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    Adding secondary applicant to 457 visa- HELP!

    We lived together in a shared house for about 3 months... but have very little prof other than the people we lived with (who are Australians) The joint account we have had for about 5 months maybe- but our finances are not exactly joint... It is a really difficult situation and that is why I thought of going back to Australia as a student and then we would be able to rack up all this information needed...
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    Adding secondary applicant to 457 visa- HELP!

    I have already used up my 'easy option' visas! What would be your thought if i did continue with the study? I don't see the point in starting and not finishing... especially if I am paying for it! (I am aware of all the fees and this being a more costly option! I am just finding it difficult to find a way around it!) Either way do you know how long it would take the 457 to be processed? Also from what I said before do you think having the certificate on top of the other evidence (but not actually living together) would be enough.
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    Adding secondary applicant to 457 visa- HELP!

    Ah I see! I was led to believe that it would be less difficult with the certificate! We do not currently hold a de facto relationship status as we do not live together... since we have returned to the UK neither of us have the finances to support this and therefore we are both living with our parents. We have been together nearly a year. Photo to show we have travelled, a joint bank account in the UK, joint flights for trips, invitations and cards to the both of us, and friends willing to say when we got together (we lived together in a joint house). My original thought was to go back to Aus with him as a student so we could fully rack up all the information we needed to support a deficit relationship. This new option was suggested to him by his immigration agent. Thats why I am full of questions all over again! This stuff is impossible to find on the internet. Advice? Thanks
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    Adding de facto partner to 457

    I thought that, but was worth a try... finding it really difficult to find an answer to this!
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    Adding de facto partner to 457

    Congratulations, I was just wondering if you remember how long it took your partners visa to come through after you had applied for it? Thanks
  6. Hi all I was wondering if anyone has had a similar experience or knows much about this...Any advice would be greatly appreciated. My partner has been offered a job on a 457 Visa in Sydney. His company are willing to have me added to it. We however do not class as defacto at the moment. It has been suggested that we 'register our relationship' with the NSW government (automatically making us defacto and voiding the 12 month period usually needed). It has been suggested that we fill these out together in the UK and once he is in Australia he can register us. It will take 28 days for a certificate to be processed and following that we can apply for me to be added onto his 457. What I was wondering was- Do you know hold long this process could take for my visa to be granted? Can I do it while in Australia? i.e. go out on a tourist visa and then be put on a bridging visa. and the touch costs this may incur? Thanks Emma
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    HELP: De facto to a 457 Visa

    Yes I am aware that we do not currently class as defacto. I have been looking at taking a course though so I can go back over on a student visa. This will then allow us to build up the evidence that we need. This would work right? Do you think the Australian government would be funny as I have been and gone a lot in the last few years...
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    HELP: De facto to a 457 Visa

    I have used up my WHV. We met back in Sydney in Feb and lived together in a shared house... but I do not really have any evidence for this apart from what our friends could say. We lived together for nearly 3 months (little evidence) We travelled for 6 weeks together around Australia He then returned to the UK and I stayed out there as I have commitments with volunteer work. We were apart for 2 1/2 months but I have evidence of FaceTime calls and messages between us consistently throughout that time. Now we are both back in the UK (with me spending most of my time at his parents house) His employer has got back to us saying that defacto has to be 12 months...which confused me as I was sure it wasn't (THANK YOU for the conformation :wink:) They are also willing to take me as a secondary applicant, and I can either do it now or at a later time. We currently have car insurance that was under both of our names back in Aus and are looking to combine bank accounts back here, in the UK. I feel it will look better to go back with him so that we can build up the evidence we need and get more time living together, but do not know if the Australian government will like it? :confused:
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    HELP: De facto to a 457 Visa

    Hi I have been looking through all of these threads and was wondering if anyone could help. My partner has been offered sponsorship in Sydney on a 457 visa, and I am looking to go as his de facto. I am aware there is a lot of evidence you need to give regarding this but I need to know how long we need to be together to class as de facto for this visa- 6 or 12 months? I looked a couple months back and it said you only had to show 6 months, however I can not find this any more the immi websites just says "For a de facto partner, the relationship needs to have existed for six or 12 months before you lodge the application. The length of the de facto relationship depends on the visa you are applying for.For a de facto partner, the relationship needs to have existed for six or 12 months before you lodge the application. The length of the de facto relationship depends on the visa you are applying for." But it will not tell me what visas are for what length of time... We have only been together for 7 months (so you can understand my concern) Also would any one know if it would be accepted if I went out on a tourist visa and lived there with him for an extended period of time to rack our months up? He has a well paying job and I have savings, and therefore we have the potential to do this. Would this be ok in the eyes of the Australian government? Any help on this matter would be greatly appreciated!
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