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Old 03-17-2011, 02:13 AM
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I really wouldn't bother with the ETA visa. By preparing your De-facto Visa application in the last few months of your WHV, you will be ready to submit sometime in the month before it expires. It will seem a bit suss to immigration for you to apply for the de-facto visa while you are on a ETA rather than a WHV. Plus, if you are wanting to work during the months while you are waiting for your visa to be approved, you will only be allowed to work if you apply while on the WHV. As the bridging visa is an extension of the visa you on when you turn in your application. There are many others who are in the situation where they are wanting to apply for this visa but only have only lived with their partners 10 or 11 months when they turn in the application, so they are understanding as long as you do have proof.

I have gone through this exact process (in Melbourne) and have just received (after two years on the de-facto visa) my follow-up letter in which they are assessing our situation in order to grant permanent residency. So if anyone has any questions for me I am more than happy to help out!


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It will seem a bit suss to immigration for you to apply for the de-facto visa while you are on a ETA rather than a WHV. Plus, if you are wanting to work during the months while you are waiting for your visa to be approved, you will only be allowed to work if you apply while on the WHV.

There are many others who are in the situation where they are wanting to apply for this visa but only have only lived with their partners 10 or 11 months when they turn in the application, so they are understanding as long as you do have proof.

That's why you get an ETA first. Doing so let's you build up a couple of extra 'cushion' months in the beginning for the 12+ defacto requirement, plus your bridging visa will then be an extension of your W&HV, and not the ETA. Everything I've heard about the requirement is very strict with the exact date of 12 months...granted I haven't gone through the process yet.

I, for one, will def keep in touch with you littlemishap as I go through the defacto process. Thanks!


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Old 03-18-2011, 03:32 AM
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I really wouldn't bother with the ETA visa. By preparing your De-facto Visa application in the last few months of your WHV, you will be ready to submit sometime in the month before it expires. It will seem a bit suss to immigration for you to apply for the de-facto visa while you are on a ETA rather than a WHV. Plus, if you are wanting to work during the months while you are waiting for your visa to be approved, you will only be allowed to work if you apply while on the WHV. As the bridging visa is an extension of the visa you on when you turn in your application. There are many others who are in the situation where they are wanting to apply for this visa but only have only lived with their partners 10 or 11 months when they turn in the application, so they are understanding as long as you do have proof.

I have gone through this exact process (in Melbourne) and have just received (after two years on the de-facto visa) my follow-up letter in which they are assessing our situation in order to grant permanent residency. So if anyone has any questions for me I am more than happy to help out!
It is as simple as if an Immigration Officer has approved an application that is not meeting minimum requirements, they themselves are breaking the law.
The regulations are not like a pice of chewing gum to be moulded to suit the occasion and are actually quite fixed with the legislation that backs them up.

You may have been lucky to slip through one way or another but Immigration records in the past have shown that in total over a hundred thousand visa applications get refused annually because of not meeting the requirements.

To anyone that wishes to follow what LittleMishap is preaching, do so at your own peril for it is more than quite possible that you will not slip through.

And Littlemishap
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