Evidence of having applied for an Australian Federal Police check

When you apply for this visa you must provide evidence of having applied for an Australian Federal Police check in the 12 months before you apply.

This also applies to all members of your family unit included in the application who are 16 years of age or older.

The AFP National Police Check Application Form is available from the Australian Federal Police website – either an online form or paper form. Visa applicants should tick Code 33 in Section 8 of the form. Fingerprints are not required.

You will be issued with a 'National Police Check' certificate which will have a 'Complete Disclosure' in the heading if your AFP police check is successful.

When your application is assessed, we might ask you to provide a police certificate from each country you have lived in for 12 months or more during the past 10 years after you turned 16 years of age.

Instructions on obtaining a certificate from an overseas government or law enforcement authority are available at: Character requirements – How to obtain police certificates.