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Hello i am new here, and i am wondering if someone could help me to what i need to put on the statements that needs to be written by me and my partener. and as well the friends and family.

i would so much appriciate if i could be pointed out in the right direction, as i don't know where to start
 

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Hello i am new here, and i am wondering if someone could help me to what i need to put on the statements that needs to be written by me and my partener. and as well the friends and family.

i would so much appriciate if i could be pointed out in the right direction, as i don't know where to start
Which statements are you referring to?

As far as friends and family, I think you're talking about form 888? If so, it states on the top of the form:

This form must be completed by a person who:
• knows the visa applicant and their partner or fiancé(e) and the history of their relationship;
• is at least 18 years of age; and
• is an Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident.
and this:

If the visa applicant is outside Australia and is unable to have an Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident complete this form, any person who knows the applicant and their partner or fiancé(e) may also complete this form.
 

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Yes its the statements 888,
I know i need o write a statement about our relationship, but is there certain topics that need to be mentioned. or do i just write everything that comes to mind since we met until today?
 

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Yes its the statements 888,
I know i need o write a statement about our relationship, but is there certain topics that need to be mentioned. or do i just write everything that comes to mind since we met until today?
If you haven't done so already, I would suggest looking through the partner migration handbook. You will find a lot of answers to questions in there.

You and your partner will need to write statements on the history and development of your relationship. In your own words, separate statements detailing things like how you met, when you committed to a shared life together, when you became de facto/engaged/married. More information can be found in the partner migration handbook I linked above.

There are four categories of evidence you will need to provide in your application for a partner visa. They are:

• Financial aspects - joint bank accounts, shared leases, car insurance, loans, credit cards etc.
• The nature of the household - how your household is run, who does what for household duties, bill payments etc.
• Social context of the relationship - evidence of you and your partners social life - pictures on vacation, with friends, family, concerts, invitations etc.
• The nature of your commitment to each other. - proof that you and your partner have a shared commitment to one another. Showing each other as the others emergency contact, wills with each other as the executor/beneficiary, shared medical/dental benefits.

Those are just some suggestions of evidence you could use to satisfy those four categories. Obviously everyone is different and individual circumstances change. To give you an idea, this is how we broke ours down.

• financial aspects - we broke ours down into two sections, household bills and joint purchases. We included a brief statement for both and a table of contents outlining what was in each section. Then in each section we included screenshots and other evidence that we listed in our table of contents.

• the nature of the household - In this we included a brief statement on how are house was run, who paid what, who cleaned what and pictures from around our house showing that we both live there. \

• social context of the relationship - this section we broke down into four sections. We did this to reduce the size of the file and to give a look into each aspect of our social life. In each section we included a brief statement as well as a table of contents describing and showing what evidence we included. Our four sections of social aspects were joint travel, social events with family, social events with friends and joint memberships we held.

• the nature of your commitment to each other - in this section we included a brief statement as well as a table of contents outlining the evidence we provided. Everything from work emergency contact information, the wallet size cards of emergency contact we each kept, our wills, medical and beneficiary information as well as cards we've given to each other on anniversaries, birthday's etc.

Like I said, each application is different, it's best to go through what you think you have and sort it accordingly.
 
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Pretty simple. The online application has narrative boxes for each of those questions so you can just answer them there. That within the application is the personal statement and those boxes are in both the applicant and sponsor online applications. If you keep your answers clear and to the point, the 2000 character limit shouldn't be an issue.

The immigration website for your partner visa has a lot of information. I suggest reading through all of that including any sublinks before you apply. Things like the F888s are self explanatory if you download it and read it.
 

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You literally need to write bullet point statements of dates that you met, when you moved in together, went on holiday together, important dates etc.
Just make it really simple and easy to understand!
 

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You literally need to write bullet point statements of dates that you met, when you moved in together, went on holiday together, important dates etc.
Just make it really simple and easy to understand!
Also, I wrote actual paragraphs at first but when I heard from my case officer he said he needed bullet point statements so it was easy to understand, and just cut out all the Jibba jabba! Hope that makes sense
 

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I wrote paragraphs for both visas with no issues and used the text boxes in the app. Some people choose to write a separate statement instead but this shouldn't be more than 1-2 pages or you might be babbling.

If the information is there, it shouldn't matter how it's presented as long as it's clear, concise, and organized. Nothing in the online app or immigration website states it needs to be in bullet point format, so it must have been specific to your COs preference.
 

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I wrote paragraphs for both visas with no issues and used the text boxes in the app. Some people choose to write a separate statement instead but this shouldn't be more than 1-2 pages or you might be babbling.

If the information is there, it shouldn't matter how it's presented as long as it's clear, concise, and organized. Nothing in the online app or immigration website states it needs to be in bullet point format, so it must have been specific to your COs preference.
Yes you're right there is nothing online that states how it should be written but as my CO said, it's best to do it in bullet point statements as that way it IS written in a clean, concise and organised way!
 

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And I'm just clarifying for other readers that your CO may have wanted it that way but doesn't mean it's a requirement. Another CO somewhere could have requested it differently.

Precisely why I believe the boxes are limited to 2000 characters, so you only have enough space to write what is necessary without rambling.

Then again, some people have written 10 page long statements with no issue.

So for other readers, do it how you feel comfortable.
 

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Hi all! Just looking some info about how to present all the relationship evidence and this thread has come in quite handy already.

I've written the story of our relationship in a separate statement and then added photos, screenshots of conversations, etc as extra evidence of the statement.
I was just going to upload this as a pdf document once we apply, but I've just read that people usually print, sign and scan it.
Would this be the best way to go?

Should I separate the statement telling the story of our relationship and then all the "proof" (pictures, conversations, etc) in two different documents?

Any help is appreciated. Thank you very much!
 

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I use the idea of uploading required things individually and combining like evidences.

As a statement is a required item, I would upload that individually as its own pdf. For photos I put all of them in one pdf. For screenshots of convos, I'd put that under a pdf for communication while apart.
 

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I use the idea of uploading required things individually and combining like evidences.

As a statement is a required item, I would upload that individually as its own pdf. For photos I put all of them in one pdf. For screenshots of convos, I'd put that under a pdf for communication while apart.
That's so clever. Thanks!!!
 
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