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Old 03-13-2011, 03:19 PM
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Prospective Marriage Visa questions

I am in the final stages of preparing my Prospective Marriage Visa and have a few questions and was hoping someone could help.

1) Question 32 asks for value of goods and other assets that I will bring to Australia. I have my house on the market and do not know how much I will make from the sale. Should I estimate an amount and include that? And if so, is it better to estimate high or low? I really am not bringing much - a few pieces of furniture, clothing and the only 'goods' of real value - my violin and bows.

2) Question 19 asks for the details of my identity card. Since my driver's license is basically used as an ID card, should I include that number?

3) I have sent away the form & fingerprinting cards for my FBI background check. Must I wait for those to return before submitting the visa application? (I have also sent in the state request forms, but was told their turn around is only 2 weeks.)

4) The closest panel doctor for a medical is over 10 hours drive, but I will be home visiting my parents in July - in a town where there is a (single) panel doctor. I have scheduled an appointment for 7 July. Can I send in the application without the medical completed?

5) I did some extensive travelling in Europe in 2001 and 2002 as a performer. My passport was not stamped in any country visited (except Denmark, which is stamped with the incorrect date of 32 Jul 2001). I have made a note of the countries visited for question 81 and added the additional information that I cannot recall the exact dates of entry and exit from each country. Will this affect processing and if so, how can I get that information this long after I've travelled?

Thanks for any and all suggestions. My fiance has completed his half of the application and is posting it to me this week! Its all so exciting and confusing!!!!


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5) I did some extensive travelling in Europe in 2001 and 2002 as a performer. My passport was not stamped in any country visited (except Denmark, which is stamped with the incorrect date of 32 Jul 2001). I have made a note of the countries visited for question 81 and added the additional information that I cannot recall the exact dates of entry and exit from each country. Will this affect processing and if so, how can I get that information this long after I've travelled?
Just some further clarification here... the travelling in 2001 was as a performer on a cruise ship. The cruise left from Bremmerhaven, Germany and stopped in Scotland, Iceland, Norway, Denmark and Finland - but often just for a few hours.


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Another thing that violine and I are both unsure about is the statements from ourselves and friends needing to be statutory declarations. The information in the Partner Migration booklet seems a little contradictory. On one point it mentions that the Partner visa, needs statutory declarations in support of you and your partner, and then it says that the PMV applicants must provide similar statements, but it doesn't specifically state they need to be statutory declarations.


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The Q19
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Details of identity card or identity number issued to you by your
government (if applicable) eg. National identity card.
refers to if applicable and some European countries have had national ID cards for their citizens for travel within Europe in addition to passports.
So withouth something like that you just ignore the Q19, it not being your drivers licence they are asking about.

Q32 re finances has two aspects,
One being that your combined financial/employment situation is used to determine whether an Assurer of Support will be required.
And secondly, governments have international finance tracking and so if all of a sudden you have $$$$ to transfer, there'll be background info so someone will not be investigating you for money laundering.
Re the house proceeeds ammount, best thing to do would be to make a reasonable estimate on what your local sale values are or if you're thinking of keeping it for a few years and selling when/if the market pick ups, you could just mention what an estimated interest in $$$ terms you have invested.
You'll see near end of the form there is provision to add info about any questions.

And much the same with the travelling and you'll note at that question it asks reason of travel so you could bracket all countries with " Cruise Ship Performer " and make best estimate of the total time of the cruise.
If they were going to want additional info which would be unlikely, they'll ask for it.

You can submit your application without the police and medical results.
If you get a request from a CO to do the medical well before July [ and they usually say supply within 28 days, but it's not so rigid ] just shoot an email back explaining the travel bit and that you have a medical booking and that should be OK.

With the statements, the information provided by Immi covers both Australians in Australia and use of statutory declarations which is easy enough done here and also then people overseas making statements which will not be Statutory declarations under Australian Law but some countries have their own similar provisions and so if it is possible without too great an expense you can do whatever is done in the US or just make your statement and sign it in front of someone like a police officer, bank manager, teacher or whomever, someone who knows you or you take your passport along so they can witness the statement as knowing it has been made by X X , passport sighted and if they have an ID stamp or whatever, all the better but not crucial.

Statements, whether they be statutory or not are less important than any hard evidence in form of documents/correspondence etc. you can provide re having known oneanother or a relationship and they are less important again for a PMV in comparison to a Partner visa application.





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Thank you, Wanderer! So now all I have to do is wait for cevad's part of the paperwork to arrive and we can submit!


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