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Old 02-29-2012, 03:11 AM
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Police check for sponsor only required if there are children under 18 included in the application.

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Police check for sponsor only required if there are children under 18 included in the application.
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hi guys, just out of curiosity to those people who applied for the prospective marriage visa subclass 300. Did you all provide the 'certificate of no impediment to marry' also known as the certificate of singleness? There seems to be a discrepancy as some COs require it while others actually grant the visa even without this certificate being presented.

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hi guys, just out of curiosity to those people who applied for the prospective marriage visa subclass 300. Did you all provide the 'certificate of no impediment to marry' also known as the certificate of singleness? There seems to be a discrepancy as some COs require it while others actually grant the visa even without this certificate being presented.
Hi there,

My partner and I just had our visa approved. Yes submit it, thats the proof that matters the most for the whole visa.
The more you have the better :-)


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Hi there,

My partner and I just had our visa approved. Yes submit it, thats the proof that matters the most for the whole visa.
The more you have the better :-)

Hi diz21e, thanks for your reply. I didnt submitit with the application as it takes so long to get it from my home country.

My CO called to say that she went through my application and was pleased that it looks complete. So she said that she will have one more look at it tomorrow to confirm that everything is there and then she will grant my visa in the next few days. She also sent me back all the relationship evidence I had provided..which some people say is a good sign. Now just crossing my fingers

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How we presented & lodged our application

After a lot of sweat and tears, we managed to get ALL of our documents together, translated and certified and have FINALLY lodged our application recently. Hooray!

I am extremely lucky to be situated in Berlin, so I lodged my application in person.

When the Client Liaison Officer saw the way in which I had prepared and presented my application, she said "WOW! What beautiful work".

HOWEVER, it seems that I went to TOO much trouble in making it very organised, as it wasn't really that necessary. I had bought a beautiful folder and had everything catagorised and each tab was labelled with its' contents.

I had to pull all the paperwork out, so that she could stamp everything and then use Immi's filing system and had to take the folder home.

What we both found to be useful was a List of Contents which I typed up, together with the Checklist, Immi provides.


Heading: Partner Visa: Offshore Temporary and Permanent (Subclasses 309 and 100) & Application for Migration to Australia by a Partner

Table of Contents:

1. Application Document Checklist

2. The Applicant
Form 47SP - Application for Migration to Australia by a Partner
Certified copy of passport
Four recent passport photos
Certified copy of birth certificate
Certified copy of divorce papers
Translation of divorce papers
List of travel destinations and travel dates during 2001 2011

3. The Sponsor
Form 40SP Sponsorship for a Partner to Migrate to Australia
Certified copy of passport
Four recent passport photos
Certified copy of birth certificate
Certified copy of divorce papers

4. Commitment of Relationship Evidence that Relationship is Genuine
Statement prepared by applicant
Statement prepared by sponsor
Live chats, emails and SMS messages during periods of separation

5. History of our Relationship
Emails, live chats and SMS messages from date of meeting to wedding (only 3 months)
Timeline leading up to meeting & wedding date

6. Details on our Wedding
Certified copy of marriage certificate
Wedding photos and invitation

7. Our Home
Photos of our apartment
Copy of Lease Agreement in both names
German legal verification of joint address
Bills in both names
Correspondence/cards/envelopes sent to our current address

8. Financial Aspects of Relationship
Copies of debit cards for joint bank account
Statement of our current bank account balance
Both Wills

9. Holidays & Social Photos together
Holidays snaps of our trips together
Copies of travel bookings and boarding passes (where possible)

10. Supporting Witness Declarations
Form 888 - Statutory Declarations by family and friends

11. Joint Employment Prospects & CVs (optional)
Professional Profile the applicant
Professional Profile the sponsor
Letters of potential employment by employers in Australia

If I was posting the Application, I probably wouldn't even use plastic sleeves to segrate everything. Just have everything in some sort of sequence.

Good luck everyone!
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Great thread!

Does anyone here know if there is another kind of VISA aside from the Tourist or Partner Migration VISA for a married couple (Australian CItizen - Me, Colombian Citizen - My wife) to simply visit Australia. We simply want to visit family and friends for Xmas each year and do not intend to live in Australia, so the Tourist VISA seems insufficient and the PMV seems over the top for our needs. Does anyone know of another option?


