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Old 12-03-2012, 01:27 PM
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Thanks for the heads up!

I was gonna fill my forms (47sp and 40sp) out by hand, when I chanced upon this thread.. Thank goodness I haven't filled out the forms I printed, but damn poor trees sacrificed for nothing..


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If I have filled out old 40sp in pdf, printed, signed and sent by mail, and now there is a new 40sp(11/12), can I just fill it in and email the new 40sp and it can be printed by applicant, and they use the old 40sp signed page (last page)?

Or do I have to print the last page out again, sign and send by mail?

The easiest would be to sign the new last page and do a high quality color scan, and send it by email, but will it be accepted if they print it out over there and hand it in with the application?

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Oh great, so I've got to fill out 47SP and 40SP again... thanks, Immi.


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You can look up any information about visas on our 360 message board at:

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The forms changed to a new format around end of Nov...Even though we got ours thru VIA in mid Nov n lodged in Dec....today....we were told they were old n had to re do all the forms again sitting in their office....its a real pain but has to be done....


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If you're having trouble, you can always come to the Studylane forums and talk to one of our counsellors:

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The new DIAC forms for 26, 40SP, 47SP, 80, 147, 157A, 160, 601, 1099, 1111, 1290 and 1300T. and others changed on 24 November and are now required. There was some talk of forms that had been signed by the applicant prior to 24 November being accepted, but we have heard multiple reports of this not being so. Same issue for using the signature page from the previous form and marrying it to the new form - the question numbers have changed, so the item numbers on the signature pages no longer track.

Of notable significant to those who met on the Internet and later in person and are seeking a subclass 300 Prospective Marriage Visa is the elimination of the question on form 47SP about "When did you first meet" which allowed for a response that included meeting online. Now the "first meet" question specifically refers to "in person". Best solution may be to expand the discussion of first meeting and the period between first meeting online and first meeting in person in the personal statements of the applicant and sponsor.

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The new DIAC forms for 26, 40SP, 47SP, 80, 147, 157A, 160, 601, 1099, 1111, 1290 and 1300T. and others changed on 24 November and are now required. There was some talk of forms that had been signed by the applicant prior to 24 November being accepted, but we have heard multiple reports of this not being so. Same issue for using the signature page from the previous form and marrying it to the new form - the question numbers have changed, so the item numbers on the signature pages no longer track.

Of notable significant to those who met on the Internet and later in person and are seeking a subclass 300 Prospective Marriage Visa is the elimination of the question on form 47SP about "When did you first meet" which allowed for a response that included meeting online. Now the "first meet" question specifically refers to "in person". Best solution may be to expand the discussion of first meeting and the period between first meeting online and first meeting in person in the personal statements of the applicant and sponsor.

Best,

Mark Northam
Registered Migration Agent MARN 1175508
Northam & Associates
Sydney, Australia
Thanks for your very clear information, Mark. I'm sending my application tomorrow and I am very lucky I did it right to put the "first meet" which is in person I'm really glad i did that. Thank you so much! This will be the start..


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Thanks for your very clear information, Mark. I'm sending my application tomorrow and I am very lucky I did it right to put the "first meet" which is in person I'm really glad i did that. Thank you so much! This will be the start..
Happy I could help. DIAC is constantly changing their regulations and policy, and form changes happen every quarter or so. I spend about 20% of my time just reading new legislation updates and trying to keep up with all the changes - it's crazy.

Good luck with your case!

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Old 12-28-2012, 01:16 AM
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Just wanting to check, we are ok having lodged our paperwork in August can never be to sure with DIAC. Can any one clarify.
Just a side note we purchased our form pack from the office in Hobart and wouldnt you believe it. The formsa were out of date so even their office sold us out of date form pack . Are we at all surprised?

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Date of application: 6 Aug 2012

Nationality:Australian/U.S

Visa type:309 Partner

Offshore/onshore: Offshore

Medicals submitted (yes/no):Yes 6 Aug 2012

Police check submitted (yes/no):Yes 6 Aug 2012 (Cal state police check 18 March 2013)

Date CO assigned: 21 Aug 2012

Date visa granted: 19 March 2013

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