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Please DO NOT engage in any chit chat or debates through this thread. It is intended for people to record the questions they were asked in order to help others going through the same process.

If you want to ask people indiviual questions, try sending them a personal message, or post your own question for the forum to answer. If you want to give your opinion about a certain topic, look for another forum on this site through which to have your say and PLEASE don't do it here.

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We were asked pretty standard questions. Nothing intrusive.

The main purpose I think was for her to see us together and interacting (we did it together in person). Of course we were asked questions about the relationship, details etc, but very casual.

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Been reading the thread for almost an hour now and I feel really good that people share their experiences and questions asked during the interview process.

I just have a question though, when you lodge the application outside Australia, will the sponsor and partner be interviewed together? Here is my situation, I am currently leaving with my partner (which is not in AUS) and we are planning of lodging the application this month or next month, when we get to the interview portion, do we get separate interviews or we will be interviewed together?

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Phone interview for 309 de facto, lodged in Berlin.
The whole interview took about 30 minutes and my CO was very friendly.
Questions asked:
- My file number, full name and date of birth
- My partners full name
- I had to describe our relationship 12 months back from the date of application, where me and my partner were at that time and how our relationship developed from that time. When we saw each other again (I was in Holland and he was in Australia back then)
- If he had met my siblings, parents and friends and how
- I was asked for the dates when we saw each other and when we were apart during our relationship
- What we did when we were together in Australia, where we lived
- Why I left Australia
- What my house is like in Holland and if it was a shared house
- My current job and my partners current job
- What kind of joint financial commitments we have/had
- If I could see myself living in Australia and if I had explored job/work options
- Why we choose for Australia
- What we would do when the Visa was not granted
Then I was asked if I had any questions.
Most of the questions were answered in the documents, forms and papers I had submitted. I felt like it was a confirmation of what we had provided and my CO went into a little more detail to that.

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Old 07-03-2011, 06:57 AM
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Hi all, I'm lodging my visa tomorrow in Australia - does everyone have interviews? Or is it to immi's discretion?

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We were extremely nervous about the interview (just the type of people we are :-)). The applicant (my fiancee) prepared by reading through pages and pages of forums from Russia about what sort of questions they may ask. I read through most of this thread as preperation.

We'd prepared a very thorough application with a tonne of evidence, so the first thing the CO said after introducing herself was that she believed our relationship was genuine and had no questions about our relationship. The CO was very nice, made us feel very relaxed and asked a few questions about why I had studied Chinese (I'm a full time student living in China) and why I had chosen that certain city to study. To be honest most of the questions were directed at me, the sponsor, rather than my partner, the applicant. We found the interview to be very social; not sure if both myself and my partner both being foreigners in a foreign country had anything to do with it.

We were asked to provide some extra documentation to go with the application, as well as an AOS.

Apart from that there wasn't anything else; very smooth, CO seemed to be very experienced!

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I had my Telephone interview yesterday, i think i did bad cause i was stresisng, and panicing and the quetsions they asked me i didnt even have time to think about the answer so i went all over the place, im so scared now they will refuse my fiances application again as it was refused last year.. but i cant imagine if they do... i mean they cant take a few questions they asked me and then base it on the decison, i mean we have a baby together, and we are both australian citizens, but i feel so stressed out, in the end i did apologise that i was speaking too fast, and i felt very nervous. Now I'm so worried

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To Kosova: if you are an Australian citizen, why would you need a visa to Australia? You said : "we are both australian citizens".... I just don't understand that. Everybody is stressed when interviewed, so you should not worry that much.

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Originally Posted by nitka View Post
To Kosova: if you are an Australian citizen, why would you need a visa to Australia? You said : "we are both australian citizens".... I just don't understand that. Everybody is stressed when interviewed, so you should not worry that much.
sorry i meant the baby and i not my fiance heheh.. sorry.. but yeah the interview was so stressfullllll... arghhh never felt so streessed in my life.. i was all over the place feel like i did bad though

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