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Skill Select Update Australia

 

The Pro Rata Occupations are likely to be filled by the end of April. So if you haven’t applied yet its best if you do now.

The results for the SkillSelect invitation round for the 15th of March have already been published. Two of the most chosen occupations have filled in during the 15th March round. There were more invitations issued than the number available at the time of selection. And with upcoming updates on the temporary 457 visas the chances of getting jobs are getting tougher in Australia.

The occupations are:

  • Other Engineering Professionals
  • Computer Network Professionals

 

This is the list of occupations likely to be filled in the next few rounds:

After looking at the number of pro rata occupations list being filled at a fast rate, here are the next occupations that have been expected to fill up:

 

29th of March

  • ICT Business and System Analysts

 

12th of April

  • Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers
  • Accountants
  • Software and Applications Programmers

 

26th of April

  • Electronics Engineer
  • Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers

 

Can I apply if the occupations have been filled early?

 

 

What are the consequences if the occupations fill in too early?

 

This would increase a backlog of applications that have been lodged by applicants all over the globe. Making it difficult to get through with EOIs through skill Select, and those who apply after that may have to wait for a substantial amount of time to receive the invitation. This would all fall through if the invitations are not issued between April 2017 and July 2017.

 

How do I increase my chances of getting into the Pro Rata Occupations list?

 

Here are a few tips that may help you get into the right occupation as well as out beat the competition you are going to be facing:

 

  • Increase your point score: this will significantly increase your chances and give you a boost when it comes to being a part of the SkillSelect Program.
  • Consider working hard towards multiple fields in other occupations: this could be based on the kind of qualification and experience you already have, or are looking forward to pursuing further studies in a different field.
  • Try other visa types that you may eligible for: you may have a good chance to be eligible if you fit the visa criteria for employer sponsorship or sponsorship by a family member.
  • Getting State Nominated: occupation ceiling do not apply as the same for state nominations, which would increase the chances of you getting into the SkillSelect program with ease if you have the right skill set.

 

For other and full advice on the migration process, do book a consultancy with our advisors. We  would be pleased to guide or leave us a message at our website user friendly chat box we would be right there to assist you.

Top courses to study in Australia

Here are few of the top courses to study in Australia:

  • MBA
  • Engineering
  • Accounting and finance
  • Sports management
  • Hospitality and Tourism management

 

What is the eligibility criteria?

 

English language requirement:

 

You must provide results of an English language test. The level of skill required is determined by an institute or by your student visa application.

 

Academic requirements:

 

  • English language – entry requirements may vary between institutions, and according to the level of English course you would like to study
  • Schools – the entry requirement may vary between schools depending on the state or territory you would be studying in. This is generally considered during the application process
  • Vocational education and training – most cases do not have entrance exams for VET institutions. Though some institutes may have pre- requisite subjects or work-experience requirements
  • Higher Education Undergraduate – to gain entry into an undergraduate course you will need to have an Australian Senior Secondary Certificate of Education, or the equivalent overseas. Some undergraduate course may have some special pre-requisite subjects as well
  • Higher Education Postgraduate – you would have to complete at one undergraduate course, as well as your institute may take research ability or relevant work experience into consideration.

 

Overseas Student Health Cover:

 

Australia has a special system of health cover for international students coming from overseas this program is called Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) this program helps you pay for your medical or hospital care you may need while studying in Australia.

 

What are the fees structure of the courses like?

 

The fees could vary anywhere from:

  • $60,000 to $85,000 for MBA courses
  • $25,000 to $50,000 for Engineering courses
  • $30,000 to $45,000 for Accounting and Finance courses
  • $16,500 to $40,000 for Sports Management courses
  • $25,000 to $40,000 for Hospitality Management courses

What not to do while you are in Australia to avoid Deportation ?

Australia is one the most strict countries when it comes to having unlawful non-citizens in their country and  a lot of students coming from overseas make the mistake of not following the rules and regulations of the country they are in and forget that they are not in their own country before breaking laws and get deported.

