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Hello everyone! I am currently living in the US and my partner is in Australia. I went there to be with him on a 1 year working visa and just got back about 3 weeks ago. We have been together for a little over 2 years and we are going to apply for the De Facto temporary/permanent visa. Can anyone give me some info on what kinds of evidence to send regarding your relationship. We have lots of photos, cards, emails, etc, but no joint financial information, which im kind of concerned about. Any info would be a great help. I am actually thinking of hiring a migration attorney although I dont really have money for that. Does anyone have any thoughts on that? Please let me know basics of the process and what kind of info you sent. Also, can I have my boyfriend lodge the application in Australia? is that quicker? Also, do you have to actually go to the Australian Consulate in Washington, DC? in the application booklet it mentions going there to hand deliver it and make an appointment. What is the deal with that? Can anyone give me a time frame of about how long it takes to get it processed and approved? I am so worried about this application, I cant afford to have it refused, financially or emotionally I know these are alot of questions, but I need to know as much as I can before applying. Thanks for any info!

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There were a few who got spouse/de-facto. they still write here regularly, i think April is one of them. searching the forum will give u a lot of info from threads where it has been discussed int eh past..

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There were a few who got spouse/de-facto. they still write here regularly, i think April is one of them. searching the forum will give u a lot of info from threads where it has been discussed int eh past..
it takes about 6 months and is very complicated. In many cases the Australian Government would want to interview relatives and personal friends of yours.

Get a migration agent!

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Hello everyone! I am currently living in the US and my partner is in Australia. I went there to be with him on a 1 year working visa and just got back about 3 weeks ago. We have been together for a little over 2 years and we are going to apply for the De Facto temporary/permanent visa. Can anyone give me some info on what kinds of evidence to send regarding your relationship. We have lots of photos, cards, emails, etc, but no joint financial information, which im kind of concerned about. Any info would be a great help. I am actually thinking of hiring a migration attorney although I dont really have money for that. Does anyone have any thoughts on that? Please let me know basics of the process and what kind of info you sent. Also, can I have my boyfriend lodge the application in Australia? is that quicker? Also, do you have to actually go to the Australian Consulate in Washington, DC? in the application booklet it mentions going there to hand deliver it and make an appointment. What is the deal with that? Can anyone give me a time frame of about how long it takes to get it processed and approved? I am so worried about this application, I cant afford to have it refused, financially or emotionally I know these are alot of questions, but I need to know as much as I can before applying. Thanks for any info!
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You should go to the website of the Immigration Action Rights Centre..........iarc.asn.au............their info is worth its weight in gold! They tell you exactly what forms you need, where to download them, what documents you require and the steps of the process........
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You should go to the website of the Immigration Action Rights Centre..........iarc.asn.au............their info is worth its weight in gold! They tell you exactly what forms you need, where to download them, what documents you require and the steps of the process........
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That organisation is for people already in Australia and specifically NSW who are under financial hardship. So that organisation is not suitable for most of the members on this website who are not even in Australia yet.

I'm getting that info from their own website.

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That organisation is for people already in Australia and specifically NSW who are under financial hardship. So that organisation is not suitable for most of the members on this website who are not even in Australia yet.

I'm getting that info from their own website.

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My son (in Melbourne) and his partner (in Norway) have found all the forms they need by visiting that website. They are not asking for personal, specific, assistance, but just for information on the process itself and all the application forms required............which they have downloaded and found invaluable! Presumably anyone can access this.......
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My son (in Melbourne) and his partner (in Norway) have found all the forms they need by visiting that website. They are not asking for personal, specific, assistance, but just for information on the process itself and all the application forms required............which they have downloaded and found invaluable! Presumably anyone can access this.......
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Okay I understand now - but personally I still check with the DIAC website for information since there have been many changes recently and they should have the current info (other sites may not be so up to date).

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