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Old 03-17-2016, 03:53 PM
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Submitting 300 Prospective Marriage Visa soon.. a few questions

Me and my fiancee are planning to apply for my visa soon. I am from the US and she is from Australia. We have been talking now for almost a year and met online. I do have some questions. I'm sorry if some of this has been asked before. I have done some research, but it would calm my anxieties just to ask and hear all my answers firsthand right here

1) My partner is recently divorced. She had been seperated from her ex for almost 2 years, but has only recently (one month ago) officially divorced. Will this pose any sort of problem? Should I disclose this info (and possibly provide divorce documents) in the application or no?

2) For Stat. Dec from family/friends, what is important for them to include/talk about?

3) For personal statements from me and my partner, what are the most important things to focus on? The more detailed answer here the better. I can write a lot, but want to make sure I focus on what will be important. Do these need to be stat. dec.?

4) I have skype logs showing calls made/received (skype to skype), whatsapp screen shots/txt log for some of our conversations, and screenshots with timestamp for another chat messaging app we use. We only started saving these about 5 months ago. How many screenshots, etc should be sufficient?

5) We only just recently met and before this had only spoke via skype/chat apps, will this be an issue?

6) Other proof I have includes photos of us, a couple cards and letters (no official time sent), two money transactions she made to me on paypal, my plane receipt from my trip out there as well as a plane ticket for my next planned trip, (will have) 2 stat dec from family/friends, logs (as mentioned above), and booked celebrant for wedding. Is there anything else needed for proof of relationship or does that sound like enough?

7) Can this process be done online? Should I just have my partner scan all their information to me (stat decs, personal identification, etc..)?


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1) Put copies of final divorce on the application.

7) It can be done online. Just scan and upload all copies.

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1. As previously answered, submit the paperwork that has been provided to your partner evidencing the divorce process is ongoing. I would say since you're applying for a PMV, your partner should be divorced by the time the visa is granted as you can only be legally married to one person at a time for immigration purposes.
How long will the divorce take to officially finalise if you know?
Best to read the below mentioned link:-
https://www.border.gov.au/FormsAndDo...ments/1127.pdf
Page 31-34 is the PMV section.

2. Have a look at form 888, even though only Australian permanent residents and citizens can only fill it, my family overseas used it as a format to write us an affidavit.
I read this on the forum somewhere, where you and partner should be considered in a relationship "with the exclusion of all others". Not sure if that still is a requirement.
The witnesses giving you their statements need to provide their certified proof of ID. My parents sent us their current passport copies.

3. For the personal statements, we covered all four categories to show that we are genuine and continuing. We provided personalised and detailed explanation on them. My statement was about 8 pages and my husband's was about 4 pages. The more detail the better is definitely true! But DIBP will see that you both have written the statements on your own, they can tell by the writing style and language as everyone's style is different from the other.

4. Not sure about how many you should provide, our case was complicated so I sent my case officer every call log and all of our what's app messaging history. Don't suggest you do the same, but the communication history should show you and your partner have been in a regular contact with each other.

5. For a PMV, this is quite common, if I'm correct, DIBP requires the sponsor and the applicant to have met in person, which from what you've shared has been done. Have a read of the partner migration booklet if you haven't already. Gives you information of what kind of documents are needed for the application. The link is in answer 1.

6. Not sure about this, might want to wait for other seniors who have been through the PMV process to reply.
But the evidence you have listed is really important to show that you have travelled to see your partner and the finances are being shared, time spent together and communication history.

7. Yes you certainly can apply online. There is a scan limit of 5MB per document I think.

Hope this helps. Good Luck!

Kind Regards,
Becky

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. My statement was about 8 pages and my husband's was about 4 pages. The more detail the better is definitely true! But DIBP will see that you both have written the statements on your own, they can tell by the writing style and language as everyone's style is different from the other.
Ours were about one page each and i made the error of writing both of them. But i did explain at the end of hers what i had done, so they knew. Honesty is the best policy

What i have found is that the hard and fast rules do not always apply.

Each case can be treated differently, maybe depending on how the case officer feels that day.

Some say its all in the hands of the gods. I think its down to how well the case officer slept....

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Each case can be treated differently, maybe depending on how the case officer feels that day.

Some say its all in the hands of the gods. I think its down to how well the case officer slept....
That is annoyingly true! Pray that the case officer woke up on the right side of the bed when assessing your file haha
Applicants are on the mercy of how the case officer feels

We were very strict and by the books about preparing our application because we had a rejected partner visa application on our visa history so didn't want to take any chances.

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