General documents

Forms

You must complete two forms and lodge them together.

    The child or sponsoring parent should complete:
  • Form 47CH - Application for migration to Australia by a child (333 kB PDF).
    Sponsoring parents should complete:
  • Form 40CH - Sponsorship for a child to migrate to Australia (297 kB PDF).

The forms must be completed in English.

Receiving assistance

  • If someone gives you advice or lodges your application for you:
    • Form 956 - Advice by a migration agent/exempt person of providing immigration assistance (133KB PDF) (the agent or exempt person completes the form and you must sign it).
  • If you would like someone else to receive correspondence from us on your behalf:
    • Form 956a - Appointment or withdrawal of an authorised recipient (116KB PDF) (the recipient completes the form and you must sign it).

Character

    Police checks for everyone included in the visa application who is 16 years of age or older:
  • an Australian National Police Check for anyone who has spent a cumulative total of 12 months or more in Australia since turning 16 years of age
  • police certificates from each country in which anyone in your application has spent a cumulative total of 12 months or more in the past 10 years since turning 16 years of age.

Provide the original certificates and keep a copy for yourself.