Compelling Circumstances

Sudden disappearance of former spouse (de facto visa) – visa granted

The applicant was in a de-facto relationship with an Australian citizen and wished to apply for an 820 (de facto) partner visa. Generally, a couple is required to have lived together for at least 12 months in order to qualify for this visa, however this couple did not meet this requirement. We argued that the

Two sponsorships in less than five years (de facto) – Regulation 1.20J issue

The sponsor and the applicant were in a de facto relationship and wished to apply for a subclass 820 partner visa. The sponsor and applicant did not satisfy legislative requirements as they had been in a de facto relationship for less than 12 months. There were also questions of the genuineness of the couple’s relationship,because

Waiver of condition 8503 due to pregnancy and illness – condition waived

The applicant and the sponsor met each other on an online website. They commenced their relationship two years later when the sponsor visited the applicant in the Middle East. The applicant then came to Australia to visit the sponsor on a tourist visit. During the visit, the sponsor became pregnant with the applicant’s child. The