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Old 09-20-2016, 04:12 AM
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Is it neccessary to get police checks translated? Eek - hadn't thought of that, we have at least 3 to do (plus Australia) - what a pain.

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Is it neccessary to get police checks translated? Eek - hadn't thought of that, we have at least 3 to do (plus Australia) - what a pain.
Anything not in English needs to be translated. Birth certs, police checks, marriage certs etc.


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Anything not in English needs to be translated. Birth certs, police checks, marriage certs etc.
That depends on where you are applying and what that particular embassy's policies are. In Berlin, for instance, we were told that the staff can all read German so there was no need to have the police check translated.

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Hey guys, just some quick Visa Grant Update from Perth.

Timeline:
DOL: 13 September 2015 Onshore
Online/No Lawyer or Mig. Agent.
Country: Germany
Police Checks with application & Medical supplied 2 month ago
Grant Sep 19 2016

I hope there are some other happy people around
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Did you have any contact from immigration before the grant?


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"That depends on where you are applying and what that particular embassy's policies are. In Berlin, for instance, we were told that the staff can all read German so there was no need to have the police check translated."

It says all documents not in English to be translated by approve place.

Embassies employ local staff as Case Officers they obviously speak local language but the person that approves the visa is an Australian citizen, this person may not know local language. I don't trust anything DIBP say they will not refund your $7,000 on their incorrect information given by their staff.


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I see your point; it's true that officially you should get everything translated, but I think you can also go on what the visa advisers at the local embassy tell you, as they are there to answer questions about visa applications. Some embassies have quirks about what they do and don't require which may differ from the general rules. Berlin for instance specifies that they don't want Form 888s for a PMV, which I found a little odd (in that case we provided them anyway). At the Australian embassy in Berlin I can't imagine any staff would not know German as they would be unable to interact with any German institutions. The person handling visa enquiries who advised us was Australian. Obviously the situation may be very different in other countries and embassies.

If a translation was missing and was required, I think it very likely that the department would request it rather than refusing the visa outright. But if you are concerned and wanting to cover absolutely every angle, then go right ahead and translate everything upfront, regardless of what they say.

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I've been reading through this thread for days and LOVE all of the information here. Looks like my Aussie partner and I are throwing our hats into the proverbial 820 ring. Getting all of my stat decs (form 888) done now. Have completed the 47sp form. Working on the 40sp form now. Arranging the funds. And gathering our evidence together (Super beneficiary, joint lease, joint bond, utilities with each authorized on accounts, kids' school tuition/records with both of us listed, lots of couple and family pictures, receipts and bank statements, facebook pages, invitations, plane tickets, hotel receipts/trip itineraries). We've lived together for the past 13 months. Registered as de facto with Centrelink.

I'm applying on a BVA (loooong story), but am lawful and have never been illegal (just went on BVA from substantive visa 3 days ago). So, we're aware we may have to meet schedule 3 requirements and while it's extremely frightening, we've put together mounds of evidence (doctor letters, stat decs,etc.) and submitting it all up front with the application. Should meet the requirements, but it's DIBP...you never know. If need be, already have a GREAT MARA agent in our corner.

We plan to submit the application by 1 October. Will send off FBI checks in a month. Do medicals in a few months. Then, sit and wait with all of you beautiful people.


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Spanish police checks are so much fun!

Been to the consulate this morning to get the photocopies of my ID certified (the website seems to say they have to do it and they charge you $4.70 per copy!). Then I went to Commonwealth to try and transfer the money to the Spanish Ministry who do the police check (a back breaking €3.70) but they can't do transfers of less than $100 if you want to do the cheaper type of transfer.

I've now done it on my UK online banking, which has cost me 20 for a €3.70 police check and I don't even know if it's going to work as I haven't got the receipt yet.

Still hoping I'll be able to do it myself but they don't make it easy for us!!


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Spanish police checks are so much fun!

Been to the consulate this morning to get the photocopies of my ID certified (the website seems to say they have to do it and they charge you $4.70 per copy!). Then I went to Commonwealth to try and transfer the money to the Spanish Ministry who do the police check (a back breaking 3.70) but they can't do transfers of less than $100 if you want to do the cheaper type of transfer.

I've now done it on my UK online banking, which has cost me 20 for a 3.70 police check and I don't even know if it's going to work as I haven't got the receipt yet.

Still hoping I'll be able to do it myself but they don't make it easy for us!!
Oh Wow! I'm glad I just have to do an FBI background check and an AFP one. The only issue is the long wait time, but plenty of time for that right now. LOL! But I know what you mean. Have to get an Alaska police check for my 17 year old...they don't accept credit cards. So, we have to mail the form to them (can't scan and email, as it has to include payment with it), with an international money order. But, at least I can do that and have plenty of time before it'll be required, with the 12-15 month processing time. Where are you in your process?

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Ok, so going through photos, I realized we really only have a couple of us from when we first moved in together (first 2 months). Have tons from Christmas 2015 and on. Just worried about those first few months.

-Gathered Western Union transfer receipts from when I sent my partner money from the US for the apartment (before I came here)
-I'm going to the realtor's office today to get a copy of where they added me to the lease when I got here.
-Have our current joint lease and joint bond from our house now (moved into our house Feb 2015)
-Have bank statements showing where he and I have paid rent, bills, groceries. We don't have them split...just pay with whichever account has money at the time. Should we open a joint account now? We hadn't thought about it before. He just hands me his bank card.
-Gathered his Super statement where I'm the beneficiary.
-Gathered his old Centrelink statement where I'm listed as his de facto partner (says De facto right on it...very cool!).
-Have plane tickets/itineraries/hotel receipts from our trips to Bali and the US.
-Getting 4 form 888's from his step-mum, dad, brother and another brother's partner
-Gathered all of the kids' school documents, pictures and tuition receipts (with both of our names on them)
-And of course all the birth certificates, passports, etc.

Anything else I should include? Oh, we went to the eye doctor today and he's providing a letter that my partner is legally blind in one eye and is being recommended for corneal eye transplant surgery. And that I'll be caring for him after the surgery,etc. He can't wear glasses, and can't legally have a driver's license. So, relies on me for transport, to read smaller print to him, etc.

This is really a LOT of stuff. We're applying next week, so what things should I upload first with the actual application? Then, I can add the other stuff over the following week or two, right? So scary, yet exciting at the same time!!!


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