Subclass 820 Partner Visa Checklist:



Subclass 820 Partner visa (temporary)

This visa lets the de facto partner or spouse of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen live in Australia temporarily. Getting this visa is the first step towards a permanent Partner visa (subclass 801).


Our Partner Visa questionnaire can help you find out if you could be eligible to apply for a subclass 820 visa

Take Our Free Partner Visa Eligibility Test


Partner Visa Onshore Temporary (Subclass 820) Application Document Checklist

Required Forms

  • Form 80 – Character Assessment of Applicant (also required for accompanying dependent children aged 16 years and over)
  • At least 2 Statutory Declarations by third parties supporting your relationship (Form 888). We recommend providing 4 to 6 Form 888s.

Personal Documents

  • Passport biodata page for the applicant 
  • Passport biodata page for all dependents included in your application 
  • Passport Photo x2 of the applicant
  • Passport Photo x2 of all dependents included in your application
  • Full Birth Certificate of the applicant (“Full” means – showing the names of both parents)
  • Full Birth Certificate of all dependents included in your application
  • Other identity evidence, such as:
    • Family book (where relevant)
    • Court issued documents (where relevant)
  • Change of name evidence, such as:
    • Deed poll (where relevant)
    • Statutory Declaration (where relevant)
    • Marriage Certificate (where relevant)
  • Marriage Certificate (where relevant)
  • Divorce Certificate (where relevant)
  • Separation papers (where relevant)
  • Death Certificate for widows/widowers (where relevant)
  • Military discharge papers (where relevant)
  • Evidence of Shared Accommodation, such as:
    • Joint lease agreement
    • Bond payment
    • Mortgage documents
    • Joint property ownership documents
    • Utility bills showing your joint names
    • Photos of your home
  • Evidence of Correspondence Addressed Jointly, such as:
    • Online orders for books, clothes, shoes etc
    • Letters, cards or invitations sent by mail to you both at your home address – make sure you save the envelopes that show your name, address and the date!
    • Letters from your bank, including bank statements, that show your joint home address
  • Evidence of Joint Financial Commitments, such as:
    • Joint bank account(s)
    • Joint credit or debit cards
    • Joint insurances
    • Joint rental payments
    • Joint utility accounts
    • Joint pet bills
    • Joint gym membership payments
    • Joint car loans
    • Other joint bills/financial commitments
  • Evidence of Joint Memberships of Organisations of Groups, such as:
    • Joint gym memberships
    • Joint golf/tennis club memberships
  • Detailed Relationship Statements for you and your partner. 


Additional Documents for Dependent Children

  • Parental responsibility documents permitting children under 18 years of age to migrate to Australia (where relevant)
  • Adoption papers for children (where relevant)
  • Where your child is aged 18 years over, make sure they can be included in your application! Special rules apply.
  • Form 80 for dependent children aged 16 years and over.
  • Australian Federal Police Clearance for dependent children aged 16 years and over
  • Offshore Police Clearances for dependent children aged 16 years and over

Sponsors Personal Documents 

  • Passport biodata page 
  • Passport Photo x2 
  • Full Birth Certificate 
  • Evidence of employment during the past 2 years
  • Evidence that the sponsor is an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or eligible New Zealand Citizen
  • Australian Federal Police Clearance 
  • Offshore Police Clearances (where relevant)

Health and Character 

  • Australian Federal Police Clearances (where applicable)
  • Offshore Police Clearances 
  • Visa medicals


Not had a visa cancelled or an application refused

You might not be eligible for this visa if you have had a visa cancelled or refused while you were in Australia. Check if visa cancellation affects your eligibility.



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