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  1. Hi, i'm in need of help regarding formal statutory declaration as self-employed. I have been working at my own company since jan 2012. I need to assess my qualification and experience at ACS (australian computer society). I have few confusions regarding qualification and experience papers: - being a self-employed, can i state myself format statutory declaration? - how should look like this formal statutory declaration? - what other docs regarding experience should i have to upload beside formal statutory declaration? i have contracts of service, invoices issued to customers, my payslips, bank account reports. These informations are urgent for me so if someone passed through this, i would appreciate any help. Thank you in anticipation.
  2. path2aus

    Statutory declaration in the USA

    Hi All, I am trying to get a Statutory declaration done for the ACS in the US. Anyone know what the process is for the same? I am not sure if USA has stamp papers like in India, how do they do the stat declaration and who does the same? It will be really helpful if someone can let me know of the process in USA.I heard that the stat declaration needs to be done only on stamp paper. Do the attorney help you do that in the US? Anyone has any experience of doing stat declaration in the US Thanks.
  3. We are having a bit of a problem working out what a statutory declaration is. My partners’ daughter currently lives with her Mum but has decided that she wants to come to Australia too. In order to add her to my visa application we need a statutory declaration from her Mum (who has verbally agreed to allow her to come with us) proving her agreement and granting permission for the child to migrate to Australia. Can we write this declaration ourselves and have her Mum sign it witnessed by her GP or do we need to have this prepared by a solicitor? Does anyone have an example of one that you could PM me? I would really appreciate it. All assistance is gratefully received!! It is all very difficult and time is of the essence since we don’t want to delay the process even further!
  4. Hi there, currently wading through all the material needed for an offshore defacto partner visa - it's quite stressful! :arghh: (I am applying offshore) We've had lots of friends who have offered to write statutory declarations for us but I am a bit confused as to what I should ask them to write! 1) Can they use this form or is this out of date http://www.ag.gov.au/Statutorydeclarations/Pages/Witnessingastatutorydeclaration.aspx The link to the 888 form on the partner migration booklet doesn't seem to work - does anyone have a working link? 2) What should they write? Are details of how they know us, social activities we've done together etc appropriate or are they just meant to write that they confirm that we are a real couple? Thanks for any help you can give!!!
  5. Caz Brady

    Statutory Declarations?

    Can anybody tell me can you just type up a statutory declaration on normal paper or does it have to be on legal? Does it have to follow a certain format or do you just write the list of things you want to say? Also can it be witnessed by a barrister? Thanks in advance x
  6. Hello out there, Really would like some help please, thank-you to those that have already responded! :biggrin: Regarding information on this form, I currently am struggling from the last company to give me a reference with the correct job title on it, even though this was my initial job title. I now have decided that since 'they' have been not so nice.. I won't use them as a reference. So, I am assuming that a stat dec used instead - but not so sure what to put on there. Second dilemma, is the company I worked for after that, due to the economic crises, I was let go - this is all good and well but they didn't give me any notification on this as they had only opened the office at that time. They said I wasn't due any notice.. again, am assuming a stat dec in place of this. My current role, I will use again, yes a stat dec as I don't want them to contact my current employer either of my plans. I also don't want them to think that I am trying to hide something as I am not. Can anybody advise on this, both my previous managers had left my company and one of them lives overseas and I don't know if I can just get a reference from her, plus I don't want them contacting the employer since they have been so unhelpful in the first place .... :sad: I know this a bit of a long one, but any help or advice would be greatly appreciated!! Thanking you :smile:
  7. Minxey

    Statutory Declaration

    Hi there, Can anybody advise on where I can find the UK version of this form? I see from various threads that the Australian one can be used from the actual website, however I also see that you should use the UK one as this would be the country of origin where it was filled out. Help much appreciated!! :biggrin:
  8. Hello there, Would appreciate some help on this - collating all documents to send off to be signed by my solicitor. I am a bit confused on this form, basically I won't be able to attain any information regarding my current employment as evidence as I don't want to tell them about my plans, let alone lose my job!!! So, have been told that you can fill this form in - went onto their website: http://www.ag.gov.au/statdec - form on the right hand side. Is this going to cause any problems with a solicitor signing it as it's an Australian document, and also is this the correct form to fill out? Thank-you :-)
  9. hi guys, i just need your advise. DIAC said: My boyfriend made a simple letter that contains the following in RED, printed in a piece of paper and signed it. But based from whats being said by DIAC, the said LETTER OF INVITATION is in a form of the STATUTORY DECLARATION template? Whats the diff between the two? and do we need to submit them? or which one is right? Your help is highly appreciated Thanks
  10. Guest

