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Sponsorship for migration to Australia
(parent, aged dependent relative, remaining relative, carer)
Form
40
Department of Home Affairs
The Department of Home Affairs (the Department)
acknowledges that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
peoples are the traditional custodians of the Australian land.
Life in Australia – Australian values
The Australian Government encourages people to gain an
understanding of Australia, its people and their way of life,
before applying for a visa to live in Australia.
This includes understanding that the English language, as the
national language, is an important unifying element of
Australian society. Australian society is also united through the
following shared values:
respect for the freedom and dignity of the individual;
freedom of religion;
commitment to the rule of law;
Parliamentary democracy;
equality of men and women;
a spirit of egalitarianism that embraces mutual respect,
tolerance, fair play and compassion for those in need and
pursuit of the public good;
equality of opportunity for individuals, regardless of their
race, religion or ethnic background.
The Life in Australia booklet provides more information on
the values that Australians share and their way of life. This
booklet is available in a wide range of languages and can be
obtained from www.homeaffairs.gov.au
Each person that you are sponsoring, who is aged 18 years or
over when they lodge their visa application form, must have
read the Life in Australia booklet before signing their
application. If they have difficulty, or are unable to read the
booklet, they may have the content of it explained to them,
including by you. Their application form contains a statement
that confirms they understand and respect the values of
Australian society (as explained in the booklet) and will obey
the laws of Australia. This includes acknowledging what would
be required if they later applied for Australian citizenship.
About this form
Important – Please read this information carefully before you
complete the sponsorship application. Once you have
completed the application we strongly advise that you keep a
copy for your records.
This form advises how to sponsor a parent, aged dependent
relative, remaining relative or carer to migrate to Australia. The
following form is to be completed by a prospective sponsor
with reference to the relevant visa information available on the
Department’s website www.homeaffairs.gov.au
The visas covered by this form are:
Parent (Class AX – Migrant) (subclass 103)
Contributory Parent (Class CA – Migrant) (subclass 143)
Contributory Parent (Class UT – Temporary) (subclass 173)
Aged Parent (Class BP – Residence) (subclass 804)
Contributory Aged Parent (Class DG – Residence)
(subclass 864)
Contributory Aged Parent (Class UU – Temporary)
(subclass 884)
Note: Parent visas comprise 2 categories:
Parent category (subclasses 103 and 804); and
Contributory Parent category (subclasses 143, 173, 864
and 884).
Aged Dependent Relative (Class BO – Migrant)
(subclass 114)
Remaining Relative (Class BO – Migrant) (subclass 115)
Carer (Class BO – Migrant) (subclass 116)
Aged Dependent Relative (Class BU – Residence)
(subclass 838)
Remaining Relative (Class BU – Residence) (subclass 835)
Carer (Class BU – Residence) (subclass 836)
Note: Please only use this form if you are sponsoring an
applicant for one of the above visas. If you are sponsoring an
applicant for another visa, then you will need to complete a
different sponsorship form. For example, if you are
sponsoring:
a partner (spouse, de facto partner or fiancé), use
form 40SP Sponsorship for a partner to migrate to
Australia and read booklet 1, Partner Migration.
a dependent child, an adopted child or an orphan relative,
you will need to complete form 40CH Sponsorship for a
child to migrate to Australia and read booklet 2, Child
Migration.
a skilled person, you will need to complete form 1277
Application for sponsorship under general skilled
migration and read booklet 6, General Skilled Migration.
Migration booklets and forms for all visa categories are
available from the Department’s website
www.homeaffairs.gov.au/allforms/
Integrity of sponsorship
The Department is committed to maintaining the integrity of
the visa and citizenship program. In relation to this
application, if you or a member of your family unit:
provide, or have provided in a previous application,
fraudulent documents or false or misleading information
(knowingly or not); and/or
• fail to satisfy, or have failed to satisfy in a previous application,
the Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Immigration
and Border Protection of your or their identity;
this visa application may be refused and you, and any
members of your family unit, may become unable to be
granted a visa for specified periods of time, as set out in
migration legislation.
If documents are found to be fraudulent or information to be
incorrect after the grant of a visa, the visa may subsequently
be cancelled.
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Who can sponsor?
A sponsor for applicants applying for a Parent category visa,
Contributory Parent category visa, Aged Dependent Relative
visa, Remaining Relative visa or Carer visa, must be:
aged 18 years or over; and
an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or an
eligible New Zealand citizen; and
a relative of the applicant or if specified in the eligibility
criteria for the relevant visa class, a cohabiting partner of
the relative of the applicant; and
be settled and resident in Australia at the time the
application is lodged.
Note: ‘Partner’ means your spouse or de facto partner.
‘Cohabiting partner’ means living together as de facto
partners. Acceptable evidence of cohabitation would include
the relationship status of the sponsor and partner and a
current common residential address.
