Provision types

There are 2 types of Assurance of Support. Which one you need depends on the visa type.

Some visas require an Assurance of Support to be in place before the visa is granted by the Department of Home Affairs.

Which type of Assurance of Support provision is required depends on the visa subclass.


Visas with a mandatory Assurance of Support provision require a monetary bond for the Assurance of Support be given. These need to be lodged with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia before the Assurance of Support can be established.

This applies to any of the following visas:

  • an aged dependent relative visa
  • a contributory parent or contributory aged parent visa
  • a parent or aged parent visa
  • a remaining relative visa.

The assurer must give a bank guarantee and term deposit for these visa types.


Visas with a discretionary Assurance of Support provision do not require a monetary bond. These visa types are any of the following:

  • adoption
  • a child
  • a former citizen
  • an orphaned relative under 18 years of age
  • a humanitarian entrant visa under the Community Support Program.

If you wish to apply to be part of the Community Support Program, you must work with an Approved Proposing Organisation (APO). Read more about the Community Support Program on the Department of Home Affairs website.

Assurance of Support Eligibility Checker

Use the Assurance of Support eligibility checker to find out whether you meet the eligibility criteria to provide an Assurance of Support for the visa applicant(s).

Page last updated: 1 February 2023.
QC 40126