It is critical to be able to prove your relationship on paper when applying for a partner visa. The sooner you acquire evidence, the better, because it will make your application stronger. The sooner you complete these steps, the more likely you are to be successful when applying for your visa.
Please keep in mind that not everyone will be able to complete all of the steps; that is great; just complete as many as you can.
1.Move in together and obtain documentation to prove you’re sharing an address.
Sign the lease, get a letter from the landlord, and have mail sent to the address (utilities, bank docs, ATO, drivers licence etc.) Any type of paperwork that can put you in the same spot. You are not required to sign the lease.
2.Create a Joint Bank Account
Even if you don’t live together, you can open a joint bank account. AFTER YOU’VE DONE THIS, USE IT REGULARLY. Both partners should contribute funds for groceries, dates, rent, bills, or even travel.
3.Register a relationship in the state in which you reside.
Did you know that registering your relationship in your state or territory can exempt you from the 12-month de facto requirement? It also goes a long way towards demonstrating the relationship’s commitment. Most states allow you to register your relationship with the state’s deaths and births registry.
4.Make each other the beneficiary of your superannuation.
Did you know you can name each other as a beneficiary on your superannuation? This implies that if you die, your spouse will be grieved, but he or she will be entitled to your superannuation. You can do this by contacting the superannuation company, which you can typically do online.
5.Put each other’s names on any official paperwork you can find. Two names should be included (Car registration, utilities, internet etc.)
By following these steps, you will be able to present a very strong application. As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Provisa team through phone, website, Facebook, or Instagram. Thanks!