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Old 07-02-2019, 12:18 PM
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Having a child holds little weight on applications, for good reason - however, duration of relationship and substance of the application does.

I assume the statements you got were 888 forms and completed by Australian citizens? They need to get certified and sent with copies of passports of the friends or family that completed them. While they require a minimum of 2, most applications include more.

You don’t need your drivers license if you’ve uploaded your passport, unless it’s to show a shared address. Additionally you’ll probably want to show some bank statements, tax returns, home ownership or lease info and shared bills to show ongoing financial commitment.

There’s a thread here specifically for those of us waiting for the 309 from the US, which might be a good place for you to get specifics on applications. Similarly, did you ever consider having an MARA help you through the process? It may not be too late to have a professional look over what you’ve submitted - I know, personally, it has given us piece of mind that we have put together a perfect application.


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Old 07-03-2019, 12:26 AM
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I'm also battling feelings of getting a denial. .
I think it's just the fear of the unknown. It's a lot of money to put forward to have someone who doesn't know you determine if your relationship is genuine or not. We had the same fear of a denial when we first applied, thinking maybe we stuffed something up or didn't present it well. It all goes away once you get that grant!


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Having a child holds little weight on applications, for good reason - however, duration of relationship and substance of the application does.

I assume the statements you got were 888 forms and completed by Australian citizens? They need to get certified and sent with copies of passports of the friends or family that completed them. While they require a minimum of 2, most applications include more.

You donít need your drivers license if youíve uploaded your passport, unless itís to show a shared address. Additionally youíll probably want to show some bank statements, tax returns, home ownership or lease info and shared bills to show ongoing financial commitment.

Thereís a thread here specifically for those of us waiting for the 309 from the US, which might be a good place for you to get specifics on applications. Similarly, did you ever consider having an MARA help you through the process? It may not be too late to have a professional look over what youíve submitted - I know, personally, it has given us piece of mind that we have put together a perfect application.


Iím in the USA so no, my forms were by us citizens and notarized. From what I read, that is ok. I never read anything about needing copies of their passports.

We donít have joint bank accounts. Most bills are in just his name. I could use the car insurance as that is in both names. I think our boat is too. Ill add that.

I read an immigration agent is thousands of dollars. Or do you mean someone else? It shouldnít be too complicated. No criminal history, western country, Australian born sponsor etc.


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Old 07-03-2019, 02:34 AM
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Having a child holds little weight on applications, for good reason - however, duration of relationship and substance of the application does.

I assume the statements you got were 888 forms and completed by Australian citizens? They need to get certified and sent with copies of passports of the friends or family that completed them. While they require a minimum of 2, most applications include more.

You don’t need your drivers license if you’ve uploaded your passport, unless it’s to show a shared address. Additionally you’ll probably want to show some bank statements, tax returns, home ownership or lease info and shared bills to show ongoing financial commitment.

There’s a thread here specifically for those of us waiting for the 309 from the US, which might be a good place for you to get specifics on applications. Similarly, did you ever consider having an MARA help you through the process? It may not be too late to have a professional look over what you’ve submitted - I know, personally, it has given us piece of mind that we have put together a perfect application.


I’m in the USA so no, my forms were by us citizens and notarized. From what I read, that is ok. I never read anything about needing copies of their passports.

We don’t have joint bank accounts. Most bills are in just his name. I could use the car insurance as that is in both names. I think our boat is too. Ill add that.

I read an immigration agent is thousands of dollars. Or do you mean someone else? It shouldn’t be too complicated. No criminal history, western country, Australian born sponsor etc.


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We used a lawyer - even though we’re in the same position as you - for peace of mind and to make sure we submitted a complete application. We had several Skype chats and they made a tailor-made checklist of everything we needed to organize for them, and they handled the rest. It’s really curbed any doubt and anxiety for us to have someone in Australia who knows the process handling it for us. I understand it can be costly, and that it’s not an option for everyone to do it this way. Some agents even offer a review which, from what I’ve seen, is only a few hundred dollars.

We are also in the US waiting on a 309, and our lawyer had us get completed 888 forms by friends and family back “home” (along with copies of their passports) as well as statements by our American family members (with copies of their passports for ID purposes). While I’m not certain, and I am sure others here will know, I believe there may be a requirement for Australian citizens to complete the 888 form.


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i just pulled up my 888 to verify, and yeah they're supposed to be filled out by people who can verify your relationship in Australia. here's the first part of the instruction page:

About this form
This form must be completed by a person who:
• knows the visa applicant and their partner or fiancť(e) and the
history of their relationship;
• is at least 18 years of age; and
• is an Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident

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i just pulled up my 888 to verify, and yeah they're supposed to be filled out by people who can verify your relationship in Australia. here's the first part of the instruction page:

About this form
This form must be completed by a person who:
ē knows the visa applicant and their partner or fiancť(e) and the
history of their relationship;
ē is at least 18 years of age; and
ē is an Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident


If you read below that it will tell you that if youíre not in Australia an American can do it. And obviously thatís an option because i havenít lived there for 20 years and theyíre aware that that does happen.Itís impossible for an Australian to verify our relationship.


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Old 07-03-2019, 07:21 PM
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See form here 888


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Damn that looks like crap. Suffice to say it does say it, however. Letís try again lol


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Damn that looks like crap. Suffice to say it does say it, however. Letís try again lol


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Just read they need ID though with form. Oops. Thanks all


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Old 07-03-2019, 07:51 PM
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Ah, fair enough. Fortunately I had met my fiance's family and friends in Australia and had contact with them throughout our relationship so they did the 888's for us.

I swear all the instructional information on every form is worded in such a confusing way I get so worried and think I've done everything wrong!


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