Australian High Commission
New Delhi
India, Bhutan

Partner Migration- PREPARING YOUR APPLICATION

Preparing Your Application

Visa Requirements >> Where to Apply >> After You Apply >> Processing Times

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What forms do I need to complete?
Do I need to fill out every question on the application form?
Do I need to have my documents (originals or copies) notarised?
Do I need to provide any original documents?
Do I need to have other documents notarised?

What forms do I need to complete?

In addition to the forms listed on the relevant checklist
See: Partner Migration Checklists 

 Please complete:

  • Form 1221. If you answer ‘Yes’ to the question ‘Do you intend to do a course of study while in Australia?’ please include the type of course you intend to do, even if you have not enrolled. If you answer ‘Yes’ to the question ‘Do you intend to work in Australia?’ please include the type of work you intend to do, even if you have not obtained employment.

  • Form 80, ONLY if you are NOT an Indian or Nepalese citizen OR you have lived in a country other than India, Nepal and Australia for more than 12 months in total in the last 10 years.

All forms are available on the department’s website (www.homeaffairs.gov.au) and must be signed and dated where specified.

Do I need to fill out every question on the application form?

Yes, all questions must be completed.

It is very important that you also sign and date the form where indicated or your application may be delayed.

Do not answer questions with ‘not applicable’ or ‘N/A’. This may result in delays in processing your application, as we will need to correspond with you to obtain the information.

Do I need to have my documents (originals or copies) notarised?

Yes. See Do I need to provide any original documents? and Do I need to have other documents notarised? below for more information about what is required.

Do I need to provide any original documents?

You are only required to provide an original Police Clearance Certificate. A notarised copy will not be accepted. If any other original documents are required by the case officer during the assessment of your application, they will be requested.


Do I need to have other documents notarised?

Yes. All other documents you provide also need to be photocopied and notarised by an authorised person. In India copies of documents are most commonly notarised by a Notary or an Advocate.

A notarised copy of your passport must include:

• all the pages of your current passport, including any blank pages; and
• the biodata page of the current passport, and
• any endorsement page or change of name page in the current passport, and
• the back page with information of parents\' names and previous passports.

Notarised copies will not be returned to you.