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Marriage certificates as a proof of relationship with your defacto partner or spouse

Marriage certificates and proof of relationship

are marriage certificates enough to prove a relationship

Here’s an interesting one and something that I make clear in the book but I realise I haven’t addressed to the public.

This question came to me by chance. Or rather, a very deliberate spam campaign. Someone was clearly mass emailing migration agents to see which one would help them out for free. While I would never give immigration advice over email like that I was inspired to write this article on the subject of marriage certificates as the only proof of relationship.

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Announcing The Second Edition Of “The Australian Partner Visa Guide” – New And Updated Tips And Tricks To Get You Through The Australian Partner Visa Process

Australian Partner Visa Guide 2nd Edition 2017

The Second Edition Of “The Australian Partner Visa Guide”

At the beginning of the year I signalled that I wanted to write additional supplements to the book. I published the second stage visa processing book at the end of January and then I set to work on the second edition of The Australian Partner Visa Guide.

Unfortunately the process to write the second edition was not as fast because I was inundated with application review requests. But that’s good news for the second edition.

Because I was doing more and more application reviews I was able to see where everyone was repeating the same mistakes over and over again. I thought I had addressed these in my book but after asking a few of the readers I realised that it wasn’t as clear as I had hoped.

That’s why I took all their questions and wrote about them.

I also took more examples of the good, the bad and the ugly statutory declarations and supporting evidence and I added it to the second edition.

Here’s what you’re going to get in the second edition:

  • 199 pages of The Australian Partner Visa Guide – an additional 60 pages of content
  • 2 guides on obtaining your health examination – health declaration and eMedical systems
  • 2 Additional samples of GOOD sponsor and applicant statutory declarations – 3 in total
  • 2 Additional samples of BAD sponsor and applicant statutory declarations – 2 in total
  • 1 sample of a BAD form 888 of a supporting witness with explanations
  • 1 sample of a GOOD form 888 of a supporting witness with explanations
  • How to prepare documents sample PDF with instructions
  • Additional tutorial on practical points of the online application system
  • Sample application review report
  • Sample images of documents you have to submit

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4 Benefits Of Applying For A Partner Visa Outside Of Australia

partner visa offshore processing

4 Benefits Of Applying For A Partner Visa Outside Of Australia

There’s been a big upheaval in visa land a.k.a Australian immigration laws, particularly about permanent residency and pathways to citizenship. But buried deep within the turmoil were 2 sneaky even more upsetting news: price hikes and pro-longed processing times.

So I talked about the price hikes here and although I don’t think you should submit incomplete applications (or do I?), you really should get your applications in before 1 July if you want to get ahead of the price hikes. Note: that’s 1 July EVERY YEAR.

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Partner Visa Application Fees WILL Go Up On 1 July 2017

partner visa application fees will go up every year

Recently the Australian Government revealed their Budget and naturally in a game of pluses and minuses in order to balance the nation’s books, there’d be winners and losers. Unfortunately my dear readers, we are the losers in this one.

Not only will the fees for partner visa applications go up on 1 July 2017, they’ll continue to go up every year in line with inflation.

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