Sponsor documents

  • Evidence that the sponsor is over 18, such as a birth certificate or passport.
    • Evidence that the sponsor is a settled Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen. Evidence can include a certified copy of:
      • a birth certificate
      • an Australian passport or foreign passport containing evidence of permanent residence
      • an Australian citizenship certificate
      • for New Zealand citizens, evidence of length of residence in Australia and of continuing links with Australia.
  • Photocopies of one of the following documents to show the sponsor’s employment during the past two years:
    • an Australian income or overseas tax assessment notice
    • a letter from the sponsor’s employer confirming length of employment and annual salary payslips
    • if the sponsor is self-employed or self-funded from other sources, business documents or a letter from the sponsor’s accountant.
  • If the child is younger than 18 years of age, the sponsor and their partner (if any) must both provide:
    • AFP National Police Checks, if the sponsor or their partner 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 the sponsor or their partner have 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.