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Old 01-05-2013, 10:33 PM
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Hi Js8 -

No problem - happy to help - as I don't have all of your details, I can't speak specifically to your case, but here are responses to your questions:

40sp -

1 (item 23) - Commit is the key word here. Engagement date is good.
2 (item 24) - This can be confusing since this form is used for PMV and Partner visa applications. For PMV, address the time since engagement date and explain circumstances why you have not lived together - ie, religious reasons, employment, engaged only but not ready to live, or whatever it is. Use the extension page on the back to add as many details as you'd like to tell your story - this is an important question.
3) Yes, see above.

47SP:

1) Can be whatever address you want correspondence sent to in 2 years time.
2) Permanent Resident or Citizen, whatever applies
3) Correct, as long as he did not obtain PR in any of the ways listed in the question.
4) Sorry, a bit confused by your proposed answer. If you have lived in any country more than 12 months in the last 10 years, make an entry on Item 73 and put relevant info in. If you changed addresses in that country, you only need to make one entry and list last permanent address lived in that country.

Hope this helps - please let me know any questions -

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Just wanted to ask if there is a reason why I can't access the immi gov link? Also just to clarify if our statements are typed out do they need to be witnessed by the police, J.P etc?
Would appreciate any help,
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Hi Js8 -

No problem - happy to help - as I don't have all of your details, I can't speak specifically to your case, but here are responses to your questions:

40sp -

1 (item 23) - Commit is the key word here. Engagement date is good.
2 (item 24) - This can be confusing since this form is used for PMV and Partner visa applications. For PMV, address the time since engagement date and explain circumstances why you have not lived together - ie, religious reasons, employment, engaged only but not ready to live, or whatever it is. Use the extension page on the back to add as many details as you'd like to tell your story - this is an important question.
3) Yes, see above.

47SP:

1) Can be whatever address you want correspondence sent to in 2 years time.
2) Permanent Resident or Citizen, whatever applies
3) Correct, as long as he did not obtain PR in any of the ways listed in the question.
4) Sorry, a bit confused by your proposed answer. If you have lived in any country more than 12 months in the last 10 years, make an entry on Item 73 and put relevant info in. If you changed addresses in that country, you only need to make one entry and list last permanent address lived in that country.

Hope this helps - please let me know any questions -


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As Mark said they need to be statutory declarations if you have a look at the link I sent you That shows the layout that immigration wants.

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Just wanted to ask if there is a reason why I can't access this link?
Would appreciate any help,
Thank you
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Which link are you talking about? immi.gov.au is working just fine for me right now.

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Which link are you talking about? immi.gov.au is working just fine for me right now.
Hey the website wouldn't let me quote it I don't know why! It was http://www.immi.gov.au/contacts/visa...rtner-perm.pdf

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hi jkl456 -

for partner visa statements, applicant and sponsor statements should be statutory declarations (see commonwealth statutory declaration template online) if the person is in australia. If the person is not in australia, they should be written and witnessed by a person in that country who is authorised to witness and confirm the identity of the writer for immigration purposes by that country's regulations. Usually a notary public or justice of the peace will suffice. For additional statements, note requirements for 2 stat decs on form 888 no more than 6 weeks old if you're lodging onshore, and for other statements & offshore statements, a certified copy of the statement and a copy of the writer's local id (driver license) or passport is best.
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Hi,
I was reading through this thread and a few other threads and I red the booklet. But I'm a bit confused now on what we should write our own statements.
We are applying onshore.

First I thought its enough if we write them just on normal plain paper. But I saw that it wouldn't hurt to write the statement on the Statutory Declaration (the link was provided in this thread).
I had a look at this form and this is more like answer and question. Always a little box to write in. I thought it is more like to write a text where you start with the day you met, your dating time, how the relationship developed, when you moved in together and so on...

What I want to know is, can I also just use the the first 4 point of this form and then start writing about or relationship and so and use the last page from point 9 on of that form to finish up our statements?

I'm thankful for any help>


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Hi Mariluna -

It's generally better if you write your own statement in a format that's comfortable for you. Form 888 should be used generally for others to write statements about you and your partner, but not for you and your partner to write statements about your relationship.

I think your thinking is in absolutely the right direction - write the story of your relationship, how it developed, what it means to you and your plans for the future together.

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Thank you Mark!

Thats much easier then. But how is the best way to start it?
Should I start it like:
I, Marion O. make the following statement, that I have a mutual commitment as a defacto partner....?


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It can be that formal, or not, up to you. For instance:

STATEMENT OF MARY SMITH RE: MY RELATIONSHIP WITH JOHN JONES

I first met my defacto partner John Jones in 2011 at ....

(various paragraphs re: relationship)

Today we live together as defacto partners and are loving life. We plan to buy a house in the coming years when we can afford it, and look forward to building our life together in Australia.

I declare the above statements to be be true and correct.

(signature)
(date)

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