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I got a Police check done and I don't even need it


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Old 07-07-2011, 12:34 PM
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I got a Police check done and I don't even need it

I am so stupid. I'm the Australian sponsor and I paid to get an Australian police check without even realising that I didn't even need one.
I just kept seeing in doubles for this visa, as in "two birth certificates (one for me, one for him), two lots of passport photos, two declarations, two application forms....TWO POLICE CHECKS - WRONG!" arghh! Did anyone else make this stupid mistake? Please make me feel better


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Nope didn't make that mistake, but I can totally see how you did it. Nothing to feel stupid about.

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Old 07-07-2011, 11:11 PM
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I am so stupid. I'm the Australian sponsor and I paid to get an Australian police check without even realising that I didn't even need one.
I just kept seeing in doubles for this visa, as in "two birth certificates (one for me, one for him), two lots of passport photos, two declarations, two application forms....TWO POLICE CHECKS - WRONG!" arghh! Did anyone else make this stupid mistake? Please make me feel better
I didn't make this mistake but I did request a residence certificate from Italy and even had it officially translated .... it was NOT needed! So I guess I wasted $80 for the translation + $50 to issue the damn thing!

I am so brain dead sometimes!

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Old 07-07-2011, 11:46 PM
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did not make that mistake, but at least they are not too expensive

i did pay $50 to get my partner's birth certificate NAATI translated into english. the australian website says this is required but the berlin embassy website says it's not. i wonder who is right.


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Old 07-08-2011, 12:04 AM
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did not make that mistake, but at least they are not too expensive

i did pay $50 to get my partner's birth certificate NAATI translated into english. the australian website says this is required but the berlin embassy website says it's not. i wonder who is right.
The Australian guys are right, if they are the ones processing!!!

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Old 07-08-2011, 12:40 AM
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it will be processed in berlin.. so who to believe!!?!

something else i found funny.. i paid the application fee here in australia because it was cheaper, and the form 47 said to attached a 'certified copy' of the receipt. but the receipt was sent as a pdf via email. the JP ended up asking me to print it out and then make a photocopy of the print out and certified that as the copy.

whatever makes them happy!!


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Well, if they have children, the sponor needs a police check. So, you are not totally crazy.

It just goes to show how much this process can mess with your senses, doesn't it?

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haha thanks guys, maybe we're all a bit crazy poor francesco!!


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It just goes to show how much this process can mess with your senses, doesn't it?
Messes with the head for sure. You second guess everything.
I do wonder why i have to get a police check for my own flesh and blood though.


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Old 11-28-2011, 01:56 AM
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it will be processed in berlin.. so who to believe!!?!

something else i found funny.. i paid the application fee here in australia because it was cheaper, and the form 47 said to attached a 'certified copy' of the receipt. but the receipt was sent as a pdf via email. the JP ended up asking me to print it out and then make a photocopy of the print out and certified that as the copy.

whatever makes them happy!!
Wow! Something I totally overlooked and was not mentioned when I paid in person.

One would think that they would simply type in the receipt number to confirm payment.

Yet another totally unnecessary thing to do, imho!


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