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My checklist so far... anyone?

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My checklist so far... anyone?

So the day is finally approaching... my Aussie man and I will be getting ready to apply for a De Facto Partner Visa (temporary, onshore). I have a list of everything I am gathering and want to have ready to turn in but I'm constantly second guessing myself - I'm the "administrative party of the relationship" you all know what I mean right? I'm the one that's good with forms and bureaucracy, so I find myself just going over and over it and fearing I'm forgetting something. I have no dependents/kids by the way so all that is getting skipped. We do not have an agent or agency involved.

Could one of you with experience have a look at the list of the paperwork I am gathering and tell me if I'm forgetting something?

- Checklist, obviously.
- Form 47SP completed by my Australian partner.
- Form 40SP completed by my Australian partner.
- Payment of visa (again: obviously, but still wanted to mention it ).
- Certified copies of the passports of everyone included in the application.
- Officially translated birth certificate from The Netherlands.
- 2 recent passport sized photos.
- Certified copy of proof of our registered relationship in Victoria.
- Evidence that the relationship is genuine & continuing: declarations from us both, hotel bookings from over the past 2 years, flight documents from over the past 2 years, mail to us both (at the same address) over the past 2 years, shared bank account proof from both countries. Also declarations by my Dutch parents, for what it's worth.
- Two statutory declarations (Form 888) by Australian citizens who have personal knowledge of our relationship; my Australian partners' parents. Both are Australian citizens (as were their parents), are in good standing, his mother works for the government, both will also testify we have been living at their house for almost a year now (not paying rent so hence no shared rent) and with how they saw the relationship develop.
- Proof of at least 12 months defacto - opening of joint bank account in The Netherlands 1 year ago, also stated in stat decs by my partner's parents, mail to us both at the address we lived at in The Netherlands. Explanation of why our finances couldn't be fully shared (student housing, he was not a student but I was, so he wasn't allowed on the rent contract).
- Police check from the Netherlands, officially translated (still waiting for the check though).
- Medical check.
- Form 80.
- Australian partner's birth certificate.
- Assurance of support from my partner's mother who lets us live in her house and has a very good income, on top of that I have a good income myself, my partner is currently unemployed (not for lack of trying).

Can you think of anything I'm missing? I've left out emails, chatslogs, pictures, all that, as the checklist states it is not appropriate evidence (which is strange - I understand it shouldn't be THE evidence but why can't it be added for a little extra context?).

I'm just freaking out because we weren't able to share finances in The Netherlands fully because of my student status (any place we could have rented on both our names was FAR beyond my budget as I was working part-time while studying, so we had to stay in student housing). On the other hand I know that I shouldn't have anything to fear as the relationship is as real and ongoing as can be, but I don't want to sell us short by forgetting things obviously.

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