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For anyone who has been thinking of organising their application by date and not by category, just an update on my visa, which was applied for on 20th May and granted today(!!). The layout list is quoted below. This is not to say it's a lazy or short-cut approach, just a different way of organising it. I've been told form 1221 is unnecessary, so take that out. Otherwise, it's clearly not a harmful method to list all the evidence by date order, with a table of contents at the beginning in which to add any relevant info or explanation about each item.

Thanks to all whose info on this thread helped me make decisions on my application. Much appreciated!


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Obviously this is going to be of limited use to folks, since I've only just applied so there's no saying if it's a good method or not.

I found too many sections were causing too much indecision about the order of the application. Dividing it into sections results in a lot of crossover. For example, a bank statement might show a) the joint account (financial evidence), b) supermarket and house purchases (household evidence), and c) travel costs (social evidence). Of course, I could've printed the same thing 3 times and added it to each section... but...

So, in case anyone else is going through the same thought process, here's how I organised my application:

- Application cover letter
- A list of both of our family members/friends who are mentioned in the application, just for clarity's sake.
- A basic timeline of our relationship

1: Forms, Checks and Documents
1.1 Application Document Checklist
1.2 Document table of Contents
1.3 Completed Form 47SP
1.4 Applicant’s passport photo page (Certified copy)
1.5 Applicant's 2nd passport photo page (I have two valid UK passports) (Certified copy)
1.6 Applicant’s Birth Certificate (Certified copy)
1.7 Applicant’s Victorian Drivers Licence (Certified copy)
1.8 2 passport-sized photographs of Applicant and Sponsor
1.9 Form 40SP – Sponsorship for a partner to migrate to Australia
1.10 Sponsor’s passport photo page (Certified copy)
1.11 Sponsor's Birth Certificate (Certified copy)
1.12 Sponsor's Victorian Drivers Licence (Certified copy)
1.13 Sponsor's two most recent payslips (originals)
1.14 Sponsor's tax assessment notices (two; certified copies)
1.15 Sponsor's permission letter for Long Service Leave, showing how long Sponsor has worked (certified)
1.16 Form 80 – Personal particulars for character assessment
1.17 Form 1221 – Additional Personal Particulars Information
1.18 Applicant's character Statutory Declaration
1.19 Applicant’s Police Certificate – AFP (Original)
1.20 Applicant’s Police Certificate – UK (Original)

2: History of the relationship
2.1 Applicant’s Statutory Declaration detailing the history of the relationship
2.2 Sponsor’s Statutory Declaration detailing the history of the relationship
2.3 Form 888 – Statutory declaration by a supporting witness relating to a partner visa application – Sponsor’s Sister
2.4 Form 888 – Statutory declaration by a supporting witness relating to a partner visa application – Applicant’s Aunt (Aus PR)
2.5 UK Statutory Declaration to support application – Applicant’s Father
2.6 to 2.8 3x Form 888 – Statutory declaration by a supporting witness relating to a partner visa application – Sponsor’s Friend (two have known us both from before we started dating)

3: Sealed results of applicant's visa medical

4: Evidence
- Everything. All the financial, travel, work/commitment to stay in Aus, household, social, co-habitation evidence. All in date order, with a clear, numbered table of contents, and a corresponding numbered sticker on each item. The table of contents had a box in which I added explanatory info for each item if it was required (for example, I have a HR licence from the UK and I re-took my test here in Aus to show willingness to obtain work in the same vein as I used to, etc. I explained this in that box.)

5: Photos
15 photos, printed 2 per page, with a short description of the events and people pictured.

I made copies of everything so we have an exact replica of what has been sent. I made sure there were no staples or clips beyond the main two. I clipped the sections 1 and 2 together in a bulldog clip, and 4 and 5 in a second one. I left the medical results envelope un-clipped between the two clipped piles. I put it all (about the size of a ream of paper from officeworks) in a plastic ziplock bag. I wasn't sure how to safely send the passport photos, so I cut a square section from a plastic wallet and sticky taped it to a piece of paper with the top edge of the plastic open.

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Hi!

I'm new to the site today. The info on this site has been extremely helpful for me, I'm so glad I found it. Thank you to everyone who contributes so much useful information.

My 820 onshore application was delievered by post to Perth office on 16th May 13, payment came out 24th May and confirmation letter was recieved 26th May. I just realised today though that we didn't have our personal statements certified or witnessed!! Aaarggh.

I'm going to have them re-done and certified and posted next week. I really thought I had covered every detail. I hope I don't go to the bottom of the pile as I marked the application decision ready.


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Hi!

