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Partner Visa Subclass 820

AUSTRALIA LOOKING TO APPLY FOR MARRIAGE OR PARTNER VISA(SUBCLASS820)THEN BEFORE FILING VISA APPLICATION MUST MEET THE CONDITIONS OF 12 MONTHS DE FACTO RELATIONSHIP REQUIREMENTS BUT THERE IS EXCEPTIONS ALSO TO THE RULE.
The 12 month de facto relationship requirement is a condition that must be met at the time a partner visa has been made. This requirement applies to all applicants who are seeking partner visas based on a de facto relationship (Subclass 820) and anyone secondary applicants to a visa application who seek to migrate to Australia on the basis of a de facto relationship.
To satisfy this requirement, the couple must demonstrate that they have been in a de facto relationship for at least 12 months before the visa application is made.
For migration purposes, a person is in a de facto relationship with another person if they:
Are not married to each other;
Have a mutual commitment to a shared life to the exclusion of all others;
Are in a genuine and continuing relationship;
Live together or do not live separately and apart on a permanent basis;
Are not related by family
Living Together
Living together is regarded as a regular element in most on-going relationships. However, it is recognised that, for various reasons, couples may sometimes have to live apart. Provided the separation is temporary and the couple had, at some point since commencement of the relationship lived together, their relationship may still satisfy the requirements of a de facto relationship.
Partners who are currently not living together may be required to provide additional evidence that they are not living separately and apart on a permanent basis in order to satisfy the requirements of a de facto relationship.
Exceptions to the 12 month rule
The 12 month relationship requirement does not apply if the applicant can establish that:
there are compelling and compassionate circumstances for the grant of the visa, for example, there is a child of the relationship is registered under a law of a state or territory prescribed in the Acts Interpretation (Registered Relationships) Regulations 2008 as a kind of relationship prescribed in those regulations their partner is, or was the holder of a permanent humanitarian visa and, before the humanitarian visa was granted, was in a de facto relationship with the applicant that was declared to the department at the time their partner is an applicant for a permanent humanitarian visa.

Scholarship to Study in New Zealand

New Zealand has announced 1-year full scholarship plus living expenses to study Sport & Exercise Science or Sport and Exercise Management, Sport & Recreation courses starting Feb 2015.
Last date to apply to education New Zealand: 3rd October 2014
The NZISS are scholarships for Indian students intending to study bachelor degrees, graduate diplomas or post-graduate sports related programmes at New Zealand universities, Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics in 2015. The scholarships form part of the New Zealand Prime Ministers’ Education Initiative between New Zealand and India.
Candidate eligibility criteria:
Applications are welcomed from candidates who meet all of the following criteria:
1. At least 18 years at the time of application
2. Indian citizen
3. Not a citizen or Permanent Resident of New Zealand or Australia
4. Must have offer of place for direct entry into an approved programme
5. Offer must be non-conditional, the only exception being payment of fees
Must meet Immigration New Zealand requirements for a New Zealand Student Visa including health, character requirements and evidence of financial support www.immigration.govt.nz
For more details please go to the below link…
http://www.enz.govt.nz/our-services/scholarships/new-zealand-india-sports-scholarships



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