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Visa Cancellation

Parish Patience Immigration Lawyers’ Legal Practice Manager Mr. Michael Jones recently published a book titled: “The Law of Visa Cancellation in Australia”, an overview of visa cancellation powers and procedures in Australian law.

Mr Michael Jones is an Accredited Specialist in Australian Immigration Law and admitted to practise in all Federal and New South Wales courts. He teaches in the Graduate Certificate in Australian Immigration Law and Practice course at the Australian National University and is an editor of the Citizenship and Migration Law title of Halsbury’s Laws of Australia published by LexisNexis.

The book is now available for purchase on Amazon.

Meet relationship requirements  
 
In most cases, you must be the 
spouse or de facto partner of an: 
 
  • Australian citizen
  • Australian permanent resident or
  • eligible New Zealand citizen 
 
Your relationship can be with
 someone of the same or different sex. 
 
You might still be eligible for the visa if  your relationship breaks down or your sponsor dies while we are considering your application. 
 
Married applicants 
To be a married applicant: 
 
  • you and your spouse must both be committed to a shared life together to the exclusion of all others
  • your relationship with your spouse must be genuine and continuing
  • you must live with your spouse or do not live apart on a permanent basis
  • your marriage must be valid under Australian law 
 
To find out if your marriage is valid 
under Australian law, contact
 the relevant state or territory agency for births, deaths and marriages. 
 
De facto partners 
 
To be a de facto partner, you must be in a de facto relationship. you and your partner are in a de facto relationship if all these apply: 
 
  • you are not married to each other
  • you are committed to a shared life to the exclusion of all others
  • your relationship is genuine and continuing
  • you live together or do not live separately and apart on a permanent basis
  • you are not related by family 
 
Usually your de facto relatioship must have existed for at least 12 months immediately before you  apply for the visa. 
 
Time spent dating or in an online 
relationship might not count 
as being 
in a de facto  relationship. 
 
The 12- month requirement will not apply if you can show us compelling and compassionate 
 
circumstances exist to grant the 
subclass 820 visa. 
 
The 12-month requirement also will not apply if: 
 
  • your partner holds or held a

    permanent humanitarian visa

  • your de facto relationship existed before we granted their visa
  • you de facto partner told us about the relationship before we granted their visa  
 
It also will not apply if you: 
 
  • are in a de facto relationship with a partner who is an applicant for a permanent humanitarian visa, or
  • you have registered your relationship with an Australian authority such as a registry of births, deaths and marriages 
 
You might still be granted the temporary 
visa if your relationship
 has broken down or if your sponsor died.
 
  

You must have a sponsor when you lodge your application and when you are on this visa. 

We must approve your sponsor. There are limitations on approval. 

You can’t change your sponsor. The person who sponsors you when you apply for the visa must be same person who sponsors you for 2 years after we grant your temporary 309 Partner visa

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