The de-facto visa is suitable for couples who are living together, when one of them is an Australian citizen or permanent resident.
The application process consists of two parts – the sponsorship and the visa application. The Australian citizen or permanent resident acts as the sponsor.
This visa is initially valid for a two year period. During this time you are able to live and work in Australia. After two years, your application will be re-assessed and should your circumstances still be the same, and the relationship still be continuing, your visa will be made permanent.
You will apply for both the temporary and permanent visa at the same time.
To support your de-facto visa application, you must provide a variety of evidence including:
- Documents to confirm you have been living together for at least 12 months immediately prior to application
- Witness statements from family & friends confirming your relationship
- Relationship statements from each of you
- Joint financial/legal commitments
- Evidence of sponsor's employment
- Knowledge of each other's personal circumstances
The fees for the de facto visa are:
£ 60.00 initial registration fee
$6865.00 AUD government fee (£ 3900.00 approx)
£ 995.00administration fee (payable in two parts)
Extra expenses apply if your application is submitted from inside Australia.
For further information, or to submit an enquiry regarding the de-facto visa, please complete our enquiry form below and one of our friendly team will contact you.
If you decide to continue with an application for a prospective marriage visa, we oblige you to first register with our company. An application pack will then be sent to you through E-Mail, including all relevant forms and a check list of required documents. The registration process can be completed either online or by phone.
Phone consultations by arrangement.