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Hi all,

I was wondering if someone could help?

I have been offered a role as a Teacher in Qld, starting in July (I live outside of Australia at the moment). I am going through the paperwork now. My partner is going to be added onto the application but I have a few questions:

1. I have been reading that some people have waited up to 9 months to add their partners to their Visa's. I am applying with my partner from the start, so do we get accepted together? I can't be without my partner really (well, I wouldn't want too).

2. We're not married (yet) we are engaged. I am British and my partner is Thai. My partner has good qualifications, excellent English (IELTS 7, with one 7.5 category). We have been together for over a year so we would apply as a de facto couple. The condo we live is in my name and not his, this is common in Thailand. All his bank statements are at our address through and general bills are too. Our Social Media shows we've been together for over a year and we have mutual friends. Is this all ok? Would we need more information? Our landlord is happy to add his name onto the lease, but it would cost us a lot of money and be a bit of a hassle?

Any help is greatly appreciated. 

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20 minutes ago, kjglen said:

Hi all,

I was wondering if someone could help?

I have been offered a role as a Teacher in Qld, starting in July (I live outside of Australia at the moment). I am going through the paperwork now. My partner is going to be added onto the application but I have a few questions:

1. I have been reading that some people have waited up to 9 months to add their partners to their Visa's. I am applying with my partner from the start, so do we get accepted together? I can't be without my partner really (well, I wouldn't want too).

2. We're not married (yet) we are engaged. I am British and my partner is Thai. My partner has good qualifications, excellent English (IELTS 7, with one 7.5 category). We have been together for over a year so we would apply as a de facto couple. The condo we live is in my name and not his, this is common in Thailand. All his bank statements are at our address through and general bills are too. Our Social Media shows we've been together for over a year and we have mutual friends. Is this all ok? Would we need more information? Our landlord is happy to add his name onto the lease, but it would cost us a lot of money and be a bit of a hassle?

Any help is greatly appreciated. 

Welcome to the Australian Visa Forum,

Firstly adding your partner to your lease in Thailand should not cost you much at all, unless your landlord is just a nasty piece of (deleted). A lease in Thailand less than 3 years does not need to be registered with the land office, so it shouldn't be a hassle either.

If you want to add your partner to your subclass 482 application you must be legally married or de facto. As you have stated you are not married, but de facto, you should look at both Section 5CB of the Migration Act and Regulation 1.09A of the Migration Regulations which provide for the factors taken into consideration in assessing whether a de facto relationship exists. 

We would need significantly more information on your relationship to assess whether your partner would meet the de facto criteria. 


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Please note that this posting is of a general nature only. It does not constitute legal or migration advice and may not apply to your particular circumstances.

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15 minutes ago, AFV said:

Welcome to the Australian Visa Forum,

Firstly adding your partner to your lease in Thailand should not cost you much at all, unless your landlord is just a nasty piece of (deleted). A lease in Thailand less than 3 years does not need to be registered with the land office, so it shouldn't be a hassle either.

If you want to add your partner to your subclass 482 application you must be legally married or de facto. As you have stated you are not married, but de facto, you should look at both Section 5CB of the Migration Act and Regulation 1.09A of the Migration Regulations which provide for the factors taken into consideration in assessing whether a de facto relationship exists. 

We would need significantly more information on your relationship to assess whether your partner would meet the de facto criteria. 

Thank you so much for the help.

By reading this, it seems we meet all the criteria. We have never spent time apart, we are engaged and have mutual friends who can write character references for us. Social media shows us together as to do travel documents showing we have been places together. 

Hopefully this will show we are committed. We are planning on getting married later on this year so hopefully all will be ok?

In relation to the other question: When we apply together, we get granted together I am assuming?

Thanks 

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12 hours ago, kjglen said:

Thank you so much for the help.

By reading this, it seems we meet all the criteria. We have never spent time apart, we are engaged and have mutual friends who can write character references for us. Social media shows us together as to do travel documents showing we have been places together. 

Hopefully this will show we are committed. We are planning on getting married later on this year so hopefully all will be ok?

In relation to the other question: When we apply together, we get granted together I am assuming?

Thanks 

Assuming that you both meet the criteria at time of decision, then that is correct.


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