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309 Sponsor Obligations - Financials, Accomodation, Being offshore


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309 Sponsor Obligations - Financials, Accomodation, Being offshore

I've had a decent crack at skimming through past threads trying to find past answers that reference my questions though have had not much luck.

We're currently getting organised for a 309 Partner Visa (I'm the Aus citizen Sponsor to my Indonesian wife applicant).

1st Q - Regarding sponsor obligated to provide accomodation: what do they deem a successfully filled obligation, I'm currently offshore in Indonesia for past 4 months and probably will be here for another 3-4 months, then when returning to Aus will be staying at my Father's house before moving out on my own again sometime after that. Is simply saying "I agree" to the obligation all they need or do you need to provide concrete proof that you have the capability to provide the accomodation yourself? Or are personal statements provided during the application of you explaining how you would provide accomodation enough? Same goes for financial assistance - is regular income / stable job required? Or simply statements on accepting the obligation and past proof such as Western Union transfers etc. is enough?

2nd Q - Sponsor offshore during application: we plan to apply in the coming months whilst I am offshore living with my wife in Indonesia. Has anyone had issues as the sponsor applying offshore? For example certifying Australian document copies offshore, etc.

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1st Q - Regarding sponsor obligated to provide accomodation: what do they deem a successfully filled obligation, I'm currently offshore in Indonesia for past 4 months and probably will be here for another 3-4 months, then when returning to Aus will be staying at my Father's house before moving out on my own again sometime after that. Is simply saying "I agree" to the obligation all they need or do you need to provide concrete proof that you have the capability to provide the accomodation yourself? Or are personal statements provided during the application of you explaining how you would provide accomodation enough?

Same goes for financial assistance - is regular income / stable job required? Or simply statements on accepting the obligation and past proof such as Western Union transfers etc. is enough?
I can only tell you what we did that worked, but our situation was different from yours in that my wife and I lived together during the entire process of our 309.

You agree to the obligation and can back it up by giving them a statement as to how you plan to live. For example, we included a stat dec from my mother in law to say that she would be putting us up at her home while we got ourselves sorted. Perhaps you could include a statement outlining what your plan is and also include a stat dec from your Dad that says he will be putting you up until you're able to get your own place.

As far as the financial aspect, I don't know if regular income or a stable job is required or looked upon as favorable, but you have to agree to the obligation. When you submit evidence of the financial aspects of your relationship it might be a good idea to include a statement explaining how your finances work, how you two have combined your financial matters and how you will continue to do so once you relocate to Australia.

For us, we had individual accounts for day to day purchases but we maintained a joint bank account for major purchases and our rent. So rather than have one massive file we split them up into financial aspects - rent paid and financial aspects - joint purchases. Each file had a statement from my wife and I as well as a description of the evidence we were supplying in each group.

I hope this helps.

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For financial aspect, if you have AU$50,000, which shows this during the lodgement, if you and your partner come to Australia, I’m sure it shows that bunch of money can cover rent for 2 yrs!


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For financial aspect, if you have AU$50,000, which shows this during the lodgement, if you and your partner come to Australia, Iím sure it shows that bunch of money can cover rent for 2 yrs!
This isn't really true. You don't need to show that you have the financial means to support your wife, rather you agreeing to support your wife.

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