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Hello,
Just a couple of questions re: spousal visa

1. Who needs the statutory declaration? (edited from character reference - my bad) Sponsor or spouse?
2. How can they be written? Online or handwritten?
3. Do they need to be written on a specific form or any paper will do (within reason of course!)
4. Who can write the statutory declaration? Family? Friends?

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Matt, Lanen, and Edward
 

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Never heard of partner visa requiring character references.

Police clearances are required (which in some countries might have "character" in the wording - I think UK is officially "Police Certificate of Character" or something like that). But that is not the same thing as character references. Where did you see this requirement for character references for a partner visa?
 

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Never heard of partner visa requiring character references.
They can be required if either the visa applicant or the sponsor has a criminal history, even a minor one.
 
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Never heard of partner visa requiring character references.

Police clearances are required (which in some countries might have "character" in the wording - I think UK is officially "Police Certificate of Character" or something like that). But that is not the same thing as character references. Where did you see this requirement for character references for a partner visa?
Thanks
I was under the assumption that people needed to write a character assessment of myself or my partner. Sounds like I'm getting wrong info?

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I remembered where I saw it. It was in Form 47SP pg 20.

'At least 2 statutory declarations from individuals who are
Australian citizens or permanent residents and have
personal knowledge of your relationship and support your
claim that the relationship is genuine and continuing (see
form 888 Statutory declaration by a supporting witness
relating to a partner visa application)'
 

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Oops! Thanks for correcting me. I think I used the wrong terminology then.

I've edited my original post to read 'stat dec'.
 

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Hello,
Just a couple of questions re: spousal visa

1. Who needs the statutory declaration? (edited from character reference - my bad) Sponsor or spouse? I suppose technically it's part of the visa applicant's supporting evidence, but it attests to your relationship so not sure it's an either/or question.
2. How can they be written? Online or handwritten?form 888's can be filled out with Adobe on a computer and printed out to be taken for signing/witnessing. They can also be printed blank and filled out by hand
3. Do they need to be written on a specific form or any paper will do (within reason of course!)form 888 is a specific form with specific questions, however a blank stat dec can be used instead of form 888.
4. Who can write the statutory declaration? Family? Friends? yes

Kind regards
Matt, Lanen, and Edward
See my answers in bold above.
 

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Hello,
Just a couple of questions re: spousal visa

1. Who needs the statutory declaration? (edited from character reference - my bad) Sponsor or spouse?
2. How can they be written? Online or handwritten?
3. Do they need to be written on a specific form or any paper will do (within reason of course!)
4. Who can write the statutory declaration? Family? Friends?

Kind regards
Matt, Lanen, and Edward
No character references are needed unless there is a character issue.
 
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