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Old 06-28-2012, 12:38 PM
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Hi lili2,

We just lodged my husband's application a week ago, and ours was also 10cm thick and weighed about 2kg!

The guy who processed us put an identity number sticker on the 47SP form and something else, and then put it all into a long, clear, (sturdy) plastic envelope.

We had just a stack of paper with every separate section (i.e. forms, financial aspects, nature of household, periods of spearation, etc.) held together by bulldog clips, and when he put everything into the envelope he messed up the order of our sections! I didn't say anything at the time and really regret it now, so keep a close eye on it that it's sitting exactly the way you want it when your future case officer takes it out the first time.
Hi Adventuress, thank you for that advice - very handy for me to know as I was debating going out and buying a clear folder but no need! I can imagine that would be very frustrating seeing that someone has messed up all your hard work, I think I would have to say something too!! Never mind, as long as it's all in there somewhere!!


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I am lodging my partner visa tomorrow after MONTHS of hard work and stress...what a relief!! I'm just wondering how exactly to present the application, I understand folders are to be avoided as immigration seem to have their own filing processes. Im just worried that if i hand the application over as it is, things will go missing...does it get placed into an envelope of some sort?? Also, my application is around 10cm thick - i hope this isnt too much, ive included as much as I can whilst trying not to overdo it! Its fairly hard to find the balance in doing this!.... any last minute tips would be greatly appreciated!
Will you be handing the application in person or posting it?

If I was posting it, I would slip all the items into those thin plastic folders, so that the information is at least in some sort of order.

As I mentioned previously, Immi will take everything apart and date stamp every single bit of information and will then incorportate it, into their own filing system.

Good Luck!!!!

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Will you be handing the application in person or posting it?

If I was posting it, I would slip all the items into those thin plastic folders, so that the information is at least in some sort of order.

As I mentioned previously, Immi will take everything apart and date stamp every single bit of information and will then incorportate it, into their own filing system.

Good Luck!!!!
I will be lodging it in person in the Sydney office. Thank your advice and well wishes


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Hi Guys,

This is an excellent overview of what needs to be done and the order of the papers needed. My case is little bit different since im a NZ citizen and applying for the 461 visa to bring my partner over from overseas, we are both living overseas btw. I believe most of the papers are the same such as the evidence etc etc hence i have some questions that you maybe able to help me with:
- We have been married for almost 1 year but together for 4 ..i belive this should be fine to apply..any suggestions?
- We do not have joint bank account and i find it quite important as part of the evidence, is there anyway to subsitiute this? your feedback would be appreciated
- As a NZ citizen and applicant, i belive the only document they need from me is a copy of my NZ passport and nothing else? Is this correct? i have seen some request saying you need your birth certificate.

Thank you all for your help in advance//

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Old 07-05-2012, 11:20 PM
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Hi,

I'm just looking for any advice for my situation. I'm currently living in Australia on a 457visa. I've been on this visa for 1yr. However it's looking more and more likely that my current job is about to cease to exist.

I've been with my fiancé Almost a year now and after doing some research noticed we could possibly change my visa over to a partner or prospective marriage visa? We've only just moved In together and are planning on getting married in early September. I'm a UK resident and my partners an Australian resident.

Anyhelp would be greatly appreciated?

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Will you be handing the application in person or posting it?

If I was posting it, I would slip all the items into those thin plastic folders, so that the information is at least in some sort of order.

As I mentioned previously, Immi will take everything apart and date stamp every single bit of information and will then incorportate it, into their own filing system.

Good Luck!!!!
Hi Lovingwife,

You are very right, mine was arranged accordingly following the checklist arrangements putting main documents infront and supporting papers behind using tiny clips.....seperating them from each type of documents stuck up like 1-10 neatly...
And when they received and go through all the papers clips is evrywhere :-)
I guez either by mail or handing in person they have their own way of filing....most important put together documents that are related to each other and make sure you have a copy of your own just in case :-)

Goodluck to all :-)

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what a helpfull forum! if i knew this forum before i lodged ma application i wasnt pay for ma lawyer 5ç.... anyways for next stage i learn a lot, Thanks all!

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I thought I'd share my application preparation so that it can give any applicants-to-be an idea of what to prepare.

