The Government of Australia has enhanced the financial requirements for visa applications of fresh migrants families. Crucial changes have been affected by the scheme assurance of support. It is a program aimed at depriving welfare to the fresh immigrants. This is by ensuring that their families possess adequate money to support their initial stay in Australia.
Some of the Australia Visa categories mandate to have a guarantor. This is applicable to parent, adult dependent, contributing parent and rest of the relatives. Whereas the Department of Home Affairs has the discretion to mandate this condition for other visa categories.
The government of Australia in March altered the money that must be earned by the assurer. In the majority of the cases, fresh migrants families will have to earn twice of what was mandated earlier, as quoted by the Guardian.
For instance, a couple in Australia intends to act as fiscal supporters for their parents. They will need to earn together 115, 475 $ yearly. This was just 45, 185 $ earlier. A sole individual will now have to earn 86, 606 $ in place of 45, 185 $.
The change to fiscal requirements significantly enhances the amount that has to be earned by families to possess a security for fresh immigrants. This will usually be through a bank guarantee and applicable to specific visas from 2019 April.
The Government of Australia also intends to launch a 1-year assurance requirement for support for a certain percentage of humanitarian intakes. This is through the program community sponsorship.
Labor party has said that it has already received complaints from the immigrants from China. They are infuriated as the changes have been implemented devoid of debate or public announcement. The Ethnic Communities Councils of Australia Federation said that is it concerned over the changes.