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De facto relationships

Postby cazart » Mon, 09 Jul 2012 12:10 am

My partner and I are in a de facto relationship and have been for 12 years now but with the plan to marry in singapore. We have 3 children. I am currently on a long term visa and the kids on a dependants visa. My husband is employed here. If things don't work out here in Singapore will I have legal problems taking the kids back home to Australia? I know it all sounds glum but I really need to know where I stand with my kids since our visas are different.

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Postby JR8 » Mon, 09 Jul 2012 1:58 am

Your husband is Australian like you, and on an employment pass. You're on an LTVP, and the children on DPs.... I'm no expert but this doesn't add up for me.

Can you clarify why this apparent jumble of passes?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 09 Jul 2012 6:48 am

As the father is probably listed as the children's father on the BCs but the mother isn't legally married to the father but only in a de facto relationship, she cannot get a DP but only a LTVP. The children, however are able to be on DPs as he is their father (I'm assuming). The legal aspects of returning to Aus with/without is something beyond my knowledge though.

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Postby JR8 » Mon, 09 Jul 2012 6:57 am

12 years, 3 children.... oh my God just get married will you! :shock:

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Postby the lynx » Mon, 09 Jul 2012 8:47 am

JR8 wrote:12 years, 3 children.... oh my God just get married will you! :shock:


Well, didn't OP said they will get married in Singapore?

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Postby JR8 » Mon, 09 Jul 2012 5:23 pm

the lynx wrote:
JR8 wrote:12 years, 3 children.... oh my God just get married will you! :shock:


Well, didn't OP said they will get married in Singapore?


No she said 'planning to'. Not the same lah :)


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