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Old 10-03-2011, 10:21 PM
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History of your relationship statement

Hi all!

Quick question about this. We are writing our own personal statements and printing them on blank paper. What is the process of signing these? Do we simply print, sign and date our own statements? Do we need a witness?

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History of your relationship

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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Hey! That is what we did and it seems to work ok as I was granted a visa. We just printed the statements out, put the date and the place where they were written, and signed them. That was it.
Let's say: Brisbane, 4th October 2011, John Smith.

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I used the official opennings of a real stat. dec, and the official ending and copied and pasted onto a word document. Then I typed in what I had to say in the middle.

Whatever you do should be OK, but I have heard of some JPs for example not accepting statement hand written on note paper for some reason. If you type it out though, I guess it would be OK.

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As the others noted - it really doesn't matter how you do it, as long as it's signed (you don't need a witness), dated, and legible.

We chose to do ours as statutory declarations, using the word document template here:
Statutory declarations (in the top rigt)
- we typed it in word, printed it and signed it at the police station

Again, it's not really necessary and it won't make much difference

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Oh my, my girlfriend and I forgot to sign and date ours!!! Do you think they'll ask for new copies? D:

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Oh my, my girlfriend and I forgot to sign and date ours!!! Do you think they'll ask for new copies? D:
...maybe not, but I'm not sure as in the migration booklet it says "sign+date". I think the date is not extremely important, but you should have put your name on there somewhere Maybe even if you didn't sign it, they'll accept it as long as your name is somewhere...maybe even without - who knows ?

Don't stress, they won't refuse the visa just because of a little mistake!


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Yeah, we put our name in the header of the page, so it was on the top of every page. And of course, we mentioned each other a lot :P. It just wasn't signed or dated.

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Don't stress, they won't refuse the visa just because of a little mistake!
Yeah, I don't think they would. I'll let you know how it goes

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Hi there...

I'm still confused about this. Do these statements need to be witnessed or not? I've read that "you don't need a witness"... but then I also see comments about "JPs not accepting statements hand written" and on the VERY UNOFFICIAL DeFacto tips "Don’t forget to get them certified!".

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As per my post above, my girlfriend and I didn't date or sign our statements, or get them witnessed, and they were still accepted. We got our visa granted today

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Hmm we did ours a little bit more 'official' with the headings of a statutory declaration.
This was what it contained:
______________________________________

STATUTORY DECLARATION:

I, [your name], of [your address], a [your occupation], make the following declaration under the Statutory Declarations Act 1959:-

[Copy and Paste your Declaration HERE]

I understand that a person who intentionally makes a false statement in a statutory declaration is guilty of an offence under section 11 of the Statutory Declarations Act 1959, and I believe that the statements in this declaration are true in every particular.

[signature of YOUR NAME]
Declared at [place] on [day] of [month] [year].

Before me, [signature of person before whom the declaration is made]
[Date: Day/Month/Year]
[Full Name]
[Address]
And [Qualification/Occupation]
[Telephone Number:]
______________________________________

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