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NiquikayNiquikay Minato-kuTotal Reaction Points: 0Member
Hi, I am currently working in Singapore and we (me & my partner) are planning to apply next month for skilled-independent visa. She will be the primary applicant. We have been living together for the last 8 years.

Our dilemma is this, I am married but has been separated for the last 10 years. My ex-husband is already living in the UAE with his girlfriend. Do I qualify to be under defacto since I was already married previously? I have done a bit of research but I can't find a confirmed answer.

Please help to shed some light into this? Thank you very much.




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  • lock_code2004lock_code2004 PerthTotal Reaction Points: 264Member, Moderator
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    @Niquikay - it is possible but the CO might request for additional documents about your previous relationship..
    - your personal statement is very crucial.. apart from proving that your current relationship is genuine, you also need to prove why your previous relationship is not continuing anymore.. you should state why the legal process of separation was not done (e.g annulment is costly in phils..etc)
    - you need to get statements from friends/relatives for your current relationship.

    Please read the defacto "relationship requirements".. the links are in these thread:

    http://pinoyau.info/discussion/828/adding-secondary-applicants-married-de-facto-engaged/p1
    Sep 24, 2011 - IELTS (L-8 R-8 W-8 S-7.5 : OBS-8)
    Jan 04, 2012 - EA application submitted | Feb 23, 2012 - EA assessment result (IE ANZSCO 233511)
    May 8, 2012 - Lodged GSM 175 online application | June 4, 2012 - CO Allocated
    June 22, 2012 - Medicals Finalized | Aug 30, 2012 - PCCs Completed (PH, UAE, USA)
    Sep 3, 2012 - Visa Granted (IED Jun 11, 2013) Thank You Lord!
    Oct 16-28, 2012 - Initial Entry Completed - Sydney
    July 28, 2013 - Final move to Perth
    Sep 9, 2013 - Started work with the same company i worked for in UAE/USA
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  • NiquikayNiquikay Minato-kuTotal Reaction Points: 0Member
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    @lock_code2004

    Thank you for your reply. We have applied for annulment a few years ago but it was denied several times. However, we cannot pursue it anymore due to financial constraints. Thank you again for your input, I will check the link po. =)
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  • staycoolstaycool SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 26Member
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    Hi @Niquikay ... ako I am trying to get my partner as well through DE FACTO partner visa... and you know what, it seems complicated sa ganitong status natin so I opted to get a professional agent to help me with this...sa ngayon, I am still coming up with my initial payment kse it is not cheap at all!!! pero i think it is worth it...I can't risk na ma-deny ang partner ko eh ... ang mali ko lang is hindi ko sya naisama sa application ko (as advised by my former agent, which is sa katangahan ko sinunod ko naman)....
    - via MARA Agent
    CPA Australia 040912 : NSW SS 030812 : EOI first lodged 081312 : 1st Invitation 083112 : Updated EOI 110812 : 2nd Invitation 032713 : Lodged App 040213 : CO 042213 : medicals: 050213...visa granted (thank YOU LORD!) 060513 ... IED to NSW 03XX14 ??
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  • NiquikayNiquikay Minato-kuTotal Reaction Points: 0Member
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    Hi @staycool, thank you for sharing. We will be getting the services of an immigration agency here sa Singapore, we can't afford din kc na ma-deny ako, package deal kami eh, haha. Pero really, ni-advise nila na di mo sya isama sa application mo? Sana positive namn ang maging advise sa min ng agency namin dito. I can't wait, napaka unstable na dito sa Singapore eh. :)
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  • staycoolstaycool SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 26Member
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    @Niquikay i sent you a PM...heheh
    yeah, maganda din ata na kumuha nalang kayo ng agent..pero piliin nyo ang reliable at magaling...there are some agents who do not really KNOW what they are doing esp. pagdating sa case natin na same sex de facto visa application...medyo complicated kse ang sa status natin eh...that was why i changed agents...as in may kamahalan nga talaga sya and I am working my ass off dito para lang mapush through ang application ng gf ko...saang state nyo plano mag apply??...
    - via MARA Agent
    CPA Australia 040912 : NSW SS 030812 : EOI first lodged 081312 : 1st Invitation 083112 : Updated EOI 110812 : 2nd Invitation 032713 : Lodged App 040213 : CO 042213 : medicals: 050213...visa granted (thank YOU LORD!) 060513 ... IED to NSW 03XX14 ??
    aleilkj08
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  • NiquikayNiquikay Minato-kuTotal Reaction Points: 0Member
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    @staycool got your pm! :)
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  • mhejmhej SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 44Member
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    Good luck to you Niquikay! My partner and I also got our De Facto Same Sex PR Visa last November. Tama si staycool. Use an agent. Sobrang rave ako sa agent ko sa Manila. She got us a PR Visa in 5 months since starting the application. Hassle free kahit same sex kami. Although, syempre, compared to your situation, wala kaming complications at all.
    ICT Business Analyst - 261111
    Visa Subclass 189


