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Old 07-07-2011, 07:22 AM
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We made an appointment for a partner visa interview around the middle of June for July 5th 2011 in Shanghai. The day we made the appointment I remember that form changes happen every April and July, so I immediately replied to the confirmation email I received from the consulate for our interview. They said that they weren't sure if there would be any changes, but in any case we could still use the "old" forms during the first month after the new forms had been published (i.e if new forms were to come out in July 2011, which they did, we could still use the forms from the previous period during the month after the new forms came out). Just as a backup, I printed out and took that emailed reply with us to the interview. Good news was that neither the CO or the person who accepted our application said anything about our forms being outdated. The bad news, the visa fees increased from 11950RMB to 14460RMB on July 1st (about a 400AUD increase) :-)


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Old 07-09-2011, 03:41 PM
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i just filled in my new 47SP form today again, and noticed two changes in the checklist only....rest all was the same..

also , in 48 R , again , there is a change in the (i guess it was the last column) , where they ask u to declare certain things nd sign it.


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Old 07-28-2011, 08:20 PM
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Do you think we should fill out new forms again even though we have dated them already (July 2011)? Me and my partner will be applying next month...

Confused.


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Old 08-04-2011, 07:36 AM
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If you're unsure whether or not you have the current forms just check the bottom right-hand corner of the form, it states the "design date" e.g. 07/11. Everyone probably knows that but I thought it might be useful if people have completed the forms already and are not quite sure if they're up-to-date.

Sorry Bea Mazur, not sure in regards to your question....


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Old 08-11-2011, 01:26 PM
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i think i have done some analysis of the changing of visa form they have done some minor changes but didn't make huge changes it's good to see that they have done some changes in their visa form,


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i just filled in my new 47SP form today again, and noticed two changes in the checklist only....rest all was the same..

also , in 48 R , again , there is a change in the (i guess it was the last column) , where they ask u to declare certain things nd sign it.

I wish that your submission approve, i had read the policies of 47SP but frankly speaking didn't get the any point of that form. But i had heard about that have some very important authority so i wish to say Good luck to you with your submission hope will be everything ok


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Old 08-29-2011, 05:22 AM
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hey thx

dear yeah , i hv submitted the new forms actually....now waiting for the case officer to be assigned...hmm hmm, fingers crossed now


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Old 11-15-2011, 09:39 PM
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I originally printed forms in April and had everything ready to go to submit in August then found out by chance from this forum about getting caught out by form changes. It was a bit of a hassle but I re-printed the new issued forms from July and re-did them before submitting.

I spoke to immigration and they said if you submit the wrong forms it can indeed hold up processing times. As Michael mentioned it's all a part of Aussie bureaucracy. If you get a case officer who feels like it, he or she might hold up your application for the sake of what we might feel is a very small change to a form, such as the order the questions are asked.

Best to submit the latest form version and not have your application delayed any further than it would be already.


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Old 11-16-2011, 10:11 AM
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Thanks for the alert


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Old 11-30-2011, 10:29 PM
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Thanks for that... We were just going to lodge our form tomorrow and I checked here randomly and saw this! Checked our form and it was out of date, you just saved me possibly a lot of time... thanks again.


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