Partner Statutory Declaration example

We will look at each of these considerations, and provide you with examples which may be applicable for your relationship.

Development of the relationship

In this section, you can outline the initial development of your relationship, for example:

  • How you and your partner were introduced to each other (e.g. friends, family, internet dating website etc.)
  • Date that you and your partner first contacted each other, and how you contacted each other: (e.g. text message, call, in person introduction etc.)
  • Date and place that you and your partner first met in person
  • Any significant events, holidays or personal matters leading up to your decision to enter into your committed and exclusive relationship
  • Events leading up to you and your partner starting to live together
  • Significant events in your lives during which you have relied on each other for support, such as personal or family illness, stressful periods at work or with studies, adjusting to life in Australia for the visa applicant etc.

Financial commitments

In this section, you can outline any shared financial commitments and arrangements, such as the following examples:

  • Joint loan or lease agreements such as for your residence, cars, business etc.
  • Joint bank account and/or savings account which is used with reasonable frequency
  • Owning or operating a business together
  • Conferring financial benefits on each other such as having your partner as a beneficiary in your will or insurance policy
  • How day to day household expenses are paid and shared
  • Explaining that wages for your partner and/or yourself are paid into the same joint account
  • Your future financial goals, such as saving up to purchase a house, wedding costs, overseas trips etc.
  • Explaining your joint purchase of any significant assets or household items

Nature of your household

In this section, you can outline any joint responsibility for the care and support of children, your living arrangements and sharing of the responsibility for housework. Examples include:

  • Who is responsible for various household chores such as cleaning, cooking, shopping etc.
  • Duties that you and your partner undertake in looking after any child or children of the relationship
  • Duties that relate to other household chores such as looking after pets, elderly parents or other relatives

Social aspects of your relationship

In this section, you can outline important social aspects of your relationship, such as:

  • Holidays that you have taken together
  • Weddings, baptisms and other significant social events that you have attended together
  • Important family and friends who know about the relationship, and who are supportive of your relationship
  • Sporting, cultural, social or other activities that you both participate in

Your commitment to each other

The following are just some examples of what you can describe in this section:

  • Your future plans together such as buying a property, starting a family, moving to a bigger residence once your partner arrives in Australia etc.
  • Significant events in your lives during which you have relied on each other for support, such as personal or family illness, stressful periods at work or with studies, adjusting to life in Australia for the visa applicant etc.
  • Affirm the nature of your relationship

Referring to your supporting documents

When I prepare a statutory declaration, as I make various statements about the relationship, I often refer the case officer back to the uploaded supporting documents which support and demonstrate the statements made. I think that the main benefits of doing this is that:

  • You are reaffirming/evidencing the truthfulness of your statement
  • You can let your case officer know what particular documents mean, or what the documents are demonstrating. This is particularly helpful if you think that the evidence that your providing isn’t particularly strong, or clear in relation to what it is suppose to demonstrate

How do you write clear and useful supporting statutory declarations for your partner visa application?

  • Write in a clear and understandable way. Pretend that you are an objective third party that doesn’t know anything about your history or relationship. Is your declaration clear and understandable from such an perspective?
  • Write in simple, short sentences that address the critical aspects of your history, relationship, and the considerations that the Department will assess (e.g. development of the relationship, financial aspects of the relationship etc.)
  • Include details and facts, and explain important and relevant events and dates, which will make your declarations, history and relationship more convincing. Such as the below example.
  • Refer to supporting documents and evidence that you are including in your application during your declaration, which will again make your declaration and relationship more convincing.
  • Proofread and make your declarations easy to understand. You don’t want to make your case officer’s job difficult, since he or she will decide your application. You actually should be as helpful and organised as you can be.
  • Get a friend or family member to proofread your draft as well, and see if they understand your declaration, whether they find it convincing, and if they have any further suggestions.

    Statutory declaration example


    I, Penny Money, of 5 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000, full-time student, make the following declaration under the Statutory Declarations Act 1959:

    1. I can confirm that John Bond and I have a mutual commitment to a shared life as spouse partners to the exclusion of all others.
    2. Our relationship is genuine and continuing.
    3. We first met in February 2010 at the University of Sydney.
    4. We both decided to enter into our committed and exclusive relationship on 30 June 2015. This was the date that we both decided that we would get married, and we would start planning our wedding.
    5. We recently completed our marriage ceremony and obtained our marriage certificate on 11 October 2016. After our marriage ceremony, we spent the weekend moving our belongings to John’s family home in Sydney. We are currently living together at John’s family home, at 5 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000.
    6. Prior to getting married, we previously lived together at 6 Bay Street, Randwick NSW. We lived together at this address between June 2013 and October 2016.