Eligible New Zealand citizens
An eligible New Zealand citizen is a person who is defined as
a ‘protected Special Category Visa (SCV)’ holder under the
Social Security Act 1991.
Protected SCV holders are those who arrived in Australia on a
New Zealand passport and were:
in Australia on 26 February 2001;
in Australia for at least 12 months in the 2 years
immediately before 26 February 2001; or
assessed as protected SCV holders before 26 February 2004.
An eligible New Zealand citizen can:
sponsor family members for an Australian permanent visa;
and
apply for Australian citizenship.
Other New Zealand citizens
New Zealand citizens may settle and live in Australia.
However, any New Zealand citizen who is not an eligible New
Zealand citizen cannot sponsor their relatives for migration
unless they first obtain Australian citizenship or Australian
permanent residence.
Family members included in this sponsorship
application
In this sponsorship application you will be asked for
information about each member of the visa applicant’s family
unit (such as their partner or children) even if they do not
intend to migrate with the visa applicant. Information about
which family members are considered to be a member of the
visa applicant’s family unit for migration purposes is available
by referring to form 1496i Including family members in your
application. Form 1496i is available from the Department’s
website www.homeaffairs.gov.au/allforms/ or offices of
the Department. You should ensure that you read and
understand form 1496i before completing this form.
Person under 18 years of age – sponsoring parents for
Parent and Contributory Parent visa
There are special provisions that allow for a relative, guardian
or community organisation to sponsor a parent on behalf of a
person who is under 18 years of age.
The relative, guardian or sponsoring organisation should
consider that applicants for a Parent visa are not eligible for
any Australian Government entitlements including welfare,
housing or Medicare prior to visa grant. Therefore, as sponsor,
their obligations would continue throughout the visa
processing period and for 2 years after visa grant unless their
country of origin has a reciprocal agreement with Australia.
Sponsorship by a relative or guardian on behalf of a person under
18 years of age
For Parent visas, a ‘relative’ is defined as a close relative or a
grandparent, grandchild, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew or step
equivalent. A ‘close relative’ is defined as a spouse, de facto
partner, child, brother, sister, parent, step-child, step-parent,
step-brother or step-sister.
A ‘guardian’ can sponsor a parent on behalf of a person under
18 years of age or on behalf of that person’s partner if they are
also under 18 years. The ‘guardian’ should be the legal
guardian or hold a parenting order from the Family Court.
Such a guardian would have:
responsibility for the long-term welfare of a person under
18 years;
all the powers, rights and duties that are vested by law or
custom, other than the right to have the daily care and
control of the person; and
the right and responsibility to make decisions concerning
the daily care and control of the person who is under
18 years.
The ‘relative’ or guardian of the person under 18 years of age
must have turned 18 years of age and be a settled Australian
citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand
citizen.
Sponsorship by a community organisation on behalf of a person
under 18 years of age
A ‘community organisation’ may sponsor a parent on behalf of
an applicant who is under 18 years of age regardless of the
availability of a relative or guardian to be the sponsor. Types of
organisations that might be approved to sponsor include, but
are not limited to:
community-based organisations;
ethnic organisations; and
church-based groups with which the minor has affiliation or
which are assisting the minor in settling.
The sponsoring organisation should provide evidence that it
has:
a relationship with the person aged under 18 years;
the authority of its Board or management committee;
the legal capacity to undertake the sponsorship; and
evidence of the financial and other resources necessary to
support a family for a protracted period.
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Limitations on sponsorship
For each visa, there are different eligibility criteria for who can
be sponsored and who can sponsor. Please read the eligibility
criteria as well as the sponsors tab on the relevant visa web
page on the Department’s website www.homeaffairs.gov.au
Following is a brief guide.
A sponsor of a parent or remaining relative visa application
can be changed before the visa application is finally
determined.
A sponsor of a carer or aged dependent relative visa
application usually cannot be changed once the
sponsorship application form is lodged.
A parent cannot be sponsored under either of the
Remaining Relative visa subclasses.
For parents to be eligible for sponsorship under the Balance
of Family Test (BoF), any permanent resident children who
are identified as being resident in Australia must be able to
demonstrate that they are settled and usually resident in
Australia. For an explanation of the BoF, refer to the
Department’s website https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/
visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/contributory-aged-
parent-864/balance-of-family-test
A sponsor for a relative applying for an Aged Dependent
Relative visa must be able to demonstrate that for a
reasonable period (usually 3 years) their relative has been
wholly or substantially dependent on them for basic needs
of food, shelter and clothing; or that their aged relative is
dependent upon them because the relative has a disability
that prevents them from working.
• A person (or their partner on their behalf) who has previously
been granted a Preferential Family (Class AY) subclass 104
visa, Family (Class AG/AO/AS) subclass 806 visa, Other Family
(Class BO) subclass 115 (Remaining Relative) visa or Other
Family (Class BU) subclass 835 (Remaining Relative) visa
cannot sponsor an applicant for a Remaining Relative visa.
