De Facto Visa Application
My partner and I are in the process of putting together our application for a de facto visa. We are planning on lodging in September, but here's our list of evidence so far. If anyone has done this visa, does it look like enough? Anything else we should add or areas where more is needed?
PROOF OF IDENTITY & PERSONAL DOCUMENTS
Certified copy of applicantís passport
Certified copy of applicantís birth certificate
Certified copy of sponsorís birth certificate
4 x passport photographs of applicant
2 x passport photographs of sponsor
Medical check results and all required forms
US Police Clearance
FINANCIAL ASPECTS OF RELATIONSHIP
Joint statement of financial aspects of the relationship
Statement from employer
Current payslips from both applicant and sponsorís employers
Current contract of employment for applicant
Certified copy of joint bank account and current bank statements
Copy of bank statement showing shared payment of phone bills etc
Statement of shared rent
Certified copy of visa debit cards from joint bank account
Copy of tax statements for applicant and sponsor
NATURE OF HOUSEHOLD
Joint statement of nature of household
Certified copy of sponsorís acceptance letter to University
Certified copy of sponsorís student card
Certified copy applicantís diploma certificate
Certified copy of sponsorís drivers license
Correspondence to applicant and sponsor at current address
SOCIAL CONTEXT OF RELATIONSHIP
Joint statement of the social context of relationship
Photographs spanning May 2009-August 2010 showing events including Christmas, Birthdays and visit from Sponsorís best friend etc
Invites to birthdays with applicant and sponsors name
Copy of concert tickets in sponsorís name, address and date
Booking information from overnight stay in city
NATURE OF COMMITMENT TO EACH OTHER
Joint statement of nature of commitment to each other
Timeline of applicant and sponsorís relationship
Letters written to one another
Email of grant notification of applicantís Australian work and holiday visa
Copy of passport stamps for applicantís first visit to Australia
Will of applicant and sponsor
PERIODS OF ABSENCE
Invoices for Australian phone cards purchased June-October 2009
Emails sent to one another June-October 2009
Original phone bills showing texts and calls made between June-October 2009
STATEMENTS & STATUTORY DECLARATIONS
Statutory declaration from sponsor
Statutory declaration from applicant
Statutory declaration from sponsorís father
Certified copy sponsorís fatherís birth certificate and Australian passport
Statutory declaration from sponsorís mother
Certified copy sponsorís motherís birth certificate and Australian passport
Statutory declaration from sponsorís brother
Certified copy sponsorís brotherís birth certificate and Australian passport
Statutory declaration from sponsorís Uncle
Statutory declaration from sponsorís cousin
Statutory declaration from sponsorís best friend
Statutory declaration from applicantís best friend
You ceratinly have a lot of evidence there, and I'm sure it's taken quite a while to build it all up. Well done!
I was just curious as to why you chose to include payslips and a current employment contract from the applicant? Of course it always pays to gather more than you may need, but I'm pretty sure from all the info. available that only the sponsor needs to show payslips/ tax statements to show they can support the applicant. Although DIAC will no doubt be interested in the applicant's financial status, they will be able to see from the 47SP what job skills/ experience they have and their ability to earn money.
If you're worried about having to give an AoS, remember, you can arrange a joint AoS with other people. You don't have to be the provider of the AoS either.
Thank you :) It's taken a while but thankfully we already had a lot of evidence when we decided this was the visa for us.
I thought that displaying the fact that my partner has a solid job in Australia would look good for him. I've also noticed a lot of other applicants doing the same thing, but maybe it's unnecessary? I'm basically just trying to include anything I think would help us in any way :)
Otherwise I would say it looks pretty good, your list! Is there a reason for not having stat decs from applicant's parents?
We were thinking of getting the applicant's mother, but she hasn't actually met me in person yet. We have spoken to one another but that's it. Can we still get one from her?
well, we also only are in contact with my family per webcam. my mum will write one and my sister and some friends. but only additional to the decs from my sponsors family and friends. why should meet in person be necessary? i still share my life with the ones left behind.
Thanks Cori, I suppose it can't hurt, right? I'd like to have a good mix of my family, friends and other relatives so maybe it's a good idea :)
Has anyone applied for the de facto visa with just the minimum two stat decs? Until I read this forum, I thought two would be fine, but it seems alot of people are supplying more.
Also I thought that the stat decs had to be supplied by Australian citizens or permanent residents. Because so far I have my father and my best friend, but no one from my girlfriends side (shes the applicant, I'm the sponsor).
Well, we got the advise to provide between 6-10 decs because we are in a same-sex relationship. Plus additional ones because we are living with my partners parents.
I got friends who applied with 2 stat decs, but they are a straight couple and have a good relationship timeline. They just applied, no results yet. But I think they will make it.
Of course you dont need to provide stat decs from non-Australians but we should show that we are "living open to the world". ;-)
I am a sponsor. me and my partner are also living with my parents. Any advice on additional that I may need to supply?
(my father is going to write us a dec stating the rent we pay and comfirm that we are really living with them.)
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