    Development of the relationship

    1. John and I first met at the University of Sydney in February 2010 while we were doing our undergraduate studies at this university.
    2. We both completed our undergraduate studies at the University of Sydney at the end of 2012. Please see attached copies of our undergraduate degree qualifications which demonstrates that we were both studying at this university at the same time.
    3. During our time as undergraduate students, John and I were good friends, but we never dated each other. During our first and second years at university, we didn’t have many courses and subjects in common. We would usually see each other at university around once or twice a week, for various events and activities such as:
      • Social activities organised by the university, university social clubs or students union
      • Social activities organised by our mutual friends
      • Study groups with our friends when we had mid-term or end of term examinations
    4. During our last year of undergraduate studies during 2012, John and I were enrolled for the same course and class for four different subjects. We did two common subjects in semester one, and also two common subjects in semester two. This was because the later year advanced courses were a lot more specialised and limited.
    5. During the last year of our studies, John and I spent a lot more time together during our classes, and also after class as we often studied together.
    6. Our last year of undergraduate studies was also the most difficult. John and I became a lot closer during this year as we helped and encouraged each other through the difficulties of our final subjects and examinations. I think that both of us performed much better with our exams and results because we had each other support and understanding. It was during this year that John and I first started to develop our feelings of care, love and support for each other.
    7. In 2013, we both continued our studies as PHD students. I completed my studies in Medical Engineering, while John studied Aeronautical Engineering. We both completed our PHD studies in adjacent buildings on campus from 2013. Please see attached copies of our PHD degree qualifications.
    8. In January 2013, we were together on a day trip to the Blue Mountains with a group of other friends. We got to know each other a lot more during this trip, so this trip and time together was an important step and development in our relationship. It was at this time that our relationship changed from being just friends, as we talked to each other about dating each other as partners. Soon after this trip, we decided to enter into our relationship. Please see attached ‘Relationship Photos 2013-2016’ which includes a few photos from this trip.
    9. In the year that followed, we developed and continued our close relationship by having nearly daily contact at our university. We have provided some examples from our message and phone records, which demonstrates our regular daily communication, including during a short period of separation when I travelled overseas to see family (Dec 2014 –Jan 2015).
    10. I was introduced to John’s father and brother in September 2014. Please see attached Form 888 completed by John’s father (Form 888 Sponsor father) and brother (Form 888 Sponsor brother).
    11. We went to Tasmania for a one-week road trip with two friends and stayed together in January 2015. Please see attached:
      • Social Tasmania trip flights and hotel bookings
      • Social Tasmania trip car rental
      • Social Tasmania trip photos
    12. We attended a Christmas party held at my supervisor’s place in December 2015. I introduced John to my supervisor and all the other students that were doing my PHD course. Please see attached Form 888 completed by my supervisor (Professor Nutty).
    13. During our undergraduate studies, I got to know John as a friend, and I thought that he was a nice guy. I found he is caring and knowledgeable, and that we have a lot in common.
    14. After we started our relationship, we both knew from early on that we have found our right other-halves. Being PHD students, we are often faced with difficulties in research and exams. Our similar backgrounds and upbringing also made it easier for us to communicate, as well as communicate with each other’s friends and family. With the mutual commitment and support of both our families, we decided to get married and started organising our wedding plans in mid 2015.
    15. Both John and I have family with conservative values, and this was also how both of us were brought up by our parents. While both our parents knew about our relationship and they were very supportive, our parents didn’t want us to live together until we had confirmed our intentions to get married and started organising our wedding.
    16. Hence, shortly after we told our parents that we would be getting married in June 2015 and that we had started organising our wedding plans, we also looked into moving in together. After we confirmed our wedding date, John moved in with me and my housemates at our rented unit in Randwick on 2 July 2015. The rent was $1100 per fortnight. Our housemates have been paying their share to our joint account ($660) before we make the full payment to the real estate agency from our joint account. Please see attached:
      • Tenancy change form July 2015
      • Financial joint account bank statement: we have highlighted our rental payments
    17. John and I lived together for just over one year before we got married on 11 October 2016. This was a very important period in our relationship, as we got to see what it would be like to live with each other on a daily basis. While John and I were very certain that we would be able to live happily together based on our history and how much we knew about it other, it was still important for us to live together before we got married.
    18. This period allowed John and I to connect and get to know each other even better. We got a chance to see how we as a couple can organise our home affairs, chores and joint responsibilities. Over time, we also got to know when it was right to give each other some space and personal time, which is still important to both of us. By the time that we got married, we already had a very good idea of each other’s daily habits.
    19. From mid-2015, John and I organised and planned our wedding. We had a lot of help from John’s family in Australia. Because my family live overseas, they weren’t able to help much with our wedding organisation. But my family did help financially by sending money to our joint account which we used for various wedding expenses. We have provided receipts for these transfers from my family. My family also helped organise travel and accommodation for my family members who travelled to Australia for our wedding.
    20. Our marriage registration took place on 30 June 2016, followed by our wedding ceremony and celebrations which was also held on 16 September 2016. Please see attached:
      • Relationship marriage certificate Sep 2016
      • Relationship wedding invitation
      • Relationship wedding photos
      • Statutory statements from supporting witnesses (Form 888 and statutory declarations from non-Australian witnesses)
    21. After our wedding, we spent the weekend packing our belonging and moved to John’s family’s place at 5 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000.

