Spouse Visa Requirements Checklist – Joshua and Lei

Clients: Joshua and Lei

 

How to use the list:

= you need

= you've provided

 = you do NOT need

Click on the links to get more information

 

Applicant

(the person who is applying for the visa)  

 

 Passport bio page for applicant, including migrating dependent children, AND copies of ALL STAMPED PASSPORT PAGES!

 Recent passport photos of the applicant, and any migrating dependent children, with names written on backs (any colour background is OK)

 *PSA Birth Certificates for applicant, and for any dependent children (whether migrating or not) issued by PSA Office on Security Paper. CLEAR COLOUR COPIES. 

*NB. If birth is “late registered”, a Baptismal certificate AND elementary school records (form 137-E) AND secondary school records (137-A). CLEAR COLOUR COPIES. VERY IMPORTANT!

□ If any minor children (17yrs and below) are migrating without both parents, a Form 1229 from the non-migrating parent authorising those children to migrate, and a copy of the non-migrating parent’s ID with photograph and signature. If no other custodial parent, evidence of this (please discuss)!

□ PSA-issued CENOMAR (Certificate of No Marriage) if unmarried, and also for migrating and non-migrating dependents 16 years and over. Original or CLEAR COLOUR COPY .

□ If applicant has been previously married, an original or clear colour copy of PSA marriage certificate on PSA Security Paper with annotation in the margin if annulled*.

*Include (a) original petition for annulment, (b) decision record and (c) certificate of finality

□ Or Divorce papers from Australia (or other countries). Certified copies or originals.

□ Or original or clear copy of PSA Death Certificate of former spouse on PSA Security Paper (if from Philippines), or ordinary death certificate if from Australia or other countries.

 NBI certificate marked “Valid for overseas travel” and including valid thumbprint and dry seal for applicant, and for all dependents 16 years and over. TOP copy only. Not the “PERSONAL copy”!

□ Original or certified copy of police clearances from all OTHER countries where the applicant has lived for 12> months in total in the last 10 years

Medical and X-ray examinations by Embassy-approved doctor (we will give you a letter and information for this when it needs to be done, ie. this is always done AFTER the application lodgement)

 □ Attend CFO Seminar. This is a legal requirement (Philippines Law). The seminar must be attended AFTER the visa grant (or before a MARRIED applicant applies for a passport), a certificate and a passport sticker obtained. Details from www.cfo.gov.ph. We do NOT advise on CFO issues or requirements.

Note:

• “Certified Copy” means to take the ORIGINAL DOCUMENT and a PHOTOCOPY to an ATTORNEY or Notary Public and getting the COPY certified as a true copy of the original. Do NOT take to the DFA. Do NOT photocopy or scan and email the certified copy!

• Do NOT send the “PERSONAL COPY” (bottom section) of the NBI Clearance. And you MUST send the original! If you need an NBI Clearance for a passport or other purpose, order two copies and send us one of them!

• All PSA documents must be originals or CLEAR colour copies that can be easily read.

 

SPONSOR

(the Australian who sponsor’s the applicant from overseas)

 Recent passport photographs of the sponsor

✔ Birth Certificate 

 Passport ID page (certified copy)

✔ Evidence that sponsor is Permanent Resident/Citizen – Citizenship certificate or visa sticker (certified), visa grant letter or Australian Birth Certificate

 Evidence of sponsor’s civil (ie. marital) status:

□ Certified copy of Single Status Certificate/Certificate of Singleness/No Record Result

□ Certified copy of divorce papers (ALL divorces…..not just the last one)

□ Certified copy of Death Certificate of former spouse

□ If the sponsor is an Eligible New Zealand Citizen, the sponsor must undergo (a) a medical examination and (b) submit Police Clearances from Australia and (c) New Zealand

  Evidence of sponsor’s income, eg. last two tax returns (certified copies) OR 5-6 recent payslips, OR dated employment income certification, OR accountant’s statement for last two years

✔ Police Clearance (certified or original) – full disclosure, and from any country lived in for 12 months of more over the last 10 years 

 

Relationship Evidence

(both of you need to contribute to this)

Extensive evidence of relationship, as per the supporting documents we’ve supplied you with. Scanned coloured copies of documents. Plain (not certified) copies of emails, chat logs, Skype logs, text messages, letters, cards, photos, travel itineraries, boarding passes, money transfers, hotel & other receipts etc. Email this to us. Do not send original documents.

