The De Facto Relationship Requirement

Visas with the de facto requirement

  • Partner Visa (Subclass 801/820) or (310/100)
  • NZ Citizen Family Member (Subclass 461)
  • Or being added to your de facto partners visa

Just being in a relationship with a partner does not guarantee you will be able to meet the de facto requirement. Immigration doesn’t care that you love each other endlessly. Immigration care what documentation you can provide to meet this requirement. You need to be able to demonstrate the relationship on paper.

 

You must prove that:

you and your partner are in a mutual commitment to a shared life to the exclusion of all othersare in a genuine and continuing relationshiplive together and do not live separately on a permanent basis’

are in a genuine and continuing relationship

live together and do not live separately on a permanent basis’