1. The Applicant
Form 47SP - Application for Migration to Australia by a Partner
Certified copy of passport
Certified copy of birth certificate
Two recent passport photos

2. The Applicant’s Character Documents
Form 80
Pending - Singapore Police Certificate (requires request letter from DIAC)

3. The Sponsor
Form 40SP – Sponsorship for a Partner to Migrate to Australia
Certified copy of passport
Certified copy of birth certificate
Two recent passport photos
Certified copies of Sponsor's payslips over past 2 years

4. History of Our Relationship
Witnessed statement prepared by Applicant
Witnessed statement prepared by Sponsor

5. Details of Our Wedding
5A. Applicant’s Facebook announcement on the engagement
5B. Sponsor’s Facebook announcement on the engagement
5C. Copy of engagement ring invoice
5D. Certified copy of the official marriage certificate
5E. Certified copy of ‘Certificate of Marriage’
5F. Wedding photographs
5G. Email confirmation to the Sponsor regarding mini-honeymoon trip
5H. Copy of wedding congratulatory card from the Applicant’s friends

6. Financial Aspects of Relationship
6A. Details and statements of joint bank account
6B. Bank statements showing bank transfers between the Applicant and the Sponsor

7. Nature of The Household
7A. Copy of council rates verifying that the house is owned outright by the Sponsor’s mum (therefore no mortgage or rent for the Applicant or Sponsor to pay)
7B. Correspondence addressed to both the Applicant and Sponsor at the same address

8. Social Context of The Relationship
8A. Form 888 – 4 Statutory Declarations by family and friends
8B. Copy of wedding invitation and photos taken at Sponsor’s brother’s wedding
8C. Copy of wedding invitation containing Applicant’s and Sponsor’s names to a friend’s wedding
8D. Copies of cinema ticket stubs
8E. Photos of the Applicant and the Sponsor with friends
8F. Evidence of joint travel

9. Nature of Commitment To Each Other
9A. Emails between the Applicant and Sponsor
9B. Emails between the Applicant and the Sponsor’s mother
9C. Emails between the Applicant and her friends discussing her relationship with the Sponsor
9D. Monthly MSN chat history between the Applicant and Sponsor
9E. Itemised monthly mobile phone bills of the Applicant
9F. E-tickets containing flight details of all trips made by the Applicant to visit Sponsor
9G. Copies of saved boarding passes of trips made by the Applicant to visit Sponsor

10. Proof of Applicant’s Ability To Support Self and Employability
Applicant’s online bank statement showing latest account balance
Applicant’s income tax statement
Applicant’s employment contracts (first and last page)

11. Health Check (Visa Medical Exam)
Tax Invoice/Receipt for the Visa Medical Examination undertaken by the Applicant on dd/mm/yyyy (Case No.: xxxxxxx)

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Hello Everyone, I just want to double check if I am on the right track since I am quite new to this and was unsure about few things.
Well my Sponsor is my Australia GF she is 20 years old full time student and I am 23 International student. We both have been in a relationship from last 2 years? We can provide 1 year lease electricity bills and phone bills on her name. And on top we have also certified our relationship from the Court 6 months ago to make our file stronger. But now We believe would be better to go for a spouse visa instead of a DEFACTO,.
- Is it true the process will be less complicated for Spouse than Defacto? The forms are same the documents checklist are same too? As in the timeline with Spouse is less than Defacto? Sine I am on Student Will I straight out go to Temporary Residency or Bridging Visa like in Defacto?
- As per Working Conditions, since my GF doesn’t work in a Spouse Visa I believe they will let me do more work?
We have photos together, bank joint accounts, letters on our name, car insurances, and superannuation too.
- So I am wondering, since we won’t tell my GF’s family about the marriage at court would that create any problem? Since she is already 18+? We ll have few friends at court who will be also the witness, and in photos as well we have only photos of us together, we don’t have any with family. Would that create a problem too?
Thanks for replying guys, 
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We can provide 1 year lease electricity bills and phone bills on her name.
What will documents in her name prove? In order to present a case of defacto, you need to show that BOTH names are on the documents, or that you have transferred money to her to help for the bills.

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But now We believe would be better to go for a spouse visa instead of a DEFACTO,.
- Is it true the process will be less complicated for Spouse than Defacto? The forms are same the documents checklist are same too? As in the timeline with Spouse is less than Defacto? Sine I am on Student Will I straight out go to Temporary Residency or Bridging Visa like in Defacto?
The process will be exactly the same. The only difference is for spouse visa, you will need the marriage certificate - so you need to go through the paperwork to get married. There won't be any difference in the timeline at all. You will also be given a bridging visa like all other applicants.
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- As per Working Conditions, since my GF doesn’t work in a Spouse Visa I believe they will let me do more work?
We have photos together, bank joint accounts, letters on our name, car insurances, and superannuation too.
Your bridging visa will have the exact same conditions as your existing visa, which in this case is the student visa. If you can only work 20 hours per week on your student visa, then you can only work 20 hours per week on your bridging visa. Do keep in mind also that your bridging visa will only come into effect when your student visa ends. So if your student visa expires on 1 January 2013, the bridging visa will be in place on 1 January 2013.
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So I am wondering, since we won’t tell my GF’s family about the marriage at court would that create any problem? Since she is already 18+? We ll have few friends at court who will be also the witness, and in photos as well we have only photos of us together, we don’t have any with family. Would that create a problem too?
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No there isn't a legal obligation for family members to be aware of the marriage. As long as you can get Statutory Declarations from 2 Aussies/PRs, you are ok.


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