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Another twist in our application.
Someone on behalf of immigration called to the marraige registry office to check Nikanama.
The office is located at remote and still not computerized. While on the phone they had miscommunication and eventually the old man said we cant find that file. Immigration suspecting a bogus document provided and asked for clarification .The dicument is Genuine for sure and they find the regisrty office also found that file.
Question - what should be our approach? How do i comvience them they can call the office back to verify the dcument is Genuine or not. Misery of life continue .
That is a real problem. It may not be easy to convince the AHC to phone again since AHC may rightfully presume that the small remote registry office can be bribed to say the certificate is genuine.

I can think of few options.

1. You and your partner can make statutory declarations to the affect that the certificate is genuine and forward to the AHC, explaining the situation.
2. Engage a 3rd party (e.g. a reputable law firm in Colombo) to independently verify the genuineness of the certificate and forward an affidavit to that affect to the AHC.
3. Try to get a letter from the central registry office in Colombo verifying the genuineness of the certificate and forward to the AHC with an explanation.

I think you really need professional advise.

Regards, SLB
Replying to your PM failed, hence this post.

This is a significant issue. As I indicated in my previous post, it is very hard for anyone to trust that small registry office since they have made such a big mistake.

As you have requested, the published contact details for the Colombo AHC is: +94-11-268 2311 (visas, migration and citizenship), [email protected]

Please post your comments and questions rather than PMs.
Thanks, SLB
 

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How long after paying for the visa should the documents be uploaded?

Since paying for the visa, we've been finalising, gathering and uploading the documents for about a week now.
Is this okay?
 

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Since paying for the visa, we've been finalising, gathering and uploading the documents for about a week now.
Is this okay?
You can submit the application with minimum amount of documents. After that you can keep uploading more supporting documents/photos etc with some limit of maximum number of documents. If any more documents needed, CO will contact later which could take months.
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Yep not an issue.. we uploaded up until 6 months after the original application. I presume CO will ask for anything further as needed.
Thank you.
In the "Attach documents" section, there's a button at the bottom saying "I confirm I have provided information as requested".
Is uploading more documents possible after clicking this button?
 

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Yep not an issue.. we uploaded up until 6 months after the original application. I presume CO will ask for anything further as needed.
Thank you.
In the "Attach documents" section, there's a button at the bottom saying "I confirm I have provided information as requested".
Is uploading more documents possible after clicking this button?
Yes but we didn't know this at the time so we only hit the confirm button after we had submitted everything. We can now still attach documents but the confirm button is greyed out.
The only documents we plan to attach further are social and travel related.. unless of course if they ask for something else.
 

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Yes but we didn't know this at the time so we only hit the confirm button after we had submitted everything. We can now still attach documents but the confirm button is greyed out.
The only documents we plan to attach further are social and travel related.. unless of course if they ask for something else.
Brilliant!
Thanks!
The stuff in the online ImmiAccount is pretty intuitive otherwise.
 

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Police Check more than a year old, but haven't been to that country since

I left London Aug 2016.

In Nov 2017, got a Police Clearance Certificate from the ACRO Criminal Records Office in the UK.

I haven't been to the UK after I left in Aug 2016.

Can I still use this PCC in my Partner visa application? Or is it considered expired?
 

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I left London Aug 2016.

In Nov 2017, got a Police Clearance Certificate from the ACRO Criminal Records Office in the UK.

I haven't been to the UK after I left in Aug 2016.

Can I still use this PCC in my Partner visa application? Or is it considered expired?
PCC expires in one year. Better to get a new PCC for a new application. However, you may submit what you have and wait for the CO to request new PCC. Also, you can submit the application without PCC.
 
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PCC expires in one year. Better to get a new PCC for a new application. However, you may submit what you have and wait for the CO to request new PCC. Also, you can submit the application without PCC.
Thank you.

So we'll upload the one we have now from Nov 2017 & only get a new one if asked by the CO.
 

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It is your choice. Also, you can submit the application without PCC and wait for the CO to contact.
 

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Yep not an issue.. we uploaded up until 6 months after the original application. I presume CO will ask for anything further as needed.
Thank you.
In the "Attach documents" section, there's a button at the bottom saying "I confirm I have provided information as requested".
Is uploading more documents possible after clicking this button?
Yes but we didn't know this at the time so we only hit the confirm button after we had submitted everything. We can now still attach documents but the confirm button is greyed out.
The only documents we plan to attach further are social and travel related.. unless of course if they ask for something else.
Did you get a RFI before that confirm button was visible for you? Because I can't even find it..
 

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Yep not an issue.. we uploaded up until 6 months after the original application. I presume CO will ask for anything further as needed.
Thank you.
In the "Attach documents" section, there's a button at the bottom saying "I confirm I have provided information as requested".
Is uploading more documents possible after clicking this button?
Yes but we didn't know this at the time so we only hit the confirm button after we had submitted everything. We can now still attach documents but the confirm button is greyed out.
The only documents we plan to attach further are social and travel related.. unless of course if they ask for something else.
Did you get a RFI before that confirm button was visible for you? Because I can't even find it..
Nope, no RFI or contact whatsoever..
In saying that, the application was submitted in Feb and we only got our act together and uploaded all documents by Aug (incl PCC). Meds and Biometrics were done in Feb itself...

The button is in the "Attach Documents" section, easier to find if you collapse everything under the Applicant and Sponsor's sections...
 

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Did you get a RFI before that confirm button was visible for you? Because I can't even find it..
I asked that same question at some point and found it confusing. It appears after an RFI and is the way to submit the requested information to the CO.
Weird because it was there for me without being asked..

Also my status said "Initial Assessment" prior to having clicked the Confirm button and it changed to "Further Assessment" a day later..

Apparently nothing to get excited about because people online have had it say Further Assessment for months before any contact..

So the waiting game continues...
 

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Did you get a RFI before that confirm button was visible for you? Because I can't even find it..
I asked that same question at some point and found it confusing. It appears after an RFI and is the way to submit the requested information to the CO.
Weird because it was there for me without being asked..

Also my status said "Initial Assessment" prior to having clicked the Confirm button and it changed to "Further Assessment" a day later..

Apparently nothing to get excited about because people online have had it say Further Assessment for months before any contact..

So the waiting game continues...
Hmm that is really strange, I really can't see one 🤔 I applied in April..

Thanks for your responses guys!
 

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Hello guys am new to the forum.so i received an email requesting for further information.this is my 19th month since i applied for the 309 visa.fingers crossed all goes well during the final assessment and hoping they wont take too long.the waiting period is soooo long
 
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