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[Expert Tip] The Partner Visa Loophole

The Partner Visa Loophole [Expert Tip]

Yes, there is a loophole with partner visas. Do you what it is?


If you're out of the loop (pardon the pun!), when applying for a Partner Visa as a de facto couple, you usually need to have lived together for 12 months. You can avoid this requirement by registering your relationship with some state governments.

However, your time living together is still highly relevant, because the 'genuineness' of your relationship is still being assessed under these 4 legislative criteria.

#1: Financial aspects

You will need to show that you and your partner share financial commitments and responsibilities.

#2: Nature of household

You will need to show that you and your partner have established a joint household

#3: Social context

You will need to show that your relationship with your partner is socially accepted by your friends and family

#4: Nature of commitment

You will need to show that you depend on each other for long-term companionship and emotional support


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