Partner applications with concerns over cohabitation and genuineness
We were approached by a couple who had lodged an Onshore Provisional Partner (Subclass 820) visa on their own some time ago and had recently received a letter from the Department informing them that they did not met the requirements of the visa.
At the time of their application, the couple were not married and had not lived together for 12 months before making the application. The Department’s letter indicated there were also concerns about the genuineness of the relationship, given the lack of evidence proving that the couple had lived together.
We provided advice regarding how to meet the requirements after lodging the application and advised on what other documents they could use as evidence. Following our advice and assistance, the couple were granted the Partner visa and have since applied for the second permanent stage of the visa process.
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