De Facto Relationship Visa

De Facto Relationship Visa Philippines to Australia

Australian Partner Visas for De Facto Couples

You feel you are in a de facto relationship (aka defacto relationship) with a lady from the Philippines, or you want to be in a de facto relationship, and you want to bring your Filipina lady to Australia and live together permanently. Is this a mere formality, or is it complicated? We clear this up for you.

de facto relationships or defacto relationships, which is an option to apply for an Australian partner visa from Philippines


DISCLAIMER

Information contained in this page is of a general nature. Informative, yes, but not a formula for preparing visa applications and should not be relied on as such. The devil is in the detail, rest assured. Australian migration law is complicated and Departmental decisions are inflexible and often final. Readers and future visa applicants and sponsors are advised to rely on professionals to ensure a happy outcome.


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You can apply for a partner visa based on one of two scenarios:


Marriage

For an Onshore Partner Visa (ie. a partner visa applied-for inside Australia, with the Filipina applicant inside Australia when the visa application is lodged) you need to be legally married when we lodge the application. For an Offshore Partner Visa (ie. a partner visa applied-for outside Philippines, with the Filipina applicant outside Australia when the visa application is lodged) you can be either legally married now, or will marry before the application is finalized (ie. not too long afterwards!)


De facto relationship

We may also apply for an Australian Partner Visa (either onshore or offshore) for Australian Filipina couples if you are NOW in an EXISTING de facto relationship for *12 months or more. That means EXISTING. It does NOT mean you can get a partner visa and then start living together as a de facto couple. Sorry. There are no partner visa options for this, and you need to accept this. And you need to also accept that you can’t expect the Department of Home Affairs (Immigration) to give you a 1 year tourist visa either, so you can build up the required 12 months for the relationship to be seen as long enough. Tourist visas are not designed for living-together purposes, and they will refuse such applications. *Note: This may be reduced under some circumstances, where you have a Registered Relationship. Right now these are available only in certain states, and each state has its own requirements. And note you cannot get a registered relationship if still legally married. Read more: Registered Relationships


What is a de facto relationship

Couple De Facto RelationshipA de facto relationship is a committed and exclusive relationship where you lead a truly shared-life together. Living together. A “live-in relationship”, as they call it in the Philippines. Setting up house together. This requires a large number of very specific things to be in place, and generally a large number of changes in your lifestyle. A de facto relationship is like a marriage minus the marriage certificate. You live together in a committed relationship to the exclusion of all others, and share your life together as if you were a married couple. That means a shared life, where you think and act us “us” rather than “me”. In other words it’s more than just sharing a roof and sharing a bed. It means a full commitment, and not just trying each other on for size to see if you wish to take things further. The commitment needs to have already happened, and it needs to be with the intention of remaining together forever.


But how can we do this if we can’t get a 12 month tourist visa?

Firstly, remember that an Australia visa is a grant and is not a “right”. Don’t approach the Department as a service agency where they have a duty to make this easier for you. They don’t. You have to do the work. Secondly, look at the FAQ below. You need to start living together (either in Australia or Philippines, or a combination of both) and you need to set up a household that reflects your shared-life together, but if you need to be apart due to unavoidable circumstances (like a lack of a 12 month tourist visa), this is not actually a problem.


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De Facto Relationship Pros and Cons

(In addition to pros and cons for other partner visas)

De Facto Relationship pros and cons

  • May be applied-for when either or both partners are still legally married, as long as precious application is definitely finished
  • Does not require annulments and/or divorces
  • As long as de facto relationship has started and continues, it is possible to be apart when unavoidable
  • Registered Relationships can shorten the time required to be in relationship
  • Requires a lot of evidence, ie far more than an ordinary partner visa application
  • Requires time spent living together before an application is lodged
  • Requires the same level of commitment to a shared-life together as any other partner visa, and this needs to be proved
  • Requires being in a de facto relationship for 12 months before applying, unless in Registered Relationship
  • Registered Relationships do not exist in every Australian state
  • Registered Relationships are not applicable when either party is still married

De Facto Relationships – FAQ

We lived together for 12 months. Does that mean we’re a de facto couple?

