Other Family

This category is for people who have a brother, sister, or parent in Australia who is an Australian citizen or permanent resident.

In order to qualify to be sponsored, the applicant and their partner cannot have any other brothers, sisters, parents or non-dependent children other than those who are usually resident in Australia and are Australian citizens or Australian permanent residents.

The applicant will also need to obtain an Assurance of Support (AoS). An AoS is a legal commitment by a person, not necessarily the sponsor, to provide financial support for a certain period to a person applying to migrate so that they will not have to become reliant on social welfare payments.

This category is also for aged relatives substantially dependent for support on a family member in Australia and who have never been married or in a de facto relationship as well as for relatives coming to care for a sick family member in Australia.

A partner and other dependent family members may be included in the application.