A person (or their partner on their behalf) who has
previously sponsored or nominated a successful applicant
for a Preferential Family (Class AY) subclass 104 visa, Family
(Class AG/AO/AS) subclass 806 visa, Other Family (Class BO)
subclass 115 (Remaining Relative) visa or Other Family
(Class BU) subclass 835 (Remaining Relative) visa cannot
sponsor another person for a Remaining Relative visa.
A person cannot be sponsored for a Carer visa to provide
general family support.
Settled
‘Settled’ (in relation to an Australian citizen, an Australian
permanent resident or an eligible New Zealand citizen) means
lawfully resident in Australia for a reasonable period. Under
policy, the ‘reasonable period’ is at least 2 years. Periods of
lawful temporary residence may be counted towards the
‘settled’ requirement, depending on the circumstances of that
temporary residence. The ‘settled’ requirement is assessed at
the time the visa application is lodged.
However, when assessing whether or not a person is settled,
regard is given to the facts of each case. For example, a shorter
period of lawful residence (at least 3 months) may be
considered for Australian citizens for sponsorship purposes if:
there are compassionate and compelling circumstances; or
the Australian citizen, having resided overseas for a lengthy
period, has returned to Australia and wishes to sponsor
family members.
Temporary absence from Australia would not necessarily
preclude a person from meeting the requirement to be
settled. However, the person must be able to demonstrate
that the absence was/is temporary and that they have
maintained their residence in Australia.
Usually resident
The place that a person is ‘usually resident’ is determined
taking into account their physical residence (where they
ordinarily eat, sleep and have a home) and the person’s
intention to make that place their home. Temporary absence
from Australia would not necessarily preclude a person from
meeting the requirement to be usually resident.
Sponsorship obligations
Sponsors of applicants for permanent visas are obliged to
assist the applicant with accommodation and financial
assistance as the Australian community has a general
expectation that non-citizens should not become a burden on
the wider community. The Department will make an
assessment regarding:
the financial and employment standing of the sponsor and/
or partner; and
the availability and adequacy of the accommodation and the
sponsor’s ability to assist the sponsored persons financially
if that were to become necessary.
If the Department assesses that the sponsor’s obligations
cannot be met, then the sponsorship cannot be approved.
Sponsorship undertaking
As part of their sponsorship obligations, a sponsor must sign a
sponsorship undertaking at Part L – Your sponsorship
undertaking. It is very important that sponsors understand
that they are expected to provide adequate accommodation
and financial assistance as required to meet their relative’s
reasonable living needs from the date of their arrival in
Australia if the relatives are not in a position to support
themselves and their immediate family members from their
own resources.
Sponsors should consider not only the Visa Application
Charges, the Assurance of Support (AoS) and their
sponsorship obligations, but also the ongoing longer term
impact and cost of sponsoring a person to migrate and of
supporting them. Sponsors should discuss the impact of
sponsorship on their family and think carefully about whether
they are able and willing to provide this support before they
undertake the sponsorship. Sponsors should also talk to their
relatives about the costs of living in Australia and work out
how much assistance they might need.
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Assurance of Support
An Assurance of Support (AoS) is a legal commitment by a
person to repay to the Australian Government certain
recoverable welfare payments, including unemployment
benefits and family payments made by the Department of
Human Services (Human Services) to those covered by the
assurance.
An AoS is a mandatory requirement for all visas covered by
this sponsorship form except for carer and temporary
Contributory Parent Category visas. The AoS is a two-stage
process requiring assurers to lodge an AoS form and payment
of an AoS bond. An AoS bond is payable to and managed by
Human Services.
Human Services assesses and approves the assurer. The
sponsor of the visa applicant is not required to act as the
assurer. Generally a person who has received the full rate of
any pension, benefit or allowance (other than family
payments) from Human Services during the last year will not
qualify as an assurer.
Another person who is an Australian citizen or permanent
resident or eligible New Zealand citizen who is usually
resident in Australia aged 18 years or over can act as the
assurer. A joint AoS can be undertaken by up to 3 persons.
The AoS commences when the overseas migrant first arrives
in Australia (after the permanent visa is granted) or when the
permanent visa is granted for an applicant applying from
within Australia. The AoS period lasts for up to 4 years after
the start date for all visas covered in this form except for
permanent Contributory Parent Category visas, where it lasts
for 10 years. For a full list of welfare payments that must be
repaid to the Australian Government, please refer to the
Human Services website www.humanservices.gov.au
For more information about the AoS scheme, including
applications and procedures, refer to Human Services’s
website above or contact Human Services on 132 850 from
within Australia or 61 3 6222 3455 from outside Australia.
Waiting period for social security payments
All migrants have to be in Australia for 10 years as a permanent
resident before they are eligible to apply for an Australian aged
or disability pension.
Certain parent visa applicants who are in Australia may have
many years to wait for a visa to be granted and, during this
time, they may need to rely on the sponsor for support. The
visa class selected may require some long-term financial
planning by both the sponsor and their relative.
