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309/100 Written Statements, How Far Back for Evidence?


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309/100 Written Statements, How Far Back for Evidence?

Probably a silly question. I know we're supposed to put in as much evidence as possible in our written statements, for the Financial, Commitment etc etc, but how far back is that supposed to go? Are you supposed to be giving examples of how it is at the PRESENT or for as long as your relationship has been since we've been together? How far is it going back? I mean, I literally went back to 2006, and have things I can prove since then, but I'm not sure what they'd be more interested in. Last few years, or literally everything. I mean, I know trips etc count as evidence for something so maybe it IS supposed to be the whole relationship??

Sorry if this has been asked before, I just want to make sure I give enough detail and evidence!


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Probably a silly question. I know we're supposed to put in as much evidence as possible in our written statements, for the Financial, Commitment etc etc, but how far back is that supposed to go? Are you supposed to be giving examples of how it is at the PRESENT or for as long as your relationship has been since we've been together? How far is it going back? I mean, I literally went back to 2006, and have things I can prove since then, but I'm not sure what they'd be more interested in. Last few years, or literally everything. I mean, I know trips etc count as evidence for something so maybe it IS supposed to be the whole relationship??

Sorry if this has been asked before, I just want to make sure I give enough detail and evidence!
The further back you go, together with recent information, will prove the length of your relationship, and might result in a faster visa grant, and go direct to PR (subclass 100) instead of the longer wait for the 309 and then the 100.

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The further back you go, together with recent information, will prove the length of your relationship, and might result in a faster visa grant, and go direct to PR (subclass 100) instead of the longer wait for the 309 and then the 100.
That is what I figured, but I always find myself second guessing things, lol. Thanks for the reply.


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That is what I figured, but I always find myself second guessing things, lol. Thanks for the reply.
I did a lot of 'second guessing' myself, during our long visa processing periods.

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I did a lot of 'second guessing' myself, during our long visa processing periods.
Yeah, I bet!

Out of curiosity... so I don't have to make another thread, lol. How did you manage to send them your evidence documents? I've just started combining documents to make sure it's under the allowed 100, and I've already hit a bump. I combined all of my scanned Passport pages into one PDF, and it's nearly 60mb! My husband's old passport which he's only scanned the document and not the empty space is 8mb!! Even his is already over 5mb, so I'm not 100% sure how to go about making them smaller considering the site says they don't accept compressed files.

I was going to try to save as picture files (jpg, png etc) instead but I thought scanned PDF's would have looked better for an identity document.

Is there any resource on this site for how people got through the file limitations? Not like we don't have enough stress we have to do extra work making the files specific sizes, lol.


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Yeah, I bet!

Out of curiosity... so I don't have to make another thread, lol. How did you manage to send them your evidence documents? I've just started combining documents to make sure it's under the allowed 100, and I've already hit a bump. I combined all of my scanned Passport pages into one PDF, and it's nearly 60mb! My husband's old passport which he's only scanned the document and not the empty space is 8mb!! Even his is already over 5mb, so I'm not 100% sure how to go about making them smaller considering the site says they don't accept compressed files.

I was going to try to save as picture files (jpg, png etc) instead but I thought scanned PDF's would have looked better for an identity document.

Is there any resource on this site for how people got through the file limitations? Not like we don't have enough stress we have to do extra work making the files specific sizes, lol.
When they say that don't accept compressed files, I feel they mean that they don't accept compressed files in zip format etc.

Many people have submitted compressed pdf files.

I did a lot of ours as jpg photos, taken with my mobile phone, and then resized in Microsoft Paint, on the computer.

Some of the documents were scanned, and I used a pdf compresser, something like "smallpdf", to reduce them. I did that for the form 80, but split into 3 pdfs, "Form 80 pages 1-10", etc.

With the jpg files, I put a few together in one larger jpg file, to keep the total upload numbers down.

For some, I did a word document, with text and accompanying photos. You can save those as PDF or doc files.

I recall having a few issues with some uploads not being accepted, which is why I ended up doing jpgs for most in the end. It was easier for me.

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Tip: We use www.ilovepdf.com to convert, compress and resize files. I personally love it because it is very easy to use

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When they say that don't accept compressed files, I feel they mean that they don't accept compressed files in zip format etc.

Many people have submitted compressed pdf files.

I did a lot of ours as jpg photos, taken with my mobile phone, and then resized in Microsoft Paint, on the computer.

Some of the documents were scanned, and I used a pdf compresser, something like "smallpdf", to reduce them. I did that for the form 80, but split into 3 pdfs, "Form 80 pages 1-10", etc.

With the jpg files, I put a few together in one larger jpg file, to keep the total upload numbers down.

For some, I did a word document, with text and accompanying photos. You can save those as PDF or doc files.

I recall having a few issues with some uploads not being accepted, which is why I ended up doing jpgs for most in the end. It was easier for me.
Ahh yeah, makes sense.

For photos I was going to make them smaller and put them into one jpg with descriptions in Photoshop. That'd be kind of like what you did in word but some might be cropped. I guess like a collage? Would that be a problem you think? I honestly thought that they would have wanted original photos because they generally have the date they were taken on the file, but, lol.

Anyways, thanks a lot for the help, I really appreciate it!


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Tip: We use www.ilovepdf.com to convert, compress and resize files. I personally love it because it is very easy to use
Ahh, ok cool! I have Adobe Acrobat 11 personally but if I come across something I might not be able to do with it, I'll definitely check it out. Thanks a lot.

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