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How do you prove the Balance of Family Test

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Hi everyone,

Just a quick question if I may...

How does one prove the total number of children for the Balance-of-Family Test? 

Say I have 3 siblings, each of us has a birth certificate with our parent's names on them and our parents have their birth certificates.

Do we just submit the birth certificates of the 3 children? How do they know there isn't a 4 or 5th child somewhere (not that there is) . I'm just wondering how we prove this? It's not like there is a family register that we can include to prove that there's only the 3 of us.  Do I provide a statutory declaration in addition to the birth certificates?

The other bits about where we live is easy as 2 of us live in Australia and the other is back home.

I couldn't find much on the  spanking new "www.homeaffairs.gov.au" website (I kept looking for the older www.border.gov.au site in Google...but you get re-directed anyway).

Thanks in advance...

Justus.

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Do we just submit the birth certificates of the 3 children?

Yes.

Sometimes THE department requests the relevant mission to ascertain the number of children born to (persons) and they can check other records (for example, children of a previous relationship) if they have concerns.

If you are sure  who counts as a child for the 'balance of family test' your claims are correct, you do not have a problem.


Westly Russell Registered Migration Agent 0316072 www.pinoyau.com

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Thanks for the reply Westly. Wasn’t sure if I had to do more to provide proof. 

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I'd provide just what they ask, they can ask you for more/dig deeper if they wish to 

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Thanks Tulip1...that’s reassuring.

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