What is a De Facto Relationship for Immigration

What is a de facto relationship for Immigration?.

Some Australian visa applicants are not aware of the meaning of a de facto relationship, as their country does not have anything similar. They are either married or single.

In Australia, a de facto relationship is the term for a relationship of a couple who are not legally married to each other but who:

    • are committed to a shared life excluding all others.
    • have a relationship that is genuine and continuing.
    • live together or do not live separately and apart on a permanent basis.
    • are not related by family.

A de facto couple can also include same sex couples.

Prohibited relationship are those between a person and an ancestor or descendant of that person or between a brother and sister (whether of the whole blood or the half-blood). Marriage Act of 1961

Cousins are NOT included in that prohibited group from marriage or defacto relationship.


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From vocabulary.com

De facto is Latin for “of fact,” meaning “in reality,” and it’s usually contrasted with “de jure,” which means “of law,” or “officially.

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