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Old 09-02-2009, 08:46 AM
 
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Hey everyone

Just wondering whether it is necessary to send immi original photos as proof of relationship or whether you can send them printed on A4 paper from a colour printer?

It's just that we have about 60 that we want to send and they are only stored on our memory card so it will work out quite expensive to have that many photos developed at the photo shop.

Any thoughts? We did consider that we could submit a few originals and the rest colour printouts on paper.

Any advice would be great!

Thanks.

Also, I'm sure many people have struggled with this because they have been living outside of Australia when they apply, but there is a question in the partner sponsorship form 40SP that asks how u are going to support your partner in terms of living arrangements if you do not currently have a place to stay in Australia.

Is it enough to explain that my partner and I have been living alone and abroad for almost four years and have always managed to secure a rental property and pay rent on time. Also, we can mention that we have ample funds to take to Australia to pay for deposit and rent on a property once we get there and that my parents have offered to have us stay at their place for a couple of weeks until we find a place of our own.

Would this be fine or is there something else that we could add?


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Old 09-02-2009, 04:01 PM
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I reckon LU that your parental support as back-up to having funds and work skills ought to be good enough and if you write it all up clearly dot point style what sort of a plan you have, your work/accommodation background etc., should not be a problem.

I'd reckon 60 photos is way too much overkill and six would be ample as it's more documents etc. as evidence they'll take more notice of than photos and putting them on to A4 ought to be OK as a pic. is a pic.





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^ agreed on living situation. They can't expect you to already have a rental place lined up when neither of you are in the country.

I sent 7 photo's, i printed them on thick-ish non glossy photo paper on a colour printer.

I just sent two of us as a couple in oz, 3 of us with each others family members in oz and overseas with my parents, and two where you could really see the sparkle in each other's eyes (heehee)


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Thanks very much for the advice once again guys. Thanks Wanderer, I will be sure to write that statement in bullet points....that's a good idea. And you're right about the overkill of photos...I will try and cut some out and not get overexcited.

Thanks elkitten, I will definitely print them out on paper....it will certainly make life easier.

The plan is to submit the application on Monday....we have everything we need....my partner is going for xrays and medicals tomoro and then we will spend the weekend going over everything with a fine toothed comb and making our application look as presentable as possible. Fingers crossed we haven't forgotten anything.

How's things going with your application elkitten? Any word from immi yet?

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Just that they received my application and will contact me again in 2 months to let me know if they need anything else or if my visa has been approved.

I got told by an immi person though that the U.S is swamped with applications at the moment so i probably wont get it in under 4 months...... let's hope not, ive already been apart from my BF for 2 months....*sigh*

good luck with your lovedup!


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El Kitten, one question, how long did the ASIO Visa Security Assessment take? It should be on the paperwork they give you back.

AND Wanderer, is it normal for them to take the original Marriage Certificate and keep it until the visa is approved? I think they have my original Islamic marriage cert and the other one too. :S


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It's normal for them to keep documents Amandy and all the visa information I've ever read says do not send originals but certified copies for that very reason.

I don't think elkitten had to have an ASIO check and she hasn't been about for a couple of weeks or so.





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It's normal for them to keep documents Amandy and all the visa information I've ever read says do not send originals but certified copies for that very reason.

I don't think elkitten had to have an ASIO check and she hasn't been about for a couple of weeks or so.
ASIO checks are mandatory for ALL. From what i researched.
Also, they took originals, they wanted originals, they knew they were taking them.
Anyways, when we get the visa next week they will give us our originals Yes you heard me. :P


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That sounds like good news for you Amandy and I'm very pleased for you and your husband.

Re the certificates, it is possible that some embassies/consulate staff have not adhered to normal Immi policy and variations of what is more normal is obviously possible as you have experienced.
I saw a while back that even for a tourist visa, if in India there are some special requirements.

Do you have a link on the ASIO clearance requirement for that is a new one for me.

It being normal for Police Checks and in a country like the US, it is both a FBI one and a state police clearance as well.





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That sounds like good news for you Amandy and I'm very pleased for you and your husband.

Re the certificates, it is possible that some embassies/consulate staff have not adhered to normal Immi policy and variations of what is more normal is obviously possible as you have experienced.
I saw a while back that even for a tourist visa, if in India there are some special requirements.

Do you have a link on the ASIO clearance requirement for that is a new one for me.

It being normal for Police Checks and in a country like the US, it is both a FBI one and a state police clearance as well.
Not sure about the link, there was a pdf, i forgot where i put it or where i found it. But the case officers and PMO always said that it is MANDATORY for all. And if it is not, it's called racism


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