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I definitely don't think you need to be that pedantic about it. I would try to provide some sort of financial evidence for each month, but the goal is to show your finances have been combined continuously and you've been living together for all the time you've been de facto.

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Scan everything you have. A cover letter which has the list of forms/contents built into it is ok (I like Lovingwife's suggestion too) and if you are waiting on medical results etc

Send application by registered post or parcel post depending on how much paperwork you have. That way you can track & confirm delivery.
I then rang the following week to make sure it was definitely received & being processed (make sure everything is there including payment otherwise it takes weeks to get any reasonable answers and they won't let you speak to anyone in the actual processing centre)!

If you go to the actual processing office be prepared to wait a lengthy period of time to be seen (maybe turn up 15mins before they actually open) or be prepared to be dealt with officers not having a good day. You wont get a receipt at counter (make sure they note in the system) even if u drop off where couriers do (best is a note in actual converga register). Ring and check co check being processed within 48 hours (ask for case officer to avoid being given incorrect/misleading info by call centre officers) and save yourself frustration.

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Certifying documents

Hello

I recently contacted the European Service Centre and thought I would share my experience to hopefully help others.
I noticed on the London office website that they do not require certified copies of documents so I contacted them for clarification. Their response was:

"If you are lodging your Partner visa (subclass 309/100) at Australian High Commission in London please note that it is no longer a requirement to submit certified copies of official documents, such as passports, birth certificates or marriage certificates for visa applications. Clear colour copies of both official and non-official documents will be accepted. For additional information about supporting documents please find below:

Police certificate(s) – original required
Medical checks – original required (provided to the Department by the panel physician directly)
Please note that once you have lodged your application your case officer will request your health and character checks by email, phone or letter when it is appropriate for you to complete them.
Translations of documents into English – original required
Legal documents such as passports, birth certificates, evidence of changeof name – photocopies accepted
Relationship evidence such as bank statements, tenancy agreements –photocopies accepted
Personal statements regarding the history of your relationship – these can be handwritten or typed, as long as they are signed and dated by the person writing them (no certification required)
Statutory declarations - original statutory declaration witnessed, with a certified copy of the photo ID of the person writing the declaration."


I hope this helps.

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That's very interesting, Rachel!

We've just submitted to London and got our copies of official documents certified, as well as our statements witnessed.
Looks like that wasn't entirely necessary. (still a good feeling to have done it though, just in case...)

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I agree, it can't harm to have it done! We didn't certify the documents, partly to do with the costs of doing it, but mostly because I'd had enough of looking at the visa application and couldn't wait to see the back of it!

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Hello

I recently contacted the European Service Centre and thought I would share my experience to hopefully help others.
I noticed on the London office website that they do not require certified copies of documents so I contacted them for clarification. Their response was:

"If you are lodging your Partner visa (subclass 309/100) at Australian High Commission in London please note that it is no longer a requirement to submit certified copies of official documents, such as passports, birth certificates or marriage certificates for visa applications. Clear colour copies of both official and non-official documents will be accepted. For additional information about supporting documents please find below:

Police certificate(s) – original required
Medical checks – original required (provided to the Department by the panel physician directly)
Please note that once you have lodged your application your case officer will request your health and character checks by email, phone or letter when it is appropriate for you to complete them.
Translations of documents into English – original required
Legal documents such as passports, birth certificates, evidence of changeof name – photocopies accepted
Relationship evidence such as bank statements, tenancy agreements –photocopies accepted
Personal statements regarding the history of your relationship – these can be handwritten or typed, as long as they are signed and dated by the person writing them (no certification required)
Statutory declarations - original statutory declaration witnessed, with a certified copy of the photo ID of the person writing the declaration."

I hope this helps.

Rachel
Hello,

Do you have a generic email address for them? The UK web site does not include it. I've looked at site and it states certified copies are not required. You will be asked by CO if they do.

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Hi there

This is what is stated on the wesbite (which prompted my emailing them):

"Certification of documents
Visa Applications
For visa applications lodged at the London office, if you are required to provide a police clearance, you must provide the original document.

If you are required to provide a statutory declaration, you must provide the original statutory declaration and a certified copy of the photo ID of the person making the statutory declaration.

For other documents, please do not send originals unless you are requested by your case officer to do so. There is no requirement that documents are certified when you lodge your application. If your case officer requires an original copy or a certified copy, they will contact you directly."

The email address I emailed (and got my response) was:
[email protected]

Hope this helps.

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Crazy (and awesome for London applicants!). Thanks for sharing, Rachel!

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I just can't wait to get this thing sent by the end of the month!! Documents now sorted (apart from 1 or 2) so just the form filling and statements to go. I'm sooooooo happy we don't need to certify the personal documents for London now.

I've been researching the form 888 statement from friends/family. Within the research I found that the statement writer must include the words "i declare that x and y are in a married relationship" if not the application could be thrown out. Is this true? Are there such strict criteria the CO will be looking at in the evidence we provide?

I got a question reg the format of the statement. I know that our personal statement can be typed, but can the form 888 be typed? You download it in pdf. Is there an official version that can be downloaded to be typed on?

I'm looking forward to having fun writing the personal statement :-)


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I just can't wait to get this thing sent by the end of the month!! Documents now sorted (apart from 1 or 2) so just the form filling and statements to go. I'm sooooooo happy we don't need to certify the personal documents for London now.

I've been researching the form 888 statement from friends/family. Within the research I found that the statement writer must include the words "i declare that x and y are in a married relationship" if not the application could be thrown out. Is this true? Are there such strict criteria the CO will be looking at in the evidence we provide?

I got a question reg the format of the statement. I know that our personal statement can be typed, but can the form 888 be typed? You download it in pdf. Is there an official version that can be downloaded to be typed on?

I'm looking forward to having fun writing the personal statement :-)
The form 888 downloaded from the Immi website is editable (e.g. in Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Reader, etc).
http://www.immi.gov.au/allforms/pdf/888.pdf‎
All our witnesses typed their statements.

Regarding the language used in the form, we made sure that everybody that was writing a statement for us mentioned somewhere that we were in a defacto relationship. We did not prescribe how exactly to include that in the statement, or what words to use exactly.
I do not think you have to write "I declare that x and y are in a defacto relationship" but just make sure it is mentioned somewhere in the statement, even if it is in a more informal way.

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