Are you thinking of applying for a Partner visa Australia? If you are not married, the Department of Home Affairs Australia expects you to meet the one-year De Facto relationship requirement for the grant of Partner Visa.
To lodge a partner visa, you have to demonstrate that your relationship existed for at least a year by the time you are submitting the application.
According to Australian Family Law, a De Facto (meaning: in practice) relationship means:
Living together is a part of some relationships. Here’s what you need to know:
Providing the Australian authorities with the history of your relationship is one way to do it. You will have to submit a signed relationship statement that will provide the authorities with all details.
Such a statement should cover:
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The Authorities expect you to furnish the details of the following four aspects:
You must provide details of a functional joint bank account. The joint account should have a history of continuous transactions. This proves that you and your partner are sharing expenses.
For example: There can be transactions showing that you paid rent through a joint account.
Other ways to prove joint financial responsibilities are joint liabilities such as bank loans, joint lease, joint utility bills (internet or electricity bills), joint health insurance, joint car purchase and insurance cover, or joint ownership of the house.
Your statement details should consist of hard evidence depicting the nature of the household that you and your partner shared.
This can be in the form of furniture purchase receipts, joint household bills as well as letters to both of you directed to the same address.
While hard evidence may be difficult to provide sometimes, it is relatively easy to prove the social context of your relationship. You have to show that you two are accepted as a couple socially.
You can provide your photos as a couple and with friends and family, your travel documents (flight tickets, hotels booked for the both of you), proof of social activities that you attended as a couple (joint invitations), evidence of common friends.
This can be proved by telling the authorities about the duration of the relationship, knowledge of each other, declaration of intent to have a long-term relationship (proven by terms of each other’s wills), any form of correspondence (letters, emails) and phone details to prove that the couple maintained contact even during periods of separation.
How Aussizz Can Help?
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