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Old 12-20-2014, 10:09 AM
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Time sensitive situation of Partner visa

Hi all,

My name is Michelle and I am from Sweden. I am 26 years old and have been in Australia for nearly 2 years. I met a guy in March 2013 and we started dating and had a lease at a uni accommodation so we could not move in with each other and then I got a lease in end of November 2013, and my partner has a place with another roommate. But we lived together but had separate leases and apartments. Not until 2014, september we got the same lease and in June 2014 I moved in with him, and got rid of my old place.

We aslo have a joint bank account since July 2014 and other evidence of the relationship. But we did not register the relationship and now I got to know that the government in Australia is increasing the price of Partner visa. I also saw that the registration process of relationship takes 5 weeks and I need to do this before the year of 2014 is over to make sure I do not end up paying 2300 dollar more for a the visa.

What can I do? Can I still apply for the registration of relationship and get a recite that tells we applied and waiting for it, to put in the application later? Or is it better to change visa and get married or intend to marry or anything else?

Please help I am so worried I have to leave my partner.

Thanks,
M and J


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Old 12-20-2014, 03:53 PM
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Apparently you can register your relationship and then upload the receipt with information attached to say you will upload the certificate once it's received. You would need to check with BDM if the certificate they send you is dated the day you lodged your application or whether it's dated after the cooling off period - different states seem to have different rules on this but it's important that the certificate pre dates your application date.

Registering your relationship will waive the 12 month requirement but you still need to have a lot of solid evidence. Do you have proof that you moved in with him in June 2014 and that you have been living together ever since?

What kind of evidence do you plan to upload to cover all four pillars of evidence required?

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Hi thanks for the answer I will definitely check that. I have solid evidence that I am on the lease since 1 of September 2014. Then I was in Sweden for a month in June due to my grandfather is sick. And I could not get on the lease until July.

Otherwise I have:

Police checks
Birth certificate
Pass
Pictures
Tickets of us flying
Ticket of us for movies and festival
Recite of a 2nd hand washing machine
Bank account since July
Statutory declarations of heaps of people saying we lived together but with two apartments (from Australia and Internationals)
Going to write all the statements in regards to us that are suggestedted
Will
I got a document from the government where australians get money saying that we are together since september too.
I have bank slips
Facebook msg and updates etc
Msg from the phone
I have a wollies card together
post from my mum in Sweden to both our adress

Is there anything else I should put in? I read the forums here and I might forgot something.


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As long as you register the relationship BEFORE the decision is made you are fine. Check out this thread where Mark mentions it: http://www.australiaforum.com/visas-...ain-visas.html

The problem is not knowing when the decision is made though, but what I would do in your position would be register the relationship and then attach the receipt of the registration to the application so that they can see that you have registered it.

Have you got joint bills? Listed each other are beneficiaries on each others super?

Just be prepared that DIBP may consider prior June 2014 as dating as you were maintaining separate houses.


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Lol! I read things like that and wonder again why so many people complain about the Australian partner visa process and think DIBP is unfair! If that regulation isn't showing leniency I don't know what is!

OP you say a few different dates. Was it from June or September that you were put on the same lease together?

Your evidence looks ok...providing you have solid evidence from June onwards and that most of it doesn't start till September

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Hi Engaus, I have lease from September, statements from September etc. My partner cant say I moved into the place until September because thats when we told the centerlink we were moving in together, even though it was in June/July. Do you think it will be a problem if it is from September most proof?


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Lol! I read things like that and wonder again why so many people complain about the Australian partner visa process and think DIBP is unfair! If that regulation isn't showing leniency I don't know what is!

OP you say a few different dates. Was it from June or September that you were put on the same lease together?

Your evidence looks ok...providing you have solid evidence from June onwards and that most of it doesn't start till September


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I have read multiple times on forums from members and a few agents that it's generally recommend that people have atleast 6 months proof of living together, even with a registered relationship.

I don't know how much is in that, but I would suggest speaking to a MARA agent and letting them see all your evidence. You may be fine but I think getting a registered MARA agent to look over you evidence would be money worth spent (won't cost a great deal)

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I would be speaking an agent. Most agents recommend 6 months living together to be able to gather items like joint bills etc.


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