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Old 02-25-2011, 12:30 AM
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How to approve we have been living together?

Hi all,

I'm going to apply 820 visa based on defaco relationship. Me and my partner have been living together for 14 months, but since he has been paying everything every bills and covering the our basic expense , therefore we dont have joint lease or joint bills together.

So far, I 've got all the receipts of the big presents we bought for each other, the receipts of furniture, TV, computers that we bought together for our house, a bunch of photos with friends, cards and letters from parents, staturoty statments from friends and my parents. Oh plus, we got our relationship registered in NSW last year.

What i just noticed is that all those evidence can prove that we are in a relationship and we are committed, however, no solid proof that shows we actually have been living together for more than 12 months. I 've got my uni mail and bank mail sent to me as the same address to my parter's address. Is it good enough to prove?

Any suggestions on my situation? Thanks guys. Im really worried about this since my visa will be expired in two months


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Old 02-25-2011, 12:50 AM
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If you have a RR certificate you don't have to prove 12 months living together. As per the website, this is one of the "waivers" of the 12-months requirement. Thought, I reckon you still should send as much proof as you can, such invitations on both your names, any correspondence on your name and yr partner's name going to the same address, , if you have flybuys or any membership cards for both of you. What I also did was to ask my neighbor to write a statutory declaration saying that she know us as a couple since xxx and she believes our relationship is genuine, blah blah blah... Good luck!!!


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As Sapucaia indicates, the RR waives the need for 12 months but still some evidence required and the strongest it sounds you have will be any official documentation and receipts etc. with a common address on it.
If you have been studying and living at an address of a partner that they have already established it is understandable you will not be on a lease or paying utility bills and that can be outlined in your general relationship statement but the Uni and Bank correspondence and anything else like library or clubs membership will be fine.

The best thing to do is to map out your relationship as it has developed chronologically to keep it clear as you write a statement and doing that may help jog your memory on additional evidence but it seems you have a substantial case, so get it in and do not stay worried about it.





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Thanks very much Sapucaia and Wanderer
Since the bank issues a statement every a quarter, the first bank statement sent to me with the common address was on April, 10th 2010. The previous one was in Jan, while i was doing the moving and somehow forgot to notice my bank in time. And the same thing happens to my Uni correspondence as well, from Jan to Mar, i was in summer holiday, and the earliest letter I count find was in April, 2010 as well. There is a two to three months gap between my actuall moving-in time and the proof And from April, 2010 to Mar(we are going to lodge the application in March since my visa will be expired soon), its just 11 months not 12 months


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If you have that relationship registration, that waives the need for at least 12 months and what you have should be fine.





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