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Old 12-19-2014, 09:31 AM
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Open thread - panic.
Open documents uploaded with the application - 2 out of 3 888s explicitly state 'de facto'. Seems like we're lucky, none of the witnesses were asked to write de facto, but did write it since they knew it was a de facto visa application.

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That will be fine Starlight, don't stress about it.

I mentioned above that I had heard all this said before quite sometime ago and since that post have never heard again of someone getting rejected based on family statements.

You will be fine if you family have used phrases like you described and you comfortably meet all the other requirements!
Ok, this reassures me a bit, thanks
Wow, you got your visa granted pretty quickly, that's great! I applied in late March this year.

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Ok, this reassures me a bit, thanks
Wow, you got your visa granted pretty quickly, that's great! I applied in late March this year.
I'm sure someone will correct me, but I feel that if you are going to be rejected the CO would have to have other doubts than just a family member writing "loving couple" vs "defacto relatioship".

I know I forgot to ask my partners parents to use the word defacto, but they did describe how my partner and I were around each other and how in love we appeared to be, and that we lived together in London and would come to visit them etc etc- mentioning things that confirm we are in a defacto relationship without specifically saying "they are in a defacto relationship".

Again I know people will have different opinions, but I don't feel the onshore processing centres are unreasonable!

Yes we were SO lucky with our processing time - I think we just got our CO on a good day as we had applied for a BVB and he just said "Oh I can see you have all your documents so ill save you the money and grant you 820". We almost fell over backwards haha!

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I'm sure someone will correct me, but I feel that if you are going to be rejected the CO would have to have other doubts than just a family member writing "loving couple" vs "defacto relatioship".

I know I forgot to ask my partners parents to use the word defacto, but they did describe how my partner and I were around each other and how in love we appeared to be, and that we lived together in London and would come to visit them etc etc- mentioning things that confirm we are in a defacto relationship without specifically saying "they are in a defacto relationship".

Again I know people will have different opinions, but I don't feel the onshore processing centres are unreasonable!

Yes we were SO lucky with our processing time - I think we just got our CO on a good day as we had applied for a BVB and he just said "Oh I can see you have all your documents so ill save you the money and grant you 820". We almost fell over backwards haha!
I don't think any of our friends or family used the term defacto in their statements either, but they did describe us as a couple and refer to double dates and such. We were approved, so I'm wondering how recent this news is.

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Information is a direct quote from case officers in the partner visa section at the Perth Processing Centre during the last 2 weeks.

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Information is a direct quote from case officers in the partner visa section at the Perth Processing Centre during the last 2 weeks.

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But what I don't understand is that this was advised close to a year ago as well...and since then ive never seen someone declined for not using the word "defacto" in their statements. Have you?

In your opinion would someone be declined if they had strong evidence - and it was just some of their Form 888's that didn't use the word "defacto" - but used other words such as "couple" or "partners"?

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Alot of mine mention 'Couple'

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I'm sure someone will correct me, but I feel that if you are going to be rejected the CO would have to have other doubts than just a family member writing "loving couple" vs "defacto relatioship".

I know I forgot to ask my partners parents to use the word defacto, but they did describe how my partner and I were around each other and how in love we appeared to be, and that we lived together in London and would come to visit them etc etc- mentioning things that confirm we are in a defacto relationship without specifically saying "they are in a defacto relationship".

Again I know people will have different opinions, but I don't feel the onshore processing centres are unreasonable!

Yes we were SO lucky with our processing time - I think we just got our CO on a good day as we had applied for a BVB and he just said "Oh I can see you have all your documents so ill save you the money and grant you 820". We almost fell over backwards haha!
Thanks for your words, really helpful that's so great with your visa. I'll be going overseas and was avoiding to apply for the BVB so far to save money incase my visa gets approved in the meantime but now I'm thinking maybe I should apply soon haha.

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Seems to me that Jeremy is a professional who has heard this straight from the horses mouth, so to speak. Those who have already submitted can't do much about it and I don't necessarily think he's suggesting they have reason to panic, however this is information that the average future applicant would otherwise not have access to and therefore should be taking very seriously.

Just because we've gotten wind of this before and "seen no refusals". Should be easy to ask friends/family to include one little phrase instead of another.

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Immigration should include this in the booklet as well. Stop it's clear and visible .

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