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mkh113

Partner visa - 309 vs 820

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Hi, 

 

Looking for some advice about de facto relationship visas. Me and my boyfriend (who is Aussie) have been together for  a year and a half and have been living together the last few months. We are planning to move to Sydney early next year and we have been looking into 309 vs 820 visas. Would we be best to apply for a 309 from here in the UK once we have been living together for 12 months or could we apply for a 820 once in Australia and our 12 months of being together in the UK be recognised? I am under 30 so could go over on a Working Holiday visa I believe. 

 

Was wondering if anyone had been in a similar situation or had any advice?

 

Thank you 🙂

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You need 12 months of evidence of living together to apply. Applications processed in the U.K. are significantly quicker than those applied for onshore 

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On 12/05/2020 at 21:20, mkh113 said:

Hi, 

 

Looking for some advice about de facto relationship visas. Me and my boyfriend (who is Aussie) have been together for  a year and a half and have been living together the last few months. We are planning to move to Sydney early next year and we have been looking into 309 vs 820 visas. Would we be best to apply for a 309 from here in the UK once we have been living together for 12 months or could we apply for a 820 once in Australia and our 12 months of being together in the UK be recognised? I am under 30 so could go over on a Working Holiday visa I believe. 

 

Was wondering if anyone had been in a similar situation or had any advice?

 

Thank you 🙂

You will need to prove you've been living together for 12 months prior to lodging, so my advice would be to collect evidence in the meantime (bills, travel, etc.).

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Actually, what you need to prove is that you have been in a de facto relationship for 12 months and, whilst it is very helpful in proving this, it is not a legislative requirement that you have lived together for 12 months. 


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Paul Hand

Registered Migration Agent, MARN 1801974

SunCoast Migration Ltd

All comments are general in nature and do not constitute legal or migration advice. Comments may not be applicable or appropriate to your specific situation. 

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