I know there are PACS threads out there but I'm hoping someone can address my questions.
My gf (French) & I (Australian) have been in a relationship for over 3 years but have not been able to be together long-term for the obvious visa reasons. We have been back & forth multiple times over the 3 years. If we're going to be together, basically I have to move over to France & marriage is the last resort.
As I see it, you can only be "PACSed" if you have been living together for at least 1 year consecutively. How is this possible for us if we're limited to 3 months at a time together because of tourist visa restrictions? Is there a way around this 1 year co-habitation thing for circumstances like ours? Does our 3 years together not have any weight in a PACS application?
Now, lets say by some way we are granted PACS status, do I really have to wait one year before being eligible for work rights? How are you supposed to survive if you can't earn money (all sorts of events can affect the savings you move over with, just in case you're going to say you should have $$ to support yourself for this time)?
Are you eligible for unemployment/assistance benefits then?
I hope someone can address these specific questions, hopefully from experience.