    Statutory declarations

    Hi, My company won't give me an employment reference beyond the simple name and duration of employment according to their policy. However, in the overseas employment section of the 175 visa it asks for more information that that. I read that I could have a statutory declaration signed by a notary public/justice of the peace which is what I am going to do. My question is does this have to be according to Australian law or can it be British/Scots Law? I have a feeling that if it needs to be Australian law that no-one will sign it in this country as it is not their jurisdiction. Has anyone else submitted a statutory declaration successfully and under what law? Would anyone by any chance have a copy of theirs that I could use as a guide? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
  11. Hey guys, so ahpra have got back to me within 4 weeks of receiving my application, they have asked me to sign a declaration to state my secondary and tertiary education was taught and assessed in English, now I'm confused about who needs to sign it, does it have to be a JOP again? Also they have said my university transcript is not in depth enough, I have been to the university to have a look at what they sent and there is nothing else that could be included as it stated all grades, clinical hours, theory hours and how long for each subject, when I asked aphra to clarify what they were looking for exactly they said it dosnt show hours in pharmacology!!! So as my course did not include theory in pharmacology and the uni have assured me this is not a requirement for nursing. What do I do now I cang give them summit I havnt got, I'm confused. Sorry for the long post but hope someone can help? Oh and they gave me 7 days to submit the declaration and new amended transcript, luckily I got an extension Thanks in advance Charmaine
  12. Hi everybody! I am in the process of writing my personal statutory declaration that refers to our personal history. Question 1) How do I write this? Do I just state dates and numbers OR do I express feelings as well. Is it more like writing a diary about ourselves (example: what I thought of my husband when I first met him and how we fell in love OR should it just be clear dates.) 2) I Know I have to write in this personal statement about how we support each other financially But WHAT do I write about how I PHYSICALLY and EMOTIONALLY support him? what do they want me to write about? Especially the physically part???? 3) my husband also was paid always in cash by his bosses and not through bank accounts so he doesn't have any bank statements to show. My question is do I write about this too in the personal statement??? and if so where do I justify the non bank statements? 4) My landlord (since it was a rented house) refused also to have our electricity bill in our name for years. She just gave us a photocopy of it and told us to pay her account in the bank. We have the receipts of the bank payments and all our names on it and the reason: for eletricity and Water. When I send this proof where do I write this explaining the situation??? Please, I would love to hear your answers. Thanking in advance to everyone who does. So far you have been an enormous help to me. :hug:
  13. I am applying for a spouse with my partner, and i just getting my stat decs from our friends and family, do they need to b hand written or can they be filled out on the computer then printed and witnessed by a jp x
  14. I am hoping someone out there can offer me words of comfort or advice please. :cry: We are applying for a 121 company sponsored visa however I need a statutory declaration from my ex husband regarding my eldest son who is 15. My ex is not returning my calls and to date has not seen his son for over 12 month. I have left him a voice messgae explaining i need him to sign a couple of forms for our visa application however, I am not confident of hearing from him. I am not aware of where he lives but do know his moms address. Can I take legal action which will allow our visa application to progress or am i stuck without his signature? as you can imagine I am feeling sick to the stomach right now. any help or words of wisdom would be greatly received. thank you
  15. Hello, nice to post here again. I am attempting to immigrate from the US to marry my fiance in Australia. The Visa involved in this will be the 300/820 path. We've been having some difficulty with our statutory declarations. We copied down the instructions from the statutory declaration form, and answered questions from it typed. When my fiance brought her form and birth certificate to be signed, she as told by the qualified person it was "all wrong", "contained too many personal details", "too long". We had followed the instructions and format of the form, and ended up with a 5 page statutory declaration for her. Is the statutory declaration supposed to purely be matter-of fact history line and prompt answering with few emotional details? I was under the impression it was more involved. Question 2: When having witnesses of our relationship from America fill out supporting statements, do I simply have them follow the format of form 888 and have it signed by a qualified notary or etc from here? If anyone could answer this with certainty I would be very greatful. Thank you for reading my post.
  16. Guest

    statutory declarations

    how do I do one? I am going to write one to say my education was taught and assessed in English but no idea what I have to put into it and how i go about getting it certified I have an apointment to get my docs signed by the justice of peace next week and did enquire about how i would do it but the person i spoke to wasn't sure. Do i have to write it there in front of the justice of peace or do i type something up and then sign it and get it witnessed there. thanks
  17. Guest

