Form 47SP. Application for Migration to Australia by a Partner
Form 47SP is an application form required when applying for migration to Australia by a partner. The main purpose of this form is to assess the genuineness of a relationship between the applicant and their Australian partner.
The form consists of several parts, including personal information about the applicant and their partner, details about the relationship, and information about the applicant's background and history.
Some of the important fields that need to be filled out include the applicant's personal details, such as their name, address, and contact information, as well as their partner's information, including their Australian visa status and sponsorship details. Additionally, applicants will need to provide detailed information about their relationship, including how and when they met, evidence of joint commitments, and plans for the future.
When filling out the form, it is important to ensure that all information provided is accurate and truthful, as any discrepancies or false information could result in the application being denied.
In addition to the completed form, applicants will also need to attach additional documents to support their application, such as proof of identity, financial documents, police clearance certificates, and evidence of the relationship, such as photos and messages.
Examples of when this form may be required include when a non-Australian citizen wishes to migrate to Australia to live with their Australian partner, or when a married couple wishes to relocate to Australia together.
Strengths of this form include its comprehensive nature and the thoroughness of the assessment process, while weaknesses may include the potential for delays in processing and the strict requirements for providing evidence of the relationship.
Alternative forms or analogues include the Form 40SP, which is used in cases where the applicant is being sponsored by their Australian partner or the Form 888, which is used to provide statutory declarations supporting the genuineness of the relationship.
The successful submission of this form can have a significant impact on the future of the applicant and their partner, allowing them to live and work together in Australia.
The form can be submitted online or by mail, and is stored securely by the Australian Department of Home Affairs.