Visa Sponsorship Compliance

If you have sponsored someone for a visa then you have certain obligations.

Partner Visa Sponsorship Compliance

Introduction

You agree to support the visa holder and their children who are granted the visa for the first 2 years after they have been granted the visa by providing accommodation and financial assistance. You can't withdraw as a sponsor after applicants you have sponsored have been granted the visa. But if you don't comply with your sponsor obligations, then the department might cancel the visa.

Can you withdraw sponsorship?
If you want to withdraw your sponsorship, you can withdraw your sponsorship any time before the department decides on the permanent Partner visa (subclass 801) visa application. The applicant may still be eligible for the permanent partner visa.

Partner Visa can still be granted even if you have withdrawn your sponsorship
Partner visa can still be granted even if you have withdrawn your sponsorship. Situations where this can happen are where visa holder came to Australia as the holder of a provisional Partner (subclass 309) visa; or have applied for, or have been granted a temporary Partner (subclass 820) visa in Australia; and one or more of the following conditions are met:

In family violence situations: your relationship has ended, or your partner committed family violence against you or a dependent child of you or your partner.

Partner visa applicant have a child with your sponsor: If your relationship ends and you have parental responsibility for at least one child under 18 years, you may still get a Partner visa if: your relationship has ended, or you have access to and/or responsibility for the child.

Partner visa applicant's partner dies: If sponsoring partner has died, you could still get a Partner visa if: you can prove your relationship would have continued if your partner was still alive, or you have close ties with Australia.

For sponsors of a Prospective Marriage visa applicant: I agree to accept responsibility for; all financial obligations to the Commonwealth incurred by my fiance arising from their stay in Australia; and my fiance’s compliance with all relevant legislation and awards in relation to any employment they enter into in Australia; and my fiance’s compliance with the conditions of their Prospective Marriage visa.

For sponsors of a Partner visa applicant: I agree to assist my partner, to the extent necessary; financially; and in relation to accommodation in the first 2 years immediately after their Partner visa is granted (if they were granted the visa in Australia) or their first entry to Australia as a holder of the Partner visa (if they were granted the visa outside Australia).

Parent Visa Sponsorship Compliance

Introduction

You agree to support the visa holder and their children who are granted the visa for the first 2 years after they have been granted the visa by providing accommodation and financial assistance. You can't withdraw as a sponsor after applicants you have sponsored have been granted the visa. But if you don't comply with your sponsor obligations, then the department might cancel the visa.

Can you withdraw sponsorship?
If you want to withdraw your sponsorship, you can withdraw your sponsorship any time before the department decides on the permanent Parent visa (Subclass 103, Subclass 804, Subclass 173, Subclass 143, Subclass 884, Subclass 864) visa applications. The applicant may still be eligible for the permanent parent visa.

Skilled Work Regional Visa Sponsorship Compliance

Sponsorship by an eligible relative

- You agree to support the visa holder and their children who are granted the visa for the first 2 years after they have been granted the visa by providing accommodation and financial assistance. You can't withdraw as a sponsor after applicants you have sponsored have been granted the visa.

- Assist the applicant(s) to the extent necessary in relation to accommodation during the period of two years immediately following the grant of the visa if the applicants are in Australia, or during the period of two years immediately following their first entry into Australia under that visa, if the applicant(s) are outside Australia (this time period includes any period of participation by the applicant(s) in the Adult Migration English Program that falls within that period).

- Assist the applicant(s) financially, to the extent necessary, during the period of two years immediately following the grant of the visa if the applicants are in Australia, or during the period of two years immediately following their first entry into Australia under that visa, if the applicant(s) are outside Australia (this time period includes any period of participation by the applicant(s) in the Adult Migration English Program that falls within that period).

- Accept responsibility for all financial obligations to the Commonwealth incurred by the applicant(s) that arise out of their stay in Australia.

- Accept responsibility for compliance by the applicant(s) with all relevant legislation and awards in relation to any employment entered into by the applicant(s) in Australia.

- Accept responsibility for compliance by the applicant(s) with the conditions under which they are allowed to enter Australia (unless the Minister decides otherwise).