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Old 02-03-2013, 06:42 AM
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Hi Dylan -

My apologies! For some reason I thought you were asking about an 820/801 application, and didn't realise you already had held the temporary portion of the visa for 2 years and were only referring to the second-stage application.

Not enough sleep for me these days!

Based on my now-corrected understanding of your application, your list looks fine - you've even lumped in more than is requested, which is great.

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Thanks Mark. Your reply has officially taken a load off my shoulders.

Thanks a lot for all the help.


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Hey Mark,

Last question I promise

My document pack was unfortunately sent to the migration agent I used for my 820 visa. After letting him know I wasnt using him for my 801 visa he spent my pack from Queensland to NSW last week Thursday and it has yet to arrive. I believe it may be lost.

I found all the documents I needed to complete online. As per my above post you have seen the amount of info I put together..

Today I bought a large envelope and I have addressed it and I want to send it tomorrow on platinum express.

I guess my questions are as follow:

1) I understand that I dont have and cant replace the acknowledgement card which Immigration uses to let you know that your application has been received. There is nothing I can do about that or is there? Also do you think its ok? I guess if im sending platinum express I will be able to monitor and see when its delivered anyways.

2) I obviously dont have the self addresses envelope so I am assuming just addressing it to the partner permanent processing centre in Melbourne should be ok?

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Hi -

Happy to help. Re: ack card, nothing you can do there, but since you're sending it Platinum Express you'll have proof of delivery. Best to followup a couple of weeks later to try and get them to confirm delivery.

Re: Assuming the applicant is in Australia when lodging the 801 papers, yes send it to Melbourne:

Partner (Permanent) Processing Centre - Melbourne

If you're outside Australia, it goes to the Brisbane Centre.

And make sure to keep a copy of EVERYTHING you send!

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awesome, ta! I am going to post them off at 9am


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Hi Dylan -

Answers below:

1) Yes. In Australia JP's cannot charge a fee. Make sure you don't sign the document until asked to by the JP, and consider making a copy of the signed document so you have a certified copy of the original witnessed statement.

2)The marriage certificate is not enough proof, sadly, due to the number of people who enter into sham marriages just for a visa. Hence all the relationship evidence needed, statements, etc. Certified copies of statements from banks, health care, etc with both of your names on it at the address you live at are excellent. Otherwise, separate statements from each of your credit cards, but still showing the same address can be helpful.

3) Ideally 10-20 photos would be good - copy onto A4 paper (colour photos) and then put a caption under each one stating who's in the photo and where it was taken, etc. If you feel the relationship evidence may be weak, consider adding 2-3 more statements from family/friends describing how they view your relationship with your wife, things you've all done together, etc.

Hope this helps -

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Hi Mark, just wondering for the Statutory Declaration form regarding to Partner Visa Subclass 801, can the answers provided by the applicant and sponsor be the same? Or we each need to provide different answers? Thanks a lot.


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Hi Jenny -

Thanks for the question. My view is that it's better if the applicant and sponsor each use their own words to respond to the questions in the stat dec forms for the second (permanent) stage partner visa documentation.

Hope this helps -

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Hi Mark, just wondering for the Statutory Declaration form regarding to Partner Visa Subclass 801, can the answers provided by the applicant and sponsor be the same? Or we each need to provide different answers? Thanks a lot.

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Hi mark
I just recieve a letter from immi they want a stats from both of our (me n my wife)parents to acknowledge of our spousal relationship instead the reference i filed with my online partner visa. My wife parents travel overseas yesterday for three months. What i should do now?

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Hi Dang87 -

You may want to get professional assistance. Alternatively, ask the case officer if, since they are traveling for 3 months, signed statements with local witnessing by a JP or other authorised person in whatever country they are in will be sufficient if there is not an Australian Embassy that they can visit, since statutory declarations can only be witnessed on Australian soil or at an embassy, etc.

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Hi Mark,

Recently I got my PR from Pakistan and arrived here in Australia in August 2014. 20 days before departure I got married to a divorcee in Pakistan who has a baby child girl. Both of our families are very much religious (Islamic) so our marriage took place with simplicity. I had only three photographs of our marriage that were found from my brother mobile. Now a days we are talking on "Talkray" as phone calls are expensive from Pakistan to Australia. I have its record in screenshots. I am new in Australia so I don't know any one having PR or Citizrnship of Australia. My spouse submitted documents in Pakistan embassy and they required.
1-
Affidavit/Statutory declaration written by at least 2 persons from family
members in Pakistan in order to witness and support your relationship.
Persons who provide these statements should state reason of how they
believe in your relationship, how they are related to the applicant/sponsor
and they should attach their photocopy of NIC or Passport. These
statements should be attested by an oath commissioner.

2-
Statutory declaration (Form 888) by supporting witnesses relating to a
partner visa application (at least 2 persons and please state how the
supporting witness related to the applicant/sponsor). You should attach
photocopy of the witnessís Australian passport or evidence of permanent
residency.

What should I do with these two things?


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