Sponsors should be aware that any visa applicant who is in
Australia and comes from a country that does not have a
reciprocal health care agreement with Australia may not be
covered by Medicare and they will need to take out private
health or travel insurance.
What documents do you need?
For all visas covered by this form, a sponsor will need to
provide proof of their relationship to their relative. They will
also need to send evidence of their Australian citizenship or
permanent resident status in Australia or proof that they are
an eligible New Zealand citizen. An Australian citizen will need
to send a certified true copy of their citizenship certificate or,
if Australian-born, a full certified copy of their birth certificate.
Also such evidence may be official documents to establish age
and family relationships, for instance:
birth certificates (showing full names of parents);
marriage certificates;
death certificates; or
adoption certificates.
Assessment of the sponsor’s ability to fulfil the sponsorship
undertaking will take place as part of the assessment of the
application and sponsors may be asked to provide
documentation covering:
their latest income tax assessment;
their current pay slips or other satisfactory evidence of
alternative income;
evidence of major assets, including bank or similar
accounts, details of real estate/motor vehicle ownership;
confirmation of liabilities, such as mortgage repayments,
rent, hire purchase, credit card repayments etc; and
any other evidence that may help to establish their ability
to meet their undertaking.
The sponsor may be asked to submit evidence of their being
settled and usually resident in Australia. This information may
include:
the length of that residence and the amount of time spent
in Australia;
proof of having a settled home in Australia;
ownership of a home, business or other investments,
social network.
Copies of documents may be provided if they are certified as
true copies of the original by a Justice of the Peace,
Commissioner for Declarations or a person authorised to
witness statutory declarations.
A Carer visa application cannot be accepted by the
Department unless the application includes the required
certificate from Bupa Medical Visa Services, or a letter from
them is submitted acknowledging that the medical assessment
has commenced. For more information, refer to the
Department’s website www.homeaffairs.gov.au
How to fill in this sponsorship application
Please open this form using Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Either type (in English) in the fields provided or print this
form and complete it (in English) using a pen and BLOCK
LETTERS.
Answer all questions truthfully and completely.
Tick the appropriate box for the answer or write the
answer in the space provided.
If a question is not applicable write ‘N/A’.
If there is not enough space on the form to answer any
questions in full, please attach additional sheets of paper
with the details.
How to lodge a sponsorship application
It is a requirement that the sponsorship form is provided to
the Department at the same time the visa application is
lodged. If the person being sponsored is lodging the visa
application, then send this form to them and tell them that it
is important that this form, the visa application form and the
required Visa Application Charge (or evidence that it has
been paid in Australia) be submitted together.
Visa applicants who are lodging applications for an offshore
visa are encouraged to forward all documentation to the
sponsor for them to send it to the Perth Visa Centre by mail
or by courier.
Warning: Parent, Aged Dependent Relative, Remaining Relative
and Carer visa applications can not be lodged in person.
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Exempt persons
The following people do not have to be a registered migration
agent in order to provide immigration assistance, but they
must not charge a fee for their service:
a close family member (spouse, de facto partner, child,
parent, brother or sister);
a member of parliament or their staff;
an official whose duties include providing immigration
assistance (eg. a Legal Aid provider);
a member of a diplomatic mission, consular post or
international organisation.
Appointing a migration agent/exempt person
To appoint a registered migration agent/exempt person you
should complete Part K – Options for receiving written
communications.
Your migration agent/exempt person should complete
form 956 Advice by a registered migration agent/exempt
person of providing immigration assistance.
Form 956 is available from the Department’s website
www.homeaffairs.gov.au/allforms/
Options for receiving written communications
If you do not appoint a migration agent/exempt person you
may still authorise another person, in writing, to receive
written communications on your behalf. This person is called
the authorised recipient.
Authorised recipient information
All written communication about your application will be sent
to your authorised recipient.
The Department will communicate with the most recently
appointed authorised recipient as you may only appoint one
authorised recipient at any time for a particular application.
You will be taken to have received any documents sent to that
person as if they had been sent to you.
To appoint an authorised recipient you should complete:
Part K – Options for receiving written communications; and
form 956A Appointment or withdrawal of an authorised
recipient.
Note: Registered migration agents/exempt persons do not
need to complete form 956A.
Form 956A is available from the Department’s website
www.homeaffairs.gov.au/allforms/
Consent to communicate electronically
The Department may use a range of means to communicate
with you. However, electronic means such as fax or email will
only be used if you indicate your agreement to receiving
communication in this way.
To process your application the Department may need to
communicate with you about sensitive information, for
example, health, police checks, financial viability and personal
relationships. Electronic communications, unless adequately
encrypted, are not secure and may be viewed by others or
interfered with.