    Financial aspects of the relationship

    1. We opened our joint bank account on 7 July 2015, shortly after John and I started living together. Please see attached file: Financial joint account bank statements.
    2. Before opening this account, we would take turns paying for daily expenses such as food, entertainment, social events with friends etc.
    3. Both our scholarship payments and tutor teaching salaries are transferred directly into our joint account. During our time as PHD students, we both earned extra income by working as tutors for our university. We have also both transferred funds from our personal accounts into our joint account whenever we need some extra funds for expensive purchases like furniture, electronics, holiday bookings, wedding expenses etc.
    4. The attached joint account statement demonstrates that we both regularly use our joint account for regular expenses like groceries, various personal bills, entertainment etc. Both our scholarship payments and salaries as university tutors were paid directly to our joint account and key expenses (e.g. rental payment, wedding-related, furniture, electronics etc.) have been highlighted and explained.
    5. Currently John is not working and he is not receiving any further scholarship payments after the completion of his PHD. I am completing the final year of my PHD studies, hence, my scholarship payments and salaries as a university tutor are still paid directly into our joint account for both of us to use.
    6. We currently both continue to use our joint bank account regularly for daily expenses, as well as all major purchases such as flight and holiday costs.
    7. Because we currently live at a residence which is owned by John’s family, we currently do not have to pay rent. However, we do contribute to household expenses by buying groceries and other household items. We started paying for all electricity bills for the household from October 2016 onwards. This is paid directly from our joint account.
    8. John is currently looking for work after recently completing his PHD studies. I currently have around another 12 months to go before I will complete my PHD research and studies. Once I finish studying and hopefully secure employment after graduation, we are planning to obtain a home loan to purchase an apartment.

    Nature of the household

    1. While living at 6 Bay Street, Randwick, we both had to handle the constantly changing schedule and time demands that are placed on PHD students. Hence, we shared our household chores in a flexible manner, so whoever has more spare time during the week would do the majority of chores.
    2. I was mainly responsible for cooking and taking food to the university if John is working after hours on his experiments.
    3. Our shopping was done together during any nights that we are free, although I or John would also do shopping by ourselves if the other was busy.
    4. When we didn’t have any plans to go out, we set Saturday night aside for house cleaning and we did that together.
    5. We adopted a dog in December 2015, and we have named him Dobby. Sharing the responsibility of looking after our dog has helped us tremendously in preparing ourselves for a family life. We both really enjoy taking Dobby out for walks, which also helps us keep active and gets us outdoors basically every day.
    6. We are living with John’s family at the moment. John’s father likes to cook, so he is responsible for this most of the time. John and I are responsible for preparing lunch and dinner on Sundays. We also contribute by helping with the shopping and cleaning around the house. John’s father has retired, and he has really helped us by accommodating us into his home, and providing us with help as John looks for a job and we both look to save up to eventually buy a place of our own.

