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Old 01-29-2013, 03:57 PM
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I guess it is a little strange but it's definitely in the partner migration booklet and the immi lady on the phone confirmed it. Although having said that they have accepted my application (yay!) so there must be a degree of leniency. But if I did it again I'd write it by hand.
Wow, I really didn't know that! That honestly seems really strange to me because they specifically went through the trouble of creating PDFs you can type information into. PDFs don't just "happen" that way. They have to be specifically created that way. I'd be curious to see what Mark Northam and Kttykat have to say as that's the first I've heard of this. How odd!

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Old 01-29-2013, 03:59 PM
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Honey...one thing I learnt is you need to look over what you wrote many times and maybe ask someone else to also. We checked ours sooooo many times and still submitted with small errors. There is just so much to put in and it does happen. Well done on getting one doco done...it is A LOT of work!!!
We're actually going to engage a really good migration agent, so there will be someone to check behind me, fortunately. AFTER I go over it 20 times myself, of course!

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Visa #1: PMV (300) through Washington, D.C
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Visa #2: Subclass 820 (From PMV).
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Visa Granted: Early July 2014.
Visa #3: 801 (PR)
Eligibility Date: End of April 2016 (Applied a month prior).
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Old 01-29-2013, 04:16 PM
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Are these the parts you're talking about?
"Partner visa application forms are available:

• as PDF files from the department’s website Applications and Forms - Visas & Immigration printed out and then filled in;

or

Note: PDF files make printing of these forms easier – PDF requires Adobe Reader on your computer.

• in paper format from your nearest office of the department or Australian mission and then filled in."
and


"If you have downloaded the PDF file from the department’s website and printed it out, or obtained from your nearest office of the department or Australian mission overseas, a printed version of form 47SP or
form 40SP to enable you to fill it in by hand, you can find checklists relating to your application..."


Are those what you mean?

In the first instance, it just seems to me they likely used to only have a PDF version of the forms that only permitted printing, not typing into it. They probably updated their technology to allow that, and just haven't updated the booklet yet. This isn't saying specifically that you HAVE to handwrite things (at least not in my opinion), it's just saying that these are places you can obtain forms. In the second quote, you'll notice they don't say anything about hand writing - just downloading and printing.

I know DIAC confirmed for you that this is the case, but they are notorious for giving out inconsistent (and sometimes incorrect) information. I just think if this were really the case that 1) DIAC would not have taken the time/expense to create forms that could be typed into in the first place, and 2) I would have read *somewhere* on this forum or others about people having issues because they had typed up those forms.

Again, this is just my opinion, and really it doesn't matter - I'll handwrite it all if I need to! I just want to work out what the answer is so that future generations of applicants know.

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PR Granted: Early April 2017.

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I also typed mine and the embassy accepted and i am confident that the VIA would have sent us away to redo it if it is not acceptable. I am surprised that if they do not want us to type in them that hey have not made it a read only document like so many other government forms.
If you saw my handwriting you would wet yourself laughing as it takes a handwriting expert to decipher. Maybe i should have been a doctor haha


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I also typed mine and the embassy accepted and i am confident that the VIA would have sent us away to redo it if it is not acceptable. I am surprised that if they do not want us to type in them that hey have not made it a read only document like so many other government forms.
If you saw my handwriting you would wet yourself laughing as it takes a handwriting expert to decipher. Maybe i should have been a doctor haha
I think they might ask my father in law to redo his statutory declaration on Form 888 and type it anyway whether that's normally acceptable or not it's like reading ink splatters from the cats playing with a pen!

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Request for More Information: 19 May 2014
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Okay, now my migration agent has asked for us to submit our 47SP and 40SP we've typed up on our computer, so I know it MUST be possible to save them so we can send them - I just can't figure out how! Can anyone help? I tried using the "Save As" option and it would only let me save a blank copy (even after downloading the form to my computer, then filling it out there). I tried printing to a PDF writer, and that didn't work either (some kind of error message). Anyone? How did you do it, if you filled it out on your computer and saved it?

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Visa Granted: Early July 2014.
Visa #3: 801 (PR)
Eligibility Date: End of April 2016 (Applied a month prior).
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Old 01-31-2013, 02:46 AM
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I think it might have something to do with me only have Acrobat Reader...? I hope we have someone here that knows. If I'm having this issue, someone else is bound to later.

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Visa Granted: Early July 2014.
Visa #3: 801 (PR)
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I think it might have something to do with me only have Acrobat Reader...? I hope we have someone here that knows. If I'm having this issue, someone else is bound to later.
We just kept the PDF open and typed in our info then printed it out.

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Old 01-31-2013, 03:47 PM
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We just kept the PDF open and typed in our info then printed it out.

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Yeah, see, I can't do that because our agent wants it electronically. I solved the problem, though - I downloaded a trial of Acrobat Pro and now I can save it however I want to, at least for the next 30 days. Hopefully that's all we'll need.

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