The Australian Partner Visa process is a very intensive process, but we can assure you it is worth it when you finally receive that visa grant! We’ve shared various articles over the last few years about our experience going through the process. We recently answered the most popular questions we have received in our Australian Partner Visa Application FAQ’s article and today we’re sharing the details of what we included in the Australian Partner Visa Nature of Commitment section.
Joint statement of the nature of commitment
For this section of the visa application, we typed a three page answer on A4 paper that we titled ‘Joint statement of the nature of commitment’. At the bottom of our statement we both signed and dated it.
In the answer box in the application that asked about the nature of commitment, we wrote Please see attached document ‘Joint Statement of the nature of commitment‘ because I couldn’t fit it in the 2000 word limit.
We started our statement by stating that we were 100% committed to each other and our relationship. We wrote about how we spent six months apart at the beginning of our relationship between being in South America together and me moving to England. This time was a period of growth for our relationship and we spoke daily on Facebook chat, messages or Skype. We learned almost everything there was to know about each other and believe that the time we were apart only strengthened our relationship.
We then wrote how we had been living in a defacto relationship for over 12 months in England and that we spend the majority of our time together and are truly committed to our relationship.
We believe our relationship will be long term and will last forever. Every aspect of our lives is combined and we have made extensive plans for the future (both in the short term in England and long term in Australia).
We wrote about how we plan to do lots of travel in the short term and then move to Australia, settle into careers and save to buy a house. We also want to get married and have children.
We both met each other’s families are were truly accepted and welcomed into each family. My family also visited from Australia and both our families met which went great, and which we believe shows the true depth of our commitment to each other.
Another thing Dan did to show his commitment to me was to arrange for us to travel to London to attend the 2015 Dawn Service on ANZAC Day in Hyde Park, which meant a lot to me.
We explained that whilst we had not yet undertaken a legal commitment such as preparing wills, we have decided that we will do this once we are settled in Australia.
We wrote about our successes and goals of this very travel blog, which was very new then!
We finished our statement by explaining that every aspect of our lives is committed and we are deeply in love and committed to each other. We support each other in every way possible and are completely committed to every aspect of our relationship and excited for all our plans we have ahead of us!
Evidence of Nature of the couple’s mutual commitment to each other
At the end of the statement, we wrote another heading titled ‘Evidence of Nature of the couple’s mutual commitment to each other’ where we listed in dot point form all the documents that we had uploaded which supported this section of the visa application.
- Joint statement of the nature of our commitment to each other inclusive of plans for the future (typed on blank A4 paper & signed by both of us and dated).
- Cards to each other & Evidence attended ANZAC Dawn Service London 2015
- Screenshot Simone work HR system showing Dan as Simone’s emergency contact.
- NHS (National Health Service) Emergency Contact Wallet cards showing each other as emergency contact.
- Screenshots from our joint travel Blog/website which we both own & run.
We then ended the document with both our signatures, names and the date.
Hopefully this may help you when applying for and completing the Australian Partner Visa Nature of Commitment section. We provided as much personal information about our lives and the intricacies of the financial aspects of our relationship.
Please feel free to leave us a comment if this helps you out or you have any questions. You can also read our other articles on the Australian Partner Visa Process:
- How our Australian Partner Visa was Granted in Six Months
- Australian Partner Visa Application FAQ’s
- Australian Partner Visa: What we included as Evidence of the Financial Aspects of our Relationship
- Australian Partner Visa: What we included as Evidence of the Social Aspects of our Relationship
DISCLAIMER: We are by no means migration agents or legal professionals, just two people who have been through the process and wanting to share our experience to hopefully help others in this article about the Australian Partner Visa Social Aspects of Relationship section.
Please don’t rely on our information alone, we don’t hold any responsibility if it is not factually correct (as it is just based on our own personal experience), or if dates, prices or requirements change.