Guides:

 Emails, Chat, Phone, Calls 

 Relationship Photos

A signed statement from the APPLICANT and another from the SPONSOR outlining the history and the development of the relationship (ie. one each! We need two different signed statements in own words.) Do NOT cheat and have one of you write both copies. These are very important documents! 

Sample document, click HERE

 Form 888 (at least 2 filled-out forms or more) filled out and signed by friend/relative who is Australian Citizen/Permanent Resident, accompanied with birth certificate or passport certified copy. Logically it will be the Australian sponsor who will organise this, and not the overseas applicant. 

  Details of Relationship 

✔ Statutory Declaration from including Nature of Commitment, Household, Social and Financial 

  Signed Client and Sponsor Declaration Regarding Communication Evidence

If married already:

Marriage Certificate  Official certificate, and not commemorative/decorative one.

If in a defacto relationship (including same-sex relationships) ie. “living together”

□ EXTENSIVE evidence that you have lived together and been in the de facto relationship for 12 months or more, and if separated that it was only temporary. Look to Guidebook for examples.

If engaged to be married in Australia

□ A letter from an authorised marriage celebrant indicating that a wedding has been booked (do not send a Notice of Intent to Marry!). Include: (a) both names, (b) wedding date, and (c) wedding location, and (d) must be signed. Please note that it is in your interest that the intended date of marriage be within 8 - 12 months from the application date, to allow for the visa processing time.

Visitor/Tourist Visa (IF applied-for WITH the partner visa*) – Additional Requirements

□ A letter of support from the sponsor (we will send you a template letter to be signed and returned)

Feel free to discuss this option with us. Maybe 85% of our partner visa applicants also apply for a tourist visa at the same time. You get to spend MOST of the waiting time together instead of being apart for 6 months, which gives the applicant time to get used to Australia before moving permanently. The ideal loneliness cure!

 

Additional Requirements

Applicant:

✔ Scanned copy of old and new passports - All pages

✔ Family Composition Form  

Sponsor:

✔ Scanned copy of old and new passports - All pages

✔ Family Composition Form

☑ Form 1359 International Movement Request form - for signing

Applicant and Sponsor:

  Reviewed and signed Spouse Visa application form

  Reviewed and signed Sponsorship application form - I'll be sending this document for your review and signing

  Child's Birth Certificate 

Other:

✔ Signed Statutory Declaration from Parent/s that Sponsor and Applicants reside in their home and are financially supported 

Notes

12 Aug 2019: Received the following documents:

- NBI Clearance Valis Until 15 Jan 2020

- Child's Birth Certificate

- Commemorative Marriage Certificate (advised client to request for BDM certificate)

- Sponsor's Birth Certificate

Received documents already in file:

- Applicant Birth Certificate

- Applicant's Parent's No marriage PSA certificate

14 Aug 2019: Received the following document:

- BDM Marriage Certificate

- Answers to some questions in the application form

16 Aug 2019: Received the following documents:

- Joshua's History of relationship

- Evidence of Obtaining NBI and WA NPC (need to obtain AFP NPC)

17 Aug 2019:

- Received Lei's History of relationship and Joshua's modified History of relationship

- Lei and Joshua's reviewed History of relationship (review 1 for Lei, Review 2 for Joshua)

- Received Some Photo Evidences - need more photos

- Provided tutorial on how to obtain FB convo and informed sponsor who can be a qualified Form 888 witness

18 Aug 2019: Followup on documents sent to Lei. They are sick in the household

19 Aug 2019:

- Received Lei and Joshua updated history of relationship

- Received Photos- ALL GOOD NOW

- Received FB convo (until 2016 only) - confirmed they need to do a statutory declaration informing that FB user is Joshua and any gaps on their conversation

- Sent back  Lei and Joshua final history of relationship for signing

19 Aug 2019:

- Lei confirmed that she cannot get skype messages/ phone logs still in request

- Form 888 still pending

- Sent Statutory declaration of parents confirming residence in their family home and financial support