Maybe. But there’s more to a de facto couple than just sharing a roof or even sharing a bed. They’re looking for evidence of a solid commitment to a shared-life together. Living together could just mean you were flatmates.

I visited her a lot in the Philippines over the years, and she visited me in Australia for three months. Are we in a de facto relationship?

Unless you actually “set up house” together, you will have difficulty in proving you have a shared-life. Visiting isn’t enough it itself.

We never lived together but we feel in our hearts that we’re a de facto couple.

I feel like the world’s greatest supermodel, but that doesn’t make me one. The Department are charged by Australian law to ensure the letter of that law is followed. They look for cold hard facts, and not warm fuzzy feelings.

We lived together for 5 years, but we kept our finances separate.

It will be difficult to prove a commitment or a shared-life if you maintain financial independence from each other.

We have kids together. Is that enough?

Making babies can be just a biological function. You can get a lady pregnant and not even like her, let alone be in a committed relationship with her. So no, not enough in itself.

Can we get a de facto visa and then start living together?

No. You must be already in that established relationship when you lodge the visa application.

Does it matter that one/both of us are still married?

It’s not an issue, as long as the previous relationship is well and truly over and your current relationship is exclusive.

We didn’t spend the whole 12 months living together because of work commitments.

The definition in the legislation says “They live together, or not apart on a permanent basis”. If you need to be apart due to work or even visa limitations, you may do so as long as your relationship continues in the interim. But you need to have commenced living together.

What if I can’t stay in Philippines?

You don’t have to. It’s perfectly acceptable for your partner to apply for a tourist visa to come and stay with you if it’s for legitimate and genuine reasons. Genuine reasons include visiting you to enhance your relationship.

Does that mean she can stay with me for 12 months?

Tourist visas are for visiting. They are NOT substitutes for partner visas, and if you apply for a 12 month partner visa so you can live together, it will be refused. Please read: Can I get a one year tourist visa?

When would a de facto relationship start?

It would start when you commenced living together properly. Not when you were at a resort, or when you had a shopping trip in Singapore. It commenced when your joint household was established. NOTE: It never starts the same day you meet!

How do we know if we are in a de facto relationship?

Contact Down Under Visa, and we will assess your situation.


Have A De Facto Relationship Question Not Answered Above?

De Facto Relationship ask a question

Now, over to you the client (or potential client)! We value our clients opinions, and we believe in keeping all well-informed. What would YOU like to ask about de facto relationships? What do YOU think needs a bit more explanation? Ask below, and Jeff Harvie RMA will answer your question for you and for others wondering the same thing.

4 Comments

  1. Wayne Favaro

    Hi Jeff,
    My partner has a multiple 3 month tourist visa and she arrived on July 6th 2018. If she arrives on multiple occasions, leaves and returns for a period of 12 months does this count towards a defacto relationship so we can then apply for a partner visa? We will live together and share finances and have both of our names on bills. We are both legally married but she has been separated for over 5yrs and me for 2yrs. Thanks in advance.
    Wayne.

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    • Jeff Harvie

      Hello Wayne

      Yes, most definitely. As you can see by the information on the page that it’s not necessary to be under one roof for 12 months. You need to COMMENCE a de facto relationship by setting up a household together, but if you need to be apart whilst complying with visa rules? This is OK. And you need to ensure you do commence living a shared-life together, not just live under one roof. Suggest you get our guidance with this, and we have a lot of experience with this and what the Department like to see.

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  2. Jenny

    Hi Jeff wanna ask I just have a baby this year and his 5months now his father is a Australian citizen and I’m still a Philippine citizen and my baby is Australian citizen! I want to ask if what I have right as a mother of my son? For example the relationship doesn’t work and because I’m not Australian! I wanna know what right I have for my son f my partner won’t let me take my baby to meet my family to the Philippines and to make a Philippine citizen so he can have both what f ur partner won’t allowed u to do that? Is he allowed to do that to me?control everything about it cause I’m Australian citizen?is right though? Regards Jenny

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    • Jeff Harvie

      This isn’t a de facto relationship or a visa issue. No one will take your baby away from you, but the baby’s father also has rights to ensure you don’t take his child away from him. I would suggest that you get some legal advice, because this is a Family Law matter.

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What if I want to start a de facto relationship?

