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Old 05-29-2013, 05:32 AM
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820 Evidence Index - Is this enough?

First of all, thanks to everyone on this forum for the reassurance and answers I've needed in getting mine and my English partners visa together.

We are submitting our (hopefully - still waiting on UK police check) 'decision ready' application in person at the Melbourne office in the next few weeks, just waiting to hit the 1 year living together mark in Australia (lived together in UK previously)

Background: Met when I was in UK on WHV, been together 2 years, lived together in UK until I left in April 2012, he arrived here in June 2012 and have continued living together since.

- Cover letter inc. 'decision ready application'

Table of contents for application
1. Forms
1a. Subclass 820 Application Document Checklist
1b. Form 47SP – Application for migration to Australia by a partner
1c. Form 40SP – Sponsorship for a partner to migrate to Australia

2. Statutory Declarations
2a. Statutory declaration by applicant on history of relationship
2b. Statutory declaration by sponsor on history of relationship
2 c-m. 11x 888 Form by a supporting witness (10 from friends, 1 from sponsor's father)
2n. 3x Signed letters from Applicant's Mother, Father, Sister and friend in the UK

3. PERSONAL DOCUMENTS OF APPLICANT
Proof of identity
3a. Certified copy of biographical data page of the passport
3b. Certified copy of birth certificate
3c. Certified copy of UK ID and Vic Learners Permit
3d.. Recent passport size photograph (2x)
3e. Recent payslips (note: although not necessary, we are including them)
3f. Letter from current employer
3g.Copy of current 417 (Working Holdiday) visa

Character Documents
3h. Form 80
3i. Original AFP Police Report
3j. Original UK Police Report

Health Assessment
3k. Sealed envelope containing Applicant Health Assessment

4. PERSONAL DOCUMENTS OF SPONSOR
Proof of Identity
4a. Certified copy of biographical data page of current passport
4b. Certified copy of biographical data page of previous passport and UK Visa page
4c. Certified copy of birth certificate
4d. Recent passport size photographs (2x)
4e. Certified copy of Vic Drivers license
4f. Certified copy of UK tax return (2011-2012)
4g. Selection of payslips from previous employer (July-November 2012)
4h. Selection of payslips from current employer (November 2012-current)
4i. Original letter from current employer confirming employment

EVIDENCE OF GENUINE & CONTINUING RELATIONSHIP

5. Financial aspects

5a. Table of contents and documents
5b. Joint statutory declaration for our Financial Aspects
5c. Confirmation email from bank regarding opening joint bank account
5d. Copy of both our joint account cards
5e. Copy of both our credit cards
5f. Joint Bank Account statements (June 2012- June 2013)
5g. Applicant’s Personal Bank Account Statements from the UK (June 2011-May 2012)
5h. Applicant’s Personal Bank Account statements from Australia (June 2012-June 2013)
5i. Sponsor’s Personal Bank Account Statements from the UK (June 2011 – May 2012)
5j. Sponsor’s Personal Bank Account Statements from Australia (June 2012 – June 2013)

6. Nature of the household

6a. Table of contents and documents
6b. Joint statutory declaration outlining basis on which responsibility for housework is distributed and our living arrangements
6c. Proof of joint responsibility for all day-to-day living expenses including a Spreadsheet summarizing all relevant transactions presented in our personal and joint bank accounts over the last 12 months
6d. Proof of cohabitation at Address 1 (UK)
6e. Rental agreement from Address 2 (Aus - only in sponsors name)
6f. Email correspondence from Estate Agency regarding Partner moving in upon arrival to Australia
6g. Original letter from Estate Agency confirming Parter lived at address
6h. Rental agreement from Address 3 in both names
6i. Acceptence letter addressed to both of us from Estate Agency for Address 3
6j. Rental agreement from Address 4 in both names
6k. Utility statements with both names
6l. Home contents insurance policy in both names (x3)
6m. Correspondence addresses to both of us at same address

7. Social context of the relationship

7a. Table of contents and documents
7b. Joint statutory declaration outlining the social context of relationship
7c.Evidence that we are generally accepted as a couple socially including 2x wedding invitations and 3x birthday invitations
7d. Cards from sponsors and applicants families while in Australia
7e. Selection of photos (approx. 10 with captions)
7f. Evidence of joint participation in sport, social and cultural events (AFL tickets, movie tickets, concert tickets etc)
7g. Evidence of joint travel (5 seperate international and interstate trips together)
7h. Facebook screenshots from friends mentioning us/photos from friends

