Statements about the history of your relationship の書き方例

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オーストラリアでパートナービザを申請する時に “Statements about the history of your relationship”、すなわち「2人の関係の軌跡」を書いた文章を提出する必要があるというのを聞いたことはありませんか?

私も周りの人から何となく聞いていたので、別でレポート提出的な感じで用意しなくちゃならないのかなぁと思ってました。

以下のリンクはパートナービザを提出する時の政府公式ガイドブックみたいなもんなんですが↓↓

https://www.victimsservices.justice.nsw.gov.au/Documents/tp_report_partner-migration.pdf

 

このブックレットの39ページ目にも、

When you apply for a Partner visa, you must provide evidence that supports your claims of a genuine and continuing relationship with your partner.

The statements written by you and your partner can be on ordinary writing paper or a statutory declaration form may be used. Each statement or statutory declaration must be signed and dated by the
author.

と載っています。しかもサインや日付や statutory declaration も必要だと。

しかし、結論としてそんなもん提出しませんでした( ゚ ε ゚ )

というか、オンラインに提出するための該当の場所がないし、そもそも一番最初の27ページもあるオンライン申し込みフォームの中に、

  • Give details of the development of the relationship between the applicant and the sponsor.
  • Give details of the financial aspects of the relationship.
  • Give details of the nature of the household.
  • Give details of the social aspects of the relationship.
  • Give details of the nature of the commitment the applicant and the sponsor have to each other.

っていう項目があるので、重複しちゃうんですね。

しかもオンラインフォームの中に書き込む形式だったので、サインとか statutory declaration とかするのは無理っていう話。

まあ私はそれでも「出した方がいいんでないの??」とか言ってたんですが、パートナーが「重複してるから大丈夫だって!」と言うので、別用紙で提出したりは特にしませんでした。

結果、難なくビザも下りました

 

まぁレポート的に提出しなくてよいにせよ、この項目の書き方って結構悩むと思います。

なので、ここに私たちが提出した Statements about the history of your relationship を載せます(・∀・) 

特に、一番上の financial aspect の項目は、私たちがビザ申請のために準備したこと(共同名義の銀行口座を作ったり、ビルの明細を共同名義にしたり)も詳しく書かれているので、ぜひ参考にしてくださいね。

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Statements about the history of your relationship の書き方例

Give details of the financial aspects of the relationship.

Our Relationship’s financial aspects include a joint credit card, joint bank account, joint internet plan, joint contribution to grocery expenses and jointly putting money into home loan offset account. We are planning to buy another property together, although Australian foreign ownership laws mean that the property would need to be purchased in Michael’s name. In addition, Yuka is also the only beneficiary of Michael’s super fund.

Give details of the nature of the household.

We live in a one bedroom apartment which we purchased in June 2016 and share domestic duties, including grocery shopping, cooking, cleaning, and gardening. Prior to our current residence, we lived together in another one-bedroom apartment where Michael was renting. We do not currently have children, however we plan to have children together in the future.

Give details of the social aspects of the relationship.

Socially, we spend time in each other’s friend’s circles. We have attended 2 of Michaels friends weddings together. We also attend friends and family events together, such as birthdays. In addition, we regularly join Canberra Japanese events together such as the monthly Oshaberikai held in King O’Malley’s as well as accompany each other to formal events held at the Japanese Embassy where Michael is often invited through his role as president of the Japanese Exchange and Teaching Alumni Association (JETAA). We have also traveled to Bali together, and have visited each other in both Japan and Australia prior to becoming a defacto couple. We also often travel to Sydney, and eat and stay at Michael’s parents place during that time, as well as regularly visit his Sydney grandparents, and grandmother in Canberra.

Give details of the nature of the commitment the applicant and the sponsor have to each other.

We have been in regular contact with each other since September 2014. Communicating with each other in some form on a daily basis.  As the relationship developed, we made a plan to start living together in Australia. In order to live together, Yuka decided to study at a school in Canberra on a student visa and we have been living together ever since Yuka arrived on her student visa in January 2015. In addition, we have taken the time to meet and build relationships with each other’s families. We have also seriously discussed plans for the future, such as marriage, plans for children and plans to purchase property. In May 2017 we got engaged and are beginning to make wedding plans.

Give details of the development of the relationship between the applicant and the sponsor.

We were online friends for about 3 months, however our relationship developed very quickly after meeting for the first time in Canberra during December 2014. Prior to meeting, Michael had organised a trip to go to Bali and after meeting Michael in Canberra, Yuka immediately purchased tickets to Bali to spend more time together. Since then we took every opportunity to spend time with each other. Despite living in separate countries, we regularly traveled to visit each other. Michael traveled to Japan on 2 occasions for a combined total of 2 months and Yuka traveled to Australia on 4 occasions.  While apart, we continued to communicate with each other on a daily basis and in order to spend more time with each other. As the relationship developed, we made a plan to start living together in Australia. In order to live together, Yuka decided to study at a school in Canberra on a student visa and we have been living together as a defacto couple ever since Yuka arrived on her student visa in January 2015. In May 2017, we got engaged and are beginning to make wedding plans.