309 visa - Statutory Declarations witnessed during covid-19

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309 visa - Statutory Declarations witnessed during covid-19


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Old 04-24-2020, 04:36 AM
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309 visa - Statutory Declarations witnessed during covid-19

Hello I hope someone can help!
I've read a lot of conflicting info on the statutory declarations that both applicant and sponsor need to fill in. The documents that detail finances, development of relationship, social aspects etc.

Firstly, do these need to be witnessed? I've read some people have succeeded with 309 applications where they just attached a word document for this part, signed by themselves and their partner and that was it. No witness.

I ask this primarily becuase we have lodged our application but still gathering documents and we hadn't managed to get our written statements finalised or witnessed before the lockdown! A bit anxious we need to upload the documents before we are assigned a case officer, should we just upload them signed by us with a cover letter explaining why we are unable to have them witnessed? And that we are happy to provide additional documentation further down the line should it be needed? Or is this a risky strategy in itself?


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Hello I hope someone can help!
I've read a lot of conflicting info on the statutory declarations that both applicant and sponsor need to fill in. The documents that detail finances, development of relationship, social aspects etc.

Firstly, do these need to be witnessed? I've read some people have succeeded with 309 applications where they just attached a word document for this part, signed by themselves and their partner and that was it. No witness.

I ask this primarily becuase we have lodged our application but still gathering documents and we hadn't managed to get our written statements finalised or witnessed before the lockdown! A bit anxious we need to upload the documents before we are assigned a case officer, should we just upload them signed by us with a cover letter explaining why we are unable to have them witnessed? And that we are happy to provide additional documentation further down the line should it be needed? Or is this a risky strategy in itself?
Statement typed up and printed was submitted with no witness signature and then we attached just the blank stat dec which was witnessed, our visa was granted.

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I've read a lot of conflicting info on the statutory declarations that both applicant and sponsor need to fill in.
No they don't.

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