- Followup again on other documents

21 August Received the following documents:

- Updated FB messages (2014-2019 but not every month)
- Scanned copy of passports (Joshua and Lei)
- Draft of Form 888
- Signed History of Relationship (Joshua and Lei) (Just the last page)
- Family Composition Form (not signed yet - still have questions about it)
- Declaration regarding communication evidence form (signed)
- Passport photograph (Lei)
Sent back reviewed form 888
22 August Received the following documents:
 detailed history of relationship
Family Composition Form signed
Sent back:
- Reviewed detailed history of relationship
23 August
Received: 
- Partial Bank statement (personal)
- AFP NPC Request receipt
Sent:
- Spouse Visa Application form Draft for review
- Reviewed history of relationship Lei
- Statutory Declaration Partner draft
- Parents Statutory Declaration draft
- Invoice for Balance and Payment
24 August
Received:
- Remaining Bank statement (personal)
- Payment for Balance and Visa Fee
Sent:
- Spouse Visa Application form Draft v2 for review
25 August
Received:
- Joshua plane tickets
26 August
Received:
- New Parent Statutory Declaration as Lexi as the witness
- Partner Statutory Declaration as Lexi as the witness (last page)
- Lexi's passport page / citizenship certificate 
- Form 888 Leo
27 August (VISA LODGED)
Received:
Form 888 Lexi
Sent
IMMI Acknowledgement
- Visa application Charge receipt
- Record of Responses
- Bridging Visa Grant 
Other:
- Form 1359 International Movement Request form for signing

 

How to send

  • Scan original documents in colour
  • For non-colour document, document needs to be certified first then scanned
  • Documents should be in PDF format. Preferably 1 file per document because online form has a maximum 60 documents per application. 
  • File should be max 5MB in size.
  • Email to info@australiandreamvisa.com (preferred delivery method)

 

What's next? The partner visa process

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Student Visa Requirements Checklist – MJPecson

Client/s: M Pecson

 

How to use the list:

= you need

= you've provided

 = you do NOT need

Click on the links to get more information

 

Applicant

 

Download PDF Checklist

Notes

 

 

 

How to send

  • Scan original documents in colour
  • For non-colour document, document needs to be certified first then scanned
  • Documents should be in PDF format. Preferably 1 file per document because online form has a maximum 60 documents per application. 
  • File should be max 5MB in size.
  • Email to info@australiandreamvisa.com (preferred delivery method)

What's next? The student visa process

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Partner Visa — The Process

What do we do, and what do you have to do?

 

First and foremost we're professional migration agents. We're good at what we do. So stand back and let us take care of the process. You don't have to research anything, nor do you have to fill out forms. And you definitely don't need to keep your questions and concerns to yourselves. Ask! That's what we're here for.

 

Step one

 

We need to get some forms signed. The Form 956 is a Departmental agents authority form. We need this so we may represent you, and so the Department will talk to us about your case. There's also a representation agreement form, which is a contract of services. And we need a downpayment.

 

Step two

 

We need all your personal information. We need this ASAP because we can't assess you properly without this. A lot of the questions may sound silly, but we have to ask them. So please don't leave anything out!

 

Step three

 

Once we've assessed you, we'll be giving you a list of documents and evidence of your relationship which we need for your application. We'll also give you all the backup documentation and online support you need. So basically, at this point you're doing your homework with us there as tutors.

 

Step four

 

You get the documents and evidence from you. You can send in one go, or several goes. We'll check it all thoroughly and see if it's ready for lodging. If not enough, or if something's wrong, we'll tell you so it can be corrected.

 

Step five

 

Once we have everything, we'll complete your application forms. We probably have additional questions for you. We'll get your signatures. We'll write a legal submission. And we'll put the application together so it's ready to submit. And at this point (or before) we need final payment.

 

Step six

 

We submit the application to the Department. Thus ends the application process!

 

Step seven

 

We liaise with the Department from this point on. Anytime we hear from them, we'll let you know.

- They will send us an acknowledgement of your application. We will email this to you.

- They will request Medical and XRAY tests. We will send you forms and details.

- They may require additional information. If they do, we'll let you know immediately.

- They will finally let us know when the visa is granted (or if it's refused, which remains a possibility). We will also let you know immediately.

 

Please note that "we will let you know immediately" anytime we hear from them. The most pointless question in the world is "Do you have any news.....?" If we do, you will already know! Yes, we know it's stressful. But asking us a question which will end in "No" won't change this. Consider a tourist visa, so at least you won't be alone!

Strange, annoying and potentially destructive things that clients have done (which we hope you won't do!)

 

- Leaving out information, or putting wrong information, on the questionnaire (eg. Wrong dates on previous visa applications, wrong dates of birth, leaving out kids details altogether). And this includes lying! This can result in an application that gets rejected due to false information or attempted fraud.

