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


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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?


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

Quote:
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.


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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.

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