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…

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,…

Our Top 5 Tips for Australian Partner Visa Applicants

1.     Make sure you have strong relationship evidence If you are applying for a partner visa on the basis of a ‘de facto relationship’ (please see our previous blog for more information) it’s important to understand that, as ageneral requirement you and your partner have been living together as a defacto couple for at least 12 months on the date your application is submitted … and that you can prove it! In Australia, you are not required to “register” your…

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