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How long was/is your stat dec?


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Old 08-16-2011, 04:51 AM
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How long was/is your stat dec?

Just a fun question, as ours was around 7 pages each. it was quite fun and easy to write once you get started.

i think its also a really nice thing to hold onto, something to read back on years to come.


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As the sponsor I wrote about 2 pages. My husband only managed about a page. I think it's quality over quantity though.

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hmm, quality yes but that could mean 1 page or 7.

in our case i think it was more a short story of how, when, where we met...particular moments, how we felt, when we decided on marriage to where we are now, aswell as financial and emotional commitment, all in sub heading and spaced out, so easy to read.


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I wrote two, my sponsor wrote 4. Mine was more factual whereas his was more personal. Kind of the reverse of what I expected. I was dreading writing it but once I put pen to paper it was easy. I find it easier to write by hand things like this - doesn't flow as well when typed. I did type them up after however.


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I, the sponsor, wrote 4 while my husband wrote 2. Mine was written as a narrative while my husband's had more of an objective tone. I re-read it vigorously for fluency and spelling mistakes, as if I were writting an essay


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i wanted to do it by pen originally but typing was easier maybe my pen it would have been something like 3 or 4 pages.


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i think typing is good as then whoever ends up reading them doesn't have to deal with potentially hard to read handwritting, but that's just my opinion...

me (applicant) and my bf (sponsor) both typed ours. mine was 3 1/2 pages while his was 2. i had to edit down mine to get it to 3 1/2 pages as originally it was almost double that. also, as others noted, the way me and my bf wrote our stat decs was very different.... i still think mine (the more personal, stoy-like one) was the better of the two.

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the stat dec requires applicant and sponsor to write things related to emotional support, financial support and companionship. can someone give me more details on what the immigration exactly want? and is it necessary to include those in the stat dec.


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the stat dec requires applicant and sponsor to write things related to emotional support, financial support and companionship. can someone give me more details on what the immigration exactly want? and is it necessary to include those in the stat dec.
Hi, here is what they want you to write (this information comes from the partner migration booklet, page 40 http://www.immi.gov.au/allforms/booklets/1127.pdf)

"You and your partner must each provide a statement regarding the history of your
relationship, including:
how, when and where you first met;
how your relationship developed;
when you decided to marry or commence a de facto partner relationship;
your domestic arrangements how you support each other financially, physically and emotionally and when this level of commitment began;
any periods of separation when and why the separation occurred, for how long and how you maintained your relationship during the period of separation; and
your future plans.
The statements written by you and your partner can be on ordinary writing paper or a statutory declaration form may be used. Each statement or statutory declaration must be signed and dated by the author. For details on who can witness statutory declarations, see page 27."


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Sarah M,

Just a quick one, I know you have mentioned before that your partner's english is not great. I am in the same situation with my partner (we live in El Salvador and I speak Spanish). Did your partner write his stat dec in French and then have it translated? I think I would rather my partner write in his native tongue and have it be comfortable rather than struggle in English. Also if you had it translated, did you have it done formally? Thanks!


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