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Subclass 820
Psychological and Financial Abuse

  • The applicant was in a same sex relationship and held a Partner (Subclass 820) visa.  
  • The applicant came to Immigration Solutions once her relationship with her de facto partner (visa sponsor) broke down.  
  • Immigration Solutions Lawyers was able to notify the Department of Home Affairs of the change in circumstances and prepare a submission for a Partner (Residence) (subclass 100) visa under the Family violence provision. 
  • As there was no court order or conviction of family violence, the applicant sought a non-judicially determined family violence claim. This required:  
  • the applicant prove that she is the de facto partner of the perpetrator and victim who suffered the relevant family violence.  
  • establishing the existence of manipulation, control, threats and verbal, emotional and financial abuse through reports from a Psychologist and Mental Health Social Worker, along with further supporting documentation. 
  • With the assistance of Immigration Solution Lawyers, the applicant was successful in establishing she was the victim of family violence perpetrated by her former de facto partner and was granted Permanent Residence with a Partner (subclass 801) visa.  
  • The applicant is now a Permanent Resident of Australia. 

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