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Does anyone know of supporting witness's being charged with perjury?


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Old 01-17-2013, 07:13 AM
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Does anyone know of supporting witness's being charged with perjury?

Even though the statutory declarations cannot be disproved the people I have as supporting witnesses are worried that they will be prosecuted if the visa is refused does anyone know of this happening?
Has anyone experienced this? Are there cases of this happening?


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Old 01-17-2013, 08:22 AM
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Even though the statutory declarations cannot be disproved the people I have as supporting witnesses are worried that they will be prosecuted if the visa is refused does anyone know of this happening?
Has anyone experienced this? Are there cases of this happening?
No nothing will happen to them if they are writing truth and they are not giving any false statement.


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Old 01-17-2013, 11:08 AM
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A statutory declaration is a statement of fact made by a declarant (the person making the declaration) conscientiously (or carefully) "believed" to be true.

It is affirmed by the declarant and not sworn.

You also need to sign the statutory declaration in front of a qualified witness such as a Justice of the Peace, Commissioner for Declarations or a lawyer.

If the declarant conscientiously believes it to be true, it shouldn't be held against them, if it's obvious (i.e declare that a friend is in a genuine relationship to the exception of all others) and has seen them with other partners etc... there is a basis for making a false declaration.

You would think it's friends and family that are writing the declarations for you, therefore you should also check that what they write for you, is true and accurate to protect yourself and whomever is doing you the favour.

As for the visa being refused, there are many reasons that would be a factor for refusal, you just need to ensure that all the declarations are correct and accurate, (Please note: There is legislation that if even you are granted a visa based on incorrect information, it can still be cancelled after the grant if the department of immigration find out).

Hope this helps.


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Old 01-17-2013, 11:19 AM
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Even though the statutory declarations cannot be disproved the people I have as supporting witnesses are worried that they will be prosecuted if the visa is refused does anyone know of this happening?
Has anyone experienced this? Are there cases of this happening?
Did they tell the truth in their statutory declarations?


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