    24 June 2013 - Skills Assessment submitted to ACS
    15 Aug 2013 - IELTs General Speaking Test
    17 Aug 2013 - IELTs General Test (Listening, Reading, Writing)
    30 Aug 2013 - IELTs Results (L - 9.0, R - 8.0, W - 8.0, S - 8.0, Overall - 8.5)
    24 Sept 2013 - Favorable letter received from ACS (ICT Business Analyst)
    26 Sept 2013 - Submitted EOI (70 points)
    7 Oct 2013 - Received Invitation to Apply (Visa Subclass 189)
    11 Oct 2013 - Submitted Visa Application
    21 Oct 2013 - Medical Exam (I completed mine, partner had to wait for a few days to complete hers)
    - applied for NBI Clearance
    24 Oct 2013 - Primary Applicant (me) Medicals uploaded by NHSI.
    4 Nov 2013 - Partner completed Medical Exam
    5 Nov 2013 - Claim NBI Clearance
    - Secondary Applicant (partner) Medicals uploaded by NHSI.
    6 Nov 2013 - 20 Nov 2013 waiting for CO.
    21 Nov 2013 - CO Allocated
    26 Nov 2013 - Visa Grant (yehey!!)
    21 March 2014 - Flight to Sydney (Qantas 7PM HKT)
    6 May 2014 - Received 12 month contract from company (same company I worked for in Manila)
    12 May 2014 - Started work
    15 Dec 2014 - Hired permanently by current company (IT Service Manager).

    ==Slowly, but surely..Things will fall into place..==
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  • staycoolstaycool SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 26Member
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    hi @mhej...nice at marami kmeng karamay ni @Niquikay ... ill send you a PM as well...
    - via MARA Agent
    CPA Australia 040912 : NSW SS 030812 : EOI first lodged 081312 : 1st Invitation 083112 : Updated EOI 110812 : 2nd Invitation 032713 : Lodged App 040213 : CO 042213 : medicals: 050213...visa granted (thank YOU LORD!) 060513 ... IED to NSW 03XX14 ??
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  • NiquikayNiquikay Minato-kuTotal Reaction Points: 0Member
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    Hi @mhej, thank you! Goodluck to both of you! : )
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  • StidleyfiedStidleyfied SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 0Member
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    @staycool @mhej @niquikay include me in the loop! also in a same sex da facto. ielts nalang kulang pra mka proceed sa next step.
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  • NiquikayNiquikay Minato-kuTotal Reaction Points: 0Member
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    Hi @Stidleyfied, Goodluck! Update mo rin kami. Are you from Pinas or also from SG?
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  • staycoolstaycool SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 26Member
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    @Stidleyfied ayan...dami pala nating ganito eh...nag-a-agent ka din ba sa kasalukuyan??....
    - via MARA Agent
    CPA Australia 040912 : NSW SS 030812 : EOI first lodged 081312 : 1st Invitation 083112 : Updated EOI 110812 : 2nd Invitation 032713 : Lodged App 040213 : CO 042213 : medicals: 050213...visa granted (thank YOU LORD!) 060513 ... IED to NSW 03XX14 ??
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  • StidleyfiedStidleyfied SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 0Member
    edited June 2014 Posts: 93
    @niquikay thanks! we are both working in SG. will be following this thread. need more inputs kung ano pa kailangan na documents. @staycool d kase kami ng agent mahal masyado.
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  • lock_code2004lock_code2004 PerthTotal Reaction Points: 264Member, Moderator
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    @niquikay thanks! we are both working in SG. will be following this thread. need more inputs kung ano pa kailangan na documents. @staycool d kase kami ng agent mahal masyado.
    if walang complications sa case nyo... pwede naman walang agent..
    i personally know several friends na nandito na sa AU.. skilled PR visa with same sex partner in less than 6 months. they processed without agents..