Deportation

This is the process of that is used on residents or citizens who are not Australian’s by birth. And you could be deported if:

  • You have been convicted of crime which would include robbery, murder, cultural offence and more. If you have received a prison sentence you would be directly deported with no plea.
  • If you are considered to be a threat to the national security of Australia.
  • If you are found to be abusing the use of drugs and are not compiling to the laws that a student must follow. And are not meeting the certain attendance criteria your student visa could canceled.
  • If you are a mischief-maker and are constantly trying to disrupt the peace and are causing behavioural issues.
  • Producing fake documents not paying taxes on time and trying to live illegally in the country is a serious offence.
  • Creating a bad character while your visa is going for renewal.

Common mistakes students make

  • Making culture related biased comments.
  • Using of vulgar language and assaulting professors’
  • Losing focus from studies
  • Trying illegal jobs to earn quick money
  • Assaulting women who are citizens of Australia

Getting deported

If a deportation order is released by the Australian government you may be arrested depending on the seriousness of the crime without a warrant. For further processing the case would be taken to court.

If you are arrested and imprisoned you would be directly taken from prison to the airport directly. Deportation process will be completed while you are imprisoned. As well as the cost would be barred by you.

Could I appeal ?

You may have the right to appeal for judicial review depending on the seriousness of your crime.

 

Good News for Vietnamese People – Working Holiday Visa

Working holiday VISA coming soon to the people of Vietnam

With the talks spreading already between the Australian Government and Vietnamese Government of having a work and holiday visa arrangement between both countries that never had an agreement before of any such type. Now the department of immigration and border protection and Vietnam Government have teamed up to introduce a work and holiday (subclass 462) visa that would enable 200 young Vietnamese citizens with the proper skills and experience a working holiday in Australia. Which would increase the opportunities for young adults between the age of 18 and 30 to work and study for a year.

How could we help?

  • We could advise on the VISA that may suit you best
  • Help you fill in the application and submit it
  • Help you in the submission of your application
  • Communicate with the department on your behalf
  • Provide you with immigration assistance
  • Provide you with a form (956) of providing immigration assistance

Our consultancy can help you get across overseas to experience a new culture while being able to assist you with living, studying while on a Work and Holiday Visa. This is a great opportunity for you young people to delve in for the first time ever. We are as well as on the website of a registered MARA website that would increase the chances of you being in Australia in no time.

What do we need for the first working holiday Visa?

  • You must be at least 18 and between 31 years of age
  • Don’t have any dependent children with you during your time in Australia
  • Have a valid passport
  • Health assessment certificate and character certificate
  • And police certificates
  • Educational certificates
  • birth certificate
  • you must be able to speak in English as a compulsion
  • you must be outside Australia when you consult us for application

 

For the second working holiday Visa:

You must be in Australia when the Visa is granted if you apply outside of Australia you must be outside Australia. Our consultants could help you with the second application as well if you face any kind of difficulties during the process.

 

To know more details on the Working and Holiday VISA get in touch with us.

Why to Study in Australia ?

Recognition

Australian qualification framework is the national policy that ensures there is a uniform and recognition for study. This framework was introduced in 1995 and includes secondary school, higher education, along with vocational education and training (VET) courses. The AQF established a pathway between qualifications and set an amazing standard for learning the right way at each level, so not matter what you study, you can be sure you will gain formal recognition.

Quality

The Education Services for Overseas Students Act was introduced in the year 2000 and its design is to protect standards for international students studying in Australia. This piece of legislation, amended in 2010, delivers regulatory requirements for education along with training institutions through the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS).In a 2012 survey co-conducted by the Australian Government and top institution groups, 86 per cent of international students responded that they are satisfied with their experiences studying in Australia.

World-class research

For a country like Australia with a relatively small population. It has a history of packing quite a punch when it comes to producing outstanding research. Many Australian discoveries and developments have taken to concrete benefits around the world. This comes as a good result of heavy investment in research.

Foundation studies

There is no need to worry if you’re looking to study in Australia and you don’t meet the academic requirements. Many institutions will offer foundation studies that would include one-year of preparatory courses designed to provide the skills and qualifications needed to continue higher education in Australia.

Student visa perks

Most student visas will only be permitted to work up to 40 hours per fortnight while your course is in session, and unlimited hours while on course breaks. Not only can a student work to help cover their costs while studying in Australia but can gain contacts and spend some of your money checking out some of the great destinations that the country has to offer. Australia is a large country and it has a number of natural wonders, 17 of which are classified as UNESCO’s World Heritage sites. These destinations are the Great Barrier Reef, Kakadu National Park, Lord Howe Island Group, the Tasmanian Wilderness, Fraser Island and the Sydney Opera House.

