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Old 06-11-2011, 07:32 PM
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De Facto visa help!!

Hi guys

This is my first time using this so I apologise if I should have asked this some other way. I am looking into applying for the de facto visa and need a bit of advice!

So this is our story...I am from the UK, my partner is Australian. We met in 2007 whilst I was doing a uni placement in NSW. I had to return to the UK to finish uni but as soon as I finished I returned to Aus to be with my partner and from March 09 we have been living together. The only thing is our living arrangements have been a bit all over the place and maybe difficult to prove. From March 09 to Aug 10 we lived together in a few different places - share houses; but the only proof we have is for a six month period from Jan 10-July 10 where we are both on the lease with one other guy, our friend.

In Aug 10, my visa ran out so we have both come to the UK to live and work, my partner on a working visa. Since then we have been living with my parents and paying rent.

My questions are:
Is it a problem that there are three names on that lease as we were not living on our own?

Will they accept a stat dec from my parents to confirm that we have been living together with them since returning to the UK? We have proof from a joint bank account that we pay rent but that is obviously not very conclusive as it is to my parents account!

Apart from that we have a few gas bills in both of names from when we were living in Aus and car insurance in both our names. Obviously lots of pics and invitations etc.

Do you think we have a chance?
Thanks for your help!

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Old 06-12-2011, 07:45 AM
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Hi there,

I know gathering partner visa evidence is stressful and time consuming, and causes a lot of anxiety when you don't have things on the DIAC list. But, though that list is very useful, you have keep in mind it contains suggestions only. So, if the background to your living relationship isn't neat and you don't have joint accounts and leases, don't despair.

First, read the sticky at the front of the forum called unofficial de facto tips. It has a lot of useful tipes on evidence gathering that can be used for all partner visa categories.

If you can, get stat.decs from past sharemates starting from March 09. If you have bank statements from your individual accounts showing ANY household expenses, then include them and highlight what is relevent. The stat.decs from your parents are also very useful to show you were a couple though not living alone. You and you partner can also back up this evidence through your own relationship statements.

DIAC knows that no two relationships are the same. Some cultures don't even allow living together before marriage, but they can still get a fiance visa, so just because you didn't live in your own house with joint accounts and both your names on everything doesn't mean DIAC will reject the application.

This sticky about how to present the applicatin is also very useful:


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