    Sep 24, 2011 - IELTS (L-8 R-8 W-8 S-7.5 : OBS-8)
    Jan 04, 2012 - EA application submitted | Feb 23, 2012 - EA assessment result (IE ANZSCO 233511)
    May 8, 2012 - Lodged GSM 175 online application | June 4, 2012 - CO Allocated
    June 22, 2012 - Medicals Finalized | Aug 30, 2012 - PCCs Completed (PH, UAE, USA)
    Sep 3, 2012 - Visa Granted (IED Jun 11, 2013) Thank You Lord!
    Oct 16-28, 2012 - Initial Entry Completed - Sydney
    July 28, 2013 - Final move to Perth
    Sep 9, 2013 - Started work with the same company i worked for in UAE/USA
    Oct 28, 2013 - Moved to another company.. ;)
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  • StidleyfiedStidleyfied SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 0Member
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    @lock_code2004 thanks! wala nman complications. hoping for the best. :)
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  • staycoolstaycool SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 26Member
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    well that is kng WALANG complications...sa case namin kse may "complications" na eh...hehehe...kung pwede lang walang agent sana di rin nalang ako kukuha...doble pa bayad ng agent compared sa app fee....huhuhh
    - via MARA Agent
    CPA Australia 040912 : NSW SS 030812 : EOI first lodged 081312 : 1st Invitation 083112 : Updated EOI 110812 : 2nd Invitation 032713 : Lodged App 040213 : CO 042213 : medicals: 050213...visa granted (thank YOU LORD!) 060513 ... IED to NSW 03XX14 ??
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  • lester_lugtulester_lugtu MelbourneTotal Reaction Points: 36Member
    Posts: 159
    To everyone,

    De facto same-sex here.
    At partida secondary applicant lang ako.
    At later na lang din ako ipinasok ng partner ko sa 457 visa nya.
    Tama si lock code, tingin ko hindi naman ganun kahirap mag-apply ng de facto as long as mptunayan nyong mag-jowa tlga kau.
    Thus, no need for agent na din.
    Mine, took almost 2 weeks proccessing b4 i got my visa.

    :-)
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  • markier87markier87 PerthTotal Reaction Points: 49Member
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    Hi all!

    So happy to see people like us being successful in their VISA applications. Mine may be a little different because I will be going there as a post-grad research student with my de-facto partner as my dependent. We are also in the process of compiling evidences for our 2yrs and 11 mo. relationship. I hope people will share about the documents they presented.

    Looking forward to hearing from you all! :)
    Student Visa - Subclass 574 (SVP) with De Facto Partner

    May 17, 2014 - IELTS Exam (Acad) (L, R, W, S)
    May 30 2014 - IELTS Results (L-8.5, R-8.0, W-7.0, S-7.5) O- 8.0
    June 27, 2014 - Medicals at NHSI
    July 21, 2014 - Lodged at VFS Cebu
    July 22, 2014 - Received acknowledgment from Embassy
    July 23, 2014 - VISA GRANTED!
    July 30, 2014 - IED in Perth

    June 24 2016 - Submitted WA OQU Assessment
    June 27 2016 - Received WA OQU Assessment Results - Positive!
    Jan-Apr 2017 - Gather docs for Skills Assessment
    May 10, 2017 - Submitted VETASSESS Application (Online)
    CHEMIST - 234211
    May 17, 2017 - Got a call from VETASSESS for add'l docs
    May 18, 2017 - Submitted add'l docs requested
    May 26, 2017 - VETASSESS Results - POSITIVE (Chemist)
    Sept 27, 2017 - IELTS Exam (GT) - S
    Sept 30, 2017 - IELTS Exam (GT) - L,R,W
    Oct. 13, 2017 - IELTS Results - (L-8.5, R-8.0, W-7.0, S-9.0)
    Overall: 8.0

