What you need to know if you want to give someone an assurance of support for certain types of visas and agree to support them financially.
You need to know
An assurance of support is a legal agreement you make with us to help someone get a visa to live in Australia. It's your promise to pay us back for any income support we give them.
There are 2 types of assurance of support. Which one you need depends on the visa type.
To be eligible to become an assurer for an assurance of support you must meet certain criteria.
If you give a bank guarantee you should be ready to put money in the bank to cover its value.
Assurance of support period
The assurance of support period depends on the type of visa you apply for. It can last for 1, 2 or 10 years.
Apply to give an assurance of support
The easiest way to apply to give an assurance of support is online.
Payments from us
We may pay income support to the assuree during the assurance of support period if you can't support them, or they can't accept support from you.
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