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Old 02-17-2011, 06:33 AM
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Question Defacto Visa - help.

Hi Guys,
Im new to this forum, im looking for some advise.
Im currently in the process of lodging a defacto visa for my partner.
Im from australia and his from indonesia - we both live in bali.

One of the questions on the form says: If your residental address is not in australia, please attach a statement as the end of this form outlining how you will meet your sponsership obligation..

My question is: Yes my residental address is outside australia because i live in bali, but me and my partner are moving to australi (perth).
I just dont quite understand what they mean re: the statement.

Any answers / advise will be muchly appreciated.

Thanks
Cloe.


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Old 02-17-2011, 06:51 AM
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Hi there,

This statement is pretty straightforward and easy to write. Couples already in Australia would already have some kind of accommodation and would likely be employed at the time of application. But you are moving to Australia, so you have to formally state how you are going to ensure you and your spouse will be able to live in Australia.

You need to look at the end of the form 40SP (which is for the sponsor) as this gives you a very clear list of what you must provide as a sponsor. It says:

I agree:
• to provide information and advice to help the person(s) I am
sponsoring settle in Australia;
• to ensure that adequate accommodation is available to them on
arrival in Australia or, if necessary, to provide accommodation for up
to 2 years from arrival in Australia, or the 2 years following grant of
my partner’s visa if my partner is applying in Australia;
• to provide support as required to enable them to attend appropriate
English language courses;
• to attend an interview (if requested by the department) in relation to
my fiancé(e) or partner’s application;

You have to say, for example, that you will do your best to secure employment and that you support your partner and help him find a job. You could also include any arrangements that you have already made e.g. My parenst have agreed to let us live with them when we arrrive, or, I have already found emplyment with blah blah company.

It may seem obvious that you would do these things anyway, but this is a legal process so you must go through the correct procedures to show that you know clearly your responsibility as a sponsor. You can get a template of the official statement form from the DIAC website, or you can type/ write it out on normal paper. This then has to be signed in front of a Justice of the Peace or another authorised person.


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Old 02-17-2011, 07:08 AM
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Thank you so much for your quick reply.
Just one more question - I actually forgot to mention it.
Once the visa is submitted to the embassy, i will be flying back to australia to start my new job. But i will be flying back to bali often also.
Does this effect the letter?????

i really do appreciate your help - thank you soo much.


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Old 02-17-2011, 07:24 AM
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Hi again,

So, as I mentioned at the end of my last post, just explain that you're going to Australia to work and that you will arrange everything there before your partner comes over.

DIAC wants to see evidence that this is a real relationship and is likely to last. They can't read your mind, so you have to lay things out pretty clearly to show them you and your partner are serious.


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Thank you so much for your quick reply.
Just one more question - I actually forgot to mention it.
Once the visa is submitted to the embassy, i will be flying back to australia to start my new job. But i will be flying back to bali often also.
Does this effect the letter?????

i really do appreciate your help - thank you soo much.
Just keep in mind that the key to a successful application to any government is clarity. If you're leaving immediately to start your job, state when you plan to begin work (most people have a defined start date), and if you have an offer letter or any sort of official paperwork showing your planned start date for a company, include a copy.


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