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Old 12-28-2009, 10:31 AM
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Amount of photos to inclue in spouse application

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I have read a few posts which mention only a small amount of photos in an application are necessary and not highly regarded from officials. I have put together over 100! I thought this was quite important expecially if it is not yet a long relationship. Can anyone tell me if this amount is a problem at all?

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Old 12-28-2009, 01:01 PM
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If you think about it photos are just that and it is more the documentation on a relationship which will better verify it.
A while since I read the family visas info in detail but I do not recall photos getting a high mention, and so have a read yourself and of Booklet #1.

I've also read of people having submitted a whole heap more info than that required getting it back within a couple of days and that may vary with place of lodgement and some photos could just end up in the trash.

Read what's required and supply that.
A whole heap of photos will not make up for lack of documentation.

Last of all think about your presentation of supporting documents for an application easy to read will be welcome whereas one not so good will be unwelcome.





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Hello again,

I have read a few posts which mention only a small amount of photos in an application are necessary and not highly regarded from officials. I have put together over 100! I thought this was quite important expecially if it is not yet a long relationship. Can anyone tell me if this amount is a problem at all?

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I asked the visa office, they said as much as you want, then i said that i have over 3000 pictures, is that enough, he laughed and said "not that much, but you choose how much you want" - so we put in 100. Stuck them on A4 paper, 3 per page, with commentary and dates - and they were in chronological order. It was pretty good.


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we did something very similar with our pics.

we made one A4 page for each year we'd been together and put 3-4 photo's per page from each year with a brief description of what it was... family wedding, friends birthday, work do, family christmas etc. and along with the year obviously!

it wasn't the photo's alone that did it but we were told we didn't have to have an interview so hopefully it helped.


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we did something very similar with our pics.

we made one A4 page for each year we'd been together and put 3-4 photo's per page from each year with a brief description of what it was... family wedding, friends birthday, work do, family christmas etc. and along with the year obviously!

it wasn't the photo's alone that did it but we were told we didn't have to have an interview so hopefully it helped.
That's a good tidy approach iama.

With a couple of years, half a dozen or so is quite reasonable and I'd not bother going past that for as much as clear presentation is going to be well received, going overboard is not making anything clearer and perhaps detracting from the key supportive information in way of documentation that needs to be provided.





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Wanderer, you may not 'bother' because you are not waiting for a visa and to get home to your family and loved ones.
But some of us would 'bother' all we damn can to get a point across.
Our relationship was never doubted - because we had so many photos that we spent days pasting and writing commentaries, not to mention the massive statements we wrote. How could anyone possibly sum up their love and affection in a few photos or words?!
Again, our relationship genuineness was never doubted. And the only reason we are waiting this long is because of the security/'terrorist' checks done on Muslims. And that is a fact. And don't give me that HR and LR crap. I've done my research and as far as i am concerned i have a PHD on this stuff. I have been studying world politics and religion for 8 years now. I know how the world works.


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Again, our relationship genuineness was never doubted. And the only reason we are waiting this long is because of the security/'terrorist' checks done on Muslims. And that is a fact. And don't give me that HR and LR crap. I've done my research and as far as i am concerned i have a PHD on this stuff. I have been studying world politics and religion for 8 years now. I know how the world works.
I agree completely with your first two points.
I don't know that I've given you any crap but you can have your view.
I even agree that we probably have for most situations far more security checks than what is necessary.
But seeing as you know of world politics, religion and how the world works you should not be devoid of comprehending why it is so and if you look back to what I had to say on the Politics of Immigration thread I started, you may rejog your memory on my open view on it all.

It is also not an issue of not bothering or giving a damm [and I have been through the overseas partner applicant mill myself] but my view is that the system works best on sufficiently minimal supportive evidence and as I've said, documentation is going to be looked at more than a photo album when it comes to making a decision.

But you were happy enough to put together a heap of photos and that's fine.





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For what it is worth, the Australian embassy in Germany website/checklists say send no more than 10 photos with your application for a subclass 300 visa.


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