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Old 05-31-2011, 01:51 AM
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Stat Decs

Hi everyone,

I'm starting to get together my stat decs (its taking ages to collect them from people, glad I left it about 2/3 months!) and have run into a problem.

By the way I'm applying onshore for my defacto visa.

My mate is from the UK and her bf is Aussie, they both live in the UK. He was good enough to go to an Aussie consulate and get his stat dec witnessed but she couldn't get time off work and so got hers witnessed by a policeman that she knows. I know this makes hers not legal but its the best she could do and its so difficult to get this done in the UK.

Anyway both of them have forgotten to get the copies of their passports signed! So my UK mate is going to ask her policeman friend to do it, but her bf can't get to the consulate again because of work.

He knows a nurse over here in Australia that could do it for him and who knows him. Would it be ok for him to email her a copy of his passport and then she send itto me? I can't forsee any problems with this but wondered what you all thought? Is a nurse able to sign off on this as its a medical profession?

Thanks so much


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Old 05-31-2011, 02:39 AM
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look in the list of people who can witness it.. there lies your answer.

if it is not properly witnessed then they will probably ignore the whole stat dec.. so it might be worth getting time off work to get it properly witnessed


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Old 05-31-2011, 06:04 AM
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Yes I've read the list and where it does say a medical practitioner I guess that would mean a nurse... however the nurse wouldn't be the same person who has witnessed the stat dec being signed. Do you think that would matter?

Also my friend thinks that even though it states medical practitioner they need to be signed off as being a JP, I haven't heard that anywhere else, I thought in Australia so long as they're a nurse, doctor, dentist etc they're able to witness and certfiy documents?


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In australia the person who signs you off doesnt necessarily have to be a JP, as long as their profession is on the list then just go ahead.

I dont think it matters that the person who signed off the declaration is the same one who signed off the copy of the passport.

As for emailing a copy off, it sounds dodgy because technically that person has to see the original in order to certify the copy. Cant you find JP's anywhere near where you work or live?

I think just take the time out and get the documents certified properly because it would be annoying having to do it all again.


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Old 05-31-2011, 07:58 AM
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i think a medical practitioner means a doctor, not a nurse..

it's worth phoning DIAC to confirm their requirements because it'd probably result in a lengthy delay if you don't have your paperwork in order.


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Old 05-31-2011, 08:56 AM
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Hi and thanks for your suggestions.

I'm going to ask my friend if he can go back to the consulate and do it but he's already had 2 months to get it done so fingers crossed he'll get it back in time for me in 4 weeks when it needs to be sent off! Plus its coming from the UK too and I'm in Australia.

I have all my paperwork in order, just waiting on those declarations on people is so frustrating! For anyone else reading get them done the earlier the better! I left 2/3 months and still doesn't seem to be enough!


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