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Old 08-07-2012, 08:45 PM
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Prospective Marriage Visa (subclass 300) hard evidence

Hello again. Sorry to ask so many questions, its just that this visa process is a little overwhelming.

Basically, as stated in my earlier thread, I am helping my partner apply for a Prospective Marriage Visa (subclass 300) who is from China. I have a lot of evidence that I believe can fulfill the 4 broad categories to show that our relationship is geniune and continuing. Problem is, I am not very sure how to go about presenting this evidence. These are some pieces of evidence I am a little confused about presenting:

- itemized phone bills showing that I had contacted my partner (her number is shown on the bill)

Should I just highlight her mobile number that shows up on the bill? And annotate that these prove that I contacted my partner?

- bank recipts showing I had transferred money to my partner

Should I just photocopy these and present them? or should I print an explanatory cover note first and staple that to the front?

There are lots more evidence that I am confused about but I might ask about them later. Thanks!


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I would suggest you sort all the evidence in the 4 categories and then write a cover letter or stat dec for each categorie explaining each evidence and then just pile them after the letter...don't use staples DIAC doesn't like them, they have to make a lot of copies and would have to take all the staples out again...if you really need to use paperclips to hold things together

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but how do you do it for countries, where a stat decleration as such is not available?? just writing a cover letter with your signature is that ok?


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Hello again. Sorry to ask so many questions, its just that this visa process is a little overwhelming.

Basically, as stated in my earlier thread, I am helping my partner apply for a Prospective Marriage Visa (subclass 300) who is from China. I have a lot of evidence that I believe can fulfill the 4 broad categories to show that our relationship is geniune and continuing. Problem is, I am not very sure how to go about presenting this evidence. These are some pieces of evidence I am a little confused about presenting:

- itemized phone bills showing that I had contacted my partner (her number is shown on the bill)

I had itemized phone bills too and I put that under 'Nature of Commitment To Each Other'

Should I just highlight her mobile number that shows up on the bill? And annotate that these prove that I contacted my partner?

If your bill has several other numbers, then yes highlighting will make it easier for the CO to sieve out the information. In most of my phone bills, my husband's number is the only overseas number I called so that showed up very clearly on my bill. If your partner has evidence to prove that the number is hers, by all means provide that evidence. My husband uses prepaid credit so he has no bills. What I did was get him to write a statutory declaration declaring that number is his.

- bank recipts showing I had transferred money to my partner

Should I just photocopy these and present them? or should I print an explanatory cover note first and staple that to the front?

I would advise that you photocopy them. You always keep the original, just in case you need them again for other applications. Cover note would be helpful. I did one to explain why we transferred money to each other.

There are lots more evidence that I am confused about but I might ask about them later. Thanks!
Feel free to ping me for help..I just submitted my application on Monday.


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We used an Agent to prepare our documents. The Agent suggested that as well as producing Skype logs/Yahoo Chats and email we make sure we write to each other and that we have more than 20 letters each. That slowed us down in submitting our application but we did as suggested. It also was a lot of fun too. I hadnt written a letter in years.

It was kind of weird because the agent read each one.

I guess we will know if that will help our application.


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but how do you do it for countries, where a stat decleration as such is not available?? just writing a cover letter with your signature is that ok?
Hi Catel_W,

You can of course just right it on plain paper and sign on the bottom...or you can go to a "Notar" or "Anwalt" and get it witnessed there...set up a document similar to the stat dec form and let it witness in the bottom with name, address and profession of witness, a stamp would be great too (always looks more official)

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Thanks for the input so far. Dingo, the covering statutory declaration for each section sounds like a good idea. This method could probably be used for the majority of evidence I have.

How about previous visa applications? Basically prior to making the decision to apply for a PMV (subclass 300), my fiancÚ applied for a 3 month tourist visa to Australia. The first application was rejected on the grounds of insufficient evidence but the second application passed. I'd like to use these applications (which I photocopied) as evidence of the seriousness of our relationship back then.

Should I just take photocopies of the entire visa application forms as well as all the evidence I submitted with each application and then prepare a stat dec in front? Is providing a photocopy of the entire previous visa application necessary when the visa office we are submitting to is the same one as before and would thus have archives of our previous tourist visa applications?

Thanks again! This forum is such a big help.


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Hi Eddie,

DIAC keeps all applications on record for a few years
I think if you copy the first page or maybe just the answer letter or email you received there should be a reference number or clientID on it that should be enough and just state to them why you include those applications
That should be fine then I think...

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Thanks for the input so far. Dingo, the covering statutory declaration for each section sounds like a good idea. This method could probably be used for the majority of evidence I have.

How about previous visa applications? Basically prior to making the decision to apply for a PMV (subclass 300), my fiancÚ applied for a 3 month tourist visa to Australia. The first application was rejected on the grounds of insufficient evidence but the second application passed. I'd like to use these applications (which I photocopied) as evidence of the seriousness of our relationship back then.

Should I just take photocopies of the entire visa application forms as well as all the evidence I submitted with each application and then prepare a stat dec in front? Is providing a photocopy of the entire previous visa application necessary when the visa office we are submitting to is the same one as before and would thus have archives of our previous tourist visa applications?

Thanks again! This forum is such a big help.


Hi Eddie
I will share on your question on this post...Im a filipina my fiancee is from Australia, Last march 2012 i come there for 3 months tourist visa and now this month i will be lodge my PMV here in manila philippines,when i was there in Australia the lawyer of my fiance which also give us a stat.dec.888 advice me that u dont need to submit the tourist visa application,just attatch the photos taken when your girl is in australia with u and your family and xerox copy of her passport and the pages of her passport which show she enter australia as tourist, and also the plane ticket..

Thanks,hope i help a little,god bless us all for our visa..

Cheers,Allansarh


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You need to explain what evidence you have.

Remember that the case officer does not know anything about you and has not yet met you......

You need to make it clear what the evidence is about......

As a suggestion - write a covering letter and get someone who is not too familiar to check that it makes sense and explains what the particular evidence is about.
You can go further and add a note advising what question the particular evidence covers.

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