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Old 04-15-2020, 09:20 AM
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Hi Mark, thank you very much for your help and all answers you bring to everybody !
I have a very small question.
My company want to sponsor me for an intra company transfer (TSS 482)
What is the best thing to do with the current situation ? do you think we can start the application process or is it a waste of time ?


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Old 04-15-2020, 11:44 AM
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Hi Mark

Can you please shed some light on what is expected in the write-up for the 2000 characters required for "nature of commitment to each other".


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Old 04-17-2020, 12:13 PM
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Hi Mark! Quick question. My Aussie partner has already sponsored an ex partner. She was from Europe and the relationship ended more than fifteen years ago.

Because it was so long ago he has forgotten the date he lodged the sponsorship for her. I know we will be asked this information at the application, so just being organised!

Can he call Home Affairs or IMMI for this info? Thanks for your time! 🙂


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Old 04-20-2020, 09:12 AM
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Hi Mark,
Thank you again for answering my questions so far its greatly appreciated.
So we paid our fee and it was approved today and now im uploading documents to the immi account. From what i can see a lot of our documents will be in the "relationship" requests and it only accepts 10 files. Can the rest be uploaded onto the sponsors section? )if that makes sense. The "other" documents uploads section at the bottom is that just for documents the CO requests or can more be uploaded there?
Im thinking i might have to merge some pdf's together cos we have a lot of evidence to attach lol.


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Old 04-20-2020, 12:42 PM
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Dear Mark
Thank you so much for offering your knowledge and expertise with us.
A few questions:

1) I lodged 309 today and soon after got an email requesting biometrics and health check. One month ago i had these done for a 600 but my 600 was refused. Do i need to redo biometrics/health check.

2) if i do need to do these what do i do about meeting the 14 day deadline. Everything is in lockdown in my country.

3) i noticed the website says translators outside Aus do not need to be accredited but they must state their qualification. Does this mean anyone of any priofession can translate our docs? Do they need to have done any english proficency tests or is simply knowing english enough?

4) my wife lives in australia so we have no joint accounts or shared expenses etc. We are financially stable and never needed to send each other money. We only lived together for 3 months after our wedding in december. We lived with my parents. We do plan on sharing living expenses once living together. In the meantime what evidence can we provide for the financial aspect.


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Hi Lauren -

Can you advise specifically what documents you are referring to? If it's involving a court matter, then the UK court file or sentencing remarks of the judge, etc can be helpful.

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Thanks Mark, that provides some positivity. We have been waiting since Dec 19 and have had no communication yet it seems like a very slow process.

I am from the UK do you know where I can get access to the documents I may need?

Thanks again.

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Old 04-20-2020, 01:59 PM
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Hi Vijaysandy -

May be stuck in external security checks - that's often the reason why these things are delayed a long time. Also could be DHA is investigating the relationship more closely. With India, site visits to parents etc in India are becoming more frequent (at least before the COVID-19 crisis) so you might look into that. Also would suggest lodging any updated relationship evidence (ie, new bank statements, etc that come about over the passage of time) from time to time to keep the evidence current.

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Hi mark i have applied 820/801 in june 2017 police check health has been submitted even for 80 also been submitted we always updated information
Hasn't heard any thing yet I'm from India high risk country can you please share your views
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Hi Emilym1964 -

Yes. Suggest having it witnessed by a notary public in the USA. While technically the witnessing may not meet the federal laws where an 888 must be witnessed on Australian soil since those who are empowered to witness an 888 (or stat dec) onlly have that power whilst on Australian soil (including embassies overseas, etc), DHA traditionally has not invalidated 888s for that reason. I would, however, make sure that you have at least 2 Form 888s witnessed in Australia the "proper" way by a JP, solicitor, etc from the list of people who are authorised to witness a Commonwealth statutory declaration.

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Hi Mark,

Thanks for taking the time to help us all out!

I'm in the early stages of getting our documentation together in order for my partner to apply for the partner visa. I am beginning to ask friends and family to complete a stat dec or form 888 for us. My parents (who are Australian citizens) live in the US - so are they able to complete a form 888 and have it notorised in the States?

Thanks for your assistance!

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Hi Easyrimka -

Thanks for the note. You may have a tough time getting into the country at the moment assuming you are overseas, as 482 holders are not exempted from the travel ban currently unless they are a direct family member of an Australian citizen or permanent resident, or are able to get an exemption on compelling/compassionate grounds related to one of the specified areas on the exemption form (ie, essential services, etc - see the DHA form for more info). I don't see an issue with starting the process - however I expect DHA might delay grant of the visa until the travel ban would permit entry.

Hope this helps -

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Hi Mark, thank you very much for your help and all answers you bring to everybody !
I have a very small question.
My company want to sponsor me for an intra company transfer (TSS 482)
What is the best thing to do with the current situation ? do you think we can start the application process or is it a waste of time ?

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Hi Paxk -

Great question. Commitment evidence for partner or fiance visas has to do with showing that the couple considers the relationship to be a long-term one, one that they are planning on having for the rest of their lives. A big part of this can be including a paragraph or 2 at the end of your relationship statements about your future plans together in as much detail as you can - ie, where do you plan to live, work, travel, do you plan to have kids, do you plan to buy a house, etc etc. Other good commitment evidence can be evidence of a long-term nature such as life insurance policies, wills, and each party listing the other as their beneficiary for superannuation or retirement fund purposes in the event of their death. Any sort of long term evidence or plans can be helpful in this area.

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Can you please shed some light on what is expected in the write-up for the 2000 characters required for "nature of commitment to each other".

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