Difference between de facto and marriage and why it matters to Australian immigration department
What is De Facto Relationship?
A De Facto Relationship means a relationship in which a couple who may be of the same or opposite sex, lives together on a genuine domestic basis.
What is Marriage?
Marriage is a commitment of two people to one another and to each other’s family, bonded by holy matrimony. When a couple plans to marry, they think of raising a family together, dedicating their rest of the life to each other.
A Spouse Visa may be suitable for you if you are currently in a relationship with an Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen, and hope to live in Australia with your partner.
A temporary visa may be granted while the decision is made on your permanent visa. A permanent visa may be granted, if the relationship is still ongoing 2 years after applying for the Spouse Visa. In particular circumstances, you may be eligible for the permanent visa directly. This will greatly depend on the establishment of a long term relationship or having children.
Benefits of Temporary Partner Visa (Subclass 820): –
- Stay in Australia until a decision is made about your permanent Partner visa
- Work in Australia;
- Study in Australia, but with no access to government funding;
- Enroll in Medicare, Australia’s scheme for health-related care and expenses.
- Can help the main applicant in gaining points for Permanent Residency Process.
- Include dependent children on your application (dependent applicants must be in Australia when they apply)
Benefits of Permanent Partner Visa (Subclass 801): –
- Work and live in Australia indefinitely.
- Opportunity to study in Australia
- Enroll in Medicare, Australia’s state-run healthcare program
- Opportunity to apply for Australian citizenship
- Sponsor relatives for permanent residence
- Travel in and out of Australia as you please
- You must be in relationship for at least 2 years prior to you visa lodgment.
- you must be the spouse (married) or de facto partner
- Have a Sponsor, your sponsor is usually your partner. The sponsor must be the same person who sponsors you for 2 years after the department granted your 820 Partner Visa.
- If the applicant or the members applying for the visa owe Australian Governments money, all the debts must have paid before applying for the visa.
- Meet Character requirements and health requirements.
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