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Old 11-12-2013, 05:08 AM
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Things crossed out on form 888

Hi,

One of my friends has filled in a form 888 for my partner visa application. However she put the date as 10/10/13, when it actually was 10/11/13.

Will it matter if I white out the date and write the correct one in or do I have to get her to do a whole new form 888? I would leave it but I don't want to risk it not being in the 6 week window for the form 888.

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Old 11-12-2013, 06:28 AM
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Do not white out the date, change it or in any way amend it. If the DIBP suspects that documents have been 'doctored', are fraudulent or are a deliberate attempt to mislead the DIBP it can have serious consequences. So it's best to just ask your friend to redo it.

The '6 week window' you've mentioned does not apply in a standard partner visa application. It's only a requirement in very limited circumstances where applicants have previously been barred so unless this is the case there's no need to worry about them expiring after 6 weeks.

Hope this helps,

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Do not white out the date, change it or in any way amend it. If the DIBP suspects that documents have been 'doctored', are fraudulent or are a deliberate attempt to mislead the DIBP it can have serious consequences. So it's best to just ask your friend to redo it.

The '6 week window' you've mentioned does not apply in a standard partner visa application. It's only a requirement in very limited circumstances where applicants have previously been barred so unless this is the case there's no need to worry about them expiring after 6 weeks.

Hope this helps,
Oh wow thanks Adam, well I definitely haven't been barred from Australia before so looks like I don't have to worry about the 6 weeks window after all. I was a bit confused that it didn't mention the 6 week thing on the form but it was mentioned on this forum.

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The 6 week is also for onshore applicants. If its offshore theres no time limit

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The 6 week is also for onshore applicants. If its offshore theres no time limit
I am applying onshore. Does this mean the 6 week limit applies no matter what Adam said above?


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Do not white out the date, change it or in any way amend it. If the DIBP suspects that documents have been 'doctored', are fraudulent or are a deliberate attempt to mislead the DIBP it can have serious consequences. So it's best to just ask your friend to redo it.

The '6 week window' you've mentioned does not apply in a standard partner visa application. It's only a requirement in very limited circumstances where applicants have previously been barred so unless this is the case there's no need to worry about them expiring after 6 weeks.

Hope this helps,
Hi Adam, does the 6 week window apply for an onshore application?


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Another migration agent who frequents this forum, Mark Northam, has said that they do need to be no more than six weeks old for onshore applications. Unfortunately that means we have even conflicting professional opinions on this one - so it's up to you whether you want to take the risk or not, obviously.

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Another migration agent who frequents this forum, Mark Northam, has said that they do need to be no more than six weeks old for onshore applications. Unfortunately that means we have even conflicting professional opinions on this one - so it's up to you whether you want to take the risk or not, obviously.
I usually agree with Mark on all topics and feel what he says is gospel and I would like to see him comment on this thread. Though I just had another look at the partner migration booklet ( http://www.immi.gov.au/allforms/booklets/1127.pdf ) to find the ruling (with the thought to provide a conclusive independent source to back up the 6 week cut off) When I read the relevant page 28 again I found that it does say: "Statements from certain persons usually barred from applying for a Partner visa" and the six week rule is only listed under that heading. Plus from this site Australia Migration partner visa statutory declaration form 888 - DLegal - Australian Solicitors and Migration Lawyers

Under Additional criteria that must be met by affected applicants in order to make a valid application in Australia.

Other than that the six week rule looks like it may not apply to normal applicants but like I said I would like Mark Northam to comment on this entire issue!!!

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PS DON'T use white out on any forms!!!




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To clarify I'm not a Registered Migration Agent and do not claim to be.

I do work for a migration agency and therefore have access to the relevant legislative material, information and professional knowledge of our 3 MARA registered agents. This position allows me to have an in depth knowledge of the system and the advice I give here is to the best of that knowledge, but should not be taken as professional legal assistance.

That being said, I cannot find anything that states a 6 week form 888 expiry for a standard application and if it is the case then the DIBP have approved many, many applications my company has made that contained 'invalid' Form 888s.

There is the following in Schedule 1 - Item 1124B which contains the wording I believe Mark is referring to, but it specifically states it applies to a person to whom section 48 (essentially an application bar) applies:

"(e) Subject to subitem (3A), if the applicant is a person to whom section 48 of the Act applies, the applicant:

(i) must not have been refused any of the following visas since last entering Australia:

(A) a Subclass 100 (Spouse) visa;

(B) a Subclass 100 (Partner) visa;

(C) a Subclass 110 (Interdependency) visa;

(D) a Subclass 309 (Spouse (Provisional)) visa;

(E) a Subclass 309 (Partner (Provisional)) visa;

(F) a Subclass 310 (Interdependency (Provisional)) visa;

(G) a Subclass 801 (Spouse) visa;

(H) a Subclass 801 (Partner) visa;

(I) a Subclass 814 (Interdependency) visa;

(J) a Subclass 820 (Spouse) visa;

(K) a Subclass 820 (Partner) visa;

(L) a Subclass 826 (Interdependency) visa; and

(ii) must provide, at the same time and place as making the application, an approved form 40SP that has been completed and signed by an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen who claims to be the spouse or de facto partner of the applicant (the partner); and

(iii) must provide, at the same time and place as making the application, 2 statutory declarations each of which:

(A) is made by an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen who is not the partner; and

(B) declares that the applicant and the partner are in a married relationship or de facto relationship; and

(C) was declared no more than 6 weeks before the day on which the application for the Partner (Residence) (Class BS) visa was made.
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Again I'm not a Registered Agent, but to the best of my knowledge and in my professional experience I have never seen a 6 week expiry date on a Form 888 unless it is in relation to the above.

All the best

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As I said in my previous post. On double checking all the information, I really suspect in this case Adam is actually correct on this one and the six week rule doesn't apply to people making a normal application and only applies to people who didn't have substantive visas when they applied etc. That said, if it were me applying again, I would still try and make sure that my 888s were no older than possible.

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