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Old 02-12-2016, 09:36 AM
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Looks like we're at about the same stage at the moment. I'm just finishing some final details in my statement and still waiting on a couple stat.decs before we apply. I just got super excited reading about everyone applying in May just received their PR 1st of feb, hope that's us in about 9 months!

Thanks for the tip to write a doc explaining all the proof, I think I'll make a doc like that too. Hadn't thought about doing that though, so thank you very much! I'm also keen to know if all PDFs need to be signed, because I just scanned everything without thinking about signing them..

Good luck! I'm sure we'll bump into each other on here again soon.
Hiya!

I did my application online on the 9th yippie! So just a long wait now I guess.... 9 months from now will bring us to November!!

The explanations wrote for each bit of evidence I pick up from someone else here, it's a great idea. After I did it, it made much more sense and the evidence seemed clearer.

So I made about 20-30 PDFs in total. In each PDF was either our scanned id documents like passports, birth certs etc. or our evidence, receipts, bank statements, card from other people etc.

For example one of our PDFs was our Edreams booking confirmation from a trip to Aus and some matching boarding passes, so the first page was a word doc (turned into a PDF) with a simple heading and then a paragraph explaining a bit about when we went, why we went, who paid for what and then we both signed it with our name and date.

We only signed the writing part of the PDFs because I thought it was better to be safe than sorry. No word doc was necissary for any of the id documents like passports, licences etc as they are pretty self explanatory. But as for the all the actual scanned evidence I didn't sign any of those, I don't think you have to. Just scanned is fine or cert copies if you are sending your application via post.

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Old 02-12-2016, 11:17 AM
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Hiya!

I did my application online on the 9th yippie! So just a long wait now I guess.... 9 months from now will bring us to November!!

The explanations wrote for each bit of evidence I pick up from someone else here, it's a great idea. After I did it, it made much more sense and the evidence seemed clearer.

So I made about 20-30 PDFs in total. In each PDF was either our scanned id documents like passports, birth certs etc. or our evidence, receipts, bank statements, card from other people etc.

For example one of our PDFs was our Edreams booking confirmation from a trip to Aus and some matching boarding passes, so the first page was a word doc (turned into a PDF) with a simple heading and then a paragraph explaining a bit about when we went, why we went, who paid for what and then we both signed it with our name and date.

We only signed the writing part of the PDFs because I thought it was better to be safe than sorry. No word doc was necissary for any of the id documents like passports, licences etc as they are pretty self explanatory. But as for the all the actual scanned evidence I didn't sign any of those, I don't think you have to. Just scanned is fine or cert copies if you are sending your application via post.

Hope this helps!!
Thanks so much for all your tips! Did you include stat.decs on form 888? And did you include police checks already?
I just pplied for my Australian police check now, so prob wont receive it for another 3 weeks or so, but I want to send the application this weekend if possible. Can we upload more pdfs later?


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Old 02-12-2016, 11:56 AM
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Thanks so much for all your tips! Did you include stat.decs on form 888? And did you include police checks already?
I just pplied for my Australian police check now, so prob wont receive it for another 3 weeks or so, but I want to send the application this weekend if possible. Can we upload more pdfs later?
I didn't include stat decs because it said not to on the Berlin website... But I mentioned in our joint statement they we can provide them on request from mum, dad etc. I don't know why they don't want them because it seems like a pretty important piece of evidence in my opinion. Better that you did them I think.
Police checks are done and submitted, my partner who is the applicant is italian so there are two police checks to do. I am the sponsor so I didn't do a police check... I don't think sponsors need to (I hope not) ??

You can add PDFs and extra stuff when ever you want obviously the most important stuff within the first few weeks ( I have read 28 days in many other threads) then if you have extra evidence as the year goes on you can add it in if you want to. I think it should be fine to do the application this weekend and then add in the police check, especially since it's not even 100% explained whether we are to hand those in first or wait to be asked for them.
Medicals, are you waiting to be asked for those? I am, I guess when we receive the email we can make an appointment and hope it doesn't take to long....

Do you know that all your PDFs much be under 5mb and no more than 60 files all together?


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Old 02-14-2016, 11:39 AM
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I didn't include stat decs because it said not to on the Berlin website... But I mentioned in our joint statement they we can provide them on request from mum, dad etc. I don't know why they don't want them because it seems like a pretty important piece of evidence in my opinion. Better that you did them I think.
Police checks are done and submitted, my partner who is the applicant is italian so there are two police checks to do. I am the sponsor so I didn't do a police check... I don't think sponsors need to (I hope not) ??
Like you said, they mention not to include the stat decs, unless you are asked to by a CO, so I wouldn't add them (my wife didn't add them and her visa was granted in around 8 months).

The Police checks are only for the applicant. You don't need to do one


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Thanks for your info Pauci and Alex01! I've got 4 stat.decs from people we know from Australia, but maybe I'll leave them out then and just write a note saying I'm happy to attach them if they want to see them. Don't want to annoy them and include more documents than what they want. This visa thing is full on though. Been working on it every spare minute I've had all weekend, and still haven't completed everything. I realised a few of my documents were over 5mb (thanks for pointing that out to me Pauci) so had to fix a few things to make sure they all fit. Think I'll end at about 40docs, so still have room to attach more. Can't wait to tell everyone the application has been sent off because this is doing my head in!

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Old 02-17-2016, 06:00 PM
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Ok, so the application has been sent off and I guess our long months of waiting are ahead of us now. I left out the 888 and haven't ordered the health check yet, otherwise I think it's all complete I can finally relax again!


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Hi everyone,

I am new in this forum. I am currently gathering all the documents for a PMV. I am German, my partner Australian. We have almost all documents ready just waiting for the translation of my police check. Browsing through this forum makes me a bit nervous regarding the amount of relationship evidence that a few people provided. I met my finance last year in Australia while I was working over there for a few months. So we spent a few weeks together there as a couple and afterwards we met again during a 4 weeks holiday in Asia where he proposed. So we basically have pictures and some bills from the trip and of course Skype/Facetime/iMessages (contact every day), but nothing like engagement videos, joint bank accounts and so on and so forth. From what I read about PMV this is not necessarily required for this visa, but I am a bit worried that our evidence isn't enough. We couldn't be together due to work committments, but mine is over in May and then I will go back to Australia for 3 months on a tourist visa which I will mention of course. Has anyone ever heard of the case where the CO was not happy with the amount of evidence provided? Many thanks in advance


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Old 02-22-2016, 12:37 PM
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Hi All,
I am new on this form,i would like to share my situation,i applied partner visa on 23 November 2014,since then we have submitted all the documents they required and my husband has done his interview last year in December 2015 and i am still waiting for his visa,today we completed months i am really worried about it and i e-mailed to my CO last week she said its still under processing i will let you know if i need any information or documents required...........such a big pain for me i am Australain permanent resident my husband visited me last year in August on his tourist visa..still waiting!!!!!!!!!!


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Old 02-25-2016, 08:36 AM
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Hey guys,

my application lodged on February 11, 2016. The same day I got a receipt of the money that they took out of my credit card.
The e-mail that it was sent from had the name CK on it so it is [email protected] (it is off course the real name I can see but here just initials). Do you guys had this too? Does this mean she is my CO?

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Hey guys,

my application lodged on February 11, 2016. The same day I got a receipt of the money that they took out of my credit card.
The e-mail that it was sent from had the name CK on it so it is [email protected] (it is off course the real name I can see but here just initials). Do you guys had this too? Does this mean she is my CO?

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Hi Naerys..
Mine one was simple from immigration.


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