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2 days too few
Topic: 2 days too few
Posted: 02/February/2009 at 15:19
My partner has been here for nearly 12 months on a working holiday visa. We want to apply for a de facto spouse visa. We were advised to lodge the application on the anniversary of the day he arrived, to meet the 12 month living together requirement.
The problem - this day falls on a Sunday. Can't lodge on Monday as his visa will have expired and he will be illegal. Can't (apparently) lodge on Friday as we will be TWO DAYS short of the 12 month requirement and they're likely to reject the application on this basis.
Insane isn't it?
We've been told the only thing he can do is go to NZ for a few days, come back on an ETA and apply then - except then he loses all his entitlement to work, medicare etc while it's being processed as he's on an ETA instead of a bridging visa.
Does anyone know if they would really reject the application because we are 2 days short of the 12 months? It seems ridiculous, especially as it's not our fault the day fell on a Sunday.
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