We take the safety and security of visa applicants very seriously. To help keep visa applicants safe, we have introduced new requirements for Partner and Prospective Marriage visas. From 18 November 2016, sponsors of these visa applications will need to:
- provide Australian and/or foreign police checks when requested
- consent to us disclosing their convictions for relevant offences to the visa applicant(s).
For further information on these changes please see the department's website.