Complete Guide to Requirements for Tourist Visa in Australia with Sponsor

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An Australian tourist visa with a sponsor is a great option if you’re looking to catch up with family and explore all the amazing sights Australia has to offer. Before diving into the application process, it’s helpful to get a feel for the steps involved, fees, and visa requirements. This article will give you all the information you need about the requirements for tourist visa in Australia with sponsor.

What is a tourist visa in Australia with sponsor?

An Australian tourist visa with a sponsor is perfect for those visiting family or friends in Australia.  This visa option allows you to travel to Australia for tourism purposes alongside spending time with your loved ones.

The maximum validity period of an Australian sponsored family visitor visa is 12 months. Within that period, the visa holder is allowed to stay in Australia to see their family or for tourism but is not allowed to work. There are currently 2 types of Australian sponsored family visas:

DetailsSingle entry sponsored family visitor visaMultiple entries sponsored family visitor visa
Number of Entries1Multiple
Maximum Duration of Stay30 days3 months

Requirements for tourist visa in Australia with sponsor

To increase your chances of a successful visa application, both you (the sponsored individual) and your sponsor will need to meet eligibility requirements and provide the following documents:

For the sponsored individual


  1. ● You are a relative (parent, partner, grandparent, and so on) of the sponsor
  2. ● You have a close relationship with the sponsor
  3. ● You only intend to stay temporarily in Australia

Required Documents

  1. ● Valid passport
  2. ● Recent 4×6 photo, white background (taken within 6 months)
  3. ● ID card
  4. ● Household registration book (if applicable)
  5. Birth certificate (for children)
  6. ● Confirmation of marital status
  7. ● Documents proving your relative relations with the sponsor  (birth certificate, passport, confirmation of relationship, etc.)
  8. ● Documents demonstrating owned property and family obligations in your home country (household registration book, house/car ownership documents, etc.)
  9. ● Documents proving stable employment in your home country (business registration documents, labor contracts, salary slips, tax documents, pension books, etc.)
  10. ● Documents demonstrating your financial ability to cover the expenses of the trip (passbooks, car or property ownership documents, etc.)

In the case of a sponsored person under 18 years old, you can refer to the guide on applying for an Australian tourist visa for children to learn about the requirements and documents to prepare.

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For the sponsor


  1. ● The sponsor must be over 18 years old
  2. ● The sponsor must be a settled Australian citizen or permanent resident and have lived in Australia for the last 2 years
  3. ● The sponsor is a relative (grandparent, parent, child, sibling, and so on) of the sponsored individual.
  4. ● The sponsor must be able to pay a security bond of about AUD 5,000 to AUD 15,000.
  5. ● If the sponsored individual does not have the financial ability to cover the expenses of the trip, the sponsor must prove their financial ability to cover those expenses for the sponsored individual.

Required Documents

  1. ● Employment Confirmation Letter
  2. ● Passport
  3. ● Permanent Visa

In addition, if the sponsor is covering all or part of the expenses of the sponsored individual’s trip, they will also need the following documents:

  1. ● Salary slips
  2. ● Passbooks
  3. ● Other valuables ownership documents

Application procedure for Australian tourist visa with sponsor

To apply for an Australian sponsored family visitor visa, follow the 5-step process below:

  1. Step 1:  Gather the Required Documents. Make sure all documents are translated into English and certified.
  2. Step 2: Submit your visa application and pay the fees.
  3. Step 3: Review and submit additional documents (if required).
  4. Step 4: Wait for the Australian Department of Home Affairs to process your application.
  5. Step 5: Receive your application result.
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Fees for Australian sponsor family visitor visa application

There are a couple of fees to consider when applying for an Australian tourist visa with a sponsor:

  1. Biometrics collection fees: AUD 28.47
  2. Visa approval fee: AUD 190

In addition to the application fees, keep in mind there may be other expenses you’ll encounter. These could include fees for submitting supplementary documents, transportation, security bonds, service fees to receive your result, and so on.

Processing time for tourist visa in Australia with sponsor

The Australian Department of Home Affairs provides up-to-date processing times to help you plan your trip. Here’s a quick rundown:

  1. ● 25% of applications are processed in 8 days
  2. ● 50% of applications are processed in 13 days
  3. ● 75% of applications are processed in 20 days
  4. ● 90% of applications are processed in 30 days

How to increase your chance of getting approved?

  1. ● Submitting the application yourself demonstrates your initiative and responsibility.
  2. ● Aim to submit your application at least 6 weeks before your intended travel date. This allows ample time for processing and avoids any last-minute delays.
  3. ● Ensure you have all the required personal documents, proof of your relationship with your sponsor, employment documentation, financial statements, and any other relevant documents.
  4. ● Include documents that show you have strong ties to your home country and will depart Australia after your visa expires.
  5. ● Carefully review all information on your application form to ensure it’s accurate and consistent with your supporting documents.
  6. ● If any of your documents are not in English, ensure they are translated and certified.

Planning a trip to visit family in Australia with a sponsored tourist visa? Don’t let language barriers slow you down! Thao & Co. can ensure your visa application runs smoothly with our professional certified translation services.

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At Thao & Co., we are passionate about providing accurate and professional translations that consistently exceed expectations. When you choose Thao & Co., you’ll experience:

  1. ● Our multi-step review process ensures the complete accuracy of every translation, eliminating errors that could delay your visa application.
  2. ● Our team of experienced linguists is highly qualified and possesses in-depth knowledge of Australian immigration requirements.
  3. ● We understand the sensitive nature of your documents and guarantee complete data security throughout the translation process.
  4. ● Get your translations quickly and efficiently. We deliver standard documents like marriage certificates, birth certificates, and passports within 24 hours.
  5. Our proprietary platform allows you to easily track your progress and interact directly with your linguists, ensuring a smooth and stress-free experience.

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