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G'Day...

I have a question regarding family sponsorship.

I am currently persuing state sponsorship with NT but want to know if that fails can my uncle, WHO LIVES IN QUEENSLAND, sponsor me to live in NT (Darwin/Katherine) area? I have recieved conflicting reports... some say he has to live in NT some say he can live anywhere in AUS (he is a perm resident, living there for about 5/6 years)

Lastly, just for info purposes... I see a lot of people asking about finances required for sponsorship and most of the answers are that you have to have cash. My agant advised me that if I had the equity in a property that would be okay. So I bought a bank repossessed house and paid R500 000 under the market value (R500 000 = AUD$ 76 000). According to them I just need a current valuation and statement from the bank of what the purchase price was to show the equity... this will then cover my requirement to show "assets" of AUD$65 000. Maybe this will help someone else.

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Gary:)
 

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Hi Gary,

If you are talking about the 176 visa, your sponsor can live anywhere in Australia Skilled – Sponsored (Migrant) Visa (Subclass 176)

TBH I've never heard of the applicant having to show they have financial security for the 176 visa. The sponsor will have to fill out form 1277 and sign a sponsorship undertaking but that's about it.

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Hi Dolly,

Unfortunately it is a requirement for Northern Territory if you want STATE sponsorship... not sure about family sponsorship. Nice to know that the family sponsor can live anywhere in Aus.
 
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