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  1. Visas and immigration
    Hi all, I just applied for a 485 and was informed that I need police clearances for a number of countries and some other documents. I read previously that police clearances may be required but that the case officer would inform you. The online lodging system clearly listed those automatically...
  2. Visas and immigration
    How important is it right now to supply statutory declarations? I understand that they have a bigger value but are they necessary to support such statements as 'outlining housework', 'sharing bills' and 'contact while apart'? Are written statements enough or do the COs prefer to see stat decs...
  3. Visas and immigration
    Hello everyone :) , I have an important question about the application for Partner Visa 820 and the consequent Bridging Visa A. My current visa expires at the end of April this year. Therefore I will need to apply for 820 before then and require the BVA to stay here. If I understood correctly...
  4. Visas and immigration
    1. Prior to applying for 801/820 visa onshore, is it okay to come here on a tourist visa - and select 3 months stay intention at the airport? Otherwise if i select 'coming to live permamently', what documents will I need to present at the airport? 2...
  5. Visas and immigration
    Hi everyone, I'm about to apply for the visa 801 and I have a couple of questions in regards the documents checklist 1- do I have to submit again all the documents from scratch? Like, for form 888 do I have to get 2 witnesses and get signed it again? 2- for the police check, there's written...
  6. Visas and immigration
    Hi all! My boyfriend and I applied for a de facto Partner Visa last year, June 2018. We obviously haven't heard anything back yet as it hasn't even been a year (and the estimated processing time is 21-28 months....holy moly). I'm wondering if we should keep uploading proof of documents every...
  7. Visas and immigration
    Hi All I am currently submitting the documents for citizenship. However, the document page is quite different from the user guide. For each required doc, I cannot change the document type. If I had said "Passport" in the form, I can only add passport. The document type is not changing to say...
  8. Visas and immigration
    Hi everyone, I've been looking all around but I'm still not 100% sure about translating documents for the 820 Partner application. In the website it states: "All non-English documents must be translated into English. Contact the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters...
  9. Visas and immigration
    Hi Everyone, My partner and I (Australian Citizen) am planning to travel to Australia with her on a tourist visa and may apply for a partner visa once we arrive. My partner's tourist visa has already been approved without any problems. We have been living overseas for the past few years and I...
  10. Visas and immigration
    Hello I am from India and I have recently applied for Australian business visa first time as a first foreign visit, which got refused. Visa Class: Visitor (class FA) Visitor (Business) (subclass 600) my application was refused for the following reasons. "You have not provided sufficient...
  11. Visas and immigration
    Hi guys! My fiance and I are applying for a PMV and I still have some questions about the documents I need to attach as applicant. The instruction on the boarder website is: All non-English documents must be translated into English. Contact the National Accreditation Authority for Translators...
  12. Visas and immigration
    Ok... I am in the final stages of applying for Partner Visa 801/820 What needs to be certified? Stat decs- YES Do our personal stat decs need to be certified? Passport Copies - YES Other Identification documents eg birth cert, drivers licence??? Bank Statements?? Scanned copies of...
  13. Visas and immigration
    trying to sort through my things for the 820 visa heres my story met back 2015 had a share house she had a place where her friends, she later bought a place in 2015 july, with her sister, then i moved in with her , and her friend 2 weeks later. in october, she left to go on a trip for 6 weeks...
  14. Visas and immigration
    hi, does anyone know, when applying for PMV, do i need to find a specific translation company to translate my birth certificate or would any certified translation be good? ive been looking at this website: https://www.certifieduktransl.net/ and this one: Certified Translation services by...
  15. Visas and immigration
    im getting a PMV and me and my partner need a NOIM but do I have to be there too or can he send it to me to sign by post?
  16. Visas and immigration
    Im wondering if anyone knows what other documents or proof that can be provided to prove that I lived in Australia. It suggested a passport but being that I moved from NZ to Australia in 1995, I have changed passports a few times since then and no longer have that passport. I lived in Australia...
  17. Visas and immigration
    Hello, I am planning to start my application for subclass 189 today. With respect to that I have few questions. 1. I am getting 75 points (calculated from an online calculator), there I also looked at an option which will give me 10 more points if a citizen from Aus will sponsor me. Is the...
  18. Visas and immigration
    Hi! I'm uploading evidences for subclass 820 Partner visa. I would like to know if it is ok to compress and shrink ALL my evidences, even my important documents like birth certificate, passport and driving licence. I'm freaking out cos the more I upload, the lesser file limit i have left, it...
  19. Visas and immigration
    Hi all, I am collecting documents for Partner visa and on the website, I read that: I don't understand the two witnesses part. Can those two be anyone? All statutory declaration forms have just one signature space for an authorised witness such as Justice of Peace. Thanks for any help.
  20. Visas and immigration
    Hi, I am about to apply for the Partner Visa subclass 820, but I am still waiting for my police check to return from Canada. Am I able to lodge the rest of my application and then add that when it arrives? Or should I wait until everything arrives? My travel visa expired the beginning of...
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