How much money do I need to sponsor a Visitor Visa applicant?
The short answer is that you, as the sponsor, are NOT required to provide financial support. When you’re looking at sponsoring a family member under the Subclass 600 Visitor Visa sponsored family stream, it is the visa applicant who must show they have access to funds to support themselves throughout their stay in Australia.
However, if your family member does not have sufficient funds, you may volunteer to provide financial support, and the onus is on your family member, the visa applicant, to show they have access to these funds. It’s not a legislated requirement imposed on you, the visa sponsor, by the Immigration authorities.
Does this apply in all cases?
In some circumstances, such as when you are sponsoring a relative who is outside your immediate family unit, you may be asked by the department to provide a security bond. This request is usually made when the department is already reviewing your family member’s Visitor Visa application.
What is the reason for this?
The purpose of the security bond is to maximize the chances that your sponsored family member complies with their applicable visa conditions, such as to not work or overstay.
How much money would I have to guarantee for the bond?
The value requested by the department is usually between the ranges of $5,000 to $15,000. You may also express an intention to provide the bond as part of your sponsorship when your family member is about to lodge their visitor visa application. Following this, the department decides whether or not to accept this offer at their discretion.
If you have any questions about this issue or it relates to your own circumstance, please feel free to add your questions in the comments section below. We would love to hear from you and connect and will reply to your questions. Our friendly, experienced, professional Registered Migration Agents are standing by – remember, it’s never too early or too late to get good advice!
IMPORTANT: Please note, this does not constitute Immigration advice. Always seek advice from a Registered Migration Agent before applying for an Australian Visa. Migration Law is constantly changing. This information is accurate only at the time of publication.
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Greetings! If my australian fiance will sponsor me for a visitor’s visa,and I do not have enough financial funds,would it be ok if the sponsor will provide for me?
Hi Editha, very good question, are you planning on applying for a partner visa while your are here?
Hi! Just wanna asked is possible for subclass 600 to only have $1500 or $2000 in my bank? Im going to visit my boyfriend in aus and his family will be provided me a room to stay. Will I get accepted with that amount or It needed to be $5000 in exact for minimum?
Hi Nina, how exciting!!! When are you planning to come visit your boyfriend and what country are you coming from?
How do.i obtain a spouse visa and where do i get this aplication
Big question David, The first step we recommend in getting a successful partner visa is to get some professional advice form a Registered Migration Agent… It’s not just a simple application form. Feel free to give us a call on 07 3063 1200 and we will be happy to help.
hi there… i’m Cecilia… i applied subclass 600 and received a refusal because of lack of fund….how long will it take for me to apply Visitors Visa again?
I have recently applied for a partner visa for my husband. The processing time seems to take more then one year. We have applied for his partner visa end of May 2019.
He has already done his medical and biometric collection data and character check.
Is it possible to apply for a visitor visa for him and ask the government to use the same results. We have already spent all our savings for the wedding and the visa since it was over $7000 so i dont have enough money to give for bond. I am able to show payrolls that i can support him financially while he comes for a 3 month visit. Would that be enough to apply for this visa for him?
Do you believe the government will accept it, considering this is the second visa i will be applying for him, to visit the country for a few months?
Hi Rebea, what country is you husband currently in?
Hi Emma. Many people can be in Rabea’s situation. Is the grant or refusal of sponsored visit visa for a partner according to which country the partner is from or the country he/she resides in? Thanks.
Hi John, visitor visas are dependent on a number of different criteria. When it comes to lodging a visitors visa, with the intention of lodging a partner visa this is something you really need to get advice on as it can be very complicated. Please give our office a call 07 3063 1200.
Hi , I have 1 years son in australian , he is the child born from my partner, my son is Australian citizen, he is 10 years old, can he he sponsor his mum, or I sponsor my partner to visit Australia to look after my son?
Are you an Australian citizen or permanent resident?
The reason I ask is perhaps you could sponsor your partner.
Hi, my cousin is an Australian citizen and she will sponsor me and my partner (we are from Cyprus, EU) to visit her there. How much would the security bond cost?
Hi Nikaela, Thanks for your question, we normally only work on Partner Visa and Visitor visa’s for partners, if you like I can refer you to another agent who may be able to help you with this question.
HI, I’m looking to sponsor my mum to visit me in australia. I’m a Permanent resident here. I want to know if I have to put up a bond if I guarantee to look after her and her expenses while she’s with me? and if yes, how much bond money would that be?
