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Old 02-11-2010, 12:01 PM
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Im just wondering, since we have to prove a 12 month living together requirement and we have to provide evidence of joint utilities and etc.

I tried getting all our utilities to be placed on both our names like electricity, gas, phone bill and etc but all the operators says that only one name can be on the bill.

Would that be an issue though some bills are either one of our names and the money debited to our joint account each month.

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Hi Darrenc,
if the bills for the household are paid from your joint bank account that is just perfect. Your visa will not be refused just because you have some bills in one name and some in another. The utility accounts are opened in the name of a person who telephones them and DIAC officers are aware of this. Sometimes a person with better English or with more time on their hands is the one in the household who rings around for connections and utility accounts and so all accounts end up in his/her name. It is how the household is organised, doing things together and for each other, supporting each other emotionally and financially (to the best of your ability) that is important.
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Im just wondering, since we have to prove a 12 month living together requirement and we have to provide evidence of joint utilities and etc.

I tried getting all our utilities to be placed on both our names like electricity, gas, phone bill and etc but all the operators says that only one name can be on the bill.

Would that be an issue though some bills are either one of our names and the money debited to our joint account each month.

Thanks.
It could sometimes be the operators Darrn for I have bills in both joint and single names occurring just as a matter of how I have approached it but in this day and age of bureaucracy it is at times difficult to get something you may want and a little more persistance and assertiveness is required.

As Dorota says, having a joint bank account debit is a good move and if you wanted to drive a point, it would make a good impression for your immigration application if in fact you contacted the utilities once more [ having a request typed up to cover your conversation ] , ask for a supervisor if the operator will not oblige and believe me, you do get some who are far more helpful than others though it can be a trial for sometimes you're just dealing with a call centre somewhere and so also clarify that, but if they stick with a dual name account can not be provided, ask for their email address or get it off their web site and email their management.

You then have a record of that, even if they do not respond.

But bills etc. is just one area that is assessed though you could say it is one of the the most independently documented areas to support the relationship.

With what you have, it'll likely be more than what a lot of people seem prepared to put forward.





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It could sometimes be the operators Darrn for I have bills in both joint and single names occurring just as a matter of how I have approached it but in this day and age of bureaucracy it is at times difficult to get something you may want and a little more persistance and assertiveness is required.

As Dorota says, having a joint bank account debit is a good move and if you wanted to drive a point, it would make a good impression for your immigration application if in fact you contacted the utilities once more [ having a request typed up to cover your conversation ] , ask for a supervisor if the operator will not oblige and believe me, you do get some who are far more helpful than others though it can be a trial for sometimes you're just dealing with a call centre somewhere and so also clarify that, but if they stick with a dual name account can not be provided, ask for their email address or get it off their web site and email their management.

You then have a record of that, even if they do not respond.

But bills etc. is just one area that is assessed though you could say it is one of the the most independently documented areas to support the relationship.

With what you have, it'll likely be more than what a lot of people seem prepared to put forward.


Just wondering, all this evidence, including bills, statements, movie stubs, ferry tickets and cards etc etc, can it all be on photocopied paper or it must be presented on a original form?
besides that do all this copies needed to be certified?

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Most people tend to just get their main diocument copies certified, Passport ID page, birth certificate etc.
Stuff like statements and bills, if they are application specific, I'd send the original statement though keep a copy for yourself and it's hard to fake a bank statement.
Ticket stubs and cards, you could just photocopy on to pages and I'd not bother with the certification for it's likely they'll be hardly looked at.
But make up an chronological index of what you do present.





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Hey guys,

Just wondering, for all the immigration form like 888, 80, 47, 40 etc etc, can all of them be typed out on the form it self or must be handwritten?

Any experience on that?
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Hey guys,

Just wondering, for all the immigration form like 888, 80, 47, 40 etc etc, can all of them be typed out on the form it self or must be handwritten?

Any experience on that?
Thanks,
Darren
You'll need to use the proper forms in doing a paper application and if you have a typwriter or a printer you can put them into and get type into the allocated spaces that'll be OK but otherwise it's a case of using the hands and pen/biro.





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