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Old 08-16-2014, 11:51 AM
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820 partner visa on Marriage grounds

Hi All,

Is there a mandatory requirement of living together for 12 months when you apply for 820 partner visa on marriage grounds?? i am in a relationship with my partner since 2011 and got married this june 2014. In total i have stayed with him under one roof only for 3 months, once when i visited sydney in december 2013 (one month) and now post marriage.

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Hi All,

Is there a mandatory requirement of living together for 12 months when you apply for 820 partner visa on marriage grounds?? i am in a relationship with my partner since 2011 and got married this june 2014. In total i have stayed with him under one roof only for 3 months, once when i visited sydney in december 2013 (one month) and now post marriage.

Thanks,
Indu
No, the 12-month living together requirement does not apply to married couples or couples who have registered their relationship with Department of BDM of the state where they permanently reside.

Having said that, DIBP requires a lot of evidence from the applicants, to prove they are in a genuine and continuing relationship.
Read the Partner Migration booklet to find the document checklist that is required from the applicant.
Hope this helps. Good Luck!!

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Old 08-17-2014, 07:21 AM
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Thnaks Becky!!

Also is it mandatory to provide statutory declaration in lieu of birth certificate. I dont have my birth certificate however i have PAN card, Aadhar Card and Passport as proof of identity. do i still need to share a statutory declaration??


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Thnaks Becky!!

Also is it mandatory to provide statutory declaration in lieu of birth certificate. I dont have my birth certificate however i have PAN card, Aadhar Card and Passport as proof of identity. do i still need to share a statutory declaration??
No worries
For the applicant i.e. You, passport should be enough as proof of identity. You can also your Australian driver's licence and proof of age card issued by the government of the state where you permanently reside.
When I applied for my (offshore paper) partner visa, I included certified photocopies of my passport, birth certificate, Australian driver's license and proof of age card issued by the state of Queensland.

PAN card, Aadhar card CANNOT be used as proof of identity as they are only valid in India. Passport and birth certificate which has been issued by the municipal corporation of the city where you were born apostilled by the external affairs of India are the 2 documents that can be used as valid proof of identity.

Hope this helps. Good Luck!!

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Hi guys,

Could you please tell me when u uploaded documents, did you upload separate stat declarations for one each for social aspects evidence, nature of mutual commitment, evidence of household????? did u also get it certified?

I have written a detailed history of our relation on word doc ad not in a stat declaration form.it is ok? Do i need to get it attested?

thanks a lot in advance!


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Could you please tell me when u uploaded documents, did you upload separate stat declarations for one each for social aspects evidence, nature of mutual commitment, evidence of household????? did u also get it certified?
NO! You don't need statutory declaration to prove the social aspect, nature of mutual commitment and evidence of household.
And NO! you don't need to get any of the below mentioned EVIDENCE certified. The only documents that need to be certified are the photocopies of the documents issued by the government bodies like passport, birth certificate, residency requirements, driver's license, proof of age card, etc. And that's only if you're submitting a paper application.
You don't need to get anything certified if you're applying online.

IMPORTANT:-Providing only statutory declarations is not normally sufficient to evidence the social aspect of your relationship.

SOCIAL ASPECT:-
1. Joint invitations address to both you and your partner;
2. Photos of family, friends and/or colleagues with you and your partner;
3. Post/photos from social website like facebook, twitter, instagram, etc;
4. Photos of holidays/vacations/trips take together;
5. evidence that you and your partner have declared your relationship to government bodies, commercial/public institutions or authorities;
6. joint membership of organisations or groups, eg:- gym, sports clubs.

NATURE OF COMMITMENT TO EACH OTHER:-
1. Knowledge of each other’s personal circumstances (for example, background and family situation, which could be established at interview);
2. Intention that your relationship will be long-term (for example, the extent to which you have combined your affairs);
3. The terms of your wills; or
4. Correspondence and itemised phone accounts to show that contact was maintained during any period of separation.

EVIDENCE OF HOUSEHOLD:-
1. Your living arrangements;
2. A statement outlining the basis on which responsibility for housework is distributed;
3. Joint ownership or joint rental of the residence in which you live;
4. Joint utilities accounts (electricity, gas, telephone);
5. Joint responsibility for bills for day-to-day living expenses;
6. Joint responsibility for children; or
7. Correspondence addressed to both you and your partner at the same address.

All these are taken from the partner migration booklet link to which is mentioned below:-
http://www.immi.gov.au/allforms/pdf/1127.pdf
The above information is taken from pages 39-40.


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I have written a detailed history of our relation on word doc ad not in a stat declaration form.it is ok? Do i need to get it attested?

thanks a lot in advance!
Statutory Declaration can ONLY be filled by Australian citizens or permanent residents hence the applicant cannot fill it.
My husband and I both prepared a statement (individually) explaining our relationship and our commitment to each other. I also prepared a flow-chart explaining how our relationship developed. The flow-chart had things like first time we met, when my husband added me on facebook, the first time we chatted on MSN, (yeah, we use to chat on MSN....haha , its a thing of the past), our first date, etc. ect.

So the detailed history you've prepared should be enough. Make sure you date and sign it at the bottom.
They DON'T need to be attested, just signed by the person writing them.

Hope this helps. Good Luck!!

Kind Regards,
Becky

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Hey Becky,

Thanks a lot for putting in so much effort into helping others. My doubts are cleared now. Good to know that almost nothing needs certified-saves a lot of money and time.
anyway thx a lot again and wish you good luck for your visa :-)


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Hey Becky,

Thanks a lot for putting in so much effort into helping others. My doubts are cleared now. Good to know that almost nothing needs certified-saves a lot of money and time.
anyway thx a lot again and wish you good luck for your visa :-)
No worries happy to help.
Thanks for your kind wishes. Good Luck to you too!!

Kind Regards,
Becky

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Old 08-17-2014, 09:33 PM
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Hi again Becky! Sorry to bother u so much...just wanted to ask one more question.

So after paying for the online application, I got an automated reply in my email. I think I read somewhere that if u are eligible to apply for partner visa, they get back to u in a week and tell u to upload documents. Is it true or should I just start uploading anyway?

thank you


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Old 08-17-2014, 10:49 PM
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Should allow you to start uploading documents almost straight away. We applied and started uploading documents in the same night.

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