    Social aspects of the relationship

    1. Over the past year or so, we went for bushwalks in the surrounding national parks near Sydney on several occasions. We have now taken our pet dog Dobby on several of these walks, and this is an outdoor activity that we both really enjoy together.
    2. We went to Watson’s Bay with a few other friends in November 2014 and again during Easter 2016.
    3. We have also attended several major festival celebrations together as a couple (Easter, New Year, birthdays and weddings etc.). Please see attached ‘Relationship photos social’.
    4. Since October 2015 we have been swimming at our local fitness & aquatic centre on a very regular basis. Please see attached: Gym cards.
    5. We attended the lab Christmas party at my supervisor’s place as a couple. Please see attached completed Form 888 by my supervisor, Professor Nutty.
    6. In January 2015, we and two other friends went for a road trip in Tasmania for a week during the Christmas break.
    7. We have also talked to my parents on Skype regularly. I talk to my parents via Skype on Sundays, and John usually joins me for these calls. My dad and John are both really into football, and they message and banter with each other on weekends during games.
    8. Our parents and John’s brother all support our relationship and marriage. Details to be found in the attached Form 888 from John’s father and brother, and the attached statutory declarations from my parents.
    9. Our friends are also supportive of our relationship and invite us to events as a couple. Please see attached ‘Relationship wedding and other invitations’.

    Nature of the commitment

    1. The relationship between John and I is genuine and continuing. We are both committed to a shared life as spouse partners to the exclusion of all others. We have been and will continue to support each other in all aspects of our lives.
    2. From January to August 2016, I was preparing to finalise my important research project submission and examinations. This was a particularly difficult and stressful time. John has always been encouraging and understanding during such difficult periods. He also offered his expertise on solving problems and answering interview questions. It was because of him that I performed well for my research project and exams.
    3. My mother got sick in the same year and needed critical care for a while. It was an extremely challenging time for both of us, especially because I could not travel back home due to my need to submit my research project in time. During this tough time. John supported me emotionally and mentally.
    4. These adverse life events in the end made our relationship even stronger. We both knew then we would stick together for better, for worse, in sickness and health, and that we were ready to spend the rest of our lives together.
    5. I know that John is working hard with his job applications, and thankfully he already has a few positive leads with some second stage interviews that he has completed. John has always worked hard throughout his life, and he is also very intelligent and easy-going. We are both confident that he will shortly be able to secure a job in an industry/business that is related to his studies and interests.
    6. I currently have around another 12 months to go before I will complete my PHD research and studies. Once I finish studying and hopefully secure employment after graduation, we are planning to obtain a home loan to purchase an apartment.
    Frequently asked questions
    Can we prepare a joint declaration?No because a statutory declaration is sworn and signed by one person only
    Do we need to prepare two separate and different declarations for the same relationship history?Yes – we recommend having your statutory declarations ready at the time that you lodge your applications, so that yourself and your sponsor have a clear understanding of your relationship history and information that you have provided to the Department.
    Can our declarations be the same or similar?Yes but you shouldn’t really be completely copying and pasting each other’s declarations. Overlap and similarities are acceptable since your writing about the same relationship and history, but you still need to prepare two separate declarations written from your individual perspectives
    My partner’s English isn’t very good – should he or she write his or her declaration in his or her native language and translate this?

    This would be the most accurate way for the applicant or sponsor to provide the relevant information to the Department.

    We have had instances where the Department has accepted statutory declarations that were prepared in English for the visa applicant or sponsor, and this information was explained to the visa applicant or sponsor in their native language, before the visa applicant or sponsor arranged for swearing of the relevant statutory declaration.

    Client reviews


    Rass · February 19, 2019 at 1:29 am

    Hi Peng,
    I am currently collecting all documents i need to apply for partner visa, i am a bit confused should i do it online or paper base? want to know the difference

      Peng Cheng · February 26, 2019 at 6:52 pm

      Hi Rass,
      You need to apply online for a partner visa application.
      Paper form application is currently only allowed when the Department instructs you to do so.

