Re: Re: bridging visa and de-facto
Don't think so on a bridging visa. I guess if his PR comes through in enough time before her WHV runs out they could go in and apply for a de-facto visa on-shore, but don't know how long it takes to process in Australia. They must have lived together for 12 months though to apply for de-facto. Otherwise she will have to leave and apply off-shore, then return. Partner visas are not taking as long as they used to so they shouldn't have to be separated for too long - AHC site states "up to 4 months" processing time, but we got our Prospective Marriage Visa back in 3 weeks at the time they were quoting 6 months.
This is a bit of an unusual one, they should give DIMA help line a call and get some anonymous advice over the phone. Or perhaps one of the Migration Agents that post on this forum could help.