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Trying to get my relationship registered in Victoria - wish me luck :)


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Old 03-21-2011, 09:58 PM
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Trying to get my relationship registered in Victoria - wish me luck :)

Hi there

I am currently trying to get my relationship registered in Victoria. I thought this could be interesting for some of you on the forum.

It is going to be a stretch as we are both on a 457 - temporary resident. Although we have been living in Australia for 3 years and in Melbourne for the last 2 years so we are trying our luck!!

We will be sending our application with the below attachements :
To prove evidence of right in Australia + link between photograph and signature
* Overseas passport + australian visa

Evidence of operating in the community
* Overseas birth certificate (unsure on how this will show we operate in the community but it is listed on the application as a proof of this)
* Australian credit card
* 2 last notice of assessment issued by the ATO
* Evidence of superannuation cover + partner being named as a beneficiary
* Membership from a triathlon club in Melbourne
* Health insurance statement cover from Jun 2008

Evidence of residential address
* Joint account statement
* Individual account statement from March 2010 + current statement
* Current rental agreement from October 2010 + previous rental agreement from September 2008
* Current mobile phone bill

Hopefully this will be enough to prove we are victorian residents and fingers crossed, get our relationship registered!

Cheers
Marie


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Have you rechecked the application form Marie for I'm pretty sure it mentions that one has to be at least a PR.





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Have you rechecked the application form Marie for I'm pretty sure it mentions that one has to be at least a PR.
Hi Wanderer,

Yes I have rechecked the application form, and also looked everywhere on the website but could not find anything about one person having to be at least a PR. Although I did read that it was harder to get that certificate if none was a PR, but it is not written in their eligibility rules. I guess it is at the BDM discretion to accept the registration or not...
Since we both have been living in Victoria for over 2 years and active in our community, we believe it is worth a shot but also aware we might not be recognised as victorian residents.

Below is what I have found on the BDM website
Register a relationship
Under the Relationships Act 2008, Victorians can register their same-sex or heterosexual domestic relationship, or a caring relationship. Find out how to register your relationship.

Who can register a domestic relationship?
You and your partner can register a domestic relationship if:
you are in a registrable relationship with each other (as defined by Section 5 of the Relationships Act 2008 – refer to the application form); and
you both normally live in Victoria;
and neither of you is:
married; or
in a relationship that is already registered; or
in another relationship that could be registered in Victoria.

Proof of identity
You must supply three identity documents (one from each list below) if you are applying for, or requesting a correction to, a Victorian standard or commemorative domestic relationship certificate

LIST 1 - Evidence of link between photo and signature
Australian passport
Australian driver licence (or learner permit)
Australian firearm licence
Overseas passport

LIST 2 - Evidence of operating in the community
Australian citizenship certificate
Birth certificate issued in Australia (birth extracts not accepted)
Credit card or ATM card
Department of Veterans' Affairs card
Australian security guard or crowd control licence
Student or tertiary identity card
Medicare card
Working with Children Check card

LIST 3 - Evidence of residential address
Utility account (including gas, water, electricity, mobile or home phone)
Bank statement (including passbook, credit, savings or cheque accounts)
Rates notice
Current lease or tenancy agreement


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Quick update : I have been confirmed that it is an internal policy for BDM to have at least one of the applicant holding a PR/australian citizenship. Consequently we did not submit an application.

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Lilimarie


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