    Malin · January 21, 2019 at 5:28 pm

    I am currently needing to prepare a document like this for my second stage with my Partner Visa. I just don’t know if me and my husband need to write all this in a word document first and then send it to you in order to get a statutory declaration?

      Peng Cheng · January 22, 2019 at 3:45 pm

      Hi Malin,
      You can write it on your computer and then take it to the JP to witness the declaration.

    Boio · January 12, 2019 at 2:18 pm

    Hi there, we are currently in the process of completing Partner Visa Application and organising supporting evidence for each of the aspects of our relationship. The one thing that is causing us a bit of confusion is the inclusion of our adopted daughter as a “Dependent Child” on my Partner Visa Application (she currently has a Visitor Visa like me but has a No Further Stay Condition). Any advise on what we should do? Add her on my Partner Visa Application or Apply for Adoption Visa for her?

      Peng Cheng · January 17, 2019 at 8:58 pm

      Hi Boio,
      If you have legal custody of the child it is possible to include her in a partner visa application, however the No Further Stay condition will cause issues for an onshore application.
      Please see Contact Us page and in relation to our Consultation Service – feel free to contact us if you need advice in relation to your visa options.

    Nousheen Begum · December 29, 2018 at 8:24 pm


    Great Article. Thanks for sharing.

    I have applied for visa subclass 309 to join my husband who is currently in Australia. I have always been a housewife with no employment history at all. Neither in Pakistan nor in UAE. Due to this reason, I am not sure what evidence to provide for requirement such as Financial Aspects. I decided to write a statutory declaration from UAE to support this requirement and get it signed. Can you guide me how to write a statutory declaration?

      Peng Cheng · January 8, 2019 at 6:45 pm

      Hi Nousheen,
      You can provide evidence to show that your partner is the main income earner.
      Please see Contact Us page in relation to our Consultation Service – feel free to contact us if you need advice in relation to your visa options.

    Bijay Tamang · December 27, 2018 at 10:56 pm

    Hi Peng,
    I feel good after reading your article its awesome. Actually i am in the initial stage of this visa. I dont have any ideas regarding this one and i am still on student visa. Will it affect the application being on student visa. And what do you recommend me to apply through agent or by myself. I don`t even know what documents do i need to follow up. can u please help me out.
    hope to see you soon

      Peng Cheng · January 8, 2019 at 6:45 pm

      Hi Bijay,
      If your student visa has not been issued with a No Further Stay condition, you can apply for a partner visa and the application will be assessed as a standard partner visa application. Whether or not you want to engage a migration agent is a matter of personal preference.

        Bijay Tamang · January 17, 2019 at 5:12 pm

        Hi Peng Cheng one more question on statutory decalaratiions for Sponsor, do we need to mention the whole story on number basis as u provided on page or in paragraph…
        Also do we need to fill up in the same blank box of statutory declaration page or on any other blank papers

    meko · December 27, 2018 at 6:28 am

    hello Peng
    iam a sponsor living oversea I got married 3 month ago and still living overseas is that okay if stay overseas? or i need to be in Australia when the applicant will apply .is any document need to prove i have income or accommodation?

      Peng Cheng · January 8, 2019 at 6:46 pm

      Hi Meko,
      Living overseas with your partner will provide good evidence of your relationship, and you are allowed to do this during the Department’s processing time. You will need to provide financial and household evidence with your application.

        meko · January 9, 2019 at 10:51 pm

        thank you peng Cheng for helping your web so useful to me . but in my situation I left my work and left my accommodation before i traveled overseas . how i can provide them financial and household evidence in that situation ?

          Peng Cheng · January 17, 2019 at 8:51 pm

          Please see Contact Us page in relation to our Consultation Service – feel free to contact us if you need advice in relation to your application.

    Jules · December 16, 2018 at 12:37 pm

    Hi Peng,

    I have one big question. Does the statutory declaration outlining the development of the relation ship etc. just need to be filled in in the 47sp form or as a separate document and signed? Or both?

      Peng Cheng · December 23, 2018 at 10:34 pm

      Hi Jules,
      You can complete this in a separate document.

      Bijay Tamang · January 17, 2019 at 5:17 pm

      separate document means what kind of documents Peng?? you mean on the statutory declaration sponsor form or a separate different paper

        Peng Cheng · January 17, 2019 at 8:52 pm

        Please see Contact Us page in relation to our Consultation Service – feel free to contact us if you need advice in relation to your application.

