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Old 11-12-2013, 11:35 AM
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Hi All -

Excellent debate, and a reminder once again that the devil is in the details when it comes to migration regulations. I believe we had a discussion in another thread about clarifying this issue.

Adam is correct that the regulation requiring the 2 Form 888's dated no more than 6 weeks prior to the application is limited to those who are affected by a section 48 bar. That being said, I heard of multiple occasions over the last year or so when DIAC has made loud complaints about onshore partner visa applications that do not have the "2 888's" included, despite no s48 bar. I have no idea why this would be, but the agents who told me about this were very experienced in the business. Based on this (and despite the regulations), we usually recommend that onshore clients lodge with the "2 888's" in place. Obviously if the client is s48 barred, then this is a must.

So that's my take on the situation - I think there is a good case to be made that these forms (with the qualifying dates) are not required, simply but quoting the regs. But for some reason DIAC seems to have a fixation on this, if the reports I'm getting are accurate.

Hope this helps - also, excellent posts here Adam! The more experience we collectively have here on the forum, the better it is for everyone.

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I completely agree. When you start going through the minute details of the regulations (particularly with partner visas) there are so many grey areas, interpretations and complexities that it can lead to conflicting responses and strange requests from the DIBP. Nothing wrong with erring on the side of caution.

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Wow thanks so much for such great responses! This forum is so helpful.

My friend has now gone away for a couple of months so I cant get her to redo it. However I've got 4 other statements which will be in the 6 week window, so I will just send them all off and see what happens .

I'll keep you posted!

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Wow thanks so much for such great responses! This forum is so helpful.

My friend has now gone away for a couple of months so I cant get her to redo it. However I've got 4 other statements which will be in the 6 week window, so I will just send them all off and see what happens .

I'll keep you posted!
That's great, you are more than 100% fine then no matter who looks at your application.

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