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Hi All, Hope you are doing well.

I will be honoured if someone can steer me in right direction as I am in dilemma regarding my ACS- application.

At present, I am working in Australia (Sydney) on work permit visa. I worked in India for 4.5 years in IT. With respect to my application with ACS, I received email from my officer saying that:

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The issue with the documents you have provided is that each of the colleague references are not on letterhead nor are they in the required Statutory Declaration format. It is not enough for you to state in the covering Statutory Declaration that you have legally obtained these references but each need to be provided in either of the 2 acceptable formats advised above.
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Now may I know

1: Do I need to provide Statutory Declaration in Australia format or Indian format?

2: If Indian format, then can anyone share Indian Statutory Declaration format?

3: Moreover, If I need to submit Statutory Declaration in Indian format then how can I sign it as I am here in Australia?

4: On other side, If I need to submit Australian format, then how can I get it sign by my previous employers?

I am really looking forward for an early reply from expert as I am racing against time.

Thanks
Vishal
 

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1: Do I need to provide Statutory Declaration in Australia format or Indian format?
Australian format ofcourse.

4: On other side, If I need to submit Australian format, then how can I get it sign by my previous employers?
You would need to take help from some friend who is in India and can get the signatures from your previous manager.

Official Oz template - Statutory declarations
 

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Thank you 'Atsurti' for your quick reply. However, regarding your answer 4 :

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You would need to take help from some friend who is in India and can get the signatures from your previous manager.
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may I know process flow?

1: Does my manager need to sign on Australian Statutory Declaration form?
2: If yes, then won't it be against Australian low as he is in India and this form is supposed to get sign in front of 'ACS' designated authorities?

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Thank you 'Atsurti' for your quick reply. However, regarding your answer 4 :

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You would need to take help from some friend who is in India and can get the signatures from your previous manager.
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may I know process flow?

1: Does my manager need to sign on Australian Statutory Declaration form?
2: If yes, then won't it be against Australian low as he is in India and this form is supposed to get sign in front of 'ACS' designated authorities?

Thanks
The statutory declaration can be signed by the person who is giving the declaration before an authorised person like a Notary, gazatted officer, Advocate etc. in the country where the declaration is given. The list if authorised people is given in the template I had posted earlier.

So many people give the statutory declarations for the visa application and neither they nor the people before whom the declaration is given are in Australia.

I gave the statutory declaration which was signed before a notary near my office. It worked fine and we have been granted the visa so you can stop worrying about this.

All the best.
 

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The statutory declaration can be signed by the person who is giving the declaration before an authorised person like a Notary, gazatted officer, Advocate etc. in the country where the declaration is given. The list if authorised people is given in the template I had posted earlier.

So many people give the statutory declarations for the visa application and neither they nor the people before whom the declaration is given are in Australia.

I gave the statutory declaration which was signed before a notary near my office. It worked fine and we have been granted the visa so you can stop worrying about this.

All the best.

That's awesome dear. Thanks for guidance. Please confirm my understanding.

1: I can sign and in turn provide declaration on behalf of my all previous employers (who are in India) in Australian format.

If 1 is correct then it would make my life easy as I have format and just need to make three separate printouts before hitting to local pharmacist for his sign.

Looking for your reply.
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That's awesome dear. Thanks for guidance. Please confirm my understanding.

1: I can sign and in turn provide declaration on behalf of my all previous employers (who are in India) in Australian format.

If 1 is correct then it would make my life easy as I have format and just need to make three separate printouts before hitting to local pharmacist for his sign.

Looking for your reply.
Thanks
I am afraid that would not work.

They expect the person who is giving the declaration to sign.
 

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I am afraid that would not work.

They expect the person who is giving the declaration to sign.


Sorry for asking you again but does that mean

1: My employer needs to fly to Australia to sign it [which is not possible]? or

2: He needs to sign Australian Format declaration in India in front of officer?

Waiting for reply.

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1: My employer needs to fly to Australia to sign it [which is not possible]? or
Of course no one flies to Oz to give a declaration! Your manager would be very happy to do that on your cost though! :)

If you have read what I wrote earlier "So many people give the statutory declarations for the visa application and neither they nor the people before whom the declaration is given are in Australia."

2: He needs to sign Australian Format declaration in India in front of officer?
Correct! He needs to sign Australian Format declaration in India in front of INDIAN officer/notary/advocate etc. The list is given in the statutory declaration tempate I have in my earlier post.
 

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Hi All, Hope you are doing well.

I will be honoured if someone can steer me in right direction as I am in dilemma regarding my ACS- application.

At present, I am working in Australia (Sydney) on work permit visa. I worked in India for 4.5 years in IT. With respect to my application with ACS, I received email from my officer saying that:

"
The issue with the documents you have provided is that each of the colleague references are not on letterhead nor are they in the required Statutory Declaration format. It is not enough for you to state in the covering Statutory Declaration that you have legally obtained these references but each need to be provided in either of the 2 acceptable formats advised above.
"


Now may I know

1: Do I need to provide Statutory Declaration in Australia format or Indian format?

2: If Indian format, then can anyone share Indian Statutory Declaration format?

3: Moreover, If I need to submit Statutory Declaration in Indian format then how can I sign it as I am here in Australia?

4: On other side, If I need to submit Australian format, then how can I get it sign by my previous employers?

I am really looking forward for an early reply from expert as I am racing against time.

Thanks
Vishal


Hello Forum Membes,

Can anyone share both of the acceptable formats suggested by ACS?

Also, what should be the format of the Statutory Declaration (Australia format or Indian format) if both the applicant as well as the person who is referring is in India at the time of declaration?
 

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@manu2014 - if you read the whole post carefully I am sure you will get your answer. Its all there. Thanks.
 
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