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Old 12-18-2014, 12:26 PM
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Dfacto Application for Partner Visas

The word from the Immigration Department is that if you are applying for a partner visa on the basis of a de-facto relationship then you need to make sure that the Australian Citizen(s) or Permanent Resident(s) that provide you with the Form 888's mention that they know that the the applicant and sponsor are quite specifically in a de-facto relationship. It is not enough to mention that you know them as a couple or that the are really good friends. If it is not mentioned that you know that that they in a de-facto relationship then there a good chance that the apply will be refused.

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Hi Jeremy

It may depend on the country - our Defacto Partner Visa was approved by Pretoria in October this year and none of our Stat Decs specifically used the word 'defacto'.

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Old 12-19-2014, 07:44 AM
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Hi Liz, This intelligence has come directly from Case Officers at the Perth Partner Processing Centre, so it is probably worth while following for now. It is very recent ( within the last couple of weeks.

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Old 12-19-2014, 07:54 AM
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Is it new? Mark N was telling people about this when I applied in Feb this year? Because couples had been rejected due to people not explicitly using the work "defacto" in statements. So are they just cracking down on it more so now?

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Thanks Jeremy .

From what I have seen Perth is processing alot of the online visa's now ... they seem to all get the email that is has been transferred to Perth.

Do you think that getting tough on de facto couples is due to the increase in de facto partner visa's? As essentially it is easier to walk away from a de facto partner than a spouse if the relationship ends.

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Thanks Jeremy, I'll bear it in mind when replying to other applicants on this forum.
(And in the meantime I'm counting my blessings that we just scraped in before it was the new official norm - we would have had to redo all our Stat Decs!)

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Hm, none of the people who have written these statements for us used the specific term of "de facto". I thought the idea of these statements is that our friends/family describe their view of our relationship and not me telling them exactly what to write.
That's very frustrating as I know my visa application is being processed in Perth.

Thanks for the info though, just not sure if I can do anything about that now anymore.

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Old 12-19-2014, 08:32 AM
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Starlight ... did they use the word "partner" I believe that can also be used instead of "de facto". Jeremy please correct me if I am wrong.


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Unfortunately not Mish
Oh dear, that's honestly the first time I've heard of that, I would've never thought they would be so thorough with the exact wording.
The people filling out the forms didn't say "boyfriend" or "girlfriend" or anything like that though...basically stuff like "very close relationship" "close and loving couple" "their life together"...these sort of things.

I really can't imagine how anyone can get rejected ONLY because of something like that...? If all the other requirements are met..?

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Old 12-19-2014, 09:29 AM
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Unfortunately not Mish
Oh dear, that's honestly the first time I've heard of that, I would've never thought they would be so thorough with the exact wording.
The people filling our the forms didn't say "boyfriend" or "girlfriend" or anything like that though...basically stuff like "very close relationship" "close and loving couple" "their life together"...these sort of things.

I really can't imagine how anyone can get rejected ONLY because of something like that...? If all the other requirements are met..?
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!

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