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Old 10-15-2011, 05:21 PM
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Sponsor police check

Hi,

Just getting our partner visa app together.

Just wondering if, as the Australian sponsor for my English partner, will i need a Australian police check? I can't really find a answer if i will for sure need this. It just says everywhere that i will be asked for it if needed. Trying to reduce processing time so was wanting to get it done before applying. But i don't want to pay for it if i am not going to need it.

Also my Australian mother is writting a stat dec for us but she does not have a passport and i don't see it nessesary for her to pay for a copy of her birth certificate for just a stat dec. Is she able to use her drivers license for stat dec id?

Thanks for your help. I'd be lost without this forum.

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Old 10-16-2011, 12:01 AM
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Hi

The reason you need to provide either a certified copy of your mothers passport or birth certificate is to prove she is an Australian citizen / permanent resident. The drivers licence does not prove this. So if she does not have a passport, she will need to obtain a birth certificate from RBDM - it doesn't cost much.

Can you advise where Immi state a police check for the sponsor may be required? I have not heard of this before...

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I believe a police check for the sponsor is only required if children of the applicant are also being sponsored.

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Old 10-16-2011, 02:34 AM
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I agree with whatnext. Cheers


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Missmullen.. Thanks for your comment above.. It made me realise that 3 of my 4 stat decs only provided drivers license.. Can't believe I missed that!!!! I'll get them to have a copy of their passports certified and send to CO. Do you think I should have them redo the stay decs or just send the certified copy of passports??

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Old 10-16-2011, 03:18 AM
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Hi whatnext,

I think there's no need to redo the witness statements, just supplement their certified copies of passport will be fine.

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Old 10-16-2011, 09:34 AM
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Missmullen.. Thanks for your comment above.. It made me realise that 3 of my 4 stat decs only provided drivers license.. Can't believe I missed that!!!! I'll get them to have a copy of their passports certified and send to CO. Do you think I should have them redo the stay decs or just send the certified copy of passports??
Oh no - you are not the only one I just realised we didn't provide anything, we just sent the stat dec forms - my partner organised it as he's the Australian one and he said that was all we needed - I am so mad at him, the one bit I leave for him to do and he just doesn't read it properly!! I'm hoping you don't just get rejected because you haven't provided that when you have heaps of other evidence??? Aggghhhh!


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I'm pretty sure the stat decs don't have to be from Australians. We're in the US and we can have Americans do ours. No need to be angry.

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I'm pretty sure the stat decs don't have to be from Australians. We're in the US and we can have Americans do ours. No need to be angry.
Thanks Vyktoria, I think we all just want everything to be perfect and it is frustrating when you spend so much time on it to realise you forgot something. I'll try to be a bit more chilled about it :-)


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I'm pretty sure the stat decs don't have to be from Australians. We're in the US and we can have Americans do ours. No need to be angry.
The stat decs do need to be from Australians, hence the need for a passport / birth certificate to prove their validity... The Partner Booklet & Form 888 are quite clear on this.

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