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Old 07-25-2011, 09:11 AM
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gday, im a sponsor to my fiance and we're just about to hand in all our paperwork and forms to immigration, a question on the 40sp is if you owe any money to the australian government (in which i do) but im paying it back on weekly repayments, is this a problem for us, or will they take it into consideration that im paying it back its the only thing thats had me worried.


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Hi,

Depending on your income, considering you have a debt to pay you may be asked to provide an Assurance of Support (AoS). If you are earning enough money, the fact that you're paying a debt won't change anything; if however immigration doesn't think you have enough funds to support yourself aswell as your partner they will ask for an AoS.

You cannot organise an AoS until immigration sends a letter asking for one (this will be asked for near the end of the visa process, once eveything else is cleared). You must then find someone, or a group of up to 3 people, who have enough funds to support your partner. They go to centrelink and centrelink assesses their capability to be an AoS. Once the AoS is approved the visa will be granted.


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Old 07-25-2011, 09:38 AM
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thank you for that Sarah, although i have been informed that the minimum wage is around 25000 to be seriously able to support your fiance, i make alot more then that anually, and i think $50 a week from my wages are not missed, i did speak to a lady at immigrations in brizzi, and they said the same, if you can show that your repaying then their wont be an issue, i hope not


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Old 07-25-2011, 10:02 AM
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That'll be fine - I seriously think you won't have any problem. Having a debt to pay is not worrying at all if you have a stable, well-paid, job. All the best


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I have a HECS/HELP debt with the Australian government. Does that count? I'm not really required to make repayments, it automatically gets taken from my wages (in tax) once I earn over a threshold amount. Should I still state that I have a debt with the Australian government... or is this slightly different?


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Old 07-26-2011, 09:59 AM
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You don't have to mention it unless in the forms it actually asks you about it. Read the form to check:
http://www.immi.gov.au/allforms/pdf/40.pdf

As with the centrelink debt situation, I doubt that your HECSHELP would affect your application if you have a good income at the moment. In any case, even if you are not earning a lot you will just be asked for an Assurance of Support, and the visa will still be granted as long as the AoS is approved.


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