What do you write on Form 888?
Write in simple, short sentences that address the critical aspects of your history, relationship, and the considerations that the Department will assess (e.g. development of the relationship, financial aspects of the relationship etc.) via
Who should fill Form 888?
The purpose of the Form 888 is for the Department of Home Affairs to consider the social aspects of the relationship. The form must be completed by a person who knows the visa applicant and the sponsor, is at least 18 years of age and is an Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident. via
Can a family member fill out Form 888?
Who can complete the Form 888? The friend or family member who completes the form must know both the applicant and their partner/fiance and must be either an Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident. The person who completes the form must be at least 18 years of age. via
Is Form 888 compulsory?
Most people believe that form 888 is mandatorily required in relation to partner visa applications but this is not the case. It's only required in certain types of partner visa applications and particularly important when the visa applicant is in Australia and without a visa at all. via
What makes a relationship genuine and continuing?
Proving a "genuine and continuing" relationship
Amongst other things, the authorities want to know if the both of you are "committed to a shared life to the exclusion of all others", and live together or do not live apart on a permanent basis. via
How do I prove my relationship is real and continuing?
What makes a genuine relationship?
Genuine connection requires a serious commitment to be good to each other and to see the best in each other no matter what. Without this, trust doesn't grow. via
How do you write a letter to support a real relationship?
A description of how the relationship started and how you became aware of the relationship. A statement that, in your judgement, the couple is in a real, ongoing, genuine relationship based on your experience and knowledge. Your contact information in case the immigration officer requires further information. via
Who can witness a statutory declaration?
Usually a witness can be anyone who: is 18 years or older. knows the person whose signature they are witnessing or has taken reasonable steps to verify their identity. isn't a party to the document. via
Can a family member witness a statutory declaration?
10. Can an immediate family member witness my statutory declaration? If the family member falls within a class of persons authorised to witness a Commonwealth statutory declaration, the family member can witness your statutory declaration. via