    Statutory Declaration

    Just wondering if there is a good way of writing a declaration for the partner visa. My partner and I want to do one joint, so how do we write in terms of third person or first person?? We are writing each other's names (as if in third person) to describe events, but we always use the word 'we' when talking about us collectively. Is this ok? Also, is it better to write a timeline or should I go by the headings in the partner migration booklet (financial, nature of household, social context, nature of commitment). We started writing it as a timeline but it turned out like a novel! We are keeping it relevant but how long is too long? So far it's 5 pages and almost finished!! I figured because it's a joint one, it won't matter if it's that long??
  18. I have read several enquiries regarding the Statutory Declaration template and, having had to supply two Statutory Declarations for my TRA (one was due to a company going into liquidation and one for my period of self-employment), I thought it would be useful to supply the template for others to use, as below : - Statutory Declaration I, [First Name] [Surname] of [Address] do solemnly and sincerely declare as follows: I was employed / have been self-employed as a [ job title(s) ] by [Company Name] between DD/MM/YYYY and DD/MM/YYYY. [for Stat Decs regarding employment] I cannot obtain a reference from [Company Name] as they have stopped trading/they have not kept any records regarding my employment. During my period of employment / self-employment with / trading as [Company Name] I would perform the following tasks and duties on a day to day basis: [give details in bullet point format] I used the following tools and equipment: [give list] I make this solemn declaration believing the same to be true and by virtue of the Statutory Declarations Act 1835 Signed: [your signature] Declared at: [Solicitors Address] On this [Day] Day of [Month/Year] Before me, [solicitors signature] [Solicitor’s Name, Occupation, Address]
  19. Hi again all, I'm sure this information has been included in threads many times previously but I can't find it anywhere. I understand that the signed statements to support our 309/100 partner visa application are only considered legal 'Statutory Declarations' when they have been completed by Australian citizens and witnessed accordingly. Any other statements from UK family/friends etc are just additional information to support the application. Do we use the same form (888) for both types of delcaration, or do the non-statutory ones have to be on a different form/blank paper etc? Also, do the non-statutory ones filled out by UK citizens still need to be witnessed/certified etc? Many thanks!
  20. Waitingawhile

    statutory dec for skills ass

    Hi just been to solicitors and they said the could not sing the Australian governments version of a statutory declaration as they are governed by UK law and that to do it by drawing up there own could involve £150 or more. how have other people proved they were not in Australia when they made their application?
  21. Hi everyone! People on this forum have been immensely helpful to me in the past and I was wondering if any of you lovely chaps could help me oiut again I am due to submit an onshore defacto partner visa application in just over a month, but we are still collecting stat. decs. from everyone. We have people all over Australia, and in Canada and the UK, writing them for us! However none of the information that I have seen makes it clear whether we have to provide orignal hard copies, or if we can provide scans, of these declarations. If it has to be originals we are in trouble as it will take quite a while for some of them to reach us through the post! If anyone had any advice that would be great, All the best, Rose
  22. I have had an experience of Human Kindness today. I tried yesterday to get an appointment at a solicitors near where I live to get friends and family to sign our Statutory Declarations. After trying four Solicitors I finally managed to find one who was really busy but tried to get me an appointment. Later in the day the secretary called me to say that the solicitor will fit us in providing we get there early as he had to rush off to a meeting. He would squeeze us in after his last appointment. So this afternoon we all turned up and took over the reception area, We all said our Declarations and signed the paperwork. Now this is the bit that bought a lump to my throat. When I got my purse out to pay. He said "Have this on me and good luck with your visa" This is from a Solicitors Office that I have never been in before and from people that I have never met. It has restored my faith in human nature for now.
  23. I've recently arrived in Sydney on my husbands 457 visa. I'm a newly qualified social worker and am starting to think about part time work. Is it easy to get work in this sector, either stat or vol? I'd like to hear about any info, opportunities or experiences you've got to share.
  24. afclegend81

    De Facto Statutory Declarations

    Hi all 1st post, I'm just in the process of finishing off collecting all the evidence for me and my partners relationship. Just need some advise on providing a Detailed Statutory Declations of our relationship, my questions are: What information is required? Is the statements just from me and my partner? Do we need any witnesses to sign? Any info would be great Cheers
  25. Hi guys, I need to submit my application to ACS for skills assessment, but I cannot get a statement from my employer for my work experience. This job is my first job and I have 3 years of experience. Is payslip enough to prove experience? Payslip shows the start working date. What if I ask a customer (as a third party) to confirm that? Should the guy be of a managerial position? Should the paper be on company letter and stamped? By the way, I have a bachelor's degree in ICT. Did anyone face the same before or know anyone who did? Any advise will help and highly appreciated. Thanks.
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