Please submit the following documents in evidence of your relationship:
Partner Migration – Relationship Details
a signed written statement detailing the history of your relationship, either individually or jointly.
if you or your sponsor have been previously married provide a copy of the official divorce certificate or the death certificate of the deceased spouse (as appropriate)
full birth certificates (copies) of any children of the relationship
evidence that you and your spouse have been in a de facto relationship for 12 months prior to lodging your application
Examples of this evidence include:
Evidence to show us you’re in a genuine and stable relationship can include:
marriage or civil union certificates
birth certificates for any children you share
cards, letters, emails and social media conversations
photos together- showing you and your sponsor together at various occasions
evidence that others recognise your relationship
evidence you make decisions and plans together
evidence you parent together
evidence you spend leisure time together
a joint rental agreement or home loan
mail addressed to you together at the same place and time
joint bank accounts
evidence you own assets together
joint credit cards or hire purchase agreements
joint utilities accounts, like power or phone bills.
Joint lease agreements, joint local authority registration under the same address, mortgage documents, council rate notices, utility bills)
evidence that your relationship has been declared to any relevant government bodies (example: Centrelink or the Australian Taxation Office) terms of your will(s)
evidence of contact during times of separation. (example: itemised telephone bills, printouts of your E-Mail inbox folder, envelopes which contained your personal correspondence, etc.)
any other evidence which you consider demonstrates a genuine and continuing relationship (example: joint club membership, evidence of holidays taken together (such as photos and flight tickets) or shared interests or activities).
The above listed items are suggestions only. You are expected to provide sufficient evidence to demonstrate an ongoing and genuine relationship. This evidence should show the period of time the relationship has been in existence.
Note: Further evidence may be requested and relied on in considering your application.