If you agree to the Department communicating with you by
electronic means, the details you provide will only be used by
the Department for the purpose for which you have provided
them, unless there is a legal obligation or necessity to use
them for another purpose, or you have consented to use for
another purpose. They will not be added to any mailing list.
Important information about privacy
Your personal information is protected by law, including the
Privacy Act 1988. Important information about the collection,
use and disclosure (to other agencies and third parties,
including overseas entities) of your personal information,
including sensitive information, is contained in form 1442i
Privacy notice. Form 1442i is available from the Department’s
website www.homeaffairs.gov.au/allforms/ or offices of the
Department. You should ensure that you read and understand
form 1442i before completing this form.
Immigration assistance
A person gives immigration assistance to you if he or she uses,
or claims to use, his or her knowledge or experience in
migration procedure to assist you with your visa application,
request for ministerial intervention, cancellation review
application, sponsorship or nomination.
In Australia a person may only lawfully give immigration
assistance if he or she is a registered migration agent or is an
exempt person under section 280 of the Migration Act 1958.
Only registered migration agents may receive a fee or reward
for providing immigration assistance.
If an unregistered person, who is not an exempt person, gives
you immigration assistance they are committing a criminal
offence and may be prosecuted.
Migration agents in Australia
Migration agents in Australia must be registered with the
Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority (Office of
the MARA) unless they are exempt from registration.
Migration agents outside Australia
Migration agents who operate outside Australia do not have to
be registered. The Department may give some overseas agents
an ID number. This number does not mean that they are
registered.
Note: Some Australian registered migration agents operate
overseas.
Migration agent information
A migration agent is someone who can:
advise you on the visa that may best suit you;
tell you the documents you need to submit with your
application;
help you fill in the application and submit it; and
communicate with the Department on your behalf.
If you appoint a migration agent, the Department will assume
that your migration agent will be your authorised recipient,
unless you indicate otherwise.
Your migration agent will be the person with whom the
Department will discuss your application and from whom it
will seek further information when required.
You are not required to use a migration agent. However, if you
use a migration agent, the Department encourages you to use
a registered migration agent. Registered agents are bound by
the Migration Agents Code of Conduct, which requires them
to act professionally in their clients’ lawful best interests.
Information on migration agents, including a list of registered
migration agents, is available on the Office of the MARA
website www.mara.gov.au
You can also access information about migration agents on the
Department’s website www.homeaffairs.gov.au
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www.homeaffairs.gov.au
Telephone 131 881 during business hours
in Australia to speak to an operator (recorded
information available outside these hours).
If you are outside Australia, please contact
your nearest Australian mission.
Home page
General
enquiry line
Please keep these information pages for your reference
The Australian Government accepts no responsibility for the
security or integrity of any information sent to the Department
over the internet or by other electronic means.
If you authorise another person to receive documents on your
behalf and they wish to be contacted electronically, their
signature is required on form 956 or 956A to indicate their
consent to this form of communication.
Note: Electronic communication is the fastest means of
communication available and the Department prefers to
communicate electronically because this results in faster
processing.
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Sponsorship for migration to Australia
(parent, aged dependent relative, remaining relative, carer)
Form
40
Department of Home Affairs
3
5
DAY MONTH YEAR
Date of birth
Family name
Given names
Full name of the main applicant you are sponsoring
6
Current residential address of the applicant
POSTCODE
7
Address for correspondence of the applicant
(If the same address as in Question 6, write ‘AS ABOVE’)
POSTCODE
1
Adults
Children
How many people are you sponsoring in this application?
2
For what visa is the applicant applying?
Parent/Contributory Parent
Child
Relative/Guardian of the child
Please specify the relationship
Aged Dependent Relative/Remaining Relative/Carer
Child
Other
Please specify the relationship
What is your relationship to the applicant you are sponsoring?
What is your relationship to the applicant you are sponsoring?
Note: A child cannot sponsor a parent for a Remaining Relative visa.
Part A – About the applicant you are
sponsoring
8
Relationship status of the applicant (tick more than one if appropriate)
Part B – About the applicant’s partner or
former partner
9
Family name
Given names
Full name of the applicant’s partner or former partner
11
DAY MONTH YEAR
Date of birth
12
Current residential address of the applicant’s partner
(If the same address as in Question 6, write ‘AS ABOVE’)
POSTCODE
3
Tick where applicable
Please open this form using Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Either type (in English) in the fields provided or print this form
and complete it (in English) using a pen and BLOCK LETTERS.
Married
De facto
Engaged Divorced
Separated
Widowed
Never married or
been in a de facto
relationship
Community organisation
Sex
Sex
4
10
Male
Male
Indeterminate / Intersex / Unspecified
Indeterminate / Intersex / Unspecified
Female
Female
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Part C – About the applicant’s
family unit members
13
List here all members of the family unit of the applicant
who are included in this sponsorship
Family name
Given names
Sex
Sex
Sex
Sex
Sex
Sex
DAY MONTH YEAR
Date of birth
1.
