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Old 08-17-2011, 09:39 AM
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Hi All,

Im about ready to lodge my application on shore on September 2011, please comment or add something if you guys thing i need to add. I m having tourist visa at the moment with no "no further stay" condition because my student visa expired before.

These are the documents and evidences:

Form 47SP
Form 40SP
Form 80

From my partner:

His certified passport copy and birth certificate copy

His employment details for 2 years ( current job payslips and australian income such as details of tax which shows his income) do i need to certified these??

His recent photos 2x

Witnessed Statement regarding our history


From my self:

My certified passport, birth certificate with translation from notary in Indonesia

Certified letter of my completion of bachelor commerce in Australia (i don't know if this will help, i just want to show them i would like to gain work experience in australia)

My recent Photos 2x

Medical references (as my medical check still valid from my last visa)
Certificate of my bachelor commerce (i dont know if this is help my application)

Witnessed Statement regarding our history

>>>I have a bit problem about evidence we have been living together for 12 months. Because he moved in with me and my cousin on 1st September 2010 when my lease was still going (expired on early November). I have told my landlord but she said i had to wait til the lease ran out. When the lease expired my landlord put his name on the new lease (November) and my cousin was going to move. But because of her money difficulty reason me and my partner decided to help my cousin. Then she finally moved out on March 2011.

Also my partner did not pay any rent and bills electronically on September 2010 that was because his old roster was 1 week off and 2 weeks on so he just buy me dinner and shopping instead. Also because he was lazy to do it online.
On October 2010 my partner new roster was 2 weeks on and 2 weeks off. We decided to make an arrangement that my partner only pay when he was on his day off. He started to transfer money late November 2010. Because i just realize we will need the evidence in the future.

In addition i have asked my landlord few months ago to write statement about my partner been living with me from 1st September 2010.

So my evidences:
Financial Aspect

-Joint account from September 2010 (this is holiday account) but we hardly use this account because he always pay for most holidays.

-My bank statement shows he sent money for bills and rent. (He hardly pay any bills electronically til my cousin moved on March 2011 and start to pay rent electronically from late November 2010).
do u think this is will be a problem as long as i have my landlord statement??

-I would like to provide my partner's bank statement but he hardly use his card. Always use cash, so it is abit hard to get information from his bank statement. Instead i provide his credit card statement which shows he paid for our holidays.

NATURE OF HOUSEHOLD

-Certified of Landlord's agent statement states that my partner has been living in the same address with me from Sept 2010.

-Certified New lease agreement from November 2010 to November 2011

-We never divided the household expenses, it is always he paid or i paid and did not have the receipts.

-His Bills and my bills with same address for 12 months from September 2010. (we have no bills with both name on it because i live in the unit way before him)

SOCIAL CONTEXT OF THE RELATIONSHIP

-Witnessed Statutory declaration from my cousin, her bf, my aunty and my uncle (they are au citizens). (would like to add my mum and dad but they are not ausy citizen) and probably will have his mum to write a declaration (this is abit hard because his mum lives far away from us).

-Photos with my family, his family, and friends

-Cards from each other and his family to us.

-Joint travel together to see my family overseas and his family.


THE NATURE OF YOUR COMMITMENT TO EACH OTHER

-Intention about our relationship in our statements.

-Our future travel itinerary which will be on October 2011.

-Phone details shows we text and calls when he works and also skype details.

Do you guys think these evidences enough to show them our defacto relationship??

I also have question about AOS, (I know i have asked this question before)
>>> So my partner's current job only from the last 1.5 years (with income more than 80K/year)
>>> But his last job, he only got average or probably low income around 27K/year)

>Do you guys think he will be asked for AOS??? Because i dont want to involve his family or my family about AOS

>>> After i lodge, i would like to change my bridging condition with work allowance condition. Atm i do not work and im having financial difficulty, even my partner earn big income ,i just feel not right because i don't have any money in my bank. We need to pay rent, bills, and some other things together and my partner has so many things to pay so it will put so much pressure on him. Do u think this reason enough to show them i have financial difficulty? Please advice.

Thank You so much. =)


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Old 08-17-2011, 12:48 PM
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Hi,

I think your application is quite solid. I doubt you will be asked for an AoS as my partner was not asked for one and our situation was much worse compared to yours (the applicant, my husband, was unemployed and I, the sponsor, am a student on centrelink youth allowance and part-time work).

I'm not sure how they judge "financial difficulty", but you could certainly try. The fact that you have little funds in your bank account and that you need to contribute should help. Here's the form:
http://www.immi.gov.au/allforms/pdf/1005.pdf


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Dear SarahM,

Thank you for ur reply. I will at least try to show them i need to work. And finally i will submit my application next month. Thank You so much again. Wish me luck.=)


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I wish you all the best!! Good luck


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I hope it's ok if I revive this thread because I have a few questions about this. I am not wondering about the AoS as I have heard that it is no more, I am more wondering how DIAC views employment history of applicants for partner visas.


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Hi,

I think your application is quite solid. I doubt you will be asked for an AoS as my partner was not asked for one and our situation was much worse compared to yours (the applicant, my husband, was unemployed and I, the sponsor, am a student on centrelink youth allowance and part-time work).

I'm not sure how they judge "financial difficulty", but you could certainly try. The fact that you have little funds in your bank account and that you need to contribute should help. Here's the form:
http://www.immi.gov.au/allforms/pdf/1005.pdf
Has anyone else had a similar situation with an unemployed (or part-time employed) applicant and a sponsor on centrelink? My employment situation is that I do freelance graphic design with my father for different clients and generally work for a few months and then take the rest of the year off or work for a few more months again and so on as needed for my financial needs.

This is how I have supported myself for the last 10 years. Other than the freelance work I have worked at an assortment of odd jobs over the years. The graphic design jobs commonly only last up to 3 months or so at a time and I have never worked in an office full time all year round. Will this be a problem with DIAC regarding my employment history?

If anyone has a similar story and applied for a PMV/de facto visa I would like to hear from you.


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Old 01-26-2013, 11:16 AM
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i was just granted a PMV my partner is retired he doesnt work and he certainly didnt claim centre link as he is in Malta with me, i was supporting him plus he was using his finances from the house he rented out in Australia, they didnt give us a hard time based on finances, so i wouldnt worry too much about one of you not working, im sure if you browse through the forums threads you will find that there is allot of people asking the same question.
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Hi Jim -

A couple of years back the Australian government changed some of the social services laws that expanded the ability for those on provisional partner visas (the initial 2-year part of the partner visa that is not permanent) to access social services. As a result, the Assurance of Support (AOS) provisions for partner visas no longer were necessary and were dropped from the processing regime. That being said, they still want to employment info on the sponsor, but more for general assessment purposes than to determine any ability of the sponsor to provide any particular minimum level of financial support to the applicant.

Hope this helps -

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Yes that does help. Thanks guys


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