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De facto visa - statement help please!!

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Old 06-28-2012, 08:44 AM
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Exclamation De facto visa - statement help please!!

Hi again everyone! So thankful for this forum, I don't know what I would do without it now that we are in the middle of applying for our de facto visa.

I (I am the sponsor) have just written up my statement providing details of our relationship. However, I may have gotten a little carried away and am already up to four hand-written pages..! I haven't even finished yet.

So far it reads like a brief history of our relationship, how we met online, how we finally met in person and our journey trying to stay together since then, up until now.

Typed up it'll probably be at least couple pages, is this too long? Should I try and summarise it a bit more or is it better to have a detailed essay?

Thanks guys, I'd really appreciate any help on the matter.

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Old 06-28-2012, 09:36 AM
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Every relationship is different: Different time lengths, different circumstances. And every person is different: Were you the one who wrote 10 pages for your English essay? If so you are probably going to find this extra easy. Others may struggle.

I think 3-4 pages is a pretty good length typed. You do want to include all dates, times, facts as well as a couple of nice little anecdotes to keep the reader interested and to stop your statement being too clinical.

Certainly everyone has a different opinion on how to write the statement, and for the most it doesn't matter. I tend to recommend to use it as an opportunity to show how strong your relationship and how close you and your partner are - hence the anecdotes. I also like elaborate when mentioning key meetings - ie when your partner met your parents is a good time to elaborate about how supportive your parents have been and why.

Main thing - make sure your partner's statement collaborates with yours and with the hard evidence you provide. The rest is pretty much up to you :-)

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