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Wow it really pays to lodge onshore.
I was nearly as organised as this, but it hasn't made a difference to my offshore application...
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Rankor01, what an awesome work, well done.


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Wow it really pays to lodge onshore.
I was nearly as organised as this, but it hasn't made a difference to my offshore application...
Good for you wanting to help others.
We applied in Sydney in April and our application was solid, well organised with heaps of evidence. We were told a couple of weeks ago they don't need any more evidence, but that we'll still have to wait at least 3 to 4 months for the visa to be granted. Lodging a decision ready visa onshore with heaps of evidence doesn't necessarily mean that visa will be granted quickly.

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Thanks Rankor im sure you contirbuted to our fast success! 2 weeks for approval !


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WOW!!!

Thanks so much for this post...so much information and tips!
Amazing! Thanks for sharing this with all of us...

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Great tips, tremendous effort and organization. It really helps to pay it forward. Thanks for sharing!


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We applied in Sydney in April and our application was solid, well organised with heaps of evidence. We were told a couple of weeks ago they don't need any more evidence, but that we'll still have to wait at least 3 to 4 months for the visa to be granted. Lodging a decision ready visa onshore with heaps of evidence doesn't necessarily mean that visa will be granted quickly.
Hi BMA,

Just wondering what visa you applied for?

Im a 26 year old aussie male. i met my partner while i was living in the UK for two years on the 5/11/2010, and we were listed as in a relationship on facebook by 15/th of July 2011. my lease in a flat i was in the UK was over by June/july so i moved in with her and her friend, in their fathers flat for the last 2/3 months I was in the UK before coming home to Melbourne. Before I left the UK we went on two trips together, once to Latvia one to Greece. The airfares and accommodation were booked together. she came to spend 6 weeks with me after XMAS, then went back to the UK to save up and then re-joined me in 11th April 2012. Our names at on the lease as of the 28th of april, and we have a joint bank account not long after that.

is that enough evidence for a de facto?

with the prospective marriage visa, that will extend another 9 months I think...but do we have to get married in that time?

an agent wants to charge us 3500 but we think thats very steep.

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Hi BMA,

Just wondering what visa you applied for?

Im a 26 year old aussie male. i met my partner while i was living in the UK for two years on the 5/11/2010, and we were listed as in a relationship on facebook by 15/th of July 2011. my lease in a flat i was in the UK was over by June/july so i moved in with her and her friend, in their fathers flat for the last 2/3 months I was in the UK before coming home to Melbourne. Before I left the UK we went on two trips together, once to Latvia one to Greece. The airfares and accommodation were booked together. she came to spend 6 weeks with me after XMAS, then went back to the UK to save up and then re-joined me in 11th April 2012. Our names at on the lease as of the 28th of april, and we have a joint bank account not long after that.

is that enough evidence for a de facto?

with the prospective marriage visa, that will extend another 9 months I think...but do we have to get married in that time?

an agent wants to charge us 3500 but we think thats very steep.

thanks
Hi,
we applied for 820 onshore partner visa (we're married) in April and we're still waiting...

I suggest you make your own thread on the forum, perhaps with a title "Enough evidence?" or something similar and I'm sure you'll have some good replies soon.

If I understand correctly, you're thinking of applying for a de facto partner visa or for a prospective marriage visa?
Have you read the partner migration booklet? You can download it here: Partner Migration Booklet

So you've been in relationship since July 2011, and you've been on a same lease since May 2012.

Is your partner with you in Australia at the moment? If she is, when will her visa expire, what kind of visa is she on? Does her visa have a No Further Stay condition?

When were you thinking of applying for your visa?

It's not like I'm that curious , but these are the questions people on the forum need to know if they want to give their opinion...


If she's with you in Australia, then there's probably no point in applying for PMV (cause she'd have to go abroad at least twice). Yes, if you chose this visa, you'd have to get married in nine months.

For a de facto visa, you'd have to prove you've been in a relationship at least a year prior to the lodgement.

Check this case to see the importance of the evidence for the whole 12 months: 1007797 [2012] MRTA 1702 (18 June 2012)

Because you live in Victoria, you could register your relationship; then the 12-month relationship requirement at the time of application lodgement does not apply.

In general, partner visa applications aren't difficult to do on your own; unless there are some complicated circumstances, you can do it yourselves.

Check this: http://www.australiaforum.com/visas-...sa-tips-8.html

and this: http://www.australiaforum.com/visas-...plication.html

All the best!


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Evidence that the relationship of Sponsor and Applicant is genuine and continuing
16. Statutory Declaration by Applicant on the history of my relationship with Sponsor
17. Statutory Declaration by Sponsor on the history of my relationship with Applicant
18. Financial aspects table of contents and documents
19. Nature of the household table of contents and documents
20. Social context of the relationship table of contents and documents
21. Nature of commitment to each other table of contents and documents
22. Statutory Declaration by sister of Applicant in support of application
23. Statutory Declaration by mother of Applicant in support of application
24. Statutory Declaration by Step Father of Sponsor in support of application
25. Statutory Declaration by Mother of Sponsor in support of application
26. Statutory Declaration by X, friend of Applicant and Sponsor in support of application
27. Statutory Declaration by Y, friend of Applicant and Sponsor in support of application

19. Nature of the household table of contents and documents
20. Social context of the relationship table of contents and documents


I was wondering what kind of documents are possible to add in regards to nature of the household and social context? All I can really imagine is declarations from us and the people in our lives. We don't really have a paper trail of how we arrange our household and of our friendships so it's hard for me to imagine what else I could add for that!


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Hi Nelly -

For household, including in your statements how you divide up household tasks (even things as mundane as cleaning, grocery shopping, errands, etc) and payment of household expenses can be helpful. For social context, you can discuss things you do socially together, pictures out together and on trips and holidays together, cards/letters/emails of a social nature between you two, and references in statements from your friends as to how they view your relationship and how you two and the statement writer(s) interact socially can be helpful.

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