Hope your all well!
I have a few quick questions for anyone who has applied for the de facto visa here in Australia…
I am Australian and my partner is from the UK, his holiday/working visa is to run out in April this year and he hasn’t done the fruit picking to extend to a two year visa.
Roughly how long does it take for an application to be lodged then granted or denied?
We have all the requirements that are listed on the checklist e.g. been together for nearly 2 ˝ years, live together, joint accounts etc. He is a carpenter/joiner but has lost his academic transcripts a few years back while he was still in the UK.
We are a bit unsure if we should get a migration agent or just lodge it all ourselves and take the risk of the application being denied in case we don’t have the correct or enough “relationship evidence”.
I have had a look on the MARA website and it really is quite expensive to hire a migration agent (which is also an issue) not too mention a lot of money wasted if the visa is denied.
If anyone can give any sort of info/advice from your own experience with something simular please let me know as we would love to hear about it!!