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Old 02-21-2011, 01:16 PM
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Partner Visa - Statement declarations

Hello,

I am going to be applying for a "Partner Visa" soon in WA (onshore) and I was wondering if you guys could help me out with something.

With the statement declarations, are there things specifically that the immigration is looking for in the said statements? How long should a statement be?

The relationship I have with my partner is genuine and we've been together for more than 3 years now. But unfortunately we've only been living together for less than a year. By the time I apply we'll be about 2 months short of the 12 months criteria.

I can't apply for a 3 months tourist visa because I have a low income and not a lot of savings. I need to work. So I'll still apply and probably appeal if they reject me the first time.

I'm familiar enough with the other requirements: police clearance, medicals, etc. But it's with the statement declarations that I want to know exactly what to do.

And if you guys have any tips to give me, I'd really appreciate it.

I wish I could afford a migration agent to help me out but they cost more than applying for the actual visa which is already going to reduce my savings to almost $0.

Please, help.


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They are looking for a summary of your relationship to date so 1-3 pages maximum. It is where you write the history of when/where you met, when you got engaged and married and how you have built your life together - joint activities, joint finances (mortgage or rental together etc). If you read the immi website it gives you some advice about what to include and also there is further information in the Partner Migration information booklet that you download (pdf file 1127) from the immi site. Anything you include in the statement you must support with relevant documentation.


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A migration agent will only really advise you on what to do, you still have to do all the work yourself. What Kandk pointed you to to read will give you all the information you need, and at no cost.


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Are you applying for a de facto or for a married visa?


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It will be a good way to blow $$$$ away to apply for a partner visa without at least a 12 months residing together relationship and do read the Immi visa eligibility section for there are CAQ there, also read Booklet#1 and then have a look at the sticky thread by el kitten.

If you go ahead and blow your $$$ an appeal will just blow a few more away.





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Old 02-25-2011, 06:16 AM
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Does an appeal cost as much as the visa itself? I don't have any choice, if I don't apply for it, I'll be forced to leave the country. I can't apply for any other visas since I do need to work.

And I'm applying for a defacto partner visa.

Thanks for the advice.


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You can spend a lot more on an appeal actually than what the visa costs and it is not just the cost but the time before it'll happen and while you wait the only way you could legally work would be to seek a lifting of the work restriction that a bridging visa would have.
There is more to evidence required than just making statements btw and even if you married you would still need some evidence.
It may be that your best option is to return to your home country and consider if a PMV is the approach that you and your partner might take.





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I'm in a same-sex relationship so I don't think a PMV would be the way to go, unfortunately.


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