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Australian Partner Visa: Proving De Facto Relationships

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It’s not as easy as it sounds So, you’re in a relationship and you’re ready to progress to the next stage and apply for an Australian partner visa. You’ve been seeing each other for a while now, and you’ve even gone ‘Facebook official’. Not to mention all those selfies you’ve amassed together. Should be a walk in the park, right? Wrong! Even though you might think you’re in a de facto relationship, your interpretation of a partnership and the Australian Government’s idea of one could be dramatically different. If you’re applying for an 820/801 visa or a 309/100 visa, your […]


Same-Sex Partner Visas in Australia

    *UPDATE – Same-Sex Marriage Visas* We are absolutely delighted to report that Australia’s same-sex marriage bill recently passed the House of Representatives. This means that same-sex couples in Australia can now legally wed. We’re expecting to see ceremonies commence from January. This is obviously fantastic news for same-sex couples wanting to apply for spouse visas and prospective marriage visas in Australia. ————————————————————————————————————————————- Here at True Blue Migration, we’re regularly asked about Australian partner visa options for same-sex couples. We’ve put this blog together which hopefully answers some of the most frequently asked questions. Same-sex partner visas Prior to 2009, […]


Can I work whilst my partner visa is processing?

  An onshore 820 partner visa has a processing time of 12 – 15 months. Given this, it is crucial that you understand your work rights during this lengthy processing time.  If I lodge my partner visa whilst outside Australia, can I get a bridging visa to be with my partner? A bridging visa is only even associated with an application lodged whilst you are in Australia. A bridging visa is a ‘bridge’ between the visa you currently hold, and a decision being made on the visa you have applied for. If you are outside Australia and you lodge a […]


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