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So we are filing for an 820

My brother has made a small error (that probably shouldn't matter), but I guess can be nitpicked.

He is older than I am, and has put his age as the number of years he has known me, instead of my age.

That's a 2 year difference.

I am now wondering if it may be possible to explain the statutory declaration, rather than making an amendment (he will be travelling).

It is very easily explained (with the age on his passport).

Also if an amendment were to be made (it states on several websites that both the declaration and the witness need to initial it.Would it need to be initialed in front of the witness? Or can it be initialled, scanned and witnessed?

it's a bit frustrating, based on this 'nothing' of an issue. I wasn't present when he filled the form, but I can sort of figure out how he made the mistake. He was probably thinking in his head "I have known him all my life", and he equated all of his life to his age.

The straightforward answers would be. Do the form again, do the amendment with my brother in front of the witness etc. But like I said, there are some difficulties with time and place, are there any other options.
 

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Have you already uploaded this document as evidence in the application?

My brother has made a small error (that probably shouldn't matter), but I guess can be nitpicked.
It's an error on a visa application, not an error on a library card application.

The straightforward answers would be. Do the form again, do the amendment with my brother in front of the witness etc. But like I said, there are some difficulties with time and place, are there any other options.
That is the easiest and safest option. If I were in your position, whether it was uploaded already or not, I would just do it all over again. Having said that, if the document is uploaded already, you could try to send in form 1023, notice of incorrect answers and explain it in there. Keep in mind a stat dec is essentially swearing an oath in court.
 

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Nothing has been uploaded.

I will just get my sister to do one in place of my brother and not use his.

I suppose that is a lot safer than using form 1023.

Getting the amendment or a new one from my brother is kind of not viable. Hence why I was not leaning towards that straightforward route.

Unless the JP can accept an amendment not made in person.
 

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Nothing has been uploaded.

I will just get my sister to do one in place of my brother and not use his.

I suppose that is a lot safer than using form 1023.

Getting the amendment or a new one from my brother is kind of not viable. Hence why I was not leaning towards that straightforward route.

Unless the JP can accept an amendment not made in person.
Take the path of least resistance, your sister doing one would be just as good and remove any worry.

Also, form 1023 is as safe as it gets. After lodging our application I had to use it twice. My visa was still granted in just over a month.
 
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Well thanks for that. I will keep form 1023 in mind (hopefully won't need it).

Sigh lol. My dad also made a mistake with the stat declaration.

:p But we shall prevail.
 
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