Australian Embassy


New requirements for sponsors of Partner and Prospective Marriage visas from 18 November 2016

If your partner’s visa application was made on or after 18 November 2016, you will be required to:

  • provide police checks to the department when requested and
  • consent to the department disclosing any conviction for a relevant offence to the applicant(s) you are sponsoring.

Your sponsorship will not be approved if you have a conviction for a relevant offence and a substantial criminal history.  A relevant offence includes, but is not limited to offences involving violence, intimidation, breaching a protection order, people smuggling, human trafficking and weapons

The attached Fact Sheet provides further information.