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Old 06-01-2011, 01:08 AM
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Birthday / Personal Cards

Should you send in the original Birthday Card or Personal Cards you have given to your partner to DIAC? Or is a photocopy of the inside of the card fine?

Do they have to certified themselves?

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Old 06-01-2011, 01:38 AM
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Only Police clearance certificates need to be originals. The bday cards and even invites etc can be photo copies and do not need to be certified.

You most defiantly need to certify documents such as birth certificates etc.. I would recommend doing that at a police station to avoid complications.

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Old 06-01-2011, 12:39 PM
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During the application process for my partner's Defacto visa we were very clearly told by staff at Australia House in London that if you have 'official' documentation ie. bank statements, leases, bills, stat decs, photos, that can clearly substantiate the genuineness of relationship that its not really worth going to the trouble of submitting cards, etc in your application. The reality of cards is that they could be written by anyone at any time so don't really hold much weight in comparison to other documents that they request. Of course this is just what we were told and there does appear to be individual differences between different processing offices and case officers themselves. It may be worth calling to office that you will be applying to and asking for their perspective on this. From my personal experience we submitted the documents that were requests and our visa was approved. I'm sure some people on here would disagree with my opinion and say the more documentation you can submit the better but personally i would suggest going for 'quality' documentation over 'quantity' documentation and if you have the documents that they require and they are satisfied that the relationship in genuine and continuing then no need to go to the trouble of copying copious birthday cards and valentines day cards to submit with the application.

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