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Is it possible for a family member to sponsor a relative?

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Can a family member sponsor a relative under 491?

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Yes, if you're a family member who meets the requirements. I suggest reaching out to one of the official migration agents on this website to get some expert advice.

To be allowed to sponsor someone for a 491 visa, the sponsor must be:

  • At least 18 years old
  • Usually living in a specific regional area of Australia
  • An Australian citizen, an Australian permanent resident, or an eligible New Zealand citizen
  • A qualifying relative of you or your partner

A qualifying relative can be one of the following:

  • A mom or dad
  • A son, daughter, stepson, or stepdaughter
  • A brother, sister, adopted brother, adopted sister, stepbrother, or stepsister
  • An aunt, uncle, adopted aunt, adopted uncle, step-aunt, or step-uncle
  • A nephew, niece, adopted nephew, adopted niece, step-nephew, or step-niece
  • A grandma or grandpa
  • A first cousin

When deciding if the sponsor usually lives in a specific regional area of Australia, the Department will look at where the sponsor actually lives, which means where the sponsor physically sleeps and has their normal home.

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As what the person said above, and only if your job is listed on the MLTSSL.