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Old 12-28-2017, 08:23 PM
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820 Visa Statements

Hello all,

My partner and I have just begun our 820 visa journey, and boy what a journey it is...

I had a question regarding the part online where it has you write the financial details, household details, history of the relationship, etc.

I've tried to search for the specific answer but have had no such luck so I figured i'd make an account to get a straight answer and hopefully help someone else down the line.

Is it alright to do joint statements for the Financial details, household details, social details, etc since they will be basically the same anyways? And then do a SEPARATE statement for the history of the relationship?

My thoughts were to just write "See attached document" since so far, the 2000 word limit has proven to be a bit too small. So we would just write our answers in a word document and then just attach the document.

Any thoughts?

Thanks for any help...


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No, they want to read about all those things in each of your own words, hence why the narrative boxes are included in both the applicant's and the sponsor's applications. If you choose to write "see statement" in those boxes, you each still need to do one of your own covering each question.

You can always choose to add any additional joint statement but there is not much point as you should have covered what immigration wants in your individual statements.

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And the 2000 character limit is not as small as you think... it comes out to about the same recommended length of a written statement (1-2 pages).

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No, they want to read about all those things in each of your own words, hence why the narrative boxes are included in both the applicant's and the sponsor's applications. If you choose to write "see statement" in those boxes, you each still need to do one of your own covering each question.

You can always choose to add any additional joint statement but there is not much point as you should have covered what immigration wants in your individual statements.
Wow thanks so much! Luckily we have already written separate statements for everything, we just wanted to really make sure. It's definitely funny seeing the differences, her statements are so much longer and our writing style is so different.


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It's definitely funny seeing the differences, her statements are so much longer and our writing style is so different.
That's perfectly normal and that's how it is supposed to be. As long as there are no contradictions, it will be fine.

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Hi,

we recently submitted in our visa application (820), couple weeks ago; but as we were unaware otherwise we submitted joint statements regarding those questions mentioned in original post.

Reading both the applicant and sponsor forms to my knowledge there is nothing there that states write in your own words.

All it states is 'in the following questions, details of the relationship between the applicant and sponsor must be provided and should form the basis of the applicant's claim that their relationship with their sponsor is
genuine and continuing. The information provided also needs to be supported by relevant evidence.'

So we decided to write joint statements to these questions; cause otherwise we thought you'd just get pretty much identical answers; as obviously we would consult with one another.

We did however of course write our own personal statements regarding our relationship and its history and origins as well as about our future plans etc..

Do you think its an issue that we didn't write our own answers separate answers to these questions.?


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You can always choose to add any additional joint statement but there is not much point as you should have covered what immigration wants in your individual statements.
can I ask who should sign the joint statement? I really confuse about this one. thank you


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can I ask who should sign the joint statement? I really confuse about this one. thank you
Can I ask why you're doing a joint statement?

An individual statement is required of the applicant and the sponsor in their own words.

If you want to do a joint statement, that's just extra work for you. Doesn't matter if you sign it or not because the statements immigration needs to see are the individual ones.


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Can I ask why you're doing a joint statement?

An individual statement is required of the applicant and the sponsor in their own words.

If you want to do a joint statement, that's just extra work for you. Doesn't matter if you sign it or not because the statements immigration needs to see are the individual ones.
Hi there. thanks for the reply. I got our individual statement (sponsor & applicant) about our history of relationship. and then i think i want to have joint statement for each of the 4 aspect of relationship. any advice for that? a bit confuse


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Hi there. thanks for the reply. I got our individual statement (sponsor & applicant) about our history of relationship. and then i think i want to have joint statement for each of the 4 aspect of relationship. any advice for that? a bit confuse
When you get to the app, those narrative questions need to be answered by each of you in your own words so no, I don't think that will work.


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