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What are balance of family tests?

What are balance of family tests? Balance of family tests are applied to parent sponsorship in Parent visa applications.  The balance of family test is the weighing of eligible with ineligible children. Eligible children are those considered to be usually resident in Australia. For example, PR or citizens of Australia. Ineligible children are those usually[…]

Settled Usually Resident Definitions Sponsored Visas

  When applying to sponsor a relative through a number of the Family visa subclasses, the degree to which an applicant is considered ‘settled’ or ‘usually resident’ in Australia will influence the decision by a case officer. Australian Immigration Law often limits sponsorship of family members to those sponsors who can demonstrate their commitment to[…]

Assurance of Support for Contributory Parent Visa

Assurance of Support for Contributory Parent Visa Assurances of support (AoS) are administered by Centrelink and not Department of Immigration. AoS is an undertaking by an Australian resident or organisation (the assurer) and the Australian Government. Under an AoS, the assurer agrees to support the migrant (the assuree). The assurer also agrees to repay any[…]

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