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What is a de facto partner according to Australian immigration law?

One of the most confusing aspects of applying for a partner visa is what will satisfy the definition of a de facto when it comes to applying for a visa to Australia. The Migration Act 1958 (Act) at Section 5CB provides the following definition: De facto partners (1)  For the purposes of…

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De facto Partner Visas – How do we prove it?

One of the most common questions that people ask me is; How do we prove we are in a de facto relationship? Whether you apply onshore or offshore for a partner visa you must satisfy the Department of Immigration that your relationship is genuine and you are committed to each…

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Are you engaged to your Australian partner? If yes, the Prospective Marriage Visa might be for you!

The main purpose of the Prospective Marriage Visa (subclass 300) is to allow you to come to Australia and then marry your future spouse and live as husband and wife. Your marriage must take place within the visa’s nine month validity period and after that time you can apply for…

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Are you a secondary applicant on a permanent visa application but are experiencing family violence? You may still be eligible for the visa!

If you are the de facto partner or spouse of a primary applicant on a permanent visa application and your relationship has broken down due to family violence by that partner, the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) may still consider you for the visa application. This is because the…

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