Popular Question: How can I prove my relationship?
Throughout my career I have encountered relationships of all forms and mixtures. We truly do live in a multicultural society and proving one’s relationship can be done in so many ways these days.
A common question I get from people is “how do I prove my relationship?”. It’s not as simple as showing photos, living together and having a joint bank account. Yes these things do help, but really what Immigration are looking for is evidence that demonstrates that you are in a committed genuine relationship to the exclusion of all others. In other words… A real monogamous relationship.
So here are the areas which you can organise your evidence into:
- Financial commitments (like joint bank accounts, bills, insurances, tax, etc.)
- Social evidence (invitations to events, social life together, memberships, photos, parties, celebrations, etc.)
- Your household arrangements (how you live together, who does household chores, cooking, cleaning, groceries, etc.)
- Your plans for the future (i.e. Explaining what you have in store for the future, your goals, plans, things already happening, and how you see yourself in 10 years time)
The above categories will clearly paint a picture for your Immigration case officer because it shows everything from now and into the future.
So whatever visa you are applying for, the above can help you prepare your evidence of relationship.
To find out more information, contact us at VisaOne and we can will do our best to help.
From the desk of Yuri Marshall | Changing People’s Lives