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Old 03-26-2009, 01:09 PM
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Question Defacto visa+brothers and sisters

Just wondering if anybody has any idea what to do in this situation. My boyfriend has 2 full sisters and about 10 half brothers and sisters. He is very close with 2 half brothers and 1 half sister as well as his 2 full sisters......but he is not very close with the others and barely has contact with them.

On the application form it asks to list all brothers and sisters including half and step but I really don't know how he will manage to get all the passport, birth certificate details etc etc for all of his siblings....his parents split a long time ago so he doesnt have contact with them really.

Any advice would be appreciated.

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Old 03-26-2009, 05:39 PM
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I'm not sure about the question you are asking. What type of Visa is he applying for? Is he sponsoring his brothers and sisters? If so, then he does need to get that information from them if the brothers & sisters would like to be sponsored.

Or is this from the family information section you need to fill out when you lodge the application? I also have some relatives that I've lost contact with and just simply wrote down their names. I remember there's also a box where you can add your own notes and I wrote that I have lost contact with them and will not be sponsoring them as secondary applicants on my visa application. Is that what you are asking about?

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Old 03-26-2009, 11:46 PM
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I think LU would be meaning the family info requirement sg as there're special conditions to be met for sponsoring any family members.

I'd also expect that immi would have some flexibility in acknowledging that all families do not remain close to oneanother but with detailed stuff like that, an email to immigration via their "contact us" provisions is probably the best way to go to get some certainty of a ruling.

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Thanks very much for your quick replies guys. Scootergirl, my boyfriend is applying for a defacto visa and is not planning on sponsoring any of his brothers and sisters. Thats a good idea to at least just put their names and then give an explination in the additional information section.

Thanks wanderer, I will send a quick email off to immigration and just ask what they think is best. The only problem is that I never seem to get responses from this Aus Embassy in South Africa. But Ill give it a shot, otherwise Ill phone them.


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Old 03-27-2009, 09:52 AM
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One thing the net has done LU is cover the planet as one.
And so use the email address on the immi site, there being one address for pre application and one for post application and it'll get sent straight through to an immigration help desk somewhere in the immi department itself.

You'll usually get a response with a week or so.

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