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  1. Hi @Aussiebird- my partner is British and I am Australian. We originally met while I was on a work visa in the UK, but after we were married, I switched to a UK partner visa. The biometric residence permit is my evidence of ability to stay in the UK- it's a card stating I'm on a spouse visa, have work rights, etc. I uploaded it as I felt it was evidence of our relationship. RFI means request for information- some people have had their visas straight away, while I and some others have had a RFI. In my case, they asked for my foreign birth certificate.
  2. There were a few October applicants that haven't heard anything yet either I believe. @Meath Lass, @Edinlass- any news/updates?
  3. Hi @SmileyD- we did the same as Belfast- did everything through my account as the sponsor. We had a RFI for the sponsor birth certificate last week but no other issues (so far)!
  4. Hi @Kian- we uploaded the following: Applicant: UK birth certificate, UK passport, UK driver's license Sponsor: Aus certificate of citizenship, Australian driver's license, Australian passport and UK biometric permit (as evidence that sponsor currently has a UK partner visa from the applicant). We then had a RFI for the sponsor birth certificate from a foreign country- we didn't think that would be required but apparently it was! So I recommend uploading that too if you weren't born in Australia (or even if you were!)
  5. I meant the grey button at the bottom of the attach documents page that said 'I confirm I have provided information as requested'. After I uploaded the docs and pressed the button, the application status changed to 'further assessment' and the button is now greyed out. Hoping that means it has processed and when they next pick up the application, there is an immediate grant!
  6. @Belfastchild- that's what I've done- have uploaded my birth certificate in the identity section and pressed the grey button to submit. Now worried that wasn't the correct thing to do!
  7. @Jo P- not sure if this is applicable to you from Canada, but I've found the best exchange rate from GBP to AUD is using a Revolut card and occasionally Transferwise. On another note, for all of you with RFIs, did you only upload the relevant evidence in the application and click on the grey box at the bottom? Wanted to make sure I didn't need to email the department or anything else. Thanks!
  8. Good luck @Ben34uk- wishing you all the best. No I was never asked for any proof of funds and I don' t think it is a requirement (unlike in the UK!) And congratulations @Natgoesrunning! We've also had a RFI today- bit different to the others on this list as nothing relating to the applicant, but they've asked for my (sponsor's) birth certificate- I uploaded an Australian driver's license, citizenship certificate and passport but I guess it wasn't enough! Am arranging to have it translated now.
  9. Congratulations @W2O! You must be thrilled to get a straight grant We also applied at the end of October, which puts us 4th on those waiting according to CEP's handy spreadsheet. Hoping to hear something soon as well!
  10. Congratulations @Kung-Fu Koala!!!
  11. I’m the same- applied at the end of October and was excited with the recent grants, but seems like it has died down now. Will officially be 5 months at the end of next week- hoping to hear something in April now.
  12. If all else fails, in the U.K. you can request the property deeds which will have your names listed as the previous owners and the dates of ownership.
  13. Given it’s a 24 year relationship in your case, I doubt they are expecting you to have kept proof of every single holiday and event you’ve attended. I think it’s more about showing substantial proof over the extended period of your relationship- a mix of evidence including photos, holiday bookings, etc supported by your personal statements. I presume you may have a lease or a bill or something to give you a rough idea of when you started living together?
  14. KitCat

    partner sponsorship

    I also checked this and it seems fine- quite a few people who have had their visa granted had their partner form status listed as submitted right until the grant came through!
  15. Thanks @CEP! And good luck to everyone still waiting