Getting to grips with the new temporary parent visa

Providing an Assurance of Support

Parent visa

For some visas, including parent visas, an Assurance of Support (AoS) must be given. This is done through Centrelink, separately from the main visa application. It’s designed to ensure that new migrants do not require social welfare during their initial years in Australia. Generally, you are requested to provide the AoS at the end of the visa process. Anyone can be an assurer as long as they are over the age of 18, an Australian resident and based in Australia. How does an Assurance of Support work? The assurer needs to prove that they earn enough to provide for the […]

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New Temporary Parent Visa

Parent visa

  Living in Australia but missing your parents back home? There’s good news! The Department of Immigration and Border Protection has announced plans to introduce a new temporary visa option for parents. Although things haven’t been finalised yet, it’s looking like this new subclass will be on offer from July 2017. A discussion paper on the new temporary Australian parent visa was launched last month and full details are due to be announced later this year. The Government has invited members of the public to make submissions on the development of this new visa type. Anyone who wants to contribute […]

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