Dear Everybody, I've read this forum on numerous occasions but am a first time poster here. I would greatly appreciate any advice or any insight anyone might be able to provide on my situation. I am a 31 F from the UK and I met my Australian partner (M, 33) whilst he was in England on a two year WHV in 2016. We began a relationship in June 2016. Unfortunately my partner had to return to Australia in March 2017 at very short notice as one of his relatives was terminally ill. He was caring for his relative on his return and during this period we maintained a long distance relationship. I visited for a two week holiday in October 2017 and then applied for a WHV to Australia and entered in June 2018. Between June 2018 and June 2019 we were living together in his family home and really wanted to apply for a partner visa from here. However, things didn't really come together as we had hoped, he had trouble finding employment and we had a string of bad luck. Although I feel we fulfil the partner visa requirements in many respects, I did not feel that we had strong evidence regarding financial matters and decided against applying at that time. It was a heartbreaking decision. We registered our relationship in Oz in Feb 2019. I returned back to the UK in June when my visa expired and have been working and saving as much as possible ever since. Does anyone have any advice about how we can be together again? We so desperately want to be together. I have been considering either my partner coming to Ireland or me going to New Zealand on a WHV and building up more evidence of us living together before applying for the partner visa? Does anyone have any experience of this? Any help or ideas for a way forward are much, much appreciated.