How long it lasts

The Assurance of Support period depends on the type of visa you apply for. It can last for 1, 2, 4 or 10 years.

The period starts on the later of either:

  • the date the assuree arrives in Australia
  • the date they get their visa.

You must tell us when your assuree:

  • arrives in country Australia
  • gets their visa.

Normally assurees and their dependants won’t get income support from us during the specified period. This is even if they are exempt from the 4 year waiting period for most payments.

If we do agree to give income support to your assuree, you’ll need to pay us back.

Page last updated: 10 December 2021