This is a common scenario. The couple can’t get married because of an existing marriage and/or a lengthy annulment procedure. Annulments can take 12 months or more, and depend on many factors. There is no no-fault divorce in the Philippines. Sometimes this can drag out for years. Is there another way of doing this?

Yes, there is. You CAN commence a de facto relationship by establishing a home together and commencing living a shared-life together. And when you have 12 month history, we may apply for a partner visa based on that relationship.

Down Under Visa manage a lot of partner visa applications from Philippines to Australia, and that includes a lot of de facto relationships too. So we do know all about them, and we can help you in ensuring that you do in fact have a genuine de facto relationship that would be acceptable by the Department.

Start a De Facto Relationship

Down Under Visa are Registered Migration Agents with a great deal of experience in lodging successful partner visas for Australian-Filipina couples in defacto relationships. We provide a De Facto Relationship Preparation Service which is a series of learning modules that that will guide you how to prepare yourselves and to have everything in place so that you will be ready to start preparing a successful partner visa application.

We will also provide the same learning modules to clients already in defacto relationships, to help them fine-tune their much more-detailed visa requirements to prove that the defacto relationship is in fact a genuine defacto relationship.

And when we’re getting closer to the 12 month time, we can start preparing the actual partner visa application itself. Please read: De Facto Planner


Yes, this looks like what I need. What do I do now?

Go to https://www.assessments.downundervisa.com.au/ and complete our free visa assessment form online.

And make sure you select “de facto relationship” as relationship options for both you AND your partner, and complete the de facto relationship assessment questions at the bottom. Then wait for Jeff Harvie to get back to you.

 

Further Reading

Want to read more about De Facto Relationships? Check out some of our de facto relationship BLOG posts below.

De Facto Partner Visas For Australia

De Facto? Or Marriage? Advice for Australian Filipina Couples

Registered Relationships and De Facto Visas

De Facto Partner Visa Applications. Easy?

