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Evidence for the 12 months de facto


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Old 10-21-2011, 08:17 PM
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Evidence for the 12 months de facto

I am trying to gather enough evidence for each category but I'm also trying to show the span of time as well.

I will be submitting both mine and my partner's bank statements (printed online) as part of the evidence for the sharing of finances... can I also submit the same statements again, but the ones that we receive in the mail showing our address?

We also have bi-weekly and weekly pay stubs that show our (same) addresses covering the last 9 months of our relationship. Should I send copies of SOME of these... or all of these? I'm not sure if this counts... does it count? Should I submit one statement for each of us, for each of the 12 months or something like that?

I feel that I may be lacking in evidence as we don't have any shared bills because everything is included in our rent. We don't have a phone either.

We do however have a shared lease with both our names... so I assumed that this was the major evidence that they'd want to see.

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Old 10-22-2011, 02:29 AM
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Hi,

There shared lease and bank statements (online and with address) are both great evidence. Without knowing what else you are supplying, you obviously need more in the other categories. Bank statements belonging to the financial aspect and the lease belonging to the nature of the household.

For nature of the household they also want a declaration explaining how housework is distributed. Also include any letters (official or personal) that you receive at the same address.

Don't for the social aspect and the nature of the relationship. If you haven't already read it (you probably have) use page 41 of the partner migration booklet as a guide:
http://www.immi.gov.au/allforms/booklets/1127.pdf

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Ah ok... thanks for that.

When you mention letters, official and personal... can I submit a photocopy of an envelope of a note sent from my mom? What about the envelopes that came from the people writing stat decs for me in Australia... do envelopes count too, or just letters with addresses?

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Anything you have that shows your commone address is fine. You can also give them the original instead of a copy since they'll probably give the originals back to you once they're done with the application.

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As aussiegirl said, anything goes. In my application we had all sorts of letters/envelopes (we used the letters if the address was also written there, and envelopes if it was from family members):
- A letter send to him with his Tax File Number
- Letters from the bank
- Letter from Myki (our train/tram/bus people)
- Envelopes addressed to us from various family members
- Pictures of packages sent from family
- His learner's driver license which has our address on it
ect ect....you can use just about anything


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Thank you SarahM and aussiegirl...

What about repeats of the same type of evidence?
I've photocopied about 9 payslips for each of us (to try and make up for our lack of shared bills evidence) but now I'm thinking this is pointless and rhetorical and I should just send 1 payslip each, the most recent one possible.


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hi, I arrived here the 19th of november 2010
here are my evidences :
- lease of our house showing both names!
- bank account opening showing my name and new address (dated 22nd november)

we have a joint account since march 2011 only.....no bills or other things together...
we're applying next monday, so 4 days before out full year...will it be ok???


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Thank you SarahM and aussiegirl...

What about repeats of the same type of evidence?
I've photocopied about 9 payslips for each of us (to try and make up for our lack of shared bills evidence) but now I'm thinking this is pointless and rhetorical and I should just send 1 payslip each, the most recent one possible.
There is a separate requirement which asks you to provide the sponsors work evidence for the last 2 years. You can use pay slips or tax returns or a letter from the employer. You can give them many payslips for this criteria as it's different from the other evidence. It's also good to provide the applicants work history.


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hi, I arrived here the 19th of november 2010
here are my evidences :
- lease of our house showing both names!
- bank account opening showing my name and new address (dated 22nd november)

we have a joint account since march 2011 only.....no bills or other things together...
we're applying next monday, so 4 days before out full year...will it be ok???
....is that the only evidence you are including in your whole application? You need to cover four types of evidence, as on page 41 of the partner migration booklet:
http://www.immi.gov.au/allforms/booklets/1127.pdf

You don't need a joint bank account, you just need to show you are financially committed to each other. Print out bank statements and highlight any relevant costs to each other/the household/bills, ect. Explain it with statutory declarations.

Your joint lease comes under the heading "nature of the household" and you bank account are under "financial", but you need to cover the other categories and perhaps add to these categories, eg: include letters addressed to you both at the same address, receipts to show who pays for bills, appliances, ect.

Don't apply on Monday, apply on Thursday (my partner applied one day before his visa ended too - it's fine).


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....is that the only evidence you are including in your whole application? You need to cover four types of evidence, as on page 41 of the partner migration booklet:
http://www.immi.gov.au/allforms/booklets/1127.pdf

You don't need a joint bank account, you just need to show you are financially committed to each other. Print out bank statements and highlight any relevant costs to each other/the household/bills, ect. Explain it with statutory declarations.

Your joint lease comes under the heading "nature of the household" and you bank account are under "financial", but you need to cover the other categories and perhaps add to these categories, eg: include letters addressed to you both at the same address, receipts to show who pays for bills, appliances, ect.

Don't apply on Monday, apply on Thursday (my partner applied one day before his visa ended too - it's fine).


Well, I started to pay him rent (he's paying the landlord) after 2 months, because I had no job!

I have letters adressed to me from the bank / tfn / AusSuper , but they start from november 22nd (the day I opened my bank account)

On my statements i have a big payment of $700 I made him in january to pay furnitures and bills. I can show that I paid for grocery, restaurants and fuel from my statement...but nothing directly to him!

We have massive proofs of travels together and photos during my stay...and 5 Forms 888 from work/family/friends!

I mean we can prove that we share everything...but the only sure proof of living togther for 1 year is the contract of the lease!!!

He also lived with me in Europe for 2 months (july/august), then came back to Aus to find us a house... we count those 2 months as the beginning of our defacto relationship, but does it count? he stayed at mine and the only proof is on the stat dec of a friend of his, who came to visit us and stayed in my house,a trip we made and photos.

I also have my medicals + police checks done....all is in good order!

I have an app for monday...shall I change??? I think I prefer to go and if they say they need more evidence, I can come back on thursday?
Also, how should I present my application?we have a folder file, does it have to be in an envelop?

fingers crossed!!!!


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