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Old 06-17-2014, 05:56 PM
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Why would they specify that? If that's what they recommend it just goes to show how ignorant of the regulations some of the DIBP 'advice' is. If you want the honest advice of someone who has been through hundreds of these applications.....Send them in.
This is directly copied from there site:

Statutory Declarations
Please do not provide Statutory Declarations to our office unless
asked to do so by your case officer after lodgement of your application.

Should i contact our CO about sending them in?

Thank you for your advice Adam you seem to know your stuff!


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Perhaps they're referring to the partner stat decs as they are now covered through the online form. The information on the form 888s is not covered anywhere else and it doesn't make any sense to delay sending them.

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Hi EestiAus,

Have a look at the Document checklist - http://www.immi.gov.au/allforms/pdf/47sp.pdf.

In all circumstances, you should also provide the following documents
with your application...
...At least 2 statutory declarations from individuals who are
Australian citizens or permanent residents


My fiancÚ applied for PMV in November 2013. We provided 2 888 forms with the application (and 10 statutory declarations) and we send the new evidences of our relationship to our CO every 3-4 months.

Hope this helps.


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Hey Adam - bizarrely, I just went to the Berlin Embassy's website, and at the bottom of the page they have listing relationship evidence for married people (possibly for the one they have for de facto folks, too, I haven't checked that yet) it does indeed say specifically not to provide Forms 888 unless asked for them!

Partner Checklist - Relationship Married - Australian Embassy (It's in English)

So weird! Given that by law (I thought) an Australian partner visa cannot be granted without two Forms 888, I find this very odd.

EDIT: Just checked and that same statement is on the de facto and PMV pages, too.

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Visa #1: PMV (300) through Washington, D.C
Applied: April 2013.
Visa Granted: January 2014.
Visa #2: Subclass 820 (From PMV).
Applied: End of April 2014.
Visa Granted: Early July 2014.
Visa #3: 801 (PR)
Eligibility Date: End of April 2016 (Applied a month prior).
PR Granted: Early April 2017.

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Maybe they don't want form 888s until they request them because they want recent statements?

That is the only reason I can think of why they would specifically state to hold of on submitting them until requested.

So weird indeed!

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Yeah, but it doesn't say "until" requested, it says don't provide them "unless" asked for them, like they don't always ask for them! Yikes.

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Visa Granted: Early July 2014.
Visa #3: 801 (PR)
Eligibility Date: End of April 2016 (Applied a month prior).
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Actually it says:

Forms 888: Please do not provide Statutory Declarations to our office unless
asked to do so by your case officer after lodgement of your application.

That sounds specifically like they don't want them in most cases!

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Seeing as the genuineness of the relationship is both a time of application and time of decision requirement, and the form 888s are an important part of proving the genuineness, I find it very strange that they would state that. All the different embassies and even the immi website have little snippets of info like this that contradict the regulations and don't really make sense.

If people from Germany happen to lodge that same application online for example it will specifically state the form 888 as a recommended document to be uploaded.....So what advice should they follow?!

Migration Agents compile applications according to the regulatory requirements, not the checklists, or website info. We've lodged 1 in Germany within the last 3 weeks and another will be going out to them shortly. Regardless of what they say, both have form 888s attached.

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Actually it says:

Forms 888: Please do not provide Statutory Declarations to our office unless
asked to do so by your case officer after lodgement of your application.

That sounds specifically like they don't want them in most cases!
Yes, it does sound like that! Wow, because the process isn't complicated enough....

I have always thought that form 888s were (aside from the application form and the sponsorship form) pretty much the one non-negotiable aspect of the evidence of relationship? Who knew....

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Old 06-18-2014, 07:37 AM
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Yeah, I agree, Star! I thought the same thing. I guess they are everywhere... except Berlin. o.O I'd still be including them, though, if it were my application!

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Original Nationality: US
Visa #1: PMV (300) through Washington, D.C
Applied: April 2013.
Visa Granted: January 2014.
Visa #2: Subclass 820 (From PMV).
Applied: End of April 2014.
Visa Granted: Early July 2014.
Visa #3: 801 (PR)
Eligibility Date: End of April 2016 (Applied a month prior).
PR Granted: Early April 2017.

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