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Aust. Prospective Marriage Visa?

Postby Miss Swan » Thu, 17 Apr 2008 2:24 pm

Hi folks, my boyfriend (Aussie citizen who lives in Brisbane) is hoping that I can go over and be with him, while I'm sieving through my options to see how I can do that. I came across this Subclass visa called the Prospective Marriage Visa that seems suitable in my case. (I also saw a De-Facto visa but I'm not lesbian *lol*)

Wondering if anyone is familiar with this Visa? The eligibility criteria stated is very subjective, as it's not as simple as providing educational certs or papers. My boyfriend and I both love each other very much. I can't apply for a Spouse Visa since we're not financially ready to get married.

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Re: Aust. Prospective Marriage Visa?

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 17 Apr 2008 6:09 pm

Miss Swan wrote:(I also saw a De-Facto visa but I'm not lesbian *lol*)


Do you have any idea what you are saying? Do you have any idea what de facto means? :roll:

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Postby Matney » Thu, 17 Apr 2008 6:40 pm

:???: Obviously not!! :???:

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Postby jpatokal » Thu, 17 Apr 2008 8:54 pm

You're asking about an Australian visa, but this is a Singapore forum. Odds are you'll have better luck on a Oz forum -- I'd suggest one, but I don't know of any. :oops:
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Postby markhed » Fri, 18 Apr 2008 11:22 am

:o :D

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Re: Aust. Prospective Marriage Visa?

Postby Miss Swan » Fri, 18 Apr 2008 1:52 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
Miss Swan wrote:(I also saw a De-Facto visa but I'm not lesbian *lol*)


Do you have any idea what you are saying? Do you have any idea what de facto means? :roll:


Look up the Australian visa website. There're some sub-classes which state that partners have to be of the same sex ;)

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Re: Aust. Prospective Marriage Visa?

Postby CAT777 » Fri, 18 Apr 2008 3:45 pm

Miss Swan wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:
Miss Swan wrote:(I also saw a De-Facto visa but I'm not lesbian *lol*)


Do you have any idea what you are saying? Do you have any idea what de facto means? :roll:


Look up the Australian visa website. There're some sub-classes which state that partners have to be of the same sex ;)


Miss Swan,

De Facto Partners are those who are living together without being legally or officially married.
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Postby familyof5 » Fri, 18 Apr 2008 7:16 pm

hi, dont know that much about it, but i believe there is a time frame in which you have to get married. i dont know why, but i'm thinking 9 months....? maybe i read it somewhere.

a british friend of mine (male) was granted an Australian visa/residency on a defacto status. his girlfriend was a NZ citizen, but since NZ citizens can move freely between NZ and Oz it was the same as if she was Australian.

They had to prove a relationship over a number of years (bording passes from holidays abroad, joint bank accounts, utility bills in joint names etc to prove they were living together)

i'd give the australian embassy a call.

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Postby Plavt » Fri, 18 Apr 2008 7:54 pm

jpatokal wrote:You're asking about an Australian visa, but this is a Singapore forum. Odds are you'll have better luck on a Oz forum -- I'd suggest one, but I don't know of any. :oops:



http://www.expatforum.com/expats/australia-expat-forum-expats-living-australia/

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Re: Aust. Prospective Marriage Visa?

Postby mystiquempress » Mon, 28 Apr 2008 3:47 pm

Miss Swan wrote:Hi folks, my boyfriend (Aussie citizen who lives in Brisbane) is hoping that I can go over and be with him, while I'm sieving through my options to see how I can do that. I came across this Subclass visa called the Prospective Marriage Visa that seems suitable in my case. (I also saw a De-Facto visa but I'm not lesbian *lol*)

Wondering if anyone is familiar with this Visa? The eligibility criteria stated is very subjective, as it's not as simple as providing educational certs or papers. My boyfriend and I both love each other very much. I can't apply for a Spouse Visa since we're not financially ready to get married.


you can post your concern to this website: www.britishexpats.com ; otherwise, you can also check the info to www.immi.gov.au ; and if you want a more detailed discussion on your chances check out with australian immigration agencies here in singapore.. (FYI: i'm applying for OZ migration, not sure if I can post the contact details of what I'm using now, moderators? :? ) they will surely enlighten & give you clearer understanding (esp. on what de-facto visa is) 8-) on what type of visa is right for you.


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