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Old 04-04-2012, 05:17 AM
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820 Application ready to hand in!!!

Sooo finally we have everything ready and will hand our application in tomorrow!!!

A short catch up on my story so far:
I (Austrian) met my partner (OZ) overseas, we lived together for 3 months (no hard evidence though), then 11 months long distance relationship and finally in late November 2011 I arrived here in Sydney and since then we're living together...as you may noticed we didn't live together 12 months therefore we registered our relationship to waive the 12 month requirement (Be aware that this is not possible everywhere but def in NSW)

Our Application includes the following in exactly this order:

1) Sydney CBD Residence Contact Information Form (I couldn't find that anywhere online, but when I went into the IMMI-office I got this form together with all the other forms so I filled it in as well, it includes our names, mobile numbers and address) => this paper is just loose on top of all the other things

Number 2 to 9 are all nicely piled up and put into manilla folders, on each folder I wrote what it contains (see here), the forms are always on top and are followed by any supporting documents (see here), each copy is marked with a post it that has a part to write on and a look through part (hard to describe see here for yourself )

2) 47SP
  • Passport size picture of me (attached to the folder with a big paper clip)
  • 47SP
  • copy of my passport
  • copy and translation of my birth certificate
  • copy of my partner's birth certificate
3) 40SP
  • Passport size picture of my partner (attached to the folder with a big paper clip)
  • 40SP
  • copy of my partner's passport
  • letters from our bank stating his payment over the last year from his current job (for Q35)
  • payslips from his previous job (for Q35)
4) Health & Character Check
  • Medical results (CLOSED!!!! envelope)
  • Form 80
  • copy of my old passport
  • copy of my driving licence
  • Print out from my Australien bank account stating my address
  • copy of my partner's driving licence
  • copy of my partner's medicare card
  • my Austrian police check (original!)
  • Print out from my overseas account showing my savings
  • Print out from my overseas account showing monthly support by my parents
5) Statutory declarations
for the stat decs by friends and family we also have a copy of their passports
  • Stat Dec by me and my partner with our relationship history and future plans
  • Stat dec by me and my partner stating how we support each other, how we share homework and our living arrangements
  • 2 stat decs by Australien friends
  • stat dec by my parents
6) Financial aspects
  • Stat dec explaining each evidence
  • Letters from our bank stating that we have a joint bank account and since when
  • Letter from my overseas bank and my australien bank stating our old address (My name was not on the lease as my BF moved in prior to my arrival, so we wanted to show I used this address for official mail)
  • copy of our tenancy agreement including both our names
7) Nature of the household
  • Stat dec explaining each evidence
  • proof of me paying of grocery shopping (2 Woolworth dockets and a copy of my visa used for the payment)
  • Proof of my partner buying things for us prior to my arrival (target docket for pillows and copy of his debit card used for payment)
  • Proof of me paying for groceries II (aldi & officeworks docket and copy of my australien debit card used for the payment)
  • Christmas card we got from our old landlords
  • christmas card sent by my grandma to us
  • Bank statement for my partner's account (I highlighted payments and gave explanations in the stat dec, e.g.: debit by a flower shop => he bought me flowers, post office => he sent me a letter before I came, telstra => he recharged both our mobile phones, etc. )
  • Bank statement for my account showing that I transferred money from overseas, that my partner supports me financially, that I paid for our relationship registration
8) Social context of the relationship
  • Stat dec explaining each evidence
  • Evidence of our trip to Copenhagen in 2010 (we had no bills but tons of pictures, so I included 8 pictures - all in a nice collage on one page - and a short statement by a friend we traveled with and contact details of here)
  • My parents gave us a red balloon voucher for a dinner on a ship at Sydney harbour (included is the voucher, the email from my parents, the boat tickets, the bus tickets to get there and one picture of us on the boat)
  • pictures from us together with friends at home and going out (8 pictures)
  • relationship registration certificate
9) Nature of our commitment to each other
  • Stat dec explaining each evidence
  • My partner is learning german at the moment, so there are screenshots of all his a-german-word-a-day-emails and a print out of his enrollment at the Goethe Institute in Sydney for a course starting end of April
  • Print out of a short story my partner wrote me while we were separated
  • Print out of 2 poems my partner wrote me while we were separated
  • Adress label, letter and a picture of the birthday present I sent to my partner last year
  • Dockets from the Christmas presents we got each other this year
  • Birthday card I got from my partner last year
  • Birthday present from my partner last year
  • 6 letters/postcards I sent to my partner during our separation
  • screenshots of our email inboxes from all the emails sent during our separation (showing a total of 6743 emails, it's about 80 pages, but less then printing all emails :-D )
  • Print out from the skype log data showing all calls, including date, starting and end time
  • Print out of our chat protocol (I made screenshots of the first line of our conversation showing date and time and last line showing the end time, then I wrote on top how long we were chatting) => See here