 

- Supplying us with insufficient information or forgetting to sign things that need to be signed, or giving us outdated documents which have expiry dates, or nor getting documents certified that should be certified, or not supplying original documents when we need originals. This just wastes time, as we will never submit an application until it's ready.

 

- Getting guidance from relatives, or online forums, or from your own research (or guesswork). You paid for our services! We do this all day every day! Rely on our knowledge and experience! Ask!

 

- Using post services to send us documents or providing original documents instead of the scanning the document in colour. You risk the package (and your hard work) getting lost or delayed!

 

- Changing information on the application forms we send you. We want you to check the forms, let us know if there are any mistakes, and sign them. We're not asking you to teach us how to fill out forms! We know what we're doing, and you engaged our services because we do. (We just had somebody give us a table of contents and offer to arrange the application for us. Again, we know what we're doing.)

 

- We've already covered the "Have you heard anything...?" scenario.

 

- Asking us to "chase things up", or attempting to do it yourselves. Believe me, IF this worked I'd be doing it already. It doesn't. Every application in the system is top priority to the applicant. So why would they push yours to the front? I've never seen a single positive result gained by chasing up! Annoy them, and they may even go slower! A good application will go through it's natural course and be granted. Be patient.

 

When in doubt? Always ask! And please know that you're in good hands. We never give up on a client, and we really do are about the outcome of your application. Seeing grants come through is the best part of our job! We look forward to yours one day soon!

 

Spouse Visa Requirements Checklist – Gilda and Dane

Clients: Dane and Gilda Vesinger

 

How to use the list:

= you need

= you've provided

 = you do NOT need

Click on the links to get more information

 

Applicant

(the person who is applying for the visa)  

 

 Passport bio page for applicant, including migrating dependent children, AND copies of ALL STAMPED PASSPORT PAGES!

 Recent passport photos of the applicant, and any migrating dependent children, with names written on backs (any colour background is OK)

 *PSA Birth Certificates for applicant, and for any dependent children (whether migrating or not) issued by PSA Office on Security Paper. CLEAR COLOUR COPIES. - RMA has certified the copy of her birth certificate 10/4/2019

*NB. If birth is “late registered”, a Baptismal certificate AND elementary school records (form 137-E) AND secondary school records (137-A). CLEAR COLOUR COPIES. VERY IMPORTANT!

□ If any minor children (17yrs and below) are migrating without both parents, a Form 1229 from the non-migrating parent authorising those children to migrate, and a copy of the non-migrating parent’s ID with photograph and signature. If no other custodial parent, evidence of this (please discuss)!

□ PSA-issued CENOMAR (Certificate of No Marriage) if unmarried, and also for migrating and non-migrating dependents 16 years and over. Original or CLEAR COLOUR COPY .

□ If applicant has been previously married, an original or clear colour copy of PSA marriage certificate on PSA Security Paper with annotation in the margin if annulled*.

*Include (a) original petition for annulment, (b) decision record and (c) certificate of finality

□ Or Divorce papers from Australia (or other countries). Certified copies or originals.

□ Or original or clear copy of PSA Death Certificate of former spouse on PSA Security Paper (if from Philippines), or ordinary death certificate if from Australia or other countries.

 NBI certificate marked “Valid for overseas travel” and including valid thumbprint and dry seal for applicant, and for all dependents 16 years and over. TOP copy only. Not the “PERSONAL copy”!

 □ Original or certified copy of police clearances from all OTHER countries where the applicant has lived for 12> months in total in the last 10 years

Medical and X-ray examinations by Embassy-approved doctor (we will give you a letter and information for this when it needs to be done, ie. this is always done AFTER the application lodgement)

 □ Attend CFO Seminar. This is a legal requirement (Philippines Law). The seminar must be attended AFTER the visa grant (or before a MARRIED applicant applies for a passport), a certificate and a passport sticker obtained. Details from www.cfo.gov.ph. We do NOT advise on CFO issues or requirements.

Note:

• “Certified Copy” means to take the ORIGINAL DOCUMENT and a PHOTOCOPY to an ATTORNEY or Notary Public and getting the COPY certified as a true copy of the original. Do NOT take to the DFA. Do NOT photocopy or scan and email the certified copy!

