I am collating the documents and evidence needed in order for my husband to be granted an 820 spousal visa.
I couldn't find a checklist of suggested evidence online so apologies if there is already a resource available that is able to guide me.
To support our claim, I have gathered the below evidence:
My own statutory declaration outlining the four pillars of our relationship, referencing to the photos and holiday itineraries
Four statutory declarations from my Australian family and friends, supporting our relationship
Collection of photos covering our relationship (2013 to current)
Whatsapp conversation extract covering from 2013 to current (not sure if this is perhaps overkill)
Flights and accommodation emails covering the holidays we have taken (2013 to current)
Coach and train emails covering the period we were in a long distance relationship (2013 to 2016)
Two tenancy agreements (previous place plus current residence)
Bills addressed to us at our current address (we can't find evidence of previous bills for our old residence but do have the tenancy agreement)
Evidence of joint account (current bank and since we no longer have statements from our previous bank, we have provided bank statements from personal accounts paying into the joint account)
Evidence that my husband is the sole beneficiary of my pension
Scan photos for our child who is due in two weeks
Identification documents (birth certificates, UK and Australian passports, drivers licences, change of name certificates)
I have a few other questions:
Is the above likely to be sufficient evidence or is there something glaringly obvious I have missed?
Does he need to fill in his own statutory declaration outlining our relationship or is providing this within the online application form itself sufficient?
Should we 'front-load' his medical and police checks or wait until instructed by the immigration department?
Perhaps I am missing something but is the sponsor application (which I believe is due after we submit his form) just a police check for me?
As our first child is due in 2 weeks, I'm against the clock to get this application submitted sooner rather than later (we only just discovered the 17 month wait time) as we're likely to be a bit time and sleep poor in the coming months.
Thanks in advance for any guidance that can be provided! We're applying from the UK so not sure if that makes any difference in terms of what they require us to provide.