Forms 47SP and 40SP – When to fill them in?

When do I complete Form 47SP?

Form 47SP is an important part of your Australian Partner Visa application. When you open up your Immigration Account portal and begin to fill out the online application forms for ‘Stage 1 – Partner / Prospective Marriage Visa’, the form you start with is actually Form 47SP. You do not need to download an extra form.

When do I complete Form 40SP?

The current situation is that once you have successfully lodged your Partner Visa application, you are required to complete another form to apply to sponsor a partner to migrate to Australia. This form can also be found within the Immigration portal and is the equivalent of Form 40SP.
The new changes to sponsorship will likely change this process, so stay tuned.

What if I need help to complete the forms?

As you fill out the forms, you might find you have lots of questions and need some assistance; if this happens to you, we would advise you to seek professional advice from a Registered Migration Agent – please feel free to give us a call, we would love to help. It is never too early or too late to get good advice!

Get a FREE copy of our Partner Visa Roadmap

Download our free Partner Visa Roadmap and use it to do a self assessment of where you are at in the process. Try filling out as much information as you can and see if you have everything that is required.

While completing your partner visa application on your own is an option, it is important to do so with at least some level of support. At Freedom Migration we have a range of options that help those who are willing to lodge their own application but would benefit from a clear process and a final review from a professional. Check out our options here

About the Author Avelyn Chen

I was born in Changsha (China), lived in Wuhan (China), and moved to Singapore when I was 8. So I speak Mandarin and Singlish. I might also speak a bit of Cat. I studied law and now specialise in migration law.

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