Accommodation

Australian students are welcome from all over the world and are offered a range of living options to suit all kinds of needs. Depending on the length of your stay, where you’re studying and your personal preference, you can choose between short-term living spaces, rented properties, on the campus accommodation and homestays. Regardless of the level of study you are looking at, or whether you want to experience the regional areas of Australia or one of its capital cities, there is also an international study option that’s just right for you.

What are the study requirements to Study in Australia ?

The Australian Study Requirement!

  • This suggests that a student should have at least two years of academic experience.
  • A student must have at least more than one qualification of two years.

Two academic years study is defined as 92 weeks of registered study.

It is a measure of the amount of study you have completed rather than how long it took you to complete the study. The requirement that you complete two academic years does not mean that you need to study full-time to meet the Australian study requirement.

You can take longer to complete those requirements if you choose to. That is, if you take 92 weeks to complete a course registered with CRICOS (Commonwealth register of institutions and courses for overseas students) for only 78 weeks, that course will still only count for 78 weeks towards meeting the Australian study requirement.

A student cannot fail cannot fail a single subject twice.

If you are given credit for prior learning it will reduce the amount of study you have completed. In such a situation the exempted units cannot be counted towards meeting the study requirement if they are already being used towards meeting another course standard.

The credit will be granted on the basis of study undertaken either overseas or within Australian in a non-CRICOS registered course. This means that the credit granted on the basis of study undertaken in Australia in a course registered with CRICOS may contribute towards meeting the Australian study requirement, but only once.

Example 1:

If a course is CRICOS registered for 138 weeks (three years) and consists of 24 equal weighted units, you will have completed two academic years when you have successfully completed 16 units of that course. That means that if you are enrolled in that course you can be given credit based on non-CRICOS registered study of up to eight units and still complete two academic years of study.

Example 2:

If a course is CRICOS registered for 92 weeks (two years) and consists of 12 equal weighted units, you would be required to complete all 12 units to meet the Australian study requirement.

If you were granted credit based on study in another course also registered with CRICOS, then these exemptions could still contribute towards meeting the study requirement regardless if a qualification was awarded for this other course.

However, if you are enrolled in this course and given any credit based on non-CRICOS registered study you will not have completed two academic years study and would fail to meet the Australian study requirement.

If you fall short of the 92 weeks of study due to exemptions you have received, you have several options to meet the Australian study requirement. Options could include have the university rescind the exemptions so you must now successfully complete these subjects to be awarded your qualification complete additional units that are at the same level as the exempted units (or higher) and which are accepted by the university as award units for the qualification, such as an elective unit.

 

If the education provider specifies the units as ‘Non-Award’ units, then these units will not be able to count towards meeting the Australian study requirement. Also the additional units would need to be of sufficient registered CRICOS duration to take you to a total of 92 weeks of registered study.

Also note: The academic transcript should indicate that the elective is contributing towards the award of the degree for this unit to be counted towards meeting the Australian study requirement to ensure that there is no doubt about the electives being part of the award of the qualification complete an additional qualification that is closely related to the occupation you nominate on your General Skilled Migration application. This additional qualification must be of sufficient CRICOS registered duration to make up for the exempted units from the students course(s).

Requirements to meet for application of the course!

Each qualification that you have completed and are relying on to meet this requirement must:

  • be either a degree (a bachelor or any higher degree), a diploma, an advanced diploma, or a trade qualification
  • have been undertaken at an Australian educational institution in Australia
  • have been conducted in English
  • Register on CRICOS.

Note: English language proficiency courses or enabling programs cannot be used to meet the Australian study requirement.

PR in Australia

Many students studying in Australia often enjoy the pleasure of getting a permanent residency after they have graduated. Most foreign students take up a temporary work VISA which allows them to work for a limited period of time.

The temporary work VISA acts as a beginners guide to being a step closer to getting PR. The right education and occupation is required for getting the permanent residency. Considering the expenses on Australian education being very expensive for students who are not citizens of the country it could be difficult for them to live and study but universities in Australia do provide schemes for students as well as opportunities to build a lifestyle and a career while they are studying.

Tips for foreign students studying in Australia looking to get permanent residency!

