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Hello

I've read quite a bit of conflicting information throughout this forum as to the 'proper' way to include statements about household, financial, social, commitment and history aspects of the relationship.

We have put down 'See statement' in the online form as we have gone over the 2000 character limit on each of these - not majorly- and have written a relationship history statement each.

Some users here advocate for producing these as stat decs using the official form - however two people cannot sign the same stat dec therefore what of joint statements? Signing the same form twice, independently does not seem right.

Others recommend just printing the statement and signing it both as is, like a normal letter.

Is there a correct way?

Thank you.

Tom
 

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I have taken the view that if they wanted more than 2000 characters they would have allowed more than 2000 characters. I wrote it then cut it down by about half to fit it in, without taking out much of interest.
 

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We wrote statements for all major categories. We also separated social aspects into four individual sections: social - joint travel, social - concerts, social family events, social - memberships. For each one, we included a small statement regarding why we separated it into four categories, as well as what was included as evidence. Signed statement, scanned and made it a package.

On the immi account we put "please see statement and evidence attached "applicant_Social_concerts".
 

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I also believe the character limit was put in place for a reason so my partner and I used the online boxes.

If you choose not to, just put "See applicant statement" and "See sponsor statement".

They do not need to be on official stat dec forms.

You can type it out as you want (1-2 pages or listing the question then answering beneath it for each one) but you should just upload it as one pdf and not 5. Also, don't go overboard in your answers. They don't want to read through 10 pages of filler (If your statement is 10 pages long, then you are certainly putting in irrelevant information). Again, this goes back to my thought that the 2000 character limit is there for a reason. If written properly, the questions can be answered in this boxes if you keep to the point.

The applicant and sponsor applications both have narrative boxes for a reason. Because you each need to answer those questions in your own words. You cannot copy and paste one statement and you can't do a joint statement.

Some people choose to upload a joint statement along with the individual statements, but really, what's the point? You're just creating more work for the CO and beating a dead horse.
 

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The applicant and sponsor applications both have narrative boxes for a reason. Because you each need to answer those questions in your own words. You cannot copy and paste one statement and you can't do a joint statement.
It's my understanding that the sponsor doesn't need a separate application/Immi account. My sponsor is listed under my application/Immi account and those are not recommended attachments for the sponsor. We only submitted one statement for each recommended attachment and they are listed under my name only and in my Immi account only.
 

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And why are you under the impression the sponsor doesn't need to do the sponsor application when it is a requirement of a partner visa?
 

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https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/trav...pporting/Pages/partner/sponsor-documents.aspx

"Lodge the sponsorship form online

You can lodge your sponsorship form online after your partner has lodged their visa application and given you their Transaction Reference Number (TRN) or application ID.

You can lodge the form using your partner's ImmiAccount or your own ImmiAccount.

If you or your partner has an ImmiAccount, log in to start your application.

Log into ImmiAccount

Or, you can create your own ImmiAccount.

Create an ImmiAccount

When you are in ImmiAccount, select New application, then select Family, then Sponsorship for a Partner to Migrate to Australia.

Attach your documents when ImmiAccount tells you to."
 

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And it's best not to follow the "recommended" list in the upload section as it is generic and not specific to each case and therefore some things don't apply. The immigration website on the visa is the most updated information available and inclides a checklist of what is required.
 

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https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/trav...pporting/Pages/partner/sponsor-documents.aspx

"Lodge the sponsorship form online

You can lodge your sponsorship form online after your partner has lodged their visa application and given you their Transaction Reference Number (TRN) or application ID.

You can lodge the form using your partner's ImmiAccount or your own ImmiAccount.

If you or your partner has an ImmiAccount, log in to start your application.

Log into ImmiAccount

Or, you can create your own ImmiAccount.

Create an ImmiAccount

When you are in ImmiAccount, select New application, then select Family, then Sponsorship for a Partner to Migrate to Australia.

Attach your documents when ImmiAccount tells you to."
Exactly! You can do either or. If you do it under the applicant's login, there are places to attach all the documents for the sponsor as well.
 

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I think we are both on two different subjects. I wasn't referring to the immi account when talking about the sponsors application. You can do that either in the same immi account or a different one, but the sponsor still needs to do a separate sponsor application.
 

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The applicant and sponsor applications both have narrative boxes for a reason. Because you each need to answer those questions in your own words. You cannot copy and paste one statement and you can't do a joint statement.
It's my understanding that the sponsor doesn't need a separate application/Immi account. My sponsor is listed under my application/Immi account and those are not recommended attachments for the sponsor. We only submitted one statement for each recommended attachment and they are listed under my name only and in my Immi account only.
Did you upload the sponsors evidence?
 

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Did you upload the sponsors evidence?
Just what was listed. It asked for the 40SP, identity evidence, police checks, evidence of citizenship, etc. It does not make my sponsor answer the 5 questions (financial aspects, nature of household, social aspects,nature of commitment, and development of relationship) that are embedded in my application. I guess that can only happen if my husband creates his own account. Geez, the DHA website is clear a mud sometimes.
 

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I think we are both on two different subjects. I wasn't referring to the immi account when talking about the sponsors application. You can do that either in the same immi account or a different one, but the sponsor still needs to do a separate sponsor application.
Thanks for the clarification. I guess that is one more thing we need to do.
 

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That's because they prefer the sponsor to do the online application which does include those questions, which is why the website explains how to do the online sponsor app. If you uploaded the paper 40SP instead, then the sponsor still needs to upload a statement on the relationship answering the 5 questions.
 
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