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Old 10-18-2013, 03:47 PM
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Unfortunately calling Immigration in Australia is probably not going to help - you can certainly try, though. Can't hurt to try. I haven't heard of them overruling an embassy on something like this, though.

They absolutely can keep your paperwork (not all applicants get their paperwork back at the end)... but they should logically (in my opinion) keep what you've sent and just allow you to provide the correct forms, as other embassies have done with other people who submitted the incorrect forms. Unfortunately, my instinct is that since you didn't use the right forms it's technically an "invalid application" and they have the right to just tell you you have to resubmit, but that most embassies don't use that right because it's a jerk thing to do.

You may want to message Mark Northam on here and see if he has any suggestions as well.

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Form 80 and Form 888 does not have the a at the bottom of the document. I just downloaded them yesterday. Should I be worried about this?

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Old 10-22-2013, 03:18 PM
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No - It's just the 40SP and the 47SP. 80 and 888 didn't have the "a" redesign. If you just downloaded them from the Immi website yesterday, you're fine.

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Hello

Do the forms change on the 1st of april, july and november? Or do they change some day in the middle of the month?

I am waiting for a 888 that already had to be done twice because of form changes :S

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Hi Xyzaus -

There is no set rule to this, so it's best to download the latest version as close to lodgement as you can and prepare it.

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Hi Xyzaus -

There is no set rule to this, so it's best to download the latest version as close to lodgement as you can and prepare it.

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Thank you very much Mark. Hopefully it won't change on the 1st. So I have to send it before the changes


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So, I guess the new forms are not up yet?

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You can *usually* check by going to this page - this is where they'll summarize the latest changes. As you can see, they still have "July" up there. That was the last time they did wholesale forms changes, though they changed a few independently in September.

If you want to double-check, to make sure there haven't been any unannounced updates like there were in September, go to the forms list here, look for any relevant forms (for most partner visas these are 26, 40sp, 47sp, 80, 160, 888), open each form and see what the "design date" on the bottom is (tiny print).

Right now, looking at the forms, they all say 07/13a or earlier, which means that no, they have not been updated yet.

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Hi College Girl,
I was just wondering if it's safe to fill out the forms now if we plan on applying around December 18. I read somewhere they change them in July and November so would it be safe to say they won't be updated before we apply?

Also, i wrote to immigration about the confusion of needing to certify documents and they replied: "It is no longer a requirement to submit certified copies of official
documents, such as passports, birth certificates or marriage certificates
for visa applications. Clear colour copies of both official and
non-official documents will be accepted."....were not sure if we should still have stat dec's from our family and friends certified. Have you heard anything about that?

Thank you for your help,
Rhirhi


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Old 11-09-2013, 05:39 PM
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Rhirhi - did you write the embassy in Switzerland, or did you write DIAC in Australia? Just curious. This is the second time I've read someone on this forum say DIAC told them they don't need to get anything certified... I'm not comfortable telling people that for sure until we hear it's official policy worldwide and not just an embassy or two, or not just Australian DIAC offices, that are doing that. Because this is only the second mention I've heard of this policy, I can't say for sure whether that would include stat decs or not.

Regarding forms changes - they haven't yet changed the November ones, but it can happen anytime in November. I would say it's actually very likely there will be new forms before you apply.

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