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Old 03-30-2010, 09:52 AM
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Question Visa Application - Q81 - Countries visited in past 10 years

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I'm filling in form 47SP and my aussie g/f is filling in form 40SP - on the question regarding countries visited in the past 10 years how detailed and accurate must you be?

I have travelled extensively both globally and within Europe in the past 10 years - must I really try to remember places and dates? I live in London and used to travle to Paris, Brussels, Madrid and Milan every other week for work - this would be impossible to recall and enter in the form and I think I'll struggle in any case with major holidays and trips to begin with.

Any advice on this please? Should I focus on main holidays and trips away, especially those where I travelled with my g/f? We have been together 7 years so the travel history and any other proof of 'togetherness' should not be a concenr.

Thanks for any useful info - really appreciate it on this topic and any other de facto visa applciation hints and tips.

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Andy


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Hi arh,

Well, to begin with you only need to write down countries that you were in for a total of 12 months, so maybe that will help you narrow it down. As for dates, look in your passport for the stamps and make a time line of dates entering and leaving said countries.

It's an official form, so you should do your best to present the most accurate information you can


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Old 03-30-2010, 10:24 AM
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Hi Aussiegirl - thanks for the reply.

There are 2 questions - 81. asks for countries visited for any period less than 12 months in the past 10 years and 82. asks for countries lived in for 12 months or more.

It's question 81 I'm concerned with. As I'm British I never get a passport stamp within Europe and suspect my total trips within the past 10 years could number anything up to 100.

Does anyone know if I can write to any agency that tracks international travel? Interpol or any British passport/travel agency?

Thanks in advance

Andy


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I had the same problem. Where i could i put the accurate dates for trips - email flight confirmations, stamps in passport or date digital photos were taken helped here. Where i could just remember the month say for older European trips etc i just put the month. And i too had a year of travelling almost weekly for work between UK and Germany/Switzerland so i just put a date range and said various business trips between X and Y. Havent had any feedback on it but its impossible to remember everything to the exact day and surely they cant expect you to. I imagine European trips if you are british are the least of their worries. I ended up with 2.5 pages of trips - was wishing i hadnt travelled quite so much! Hopefully this will be enough but i guess if it isnt they will ask for more info and then i need to find a way to get exact dates for biz trips etc but hoping to get away with that if at all possible and by providing as much info as i possibly can first time around.


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Hi all

I'm filling in form 47SP and my aussie g/f is filling in form 40SP - on the question regarding countries visited in the past 10 years how detailed and accurate must you be?

I have travelled extensively both globally and within Europe in the past 10 years - must I really try to remember places and dates? I live in London and used to travle to Paris, Brussels, Madrid and Milan every other week for work - this would be impossible to recall and enter in the form and I think I'll struggle in any case with major holidays and trips to begin with.

Any advice on this please? Should I focus on main holidays and trips away, especially those where I travelled with my g/f? We have been together 7 years so the travel history and any other proof of 'togetherness' should not be a concenr.

Thanks for any useful info - really appreciate it on this topic and any other de facto visa applciation hints and tips.

Cheers

Andy
With the EU it's probably not as if you even have entry/exit stamps to rely on but if so, I'd just put the head down for a quiet couple of hours and just go thtrough the passport and make a summary sheet up.
Without stamps, just do the same based on what you can recall with an explanatory footnote re the numerous travel for work short periods.


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Hi I am filling in form 47SP too but I dont have that same question on Q81 - My Q81 is regarding serving in the armed forces!? Now Im panicing that I dont have the correct form but I got it from immi website!


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Hey stayinoz,

I just looked at the immi website and looked at the 47SP again by searching through the forms section numerically. The version I found was dated 2010, and Q 81 is about countries visited. I guess the version you have is outdated, so you need to fill out a new one perhaps.


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Hey aussiegirl thanks for your reply. I actually spoke with my migration agent last night who told me alot of the forms have been updated and have new parts to it so Im glad I saw your post Best of luck with it all!


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