A quick answer to how you can apply for a partner visa if you haven’t lived with your partner in a defacto relationship for 12 months or more.

To qualify for a de facto partner visa in Australia, you will need to meet eligibility criteria. One of the most important aspects of a partner visa application involves assessing whether your relationship meets the prescribed definition of a de facto relationship in accordance with the Migration Act.

To apply for a Partner Visa as a de facto partner, the applicant must demonstrate at least 12 months of cohabitation with their Australian partner in the period immediately prior to lodging the visa application. This extends to opposite and same-sex couples.

However you can still apply if you do not meet the 12 month living together requirement.

Our Registered Migration Agent addresses how you can apply for a partner visa if you haven’t lived with your partner in the following short video.

Watch the video below to find out more.

For any more enquiries on the Partner Visa (820 and 801), contact us or give us a call on +61 468 838 899 to speak to our Australian Migration Agent.

Keystone Visa and Migration Services are specialists in the Australia Partner visa pathway.