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Old 07-24-2011, 02:38 AM
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Prospective Marriage Visa

Hello to all! if anyone has some time and advise i would love to hear from you...... i have read many posts but especially how best top prepare a vis app, however i really want to get feedback on my personel situation as im worried i might be light on relationship history.

I am currently on my way to handing in our application... our biggest problem is our relationship has very much been a holiday/internet couple (she is indonesian). We met when i holidayed in bali, and have spoken every day since (one year ago). i have travelled to bali twice since and we are going to thailand in a month. all up though we have only spent 15 days or so actually together in person + the 10 in thailand. i am worried this wont be enough to satisfy the criterea..... anyway this is what im planning on handing in

-Relationship history of both.
-20 Printed photos together plus about 6 with friends and us at a few nightclubs.
-Phone bill showing msgs and calls to her.
-Hotel booking sheet showing both our names in bali
- 25 pages of Facebook msgs (our most frequest contact- i could do over 800 pages if i really wanted but i figure they wont want all that)
- Skype call logs
- a couple of emails
- Stat dec from family and my friend who has also met her
- plane tickets for our upcomming thailand holiday
- reciepts of moneygram i sent her to help pay for application (i figure a showing of fincancial support)
-NOIM with my siginiture and my celbrants with planned date of marriage
- Translations and copies of passport, ID, Birth Cert
-Police clearance
- A letter from my employers telling my pay, and fact that i have worked there for over two years.


do you think this will be enough? im worried we are light on our history.....

secondly when doing all these evidence should i do a stat dec for each saying "i declare the following fb/skype calls etc, are a true and accurate account of our fb/skype conversations?...... if i have an original letter from work do i need it to be notaries or stat dec or will it be fine?....

if anyone else has any ideas or suggestion i would greatly appreciate it

oh and one last thing i was told it is a good idea to do medicals before they ask to speed up the process..... is this true? can we do it without having a reference number etc?

many thanks in advance guys
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Old 07-24-2011, 12:54 PM
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Hi there
Go through the "Part 1 Document Checklist", part of the 47sp form, which lists in detail the forms you must provide with your application. You have to be absolutely spot on with giving them what they ask for - we sat down with the checklist and documents and ticked it off as we went through to make sure it was all there.
I think it's a good idea to give as much information as possible with your app.
I understand your situation, I have spent two holidays with my fiance in Canada, but he has not been to Australia, we met over 3 years ago, so yes it is difficult to provide evidence of your relationship when you're living apart for most of the time!
I think it's really important to include in your individual statements how you communicate and how often and how you work to maintain your relationship even though you're living apart. Do you have any mutual friends on Facebook that could do a stat dec for you as further supporting evidence of your relationship?
Good luck with everything, hope all goes well for you both!


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prospective is easier to get than the spousal one ... if you have proof of you communicating etc. then it shouldnt be a problem except .. well the 12 month thing.

im so happy we got married


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I don't think you need to get stat.decs for all your skype and facebook print outs. I included the original prints in my husband's application and the CO accepted that.

I think they just want to see a general committment between the two of you, so don't get too wrapped up in making everything "legal".

I just wrote one stat.dec explaining certain pieces of evidence, and wrote a final paragraph stating that all the evidence was legit and any notes I had written on evidence were also true. Seemed to work for me, so don't see why you can't try the same.

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I don't think you need to get stat.decs for all your skype and facebook print outs. I included the original prints in my husband's application and the CO accepted that.

I think they just want to see a general committment between the two of you, so don't get too wrapped up in making everything "legal".

I just wrote one stat.dec explaining certain pieces of evidence, and wrote a final paragraph stating that all the evidence was legit and any notes I had written on evidence were also true. Seemed to work for me, so don't see why you can't try the same.
Thanks Guys- I have gone with a stat dec saying the information is correct. we have both done a 4 page hiustory of relationship, however i am now doing a one page stat dec for each of the follow: social contact, commitment, nature of household and fincancial- its a bit hard for those of us who have not lived together... do you think this part is as important for prospective marriage than say a partner?


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Hi Everyone,

I'm new to this forum! Good on you for beginning to take this big step Mark!

I'm in the same boat as you... Wrapping my head around it myself but you got it all under your belt.

How has it been going? Have you lodged your application yet...


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Hi Everyone,

I'm new to this forum! Good on you for beginning to take this big step Mark!

I'm in the same boat as you... Wrapping my head around it myself but you got it all under your belt.

How has it been going? Have you lodged your application yet...
Hi and welcome to the site. Hope you enjoy your time with us and are able to get the information that you need too.

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Hi Mark,

I'm sure there are a lot of people on here in the same boat as you. Our situation was very similar. I had been to visit my fiance in Canada once, and he has been to Australia a few times, but only the once back in April to visit me. Providing proof of the relationship can be hard. We included all boarding passes of our trips, photographs together, facebook messages, emails (we had a lot as it was one of the best ways for us to communicate together and fill in a lot of time at work ) phone records, receipts for different things each of us has paid for or transferred to each other. We also included 2 stat decs from both of us, explaining our relationship, how we met, what we both hope for in the future and 2 stat decs from friends in Australia that have met my fiance as well and watched our relationship progress. A couple of weeks ago, my fiance gathered some more information from the time he lodged the Visa, which was on April 27, until now and submitted it to show we are still communicating every day, and still want this more than anything. We are sitting at the 107 day mark for waiting now. It's very frustrating but I know it will be worth every second of waiting in the end.

Good luck with your application and hopefully it will go through quickly


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Just a quick update, my fiance got an email from Ottawa to go ahead with medicals and police checks. Something at long last!
Hang in there!!!

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Just a quick update, my fiance got an email from Ottawa to go ahead with medicals and police checks. Something at long last!
Hang in there!!!
Sofie that is great news! We saw a post from a member named Savage yesterday who lodged their app in Toronto (which I understand is processed in Ottawa too). They lodged theirs 8 days prior to us in April and had just had contact from a CO. Seems there is movement in the Ottawa processing department at the moment! Wheeee! Here's hoping your fiance gets the checks done quickly and hoping we hear something very soon too!


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