Will my CO, take it as a honest mistake !!!! Am worried sick

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Will my CO, take it as a honest mistake !!!! Am worried sick


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Old 09-15-2012, 04:03 PM
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So my CO had requested for additional documents and also i didn't send the birth certificate as i did not have one. So my CO advised me to apply for my Birth certificate from my country of birth while she is working on other things.

So my problem is, I was so excited when i received my birth certificate from my home country such that i didn't notice that there was an error on it. On sex they printed "FEMALE" instead of male.

I wrote to my CO days later after sending it to her explaining the situation. My worry is : Will my CO take it as a honest mistake or will just conclude that i was trying to cheat.

Any thoughts guys am losing my mind !!! worried sick


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Hi there,

This visa process can make you over react, so don't worry. If you explained the mistake then your CO should understand and could ask for a new one.

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So my CO had requested for additional documents and also i didn't send the birth certificate as i did not have one. So my CO advised me to apply for my Birth certificate from my country of birth while she is working on other things.

So my problem is, I was so excited when i received my birth certificate from my home country such that i didn't notice that there was an error on it. On sex they printed "FEMALE" instead of male.

I wrote to my CO days later after sending it to her explaining the situation. My worry is : Will my CO take it as a honest mistake or will just conclude that i was trying to cheat.

Any thoughts guys am losing my mind !!! worried sick
Hello Zamaussie,
Don't worry, I think it'll be ok. It happens to anyone.
When I lodged Partner Visa, I didn't include birth certi. too, I lost it somewhere in Sydney, hehe.. so in exchange I submitted my baptismal certificate and passport as my identity documents.
You'll be fine. But wait for the reply of your CO, as she/he might approve it or request another one. But for sure you have other documents that you submitted that can prove your identity. Driver's license, photos, bank statements (like they always address if your a Mr. or Ms. etc.,)

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You have done the right thing and notified CO as soon as you found out, that proves good intentions. You would worry if the CO was actually the one who found out.
From what you are saying I wouldn't worry, wait for a reply from your CO. They might request a replacement or might accept other documentation as substitute. Remember, if applicant is honest and notifies DIAC of any errors on own good will they usually have no drama at all.

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My partners birth certificate has his name and his fathers name spelt wrong and it was a concern to us also and we had to go ahead and explain this and were a bit worried. He is from Ghana.

I think that the Australian embassy knows that there are countries where information and details are not as reliable or where the details are not always right....they deal with this everyday I am sure. I know from my partner that there are people in his country in their 30's who don't have birth certificates so it is not an uncommon thing for this in some countries and the embassy will know this and will extend appropriate grace in this area.

I know it is hard to stay clam when you are in the middle of something so important but please be sure that they will look at it with fresh and reasonable minds.


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Thanks guys !! Your words helped me to calm down. I will see what my CO will say about the whole situation.


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My partners birth certificate has his name and his fathers name spelt wrong and it was a concern to us also and we had to go ahead and explain this and were a bit worried. He is from Ghana.

I think that the Australian embassy knows that there are countries where information and details are not as reliable or where the details are not always right....they deal with this everyday I am sure. I know from my partner that there are people in his country in their 30's who don't have birth certificates so it is not an uncommon thing for this in some countries and the embassy will know this and will extend appropriate grace in this area.

I know it is hard to stay clam when you are in the middle of something so important but please be sure that they will look at it with fresh and reasonable minds.
Hi Milandabdul.
Am one of those people that didn't have a birth certificate. Most of people from my country born in the 1980s and before they don't have birth certificates until such a time when you are in situation that requires it then you apply for one.
Thanks for the assurance !


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Good morning everyone!!!!....
So my CO wrote back, and it turns out i was just worried for nothing. She just asked me to have it rectified or just have them print me a new one...

Thanks guys !!


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Good morning everyone!!!!....
So my CO wrote back, and it turns out i was just worried for nothing. She just asked me to have it rectified or just have them print me a new one...

Thanks guys !!
Thats nice Zamaussie!!

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