Relocating to Australia - Would I still be eligible to sponsor my parent?

Go Back   Living and Working in Australia Forum With Immigration and Travel Information > Living in Australia > Visas and immigration

Visas and immigration The Australia Forum for visas, immigration and migration to Australia. Please use this section to discuss all your immigration and moving to Australia needs. Discuss visa types, time lines, submission dates, police checks and read our members' immigration success stories here.

Relocating to Australia - Would I still be eligible to sponsor my parent?

LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 09-13-2019, 06:03 PM
Active Member
Join Date: Mar 2019
Posts: 11
Please update your flag here .

2 likes given
Relocating to Australia - Would I still be eligible to sponsor my parent?

I am an Australian citizen relocating to Australia after 10 years and wondering if I am still eligible to sponsor my parent or are there any conditions attached?

Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 09-13-2019, 09:06 PM
Active Member
Join Date: Aug 2019
Location: Anchorage, Alaska, USA
Posts: 17
Users Flag! From usa

1 likes received
10 likes given
Not sure if this helps, but I found this on the instructions for Form 40 which looks like it might be for your situation:

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.
It looks like the bolded part might be an issue if you're not already back in Aus and settled. That being said, working through applications for both my wife and I, I've seen DoHA is fond of sprinkling tidbits of info all over the place so I've spent a lot of time reading and hunting for more info. Hopefully this at least gives you a start in the right direction.

Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 09-13-2019, 09:28 PM
Active Member
Join Date: Mar 2019
Posts: 11
Please update your flag here .

2 likes given
Thanks for the feedback!

Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 09-14-2019, 11:40 AM
Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2017
Posts: 417
Users Flag! From uk

106 likes received
41 likes given
As noted above, you will need to demonstrate that you are “settled” in Australia. This means that you have been “resident for a reasonable period”. The definition of “reasonable” varies depending on circumstance.

Paul Hand
Registered Migration Agent 1801974

SunCoast Migration Ltd

All comments are general in nature and do not constitute legal or migration advice. Comments may not be applicable or appropriate to your specific situation.

Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

By using this Website, you agree to abide by our Terms and Conditions (the "Terms"). This notice does not replace our Terms, which you must read in full as they contain important information. You must not post any defamatory, unlawful or undesirable content, or any content copied from a third party, on the Website. You must not copy material from the Website except in accordance with the Terms. This Website gives users an opportunity to share information only and is not intended to contain any advice which you should rely upon. It does not replace the need to take professional or other advice. We have no liability to you or any other person in respect of any content on this Website.

All times are GMT. The time now is 07:17 PM.

Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.