Applying for an Australian spouse visa can be a complicated process, as it requires a lot of time and effort to make a successful application. Hiring a professional to make the application for you is always an option, but if you have the time to do it yourself and want to save some money, it's possible to accomplish on your own. To make a successful de facto visa application, there are a few things you should know to make the process run as smoothly as possible.
Get Your Papers in Order Beforehand
As there are many documents that need to be handed in, to fill a successful application, you need to have them all sorted before beginning the application process. Make sure you have all papers in check to minimise the time you need to spend on your application. You need documents to prove your identity, your relationship, and proof that the one of you is a citizen of Australia. To prove your relationship, for example, you might need a paper to prove you've been living together for a certain amount of time or have a registered partnership with an official institution.
Combine and Resubmit Documents
To avoid your application taking too long to get accepted, you should also make sure to make it simple to look over for your assigned case officer. You can do this by combining documents that are regarding the same thing, like putting all documents regarding your living situation into one document. However, don't be afraid to include the same document twice. You can use your passport both to prove your identity as well as proving your citizenship. As long as it is a valid document that can be used for all the purposes you wish to submit it for, it makes it easier for the one handling your spouse visa, as they won't have to register multiple documents that are all used for the same purpose.
Make Sure You've Got the Time
Make sure you give yourself enough time to make your application. Taking time off work can be necessary to be able to finish the process quickly without compromising quality. You never know if you, in the middle of the application, find out that you're missing a document that you need to call the applicable authority to get a hold of. Both you and your partner should make sure you have this time to spend doing it together to make it easier to access all the papers you need. It might seem unnecessary putting everything else off just for an application, but once you get that out the way, there's nothing else stopping you from continuing your life together without any worries.
However, if you do find the process overwhelming, consider looking into local services that can help you get everything together for a spouse visa.Share
4 January 2016
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