  • You need to meet the Australian study requirement. Which suggests that you must obtain at least a sustainable Australian qualification as a result of two years of study.
  • A minimum age requirement must be obtained 18 to 49.
  • Work experience could get you extra credit however it is important to meet certain requirements in terms of skill level.
  • Further study such as a bachelor’s degree in Australia by doing an honor’s year or master’s degree.
  • IELTS test of English language must be obtained. Unless you get 6 in all 4 components of IELTS.
  • Keep up to date with the constant change of rules and the department of immigration.

The Australian Study Requirement!

  • This suggests that a student should have at least two years of academic experience.
  • A student must have at least more than one qualification of two years.

Two academic years study is defined as 92 weeks of registered study.

It is a measure of the amount of study you have completed rather than how long it took you to complete the study. The requirement that you complete two academic years does not mean that you need to study full-time to meet the Australian study requirement.

You can take longer to complete those requirements if you choose to. That is, if you take 92 weeks to complete a course registered with CRICOS (Commonwealth register of institutions and courses for overseas students) for only 78 weeks, that course will still only count for 78 weeks towards meeting the Australian study requirement.

A student cannot fail cannot fail a single subject twice.

If you are given credit for prior learning it will reduce the amount of study you have completed. In such a situation the exempted units cannot be counted towards meeting the study requirement if they are already being used towards meeting another course standard.

The credit will be granted on the basis of study undertaken either overseas or within Australian in a non-CRICOS registered course. This means that the credit granted on the basis of study undertaken in Australia in a course registered with CRICOS may contribute towards meeting the Australian study requirement, but only once.

Example 1:

If a course is CRICOS registered for 138 weeks (three years) and consists of 24 equal weighted units, you will have completed two academic years when you have successfully completed 16 units of that course. That means that if you are enrolled in that course you can be given credit based on non-CRICOS registered study of up to eight units and still complete two academic years of study.

Example 2:

If a course is CRICOS registered for 92 weeks (two years) and consists of 12 equal weighted units, you would be required to complete all 12 units to meet the Australian study requirement.

If you were granted credit based on study in another course also registered with CRICOS, then these exemptions could still contribute towards meeting the study requirement regardless if a qualification was awarded for this other course.

However, if you are enrolled in this course and given any credit based on non-CRICOS registered study you will not have completed two academic years study and would fail to meet the Australian study requirement.

If you fall short of the 92 weeks of study due to exemptions you have received, you have several options to meet the Australian study requirement. Options could include have the university rescind the exemptions so you must now successfully complete these subjects to be awarded your qualification complete additional units that are at the same level as the exempted units (or higher) and which are accepted by the university as award units for the qualification, such as an elective unit.

 

If the education provider specifies the units as ‘Non-Award’ units, then these units will not be able to count towards meeting the Australian study requirement. Also the additional units would need to be of sufficient registered CRICOS duration to take you to a total of 92 weeks of registered study.

Also note: The academic transcript should indicate that the elective is contributing towards the award of the degree for this unit to be counted towards meeting the Australian study requirement to ensure that there is no doubt about the electives being part of the award of the qualification complete an additional qualification that is closely related to the occupation you nominate on your General Skilled Migration application. This additional qualification must be of sufficient CRICOS registered duration to make up for the exempted units from the students course(s).

Requirements to meet for application of the course!

Each qualification that you have completed and are relying on to meet this requirement must:

  • be either a degree (a bachelor or any higher degree), a diploma, an advanced diploma, or a trade qualification
  • have been undertaken at an Australian educational institution in Australia
  • have been conducted in English
  • Register on CRICOS.

Note: English language proficiency courses or enabling programs cannot be used to meet the Australian study requirement.

 

Apart from the mentioned course here is a list of the best courses for a student to apply for in Australia!

Best Courses and universities in Australia!

Engineering (B-tech)

  1. University of Melbourne (Melbourne)
  2. University of New South Wales (UNSW)
  3. University of Sydney (SYDNEY)

Accountancy (CA – CS)

  1. Charles Darwin University
  2. Holmes Institute
  3. Melbourne Institute of Technology

Nursing

  1. University Of Sydney
  2. University of Queensland
  3. University of South Australia

And there are numerous number of other courses that a student could use to get to their goals.

