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Statutory Declaration

Hi Mark,

We are applying offshore partner visa.
What is the difference between statement and statutory declaration?
Does the sponsor and partner make statutory declarations separately or together ?
Does the sponsor and partner make statutory declarations separately or together?
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Hi jkl456 -

For partner visa statements, applicant and sponsor statements should be statutory declarations (see Commonwealth Statutory Declaration template online) if the person is in Australia. If the person is not in Australia, they should be written and witnessed by a person in that country who is authorised to witness and confirm the identity of the writer for immigration purposes by that country's regulations. Usually a Notary Public or Justice of the Peace will suffice. For additional statements, note requirements for 2 stat decs on Form 888 no more than 6 weeks old if you're lodging onshore, and for other statements & offshore statements, a certified copy of the statement and a copy of the writer's local ID (driver license) or passport is best.


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Statements and Stat Dec

HI there,
So I've read through most of the posts and I just wanted to clarify one thing.
I've headed my statement with a 'front cover' page which is the stat Dec form but without the specific sections and only the declaration and room for signatures.


I've stated on there who I am, name age address and occupation and confirmed the amount of pages attached to the statement.
I've then typed the full statement on regular A4 paper with a continuation header at the top of each page and a section at the bottom for my signiture and date and witness.

Is this acceptable?

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Sounds good - I noted you are in UK (?) Note that statutory declarations must be witnessed on Australian soil (including Australian Embassies, etc) in order to be valid. If that's not the case, depending on the visa you are applying for, the typical witnessing procedures in your country can also work. The key is that a legally qualified third party, whether they be a JP, notary, or whatever your country specifies, establishes your identity and certifies the document as such.

Hope this helps -

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HI there,
So I've read through most of the posts and I just wanted to clarify one thing.
I've headed my statement with a 'front cover' page which is the stat Dec form but without the specific sections and only the declaration and room for signatures.


I've stated on there who I am, name age address and occupation and confirmed the amount of pages attached to the statement.
I've then typed the full statement on regular A4 paper with a continuation header at the top of each page and a section at the bottom for my signiture and date and witness.

Is this acceptable?

Kindest regards

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Make sure each page of the attachment is signed by yourself and witnessed as well - not just the last page.

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Hi Mark and Danegirl.

Thank you so much for your replies. I'm actuallly applying from NZ although I'm a UK citizen.
From looking at everything I can get JP to sign it all. If I ask for an Australian Consulate to sign it, it's $21 per signature!

Sound okay to you guys?


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Hi,
My husband and I are both in Buenos Aires, and are applying for the partner visa, we just wanted to know who can sign our relationship statements as their is no justice of the peace here so to speak so we feel a bit lost as to who can sign our statements and if certification is the only option.

Also I would have been living in Buenos Aires for 11 months by the time we lodge the visa application and I will be heading home . Do I just put my Australian address for question 11 on there sponsership form? and for question 38 would I just leave blank as I wouldnt have clocked up 12 months in Buenos Aires?

Pardon my ignorance I just dont want any mistakes on the application as my husband and I have to be apart until the visa is approved and dont want any set backs,

Thank you kindly


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Hi Mark,

I've actually stumbled upon this thread when I was trying to find out more about the stat dec required for Partner Visa and the Sponsorship.

I would like to ask a few questions if you don't mind please?

1. It is said that a Stat Dec must be signed by two witnesses however on the forms that I've came across, both for the Applicant (immi.gov.au/contacts/forms/partner/_pdf/stat_dec_applicant.pdf) and the Sponsor (immi.gov.au/contacts/forms/partner/_pdf/stat_dec_sponsor.pdf), they both only have 1 place to note the down the signature (on pg. 3), does this mean only 1 witness signature is required?

2. Based on the questions and answers that I have previously read on this thread, the supporting documents for the relationship history is better to be made on the Stat Dec forms that I've mentioned above, however these forms do not have the space to contain all stories/details on other topics that you have provided as examples, such as:

• How you met, when you met, and where you met
• The types of things you tended to do together during dating and courtship (including places you went out, things you did together, etc)
• How the relationship progressed and became stronger/closer
• Details of shared financial and other responsibilities.
• Details of how you organise your household finances.
• Details of family and social events with friends and relatives
• Details of holidays taken together or weekends away, etc.
• Details of how one partner is supportive of the other partner’s lifestyle choices, social activities, sporting and recreational activities, friends and family.
• Details of how you intend to live together.
• Details of your commitment to each other.

Does that mean we would need to attach a written statement separate than the stat dec forms?

Thanks again for the clarification


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Hi Reginleif -

Thanks for the questions - you may have confused the applicant and sponsor relationship statements with the witness statements.

Re: applicant and sponsor relationship statements, no need to make these stat decs, they can simply be printed, signed and scanned. No need for witnessing these statements.

Re: witness statements, you generally need at least 2 Form 888's (which are stat dec forms) from 2 Australian citizens or permanent residents. For onshore partner applications, this is expected; for offshore applications, they will not require that the declarants be Australian citizens or permanent residents. Many people lodge with additional Form 888s or additional written statements rather than just the 2 required. For additional Form 888's (and the required 2), these need to be properly witnessed by a JP or other qualified witness. For additional non-stat dec statements, a copy of the signed statement plus a copy of the declarant's passport biodata page or driver licence (in English) is fine. All can be colour scanned and uploaded.

Hope this helps -

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Hi Mark,

I've actually stumbled upon this thread when I was trying to find out more about the stat dec required for Partner Visa and the Sponsorship.

I would like to ask a few questions if you don't mind please?

1. It is said that a Stat Dec must be signed by two witnesses however on the forms that I've came across, both for the Applicant (immi.gov.au/contacts/forms/partner/_pdf/stat_dec_applicant.pdf) and the Sponsor (immi.gov.au/contacts/forms/partner/_pdf/stat_dec_sponsor.pdf), they both only have 1 place to note the down the signature (on pg. 3), does this mean only 1 witness signature is required?

2. Based on the questions and answers that I have previously read on this thread, the supporting documents for the relationship history is better to be made on the Stat Dec forms that I've mentioned above, however these forms do not have the space to contain all stories/details on other topics that you have provided as examples, such as:

• How you met, when you met, and where you met
• The types of things you tended to do together during dating and courtship (including places you went out, things you did together, etc)
• How the relationship progressed and became stronger/closer
• Details of shared financial and other responsibilities.
• Details of how you organise your household finances.
• Details of family and social events with friends and relatives
• Details of holidays taken together or weekends away, etc.
• Details of how one partner is supportive of the other partner’s lifestyle choices, social activities, sporting and recreational activities, friends and family.
• Details of how you intend to live together.
• Details of your commitment to each other.

Does that mean we would need to attach a written statement separate than the stat dec forms?

Thanks again for the clarification

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Hi JK,

It can be on A4. Just make sure u write only truth u can mention your future plan's also what ever you both had planned.. Make sure you both know what you had written in statement, just in case both of you are interviewed... Sign every page....


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