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After a lot of sweat and tears, we managed to get ALL of our documents together, translated and certified and have FINALLY lodged our application recently. Hooray!

I am extremely lucky to be situated in Berlin, so I lodged my application in person.

When the Client Liaison Officer saw the way in which I had prepared and presented my application, she said "WOW! What beautiful work".

HOWEVER, it seems that I went to TOO much trouble in making it very organised, as it wasn't really that necessary. I had bought a beautiful folder and had everything catagorised and each tab was labelled with its' contents.

I had to pull all the paperwork out, so that she could stamp everything and then use Immi's filing system and had to take the folder home.

What we both found to be useful was a List of Contents which I typed up, together with the Checklist, Immi provides.


Heading: Partner Visa: Offshore Temporary and Permanent (Subclasses 309 and 100) & Application for Migration to Australia by a Partner

Table of Contents:

1. Application Document Checklist

2. The Applicant
Form 47SP - Application for Migration to Australia by a Partner
Certified copy of passport
Four recent passport photos
Certified copy of birth certificate
Certified copy of divorce papers
Translation of divorce papers
List of travel destinations and travel dates during 2001 2011

3. The Sponsor
Form 40SP Sponsorship for a Partner to Migrate to Australia
Certified copy of passport
Four recent passport photos
Certified copy of birth certificate
Certified copy of divorce papers

4. Commitment of Relationship Evidence that Relationship is Genuine
Statement prepared by applicant
Statement prepared by sponsor
Live chats, emails and SMS messages during periods of separation

5. History of our Relationship
Emails, live chats and SMS messages from date of meeting to wedding (only 3 months)
Timeline leading up to meeting & wedding date

6. Details on our Wedding
Certified copy of marriage certificate
Wedding photos and invitation

7. Our Home
Photos of our apartment
Copy of Lease Agreement in both names
German legal verification of joint address
Bills in both names
Correspondence/cards/envelopes sent to our current address

8. Financial Aspects of Relationship
Copies of debit cards for joint bank account
Statement of our current bank account balance
Both Wills

9. Holidays & Social Photos together
Holidays snaps of our trips together
Copies of travel bookings and boarding passes (where possible)

10. Supporting Witness Declarations
Form 888 - Statutory Declarations by family and friends

11. Joint Employment Prospects & CVs (optional)
Professional Profile the applicant
Professional Profile the sponsor
Letters of potential employment by employers in Australia

If I was posting the Application, I probably wouldn't even use plastic sleeves to segrate everything. Just have everything in some sort of sequence.

Good luck everyone!
Loving Wife
Loving Wife, excellent post! I really love it and it will be helping me IMMENSELY when I put in my application. I'm 90% there with my personal documentation and I'll have to bug my Aussie partner to put together his paperwork as soon as he can.

Good luck and all the best to your application!

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Loving Wife, excellent post! I really love it and it will be helping me IMMENSELY when I put in my application. I'm 90% there with my personal documentation and I'll have to bug my Aussie partner to put together his paperwork as soon as he can.

Good luck and all the best to your application!
Thanks Miss Swan, for your kind comments.

Initially, I found the whole paperwork process quite daunting and nerve wrecking.

However, upon reflection, if you provide as much information as clearly and as thoroughly possible and ensure that you cover EVERY single aspect requested with the initial lodgement, the timing of the receipt of your visa should be minimal (according to my Case Office anyway).

Good luck with your preparations and future plans.
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Old 06-07-2012, 08:42 AM
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However, upon reflection, if you provide as much information as clearly and as thoroughly possible and ensure that you cover EVERY single aspect requested with the initial lodgement, the timing of the receipt of your visa should be minimal (according to my Case Office anyway).
I hope that's the case for me! I've been so stressed these few days, trying to cover every nook and cranny of the application. I've read so many different versions of the approval timeline that I don't know what to think anymore. Some applicants had theirs approved in days or within a month, some had to wait out the full 5-6 months even though the CO said they met all requirements but they are being put in the queue for approval now. I've lost a kilo in one week!

What's complicating my application further is the fact that it's so difficult to obtain a PCC from China when I have no ties there anymore (I've done my checking, calling and research). I'm definitely worrying in advance as I haven't lodged my application yet, but this is bugging me badly. I have no idea how DIAC will look at this, or whether they will be understanding about it.


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