I'm new to the site today. The info on this site has been extremely helpful for me, I'm so glad I found it. Thank you to everyone who contributes so much useful information.

My 820 onshore application was delievered by post to Perth office on 16th May 13, payment came out 24th May and confirmation letter was recieved 26th May. I just realised today though that we didn't have our personal statements certified or witnessed!! Aaarggh.

I'm going to have them re-done and certified and posted next week. I really thought I had covered every detail. I hope I don't go to the bottom of the pile as I marked the application decision ready.
Our personal statement weren't certified or witnessed either and it didn't make any difference!

The important ones are the statutory declarations from friends and family! You should call Immigration before you go through the hassle of getting them certified

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Thanks so much KrystHell, that has put my mind at ease. Everything else that need to be was certified. We put together a pretty comprehensive application based on all the info I collected from this website so I have faith that my application is complete! Let the waiting begin.

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Help!

HELP! anyone know if I will even be considered? I have been with my partner for 3 years and just married him in May. We haven't lived in our own place together (a year with his parents, and 9 months at college in a dorm). We don't have any commitments like house, animals, or bills. We have quite amount of time seperated. Any advice for me as I am trying to include as much as possible in my Partner Visa Offshore.
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HELP! anyone know if I will even be considered? I have been with my partner for 3 years and just married him in May. We haven't lived in our own place together (a year with his parents, and 9 months at college in a dorm). We don't have any commitments like house, animals, or bills. We have quite amount of time seperated. Any advice for me as I am trying to include as much as possible in my Partner Visa Offshore.
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You have been with your partner for 3 years, which means you probably have lots of evidence. Go through your bank statements, look for the evidence that connects you, get Statutory Declarations from people who knew you back then when you started dating and when your relationship turned into a de facto, get Stat Decs that will confirm you're in a (married) relationship...

Are you living together at the moment? Even if you don't have a lease agreement or the bills, there's a chance you've given your address to the bank, to your doctor, tax office, mobile phone provider etc.

Go through the Partner Migration booklet and see what evidence can you find in all 4 categories. Download the booklet here: Partner Migration Booklet

Then go through this forum's threads, there are many many threads on the evidence for a partner visa.

Good luck!

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Sydiealex, I met my husband in a hostel in London then spent the next 3 years privatley renting people's spare rooms around london with no formal leases and we still managed to come up with evidence. A quick list:

- Bills/Bank Statements - we had to have a registered address for our mobile phones and banks so we had statements and bills to include showing we lived at the same address.
- Stat decs from housemates/landlords confirming you lived together as well as friends and family who know us as a couple.
- Flight Itineraries from trips taken together.
- A collection of 10 photo's from the past 3 years.

My husband and I have a strictly independant attitude towards fincnaces in our relationship, we have our own accounts with our own money and then contribute to our life expenses and savings as evenly as possible. Obviously we support each other where necessary but it means that we didn't have any joint financial records and our CO was easliy satisfied of our genuine relationship and commitment.

Did you get married in the US? I don't know the process there but did you need to prove your relationship to get a licence for marriage? If so, do you still have the documents you used then?

I wouldn't worry, you're certainly eligible. Piece of cake infact. The good news too is since you have been together for 3 years and are now married if you can send proof of all three years in your application you may be considered for the subclass 100 and skip the 2 year temporary on the 309. We only sent off 12 months worth of proof as that is all they request but our CO asked us to make up the year before we got married so she could put us straigh to permanent at the end of the process if approved.

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Hi
I have a question. I am a citizen of australia and currently living in melbourne along with my wife and a daughter. My wife is an international student in melbourne. I have gone through the booklets also gathering the documents that are asked in the form and booklets. I have few questions thought which are

It was written somewhere in the immi website is. If you have two years relation with a child you get PR straight instead of Temporary visa. So my question is do i have to fill up some other form as we have been married for two years + and we have a daughter who is also a citizen of australia

Second question is now forms can be downloaded from their website and it also has an option to type and print ( without saving the pdf ) so if i type and print and submit will that be okay?


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Hi Aminur - There's no separate form to be considered for permanent residency. If you qualify when you submit your partner visa, you will automatically be considered to go straight to PR. However, it doesn't hurt to remind your CO that you qualify - including a cover letter in which you say you'd like to be considered to go straight to permanent residency wouldn't hurt.

Yes, you can download and type/print forms. Not a problem to do that.

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" if you can send proof of all three years in your application you may be considered for the subclass 100 and skip the 2 year temporary on the 309"

what kind of proof do they need? In my statutory dec and in my partners, it says we have been together since may 2010. We don't really have proof other than old facebook messages and skype sessions.

We got married in Minnesota just last month


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