What happened if I don't have anyone to fill up from 888 for my second stage on visa

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What happened if I don't have anyone to fill up from 888 for my second stage on visa


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Old 11-18-2020, 04:07 PM
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What happened if I don't have anyone to fill up from 888 for my second stage on visa

Hi I apply for a defacto visa on December 31/2018 I recently go my 820 approved and I'm starting to prepare all documents needed for the second stage.

The issue now is that I know I need 2 Australian residents or permanent visa holders for them to sing form 888 but because with my partner we are really reserved (antisocial whatever) we don't really have anyone close enough to ask them this big favour.

I know you will think to ask his family but their relationship is really complicated also the fact that they are Asian an didn't really approve of him moving out with my without marriage first.

Even though now the relationship is finally starting to get better ( after the two of us loving together for 4 years) is not strong enough to bring up the topic of them helping me with the visa.

So I'm really curious now if I could go without providing any 888 form?

I have all the rent agreement that we both sing, every tax return for the past year we have mentioned each other, he has me as a dependent in centerlink, we have no 1 but 4 join account that we use for almost everything.

We are just antisocial so we don't take much fotos or have friends, my partner is my family and friend and to be honest I'm happy with just him.

I'm just worry that because of this they may think we are no a real couple when of course that is not the case.

I could beg his family for help but they are just starting to be ok again and I really don't want them to think that is because I needed their help and not because we would love to be part of their life.

Anyway thank you for reading I know it's messy but any opinion would help at this moment.


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Old 11-19-2020, 02:26 AM
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At least 2 x 888 forms are a requirement for Partner Visas. If you dont supply any you will, more than likely, be asked for them by a CO.
Its in your best interest to find some people to help you


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Old 11-20-2020, 12:12 AM
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888s are not a legal criterion. If you cannot find Australian citizens or permanent resident declarants, may I suggest that you take professional advice about your options from one of the registered migration agents who posts on this forum?

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Old 11-20-2020, 12:42 AM
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This is tricky as you need solid evidence to prove that this is a genuine, continuing relationship and to do that you need to demonstrate that your marriage/partnership is recognised by others. If you have been here together for some time there will be an expectation that you have established at least SOME relationships outside of your marriage, which is a healthy thing to do anyway. I imagine the next step of citizenship will also ask about your community engagement on some level so this shouldn’t be an after thought. Have you not got to know any work colleagues during this time? Neighbours? I'm unsure why you haven't made some kind of effort given you are aware of the requirements of the visa? I'm not judging you, each to their own and I totally understand if you are not particularly social. The other thing to keep in mind is if the applicant is seen to be socially isolated it may raise safety concerns with the case officer. Maybe you need to shift your thinking of it being such a huge favour to ask? Keep it simple and invite them over for a meal or a drink and just ask them if they are willing to support you with this.

As for the family not being onboard/these relationships being strained, I would discuss this in a statement and explain the delicate nature of these dynamics.

Do you have a family doctor that you both see? A bank manager? Employer? Have you completed any courses or attended classes where you have met other students? Have you accessed any community services? Are you engaged in a community garden or have you helped others out at a time of need? Do you have some kind of hobby? Keep thinking and think outside the box, you are going to need this support.

You need to ask for help. It can be a difficult lesson but well worth it. Good luck.

I am not a registered agent, just my thoughts. Hope thats helpful in some way.


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