• Do NOT send the “PERSONAL COPY” (bottom section) of the NBI Clearance. And you MUST send the original! If you need an NBI Clearance for a passport or other purpose, order two copies and send us one of them!

• All PSA documents must be originals or CLEAR colour copies that can be easily read.

 

SPONSOR

(the Australian who sponsor’s the applicant from overseas)

 Recent passport photographs of the sponsor

✔ Birth Certificate 

 Passport ID page (certified copy)

  Evidence that sponsor is Permanent Resident/Citizen – Citizenship certificate or visa sticker (certified), visa grant letter or Australian Birth Certificate

✔ Evidence of sponsor’s civil (ie. marital) status:

Certified copy of Single Status Certificate/Certificate of Singleness/No Record Result

Certified copy of divorce papers (ALL divorces…..not just the last one)

□ Certified copy of Death Certificate of former spouse

□ If the sponsor is an Eligible New Zealand Citizen, the sponsor must undergo (a) a medical examination and (b) submit Police Clearances from Australia and (c) New Zealand

✔ Evidence of sponsor’s income, eg. last two tax returns (certified copies) OR 5-6 recent payslips, OR dated employment income certification, OR accountant’s statement for last two years

Police Clearance from AFP (certified or original) – full disclosure, and from any country lived in for 12 months of more over the last 10 years 

 

Relationship Evidence

(both of you need to contribute to this)

Extensive evidence of relationship, as per the supporting documents we’ve supplied you with. Scanned coloured copies of documents. Plain (not certified) copies of emails, chat logs, Skype logs, text messages, letters, cards, photos, travel itineraries, boarding passes, money transfers, hotel & other receipts etc. Email this to us. Do not send original documents.

Guides:

 Emails, Chat, Phone, Calls - under review

 Relationship Photos

A signed statement from the APPLICANT and another from the SPONSOR outlining the history and the development of the relationship (ie. one each! We need two different signed statements in own words.) Do NOT cheat and have one of you write both copies. These are very important documents! 

 provided (Gilda and Dane's statements) - pending my review 

Sample document, click HERE

 Form 888 (at least 2 filled-out forms or more) filled out and signed by friend/relative who is Australian Citizen/Permanent Resident, accompanied with birth certificate or passport certified copy. Logically it will be the Australian sponsor who will organise this, and not the overseas applicant. Lynie's Form 888 and docs are good to go; Elizabeth Patricia's is good to go

  Details of Relationship - financial aspect and nature of household all goo. answers to other social aspect and nature of commitment pending

  Signed Client and Sponsor Declaration Regarding Communication Evidence

If married already:

Marriage Certificate (Issued on PSA security paper). Official certificate, and not commemorative/decorative one.

If in a defacto relationship (including same-sex relationships) ie. “living together”

□ EXTENSIVE evidence that you have lived together and been in the de facto relationship for 12 months or more, and if separated that it was only temporary. Look to Guidebook for examples.

If engaged to be married in Australia

□ A letter from an authorised marriage celebrant indicating that a wedding has been booked (do not send a Notice of Intent to Marry!). Include: (a) both names, (b) wedding date, and (c) wedding location, and (d) must be signed. Please note that it is in your interest that the intended date of marriage be within 8 - 12 months from the application date, to allow for the visa processing time.

Visitor/Tourist Visa (IF applied-for WITH the partner visa*) – Additional Requirements

□ A letter of support from the sponsor (we will send you a template letter to be signed and returned)

Feel free to discuss this option with us. Maybe 85% of our partner visa applicants also apply for a tourist visa at the same time. You get to spend MOST of the waiting time together instead of being apart for 6 months, which gives the applicant time to get used to Australia before moving permanently. The ideal loneliness cure!

 

Additional Requirements

Applicant:

N/A

Sponsor:

  Letter of character recommendation from work colleague, manager or supervisor, friend and patient – better if completed using statutory declaration form

Letter of character recommendation from son – better if completed using statutory declaration form

  Working with children’s check ID

  Certificate of employment

  Medical letter confirming child's ADHD 

  AFP NPC receipt

Applicant and Sponsor:

  Reviewed and signed Spouse Visa application form - I'll be sending this document next week for your review and signing

