FORM 888 | Supporting Statement For Partner Visa Applications


The Supporting Statement Form 888 Overview

Welcome to our guidance section on the Supporting Statement Form 888, an essential step in your journey towards a Partner or Prospective Marriage visa. Form 888s play a pivotal role in helping the Department of Home Affairs understand and evaluate the genuine nature of your relationship. Here’s what you need to know:


Who Should Fill Out This Form?

The form is designed for someone closely acquainted with both the visa applicant and their partner or fiancé(e), who can provide insights into the relationship’s history. The individual filling out this form should:

  • Have a thorough understanding of the applicant’s relationship.
  • Be at least 18 years old.

Additionally, it’s required that the person completing the form submits proof of their identity, including their name, age, and, if applicable, their Australian citizenship or permanent residency status. This could be in the form of a birth certificate, Australian passport, or a passport with a permanent visa.


Form 888s Matter

Detailed accounts and statements may be requested up to three times throughout the visa application process. The Case Officer assessing the Partner Visa application might also reach out for additional comments or even an interview to gather more insights based on the information  provided in the application and the Form 888s.

The essence of this form is to shed light on the social dynamics of the claimed relationship between the couple, which is a critical aspect of the visa assessment process by the Department of Home Affairs. Form 888s provide valuable contextual information which aids in this evaluation.


Submission Guidelines

After completing the Form 888, it can be submitted by either the visa applicant or their authorised representative (i.e. their Immigration Lawyer or Registered Migration Agent). If  doing your own application, Simply attach it to the Partner or Prospective Marriage visa application through your ImmiAccount platform.


Important to Remember: Please be aware that under the Migration Act 1958, providing false or misleading information is a serious offense, potentially leading to severe penalties, including up to 10 years in prison, a hefty fine of AUD313,000, or both.



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Bonus Partner Statement Guide!

We’ve written a partner Visa Statement guide, which you can download for free below. It’s worth a read and gives examples of winning statements.


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