Process of getting Permanent Residency for students!

– General Skilled Migration (189/190 points tested visas)

If you are young, have a good English and finished your course in Australia you should not have big problems to obtain a minimum number of 60 points required for either of these visas. This applies even if you have very limited work experience or no experience at all. Having obtained state nomination for visa subclass 190 does help as you get extra 5 points for state nomination.

– Family stream options (mainly partner visa 820/801)

This is quite self-explanatory situation. You might meet a partner or get married with Australian citizen or permanent resident during your studies in Australia. If he or she is willing to sponsor you, after having met certain conditions, you could apply for permanent resident visa.

The advantage of making a valid application for this visa is that you are eligible for bridging visa A with no conditions as long as your application is made in Australia. That means that from day one you might be able to work full time without any restrictions.

– Temporary work visa (generally 457 visa)

Being the most popular Australian temporary work visa, 457 visa can however lead you to permanent residency. If after having spent at least 2 years within one employer they want to offer you permanent role you could be eligible to apply for permanent visa (either 186 ENS or 187 RSMS)

– Temporary Graduate 485 visa

Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485) is probably the easiest and very straightforward choice after student visa expiry for anybody who receives a suitable qualification and meet 2 year Australian study requirement.

Although not a permanent visa, it can give you some extra time to improve your work experience in Australia without worrying about work restrictions. At the same time it could give you extra time to prepare paperwork for your permanent visa application.

Obviously Post Study stream with 2+ years of work permission in that visa is much better option that Graduate Work one (up to 1.5 year & compulsory skills assessement) as long as you qualify. This visa was explained further in my earlier post here.

It is quite unlikely for majority of you to meet all requirements for Employer Sponsored visas (subclasses 186/187 in Direct Entry stream) just after completion of your English/Diploma/Bachelor course.

186 ENS visa requires from you minimum 3 years work experience and positive skills assessment is necessary (Direct Entry). For somebody with no previous or limited work experience this can prove very difficult to overcome.

Changing your student visa into one of the visas listed below might be prevented by visa condition on your current visa. Condition 8503 ‘no further stay’ is pretty much a ban on any further visa applications within Australia unless you are able to show that due to exceptional circumstances you should extend your stay.

Other quite nasty conditions include 8534 and 8535 which stop you from applying for any non-student visa. They are quite common in passport holders from countries having assessment level 2-4.

All in all, moving from student visa to permanent residency can be done without big problems when planned well ahead, preferably before you even start your course.

What has changed in Student visa system for Australia ?

The Australian government has now changed the student visa framework from Streamlined Visa Processing to Simplified Student Visa Framework on 1st July 2016. So, there are a bit changes in the Student Visa System. Let’s see what has changed:

1- From Now the key factors in assessing Immigration risk are the Education Provider & Country of Citizenship:
Earlier under SVP, the students applying to eligible education providers were not assigned any assessment levels and also they were subject to lower evidentiary requirements, regardless of their nationality or from which country they belong.

But now under SSVF, the immigration risk outcomes of education providers is a major factor in determining about evidential necessities.

Also, from now the enrolment with an education provider which has the lowest immigration outcomes will call for a lower evidentiary requirement. Now, similarly, the evidential requirements will be reduced if the applicant is from the country with the lowest immigration risk, irrespective of the immigration risk outcomes of the education provider.

Some Subclasses have been Merged:
The subclasses that existed previously under SVP have now been merged into a single subclass 500 except for the Student Guardian Visa. So, now the applications for different education sectors such as vocational education, higher education, sponsored education or school sector education now come under the same subclass.

Every Education provider is now equally Accessible:
Now, the education providers which were not considered a safe option earlier to get enrolled at are now given an equal chance in a less intricate visa framework. Now, they are also a part of the network of all Australian education providers that could be accessed by anyone willing to come to Australia for higher education, with the provision of same level assessment structure.

No Impact on other Visa Like Graduate Work Visa:
Neither, this change in the student visa system has resulted in any impact on Graduate Work Visa, nor does it affect existing student visa holders. The changes are only applied to student visa applications made after 1st July 2016.

However, these changes has highly resulted in confusion amongst those students who are holding student visas other than SC 500. So, if you need any assistance regarding that you can consult our experts for free without any consultation fee here.