Notes

26 March - I received some of your wedding photos and other documents like flight itinerary, hotel bookings, bank statements and remittance receipts. But if it is possible to provide more documents to prove Extensive evidence of relationship.  9 April - Received the following from Dane:
  • Remittance Document 1
  • Remittance Document 2
  • Remittance iRemit Oct 2018
  • Flight Booking Oct-Nov 2014
  • 11 Photos - 3 pages
Received the following from Lynie - all her documents are good now:
  • Form 888 Signed
  • Citizenship Certificate
  • Passport
RMA has certified the copy of applicant's birth certificate 10/4/2019 10 April - Received various documents. reviewed napoleons form 888, returned with comments 11 April - Received various documents. reviewed dane's relationship history - returned with comments extensive evidence of relationship seems to look good now (but wont hurt to add more) except for skype chat logs and phone/text logs (pending request from service provider) 11 April - Received Gilda's history of relationship and dane's nature of household and financial aspects - sent review points 12 April - Received and reviewed form 888 - pending signatures 16 April - Received Viber Messages 24 April - Received Optus Call Logs, Dane's Relationship part 2 amendment 25 April - Received Skype History 26 April - Received Dane's NPC  29 April - Received Signed Form 888 - Elizabeth Patricia

How to send

  • Scan original documents in colour
  • For non-colour document, document needs to be certified first then scanned
  • Documents should be in PDF format. Preferably 1 file per document because online form has a maximum 60 documents per application. 
  • File should be max 5MB in size.
  • Email to info@australiandreamvisa.com (preferred delivery method)

 

What's next? The partner visa process

Click here to know more

Details of Relationship

Details of the relationship between the applicant and sponsor must be provided and should form the basis of the applicant's claim that their relationship with their sponsor is genuine and continuing See the guide below which includes tips and example of how to answer relevant questions 

Do the applicant and the sponsor have a mutual commitment to a shared life as husband and wife, or as de facto partners to the exclusion of all others?

Answer Yes

 

Give details of the financial aspects of the relationship.

Describe financial commitments you and your partner share, for example joint/individual bank accounts, ownership of property or other major assets, pooling of financial resources and sharing of day to day household expenses.

 

(Sample Entry)

 

MY WIFE AND I SHARE THE FINANCES AT HOME. I AM RESPONSIBLE FOR THE PAYMENT OF OUR HOME MORTGAGE WHICH IS $700 PER WEEK AND THE PAYMENT OF OUR AUTO LOAN PER FORTHNIGHT. MY WIFE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL OTHER EXPENSES AND BILLS IN THE HOUSE. I HAVE ATTACHED STATEMENT OF ACCOUNTS FROM OUR COMMONWEALTH BANK ACCOUNTS AND ING BANK ACCOUNT. WE HAVE ALSO ATTACHED OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS - CAR LOAN, UTILITY BILLS, HOME LOAN, ETC. 

 

Give details of the nature of the household.

Describe the nature of your household including any joint responsibility for the care and support of children, your living arrangements and sharing of the responsibility for housework.

 

(Sample Entry)

WE SPENT TIME APART WHILE WE WERE BOYFRIEND GIRLFRIEND BECAUSE WE ARE LIVING IN DIFFERENT COUNTRIES. NOW WE ARE TOGETHER IN ONE COUNTRY AND ONE HOUSE, I CAN SAY THAT WE ARE THE PERFECT PARTNER BECAUSE WE COMPLIMENT EACH OTHER. MY WIFE COOKS AND WASHES THE DISHES WHILE I DO MOSTLY ALL THE OTHER CHORES IN THE HOUSE LIKE CLEANING, GARDENING, LAUNDRY AND HANDYMAN WORK. WE DO NOT HAVE CHILDREN YET, BUT I BELIEVE THAT MY WIFE AND I WILL BE GREAT IN TAKING CARE OF OUR FUTURE CHILDREN. WE PLAN TO BE HANDS ON PARENTS.

NOW THAT I AM IN AUSTRALIA, WE ARE NOW LIVING IN A 4X2 HOME IN . THE HOUSE HAS BEEN BUILT AROUND END OF XXXBER 20XX IT'S JUST THE TWO OF US IN THE HOUSE. WHEN THE HOUSE WAS BUILT, WE LIVED WITH MY WIFE'S BROTHER'S FAMILY .  IT'S A 3X2 HOUSE AND WE OCCUPIED ONE OF THE ROOMS. BEFORE MY WIFE MET ME, SHE ALREADY BOUGHT THE LOT, SIGNED WITH A BUILDER AND FINALISED HER LOAN FOR THE HOUSE. WE WANTED TO INCLUDE MY NAME IN THE LOAN, HOWEVER KEYSTART SAID THAT WE WILL NEED TO REAPPLY FOR THE LOAN AGAIN. HENCE, WE DECIDED TO JUST HAVE THE MORTGAGE NAMED AFTER HER. MY WIFE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR OUR FINANCES THATS WHY MOST OF THE BILLS ARE NAMED AFTER HER. WE BOTH APPLIED FOR AN AUTO LOAN AND PURCHASED AN AUDI XX. WE PLANNED THIS PURCHASE TAKING INTO ACCOUNT THAT WE WOULD LIKE TO HAVE A BIG FAMILY. SEE ATTACHED DOCUMENTS RELATED TO THIS SECTION

