An AOS is a commitment to provide financial support to the person applying to migrate so that the migrant will not have to rely on any government forms of support. It is also a legal commitment by a person to repay the Australian Government any recoverable social security payments made to those covered by the assurance. The AOS is in force for two years and covers the principal applicant and any family members included in the application.
The person giving the assurance must be an adult (aged 18 years or over) Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen usually resident in Australia. They will need to be earning taxable income at or above the income test threshold (see below); and also be able to provide a notice of assessment issued by the Australian Taxation Office for each of the last 2 financial years.
The person providing the Assurance of Support is required to have a minimum annual income of $30,806 evidenced by their income tax assessment notices for the last 2 years.
- This amount is increased by the amount of children and dependents in the application.
- The person providing the Assurance of Support can assure only 2 adults at any one time.
- The sponsor and the person providing the Assurance of Support and the Sponsor do not have to be the same person.
Please contact our office for further detailed information on the Assurance of Support including the application forms, the fees & costs, timing, and supporting documents required to make a valid Assurance of Support.