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Old 04-07-2011, 05:16 AM
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UK supporting stat decs

Hi everyone,

Apologies for bringing this up again in a post as I'm sure its been answered a hundred times, I just want everything clear in my head!

I'm from the UK and applying for my defacto visa onshore. I'm putting together my application now and am getting friends and family to do their stat decs. I have aussie family and my partners aussie family who will do theirs on form 888. They will have their form witnessed by the same person who certifies their passport. I was thinking the pharacist or a policeman as I live near both. Does that work? Can it be the same person?

I also have a lot of friends from the UK who lived here last year and know me and my partner. I'm asking them to write their stat decs on plain paper as I know it doesn't legally hold much weight as they're not aussie. They are also now back in the UK.

So...I ask them to write it on plain paper, then they sign it in front of a witness who is...? A notary public? A solicitor? Does it have to be someone this official and expensive even though its just a supporting stat dec?

So then they have a copy of their passport stamped and certified, by...??? Is the post office ok to do that? Can it be the same person who witnessed the signing of the form?

One last thing, I have an aussie friend who is living in the UK that I would like to do a stat dec for me. As he is aussie his stat dec will hold more weight and is legally recognised as a stat dec? So who should he get to sign and witness his docs? Is it the same person as my UK friends or someone even more official? Ideally I'd like my mates to go together and get their stat decs witnessed and passports certified at the same time by one person for free!

If anyone can spell it out for me as my head is frying - that would be so helpful!

Again apologies as I know different varients of this question have been asked over and over. Ideally if someone accessible such as a doctor or pharmacist could do all of the above that would be so easy for my friends.

Thanks


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Old 04-07-2011, 07:52 AM
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Hi there,
I'm doing my husband's application from the UK, and for people over here I've not bothered to have their statements certified/witnessed - just had them sign them & date, with an address. Only my husband & I have our stat decs formally witnessed on the form by a solicitor (who also certified our documents).


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And also if you can find anywhere that'll witness for your friends here in the UK for free, let me know! We were looking at paying a ridiculous amount (over £200) to get our friends' ones witnessed!!!



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Hi everyone,

Apologies for bringing this up again in a post as I'm sure its been answered a hundred times, I just want everything clear in my head!

I'm from the UK and applying for my defacto visa onshore. I'm putting together my application now and am getting friends and family to do their stat decs. I have aussie family and my partners aussie family who will do theirs on form 888. They will have their form witnessed by the same person who certifies their passport. I was thinking the pharacist or a policeman as I live near both. Does that work? Can it be the same person?

I also have a lot of friends from the UK who lived here last year and know me and my partner. I'm asking them to write their stat decs on plain paper as I know it doesn't legally hold much weight as they're not aussie. They are also now back in the UK.

So...I ask them to write it on plain paper, then they sign it in front of a witness who is...? A notary public? A solicitor? Does it have to be someone this official and expensive even though its just a supporting stat dec?

So then they have a copy of their passport stamped and certified, by...??? Is the post office ok to do that? Can it be the same person who witnessed the signing of the form?

One last thing, I have an aussie friend who is living in the UK that I would like to do a stat dec for me. As he is aussie his stat dec will hold more weight and is legally recognised as a stat dec? So who should he get to sign and witness his docs? Is it the same person as my UK friends or someone even more official? Ideally I'd like my mates to go together and get their stat decs witnessed and passports certified at the same time by one person for free!

If anyone can spell it out for me as my head is frying - that would be so helpful!

Again apologies as I know different varients of this question have been asked over and over. Ideally if someone accessible such as a doctor or pharmacist could do all of the above that would be so easy for my friends.

Thanks


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Old 04-08-2011, 02:10 AM
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£200 that is ridiculous! I'm in Australia and so far there is lots of to-ing and fro-ing with documents, especially my UK police check!

Does anyone else know of anyone in the UK that can witness and certify my friends stat decs and passport copies for cheap or even free? Can pharmacists do it like here in Oz?

Also do the stat decs need to be certified or is it just the passport copies? I want to do everything as legitimately as I can!

Thanks again


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Old 04-08-2011, 07:39 AM
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If you're in australia, then statutory decs need to be certified. If in the UK, I'd only bother with the ones that you & your partner do. Friends and family should just sign, address and date theirs.

Definitely passports need certifying, as do birth certificates and your marriage certificate (if you're married). In the UK, only Solicitors, notary public, JPs etc can certify. It's a bummer.




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£200 that is ridiculous! I'm in Australia and so far there is lots of to-ing and fro-ing with documents, especially my UK police check!

Does anyone else know of anyone in the UK that can witness and certify my friends stat decs and passport copies for cheap or even free? Can pharmacists do it like here in Oz?

Also do the stat decs need to be certified or is it just the passport copies? I want to do everything as legitimately as I can!

Thanks again


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