In recent months the Department of Home Affairs Australia had increased the income required for Assurers to be permitted to provide an Assurance of Support effective April 2018. In light of the News article dated 24th May 2018, they have will be reversing this decision and further publications regarding this decision are expected to be announced by the end of the month.
The new requirements were brought in at the beginning of April and meant residents needed much higher salaries to bring their parents to Australia on a visa.
An individual trying to sponsor their two parents would need to prove they earn an annual income of $86,607, up from around $45,000 under the previous rules.
While the rules were in place for a number of weeks, the minister agreed that anyone who applied in that window would be reassessed under the old rules.
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