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Old 07-01-2011, 02:05 PM
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Question re travel history for Partner visa

Hi folks,

Just having trouble deciding how to explain my husband's travel history in the partner application...

Basically he has worked as a tour guide for the past 8 years, travelling through 5 countries on every three week tour. So you can see that's a lot of border crossings...

We're planning to provide a statement to this effect, as well as photocopies of the first, middle and last page of all the passports he has been through (five and counting...) to establish this fact.

Any comments on whether this would sufficiently address this component of the application? If we had to, we could submit a copy of every page of every passport he has had, but that would be 100 pages+ easy. Likwise, if we had to we could itemise all his trips, but again it just seems unneccesary and a massive amount of work and pages.

Advice please!

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Old 07-02-2011, 04:38 AM
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Hi there

I would think that DIAC would accept the steps you're taking to show his travel history. If they are still not satisfied with that, they would probably ask to see the original passports anyway.

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Old 07-02-2011, 11:49 AM
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We have a similar issue - my partner and I met while working on cruise ships in the US and travelled every week to between 3-6 different countries. We've been to Mexico about 80 times, but only for 8-10 hours each trip! He did this for 7 years so you can imagine the countries he visited. Also, our passports never got stamped in the countries we visited on the ship, only if we stayed behind or entered by plane. Not sure how we're going to present this info, though I like your ideas. Anyone have any other suggestions?


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Old 07-03-2011, 12:12 AM
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If the passport wasn't stamped then he wasn't there. I would list at the appropriate Q. no. details of all trips so stamped in the passport.


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Old 07-04-2011, 02:35 AM
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Please update your flag here .

We had a similar situation. We copied the layout of the form in an excel spreadsheet ( Country, date in, date out, reason etc) and filled in the spreadsheet - rather than writing this on the form paper. We put in all the details, even countries he was in for less than 24 hours, for the last five years.

It took several hours to complete, but it was easier to read than if we had handwritten this and we would never have had enough room anyway.

We stapled the spreadsheet to the form on the page that this information was to be written on.

This spreadsheet has not been queried, nor have we been asked to provide any additional information other than what was written - although clearly we have the passport stamps to validate this.


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Old 07-04-2011, 03:32 AM
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If the passport wasn't stamped then he wasn't there. I would list at the appropriate Q. no. details of all trips so stamped in the passport.
this is exactly what DIAC told me when i called them

my partner lives near a country border in europe so it is normal for her to nip across to a different country to meet a friend for coffee, then nip across another border to a third country to pick something up from the shops.

so we just listed the countries with stamps in her passports, plus a few 'example' trips she has made to the other countries.

haven't heard back yet if they accepted this, but that is what the advice was.


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