    Sam Tiffin · November 29, 2018 at 8:47 am


    I am currently doing this application, and it is a lot more extensive than I initially thought.

    I have a question that I am hoping that you can help me with. When giving details of financial aspects, social aspects etc. is it ok if I refer to my husband and I as the ‘applicant and the sponsor’? for example – the applicant and the sponsor first met on Saturday 26th November 2016.

    Does this make it sound too cold, should i put a little more emotion in to it and say things like ‘we’?

      Peng Cheng · December 3, 2018 at 3:14 pm

      Hi Sam,
      I don’t think that this matters that much – the information that you provide in your declaration is the most important factor.

    Kat · November 26, 2018 at 8:34 am

    Hi Peng, great article and so helpful. Do you recommend making a statutory declaration for each of the categories (development of relationship, finance, household, social, commitment) or is it only needed for the “Details of the development of the relationship”? The list of required document on the government website is a bit ambiguous on what should be a stat dec and what should “just” be a written statement (e.g household) – What do you recommend?
    Many thanks for any advice on this 🙂

      Peng Cheng · November 28, 2018 at 11:17 am

      Hi Kat,
      You will need to address all of the relationship aspects (categories) in your application. You can address all of these aspects in one statutory declaration i.e. one statutory declaration from the visa applicant and one from the sponsor.

    Sam · November 19, 2018 at 9:40 pm

    Hi Peng, I am trying to organise the statutory declaration, when i click the link for the template, it says page not found. Is there a template that I could use or do I type out a letter, and get it signed by the relevant authority please?
    Also, I am having troubles trying to locate the sponsor’s sponsorship form. Could I please know where I could find that on the homeaffairs website?
    Thank you very much

      Peng Cheng · November 23, 2018 at 2:24 pm

      Dear Sam,
      I would suggest you copy/paste the template into a word document, then complete the statutory declaration from there.

    Rohit · November 19, 2018 at 9:50 am

    Hi there,
    My question is about my wife. We are applying final stage of partner visa for permanent residency. Do we need form 888 again from two different people we know. We have provided this previously.

      Peng Cheng · November 19, 2018 at 3:16 pm

      Hi Rohit,
      You can provide Form 888s from the same or different people from those provided during the temporary stage. It’s what they write that is most important.
      It is up to you whether you to wish to prepare and provide Form 888 to support your application – this is useful evidence for the Department.

    Marie · November 12, 2018 at 1:45 pm

    Hi peng
    I am currently in tourist visa now.My partner and i want to apply for partner visa defacto and currently i couldnt work because im under tourist visa so how could we state about sharing financial aspect in our relationship?

      Peng Cheng · November 13, 2018 at 1:00 pm

      Hi Marie,
      You can provide evidence of how you contribute to your finances through savings, if applicable, as well as how you contributed previously when you were able to work.
      You will also be able to provide further evidence of the financial aspects during processing time.

    Tram · November 11, 2018 at 8:30 am

    Hi Peng,

    I and my partner just married recently, he’s US citizen and still living in US. Should we lodge the partner visa offshore or in Australia? And the Stat dec about relationship can be type and upload or hand write.. sign and scan then upload?

      Peng Cheng · November 13, 2018 at 1:01 pm

      Hi Tram,
      Whether you lodge onshore or offshore is a matter of personal preference about where you want your partner to be during processing time. It is preferable if you type your statutory declarations as this is easier to read, however handwritten ones will also be accepted.

      Tram · November 13, 2018 at 5:01 pm

      Thanks Peng. If we lodge the partner visa offshore means my husband must be overseas during processing time right? If we lodge form in Australia as he comes here as a visitor, he will get the Bridging Visa to legally work and study here right?

        Peng Cheng · November 19, 2018 at 3:55 pm

        If you lodge offshore your partner can come to Australia if he can obtain a visitor visa but otherwise he must remain outside of Australia during processing time.
        If you make an onshore application he will get a bridging visa which will allow him full and unrestricted work rights. This bridging visa will come into effect when his substantive visa (the visitor visa) expires.

