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Could someone please clarify:

The sponsorship form 40SP has a blank page for additional information. Is this necessary as my husband would be repeating the same information I have typed into the online 47SP application? He has just answered the standard questions.

My daughter is going to make the payment for my application using Australian BPAY to avoid the fee and foreign exchange premium. How can she do that as I believe it cannot be done over the phone. Is it acceptable for her to log into my account to find out the process?
 

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Yes it is. Please see pages 37-38 https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/Forms/Documents/1127.pdf

*I reread your question - I would still put the extra info on there - is it really worth excluding something because you don't want to do a bit more typing :) - all of your documentation and accounts should match with what each other say.*

I don't know the answer to your daughter paying and accessing your account.
 

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Another question - filling the boxes with the supporting information, should I include the question sub-headings above my answers/information? The preview looks very messy, all in bold with none of my paragraphs visible or way of separating the questions from the answers. (The sub-headings are the guide points shown when clicking on the ?). Should I remove them which will show no separation between points?
 

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Yes it is. Please see pages 37-38 https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/Forms/Documents/1127.pdf

*I reread your question - I would still put the extra info on there - is it really worth excluding something because you don't want to do a bit more typing :) - all of your documentation and accounts should match with what each other say.*

I don't know the answer to your daughter paying and accessing your account.
Form 40sp doesn't actually have to be filled out, scanned and submitted though, does it? Isn't that part of the online application?
 

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Form 40sp doesn't actually have to be filled out, scanned and submitted though, does it? Isn't that part of the online application?
???? I found the form online, it's been typed into and will be printed for scanning in. Do you mean when I apply there will be a link to an electronic version to be filled in the same way as the online 309?:confused:
 

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???? I found the form online, it's been typed into and will be printed for scanning in. Do you mean when I apply there will be a link to an electronic version to be filled in the same way as the online 309?:confused:
I don't want to add or create any confusion, so I can't answer that.

All I know is that when looking over the paper version of form 40sp, it was basically the same thing that the sponsor fills out online when applying.
 
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Yes there is an online version of the 40SP for sponsors and I'd imagine that is the preferred method though they'll accept a scanned version. All the sponsor needed to do was create a new application in immi account and choose the sponsor option.

Yes, the sponsorship form needs to be filled out in whole, regardless of if the questions are the same or have been answered in the applicant's form. You also should not copy and paste the narrative sections as those boxes are your personal statements and need to be written by the applicant for the applicant's form and the sponsor for the sponsorship form.
 

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Also, BPAY can only be done from an Australian bank account so I'm assuming your daughter has one? You'll be able to access how to do it once you've finished your application and click the submit button.

Edit: Keep in mind BPAY can take a few days so you may not be able to access the upload section straight away.
 

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FYI, the website explains how to do everything, including the 40SP.

"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."

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

And even info on how to pay: https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/trav.../trav/visa/fees/how-to-pay-for-an-application
 

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Yes there is an online version of the 40SP for sponsors and I'd imagine that is the preferred method though they'll accept a scanned version. All the sponsor needed to do was create a new application in immi account and choose the sponsor option.

Yes, the sponsorship form needs to be filled out in whole, regardless of if the questions are the same or have been answered in the applicant's form. You also should not copy and paste the narrative sections as those boxes are your personal statements and need to be written by the applicant for the applicant's form and the sponsor for the sponsorship form.
Very helpful, thank you. My husband can redo the form online and cut and paste in his statement/additional info. The information will be similar but in his own words.
 

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Also, BPAY can only be done from an Australian bank account so I'm assuming your daughter has one? You'll be able to access how to do it once you've finished your application and click the submit button.

Edit: Keep in mind BPAY can take a few days so you may not be able to access the upload section straight away.
I really appreciate the help. Yes our daughter is a citizen and lives in Australia so has a bank account with BPay. Will she have to log into my immi account to enable her to do this? There is no provision in the website guidelines for this situation.
 
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