If you want to bring a child younger than 18 years of age with you to Australia, and that child’s other parent is not included in the application: documentary evidence that you have the legal right to bring that child to Australia, such as:
- copies of official legal documents, such as a court-issued parental responsibility (custody), access or guardianship order statutory declaration (80 kB pdf) giving their permission
Form 1229 - Consent form to grant an Australian visa to a child under the age of 18 years (125 kB pdf).
If you use Form 1229 or a
statutory declaration, you will have to attach a copy of the other parent’s government-issued identification document (such as a passport or driver's licence) with their photograph and signature.
For detailed information about members of your family unit see
including family members in your application.
Police checks for you and everyone included in your application, whether they are migrating or not, who is at least 16 years of age. When required, you must provide a scanned colour copy:
- of an Australian national police check for anyone who has spent a total of 12 months or more in Australia since turning 16 years of age
- of 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.
If you or anyone included in the application has served in the armed forces of any country, a scanned colour copy of military service record or discharge papers.