We find our clients come to us with a lot of confusion about whether a partner visa sponsor needs to provide a police check, because the Department’s guidance is often confusing and contradictory.
Things have changed recently, and the Department is now requesting police checks for most, if not all, sponsors.
In all cases, now the applicant and the sponsor a will need to provide a police clearance from every country in which they have lived for more than 12 months (cumulatively) within the past 10 years.
How do I get my Australian Police Check for Immigration?
Follow this link, fill in your details, select option 33 and pay the fee ($42 at time of writing). It will typically arrive in 2-3 weeks.