Hey Sandhya, we work on all types of family visas it is. Best to give our office a call so we can discuss your specific case.
Hi, I am currently studying the visa for Family Sponsorship. My uncle (first cousin of my mother) is in QLD, Australia. Is visa 489 applicable to my case? their postcode is 4300. I already did the EA assessment and language test. Please advise for my options and chances. Thanks in advance…
Hey Bhae, we would need more information so we can help you with your application please give our office a call at 07 3063 1200.
Hi Team, I am Indian, looking for IT Operations jobs in Canada with sponsorship. Would like to hear more information from you.
Hi Vignesh, our company specialises in Partner Visa Applications in Australia. The best course of action is to look at Canadian Visa agencies to see better options that can definitely be of help to you.
Hi there, I am an Australian citizen and in 2017, I married my partner who is Punjabi. At the time, we wanted to go to India to celebrate with family knowing that my husband’s visa to Australia had long expired. We were informed that my husband could be banned from entering Australia for 3 years, which he was but that ban ended in October 2020.
Can I now sponser my husband on a Visitor Visa and will it cost me anything to do so?
Hi Michelle, this is a complex situation. I recommend you give us a call at 07 3063 1200 as we’d love to help.
Hi there i just want to ask if can be still apply for another tourist visa even multiple refusal? And about security cashbond iss it refundable?
Thanks so much
Hi Enya, this is a matter we feel best be discussed in private. Please give us a call at 07 3063 1200 or contact us here https://www.freedommigration.com/contact-us/ and we’ll be in touch.
In the current covid climate is there a higher chance for this sponsored visa to be granted than the simple e visitor visa? Thanks
Hi Zsofi, processing times vary from application to application across visas. Kindly give our office a call at 07 3063 1200 or contact us here https://www.freedommigration.com/contact-us/
We’d love to help and provide you with the best advice fit for you.
Hi I want to bring my sister from the Philippines to just visit us and stay for like 3 months. She has no work there nor any property. Is there a chance for me to get her? Like if I get her a bank account and deposit money on it will that be enough? Or will the department ask me security bond? Thanks for any helpful answer
Hi Glenda, Thank you for reaching out to us in regards to your immigration matter.
We are an Australian Partner Visa Specialist firm and therefore are not the best equipped to deal with an Immigration matter such as yours.
In your situation I recommend contacting the team at Mapien.
If in the future if you have any questions relating to Australian Partner Visas we would be more than happy to assist.
All the best with your immigration journey.
I am from India my husband is in australia and sent me the invitation to visit him as we have not seen each other from 2 years . He has 10,000 aud to show as funds as he is the sponsor. What are my chances of getting visitor visa?
Hi Anjali, there are many factors that contribute to the successful lodgment of a Visitor Visa. Give us a call at 07 3063 1200 so we can provide you with more assistance or directly book a Visa Consultation with our Registered Migration Agent.
Will the security bond money be return back to the sponsor.
Hi Lakshman, this is a matter we feel best discussed in private due to the complexity of the answer to your question. Please give us a call at 07 3063 1200.
How we can apply security bond ?
Hi Upkar, we have a lot of follow-up questions we want to ask before we can provide you with the right answer and advise concerning your question. Can you provide us with more information?
You can ring us at 07 3063 1200 or you can directly book a consult with our Registered Migration Agent to get answers to your partner visa question here https://www.freedommigration.com/how-to-book-a-visa-planning-session/
I need a tourist visa for my mom. I haven’t seen her for 6 years. and I have been waiting for a response for my residency for 3 years. I currently have a bridging visa.
Hi Rafael, we specialise in Partner Visa applications but we may be able to refer you to a few Migration Agencies that can assist you. Please give our office a call at 07 3063 1200.
I need a tourist visa for my little siblings to come visit me from Fiji, they are still in highs school ages 16 and 18, i have permanent residency here in Australia, whats the minimum amount of money i should have in my bank acc in order to sponsor them? Thanks
Hi Alumeci, we specialise in Partner Visa applications but we may be able to refer you to a few Migration Agencies that can assist you. Please give our office a call at 07 3063 1200.
my partner of 12 years will arrive australia soon on tourist visa.I plan to apply to sponsor him soon after arrival then on approval of my sponsorship he will apply for partner visa what bank balance do I have to have to satisfy sponsorship?I own my own unit.