 

Give details of the social aspects of the relationship.

Describe the social aspects of your relationship including social activities, attending special events or joint travel you and your partner undertake

 

(Sample Entry)

 I HAVE ATTACHED FOUR 888 DOCUMENTS: (1) - SHE'S OUR LONG TIME FRIEND (2) - WIFE’S OFFICEMATE AND FRIEND, I AM FRIENDS WITH HIS PARTNER XXX XXXX (3) - HE'S MY CLOSE AUSTRALIAN FRIEND AND WORKMATE (4)  - MY BROTHER-IN-LAW MY WIFE'S FAMILY AND FRIENDS AND THEIR FAMILY ARE OUR SOCIAL CIRCLE WHO ARE MOSTLY FILIPINOS. MY WIFE AND I ARE ALSO FRIENDS WITH MY WORK MATES AT XXXX. WE ARE ALSO PART OF THE XXXXXX CATHOLIC COMMUNITY IN PERTH. I AM PART OF THE XXXXX BASKETBALL AND WESTERN AUSTRALIA XXXXXXX COMMUNITY IN AUSTRALIA. MY WIFE IS MY GREATEST FAN, SHE WATCHES ME PLAY IN TOURNAMENTS. I ATTACHED LETTERS AND PHOTOS AS EVIDENCES. WE SPENT SOME TIME TRAVELLING TOGETHER IN XXX SO SHE WAS ABLE TO SEE MY LIFE IN XXXX. ALSO, SHE VISITED ME IN THE PHILIPPINES A FEW TIMES TO SPEND TIME WITH ME AND MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY.

 

Give details of the nature of the commitment the applicant and the sponsor have to each other.

Describe the nature of your commitment to each other including the degree of companionship and emotional support you draw from each other and whether you see the relationship as a long-term one.

 

(Sample Entry)

WE HAVE BEEN LIVING AS HUSBAND AND WIFE FOR MORE THAN 2 YEARS NOW. IT HAS BEEN A BLISSFUL MARRIAGE. MY WIFE IS VERY SUPPORTIVE OF MY DREAMS, ASPIRATIONS AND IS ALWAYS PRESENT FOR ME. I STRIVE TO BE THE BEST HUSBAND AND PROVIDER FOR HER. WHEN I GOT SICK AND GOT HOSPITALISED IN XXXXX, SHE WAS VERY CARING AND WAS THERE FOR ME EVERY STEP OF THE WAY. I AM VERY LUCKY TO HAVE A VERY LOVING WIFE AND I ASPIRE TO ALWAYS MAKE HER HAPPY.

SEE ATTACHED HISTORY OF RELATIONSHIP FOR MORE DETAILS

 

Give details of the development of the relationship between the applicant and the sponsor.

Describe how your relationship developed

(Sample Entry)

 

SEE ATTACHED HISTORY OF RELATIONSHIP FOR MORE DETAILS

 

What to avoid:

  • Providing dates that are incorrect and conflicting with other documents.
  • Statement more than 1999 characters.
  • References to working in Australia, which could be misconstrued as your intention in the relationship is financial gain.
  • References to supporting relatives, for the same reasons.
  • Any excessive references to money, again for the same reasons.
  • Fighting and arguing! Obviously all couples have their disagreements, but if the information you choose to include show excessive fighting and arguing, this could give the impression that your relationship isn’t stable.
  • Anything that could give the impression that you intend to be less than honest on the information you supply to us or to the Department. If they suspect you of lying or providing false information, they will certainly refuse the visa application.
  • Anything extreme or controversial should be left out. If you have political or religious views that are likely to cause offense to Case Officers, you should leave these things out.
  • Any racist comments should also be left out, and this includes comments about Australian women. Remember that some of the Case Officers are Australian women.