Family name
Given names
DAY MONTH YEAR
Date of birth
2.
Family name
Given names
DAY MONTH YEAR
Date of birth
3.
Family name
Given names
DAY MONTH YEAR
Date of birth
4.
Family name
Given names
DAY MONTH YEAR
Date of birth
5.
Family name
Given names
DAY MONTH YEAR
Date of birth
6.
Part D – About the person(s) you or your
partner previously sponsored/nominated
as a remaining relative
15
Have you or your partner previously sponsored/
nominated any person(s) for a remaining relative visa?
No
Yes
Go to Part E
Number of times
Provide the following information
(If you or your partner have sponsored/nominated more than once,
provide details on an additional sheet of paper and attach it to this
form.)
The person you or your partner sponsored/nominated
Family name
Given names
Sex
DAY MONTH YEAR
Date of birth
Relationship to you or your partner
(brother, sister, child, other)
DAY MONTH YEAR
Date of sponsorship/nomination
Name of overseas post/Australian office where
sponsorship/nomination was made
DAY MONTH YEAR
Provide date
No
Yes
Was the visa granted to the person you or your partner
sponsored/nominated?
Part E – Your and your partner’s previous
sponsorships and nominations
16
Have you or your partner lodged any other sponsorships or
nominations (other than those people recorded in Part A,
Part D or yourselves)?
No
Yes
Attach a statement showing the relationship of the
person you or your partner have sponsored or
nominated and the dates of lodgement of sponsorships
and nominations (including any current sponsorship
and/or nominations)
14
Are you a community organisation sponsoring a Parent or Contributory
Parent applicant on behalf of a person under 18 years of age?
Go to Part I
No
Yes
Indeterminate /
Intersex / Unspecified
Indeterminate /
Intersex / Unspecified
Indeterminate /
Intersex / Unspecified
Indeterminate /
Intersex / Unspecified
Indeterminate /
Intersex / Unspecified
Indeterminate /
Intersex / Unspecified
Male
Male
Male
Male
Male
Male
Female
Female
Female
Female
Female
Female
Indeterminate /
Intersex / Unspecified
Male Female
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Part F – Your details
17
Have you been known by any other names?
(including name at birth, previous married names, aliases)
Family name
Given names
Deed poll Marriage
DAY MONTH YEAR
Date of your arrival in Australia
Your present name
18
DAY MONTH YEAR
Give details
No
Yes
Family name
Given names
Reason for change:
(If you have been known by other names, attach a page giving the
required details)
24
Country of birth
21
Citizenship(s)
22
23
If you hold any nationality or citizenship other than Australian
citizenship, please give details
Country
Date acquired
How acquired?
DAY MONTH YEAR
Country
Date acquired
How acquired?
DAY MONTH YEAR
Date of permanent residence
(if different from date of arrival)
25
DAY MONTH YEAR
Date you became an Australian citizen
(if applicable)
26
27
Complete only one of the following types of identification and attach
certified documentary evidence:
Australian or New Zealand passport number
Australian citizenship certificate number
Australian birth certificate number
Visa Evidence number (Australian permanent resident)
28
Have you or your partner previously been granted a visa on the
basis of being a remaining relative?
Provide date
No
Yes
DAY MONTH YEAR
Date of birth
20
DAY MONTH YEAR
29
Your residential address
POSTCODE
(If your residential address is not in Australia, please attach a statement
at the end of this form on how you will meet your sponsorship
obligations)
30
Address for correspondence
(If the same as your residential address, write ‘AS ABOVE’)
POSTCODE
31
Your telephone numbers
( ) ( )
( ) ( )
COUNTRY CODE AREA CODE NUMBER
Office hours
After hours
Do you agree to the Department communicating with you by fax, email
or other electronic means?
32
Give details
No
Yes
( ) ( )
COUNTRY CODE AREA CODE NUMBER
Fax number
Email address
33
Your occupation
1.
2.
Sex
19
Male
Indeterminate / Intersex / Unspecified
Female
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Provide the name of your employers and dates of employment for
the last 2 years
Employer
DAY MONTH YEAR
From
1.
to
DAY MONTH YEAR
Employer
DAY MONTH YEAR
From
2.
to
DAY MONTH YEAR
35
Have you received Newstart Allowance, Parenting Payment, Youth
Allowance, Widow Allowances or Special Benefit during the last
2 years?
Provide dates
No
Yes
DAY MONTH YEAR
From to
DAY MONTH YEAR
From to
From to
36
If you are normally dependent on your partner’s income, provide the
name of your partner’s employers and dates of employment for the
last 2 years.
Employer
DAY MONTH YEAR
From
1.
to
DAY MONTH YEAR
Employer
DAY MONTH YEAR
From
2.
to
DAY MONTH YEAR
Employer
DAY MONTH YEAR
From
3.
to
DAY MONTH YEAR
37
If you are normally dependent on your partner’s income, has your
partner received Newstart Allowance, Parenting Payment, Youth
Allowance, Widow Allowances or Special Benefit during the last
2 years?
