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Old 03-04-2014, 03:02 PM
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A question about writing the statements...what term have people used to describe the partner? Have you used their name or wife/husband or spouse? Had someone tell me to use wife / husband all the time but it reads strange saying that all the time. Thanks.


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A question about writing the statements...what term have people used to describe the partner? Have you used their name or wife/husband or spouse? Had someone tell me to use wife / husband all the time but it reads strange saying that all the time. Thanks.
I just used my partner's name, to be honest, as that is how I would naturally refer to him when talking about him. Mind you, we're not married, so it might come more natural to you to refer to your partner as your husband/wife if you are.

I think I may have mentioned something along the lines of "... and that's when I met my defacto partner xx..." once or twice but that's it. The statement itself explains in (far too much ) detail everything there is to know about our relationship.

We just made sure that the statements from other people made our relationship status clear by calling him my defacto partner.

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Hi all, I have a quick question..

We have just applied for our 309 visa online and now are about to submit form 40SP and upload the evidences.

There are the exactly same questions as form 47SP on form 40SP. Can we just write the same thing or do they have to be different? (E.g. Financial aspects etc)

And also, how different a history of relationship written by each should be? I am concerned as my Aus sponsor used my format and writing, and he just changed it by his writing. I wrote a timeline chart, but there is also the same one in his.. So even though the content is not exactly the same, I am worried that the base is my writing..

Does anyone know about this?
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This is a problem. He needs to write from his own mind *his own* statement about your relationship. It needs to be different from yours, but of course must agree on the facts like important dates, etc. If they think your statements are not individually written, they may ask you to re-do them (which will delay your application).

I did not let my fiance read the statement I had written until he wrote his own for this exact reason - I'm a strong writer, and I wanted his statement to be obviously his own and not come out sounding like mine. And then once it was done, we checked both over to make sure they agreed on timeline, dates, facts, etc. (which they did). I even forced myself to not really edit his, lol (except for spelling) because I wanted to make sure that it didn't end up sounding like my "voice."

I think you need to wait until it's been a while since he read your statement, and then make him write his own from scratch. Don't use the same chart or whatever, either. It's supposed to be his own statement.

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CG is right.
And it clearly says in the migration booklet you must write in your own words.

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As the sponsor I made one time line on a seperate sheet. But, we both wrote our own statements. Don't worry about poor English because the key point is that the applicant uses their own thoughts. I helped husband if it sounded reaaly confusing, but he said as much as he wanted, making sure he covered all four aspects. You can use "I" and your partners name otherwise it doesn't sound sincere in my view.

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Hey all,

Nearly finished gathering all of the stuff we need for my partner and I's 801 partner visa application. Just need to get the statuatory declarations witnessed and signed off.

As its a bit troublesome for us to both be present to see a JP (work commitments) is it possible to get a registered doctor to sign off on it? One of my mates is a doctor so that would make it so much easier.

As most of her close friends here arent Australian citizens is it worth it to get them to do stat declarations on our relationship?

She is on here on a WHV which expires on 1st April this year but has been living with me since the day she came here. We are planning to submit our application in the last week of March and then add more evidence that we have been living together for a full year in the first week of April, is this ok? (we are also getting our relationship registered in QLD)

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This is a problem. He needs to write from his own mind *his own* statement about your relationship. It needs to be different from yours, but of course must agree on the facts like important dates, etc. If they think your statements are not individually written, they may ask you to re-do them (which will delay your application).

I did not let my fiance read the statement I had written until he wrote his own for this exact reason - I'm a strong writer, and I wanted his statement to be obviously his own and not come out sounding like mine. And then once it was done, we checked both over to make sure they agreed on timeline, dates, facts, etc. (which they did). I even forced myself to not really edit his, lol (except for spelling) because I wanted to make sure that it didn't end up sounding like my "voice."

I think you need to wait until it's been a while since he read your statement, and then make him write his own from scratch. Don't use the same chart or whatever, either. It's supposed to be his own statement.
Thank you everyone for your advice! He seemed he doesn't want to rewrite his statement and just agreed to delete the same time line table from his, so I took that out from his statement, and also changed mine slightly.. in order to sound more different to his.

What I confused was, even though we wrote our statements based on the details of 'how, when and where you first met' and 'how your relationship developed' etc, we still have to fill out the 4 sections of 'financial aspects' and 'the nature of the household' etc in each box online. And I misunderstood only the applicant needs to fill out these boxes, so I just used some writings from my AND his statement...

Now found out there's a big problem when we saw the same questions of 'financial aspects' etc on the sponsor's form!!!

So, the applicant form is like below;
Financial aspects-> my writing
The nature of household-> my writing
Social context of the relationship-> my writing
The nature of your commitment-> my writing
How the relationship developed-> I COPIED HIS WRITING FROM HIS STATEMENT!!

We are on the way to write the sponsor's form, and haven't uploaded our statements yet..

Once submitting the form, it's impossible to change it, right?

Anyone has any advice???


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Now found out there's a big problem when we saw the same questions of 'financial aspects' etc on the sponsor's form!!!

So, the applicant form is like below;
Financial aspects-> my writing
The nature of household-> my writing
Social context of the relationship-> my writing
The nature of your commitment-> my writing
How the relationship developed-> I COPIED HIS WRITING FROM HIS STATEMENT!!
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I just did a 40SP, but these questions were not on the form - I just checked and the version I completed is the one on the immigration website. Do you have the most up-to-date version of the form? Or do I have the wrong one?


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I just did a 40SP, but these questions were not on the form - I just checked and the version I completed is the one on the immigration website. Do you have the most up-to-date version of the form? Or do I have the wrong one?
If I'm not mistaken the post above referred to the online form - are you filling out the "paper" form?

This might explain the difference in structure / wording.
As you are using the most up to date PDF from the Immi website, you'll be fine (well, at least until they change it again :P)

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Ah, I see - the paper form 40SP doesn't have these questions, but the online version does.


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