Australian Embassy

Partner Checklist - Sponsor


The sponsor must complete and sign the following form:

(   )  Form 40SP - Sponsorship for migration to Australia 



 Please send the following documents with the form:

(   ) 1 recent passport-sized photograph

(   ) evidence that the sponsor is an Australian citizen or permanent resident  
      (a certified copy of the birth certificate or citizenship certificate or passport),
      or an eligible New Zealand citizen (a certified copy of the personal details
      page of the passport)

(   )    Sponsorship limitation and best interests of the child

If the application includes a dependent child under the age of 18 years the sponsor must submit an AFP National Police Check and/or foreign police certificate/s, depending on their circumstances. If the sponsor, or their partner, has spent a total of 12 months or more in Australia since turning 16 years of age, that person must provide an AFP National Police Check. They must also provide police certificates from each country in which they have spent a total of 12 months or more in the last 10 years since turning 16 years of age.

 See: Stronger Measures for the Protection of Children

                        See: Penal clearance requirements


Is the sponsor (partner) an ‘eligible New Zealand citizen’?


See:  Fact Sheet 17 - New Zealanders in Australia


Eligible New Zealand citizen sponsors must provide additional documentation:

(   )  Form 80 - Personal particulars for character assessment

(   ) original police clearance certificates for every country you have lived in 
      for at least 12 months (either consecutively or cumulatively) in the last 10 

      See: Character Requirements Penal Clearance Certificates




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