Australia Spouse and De facto Visa FAQs
 
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To be eligible to apply for an Australian De Facto Visa you must be able to show that you have been in a de facto relationship for 12 months immediately prior to lodging your Oz visa application. Some of the factors that will be included in assessing your 12 month relationship include:

  • Knowledge of each other’s personal circumstances;
  • Joint finances such as any joint ownership of real estate, joint bank accounts or other major assets;
  • The nature of your household, including living arrangements such as joint residential receipts or joint household accounts
  • The social aspects of your relationship, provided in statements (statutory declarations) by parents, family members, relatives, friends and other interested parties;
  • Joint membership of organisations or joint participation in sporting, social or other activities;
  • Joint travel.

Note: Periods of 'dating' would not generally be considered to count towards the 12-month relationship requirement.


Although you may apply for an Australian Spouse Visa (de facto visa), your application is likely to be refused unless you are eligible for the requirement to be waived.


Yes. This requirement applies to applicants for all permanent and certain temporary visas who are in a de facto spouse relationship at the time of their application and the de facto spouse is included in their application.

However, migration regulations allow for the addition of a spouse to an application after the application has been lodged. You could therefore lodge your application after you have been in the relationship for one year or apply shortly before this time and add your spouse later if your application is still being processed.


If you were married outside of Australia and your marriage is valid in the country you were married, generally, your marriage will be recognised as valid under Australian law. There are some exceptions, such as same-sex, underage or polygamous marriages, which are not legal in Australia.


Our partner Traveltowork can open your Australian bank account before you leave home. Traveltowork partners ANZ and will provide you with your account details by email within 4-5 working days of your application. Once you arrive in Oz, you simply present your passport or driver’s licence at any ANZ branch to access your account. Apply now to get your account set up.


You will need an Australian Tax File Number (TFN) to work and pay tax in Oz.
With the Visa First Tax Saver Pack we’ll start organising your TFN before you leave home so you can start working and earning as soon as you arrive in Australia. Apply for your Tax File Number here.


After four years as a permanent resident of Australia you can apply to become a citizen of Australia. The Australian Government allows for dual nationality, so you may be able to retain your current passport and jointly hold an Australian passport. Please check with the rules of your own country to ensure they also allow dual nationality.


At Visa First we do everything we can to make sure you receive the best possible service. If you feel that we have not achieved this goal we have set up a complaints handling process:

Complaints Process:
  1. Where an official complaint is received by Visa First, the company will record the nature of the complaint and issue an acknowledgement email to the client within 5 business days of receiving the complaint. The acknowledgement will provide the client with the contact name who is responsible for dealing with the complaint. The official complaint must be made by email (you may also write, although this will slow down the process), and confirm that the client wishes to enter this process. Please email your complaint to complaints@visafirst.com
  2. Visa First will investigate the complaint as swiftly as possible and where applicable, the complainant will receive a regular written update on the progress of the investigation at intervals of not more than 20 business days.
  3. Visa First will try to resolve the complaint within 40 business days of having received the complaint. If the complaint cannot be resolved within 40 business days, the Firm will write to the complainant notifying them of the anticipated timeframe for the conclusion of the investigation.
  4. Within 5 business days of the conclusion of the investigation of the complaint, Visa First will issue a resolution letter detailing the outcome of the investigation. This letter will include, if applicable, an explanation of the terms of any offer that the company is prepared to make in settlement of the complaint.



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Teacher
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45,915- 51,057
55,000- 65,000
45,578- 52,328
50,000- 59,000
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Nurse
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48,831- 57,120
57,000- 67,000
46,928- 53,678
59,000- 69,000
48,278- 55,028
Accountant
59,000- 69,000
48,278- 55,028
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48,278- 55,028
50,000- 59,000
42,203- 48,278
Diesel mechanic
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47,603- 56,742
55,000- 65,000
45,578- 52,328
50,000- 59,000
42,203- 48,278
Chef de Partie
50,000- 59,000
42,203- 48,278
50,000- 59,000
42,203- 48,278
50,000- 59,000
42,203- 48,278



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