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Social evidence for defacto visa

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Old 06-18-2014, 06:58 AM
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Hi there,
in the past year I collected all evidence we need but I am not sure if our evidence in the social category incl statutory declarations would be enough. We have a lot of evidence of just the two of us (concerts, travel, card addressed to us), but not much with other people. My partner and I live in New Zealand to get our 12 month of living together. We have been together for nearly two years. He never met my parents and I only met his parents once at the beginnjng of our relationship and one of his brothers. I spoke to his mum a couple of times on the phone and via email. I got a christmas present and a birthday card from her. My partners mother and a friend of hers are going to visit us - have her flightbooking confirmation, but they would arrive later than we would like to apply. I guess his mother would write a stat dec? Could we use a statement from my mother although she doesnt know my partner in person just from my stories and saying 'hi' on skype (my parents don't speak much english).
We can wait with our application and apply from Australia to get some more evidence with my partners family. So, just would like to know if its better to get some more solid evidence and more detailed contact insight for the statutory declarations? Or would a couple of stat decs of non- australians also be enough with explanation of our circumstances?
How good and long should you know someone to use this person asr witness of you relationship and use it for a stat dec?
Some feedback would be much appreciated!

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Old 06-18-2014, 07:14 AM
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Having non residents stat declarations would be better than none at all however your would still need at least to form 888's to be filled out by at least 2 residents. Just add in stat declarations from his mum and perhaps any letters, cards as you had mentioned that you received from her.

I doubt immigration would mind that your partner has not met your parents as they understand such stuff however just be prepared for them to ask which you just need to explain what you had said. If you're not in a rush i would suggest waiting for the extra evidence however you could still apply first and upload the additional evidence later on just don't take too long.

Of course would be better to pick people that have known both of you as a couple for a while. but adding extra stat declarations would not hurt either. Try and add a few. I am in the process of finalising my 820 application to be submitted and i have included 5 form 888s. all of mine are from Australian residents

Sorry for my long reply.

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