My partner and I have been compiling evidence to show we have been living together as de-facto partners at the same residential address for over 12 months. I understand the requirement is that we have to prove we were living together prior to lodging the application.
We had planned to lodge in early Feb 09 and we have correspondences sent to either or both of us at our residential address as early as Oct 07 and as recent as Dec 08/Jan 09 to show it's been over 12 months. Bank statements showing him contributing to the apartment rental are also as recent as Dec 08.
However, when we rang the Immigration to make an appointment, the earliest date we could get an interview is 31 Mar 09. Does that mean we have to now discard the Dec 08/Jan 09 letters/bank statements we were going to use? Do we have to show letters/docs in Feb or even March 09 in order to demonstrate we were living at the same address right up to the same month as the date of lodgement ie. 31 March?
Trouble is many of our bills/statements are in 3-month cycles so they may not come very quickly!
Appreciate any advice.