Who needs a Form 888 Statutory Declaration?
This form must be completed by Australian citizen or permanent resident who is at least 18 years old and knows the visa applicant and their partner and the history of their relationship. Such a person would have to act as a witness to a relationship between an applicant for a visa and their partner. If a filer of this form is not a permanent resident or a citizen of Australia, their testimony can not be considered as sufficient.
What is the Form 888 Statutory Declaration for?
When assessing a Partner or Prospective Marriage visa application, the Department of Immigration and Citizenship must investigate the overall picture of a relationship, in order to exclude the possibility of manipulating with marriage with a view to obtaining a residence permit in Australia or Australian citizenship.
In Australia, the Australian government form 888, a statutory declaration, must be witnessed by a person prescribed by the Statutory Declaration Act 1959. A full list can be found on the Attorney-General’s Department website https://www.ag.gov.au.
Is the 888 Form Statutory Declaration accompanied by other forms?
This form doesn’t need an accompaniment of other documents in order to be filed with the Department of Immigration and Citizenship.
When is the Visa Form 888 Statutory Declaration due?
This form can be filed at any time during the consideration process of an applicant’s visa application.
How do I fill out the Statutory Declaration Form 888?
Personal information, occupation or qualification, applicant’s name and name of their partner, as well as the information about their relationship, should be provided to complete this form.
Where do I send Form 888 Statutory Declaration?
Once completed and signed, this form should be directed to the Department of Immigration and Citizenship.