Partner Visa Australia Checklist (Subclass 820)

One of the most common questions our team is asked by people is … “Do you have a Partner Visa 820 checklist?” Our clients are provided with a login and password to an EasiVisa online file that contains an interactive document checklist, templates, example Form 888s, example relationship statements and so much more.  We don’t have a soft copy checklist that we can email to everyone who calls and so we’ve decided to create an online “guide” that lists the types of documents people usually need when preparing an 820 partner visa application. Each and every partner visa application is different and so it’s impossible to provide a comprehensive checklist that will cover each and every set of circumstances. You can apply for a partner visa if you are in a married or de facto (including registered relationship) with an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, or an eligible New Zealand Citizen. Our questionnaire can help you decide if you are eligible to apply:

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As mentioned above, no two partner visa applications are the same! Without knowing more about your particular circumstances it is impossible for us to list everything that you will need. This checklist is provided as a general “guide” only and can be used as a starting point when collecting your relationship evidence.


This 820 Partner Visa checklist is provided as a general guide only and must not be used as migration advice. If you seek personalised advice, we recommend that you book a consultation with one of our experienced registered migration consultants.

820 Partner Visa Checklist: 

 Required Forms

  • Character assessment for applicant and sponsor (Form 80)
  • At least 2 Statutory Declarations by a third parties supporting your relationship (Form 888). We generally recommend 4 – 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)