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Old 06-21-2013, 03:28 PM
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Yes sorry I meant 2010
Probably just wait and apply then..but make sure u mention that u want to be considered for permanent rather than the temp x


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Thanks for your replies. Sadly, because of lost phones and moving houses we only really have photos and skype as evidence for our first couple of months of being together! So we're really relying on the skype to back us up on our statements. NeilAlexander, I would wait till after the 23rd of July to see if it would go through for you as permanent. It would save the extra hassle down the track when you have to be re-interviewed and scrutinized after the 1st 2 years. But if you need to go back to Aus now then I say go ahead and apply!


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OH, I just saw where you said you meant 2010!! Sorry, I thought you meant 2012. I take back what I said! Yes, if you're that close to three years and you can provide evidence for all of it (and it sounds like you can, including that stat dec from friends) I'd definitely wait!

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Here's the list:

309-100 checklist

47sp - to be filled out by the person being sponsored

40sp - to be filled out by the sponsor

Form 888 - stat decs from friends/family to confirm the relationship is true - you need AT LEAST two of these (Australian residents or citizens), I'd reccommend getting these done ASAP, as our friends took a number of weeks to get sorted. I read that it's handy to get your UK friends/family to fill one out too, but we got Katie's mum and dad, two of her friends and one of my Australian friends to fill them out and none of our UK friends/family

Form 80 - they don't actually require this unless they ask for it, but we provided it anyway. We thought there's no harm in providing it even if they don't need it

STATUTORY DECLARATION PARTNER VISA (APPLICANT) (type this in Google to find the form) - we used this form to provide mine & Katie's declarations. We also typed up a brief history of how we met and how the relationship developed.

Payment mandate form - I presume you'll be in the UK when you apply, I used this form for payment. They took payment as soon as the application which was good to know that they'd actually started the process.

I also found Form 26 & 160 (medical forms) and took them to my medical exam but the doctors I went to said they send the results directly to London House.

I received a letter from the case officer requesting that I need to provide my health checks who said that the waiting time is currently eight to nine months.

I'm sure you'll be able to find the forms online, if you need me to email them to you please let me know

P.S. We got our stat declarations (not the Form 888 but our own decs) signed off by a solicitor - we originally got them signed off by a teacher but apparently the UK list of people that can sign official documents off is slightly different to the Australian list.

Anymore questions please let me know!
Do you have to have you and your partners statements in stat decs if you're applying outside of aus? I thought it was only for those in Aus that had to use stat decs for their statements


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Do you have to have you and your partners statements in stat decs if you're applying outside of aus? I thought it was only for those in Aus that had to use stat decs for their statements
Yes can be on ordinary paper, written or typed x


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Yeah we just filled out the stat decs just to make it extra official/safe - it did cost to get the stat decs and photocopies of the passports/birth certificate but we thought there was no harm in getting it down.

P.s. I'm the one applying for the visa, my girlfriend is the Australian/sponsor


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Ok so i now have a question about this health requirement/examination. We're in northern ireland and after having a look at the panel physicians in the uk there doesn't seem to be any in northern ireland! So because we're going to london anyway in 2 weeks time could we do my partners health examination then and have that included in our application? Because i've read on the immi website that your case officer will tell you when to get it but in order for us to get it then we would have to book another flight over to london!


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That's very annoying. I'd be inclined to give Australia House a call to be sure. I'm sure it would be fine as I've seen people on this board sending their 'application ready' forms off i.e. all police and health checks completed in one go, however you will receive an email from your CO including your HAP number, which the Doctor's ask for before the medical.

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I'm now 17th in the queue! Thank goodness i've got today off to sort this all out! Also I was going to include brief statements at the start of the 'nature of the household' 'financial aspect' 'social' and 'nature of commitment' sections in our application. Should i make these stat decs or just type them??


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Oh no, that could be a long wait! last time I called them I got straight through. Given it's the 1st July all the forms have now changed, so I'd imagine there's lots of people ringing.

I believe you can just type the statements, but we used the 'official' stat dec forms, along with a seperate, typed copy of the history of our relationship.

If you want to look at our statements, either I can give you my private email address of vice versa, you're more than welcome to look at a copy of ours for your reference.

P.S. make sure you have any other questions you have ready to ask while you're on the phone!!

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