Provide dates
No
Yes
DAY MONTH YEAR
From to
DAY MONTH YEAR
From to
From to
38
Are you currently receiving any other form of social security payment or
pension or Austudy income support payment (including any benefits
received from a country outside Australia)?
Provide details
No
Yes
39
Have you lived in any other town or city over the last 2 years other than
the one you are living in now?
Provide details
No
Yes
City/town
DAY MONTH YEAR
From
1.
to
DAY MONTH YEAR
POSTCODE
City/town
DAY MONTH YEAR
From
2.
to
DAY MONTH YEAR
POSTCODE
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Relationship status
Married
De facto
Engaged Divorced
Separated
Widowed
41
Partner’s
family name
Given names
If you are currently married, or in a de facto relationship, provide details
of your partner
DAY MONTH YEAR
Date of birth
Partner’s
country of birth
Countries of which your partner is a citizen
DAY MONTH YEAR
Date of marriage or date when de facto
relationship commenced
Never married or
been in a de facto
relationship
Sex
Indeterminate /
Intersex / Unspecified
Male Female
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Specify
Child
Other
47
What is the relationship of these people to you?
Spouse
Parent De facto partner
Sibling
48
Is the dwelling
Rented Being purchased Owned
Specify
Other
49
If your relatives are approved for migration and you need to help
them with accommodation when they arrive in Australia, will they
live with you?
What accommodation do you propose
for your sponsored relatives?
No
Yes
Part H – About your home
Specify
House
Other
44
Type of dwelling
Flat
45
How many bedrooms does the dwelling have?
46
How many people live in the dwelling?
Give details
No
Yes
43
Do you (or your partner) have any family members aged 18 years or
over, who are not your dependants, living in Australia?
Relationship to you/
your partner
Relationship to you/
your partner
Relationship to you/
your partner
Relationship to you/
your partner
1.
2.
3.
4.
Family name
Family name
Family name
Family name
Given names
Given names
Given names
Given names
Specify (eg. dependent child of a dependent child)
Children
Other
Are they children or other members of your family unit?
No
Yes
How many?
42
Do you have any members of your family unit other than your partner?
Part G – About your family
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What is the legal name of the business, organisation or company?
Note: If the business or organisation is a trust, the legal name should
be recorded in the following format: (Name of the Trustee, Name of
the Trust if applicable).
Part I – Sponsorship of a Parent or
Contributory Parent visa applicant by
community organisation
Trading name (If the same as legal name, write ‘AS ABOVE’)
51
Provide the following details (if applicable)
52
Australian Business Number (ABN)
Australian Company Number (ACN)
Australian Registered Body Number (ARBN)
What is the main activity of the organisation?
53
Street address of the organisation (where the organisation is
physically located)
Note: Cannot be care of a migration agent, authorised person, or
exempt agent.
54
POSTCODE
Postal address of the organisation (If the same as street address,
write ‘AS ABOVE’)
Note: Cannot be care of a migration agent, authorised person, or
exempt agent.
55
POSTCODE
Office hours
(AREA CODE )
Telephone number of the organisation
56
Name
Senior representative of organisation
59
Position in the
organisation
58
Do you agree to the Department communicating with the
organisation by fax, email or other electronic means?
Give details
No
Yes
Fax number
Email address
Note: If this application is refused, you will be notified by mail.
(AREA CODE )
Name
Contact officer for enquiries
57
Office hours
(AREA CODE )
Telephone number
Does this person have the authority of the organisation’s board or
management committee to sponsor the applicant?
60
Attach evidence of the board or management
committee’s authority
No
Yes
What is the organisation’s relationship with the minor and their family?
Provide a detailed description outlining the duration, frequency and type
of contact your organisation has had with the minor and their family.
If insufficient space, attach additional details
61
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Does your organisation have the legal capacity to provide
sponsorship?
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No
Yes Attach evidence to support organisation’s ability to
financially support the applicant (eg. business activity
statement for the last financial year, recent bank
statements, financial or annual report including profit
and loss statement and balance sheet, evidence of
suitable accommodation for the applicant
Has your organisation sponsored any other Parent or Contributory
Parent visa applicants on behalf of a minor in the last 5 years?
63
No
Yes Provide details below
Name of minor
1.
DAY MONTH YEAR
Date of birth
Name of visa applicant
DAY MONTH YEAR
Date of birth
DAY MONTH YEAR
Date of
sponsorship
Was the visa granted?
No Yes
Name of minor
2.
DAY MONTH YEAR
Date of birth
Name of visa applicant
DAY MONTH YEAR
Date of birth
DAY MONTH YEAR
Date of
sponsorship
Was the visa granted?
No Yes
Name of minor
3.
DAY MONTH YEAR
Date of birth
Name of visa applicant
DAY MONTH YEAR
Date of birth
DAY MONTH YEAR
Date of
sponsorship
Was the visa granted?
