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Thank you, with regards to that, would casting the net further make the statements less credible?

Also with stuff such as evidence of cultural acceptance, what is it meant by that? How would we go about proving that?

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Evidence from parents and close family is best, but ultimately you can only work with what youíve got.

Knowledge of each otherís cultures, language, religion etc. Its not critical, but evidence of how much effort you have made to get to know the other partnerís culture can be a good indication of your level of commitment.

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Also with stuff such as evidence of cultural acceptance, what is it meant by that? How would we go about proving that?
Not sure how you could actually prove it, but write about teaching each other your own languages, how you exchange food/cooking ideas, visits to museums, art galleries, music venues, theatres etc., whatever your interests are, basically, you can teach/show/discuss it with each other to heighten cultural awareness in each other.

You probably do it all the time without realising it!


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Hi Atenolol,

I was considering you questions and comparing to my situation, My wife recently got her 309 visa approved. We were not married at the time of application but were married 1 month after applying. we also did live together.

As for other evidence, we didnít have much other than lots of photos, with us, us and friends, also the both of us with our families, and both families together, 2 stat decs from a friend and my sister. We had some random scattered plane tickets aswell.

we also didnít start posting "lovey dovey" photos on Facebook until a few months before the application when we decided it is probably a good idea.


We were expecting to have a hard time but never had any interview, we just received the visa grant letter.


So! based on my experience, build a story! build a story with the photos you have together. instead of filling out the "relationship section" in detail, refer to an attachment and make a little story document, saying how you met, then stick some photos of then (if you have), then talk about the travel you have done, then stick a scan of the plane tickets and photos of that there..
talk about how you video chat every 2nd night, and stick a screen shot of the skype conversation and screenshots of you chat history showing the dates.

Get as many friends and family members to write stat decs.... if itís a "dodgy" visa application there is less chance of 10 people wanting to legally put their names down saying a lie. Get them to write in details about they are aware of your future plans. Donít just get them to write "i know xxx and yyy to be a legitimate couple", Get them to write a 2 page story explaining how they really feel you are a couple.
Get them to write about how you both genuinely have a passion in each others country and culture too (my friend wrote an amazing sentence about how he was always so amazed when he is out with the 2 of us watching us interact in this mixed English/Japanese conversations with each other, that to another person would look so strange but we were so natural about it.)



You asked about cultural acceptance...do you have a photo of you guys having a great time in a Yukata at a festival in Japan? or have you made some effort to study Japanese (not necessary, but things like that show youíre are enjoying the different culture)


just a few ideas for thought.

Aaron


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