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Old 06-26-2011, 11:38 PM
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Good morning all,

I have a question about certified copies that need to supplied for the defacto subclass 820 visa application.

It says in the Partner Booklet the following:

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Do not supply original documents with your application unless asked to do so. If an original document is required at any stage, the department will ask for it. Please note that police checks are the exception. You must provide original police checks. You should provide ‘certified copies’ of original documents. ‘Certified copies’ are copies authorised, or stamped as being true copies of originals, by a person or agency recognised by the law of the country in which you currently reside. All Australian missions have the facility to certify or witness documents and statutory declarations if necessary (this service may attract a charge). For certification in Australia, see the indicative list of persons on the next page under ‘Who can witness statutory declarations and/or form 888’.


So basically any copies of documents need to be certified? Does this apply just to the identification documents of the sponsor and applicant (passport, payslips, tax assessments, etc) or also of copies of utility bills, copies of lease agreements, etc?

Thanks in advance.

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They are talking mainly about the important documents, such as birth certs and marriage certs. etc.

All of the other evidence of a shared household e.g. bank statements, bills, travel receipts can be originals. Just make sure you copy them for your own records. My partner's CO actually handed back some original evidence, like our lease agreements, as they were still current, after she made a copy of them.

Also, make sure the PCC is original.

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They are talking mainly about the important documents, such as birth certs and marriage certs. etc.

All of the other evidence of a shared household e.g. bank statements, bills, travel receipts can be originals. Just make sure you copy them for your own records. My partner's CO actually handed back some original evidence, like our lease agreements, as they were still current, after she made a copy of them.

Also, make sure the PCC is original.
Thanks Aussiegirl.

So anything that isn't an original I will have certified. I'd rather not give originals of my bank statements so I'll definitely have those certified.

About the PCC, alas I was one of the fortunate ones that needed PCC from three different countries and yes I will give the originals of those!

Cheers, nearly there... plan to lodge the second week of July!

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Copies of non-important documents don't have to be certified, so you don't need to certify copies of the bank statements. Just give them photocopies.

Also, in your application cover letter, if you give them original statements and other non-essential docs, you can ask to have them back. They usually hand back evidence once it's been assessed.

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(I sent in an original birth certificate! This was deliberate because I had ordered a replacement original specifically for my visa, so I ordered two replacements and sent one. However the processing officer kindly assumed I did it accidentally, and returned it).
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When applying for PMV [Sub class 300], do I need to send the original passport ? Because when I applied for Tourist visa, I had to submit the original passport.

I plan to apply for Tourist visa again once I have lodged PMV...so I assume I will need to have the passport with me to travel if tourist visa is approved..

Any help or thoughts ?


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Originally Posted by francesco_totti View Post
Good morning all,

I have a question about certified copies that need to supplied for the defacto subclass 820 visa application.

It says in the Partner Booklet the following:

Certified copies
Do not supply original documents with your application unless asked to do so. If an original document is required at any stage, the department will ask for it. Please note that police checks are the exception. You must provide original police checks. You sho
uld provide ‘certified copies’ of original documents. ‘Certified copies’ are copies authorised, or stamped as being true copies of originals, by a person or agency recognised by the law of the country in which you currently reside. All Australian missions have the facility to certify or witness documents and statutory declarations if necessary (this service may attract a charge). For certification in Australia, see the indicative list of persons on the next page under ‘Who can witness statutory declarations and/or form 888’.


So basically any copies of documents need to be certified? Does this apply just to the identification documents of the sponsor and applicant (passport, payslips, tax assessments, etc) or also of copies of utility bills, copies of lease agreements, etc?

Thanks in advance.

FT


Hi rancesco_totti; in my undestanding about certified copies is all your documents like the photocopy of your partner's passport and the travel pages,birth certificate,marriage cert.or divorce cert. if applicable, and other evindences proving your relationship should be stand or sign by the JP or other qualified person can witness your claim,see the statutory declarations form there are the list there of the person can witness..

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When applying for PMV [Sub class 300], do I need to send the original passport ? Because when I applied for Tourist visa, I had to submit the original passport.

I plan to apply for Tourist visa again once I have lodged PMV...so I assume I will need to have the passport with me to travel if tourist visa is approved..

Any help or thoughts ?
Hi ebinmoothedam,
Just submit certified copies of your passport for PMV application.

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Dear IMkddj

Thanks for the information. Yes I will be submitting the certified copies of my passport. And when I apply for tourist visa separate, I will have to give the original passport.

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Dear IMkddj

Thanks for the information. Yes I will be submitting the certified copies of my passport. And when I apply for tourist visa separate, I will have to give the original passport.

ebin
Hiya,
Yes you're right! You have to submit your passport along with TV application. I also applied TV a week after lodging PMV. And it was granted. Good luck to you!

Cheers,
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