Partner Visas - 820 Onshore Spouse & De Facto Relationship

Two sponsorships in less than five years (de facto visa) – 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

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Waiver of 8503 condition due to compelling circumstances – condition waived

The applicant was originally from a Pacific Island nation and had come to Australia on a tourist visa. Whilst in Australia, she began a relationship with an Australian citizen and they eventually married. The applicant wanted to apply for a subclass 820 partner visa, however there were two obstacles: firstly, she had overstayed her initial

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Waiver of condition 8503 due to discrimination (same-sex relationship) – Condition waived

The applicant was originally from an Asian Pacific country and had arrived in Australia on a tourist visa. The applicant met the sponsor and the two began a relationship.  The applicant wanted to stay in Australia, however he had an 8503 condition imposed on his visa. This meant that he could not apply for any

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