Assurance of Support
What you need to know if you want to give someone an assurance of support for certain types of visas and agree to support them financially.
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An assurance of support is a legal agreement you make with us to help someone get a visa to live in Australia. It's your promise to pay us back for any income support we give them.
To be eligible to become an assurer for an assurance of support you must meet certain criteria.
The assurance of support period depends on the type of visa you apply for. It can last for 1, 2, 4 or 10 years.
We may pay income support to the assuree during the assurance of support period if you can't support them, or they can't accept support from you.
Page last updated: 7 November 2019
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