The hardest part was def getting the stat decs, so get working on those as early as possible! it takes ppl ages to get moving and get things witnessed...

If you somehow can fill in the forms with Acrobat Professional and save the filled out form so in case something get's lost or you have to change something you don't have to write it all again do it! or if you can't make copies!...also make two copies of everything, one to hand in the other one for your record or to replace anything lost or maybe spilled with coffe (yeah that happened to me so better be aware of everything)... ;-)

So here it is our finished application...tomorrow is the day! We'll go and hand it in! :-)

I hope this helps you guys and I wish you all the best for you applications!

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Old 04-04-2012, 07:19 AM
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I just lodged it today seems like you are a lot more organised than me lol

Also if you attach the 820 document checklist on the front, the guy who will put your application will get it done quicker.

You will be fine.

All the best!


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Old 04-04-2012, 07:34 AM
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oh thanks so much..I nearly forgot the checklist
just added it to the staple just after the contact information form...

Thanks!

All the best for you too!!!

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oh thanks so much..I nearly forgot the checklist
just added it to the staple just after the contact information form...

Thanks!

All the best for you too!!!
Immi isn't too crazy about staples. Just an FYI.

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Old 04-09-2012, 11:37 PM
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Hey Vyktoria...yeah thanks know about that...I meant stack not staple ;-)
I didn't use any staples in the application only my parents stat dec was stapled by the Austrian JP...couldn't take that apart as I would have broken the sealing with his stamp on...just a few paper clips were in there...


Do you guys have any idea how long it will take to get the visa approved?
The guy we were talking to at the office said even getting a CO will take up to 3 months :-O ...also my current visa is still valid till 20th of may...will they even start working on the application before that date???

Also just being curious can I get a concession card while waiting for the visa?

And did anyone of you try to get the visa condition changed for the bridging visa to get working permission?? How do one proof financial hardship? Will it in any way affect the partner visa?

thanks for any advice!

have a great day!

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Also just being curious can I get a concession card while waiting for the visa?
You can not get any concession cards nor any form of financial assistance from the Australian government until you are a Permanent Resident - one of the requirements of the Partner visa is that your partner must provide all necessary support during the Temporary Residency period.

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Old 04-10-2012, 12:01 AM
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Yeah ok I thought that much...thanks for your fast reply!

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Old 07-11-2012, 09:26 AM
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Hey all of you!

Just thought I will post a quick update on my situation...

Since 4th of June I am working full time as my work restrictions have been removed from my Bridging Visa A...it's so amazing to be able to work and get out of the house every day ...feels like being alive again... I wish all of you who try to get work rights all the best!

Also I applied for a Bridging Visa B on Friday last week and it was granted yesterday...I will go back to Austria for 10 days in August for my cousins wedding...I only send DIAC the form 1006 - Application for Bridging Visa B - permission to travel together with a translation of the wedding invitation and a certified copy of the invitation itself...the money was booked of my account yesterday and it granted the same day !

All the best to all of you!!!

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Thanks for the update


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Hi Dingo,

How are you doing? I'm really appreciated that your posted about how has been happening to you about your application of the visa. I'm from malaysia and met my partner(Australian) in Sydney 2 years ago and we have been had long distance relationship for 14 months.
However,We have just registered our relationship in order to wave the 12months requirements.
I have few questions to ask you.
How did you apply your bridging visa?
How long it tools you to get your bridging visa approved?
What kind of categories they in bridging visa?
Hope to hear from you soon.

Cheers,
thaisnow


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