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The same question is going through my mind more often these days as me and my partner are getting closer to the date of lodging our application (still lots to do though!)

Anyway, reading all this plus what I have read in the Booklet and on the websites and baring in mind information found in the "Unofficial Tips" Post, we will try to keep things clear and as simple as possible, even though we will probably write our own list of enclosed documents (and put numbers on pages - do you think it is a good idea?) add a few additional letters explaining few documents and dividing our declarations into sections ( general stat dec, on our finances, nature of household)...

In the end we will clip documents together into appropriate sections, organize them accordingly and pack it into big envelope (hope it will fit!)

Hope this is the right approach.


(all this is giving me a constant headache,though. but it is worth it!


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Just wondering if a return envelope has to also be included for a prospective marriage Visa (we are sending to Indonesia (im sending from australia)) and on the australian ebassy website in jarkta when talking about general visas it says to include a return envelope... this is the first i have heard of it.... im sending tomorow mornng so would appreciate any help! :-)


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each embassy handles applications differently, so if the Australian embassy in Indonesia says to include a return envelope i would go ahead and include it. maybe it's their policy to return certain evidence-- who knows? doesn't hurt to include the envelope, right?

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Just posted ours yesterday after many months of waiting on documents, etc (the usual). I tried to make it as simple as possible. I only used two paperclips- one for each envelope containing passport photos (attached these to the sponsor/applicant forms, respectively). I didn't use any staples. When I wanted to group things together I just folded an A4 piece of paper in half and inserted the docs into the middle of it. I have a friend who works in a government dept and she informed me that they always send documents simply tied in ribbon. So I basically just put all the documents together (big stack) and wrapped them up like you would a present. A Christmas gift for the Berlin Embassy . Anyway, it will be very easy to unravel, not fidgety at all. There are probably better ways to do it but I felt this was nice and simple.

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sorry, I haven't read all this post...I'm going to apply next monday, we have an appointment at the office..
I was wandering...should we put all files in a big envelop?
We have a lever arch file with 7/8 transparent envelops....
i don't care to have it back...but is it ok to apply with that?
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sorry, I haven't read all this post...I'm going to apply next monday, we have an appointment at the office..
I was wandering...should we put all files in a big envelop?
We have a lever arch file with 7/8 transparent envelops....
i don't care to have it back...but is it ok to apply with that?
thank you
The best way to go is to put everything in a neat pile without transparent envelops. That's what they prefer. You can use a folder to hold all the documents together but don't use plastic pockets. They have to photocopy a lot of things so you'd just make it harder for them.


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sorry, I haven't read all this post...I'm going to apply next monday, we have an appointment at the office..
I was wandering...should we put all files in a big envelop?
We have a lever arch file with 7/8 transparent envelops....
i don't care to have it back...but is it ok to apply with that?
thank you
Don't bother with the lever arch folder and plastic envelopes. Just paperclip relevent pages you feel should go together into bundles and present a neat stack of the paperwork in correct bundle order. If you like for your purposes to keep the stack together use a manilla folder. From my experience I found they just gave me the manilla folder back though and just took from me my stack of paperwork that I had bundled into sections with paperclips. They transferred this to a plastic tray and that was the last I saw. I questioned how they keep all the paperwork together and was told each application has it's own plastic tray/tub. Not sure if that's true, but hey.


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oh wow! that was quick, where were you applying from? offshore/onshore? and did you make an appointment together to hand in the application? Im appying now for a defacto partner visa (im scottish, partners aussie) and im wanting it done as quick as possible and im just wondering how you had yours done so quick because whatever it was im going to try it haha!
I found Kylie's timeline from another post she's made... Yes sooo quick. It must have been a very straightforward application. I'm jealous!

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" We got ours the NEXT business day!!!
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Date of application: Friday 3/06/11 around 1pm

Nationality: English

Visa type: De Facto

Offshore/onshore: Onshore

Medicals submitted (yes/no): Yes

Police check submitted (yes/no): Yes

Date CO assigned: 3/06/11

Date visa granted: Monday 6/06/11 "


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My application

Finally my application is finished and ready to send! After taking tips from this site this is how we presented the forms:

All pages were loose, no staples or anything.

Cover letter saying that we have a baby not included in the application since he is already Australian. I also wrote that we are going to Australia in January 2012 for a holiday and included my husbands tourist visa and our booking confirmation.

Applicants form
Blank page with this written: Proof of identity, proof of Australian citizenship. After this copies of our passports and my Aus birth certificate. I also included my husbands military service documents and marriage certificate here.

Next Sponsorship form
After Stat decs x 4.

Next blank page with FINANCE and a little sentence about what is to follow, joint bank account, payslips etc...
I used post it notes on the front of the documents if I had to write something, and I used these too to stick together the original documents with the translations.

Next blank page with title Joint Travel and a little sentence about place and dates for example: Paris 10.10.09-13.10.09
I included all ticket stubs and computer print outs that I could find. I used a little bulldog clip to stick the ticket stubs together.

Next blank page with Residential Proof and information about each document as these are in Italian with translations, but not so clear as to what they are for.

Next blank page with Postal Proof. Included postcards for us both, cards from my parents for my husband, wedding cards.

Next Internet Proof. I have a blog so printed pages from this. I printed our facebook pages where friends have commented about us both. I printed my mobile phone deal which shows my husband as being my free number to call. We printed emails we have sent to the other over the year.

Last but not least cards, joint invitations, and photos. 1 page for each year we have been together, which is 5 years. About 5 photos per page showing us in different countries, with each others families, our wedding, with the baby etc...

Hope this helps others! I found title pages to be a great help in making the application as clear as possible. We put it all into a plastic folder pocket thing and then into the big envelope. It weighs about 1kg!

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Hope this helps others! I found title pages to be a great help in making the application as clear as possible. We put it all into a plastic folder pocket thing and then into the big envelope. It weighs about 1kg!
You may want check this.

In my case, the Aust. Embassy in Tokyo specifically mention: "Please do not place your application and supporting documents in a folder or file."

I've read on here of others that say the same.

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