Guest Darjoe

Evidence of relationship- help!( 189 visa)

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    Guest Darjoe

    Is this only applicable if you are NOT married, or do you still need to provide all this documentation as well as marriage certificate??

    thanks in advance,

    ​j :rolleyes:

    Other requirements include providing:

    • evidence of the history of your relationship, through a signed statement regarding
      • how, when and where you first met
      • how your relationship developed
      • your domestic arrangements, that is, how you support each other financially, physically and emotionally and when this level of commitment began
      • any periods of separation, when and why the separation occurred, for how long and how you maintained your relationship during the period of separation
      • your future plans.


    • evidence of a genuine and continuing relationship, within the four broad categories of evidence below
      • financial aspects of the relationship, such as:
        • joint ownership of your house or joint names on a lease
        • correspondence addressed to both of you at the same address
        • details of financial commitments including bank statements, and any joint liabilities.


        [*]the nature of the household, such as:

        • any joint responsibility for the care and support of children
        • your living arrangements including sharing responsibilities within the home.


        [*]social context, such as:

        • evidence that you and your partner are generally accepted as a couple socially such as joint invitations
        • evidence of common friends
        • assessments by your friends and family of your relationship
        • joint travel or joint participation in sporting, social or cultural activities.


        [*]your commitment, such as:

        • the duration of your relationship including knowledge of each other
        • intention that your relationship will be long term through things such as the terms of your wills, and
        • correspondence and telephone accounts to show that contact was maintained during any periods of separation.

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    Guest Darjoe
    Nope only required if you are not married :biggrin:

    Wonderful, thanks (married 12yrs) :-)

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    Nope only required if you are not married :biggrin:


    This is quite wrong.


    Being married is not enough, there are numerous cases of sham marriages being undertaken to qualify for a visa.


    In the case of a long marrige (and children?) it might be expected that the 'genuine and continuing' criteria could be readily satisfied.

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