482 Checklist

For Visa Applicants

This document checklist is based on the Departments public guidelines and should be tailored to your specific circumstances by a professional. U Migrate Australia provides a tailored checklist via online portal to ensure your documents are relevant, necessary and secure.


we only recommend you send documents to your lawyer or agent via email if they are encrypted


Current passport showing biographical (photo) pages

Birth certificate (or family register) showing full birth details, including parents’ names

Marriage, divorce or death certificate(s) as relevant

Evidence you have been in a de facto relationship for at least 12 months

Evidence of any legal name change e.g. name change deed

Skills assessment from the relevant assessing authority for your nominated occupation, undertaken within the last 3 years

Evidence of 'English language ability for your stream (usually lasts 3 years)

Up-to-date resume/CV in MS Word format (including Linked in profile links)

Certificate(s) and academic transcript(s) for ALL formal qualifications

Work references for all periods of employment, written on company letterhead and signed/dated, with the contact details of the referee

Evidence of your ability to meet licensing or registration requirements for your occupation

Australian Federal Police (AFP) National Police Certificate dated within the last 12 months

Police certificates for each country you have lived in for a cumulative period of 12 months or more, over the last 10 years, since turning 16 years of age.

Military service discharge documents

Contract of employment and duty statement, showing the same occupation and duties as approved for your subclass 482 nomination

National identity card (both sides)

If dependent applicant is 18 years or older: evidence of dependency

Payslips and Tax records for all relevant prior employment

Evidence of relationship to secondary applicant(s)

Form 80 - filled in printed and signed/dated



Your original documents must be certified, then scanned and uploaded to the Department portal. You should provide your original documents along with a high quality, full colour hard copy to the person certifying your documents. Once certified, you should scan the  certified copy with a flat-bed scanner - not a phone or camera - ensuring

  1. Single page documents are scanned into one (1) .pdf file;
  2. Multiple page documents are all scanned into one (1) .pdf file;
  3. All .pdf files are named appropriately to identify the content, for example: James birth certificate.

For our clients, you may send your original documents to U Migrate Australia for certification and we will return them, along with the certified hard copy and .pdf files. Please do not send us passports.


U Migrate Australia updates this site regularly, and we make all efforts to ensure the information is current and accurate according to the Law at the time of publishing. Check the 'last updated' date to see if it is current (within 3 months).