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Old 09-29-2011, 08:35 AM
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Originally Posted by brightsideee View Post
We got more than 20 flight itineraries with both our names and address but she said -not enough evidence for 'defacto' .
as I was in australia on tourist visa i couldn't put my name on any utility bills, plus during our travels we never really collected bills as they usually write just one name on a bill.

I have recites for ebay purchases with our address and name but agent also told us its not really strong proof.
just one more question. since we decided to get married recently, all statements we have are describing our relationship till about 12 months and time before we decided that. is it ok to send them and explain it in our statement?

Would you recommend trying to apply for a spouse visa without help of an agent?
I don't like the sound of your agent.
Flight itineraries are good evidence, and so are online purchases indicating that you share the same address/account, ect.
As aussiegirl explained, things don't need to be 'joint', you just need to show how you are a couple and not just two individuals.

If you are able to get new stat decs, that'd be a good idea, but don't worry too much if you can't get them again (there's no law saying that they aren't valid). It would be good to get them again, especially from people who were at the wedding, but don't stress too much.

Get your bank statements and highlight costs that involved your partner, eg "groceries" "rent" "---that I bought for ---", things that you bought each other, things that were for both of you.

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Old 09-29-2011, 08:50 AM
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well i must say i feel relief and thats why we decided to give up that agent. Wasnt sure if doing the higlight on bank statement of groceries would be enough and maybe it would be considered silly.
we were going to go for defacto and get married next year but thought since we are going to do it anyway maybe we can just speed up if it can help our case. the thing is we dont want to throw wedding now but in a couple of months in asia. so we probably wont have any pictures from the 'ceremony; as its going to be official only for now. you think that might be a problem?
with all the paper work is it really risky to apply by ourselfs without the agent?

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As tough as DIAC might be, there are humans behind the scenes. I think they would be able to see that you love each other and want to settle down but are unable to do so because of work. They allow visas for couples that have had arranged marriages and thus have only really met a few times, so I don't see how they could refuse a couple that tries to spend whatever time they have with one another. And delaying the ceremony after registering the marriage legally isn't a problem either, as I did a similar thing with my husband. We actually had a ceremony before we legally registered our marriage.

If you lay out the application clearly, highlight statements to show what payments you both have made and take time to explain all the background information you can, you could probably do it on your own. But, if you aren't condfident, you should look for an agent. I can recommend some reputable ones if you like.


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Old 09-29-2011, 02:28 PM
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I can second aussiegirl about the wedding ceremony. We didn't have lots of photos/invitations/lots of guests, ect. We got married a week before we applied for the visa, and it was a civil ceremony, our actual ceremony with both families will be in 2013.

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Old 09-29-2011, 11:41 PM
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thanks alot, its really helpful !

i tried to research new agents. im a bit scarred of costs. cause our case seems to be 'cpmplicated' they all asks for fee 3300$ which on top on almost 3000$for visa itself is a lot of money !!

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