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Can My First Cousin Sponsor Both My Partner And Me For Australia's 489 Skilled Visa, With My Partner Being The Primary Applicant ?

Australia 489 visa is a Provisional Visa and not a Permanent Resident Visa. You can get this temporary visa granted up on sponsorship either by:

- A state/ territory in Australia

- A relative living in Australia as a Permanent Resident/ Citizen (older than 18 years)

After you get sponsorship from a source mentioned above, you can immigrate to Australia and enjoy living and working there until your visa expires after 4 years’ time period.

For your relative being the sponsor, DIBP has certain laid down rules.

Firstly, only the following relations are subject to get sponsorship from an Australian resident/ Citizen:

The family member must be your (or if your partner is an applicant for the visa, your partner’s):

- Child or step-child

- Parent

- Grandparent

- Brother, sister, adoptive brother, adoptive sister, step-brother or step-sister

- Aunt, uncle, adoptive aunt or adoptive uncle

- First cousin; or

- Niece, nephew, adoptive niece, adoptive nephew, step-niece or step-nephew

 Other than the above mentioned relations are not eligible to get sponsorships under 489 visa.

It is also to be noted that your partner cannot be a Primary applicant to get sponsorship from your relative in Australia.

In order to apply for this visa, you need to comply with these mandatory requirements:

  • Must obtain a sponsorship from a particular region
  • Your Job profile must be mentioned in the relevant occupation list
  • Must live and work in the sponsoring region for at least 2 years
  • Must score at least 60 points out of 100 on your Australia immigration point assessment grid
  • Must be holding a relevant work experience as required by the region
  • Must be younger than 50 years of age
  • Must be having required level of English proficiency

It is also to be noted that your partner cannot be a Primary applicant to get sponsorship from your relative in Australia.

If your application is lacking and holding you back from being the primary applicant, then I suggest you to get in touch with Aptech Visa. We can surely found a way for you.

These are the general guidelines and procedure for Australia Visa Subclass 489. To get a detailed view in this regard, we suggest you to contact our panel of experts and avail a FREE first consultation over phone.

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