.
Do you come from a country and are young enough for a Working Holiday Visa as that would be a better visa, or do you have some skills and can see about employer sponsorship for that would be another option.
I from malaysia and i just missed out by a month the time when i wanna submit for WHV. i wanna apply for visa 176 but my assessment with AIM was rejected with unacceptable reason and they promise to look into it for me again. since i am not working now, one of the criteria for GSM that i must be working for 12 out of 24 months and i am running late for this.

i guess i m left with just defacto option.

Can u elaborate more on the sufficient fund you mentioned earlier? u mean i can just tell immi officer that i am staying with my partner and thats y i am visiting this often? can i tell immi officer the truth?


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It's always best to be honest and you can still visit and have a friend to stay with and I suppose it can comes down to how much you say as well as what you say.
Someone visiting Australia will be expected to have a reasonable ammount of funds for travel costs etc. as well as staying with a friend, so if on every entry you have several thousand $$$ and a plan to visit different areas as well as stay with the friend that is more like visiting.
If you come out and say something like " I am only doing this so as I can apply for a partner visa " you may get a reaction you'll not want.
There is always a risk in in attempting to get something out of a visa that is not really for the outcome you want it to be.





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It's always best to be honest and you can still visit and have a friend to stay with and I suppose it can comes down to how much you say as well as what you say.
Someone visiting Australia will be expected to have a reasonable ammount of funds for travel costs etc. as well as staying with a friend, so if on every entry you have several thousand $$$ and a plan to visit different areas as well as stay with the friend that is more like visiting.
If you come out and say something like " I am only doing this so as I can apply for a partner visa " you may get a reaction you'll not want.
There is always a risk in in attempting to get something out of a visa that is not really for the outcome you want it to be.
Hi Wanderer,

Thanks so much for your reply. U have been a great help


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Hi Wanderer,

I am wondering... how come you can know so much about immigration information?

Sorry if i offendedd u coz members might wanna know a lil bit about u or ur forum background

Anyway... your forum is excellent!


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