Applicant documents

Forms

Form 1139A - Statement of Assets and Liabilities Position (68K​B PDF)

Receiving assistance

    Complete these forms only if you are lodging a paper application:
    • 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).

Charges

Pay the visa visa application charge.​

Your identity

  • Certified copies of the biographical pages of the current passports or travel documents of all people included in the application (these are the pages with the holder's photo and personal details and the issue/expiry dates).
  • Two recent passport-sized photographs (45 mm x 35 mm) of each person included in the application.
    • photographs should be of the head and shoulders only against a plain background.
    • Print the name of the person on the back of each photograph.
  • If your name has changed or the name of anyone included in your application has changed: a certified copy of evidence of the name change.

Your relationships

  • Certified copies of marriage certificates or relationship registrations for you and anyone else included in your application, even if they are not joining you in Australia.
  • If you are living in a de facto relationship: independent evidence that your relationship is genuine and continuing (for example, joint bank account statements, billing accounts in joint names or joint ownership of major assets).
  • If you or anyone included in the application has been widowed, divorced or permanently separated: a certified copy of the death certificate, divorce documents, or statutory declaration separation documents.
  • Evidence of financial dependency for all your members of the family unit aged 18 or older:
    • a certified copy of their birth certificate and proof of their relationship to you
    • proof that they live in your household
    • proof that they have been financially dependent on you for at least the 12 months immediately before you lodge your application.

Health requirements

  • If you are required to undergo health examinations, you must organise your health examinations upfront before lodging a visa application and include your health identifier (HAP ID) when completing your visa application form.
  • If you have confirmed that you do not need to undergo health examinations by using My Health Declarations, please indicate on your online application form that you have organised your health examinations when lodging your visa application (as you are considered to have met this requirement).
  • Evidence that everyone included in your application has adequate health insurance in Australia. Provide any one of the following:
    • a signed letter from a health insurance provider (140KB DOC)
    • a Medicare card or receipt of enrolment with Medicare
    • evidence of adequate health insurance (including travel insurance)
    • if you are from a country with a reciprocal health care agreement with Australia and will be eligible for Medicare when you arrive here, evidence of adequate health insurance (including travel insurance) to cover you until you enrol in Medicare
      • If anyone included in the application has served in the armed forces of any country: certified copies of their military service record or discharge papers.
  • evidence that you hold a passport from the Republic of Ireland.

Character requirements

  • Evidence that everyone included in the visa application has applied for an Australian Federal Police National Police Check if they are at least 16 years of age and have spent a total of 12 months or more in Australia since turning 16 years of age. Provide the original certificates and keep a copy for yourself.
    • See Character requirements - How to obtain police certificates
  • If anyone included in the application has served in the armed forces of any country: certified copies of their military service record or discharge papers.
  • The AFP National Police Check Application Form is available from the Australian Federal Police website - either an online form or paper form. Visa applicants should tick Code 33 in Section 8 of the form. Fingerprints are not required.

    You will be issued with a 'National Police Check' certificate which will have 'Complete Disclosure' in the heading if your AFP police check application is successful.

  • Police certificates from each country in which anyone in your application has spent a 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.
    • See Character requirements - How to obtain police certificates

Net assets

  • A one-page summary statement outlining all your assets and liabilities on a day of your choice in the three months before you were invited to apply for this visa, with details of how those assets were acquired, including the source of funds.
  • Evidence of your ownership of each asset and liabilities (if any) against each asset (for example, mortgages, credit cards and loans, including unsecured and third-party loans):
    • for assets held by a trust: the trust deed
    • >for cash assets: bank statements, all less than three months old, with the same date of issue
    • for real estate assets: title deeds, valuation certificates by an accredited property valuer, and mortgages
    • for personal or business loans: loan agreements, loan statements indicating the amount borrowed and the repayment schedule, and loans listed in the business balance sheet (for loans to or from a business)
    • for stocks and bonds: share or bond registers, share/fixed interest securities, debentures or transfer certificates.