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Old 08-18-2011, 08:35 AM
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Need help to lodge partner visa file

Hi I am applying for partner visa after three weeks , please help me wat document we need to lodge file ,


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you need 4 photos of your partner

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Hi,

You will need:
Form 47SP for the applicant
http://www.immi.gov.au/allforms/pdf/47sp.pdf
Form 40SP for the sponsor
http://www.immi.gov.au/allforms/pdf/40sp.pdf

You will also need the documents listed on page 23 and 24 of form 47SP
- Certified copies of marriage certificate (if applicable), certified copies of passports and birth certificates of applicant and sponsor
- Written statements from you and from your partner detailing the history of your relationship (for example, when and how you met, when you started living together, joint activities, significant events in the relationship)
- 4 (or 2 if applying in Australia) recent passport-size photographs (45mm x 35mm) of yourself and any other person included in the application.
- If you, your fiancé(e) or partner or anyone included in your application is or has been married, certified copies of the marriage certificate(s)
- If you, your fiancé(e) or partner or anyone included in your application has been divorced or widowed, a certified copy of the divorce decree absolute or the death certificate of the deceased spouse
- If already undertaken, you should include results of your health and character checks
- At least 2 statutory declarations from individuals who are Australian citizens or permanent residents and have personal knowledge of your relationship and support your claim that the relationship is genuine and continuing (see form 888 Statutory declaration by a supporting witness relating to a partner visa application)
- The sponsor's employement details (payslips, tax assessments) for the past 2 years (if applicable)

You will also need evidence that your relationship is genuine and ongoing, such as the evidence listed on page 41 of the partner migration booklet:
http://www.immi.gov.au/allforms/booklets/1127.pdf
The evidence must cover:
Financial aspects
Evidence will be required that you and your partner share financial commitments and responsibilities, including:

• evidence of any joint ownership of real estate or other major assets (for example, cars,
appliances) and any joint liabilities (for example, loans, insurance);
• sharing of finances;
• legal commitments that you and your partner have undertaken as a couple;
• evidence that you and your partner have operated joint bank accounts for a reasonable period of time; or
• sharing of household bills and expenses.
The nature of the household
You will be asked to provide evidence that you and your partner share responsibilities within your household, including:

• your living arrangements;
• a statement outlining the basis on which responsibility for housework is distributed;
• joint ownership or joint rental of the residence in which you live;
• joint utilities accounts (electricity, gas, telephone);
• joint responsibility for bills for day-to-day living expenses;
• joint responsibility for children; or
• correspondence addressed to both you and your partner at the same address.
Social context of the relationship
How your relationship with your partner is seen by your friends and family will be considered including:

• evidence that you and your partner are generally accepted as a couple socially (for example, joint invitations, going out together, friends and acquaintances in common);
• the assessment of your friends and acquaintances about the nature of your relationship (see ‘Statutory declarations’ on page 27);
• evidence that you and your partner have declared your relationship to government bodies, commercial/public institutions or authorities;
• statutory declarations made by your or your partner’s parents, family members, relatives and other friends;
• joint membership of organisations or groups;
• evidence of joint participation in sporting, cultural or social activities; or
• joint travel.
Note: Providing only statutory declarations from your and your partner’s parents, family
members, relatives and other friends is not normally sufficient to evidence your
relationship.
The nature of your commitment to each other
Factors that could assist in evidencing mutual commitment between you and your
partner include:

• knowledge of each other’s personal circumstances (for example, background and family situation, which could be established at interview);
• intention that your relationship will be long-term (for example, the extent to which you have combined your affairs);
• the terms of your wills; or
• correspondence and itemised phone accounts to show that contact was maintained


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Old 09-26-2011, 08:37 AM
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Hi friends , I applied for partner visa last week and I got bridging visa C , no work,and file is not assign to any case officer yet, my wife not workin coz she hv 18 months old baby so we hv problem in managing bills and stuff , if I applied for work , ll I be able to get work permission if I show we r in financial trouble, please reply


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Hi friends , I applied for partner visa last week and I got bridging visa C , no work,and file is not assign to any case officer yet, my wife not workin coz she hv 18 months old baby so we hv problem in managing bills and stuff , if I applied for work , ll I be able to get work permission if I show we r in financial trouble, please reply
Yes you can apply to have the working conditions removed from the visa because of financial hardship. You'll need to use this form:
http://www.immi.gov.au/allforms/pdf/1005.pdf


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Thanx Sarah i m going to do same as u told but I was nt sure


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Hi,

Im with my australian boyfriend for over 16 months . we were going to apply for defacto visa but due to our lifestyle and working overseas it was very difficult to gather all information and profs that weve been in commited realationship as i couldnt put my name on any bills etc being on tourist visa. finally we decided to get married. after reading this message I see that documentation needed for it is not much different than defacto. our agent told us that being married we dont need solid proofs and joined bank account and letters should be enough?

also, we already have letter from our friends and family describing our realtioship before we decided to get married. is that enough? most of our friend are abroad and we dont want to ask everyone to rewrite it :?


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I'm surprised by what the agent told you. Even married couples need to show proof that they are a comitted couple, since there are fake marriages that DIAC are trying to spot.

Yes, while everything doesn't need to be joint, you still need to show that you both shared the expenses and responsibilities of a couple. So, the key to explain your lack of such things is writing in your relationship statements why you couldn't get them i.e. your work situation etc. I suggest getting receipts and banks statements showing things you bought each other, trips you made to see one another, photos you have together, phone records and e-mails to show you contact while appart.

If you just rely on the fact that you are married and don't submit anything else, the application will more than likely be rejected.

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I do understand that we have to prove it even if we are getting married. the agent pointed to us that being married would a a bit easier as our evidence are not solid enough for defacto.

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.
besides we never really thought of keeping all of them.
before we had joined bank account we would share costs of travel but on bank statement it doesnt say we pay for room for both of us. it just shows hotel name so agent told us it wont be enough either.

I have recites for ebay purchases with our address and name but agent also told us its not really strong proof.
I already have all of those things prepared for de facto.we started being really worried though cause even being in genuine committed relationship our lifestyle doesnt help in our case.
I just want to know whats the main difference between 2 visas cause for now it appears to me that not much.

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?


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