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Evidence for PMV - how much is enough?


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Old 11-26-2017, 10:13 PM
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Unhappy Evidence for PMV - how much is enough?

I just finished a neat document with photos, descriptions, tickets and other evidence and it's all in good quality, but some photos are small and you have to zoom in to see the detail. I also saw that the limit for the documents for PMV is really big - 60 documents 5MB max per applicant. Does this mean 60 documents for me and another 60 for my sponsor? because that document I made is only about 9MB . Also about our skype calls, should i include a conversation from every day from about 3 years? i dont mind i just dont want to post too much because i read somewhere that they dont like it if it's too much or something. Please help, im confused.

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No one can really tell you how much is "enough" as it differs from applicant to applicant (each situation and CO is different).

You DO NOT need to submit 60 documents for you, and 30 for your partner. That limit is there if you need it, or feel like "updating" immigration throughout the year to show that you and your partner are still together. Most of us don't upload that much. The old adage says it best; "quality over quantity".

Call logs, chat logs, photos of you and your partner (or better yet, you and your partner's family), travel itineraries/tickets etc. are all good.

As for the chat/call logs, you don't need to send immigration every message. A log of how long you video messaged for, or messaged is sufficient. I haven't heard of anyone getting denied for having "too much" submitted. Best of luck!


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There are websites on line that will compress pdf. documents. I resized photos to fit 4 on a page, then converted to pdf, then compressed (ie. 7MB to 2MB), with still very good quality.


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For calls and texts and stuff, just show a little bit over time to prove you stayed in contact. Most people choose a meaningful conversation or two each month (like future plans, maybe a bad day and your partner is being supportive, etc) and show that for each month they were apart. No one wants to read through every message or phone call ever made. Maybe even do a screenshot of a list of calls in a given week, once a month. Just give them an idea that you maintained contact over time.

Same with photos. Some people.go overboard and upload 100 photos. 20 or less is sufficient if you choose the best photos that depict your relationship to a stranger (not the selfie in the bedroom but some of the two of you with friends and family, on holiday, special events in your relationship, etc).

A well organized application shouldn't take up more than around 30 upload slots under the applicant. That includes individual uploads for required documents (each ID is a separate upload, don't combine) and evidences.

I do believe you can do too much. Like mentioned, quality over quantity and a well organized application is probably what a CO would enjoy. I don't believe in making their job any more difficult by overwhelming them with basically useless information if I could have gotten the point across more simply.

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I do believe you can do too much. Like mentioned, quality over quantity and a well organized application is probably what a CO would enjoy. I don't believe in making their job any more difficult by overwhelming them with basically useless information if I could have gotten the point across more simply.
Completely agree. In my professional career, this is key and I (tried) to apply it here as well. Having gone through the process for the US, and though it was not near as comprehensive as the Australian process, at least back then anyways, it was a good primer for this one...

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ok, so do I have to split all the evidence between me and my sponsor? It's going to be the same photos of us and the same conversations, some things will be different, but not most.


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My partner and sponsor only put his identity documents and police check under his. All the relationship evidence went under mine. You don't have to upload it twice under both of you. He doesn't need to supply anything except what is required of sponsors. Relationship evidence is required of the applicant.


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oh, ok thank you soo much, i dont know how i get this confused sometimes (lack of sleep maybe) thank you!


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