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Hi to all,
Whilst we are still waiting on the SS outcome, I am gathering all the docs. Just a few questions to ease the mind, please.
i)An applicant has the option to 1) Apply online OR 2) Send Hard Copy to DIAC - NOT BOTH
ii)When uploading the docs online, do they ask you to upload single docs like first the birth certificates,passports etc. or do you need to combine all the necessary docs together. Hope my question makes sense. I want to do the preparation in the meantime, but need to clarify this before scanning them individually or as a group.
iii)When going the online route and all the docs is scanned in colour, it does not need to be certified?
iv)What about the passport photos for us all? Do I scan them or do I need to forward the actual photos to DIAC?
Eagerly awaiting your responses.
Here is my take on your questions:-
i) You can choose but not both as you say - in my opinion online is MUCH easier!
ii) I uploaded mine as single documents. When attaching it will ask you specify what "type" of document it is. i.e. passport, work experience etc so if you are going to group them make sure they are the same type. I did each image one at a time and then made sure it had uploaded it before continuing. You can prepare the documents on your computer in an orderly fashion then just click away when you're ready!
iii) On an email from DIAC it states:-
Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit supporting documentation
electronically. Providing scanned copies of documents reduces postal and
administrative delays in receiving and processing information.
GSM processing offices accept scanned copies of original documents
(non-certified) provided they are in colour. If you scan documents in black
and white, then they must be scanned copies of certified copies. The valid
file types for attaching documents are BMP, DOC, DOT, GIF, JPG, PDF, RTF,
TXT and XLS.
So colour documents do not need to be certified.
iv) I attached one image per person to our online application as per above. It just stated to clearly name the file so it is clear which person it is.
Hope that helps you. If anyone out there has a different experience please be sure to share it!
I've just logged on to my online application (didn't do it this am as usual - typical!) and it says "Application being processed further"!!!!
No email to say we have a case officer but I am hoping this means it is imminent? Or is it just because I enquired about our form 1100?!?
How do you know when you have been allocated a CO?
Michelle, John, Charlie, Ashley Visa lodged 27/11/09 C/O 23/34/4 meds pccs 7/4/11
VISA GRANTED 14/4/11