Well I just wanted to post a comment and say thanks to everyone who contributes to this site, used it extensively to get my defacto visa. We lodged it in october and after some back and forth with the case officer, and an apparent 2-4 month processing times. It has finally been granted now on 01/02/10. All I can say to anyone else thinking of going for the defacto visa, is that it can take longer then you might have planned. Also make sure your 1 years evidence is fool proof, they dont care if u been together more than that and have proof, they only look at the 1 year back from application. Thats the only area we had difficulty with. Anyways once again thankyou everyone!