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Adding de facto to a PR 121 application? 12 months relationship proof?

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Old 03-10-2011, 01:25 AM
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Question Adding de facto to a PR 121 application? 12 months relationship proof?

Hey there

I will keep it short. I am getting ready to apply for a visa 121 through my work. I have been on a 457 for 3 years so it should be easy enough - fingers crossed...

I would like to include my partner to this application. He has been on a 457 for over 2 years too.

Question is : is there any form we need to fill or include to prove our de facto relationship? I can not seem to find anything regarding this subject on the employer sponsored migration booklet which seems crazy! Nothing either on the Application Document Checklist...
Surely we would have to prove something...

Anyway, any advice or finger pointed in the (right) direction would be very appreciated
Also if anyone knows if our relationship needs to be proven being over 12 months old that would be great

EDIT --- I just found the below info on the IMMI website and it just confuses me a bit more... :-(
I wish to apply for migration to Australia under the skilled stream. I have a de facto partner and we have been in this relationship for seven months. Will this requirement apply to us?
The requirement applies to applicants for permanent migration or Student visas who are in a de facto relationship at the time of their application and their de facto partner is included in their application.

Under permanent skilled migration categories, there are no provisions to add family members if the primary and secondary applicants do not make a combined application. The secondary applicants or dependants can only lodge a spouse application after the primary applicant's permanent skilled visa application has been granted.

Under certain provisional skilled migration categories, there are provisions to apply subsequently as family members after the application of the main applicant has been granted.


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Old 03-10-2011, 12:56 PM
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The regulations can be a bit vague in some areas which can be confusing to a certain extent but every chance you'll confuse yourself more in looking at information away from a particular visa especially where more general information may be provided.

Applying for a PR visa with a secondary applicant involved is not quite the same as a PR or Citizen sponsoring someone and if you look at the 121/856 application form you'll see some information is required about the partner and relationship - and if information provided looks a bit light on or even if Immi decide they do want more information they could ask for it and you can take what is said in family visas re sponsorship or on a page like General Skilled Migration as a guide.

But for now just follow whatever the application form and Checklist require.
BTW, just in case you're unaware, the 121 is an offshore visa rather than the onshore version, the 856.

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