De facto Visa

De facto Visa

De facto visas are one of the most common visa applications that our firm lodges. Some couples opt for a de facto visa and we will assess your eligibility prior to lodging your visa.

Due to the marriage laws in Australia, same sex couples cannot do a marriage visa and must do a de facto visa application. De facto visas make up less than 11% of partner visa applications and are the most difficult of the 3 types of partner visas to have approved.

De facto visas have a tricky element to them as the “12-month rule” is applicable, which means you need to prove you have been in a relationship with your partner for 12 months PRIOR to the lodgement of your visa. There are ways around this requirement though in some instances, and we can guide you through this process if you are eligible.

The good news is that the 2 yr period that you are required to hold your visa for, commences from the date of application, not the date of grant.

What documents am I going to need?

  1. Copy of your passport
  2. Police clearances
  3. Birth certificates
  4. A copy of your current visa
  5. A completed ‘Form 80’

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I lodge my visa, even though I have not been with my partner for 12 months?

Yes, you can. Please contact any members of our team to discuss your option.

My partner has lived overseas for the last 12 months, do you think we can still lodge a partner visa?
When do my work rights kick in?
What is a bridging visa?
What bridging visa will I be on?
What happens if I have to go home?
for the
De Facto Visa
  1. Don’t delay in coming to see us to assist you to collect all your documents
  2. Take as many photos as you can
  3. You have this visa for 2 yrs then you apply for the permanent  residency


Australian Partner Visa

Australian Partner Visa, helping Australian residents bring their loved ones to Australia since 2005. Based in Albury, NSW, and serving Sydney as well as other locations via online services. Our role in your visa application process is to guide you through this very exciting process, with as little hassle as possible.

It’s truly fantastic, and we are assisting more and more people every year.

Contact Us

Address: Level 1, 461 Olive Street, Albury NSW 2640
Freecall: 1800 4847 2249
Phone: +61 02 6023 2206
Fax: +61 02 6023 2209
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