 

Skilled Occupation List Australia

Most international students want to settle in Australia to obtain a fruitful and rewarding career as well as have an amazing lifestyle. Residency in Australia involves a lot of hard work but pays off well for students really looking for to gain a job and permanent residence.

A temporary visa could be the first step to getting PR in Australia. Getting a PR in Australia could be tough for some due to inappropriate education or expenses for international students.

This Skilled Occupancy List (SOL) which was last updated in 2016 for students to choose from

MANAGERS

Chief Executives, General Managers and Legislators

Farmers and Farm Managers

Specialist Managers

Hospitality, Retail and Service Managers

PROFESSIONALS

Arts and Media Professionals

Business, Human Resource and Marketing Professionals

Design, Engineering, Science and Transport Professionals

Education Professionals

Health Professionals

ICT Professionals

Legal, Social and Welfare Professionals

TECHNICIANS AND TRADES WORKERS

Engineering, ICT and Science Technicians

Automotive and Engineering Trades Workers

Construction Trades Workers

Electro technology and Telecommunications Trades Workers

Food Trades Workers

Skilled Animal and Horticultural Workers

Other Technicians and Trades Workers

COMMUNITY AND PERSONAL SERVICE WORKERS

Health and Welfare Support Workers

Careers and Aides

Hospitality Workers

Protective Service Workers

Sports and Personal Service Workers

CLERICAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE WORKERS

Office Managers and Program Administrators

Personal Assistants and Secretaries

General Clerical Workers

Inquiry Clerks and Receptionists

Numerical Clerks

Clerical and Office Support Workers

Other Clerical and Administrative Workers

SALES WORKERS

Sales Representatives and Agents

Sales Assistants and Salespersons

Sales Support Workers

MACHINERY OPERATORS AND DRIVERS

Machine and Stationary Plant Operators

Mobile Plant Operators

Road and Rail Drivers

Store persons

LABOURERS

Cleaners and Laundry Workers

Construction and Mining Laborers

Factory Process Workers

Farm, Forestry and Garden Workers

Food Preparation Assistants

Other Laborers

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What is 457 Visa Category for Australia ?

457 Visa for Australia is a very popular Temporary work visa and one of the most common paths for skilled migration to Australia. It is basically an employer-sponsored visa which allows the workers from overseas to work in Australia for a maximum period of 4 years.

 

 Benefits of 457 Visa

 

  • 457 visa allows you to live and work in Australia for the company which has sponsored you for up to 4 years.
  • You can bring your eligible dependents like your parents or partner ( Spouse or de facto ) to Australia and they can work or study during their stay in Australia.
  • This visa gives wings to travel in and out of Australia infinite number of times during the period of this visa.

 

Requirements For 457 Visa

In order to apply for  457 Visa,

  • You must be sponsored by an approved business in Australia.
  • The position you have been nominated must be there on the skilled occupation list and you must have the required skills to be nominated for that position.
  • Your ability to speak vocational English. Registration and license obligations are also required by you.

For Skilled occupation, list Click here

Procedure of Visa 457

The procedure of 457 visa is divided into 3 stages as following:

  • STAGE 1 – Sponsorship
    In this stage, the organisation or your going to be employer will have to apply to become an approved business sponsor for you.
  • STAGE 2 – Nomination
    In this stage, your approved visa sponsor will nominate a position for your sponsorship.
  • STAGE 3 – Visa Application
    In this stage, you apply for the 457 Visa category for that nominated position.

Documents Required for 457 Visa

The following are a few of the important key documents you need to provide while applying for the 457 visa:

  • English exam test results (Not required from UK, US, Canada, New Zealand & Ireland passport holders or also if you have formally studied English for 5 years in continuation.) of tests like IELTS, PTE, etc.
  • Your Resume
  • You need a Health insurance along with meeting health requirements by the Australian Government.
  • You need a character certificate
  • You have to go through a medical examination too.

Who Accompany to Australia On 457 Visa?

  • Your Spouse or your de factor partner.
  • Your Children dependent upon you or your spouse.
  • Your Relatives dependent upon you.

Now, in order to prove a de facto relation, it takes lot more than proving a marital relationship. You are required to produce evidence of you living with your de facto partner for a minimum time of 12 months. In order, if you find yourself stuck or confused anywhere you can fix a free counselling session with our experts by clicking here.