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Partner Visa 820 - Can I lodge in person?

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Old 08-26-2011, 09:43 AM
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Partner Visa 820 - Can I lodge in person?

Hello there,

My partner and I are in the final stages of putting together our application for our de-facto visa. I just have a few questions someone might be able to answer for me.

1. Does anyone know if you are allowed to lodge your application in person at the 'Partner (Temporary) Processing Centre' office, Lee St Sydney?

2. We've completed our forms, 47SP and 40SP, but I now see they have been re-issued on the immigration website. We completed the April version and there are new July versions. Does this mean we have to re-print and start again before lodging our application....or will we be ok to lodge as is?

3. Certified copies of evidence - When providing airline e-tickets that you've printed straight from a .pdf file.... do these have to be certified? The JP I've been dealing with seems to think they don't as they're technically originals as they're printed straight from a digital file. Does anyone have any experience with this or had any troubles submitting uncertified e-ticket printouts in the past?


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Old 08-26-2011, 01:01 PM
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In answer to the fist question, you should call ahead and ask them. I have read of some people on here applying in person because their current visa was expiring the same day they lodged, but they may not really like this, so better to ask them just in case.

Recently, DIAC said something to the effect that as long as the form changes were not major i.e. require significanlty different information, then you could submit older forms. Again, I would call and ask them.

Laslty, you only need to certifiy major docs. like birth certs, police checks and the like. You can give originals of tickets and receipts etc.

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Old 08-31-2011, 12:25 PM
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Just an update... I lodged in person today at the Sydney Immigration Office, 26 Lee St. I had no problems in doing so.

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Old 08-31-2011, 01:08 PM
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Think you are ok submitting the April forms ...

The government have release a PDF document on this page below that details the changes to all the forms and if you must actually use them.

Changes to Forms and Booklets
Australian Immigration Forms and Booklet Changes

Summary of form changes 1 July 2011
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