No Yes
Please give details of the person who assisted you
No
Yes
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Did you receive assistance in completing this form?
Part J – Assistance with this form
Go to Part K
Family name
Given names
Title: Mr Mrs Miss Ms Other
POSTCODE
Address
Telephone number or daytime contact
( ) ( )
COUNTRY CODE AREA CODE NUMBER
Office hours
Mobile/cell
65
Is the person an agent registered with the Office of the Migration
Agents Registration Authority (Office of the MARA)?
No
Yes
Go to Part K
No
Yes
Go to Part K
No
Yes
66
Is the person/agent in Australia?
67
Did you pay the person/agent and/or give a gift for this assistance?
Part K – Options for receiving written
communications
68
All written communications about this application should be sent to:
(Tick one box only)
Myself
You should complete form 956A Appointment
or withdrawal of an authorised recipient
Authorised
recipient
Migration agent
Exempt person
Your migration agent/exempt person should
complete form 956 Advice by a registered
migration agent/exempt person of providing
immigration assistance
OR
OR
OR
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I agree:
to provide information and advice to help the applicants settle in
Australia;
to ensure that adequate accommodation is available for the
applicants in Australia or, if necessary, to provide accommodation
for up to 2 years from arrival in Australia or the date of visa grant if
applying in Australia;
to provide financial assistance as required to meet their reasonable
living needs for up to 2 years from arrival in Australia, or the date of
visa grant if applying in Australia, if necessary;
to provide financial assistance as required to meet their health,
medical and pharmaceutical needs;
I am aware that for Parent category the above financial support may
be required from me for parents to assist them with living expenses,
accommodation, health, medical and pharmaceutical needs during
the period that their visa is being processed or queued;
to provide support as required to enable them to attend appropriate
English language courses;
to attend an interview (if requested by the Department) in relation to
the applicants’ application;
I will inform the Department in writing if I withdraw my support for
the applicants before this application is finalised; and
I am aware that all migrants to Australia are not eligible for an
Australian aged or disability pension until they have been a
permanent resident for 10 years.
I am aware that any person who provides false or misleading
information or who deceives or misleads or who presents a forged
document to an Australian Government official may be prosecuted.
I am aware that if false or incorrect information is given on this form,
the application of the person(s) I am sponsoring may be refused and/or
any visa granted to that person may be liable to cancellation.
I authorise Human Services to give information about me, relevant to
my offer to provide this sponsorship, to the Department.
I authorise the Department to obtain information relevant to my offer to
provide this sponsorship from other government agencies or
organisations. The agencies/organisations may include:
federal, state or territory government agencies;
federal, state or territory law enforcement agencies;
state or territory housing authorities (including private landlords);
local government authorities;
financial institutions;
educational institutions;
private businesses (including telecommunication and internet
service providers, insurance companies); and
any other relevant businesses or agencies.
Part L – Your sponsorship undertaking
Signature
of sponsor
Date
DAY MONTH YEAR
Warning: Giving false or misleading information is a serious offence.
I declare that:
the information I have supplied in this form is complete, correct and
up-to-date in every detail;
I have read the information contained in form 1442i Privacy notice;
and
I understand the Department may collect, use and disclose my
personal information (including biometric information and other
sensitive information) as outlined in form 1442i Privacy notice.
Note: For community organisations sponsoring on behalf of a minor
child, a senior representative of the organisation should sign the
declaration on the organisations’ behalf.
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I consent to:
the collection of my fingerprints and facial image.
I declare that:
I understand that my fingerprints and facial image and my
biographical information held by the Department may be given to
Australian law enforcement agencies to help identify me, to help
determine my eligibility for grant of the visa I have applied for, and
for law enforcement purposes.
I consent to:
Australian law enforcement agencies disclosing my biometric,
biographical and criminal record information to the Department for
any of the purposes outlined above; and
the Department using the information obtained for the purposes of
the Migration Act 1958 or the Australian Citizenship Act 2007.
BIOMETRICS DECLARATION AND CONSENT
This declaration and consent is for offshore visa applicants.
If I am requested or required to provide my fingerprints and facial image:
Signature
of sponsor
Date
DAY MONTH YEAR
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Part M – Your partner’s approval
If you are sponsoring a relative other than a partner and you are
currently married or living in a de facto relationship, your partner should
complete this part.
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I give my consent to the above arrangements and agree to support my
partner in fulfilling the responsibilities of the sponsorship.
I authorise Human Services to give information about me, relevant to
my partner’s offer to provide this sponsorship, to the Department.
I declare that:
I have read the information contained in form 1442i Privacy notice;
and
I understand the Department may collect, use and disclose my
personal information (including biometric information and other
sensitive information) as outlined in form 1442i Privacy notice.
Signature
of partner
Date
DAY MONTH YEAR
We strongly advise that you keep a copy of your
application and all attachments for your records.
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