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Kaz Maras
2017-05-24T10:41:16+0000
We are so happy with the great news. Five stars. Our partner VISA was granted on the 22st May and apart from relief, we're mostly happy with the way it's unfolded time wise... which is weird as I was so worried because we - including DownUnder Visa - had no control over how long it would take ... in the end it was done right and to that I thank DownUnder Visa, job well done .. thanks a million guys.read more
Catherine Cashion
Catherine Cashion
2017-03-31T03:43:49+0000
Thank you so much Jeremy,Jeff,Mila and Down under visa staff for the Great news for us last week March 22 2017 Our partner visa is Granted...we will Recommend this to our fellow friends to choice Down Under visa ...God bless and thank you once again👏👍 Regards Rob and Catherineread more
Lelani Ibanez
Lelani Ibanez
2017-03-27T13:52:41+0000
Down Under Visa Migration Agent is a very reliable agent. They lodged my tourist application last March 24, Friday and given the granted tourist visa today March 27, 2017, Monday. Very excellent of their services and satisfying to communicate with them. Me and Brian are so much happy and saying to all of you thank you very much mostly to Mr. Jeremy Harvie likewise to Mr. Jeff Harvie. (y)read more
Nick Dimitrakiou
Nick Dimitrakiou
2017-03-22T08:54:15+0000
To Down Under Visa, This is it! Our Partner's Visa is Finally Approved today!!!...We are very happy that we're going to stay and live in together in Australia. We would like to Thank Jeff, Jeremy, Mila and DUV Team for your wonderful work.read more
Michael Norris
Michael Norris
2017-02-17T09:43:59+0000
Well done Down Under Visa! Yesterday you delivered us the great news we have been longing to hear. Advising us our visa has been granted. We cant thank Jeff, Mila and Jeremy and the dedicated and hard working team at Down Under Visa enough! For helping Grachelle and I through those times of the visa application process. You showed true professionalism and personal understanding towards us. The service you offer is second to none.Without Down Under Visa, I dont think none of this would have been possible. Your direction and advises to us were truely helpful and will never be forgotten in that rollercoaster ride they call the visa application journey. You were always there for us. Guiding us through the best ways you knew how, Now Grachelle and I can start making a happy life together in marriage. This is all thanks to Down Under Visa. I wish you Jeff and Down Under Visa many more happy clients. Many more years of success. And without a dout I will recommend your service to those seeking a visa. And for anyone reading up this review. If your thinking of getting a visa done. Take my word Visa Down Under are the real deal. It will be one of the best decisons that you will ever make. A job well done by Down Under Visa and once again a massive thank you from Grachelle and myself!!! 🙂read more
Richard Glover
Richard Glover
2016-11-19T02:31:59+0000
Just want to say how professional and efficient Jeff and the team are! Thank you so much! Your hard work makes such a positive impact to the lives of so many people! If there was a 6th star you guys would get it!read more
Alan Todhunter
Alan Todhunter
2016-09-25T09:43:57+0000
Absolutely top shelf immigration service. I am now married to my beautiful Philippine wife, Catherine. Jeff will ask all the tough questions to make sure that everything goes smoothly. Trust him, he and his team know what they are doing.read more
Micháel Desveaux
Micháel Desveaux
2016-09-08T12:49:56+0000
Great service, great reputation! Highly recommended.read more
Mary Cecile Oracoy Panganiban
Mary Cecile Oracoy Panganiban
2016-09-08T10:28:45+0000
The best and they have help me and the love of my life meet for the first time in Australia. I was approved for tourist visa even if we didn't meet in person yet. What can I say but thank you for making it possible 🙂read more
Ant Franga Francis
Ant Franga Francis
2016-09-08T03:00:56+0000
We used these guys for our fiancé visa. Some stressful times but they got us there in the end. Thanks guys��read more
Rick Williams
Rick Williams
2016-09-08T00:36:08+0000
Money well spent for a good honest service providedread more
Tarah Solidarios
Tarah Solidarios
2016-09-07T23:07:42+0000
I fully recommended them for doing your visa.... Thanks for the help Jeff Harvie and family and the staff of DownUnder Visa☝️☝☝read more
Ndaylin Matthews
Ndaylin Matthews
2016-09-07T11:03:37+0000
I highly recommend Jeff and the staff. We wouldn't been able to do it with out them. They were very efficient and helpful to us. We were very happ we found them. We are so thankful we found Dounundervisa. Gobless you lways guys.read more
Steven Lisk
Steven Lisk
2016-09-07T11:00:15+0000
I have every faith in recommending Jeff and the team they know exactly what's needed and how to present it There's a lot of preparation work to be done and information to be supplied I would recommend you engage them to handle your application knowing full well they will respond to your enquiries and help you all the way . The new hub is a very good system it makes things very straight forward and clear explanation of its use I personally think it's a great tool I've said it before I will say it again thanks to All the team at down under visa Jeff Jeremy and Mila for her language assistance in our case it's our commitment to each other and your commitment to detail and your clients which made our application successful Regards Steve & Tess Belmores Liskread more
Steve Freeman
Steve Freeman
2016-09-07T09:14:38+0000
Thanks to Down Under Visa i have the most wonderful woman in my life and we couldn't be happier. You made the whole experience easy for us and were a great support to us during the whole process. Awesome visa agents.read more
Joshua Peters
Joshua Peters
2016-09-07T07:47:54+0000
On behalf of my wife dinah and i id like to thank jeff and the down under family for all you have done for us. U have made the whole process so so much more easier for us , and less stressful in every way. When we first looked at the the visa options it was all too much so I looked around and found Down under visa. Thank God I did as jeff and crew hit the nail on the head everytime. My wife and kids are here now on their multiple entry tourist visa and We are awaiting the approval now for our spouse visa . Thanks again guys . 5 stars for us from us to you all..read more
Lilia Cabajar Bevan
Lilia Cabajar Bevan
2016-09-07T07:47:38+0000
They are a very great people to talk to. Very helpful. They guide you what you need to do and advice what is the best for you. Do not hesitate to ask them they will help you.read more
Mal White
Mal White
2016-09-07T06:16:05+0000
Great people to deal with very helpful on everyway if your having doubts about doing the visa process yourselves don't hesitate to email jeff at downunder visaread more
Wendy Eborde Argante
Wendy Eborde Argante
2014-05-22T02:10:22+0000
Very Easy to go to they're office, and very friendly staff,specially ate Mila,jeff,and they're Son 🙂read more
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