8. Nature of commitment to each other

8a. Table of contents and documents
8b. Joint statutory declaration outlining nature of commitment to each other including future plans and current house lease until 2014
8c. Letters (2x) stating we are beneficiaries on each others superannuation fund
8d. Applicant's employee personal details form with Sponsor as next of kin contact
8e. Applicant's itemized UK phone account (including time spent apart)
8f. Selection of Skype logs during time apart
8g. Selection of Sponsor's itemized Aus phone account
lease until January next year
8h. Facebook relationship screen shots
8i. Personal birthday/Xmas/Valentines cards between Applicant and Sponsor


Bearing in mind this is still a draft as hopefully we'll have some more evidence from the UK arriving in the next few weeks, does this sound like I have enough evidence? We've been getting everything together the past couple of months and my brain is starting to turn to mush, and now i'm getting worried about the application! Can't wait until this is all over (for the next 2 years anyway)!

Thank you in advance!

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Old 05-29-2013, 08:39 AM
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wow! You have done very well! I think you have gone above and beyond haha. You may have to many stat decs from friends....i've heard that they don't want anymore than 10 (from both friends and family)

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Looks like a good representative list, nice work! I've heard mention of form 1221 (http://www.immi.gov.au/allforms/pdf/1221.pdf) so I included it too. Not sure if it's absolutely necessary but didn't want to risk it. Others might be able to weigh in with better info on that front.

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Old 05-30-2013, 07:52 AM
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Sounds like you've got plenty - good work! I don't think you need to include your partner's visa as it should be linked to their passport. My partner's visa was an email print out! Another thing, I'm almost certain that the 12 month living together requirement is just in general, not necessarily solely in Australia (someone correct me if I'm wrong). We had very similar evidence to you, minus utility bills, insurance and superannuation docs, and we were approved. I think the key is to cover all the requirements in detail without overloading with evidence, which I think you've done! Good luck!


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Eizzi,

If you look at that form, the design date is July 2009. DIAC updates most forms every six months. I've never seen that form mentioned on this board, and it's not mentioned in the partner booklet nor in the form 47SP checklist for things that need to be included with application. I think it's safe to say it's no longer a form they ask for.

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Eizzi,

If you look at that form, the design date is July 2009. DIAC updates most forms every six months. I've never seen that form mentioned on this board, and it's not mentioned in the partner booklet nor in the form 47SP checklist for things that need to be included with application. I think it's safe to say it's no longer a form they ask for.
I've only been doing my own research for 6 months-ish and I've picked it up from somewhere (thought it was here, but god knows where!), so I thought I'd add it. Not quite the same thing, I realise, but the Form 888s haven't been changed since 2009 either, but evidently they're still valid (plus mentioned in the checklist, which is your point). You're probably right though and what you say makes sense. *shrug*

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Applied: 20 April 2017
Test: 13 Feb 2018
Acknowledgment: Feb 20 2018
Ceremony invite: Feb 28 2018
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Here's Mark Northam's comments on it: http://www.australiaforum.com/visas-...html#post80071

Looks like it was the predecessor to the Form 80 and is only used infrequently these days for people from high risk countries. It also appears as though they ask for it whenever they need it (though with them working toward making everyone fill out a Form 80 these days I imagine they won't be asking anyone for it much longer).

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Hey taz,

Wow, that's an impressive list! I actually think that it might be a bit too much already.

You might wanna have a look at my list (I'm not allowed to post links yet, so it would be the new post with the green s=big smile smilie)

My visa got granted only 3 days ago

Good luck with everything,
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Old 05-31-2013, 01:14 AM
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Thank you all for the replies!
Just trying to get enough evidence together pre-October last year as that's where we've got the least solid evidence, and no shared joint lease

I saw Mark Northam's post about the 1221 form on another thread, guess if Immi need it they'll ask anyway.

Thanks Anne, i'll check it out!

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Wow - that is a very impressive list. My application didn't include half as much, Hopefully still enough though!


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