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Julia58Luke 09-11-2019 08:57 AM

820/801 - Bank Statements
 
G'day,

My husband and I are about to apply for the 820/801 Partner Visa. We are currently gathering our evidence and we've come to our bank statements. We've been a couple for three years and have a shared bank account for about 9 months back when we lived in Australia. When it comes to our own bank statements, how much should be supplied? If we supply everything from when we got together we will have a total of around 150 pages. Most of it is just transfers between our accounts and groceries. That seems like a lot, but on the other hand we don't want our C.O. to wonder why we chose to leave some months out.

We really appreciate advice from anyone who has experience in this.

Thanks heaps!
Julia and Luke

Lewis2017 09-11-2019 09:40 AM

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Originally Posted by Julia58Luke (Post 1966825)
G'day,

My husband and I are about to apply for the 820/801 Partner Visa. We are currently gathering our evidence and we've come to our bank statements. We've been a couple for three years and have a shared bank account for about 9 months back when we lived in Australia. When it comes to our own bank statements, how much should be supplied? If we supply everything from when we got together we will have a total of around 150 pages. Most of it is just transfers between our accounts and groceries. That seems like a lot, but on the other hand we don't want our C.O. to wonder why we chose to leave some months out.

We really appreciate advice from anyone who has experience in this.

Thanks heaps!
Julia and Luke

For the 820 we supplied periodic statements; one or two from when we opened the account; another one 3-4 months later and so on. The lack of the months between was never questioned.

Julia58Luke 09-11-2019 10:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Lewis2017 (Post 1966833)
For the 820 we supplied periodic statements; one or two from when we opened the account; another one 3-4 months later and so on. The lack of the months between was never questioned.

Thank you! Just to clarify, are you talking about a joint bank account that you opened together? If so, did you also upload statements from your individual bank accounts? And if so, how much? Really appreciate any help you can give!

Lewis2017 09-11-2019 11:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Julia58Luke (Post 1966923)
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Originally Posted by Lewis2017 (Post 1966833)
For the 820 we supplied periodic statements; one or two from when we opened the account; another one 3-4 months later and so on. The lack of the months between was never questioned.

Thank you! Just to clarify, are you talking about a joint bank account that you opened together? If so, did you also upload statements from your individual bank accounts? And if so, how much? Really appreciate any help you can give!

Yes, that was for our Joint Account. We didn’t upload any of our own personal account statements. We had searched our personal bank transactions online and made a document of expenses from our personal account that were for the benefit of the couple, however we didn’t get a chance to upload this prior to the visa grant.

Eh? 09-13-2019 04:14 AM

We had a bank account for roughly 15 months prior to lodging so we uploaded an opening statement, one around 6 months, a year and the most recent one.

We also included a subsection of transactions from said account - rent payments, online payments etc.

We maintained individual accounts as well and didn't show anything from there.

PerthLondonGirl 09-13-2019 06:41 AM

We uploaded a selection of bank statements from both of our personal accounts and our joint bank account. Our joint we got when we lived in Australia together, but we have been living in England for the past 5 years so our joint account contains just some savings now (minus a huge visa fee! =P)
So our personal accounts prove more of our shared spendings - we just did 1-2 statements per year and tried to choose ones where we had more significant spending listed (ie flights back to Aus etc).
We annotated each of the statements marking any shared purchases and attached the 1 or 2 pieces of evidence along with it (ie invoice for shared furniture, travel, groceries etc)

Julia58Luke 09-13-2019 09:21 AM

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Originally Posted by PerthLondonGirl (Post 1967063)
We uploaded a selection of bank statements from both of our personal accounts and our joint bank account. Our joint we got when we lived in Australia together, but we have been living in England for the past 5 years so our joint account contains just some savings now (minus a huge visa fee! =P)
So our personal accounts prove more of our shared spendings - we just did 1-2 statements per year and tried to choose ones where we had more significant spending listed (ie flights back to Aus etc).
We annotated each of the statements marking any shared purchases and attached the 1 or 2 pieces of evidence along with it (ie invoice for shared furniture, travel, groceries etc)

Thanks for your response. We're in a similar situation, in that we had our joint bank account for about nine months when we were in Australia. We haven't used it since so our personal accounts provide better examples of transactions that relate to our relationship.
So you didn't have any problems with just submitting a couple of statements from your personal accounts?

PurpleMonkeyDishwasher 09-13-2019 10:16 AM

We uploaded a selection of account explaining how our finances worked and highlighting sample transactions shwing that

PerthLondonGirl 09-13-2019 04:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Julia58Luke (Post 1967101)
Thanks for your response. We're in a similar situation, in that we had our joint bank account for about nine months when we were in Australia. We haven't used it since so our personal accounts provide better examples of transactions that relate to our relationship.
So you didn't have any problems with just submitting a couple of statements from your personal accounts?

Well we haven't actually had our visa approved yet!
And we did also submit our joint account statements as well, but like the personal ones just 1 per year, just to show we had it.
I researched a lot before getting together evidence and a lot of people have used personal account statements. The main thing is proving you share finances, whichever way that may be.


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