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Old 01-02-2013, 08:58 PM
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Great Post Rankor,

Your post should be made into a sticky, it is a good reference for those thinking about lodging a partner application.

I was surprised that you lodged a form 80 as being from the USA it is not usually required but it obviously didn't slow down your application at all. Nice job, well done



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Nelly if you have any bills at all in joint names or even one bil to you and another bill to him but both at same address i would include them in nature of household section. Also we put receipts for anything that we had bought for the house.

In social context i would put receipts for any social outings travel etc, i also put a lot of facebook snap shots and joint invitations, copies of christmas cards etc.

Some of the evidence does cross over amongst the four categories and i also said stuff like "more evidence of joint correspondence can be found in blah blah section"

Sit down on the floor or at a big table and make four piles - one for each category then go through your evidence and put it where you think it best fits

Bank statements and tax returns showing addresses either jointly or indiviually addressed to same address are IMHO especially good evidence as they are "official" type documents.

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This post is so informative. Thank you for those details.

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Sheesh, wish it was that fast for us..

My husband and I applied onshore (he is from CA), in Melbourne, IN PERSON in April 2011. We met in 2009, lived together since May 2010, married Feb 2011.

Hubby served in the USMC.. in about May 2012 we received MORE requests for the same evidence as already supplied.. sent it back and had his temp visa granted.. last week we received another request again for the same info to "soon be considered for perm residency (mind you in 3-8 months of the 2 year anniversary of lodging his initial application)".. posted it back yesterday.

We're both upstanding citizens, and he wants to join the ADF but can't even begin to apply until he is a permanent resident. SO much screwing around it's REALLY frustrating especially when they tell you your applications are processed in order of receiving them (major BS from DIAC on that statement!).

Anyway, not to bring your post down.. it's fabulous yours was granted so very fast, just very annoying and frustrating for the rest of us who are waiting several years.. frustration toward DIAC, not the lucky applicants!

Congrats, awesome post and I hope you're enjoying life in our beautiful country.

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Have joined forum just to say thank you for posting such a helpful thread. We followed your suggestions very closely and lodged our application for the 820 visa on the 11th April 2013 amazingly it was approved the same day and we received the confirmation letter today (15th April 2013). So once again thank you.

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WOW. Thanks so much for taking the time to write this, you've answered basically all of my questions. Just a quick one though: I have so many boarding passes, cards, invites, etc would you recommend to scan these or send the orginals, and if so how should I present them?
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Old 03-24-2014, 06:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Rankor01 View Post
After your application is approved

-Scan and/or make multiple copies of your acknowledgement letter

-make sure your employer has your updated copy of visa. If you are studying make sure the university has the updated Visa letter

-Apply for Medicare (Australia’s national health government health cover)…read the website and make sure you bring all of your documentation. If you want to get private health cover and are over 30, get a ‘letter of eligibility’ from Medicare (otherwise most providers will charge you an additional premium at 2% per year that you are over 30.) I

Table of contents for our application
1. Application cover letter
2. Table of Contents
3. Subclass 820 Application Document Checklist
4. Form 47SP
5. Form 40SP
Personal Documents
6. Certified copy of Identification Documents for applicant (Current Passport biographical data page, Student ID Card, WA Driver’s License) –I scanned these onto one page and had it certified.
7. Certified copy of birth certificate for Applicant
8. Certified copy of bank statement showing physical address of Applicant
9. Passport photographs of Applicant
10. Passport photographs of Sponsor
11. Certified copy of Marriage certificate for sponsor showing previous marriage.
12. Certified copy of Divorce Decree Absolute for Sponsor
13. Certified copy of Marriage certificate for Sponsor and Applicant (evidence of marriage and for surname change for Sponsor)
14. Certified copy of Birth Certificate of H., Sponsor’s daughter from previous marriage and Australian Citizen by birth.
15. Certified copy of Discharge Certificate and form DD214 from the United States Army showing Applicant’s time in service and discharge status.

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

Character Documents
28. Narrative by Applicant explaining summarizing police certificates
29. Certified copy of biographical data page of previous U.S. passport of Applicant
30. Certified copy of Social Security Card (National Identity Document) of Applicant
31. Police Certificates (13 in total)
32. Statutory Declaration by Applicant on time in service in Iraq
33. Deployment and end of mission orders of Applicant in support of Statutory Declaration (5 pages)
34. Receipt for Working with Children Check by Applicant
35. Form 80
36. Form 1221
37. Character Statutory Declaration by Applicant

Personal Documents Sponsor

38. Certified copy of Birth Certificate for Sponsor
39. Certified copy of Certificate of Australian Citizenship for Sponsor (2 pages)
40. Certified copy of current Passport bio data page for Sponsor
41. Certified copy of Australia income tax assessment notices
Health Assessment
42. Sealed envelope containing Applicant health assessment

Thanks alot for providing the information. I am planning to apply for this visa before December 2014 and have recently started arranging evidence on it.
The information provided in your link is very helpful and I am taking it as a baseline for preparing my documents.

I require some information on the following and would highly appreciate if you could reply:

1) I recently opened a joint savings account with my partner. When can I use that as an evidence. You reckon 6 months statement on that joint bank account would suffice the requirement?

2) The statutory declaration was prepared by your friends and family. Is it necessary? I was thinking about a statement from myself and one from my partner....Is it enough?

I would highly appreciate if you could provide me some information on it.

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Old 03-24-2014, 06:55 AM
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1) The most important thing about the joint statement is to show that you both are contributing to it, or that the household bills are paid out of it. So as long as you can show that, even with one statement, that's fine. 6 months is good, but you'll need more than just the statements.

2) It is necessary to provide two statements from Australian citizens on Form 888 with your application. This is a requirement, not optional. Migration agents on this forum have recommended to supply as many statements as possible to support the "social aspect", especially if your evidence in other categories is weaker.
And you definitely need a statement from yourself and your partner, also not optional. These statements need to be separate too, not joint.

Visa: Subclass 820/801, Onshore Partner Visa
Partner Nationality: Denmark
Applied: Online in Australia
Application Date: 2 March 2014
Police Checks: Submitted with Application
Medicals: Completed before application 14 February 2014 .
VISA GRANTED: 31 March 2014 (straight to 801)

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Old 04-03-2014, 03:12 AM
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Wow great post!! Thanks for sharing! I'm putting together my onshore app so this has given me some great info and tips!!

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hey there can i meet up with ure hubby...we are both in the same position...ex military trying to join adf and waiting for Pr

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