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.
De facto is Latin for “of fact,” meaning “in reality,” and it’s usually contrasted with “de jure,” which means “of law,” or “officially.
Some Visa Applicants might find an Experienced Australian Migration Agent of great assistance.