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Ok here's a brief overview of my relationship and a list of relationship evidence I intend to send in. I would love to hear comments on my list and advice on what I could provide further. This forum has been so helpful. Thanks in advance! And feel free to ask anything that you don't understand.

Partner and I knew each other through Facebook in Dec 2007, hit it off very quickly, met in person in Feb 2008 and have been together ever since. He's an Aussie citizen, I'm a Singapore citizen. He's under Centrelink's Carer scheme - means he can't work and looks after his disabled mum full time and Centrelink gives him some money every fortnight to help with his expenses. I'm the one flying over most of the time. I've visited him at least 10 times, ranging from 1 week to the max 3 months on tourist visa. And when I add the total contact time I had with him, we're looking at 8 months. We don't co-own or co-lease anything because house and family car is under his mother's name.

We made plans to marry but partner's mum is a traditional Asian lady and wants her older son to be married first before we can marry. Partner's brother married in July 2011 so now we're preparing for our turn :) He proposed in Feb 2012 and we're looking at registering our marriage in Brisbane in 1-2 months time. I've sent off the NOIM and waiting for partner to receive it and book a date with the marriage registry.

List Of Documents I Intend To Send (Subclass 309):
I won't mention the mandatory documents like forms, certified/notarised copies of personal documents.
- Marriage cert, of course :)
- 3 stat decl from his dad, mum and sis
- 2 stat decl from my very close friends
- Itemised monthly mobile bills of mine from 2009 to present (partner uses prepaid so he doesn't have bills)
- Emails between partner and I, between friends and I talking about my partner, between his mum and I
- MSN chat records from 2007 to present (I won't print all, maybe 1 page per month as I've read that the CO is not interested in the chat content, but the regularity of it)
- Itemised Skype call records in 2009
- Copies of my passport showing entry/exit immigration stamps to show my visits to Australia
- E-tickets and boarding passes (I didn't think to keep all my boarding passes at the initial stage hence they're not looking very complete and that's why I was hoping my passport pages showing immigration stamps will fill up the gaps)
- Photos of us, with his family, with our friends, at his brother's wedding (40 pages of them!)
- 1 wedding card invitation from my friend in 2009 showing both our names
- 1 wedding invitation card from partner's brother inviting me to his wedding
- 1 Amazon.com delivery advice showing my name and partner's address (I ordered something from Amazon)
- 1 medical invoice from the district clinic showing my name and partner's address (I fractured my toe)
- 1 registered enveloped showing my name and partner's address (but no date captured on it)
- 2 registered enveloped showing my name and partner's address, dates captured as 2009
- 4 bus tickets when we took the bus
- 13 sets of movie ticket stubs from Oz and Singapore
- 3 Singapore post office receipts (I sent his mum gifts)
- 2 tickets from a circus performance
- 2 tickets from Singapore Zoo
- 2 tickets from Night Safari Singapore
- E-statement of ANZ joint bank account showing both our names on it (and what little of it is there lol)
- 4 bank statements showing money transfers from him to me in 2011
- 2 bank statements showing money transfers from me to him in 2012
- 1 hotel invoice in 2010 with both our names on it when we went to Sydney
- 1 Brisbane hotel invoice in 2012 with his name on it (that was where he proposed)
- 1 card statement showing I paid for the hotel bill
- 1 engagement ring invoice with his mum's name and address on it
- 1 card he wrote to me when he sent me flowers
- 1 receipt from a computer store in Singapore where I bought him games for his PS3
- My card statements directed to his Oz address in 2009-2010
- My insurance statements directed to his Oz address in 2009
- My bank statement showing I can support myself if need be
- Income tax statement and copies of employment contract showing my ability to be employed
- Screenshots of Facebook announcement of our engagement and the stream of congratulatory comments that follow it

What I plan to do after we get married:
1) Add partner's name to my insurance policy (he has none on his end)
2) Write a will adding him as my beneficiary (not sure if he has to write one, I'd rather he doesn't because he doesn't have much assets at the moment)

Sorry for such a long post..the journey to migration is such a nail-biting process! If you can think of any other documents not in the list that will help my application, please do share with me!
 
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I think it sounds great, along with the stuff you will include as soon as you are married, updated wills etc. Yes I would get him one even if it is simple because he could win the lotto tomorrow and the will would show he is leaving all his assets to you as big or small as they are.

Unless the tickets & reciepts have names on I wouldn't bother. From DIAC perspective that could have been anyone going there and games bought for yourself that is unless they are date stamped and his boarding cards or passport entry/exit stamps match.

Any declarations from friends of his in Australia?
 

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Discussion Starter · #3 · (Edited)
Yes we can get stat decl from family friends or his friends, but I just thought that with 3 family members - dad, mum & sis - those would hold much stronger than those from friends.

As for receipts and tickets, they DO have dates on them. All tickets/receipts do. As for boarding cards on his end, they're not there anymore as the flood destroyed them. All he has now are his passport entry/exit stamps.
 
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His passport is fine because DIAC will have those records anyway. They know when everyone left & which flight to where and they'll have your exit & landing cards. So if you wrote his address as where you will be each time & reason as holiday/visiting boyfriend all in your favour :)
 

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hi shel does this mean I don't have to take scanned copies of his passport, and DIAC will do their own checking? Because if that's the case things will be much easier for me. One less task to do!
 
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I would do it anyway, don't assume they will just check. They may or they may only double check if you have already given evidence for it. Bonus for you guys though, you can go to the shopping mall or loads of other places and get your documents certified easily and free in Australia unlike the rest of the world.
 

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Awesome, yeah I'll do it anyway. Yes you're absolutely right. We can get our docs certified at the mall but the JP only comes during certain days of the week so we really have to get his schedule right.
 
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