    "To God be the Glory"
    Moontwinks
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  • lock_code2004lock_code2004 PerthTotal Reaction Points: 264Member, Moderator
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    @markier87 - hi you can check the link i posted above...
    Sep 24, 2011 - IELTS (L-8 R-8 W-8 S-7.5 : OBS-8)
    Jan 04, 2012 - EA application submitted | Feb 23, 2012 - EA assessment result (IE ANZSCO 233511)
    May 8, 2012 - Lodged GSM 175 online application | June 4, 2012 - CO Allocated
    June 22, 2012 - Medicals Finalized | Aug 30, 2012 - PCCs Completed (PH, UAE, USA)
    Sep 3, 2012 - Visa Granted (IED Jun 11, 2013) Thank You Lord!
    Oct 16-28, 2012 - Initial Entry Completed - Sydney
    July 28, 2013 - Final move to Perth
    Sep 9, 2013 - Started work with the same company i worked for in UAE/USA
    Oct 28, 2013 - Moved to another company.. ;)
    markier87
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  • happyinmelbourne34happyinmelbourne34 MelbourneTotal Reaction Points: 20Member
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    Hi all!

    So happy to see people like us being successful in their VISA applications. Mine may be a little different because I will be going there as a post-grad research student with my de-facto partner as my dependent. We are also in the process of compiling evidences for our 2yrs and 11 mo. relationship. I hope people will share about the documents they presented.

    Looking forward to hearing from you all! :)
    hello markier87, although ours were not same-sex, eto ung mga docs/evidences that we presented for the 801/820 (onshore partner application)

    You can download ung partner migration booklet sa website ng DIAC but I think it only applies kung separate ung application nya as a partner, maybe requirements is not as much as compared kung isasama mo na sya as dependent in your application.

    http://www.immi.gov.au/allforms/pdf/1127.pdf

    Anyhow ung gnawa nmin is nagprovide ng written statement detailing the history of our relationship na pina-certified true copy nmin dto then we outlined the requirements according to below

    1. Financial aspects - attachments (1) ung lease agreement na parehong nakapangalan sa amin (2) joint acct na inopen nmin dto then may detailed explanation bakit very recent lang kami nag joint acct (nilagay nlang nmin as explanation ndi kami aware na kahit tourist lang ang status nya dto pwede pala kami mag open ng joint acct because back in SG it was not allowed (3) ung joint acct welcome letter na andun pareho ang address nmin. (4) Ung kinikita nya from Odesk na nire remit nya sa paypal acct ko (5) my bank statement then i highlighted ung ex. sya bumili ng tiket ko/vice versa (6) Credit card statement nya then hinilight nya dun and naglagay ng konting description ex. furniture for our flat, groceries, mobile prepaid na inet nung dumating kami dto, etc. (7) receipts ng some gifts i sent to his parents

    2. Nature of the household - (1) written statement nmin 2 kung pano nmin hinahati ung trabahong bahay (2) mga correspondence na naka address sa kanya dun sa address na binigay nmin ex. ung fedex na pinadala ng parents nya sa SG at correspondence sa kin within the same month just to show na pareho kami ng address (3) statutory declaration ng 2 landlord nmin sa SG na nag rent kami sa kanila ng ganitong period (4) rent receipt dto na nakapangalan sa min 2

    3. Social aspect - (1) stat declaration from family, friends in SG at 2 citizens dto (2) pictures of us with friends or family (3) ticket of joint travel/holidays (4) pictures/ticket when I visited his hometown/vice versa (3) photocopy ng mga postcards/cards na pinadala ng parents nya

    4. Nature of commitment - (1) written statement from us ng mga plano nmin for the future (2) my Super acct here in which he is included as a beneficiary (3) mga saved chats nmin sa yahoo during the time the we have to live apart (4) some phone messages at emails (5) some letters from insurance/govt institution na andun ung name nya as person to contact in case of emergency

    Medyo ma-trabaho hehehehe naalala ko tuloy parang nagawa kami ng high school project non.

    Goodluck on ur application :)
    markier87
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