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    Lightbulb De Facto?

    Hi!

    Me an tez are currently attempting to fill in our EOI ( although we have paid an agent 1000 fee and we believed that they would do this on our behalf)
    and are currently living 'De facto' - Not engaged or married, no kids, just living together (very much in love, though!)

    How are we supposed to document this? Any ideas?

    Perhaps we should have a shot gun wedding???

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    Immigration will want evidence of your relationship and that it is stable.
    Evidence could be joint bills, dated photos of you together, letters address to you both at same address etc. Anything that puts you both toetehr at the same time really.

    Hope that helps.

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    The bills etc... need to cover at least 12 months. Even if you are married you still have to supply this info.
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    We ve been together at least a year n a half, maybe a bit longer, but all the bills are in his name?!!

    Im quite worried now.

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    Don't worry about it. There are other ways of proving a relationship. As Nicky said, we all have to go through this whether married or not. We, being expatriates, tend to dump a lot of our paperwork when we move from country to country, so we are finding it difficult to gather a few things together from way back, but we're starting to put things aside now with this in mind, instead of chucking it out.

    If you put your mind to it, I'm sure you'll have something that hints of being together at a certain time even if you think it's the unofficial sort of stuff INZ wouldn't be interested in. An old date-stamped envelope in the back of a drawer with both your names on would do or an old Christmas card with both names on and the year, maybe a birthday card from one of you to the other with Happy xxth birthday and the names. If the worst comes to the worst, you could maybe get some friends or relatives to write a letter saying you have been together, to the best of their knowledge, for x amount of months/years or do you have a friendly bank manager or doctor who'd be prepared to dash off a letter for you? Here are a few other suggestions.

    Proving a relationship

    Evidence about whether the partnership is genuine and stable* may include but is not limited to, original or certified copies of documents and any other information such as:

    a marriage certificate for the parties;
    a civil union certificate for the parties;
    birth certificates of any children of the parties;
    evidence of communication between the parties;
    photographs of the parties together;
    documents indicating public recognition of the partnership;
    evidence of the parties being committed to each other both emotionally and exclusively such as evidence of:
    joint decision making and plans together
    sharing of parental obligations
    sharing of household activities
    sharing of companionship/spare time
    sharing of leisure and social activities
    presentation by the parties to outsiders as a couple.
    evidence of being financially interdependent such as evidence of
    shared income
    joint bank accounts operated reasonably frequently over a reasonable time
    joint assets
    joint liabilities such as loans or credit to purchase real estate, cars, major home appliances
    joint utilities accounts (electricity, gas, water, telephone)
    mutually agreed financial arrangements.
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    Thinking about it like that, we have a couple of party invitations, a couple of christmas cards, things like that....

    Thanks very much for all your help :)

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