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Hi Maureen -

It depends on what type of visa you are applying for - DIAC publishes checklists on the immi.gov.au site for many visa types that list the additional documents they require depending on the type of visa.

If you're doing a family (fiance, partner) visa and need to include relationship evidence and statements, I would study the threads here on those topics as there is some excellent information there.

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Thank you Mark. I'm trying to apply for a PMV here in Ghana. My problem is with the evidence to support my application. I've gone through the immi.gov.au site as well but I still need specific document types to support my application. I'm glad I joined such an informative site. Y'all very supportive and I'm grateful. Once again, thank you


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Hi Maureen -

In case you don't have it, here's the DIAC checklist for the subclass 300 PMV visa:

www.immi.gov.au/migrants/_pdf/300-checklist.pdf

You also should check the Australian Embassy Kenya site to make sure they don't have any additional requirements - some Embassies such as the Philippines have additional document requirements.

For relationship evidence, the sticky thread on this forum is excellent.

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About to apply in Accra. I need the specific documents to add to my application. Thank you for ur prompt response
Hi,Maureen soory but i can not send you private message since i am a junior here. but my little advise is you can not apply in Ghana. i also do not know which visa you are applying for be specific.

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Thank you Mark. I'm trying to apply for a PMV here in Ghana. My problem is with the evidence to support my application. I've gone through the immi.gov.au site as well but I still need specific document types to support my application. I'm glad I joined such an informative site. Y'all very supportive and I'm grateful. Once again, thank you
Maureen, i think you need printout of your messages or chats with your sponsor, police clearance certificate from police head quarters, photos of your and your partner including other family members and friends.envelopes of letters or parcel envelopes even if the gift is not in there.make sure you do your payments,add form 888, let any of your parents, or sibblings good friend who knows about your sponsor fill in those forms. i think the rest you know them already since you have been on the website already. you can also send over all that you have already and then others can also help you on that. all the best

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You must always remember that EVERY case is different and every bodies circumstances are different .
There is no Right answer
We have recently applied for a PMV my fiancee is from Ghana
We also wait
I know of others in Aust who's partners have been granted a PMV within 4 months and I know personally they did not even get interviewed, regardless that Ghana is considered High Risk.
They did the application Without an Agent

Make sure your paperwork is 100% covering everything that's required
Be honest

Every case is Individual
You can not put complete weight to what others have said

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Thank u Jodibb. I appreciate your input. Please what exactly did u add to support your application? I mean the supporting documents for your application.


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Follow the checklist
It does tell you exactly what you need and what needs to be certified and translated etc
I am sure your application will be processed in Kenya
My fiance is from Ghana but is living in another country

My advice would be to include family members in your evidence particularly in photos and statutory declarations
If you already have children ,has some form of relationship been established between them and your partner ?
Keep and copy all receipts for joint purchases (ring)or gifts between one another
Receipts for airfare , accommodation anything you did while together
Send original envelopes or packaging
Cards or invitations you have received as a couple
Postcards letters
Evidence of conversations on all networks you use
We sent letter from employer ,payslips and bank statement showing these funds
Funds sent for financial support

How much is too much ?
I would send more rather than less
An incomplete application will only cause additional delay

I hope this has been a little helpful
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Thanks jodibb, u've been very helpful. I'm still a little confused about the notice of intended marriage confirmation/marriage celebrant stuff. How I'm I to do that? Plus can anybody give me a sample of how the statements detailing history of relationship looks like? Also can my fiancÚ pay the visa fees in Aussie and send me the receipt in Accra?

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Thanks jodibb, u've been very helpful. I'm still a little confused about the notice of intended marriage confirmation/marriage celebrant stuff. How I'm I to do that? Plus can anybody give me a sample of how the statements detailing history of relationship looks like? Also can my fiancé pay the visa fees in Aussie and send me the receipt in Accra?

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hello Maureen, i think applying to PMV means you plan to marry in Australia, so send your passport copy to your fiancee and have him look for a marriage celebrant, who will fill the form NOIM. the same celebrant can write a letter indicating that a notice of intention of marriage has been lodge at his or her place. the marriage celebrant needs to state both couples name in the letter and where marriage will take place. so your partner needs to get that for you in Australia. With the statement is just like you telling a friend how you met, what kept you going, what do you have in common, how do you support each other, eg sending gift, money, this part should cover, finanacially, spiritual, emotionally and e.t.c . you can also add why you intend to marry such a person and not your previous, how special is the person to you when you got engaged and what's your plan for the future? where you plan to live together in Australia, the work you will be doing? any plans for kids and blahblahblah. yes your partner can pay in AUSTRALIA and send you a copy of the reciept. you must make sure you have police clearance certificate from Ghana police, fill out form 888 at least 2 from both sides. get every document certify e.g birth certificate, single status certificate which both you needs to provide,(You can get yours near the 28th febuary road court area or going to the regiter genenrals department in accra) if you are divorced you need certificate to prove it. you need to send photos of you and your partner together including other relatives and friends together, at least 15 0r more photos may not be bad. if you need anything again everyone here is here to help you.
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