Form 888 Statutory declaration by a supporting witness in relation to a Partner or Prospective Marriage visa application.
A few of the specified rules relating to NON Australian Declarations for Form 888
If the visa applicant is outside Australia and is unable to have an Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident complete this form, any person who knows the applicant and their partner or fiance(e) may also complete this form.
If you are not an Australian citizen or permanent resident and you reside outside Australia, your statement cannot be considered a statutory declaration under Australian law, even if it is made using this form or the template provided by the Attorney-General’s Department.
However, under policy, your statement should be witnessed or certified according to the legal practices of the country in which you make the statement.
Failing that, it should be witnessed by a person whose occupation or qualification is comparable to those prescribed persons listed below.
This person should sign, date and specify their occupation at the bottom of the statement.
Prescribed persons include those who are a:
- Justice of the Peace;
- medical practitioner;
- legal practitioner;
- civil marriage celebrant or registered minister of religion;
- full-time teacher;
- bank manager or bank officer with 5 or more continuous years of service;
- postal manager or permanent employee of the Australian Postal Commission with 5 or more continuous years of service;
- police officer;
- public servant with 5 or more continuous years of service
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