Hi Kenneth, may we ask which Partner Visa application are you intending to lodge? We’d love to help, assist you, and provide you with more information regarding the Partner Visa process and advice regarding the best visa options for you and your partner.
Please give our office a call at 07 3063 1200 or book a Visa Consultation by clicking the link below:
Hi my name is Pauline I would like a support to apply for my brother to visit me and see my children spend a few months to interact with us as I have been in Australia since 1997 and none of family members visited us.
Hi Pauline, we specialise in Partner Visa applications but we may be able to refer you to a few Migration Agencies that can assist you. Please give our office a call at 07 3063 1200.
My mother has passed away in Australia and I need to bring my partner and our 3 children to lay her to rest.
I have very little funds left here in the Philippines and I cannot access my mothers funds until I apply for probate in Australia.
My best friend has offered to sponsor me with the $10,000 aud until i arrive in Australia… I have money to pay for the visa application and airfares.
The Funeral firm will provide a letter to home affairs and the death certificate so that the process can be sped up.
Is all of this possible?
Hi John, sending you our deepest condolences.
Regarding your question, I believe this matter is best discussed in private with me due to the complexities of this matter. You can book the Visa Consultation by clicking the link below or calling us at 07 3063 1200.
Hi …how much money I bond if I’m sponsoring my grandson to for tourist visa?
Hi Evelyn, this is a matter we feel best discussed in private due to the complexity of the answer to your question. Please give us a call at 07 3063 1200.
hola mi nieta quiere ir a ver a su padre a australia va con su abuela paterna y ya le rechazaron la visa a mi nieta se le hiso una de turista
que corresponde hacer gracias espero respusta
Hi there, thanks for reaching out to us. Please give us a call at 07 3063 1200. We’d love to assist you regarding your visa refusal concern.
You can also directly book a Visa Consultation with our Partner Visa Expert here: https://www.freedommigration.com/how-to-book-a-visa-planning-session/
How long does the $5000 have to be in my account when I sponsor my mother from Pakistan
Hi Burkit, we specialise in Partner Visa applications but we may be able to refer you to a few Migration Agencies that can assist you. Please give our office a call at 07 3063 1200.
I have a girlfriend in the Philippines I want her to visit me here in Australia what should I do?
Hi Ruben, we will need more information regarding your relationship with your partner before we can give you the most suitable migration advice. Please give us a call at 07 3063 1200 or book a Visa Consultation here: https://www.freedommigration.com/how-to-book-a-visa-planning-session/
I have a bf in India I was planning to apply his visitor visa nd after he come Australia I am planning to go in a defacto relationship so I need more information about that
Hi Vineshree, it seems like you have more Partner Visa concerns and questions that need answers. We’d like to help and assist.
Please book a visa consultation by clicking the link below or call us at 07 3063 1200.
Hi l have a boyfriend in cyprus and l want him to visit me here in Australia can you tell me what should I do?
Hi Maria, we can guide you through the process of bringing your partner to Australia through a Visa Consultation.
To book a Visa Consultation, click here: https://www.freedommigration.com/how-to-book-a-visa-planning-session/
I am going to celebrate my 80th birthday in September and I want to invite my 2 brother and 2 sister who are in there seniors age already ..Is there a need for me diposit bond for their stay, just for 2 to 3 weeks..
Hi Jose, advance happy birthday to you!
We are Partner Visa Experts that help couples with Partner Visa Applications. We may have a great referral we can send your way. Please give us a call at 07 3063 1200.
How can I sponsor a niece who is a Registered nurse in the Philippines as an immigrant here
Hi Marlyn, our company specialises in Partner Visa Applications. We don’t normally handle other visa applications, however, please call our office so we can send referrals your way to help you with your case. Here’s our number: 07 3063 1200
Hi!i would like my niece from Philippines to come visit us here in Australia cause my husband not too well,how much money would i need for show money?
Hi Victoria, our company specialises in Partner Visa Applications. We don’t normally handle other visa applications, however, please call our office so we can send referrals your way to help you with your case. Here’s our number: 07 3063 1200
HI , Im Australian residenden .i want to apply sponser family visa 600 for my sister who lives in Iran. my salary is $60,000 before tax, but my husband salary is over $150,000.can i sponser for her?
Hi Yasamin, this is something we think is best discussed in private.
Please give us a call at 07 3063 1200 or book a Visa Consultation here https://www.freedommigration.com/how-to-book-a-visa-planning-session/