 

What is OK?

Romantic and cheesy stuff. References to money for travel and visa expenses. References to money for her living expenses, as long as it doesn’t cause an impression that this is what your relationship is based on!  References to her wanting to be in Australia to be with her fiancé/husband.  

 

What should you do?

The chances are you may have many hundreds or even thousands of words to type and a lot of evidences. Choose the best memories and provide the best detail. Since we are already providing a history of relationship written by both of you separately, we can mention that in the question so that you can provide more detail as the online form only allows 1999 characters. Send a draft copy first to us through email then we will review it.

Statutory Declaration

Basically this document contains the same information in the details of relationship. You can use this Commonwealth Form.

Click here for a Sample for Statutory Declaration regarding Relationship

How to send

  • Email draft to info@australiandreamvisa.com (preferred delivery method)

Major Change in Partner Visa (and other sponsored visa) 17th April

New legislation has recently been introduced that will significantly change whether an Australian Partner Visa application can be lodged whist the applicant is in Australia.

Passport Requirements for Partner Visa

You should provide a (certified) copy of the ID page of your PASSPORT. If you have been to Australia, you should also provide a copy of your visa grant notice.  Your sponsor needs to provide us with a certified copy of his passport too. He/she should also photocopy entry stamps in the passport as part of the proof that he/she has met you and spent time with you.

Do Not!

  • Do not send the original passport
  • Do not send black and white scanned copy
  • Do not send a file more than 5MB in size

How to send

  • Email (scanned in coloured PDF format not more than 5MB) to info@australiandreamvisa.com (preferred delivery method)

Police Clearances

Australia Police Clearances

 

All applicants over 16 years must supply a Police Clearance from ALL countries where they lived for more than 12 months. A Police Clearance is a certificate showing that you did not commit any crimes in any country that you lived over the last 10 years. You need to supply this for yourself, for your spouse and for any dependent children 16 years and over. This is a must!

 

If in Australia, you must apply to the Australian Federal Police for this clearance. You can find them on the web at www.afp.gov.au or ask us to email an application form to you. Note that you must put a CODE in the top right hand corner of the form. For immigration purposes, please put “33” in this box. And no, you are not required to provide fingerprints.

And also note that for SPONSORS they are mostly interested in whether you have a record for crimes against children under 18 and any domestic violence. 

 

Note for former overseas workers: If you worked overseas for more than 12 months in the last 10 years, you must get a police clearance from the country where you lived and worked. This also applies to sponsors of children under 18 if they have lived overseas for more than 12 months in the last 10 years.

 

NBI Clearances

 

For overseas police clearances, follow the directions for each country. And please note that these certificates have expiry dates. Make sure they are current, ie. they are only valid for 1 year! In Philippines this is known as an NBI (National Bureau of Investigation) CERTIFICATE.

And be sure to supply us with the ORIGINAL, and not the “Personal Copy” (like the one above).

And it must state that it is valid for overseas travel

How to send

  • Email (scanned in coloured PDF format not more than 5MB) to info@australiandreamvisa.com (preferred delivery method)

Marriage Certificates, Divorce Documents, Death Certificates etc

 

In Australia

This is a document from the Department of Births, Deaths and Marriages in your state which establishes that you are married. We need this as evidence of your marriage to the applicant.

Note that there are TWO different marriage certificates:

1. The “commemorative” one that you get on your wedding day

2. The official one that you get from the Department of Births, Deaths and Marriages

Be sure to send the official one! The commemorative one is useless.

 

For those divorced in Australia, we need the certificate of finality or Decree Nisi (whatever they happen to call it, as the names changed over the years), and we need copies from all divorces you have had. If you’ve been divorced three times, we need three divorce documents.

You can get copies from the Family Court of Australia if you can’t locate them

 

In Philippines

In Philippines, these should be obtained from the PSA (National Statistics Office).. NOT the copy from the Local Civil Registrar.

If your marriage was annulled, there will be an annotation in the margin of the marriage certificate. Please note that for Philippines annulments we also require you to supply: (a) original petition for annulment, (b) decision record and (c) certificate of finality.

 

Do Not!

  • Do not mail origina documents
  • Do not send scanned black and white document. 

 

How to send

  • Email (scanned in coloured PDF format not more than 5MB) to info@australiandreamvisa.com (preferred delivery method)