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Old 06-10-2014, 01:28 AM
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My partner and I typed them up on a blank bit of paper, printed them and then signed them. We didn't get them witnessed by a JP, but I know a lot of people do

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My partner and I typed them up on a blank bit of paper, printed them and then signed them. We didn't get them witnessed by a JP, but I know a lot of people do
Wow, and you got a visa grant that way? Quite interesting, I thought everyone verified their statements just as a precaution. May I ask, how did you format each of your declarations? Did you use any specific headings or a specific tone when typing it up? Was it in an essay format or was it just a plain listing of events and milestones?

Thank you for your input!

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Yeah got ours last week

Ours was pretty much a story, it was about 6 pages in length and started from first meeting my partner to what our future plans are. Mine was pretty "lovey dovey", I talked about my feelings when I met him and how they progressed to how I feel now, but my partners was more to the point and factual.
We mentioned dates that we moved in together, when we moved house, when we made big decisions with regards to our relationship etc etc.

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Yeah got ours last week

Ours was pretty much a story, it was about 6 pages in length and started from first meeting my partner to what our future plans are. Mine was pretty "lovey dovey", I talked about my feelings when I met him and how they progressed to how I feel now, but my partners was more to the point and factual.
We mentioned dates that we moved in together, when we moved house, when we made big decisions with regards to our relationship etc etc.
Congrats on the grant. That's all I think of right now, and I can't wait for that distant day in probably late 2015/ early 2016 for that to happen

6 pages is pretty good though. I'm currently writing an assignment that is of similar length, and thought about writing the same thing again today just to get it over and done with, but I don't have the motivation for all in one day Considering I am the applicant and will be heavily judged by DIBP, I will most certainly go with the detailed approach.

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I've got a question regarding the partners' stat decs. When writing them, what is the best method? I have checked the Attorney General's forms, but they are too short in length for the long, quality declarations that me and my partner need to make. What did you guys use for your applications? Maybe just a blank sheet? If yes, do I just take it to a JP and sign it in front of them, or is there any other requirements and then scan and upload it? Is there maybe an online form that is of good size (page wise) that we can use?
When we did ours, we just copied and pasted the top and bottom official bits of the Cth stat dec template (including the witness/date wording at the bottom) into a normal word doc and wrote whatever we wanted in the middle. Then got it signed and witnessed by an authorised person.

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When we did ours, we just copied and pasted the top and bottom official bits of the Cth stat dec template (including the witness/date wording at the bottom) into a normal word doc and wrote whatever we wanted in the middle. Then got it signed and witnessed by an authorised person.
Great advice, thank you

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http://www.ag.gov.au/Publications/Do...rationform.doc

This is a template for a stat dec.

Just cut and paste your story in at the "2" or start typing there.

Stat decs don't have to be one pages, if they are more you just sign or initial each page in fron of the JP and they stamp it.

Easy peasy

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I've got a question regarding the partners' stat decs. When writing them, what is the best method? I have checked the Attorney General's forms, but they are too short in length for the long, quality declarations that me and my partner need to make. What did you guys use for your applications? Maybe just a blank sheet? If yes, do I just take it to a JP and sign it in front of them, or is there any other requirements and then scan and upload it? Is there maybe an online form that is of good size (page wise) that we can use?
We just ours on a blank piece of paper and then signed and dated it on the last page. Did not take it to the JP.

We felt that because we were doing it online and nothing had to be taken to a JP for certification why bother ourselves with certifying the statements.

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We just ours on a blank piece of paper and then signed and dated it on the last page. Did not take it to the JP.

We felt that because we were doing it online and nothing had to be taken to a JP for certification why bother ourselves with certifying the statements.
Does that rule also encompass the 888 forms? I've got one ready to go so far (including ID) and it was certified. Does DIBP actually accept all of them uncertified?


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We just ours on a blank piece of paper and then signed and dated it on the last page. Did not take it to the JP.

We felt that because we were doing it online and nothing had to be taken to a JP for certification why bother ourselves with certifying the statements.
There is a difference though, between getting a document certified as a true copy and making an official statutory declaration. The latter is an official, legal document and if anything in it is a lie, there are legal penalties - hence why there is more weight placed on anything written in a stat dec. That is why we wrote ours as a stat dec and got our family and friends to write their statements as a stat dec - because what they said suddenly had legal weight in that format.

In saying that, you don't have to write the statement in a stat dec format. But (I feel) there are definite advantages in doing so. Remember also that for Cth stat decs, they can be witnessed by anyone on the list of approved people. So you don't have to pay money to take it to a JP; if you know a teacher, a nurse, a vet, a doctor, a lawyer etc. they can all witness stat decs (for Commonwealth purposes only - state purposes it can be much more restricted).

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