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Sponsor as witness to supporting witness 888 stat dec?

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Old 05-09-2020, 02:44 AM
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Sponsor as witness to supporting witness 888 stat dec?

My partner (sponsor) is a registered nurse so is able to witness statutory declarations. We're compiling evidence for our 801 visa now and one of our supporting witnesses has asked if my partner would witness her statement for our application? Is this allowed or a conflict of interest? I'm leaning towards the latter but I cannot find anything definitive across forums or Google searches.

I know the simplest answer is that our supporting witness finds another eligible person to witness their statement but let's assume that's not an option for now. Can my partner witness our supporting witness's 888 stat dec form?


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Old 05-09-2020, 06:09 AM
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No in my Opinion as a Justice of the Peace ( Qal) Qld, she can't witness the statements as she definitely has a conflict of interest.


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Old 05-09-2020, 03:45 PM
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No way. As cited above, a straight up case of conflict of interest.

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Old 05-10-2020, 12:46 AM
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It is not illegal, but it is a very bad idea.

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