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Is the 10th of June really a deadline date?

Over the past few weeks we have talked with lots and lots of prospective partner visa applicants who firmly believe that they must lodge their partner visa application on or before the 10th of June 2019. It would be a remarkable coincidence if these peoples’ current visas were set to expire on 10th June 2018 …. and, of course, they aren’t …. so where on earth did this date come from? On 27 November 2018, the Australian parliament passed the…

Partner Visas – What evidence does the Department want?

The Department of Home Affairs decision makers (case officers) are required to take a number of factors in to account when assessing relationship evidence.  The decision maker will need to be able to satisfy herself/himself that: ·      Your relationship is genuine and continuing ·      You have a mutual commitment to a shared life together to the exclusion of all others ·      You are living together (or at least not living apart permanently) … and will wish to see a wide…

How can I prove that I’m in a “De Facto Relationship” with my Australian partner?

What is a ‘de facto relationship’ A ‘de facto relationship’ is a genuine relationship between two people who are not married but have a mutual commitment to a shared life to the exclusion of all others and who live together or do not live separately and apart on a permanent basis. You can apply for a partner visa on the basis of being in a ‘de facto relationship’ with an Australian citizen or permanent resident. What are the requirements? Generally,…

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