    Imran · November 5, 2018 at 11:20 pm

    Hi Peng
    I am on 457 visa ,
    I have applied for wife visa . She is in Pakistan .
    My lawyer said that , I should apply for visit visa first then I could change it to dependant but unfortunately she got rejected with the eligation that she never traveled about of Pakistan before and after coming in Australia,she is not gonna leave.Now my company lawyer wants me to apply for dependant visa which is (482) .Because there is no more 457.She asking 4 types of declaration form , from both parents n us

      Peng Cheng · November 9, 2018 at 11:51 am

      Hi Imran,
      The dependent 482 is the correct visa if you hold a primary 457 visa.

    Dean · August 30, 2018 at 11:39 pm

    Hi Peng, my partner and I wrote the same information in the section explaining our relationship, social aspects, etc. We assumed this info was to be put individually into our statutory declarations in our own words and so we put a generic/short version when we sent through our application as we weren’t prepared to answer this on the initial forms. Will the statutory dec be taken into account for each of our applications in regards to this section as it greater info regarding the r’ship aspects?

      Peng Cheng · August 31, 2018 at 10:37 am

      Hi Dean,
      You can add more information by uploading statutory declarations to your application – the Department will need to take this information into account in their decision.

        Dean · August 31, 2018 at 11:41 pm

        Thanks so much for your feedback and advice 🙂

    Chris · August 30, 2018 at 11:30 pm

    Hi Peng, just a quick question if you don’t mind; My partner and I lodged our partner visa a couple days ago but we accidentally made a mistake when stating the date our defacto relationship began. We wrote it correctly so many times, but they asked the same question a couple of different ways and we messed up on one of them. Will this effect our application or is there anything we can do to correct this?

    alix_r_79 · August 18, 2018 at 3:20 am

    Hi Peng, you mention joint statements and joint stat decs from myself and my husband (sponsor). Do I submit two statements for my OWN application 309/100? Or Do I just submit my own statement for my own application and then submit the sponsors statements with the sponsor application form? Also is a joint classed as 2 separate docs or could it be one we both sign? Thanks

      Peng Cheng · August 22, 2018 at 9:42 pm

      Hi Alix,
      You just need to prepare separate declarations for the applicant and sponsor.

        alix_r_79 · August 22, 2018 at 9:59 pm

        Thanks PC. Does the sponsor just have to answer all the same questions I do (financial, social, commitment, etc) or is it just about our relationship development (but in his own words) and we can submit it all on just a word document as additional piece of evidence. Thanks!

    Harjot Kaur · August 9, 2018 at 4:11 pm

    Thanks for replying. Also, I have to attach bills with the file now, but several bills are under old address that I forget to mention in the application under the question where it is written the living address from 10 years. I just mentioned only one address from last two years. Now, I am confused that what to do? should I fill the form 80 or just upload the bills with old address?? Please help.

    Janepher · June 24, 2018 at 5:43 pm

    Hi thanks for the great article and I hope am not too late to ask since we are in 2018. Me and my boyfriend met physically when he was on a holiday but spend only a month and travelled back to Aussie since he works and has a son there. We are still in touch but haven’t met again since April. He has been supportive in almost each and everything in this relationship. We haven’t met again since April 2016. Am asking if the defacto visa will be granted to us. Thanks

      Peng Cheng · June 26, 2018 at 12:20 am

      Hi Janepher,
      Hope for your understanding that I would need to spend a bit of time with you to get relevant information from you and properly answer your queries and provide advice.
      Please see Contact Us page and in relation to our Consultation Service – feel free to contact us if you need advice in relation to your visa options.

    Zed Maccer · May 29, 2018 at 8:59 am

    Hi, Great article and very helpful, thank you! My question is: I have been married before and am now divorced. For my defacto application I’m asking my brother to fill in form 888 and he was at my previous wedding. Should he reference the fact that I was married but explain why my current defacto relationship is stronger and how we are actually muchbetter suited? I feel like it’s an elephant in the room if it doesn’t get mentioned!? What do you think?

      Peng Cheng · May 29, 2018 at 10:20 pm

      Hi Zed,
      You can ask your brother to provide that information in his Form 888. That information could be useful for your case officer but I guess that depends on what your brother writes.
      Please see Contact Us page and in relation to our Consultation Service – feel free to contact us if you need advice in relation to your visa options.

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