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Old 09-26-2013, 11:36 PM
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Question confusing questions in application 40SP n 47SP

Hi guys,

i am in the final stages of submission.. and there are few questions in the application form that are very confusing and i am not sure if i have given the right answer. if any one could help me that would be awesome.

these two questions are repeated in both the application forms
"When did you and your fiancÚ(e) or partner commit to a shared life together to the exclusion of all others?

Since you and your fiancÚ(e) or partner committed to a shared life together to the exclusion of all others, have you lived separately and apart for any periods or time?"

In my case me and my partner have been in this relationship for 3 years and few months (seriously committed to each other and not dating any one else). we decided to move in together in september 2012, but we actually moved in only in feb 2013. the reason being i had to travel to india to meet my family in dec 2012, hence the delay.

so now how do i answer to the above questions, with the date we actually got serious about this relationship, the date we decided to move in together or the date we actually moved in together?????

and the next question, periods of separation, does it mean when i was visiting my people in india or the time before we decided to moved in together, but lived seperately??

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Vrvl - first things first. You haven't lived together for a year yet. Have you registered your relationship to waive the 12-month requirement, or are you going to get married before applying? Or are you applying for the PMV (fiance) visa?

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Vrvl - first things first. You haven't lived together for a year yet. Have you registered your relationship to waive the 12-month requirement, or are you going to get married before applying? Or are you applying for the PMV (fiance) visa?
yes, we have registered our relationship with Victoria states death, birth and marriage.


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Whew! Okay, great. Yes, for the first question in your case I'd personally use the date you moved in together since that's the date you officially became a de facto couple. There's no "right" answer to that question, though, so you can pick the date that feels right, but just make sure you detail in your statement about your history the timeline of starting dating, committing to each other, deciding to move in together, the date you moved in together, etc. That way everything's covered and you can see why you chose the date you did for that question.

So if you use the date I suggested for the first question, you haven't lived "separately and apart" at all since that date, sounds like.

If you use an earlier date, you'll just need to document how you stayed in touch regularly while you were apart. But that would be a good idea to do, anyway, so you can show how long you've been together before moving in.

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Hello.

The Partner Visa booklet states on page 41 that...

The nature of your commitment to each other
Factors that could assist in evidencing mutual commitment between you and your partner include:
• knowledge of each other’s personal circumstances (for example, background and family situation,
which could be established at interview);


What does it mean by knowledge of each other's personal circumstances?

How should I write about this in the application?

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I wrote how we met each others families and how we supported each other through tough times (sickness, death of grandmother etc.). I also mentioned what mine and his situation was at different stages of our relationship so that it was clear that we knew everything about each other.

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Thank you to everyone in this thread and on this forum. You all have been a wonderful source of information.

I submitted the application yesterday. 28/10/2013. I sent it by courier.

How long does it take for them to return a acknowledgement that they received the application? How long does it take for them to charge my credit card?

Many thanks.

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Thank you to everyone in this thread and on this forum. You all have been a wonderful source of information.

I submitted the application yesterday. 28/20/2013. I sent it by courier.

How long does it take for them to return a acknowledgement that they received the application? How long does it take for them to charge my credit card?

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It depends on the office you sent it to but generally you can expect the money to come out almost immediately.
Ours was taken out of our bank account the day after our application was received by the embassy (this seems to be usual time frame - 1-3 days to take the money out if you have given your credit card details).

Acknowledgement is more difficult to pin down. For the London embassy it seems to be around 2-3 weeks but it varies widely.

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I sent it yesterday using a courier. Australia Post said if I post it by 2pm they will send it that day.

It has been a day already, nothing charged to my credit card. Hopefully they can do it tomorrow.

I sent it to the Perth office from a post office in Perth. Hopefully I'll get my credit card charged, and hopefully Immigration got my package.

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Update:

Would be one week this Monday since sending application to Immigration. Australia post tracking says package has been delivered that day (due to I paying for same day delivery).

My wife enquired about the application, and Immigration said they'll send a notification out within 7 days acknowledging they got the package. My credit card has not been charged yet, I check everyday.

Just wish they charge my credit card soon so I can spend it on other items without the fear that when immigration charges my card I'll be then over the limit.


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