Subpoena - General federal law and migration

NOTE: For family law proceedings see, Subpoena - Family Law.

This form is used by a party to ask the Court to issue a subpoena. A subpoena is a legal document issued by the Court.

A subpoena can issue to ask a person to:

  • Produce documents
  • Give evidence
  • Produce documents and give evidence.

It is important to read the Notes on pages 4-5 of the Subpoena - GFL and Migration form before you complete it.

Filing with the Court

Once complete, you need to file the Subpoena - GFL and Migration with the Court. It should be filed electronically using eLodgment, unless it is not reasonably practicable to do so.


Once issued by the Court, the Subpoena must be served on each other party, any interested person in the proceeding. Details about the service requirements are included in Notes 2-8 of the form.

For more information about service in migration and general federal law proceedings, see the details about service in each area of law:

Legal advice

To understand your legal rights and responsibilities you should obtain legal advice. A lawyer can explain how the law applies to your case and assist you to complete forms and lodge documents. The Court is unable to provide legal advice because to do so would seriously compromise its ability to impartially determine your case. There are several free services available. For more information see: