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  1. 1. Form Application to visit Australia as a sponsored family visitor 48S Important – Please read this information carefully before you Conditions for a Sponsored Family Visitor visa to complete your application. Once you have completed your Australia application we strongly advise that you keep a copy for your records. Sponsored Family visitors to Australia must be willing and able to abide by the conditions listed below while in Australia. If you are unwilling or unable to abide by these conditions, Who should use this form? you should not apply for this visa. If you do not abide by Use this form if you are outside Australia, and you are these conditions, your visa may be cancelled and you and applying for a SPONSORED FAMILY VISITOR VISA to visit your sponsor will be subject to other penalties. relatives in Australia, and you have a relative who is eligible 8101 – You must not work in Australia. and willing to sponsor you. 8201 – While in Australia you must not engage, for more You will need to complete and sign this form and send it back than 3 months, in any studies or training. to your sponsor with all supporting documentation. Your sponsor will need to lodge it in Australia with form 1149 8205 – Where this condition applies, and you intend to Application for sponsorship for sponsored family visitors. study for longer than 4 weeks, you are required to pass a chest x-ray examination before you are A Sponsored Family Visitor visa will generally allow you to stay able to commence study. in Australia for a period of up to 3 months. In certain circumstances the period may be longer, up to 12 months. If 8503 – No Further Stay1 granted, the visa will only allow you to travel to Australia for a 8531 – You must not remain in Australia after the end of single visit. the period of stay permitted by your initial • If you do not have an eligible relative who can sponsor you Sponsored Family Visitor visa. under this visa class, or if you want a Tourist visa which allows multiple entry, you should use form 48R. Further information regarding condition 8503 • If you intend visiting Australia for medical treatment you The effect of the 8503 ‘No Further Stay’ condition is that it should use form 48ME. will not be possible for you to apply to remain in Australia • If you intend to study in Australia for more than 3 months beyond the authorised period of stay shown on your visa you should apply for a student visa. Please contact the label or on the letter advising you of the grant of your visa. It nearest Australian overseas mission for information on is particularly important, if the purpose of your visit to student visa applications, including the correct application Australia is to attend a specific event, that you organise your form. travel so that you attend this event within your authorised period of stay, as you will not be able to extend your period of • If you intend visiting Australia for a short business trip stay in Australia. (including attending a conference) you should use form 456. You must complete all questions in all sections. Failure to answer Sponsor any question completely and accurately may result in the application being refused, or the visa may be cancelled at a A Sponsored Family visitor must have an eligible sponsor who later date. will guarantee their stay and lawful departure from Australia and who may be requested to arrange for the lodgement of a For more detailed information check the department’s website security bond. www.immi.gov.au/visitors/ To avoid your sponsor incurring penalties, you MUST leave Australia before the expiry of your Sponsored Family Visitor visa. If for ANY reason you do not depart before your Sponsored Family Visitor visa expires, or if you breach any of the conditions on your Sponsored Family Visitor visa, penalties will be imposed upon your sponsor. The security bond lodged to support your Sponsored Family Visitor visa application will normally be forfeited. If you request a waiver of the 8503 ‘No Further Stay’ condition and this results in your remaining in Australia after your Sponsored Family Visitor visa expires, you will still be taken to have breached the 8531 ‘Must leave before visa expiry’ condition, and the penalties will be imposed upon your sponsor, even if the 8503 is waived and a further visa is granted. The security bond lodged to support your Sponsored Family Visitor visa application will normally be forfeited. 1 Except in extremely limited circumstances which are outside your control, or to engage Australia’s protection under the 1951 UN Continued on the next page convention relating to the status of refugees. © COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA, 2008 48S (Design date 01/08) - Page 1
  2. 2. Who can be a sponsor? Security bond In all cases, your sponsor must be an Australian citizen or Your sponsor may be asked to arrange for the lodgement of a permanent resident aged 18 years or over and settled in security bond in support of your Sponsored Family Visitor Australia. visa application. The amount of the security bond is Your sponsor must be one of the following: determined on a case by case basis by the delegated overseas officer and is generally between AUD5,000 and AUD15,000 • a relative (parent, child, adopted child, spouse, brother, per person. sister, grandparent, grandchild, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew, or ‘step’ equivalent of any of these); or It should be noted, however, under the Migration Act 1958 the decision to request a security bond is at the discretion of • a member of an Australian parliament (Commonwealth, the delegated officer. Therefore, depending on the State or Territory); or circumstances of the individual case, the delegated officer • an authorised person representing a Commonwealth, State may ask for a security bond of any amount that they see as or Territory government department or instrumentality; or appropriate. The purpose of the security bond is to give the decision-maker assessing your application additional • a local government mayor. assurance that you will comply with all visa conditions and Your sponsor can only sponsor one person or one ‘family that you will leave Australia on or before the expiry of your unit’ at a time. A ‘family unit’ normally includes the head of Sponsored Family Visitor visa. the family, spouse, and dependent children of the head of the If the delegated officer determines that a security bond needs family. Other relatives may be included in the ‘family unit’ if to be lodged in support of your application, your sponsor will they can provide evidence that they are fully dependent on be sent details of how and where to lodge the security bond. the head of the family. If you and the other members of your The time limit for lodging the security bond is 35 days. Once family unit are applying for Sponsored Family Visitor visas the bond has been lodged, the decision-maker will be with the same sponsor, your sponsor MUST lodge all the notified, and will be able to finalise the processing of your application forms, and the sponsorship form 1149 application. Application for sponsorship for sponsored family visitors in Australia at the same time. If a security bond is requested and not lodged, your application will normally be refused. Only one passport holder can apply on a form. You can include in your application any children under 18 years of age If a security bond is lodged, and you are granted a Sponsored who are listed in your passport and who will be travelling Family Visitor visa, and you breach any visa conditions, in with you. If another adult is included in your passport, they particular if you do not leave Australia before the expiry need to complete a separate application form. of your Sponsored Family Visitor visa, normally the security bond will be forfeited. Who cannot be a sponsor? There are no provisions for fiancé(e)s, partners of the same Visa Application Charge sex, cousins, friends, in-laws or New Zealand citizens to Your sponsor must either pay the application charge at time sponsor. of lodgement or provide evidence that it has been paid. It is generally not refunded if the application is unsuccessful. To If your sponsor has already provided a sponsorship for check the Visa Application Charge, see form 990i Charges another relative, and that other relative has been granted a available from the Forms section of the Department of Sponsored Family Visitor visa, and that visa is still in effect, Immigration and Citizenship (the department) website then your sponsor will not be eligible to sponsor you until www.immi.gov.au/allforms/990i.htm or check with the the other relative has departed Australia and complied with all nearest office of the department. visa conditions, or until their visa has expired. If your sponsor has already provided a sponsorship for another relative, and that other relative has breached a Method of payment condition of that visa, for example they did not depart To make a payment, please pay by credit card, debit card, Australia before the expiry of their Sponsored Family Visitor bank cheque or money order made payable to the visa, then your sponsor will not be eligible to provide further Department of Immigration and Citizenship. Debit card and sponsorships in this visa class for a period of 5 years. The only credit card are the preferred methods of payment. exception is where the visa condition that the other relative breached was condition 8531 (must leave before visa expiry) and your sponsor is able to satisfy the department that they breached this condition due to circumstances that: • were beyond the visa holder’s control; and • arose after their arrival in Australia. If your sponsor is found to be not eligible after your visa application has been lodged, then your application will normally be refused, on the basis that the sponsorship cannot be approved. 48S (Design date 01/08) - Page 2 © COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA, 2008
  3. 3. How to apply Vaccinations • All Sponsored Family Visitor visa applications must be If it is your intention to enrol your child in an Australian lodged at an office of the department in Australia. school or childcare centre (creche or preschool) during your • Complete and sign application form 48S. False or visit to Australia, you are strongly encouraged to carry misleading information may lead to refusal or cancellation certification of your child’s vaccination status. of your visa, or penalties while in Australia. You may arrange Vaccination is recommended against polio, tetanus, measles, for another person to help you complete the application mumps, rubella, diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), form, but you must sign it. If you have been assisted in Haemophilus influenzae hypo (Hib), and Hepatitis B. completing the application form, you should only sign the Certification may be sought at time of enrolment. declaration(s) if the information in it is true and correct. Note: Vaccination against rubella is also recommended for • You must tell the department where you intend to live women of child bearing age. while your application is being dealt with. Failure to give your residential address will result in this application being invalid. A post office box address will not be accepted as Consent to communicate electronically your residential address. The department may use a range of means to communicate • Send the completed and signed form(s) for you and your with you. However, electronic means such as fax or e-mail will family unit members included in the sponsorship and all only be used if you indicate your agreement to receiving supporting documentation, including a certified copy of communication in this way. each applicant’s passport, to your sponsor in Australia. Your To process your application the department may need to sponsor must then lodge all applications, together with a communicate with you about sensitive information, for completed form 1149 Application for sponsorship for example, health, police checks, financial viability and personal sponsored family visitors at a regional office of the relationships. Electronic communications, unless adequately department in Australia. Some offices may require an encrypted, are not secure and may be viewed by others or appointment to be made prior to lodgement. The following interfered with. If you agree to the department offices of the department process Sponsored Family Visitor communicating with you by electronic means, the details you visa applications: provide will only be used by the department for the purpose – ACT Regional; for which you have provided them, unless there is a legal obligation or necessity to use them for another purpose, or – Sydney CBD; you have consented to use for another purpose. They will not – Darwin; be added to any mailing list. – Brisbane; The Australian Government accepts no responsibility for the – Adelaide; security or integrity of any information sent to the department over the internet or by other electronic means. – Hobart; – Dandenong (Victoria); and Options for receiving written communications – Perth. You may authorise another person to receive all • The decision-maker may require you to undergo medical or communications, both written and electronic, about your x-ray examinations. application with the department. You will be taken to have received any documents sent to that person as if they had been • If the decision-maker determines that a security bond is sent to you. required, your sponsor will be contacted and will be given details of how to lodge the security bond. To do this you will need to complete Question 46 Options for receiving written communications and form 956 Appointment • If a visa is granted, your sponsor will be advised of the of a migration agent or exempt agent or other authorised arrangements for a visa label to be placed in your passport. recipient. For an explanation of what a migration agent or • Carefully check the details and conditions on your visa label exempt agent or authorised recipient can do please read the or on the letter advising you of the grant of your visa. sections below. To change or end the appointment of your migration agent or Health insurance exempt agent or authorised recipient you must promptly It is recommended that you take out health insurance for you advise the department in writing. You can do this by using and your family for the period of stay in Australia. You will not form 956 Appointment of a migration agent or exempt agent be covered by Australia’s national health scheme, unless there or other authorised recipient. is a reciprocal health care agreement between Australia and your country of residence (or in certain circumstances your Authorised recipient information country of residence and citizenship). For more information, An authorised recipient is someone you appoint to receive see www.medicareaustralia.gov.au/yourhealth/going_overseas written communications about your application with the If you are 70 years of age or over department. In order to satisfy the financial requirement for these visas, you All written communication about your application will be sent will be asked to provide evidence with your application that to your authorised recipient, unless you indicate that you wish you have health insurance to cover your stay in Australia. More to have health and/or character information sent directly to information about Australian private health insurance is you. available from the department’s website The department will communicate with the most recently www.immi.gov.au/visitors/ appointed authorised recipient as you may only appoint one authorised recipient at any time for a particular application. Continued on the next page © COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA, 2008 48S (Design date 01/08) - Page 3
  4. 4. Authorisation of a migration agent to act on behalf of Further information on migration agents the sponsor Information on migration agents, including a list of registered A migration agent is someone who can: migration agents, is available on the Migration Agents Registration Authority (MARA) website www.themara.com.au • advise you on visas and sponsorships; You can also access information about migration agents on the • tell you the documents you need to submit with your department’s website www.immi.gov.au sponsorship application; • help you fill in the sponsorship application and submit it; About the information you give in this form • receive written communications about your sponsorship The department is authorised to collect information provided application with the department; and on this form under Part 2 of the Migration Act 1958 ‘Control • discuss your sponsorship application with the department. of Arrival and Presence of Non-Citizens’. The information You are not required to use a migration agent. However, if you provided will be used by the department for assessing your use a migration agent, the department encourages you to use a eligibility for a visa to travel, enter and remain in Australia and registered migration agent. Registered agents are bound by the for other purposes relating to the administration of the Migration Agents Code of Conduct, which requires them to act Migration Act, for example, to assist migrants with settling in professionally in their clients’ lawful best interests. Australia, to monitor the conduct of migration agents, or for ensuring compliance with the Migration Act. Immigration assistance The information provided might also be disclosed to agencies A person gives immigration assistance to you if he or she uses, who are authorised to receive information relating to or claims to use, his or her knowledge or experience in adoption, border control, business skills, citizenship, migration procedure to assist you with your visa application, education, health assessment, health insurance, health request for ministerial intervention, cancellation review services, law enforcement, payment of pensions and benefits, application, sponsorship or nomination. taxation, review of decisions and regulation of migration agents. In Australia a person may only lawfully give immigration assistance if he or she is a registered migration agent or is Relevant information about you will be disclosed to Federal, exempt from being registered. Only registered migration State and Territory police to assist in your location and agents may receive a fee or reward for providing immigration possible detention in the event that you become an unlawful assistance. non-citizen. You will become an unlawful non-citizen if your visa ceases (by cancellation for breach of visa condition for If an unregistered person in Australia, who is not exempt from example) or expires and you do not hold another visa registration, gives you immigration assistance they are authorising you to remain in Australia. committing a criminal offence and may be prosecuted. If your application for a visitor visa has also been supported Sponsors of applicants for Sponsored family visitors by an Australian Member of Parliament or a Community visas are exempt from the requirements to be registered Leader based in Australia, information on the outcome of as a migration agent in order to assist applicants in your application and of your compliance with visa conditions, relation to Sponsored family visitors visas. if your visa is granted, may be provided to the Member of Migration agents in Australia Parliament or the Community Leader. Migration agents in Australia must be registered with the The collection, access, storage, use and disclosure by the Migration Agents Registration Authority (MARA) unless they are department of the information you provide in this form is exempt from registration. governed by the Privacy Act 1988 and, in particular, by the 11 Information Privacy Principles. The information form 993i Migration agents outside Australia Safeguarding your personal information, available from the Migration agents who operate outside Australia do not have to department’s offices, gives details of agencies to which your be registered. The department may give some overseas agents personal information might be disclosed. an ID number. This number does not mean that they are The department has authority under the Migration Act 1958 registered. to collect a range of personal identifiers from non-citizens, Note: Some Australian registered migration agents operate including visa applicants, in certain circumstances. For more overseas. detailed information you should read information form 1243i Your personal identifying information, which is available Exempt agents from the department’s website www.immi.gov.au The following people do not have to be a registered migration agent in order to provide immigration assistance, but they must not charge a fee for their service: • a close family member (spouse, child, adopted child, parent, brother or sister); • a sponsor or nominator for this visa application; • a member of parliament or their staff; • an official whose duties include providing immigration assistance (eg. a Legal Aid provider); • a member of a diplomatic mission, consular post or international organisation. 48S (Design date 01/08) - Page 4 © COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA, 2008
  5. 5. Additional documentation Understanding your visa label Under the Migration Act 1958, decision-makers are not obliged to seek additional information from the applicant before making a decision on a visa application. It is 1 4 therefore in the applicant’s best interest to submit the 2 5 following documentation with their application: • evidence that you have access to sufficient funds to Sample only 3 support yourself for the duration of your proposed visit in Australia; If you are granted a visa, the following information is • evidence of your medical/travel insurance (if held); provided to assist you in understanding the terms and • medical examination or tests (if applicable); conditions of your visa. • a letter from your employer confirming your leave for 1 The name of the office that granted your visa. the proposed period of your visit and that you will return to work after your visit in Australia (if 2 Your name and the names of any family members applicable); included in your application and listed in your • evidence of enrolment at school, college or university passport. (in your home country – if applicable); 3 Visa validity information, including: • any information to show that you have an incentive and • the date your visa was granted; authority to return to your country of residence. • the date by which you must enter Australia; • the number of times you can travel to Australia within the validity of the visa (single entry); and Application checklist • your authorised period of stay in Australia (a maximum of 12 months only). With your completed and signed application form 48S, you must include: 4 The type of visa you have been granted. a copy of all pages of your valid passport. 5 The conditions attached to your visa: proof of payment of the application charge. (Generally 8101 – NO WORK paid by your sponsor in Australia.) 8201 – MAX. 3 MONTHS STUDY a recent (not more than 6 months old) passport 8205 – X-RAY IF STUDY > 4 WEEKS photograph of yourself and any children included in 8503 – NO FURTHER STAY your passport and travelling with you. 8531 – MUST LEAVE BEFORE VISA EXPIRY evidence of the relationship between the applicant(s) and the sponsor. For example, if your uncle is sponsoring you, you will need to show evidence (eg. Home page www.immi.gov.au birth certificate, marriage certificate, family census) that he is your mother’s or your father’s brother, or General Telephone 131 881 during business hours your aunt’s husband. enquiry line in Australia to speak to an operator (recorded information available outside these hours). if required, authorisation for children to travel with If you are outside Australia, please contact you (refer to the section on the form ‘Children your nearest Australian mission. included’ for details). When you have lodged your application, you should attach your application receipt to this sheet. Please keep these information pages for your reference © COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA, 2008 48S (Design date 01/08) - Page 5
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  7. 7. Form Application to visit Australia as a sponsored family visitor 48S Please use a pen, and write in English using BLOCK LETTERS. PHOTOGRAPH 1 When do you wish to visit Australia? Please attach a recent DAY MONTH YEAR DAY MONTH YEAR photograph (not more From / / to / / or; than 6 months old) of yourself 2 How long do you wish to stay in Australia? AND any children who are on your passport and will Your details be travelling with you. 3 Name(s) as shown in your passport 8 Details from your passport Family name Passport number B2421617 LIEU Country of passport VIETNAM Given names DAY MONTH YEAR THI REP Date of issue 24-Jun-2008/ / Other names you have been known by Date of expiry 24-Jun-2018/ / Issuing authority/Place of issue as shown in your passport Name in your own language or script (if applicable) IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT Make sure your passport is valid for the period of stay you are applying for. 4 Sex Male Female 9 Details of identity card or identity number issued to you by your DAY MONTH YEAR government (if applicable) e.g. National identity card. 5 Date of birth / / 02-Sep-1955 Note: If you are the holder of multiple identity numbers because you If you are 70 years or over, you will be asked to provide evidence from are a citizen of more than one country, you need to enter the identity your doctor, or a doctor approved by the department, that you are fit to number on the card from the country that you live in. travel and show that you have medical insurance to cover your stay in Identity number 310050706 Australia. Please contact an Australian overseas mission for further advice before lodging your application or contacting a doctor. If Country of issue VIETNAM additional medical consultations are required, a decision on your visa application will be delayed. 10 Country of current citizenship 6 Marital status VIETNAM Married Separated Never married 11 Do you hold any other citizenship? Engaged Divorced No De facto Widowed Yes Give details Country 7 Place of birth Town/city TIEN GIANG Country VIETNAM Passport number 12 Country of usual residence VIETNAM Continued on the next page © COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA, 2008 48S (Design date 01/08) - Page 7
  8. 8. 13 Your current residential address Children included in passport Note: A post office box address is not acceptable as a residential You can include in this application any children included in your address. Failure to give your residential address will result in this passport who will be travelling with you. application being invalid. Children under 18 years of age, travelling alone or without one or both 187, KP3, Pham Ngu Lao Street, Ward 1, Go Cong Town of their parents or legal guardians, require notarised authorisation from Tien Giang Province, Vietnam the non-accompanying parent(s) or guardian(s) to travel to Australia. POSTCODE 18 Are there any children included in your passport who will be included in your application and will be travelling with you? 14 Postal address (If the same as your residential address, write ‘AS ABOVE’) No AS ABOVE Yes Give details Family name POSTCODE Given names Sex Male Female 15 Your telephone numbers DAY MONTH YEAR COUNTRY CODE AREA CODE NUMBER Date of birth / / Office hours ( 84 ) ( 73 ) 3842259 After hours Country of birth ( 84 ) ( 73 ) 3842259 or mobile/cell Details of passport 16 Do you agree to the department communicating with you by fax, Passport number e-mail or other electronic means? Country of passport No DAY MONTH YEAR Yes Give details Date of issue / / Fax number Date of expiry / / COUNTRY CODE AREA CODE NUMBER Issuing authority/Place of issue as shown in your passport ( ) ( ) E-mail address The passport should be valid for the period of stay they are applying for. Details of identity card or identity number issued to your child by their 17 Please provide the name of the nearest Australian mission where you government (if applicable) eg. National identity card. can collect your visa label, if granted a visa. Note: If your child is the holder of multiple identity numbers because he/she is a citizen of more than one country, you need to enter the identity number on the card from the country that your child lives in. Identity number Country of issue 48S (Design date 01/08) - Page 8 © COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA, 2008
  9. 9. Family name Family name Given names Given names Sex Male Female Sex Male Female DAY MONTH YEAR DAY MONTH YEAR Date of birth / / Date of birth / / Country of birth Country of birth Details of passport Details of passport Passport number Passport number Country of passport Country of passport DAY MONTH YEAR DAY MONTH YEAR Date of issue / / Date of issue / / Date of expiry / / Date of expiry / / Issuing authority/Place of issue as shown in your passport Issuing authority/Place of issue as shown in your passport The passport should be valid for the period of stay they are applying for. The passport should be valid for the period of stay they are applying for. Details of identity card or identity number issued to your child by their Details of identity card or identity number issued to your child by their government (if applicable) eg. National identity card. government (if applicable) eg. National identity card. Note: If your child is the holder of multiple identity numbers because Note: If your child is the holder of multiple identity numbers because he/she is a citizen of more than one country, you need to enter the he/she is a citizen of more than one country, you need to enter the identity number on the card from the country that your child lives in. identity number on the card from the country that your child lives in. Identity number Identity number Country of issue Country of issue Family name If you need more space, please attach a separate sheet with the details. Given names Sex Male Female Continued on the next page DAY MONTH YEAR Date of birth / / Country of birth Details of passport Passport number Country of passport DAY MONTH YEAR Date of issue / / Date of expiry / / Issuing authority/Place of issue as shown in your passport The passport should be valid for the period of stay they are applying for. Details of identity card or identity number issued to your child by their government (if applicable) eg. National identity card. Note: If your child is the holder of multiple identity numbers because he/she is a citizen of more than one country, you need to enter the identity number on the card from the country that your child lives in. Identity number Country of issue © COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA, 2008 48S (Design date 01/08) - Page 9
  10. 10. 19 Are there any other relatives who will be travelling with you? No Yes Make sure all the applications are lodged at the same time Full name Relationship Sponsor to you If you need more space, please attach a separate sheet with the details. Family NOT travelling with you 20 Do you have a spouse, de facto, any children, or fiancé who will NOT be travelling with you? No Yes Give details Full name Relationship Date of birth Their address while you are in Australia to you DAY MONTH YEAR LY VINH LOC Husband / / 12-Mar-1954 187,KP3, Pham Ngu Lao St., Tien Giang LY LIEU GIA TRANG Daughter / 08-Jun-1978/ 187, KP3, Pham Ngu Lao St.,Tien Giang LY LIEU PHUONG OANH Daughter / / 25-Aug-1979 187, KP3, Pham Ngu Lao St.,Tien Giang LY LIEU GIA BAO Daughter / / 08-Apr-1991 187, KP3, Pham Ngu Lao St.,Tien Giang If you need more space, please attach a separate sheet with the details. Details of relatives 21 Please list all your family members (not listed in Question 19 and Question 20) living in your home country and abroad including full, half, step and adopted brothers and sisters (if not living, write ‘deceased’ in the home address column. If whereabouts unknown, write ‘unknown’ in home address column). Select Family Full name Date of birth Marital Status Home address Previous visits to composition DAY MONTH YEAR (Married, engaged, Australia de facto, separated, DAY MONTH YEAR divorced, widowed, or never married) Father Lieu Van Bo 01-Jan-1900/ / / / Mother Huynh Thi Dang 01-Jan-1915/ / Widowed / / Brother/Sister Lieu Van Ngai 01-Jan-1943/ / Married 4538 Norwood St, San Diego / / Brother/Sister / / / / Brother/Sister / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / 48S (Design date 01/08) - Page 10 © COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA, 2008
  11. 11. Details of your visit to Australia 22 Name/details of your sponsor in Australia Sponsor’s name Sponsor’s telephone number Sponsor’s current full residential address (A post office box is not acceptable as a residential address.) LY THI BINH 9 Southampton RD, Carole Park QLD 4300 If you need more space, please attach a separate sheet with the details. 23 Details of your relationship to the sponsor Relationship to your sponsor (eg. brother, sister, uncle, aunt) SISTER IN LAW What documents are you providing as evidence of your relationship? If you are the spouse, or other member of the family unit, of the person who is related to the sponsor, please provide evidence of your relationship to that person. (eg. marriage certificate, birth certificate) MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE AND BIRTH CERTIFICATE 24 Do you have any other relatives, friends or contacts in Australia? Citizen or permanent No Yes Give details resident of Relationship Date of birth Australia? Full name Address (YES or NO) to you DAY MONTH YEAR / / / / / / / / If you need more space, please attach a separate sheet with the details. Continued on the next page © COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA, 2008 48S (Design date 01/08) - Page 11
  12. 12. 25 Why do you want to visit Australia? 29 Have you, or any children included in this application: Include details of any dates that are of special significance to • ever had, or currently have, tuberculosis? your visit. • been in close contact with a person who has, or has had, active tuberculosis? TOURIST • ever had a chest x-ray which showed an abnormality? No Yes Give details 26 Do you intend to do a course of study of more than 4 weeks while in Australia? No Yes Give details Name of the course 30 Do you require assistance with mobility and/or care in Australia or overseas? Name of the institution No Yes Provide details of the care/mobility concerns that apply to you and how they are addressed How long will the course last? Health and character Visitors to Australia must be of good health and of good character. The 31 During your proposed visit to Australia, do/will you, or any children following questions ask you to make a declaration about the health included in this application have, or expect to incur, medical costs or and character of yourself and any children included in your application. require treatment or medical follow up for: If your circumstances change before you travel you should inform the • blood disorder • mental illness Australian visa office. • cancer • pregnancy • heart disease • respiratory disease that has 27 In the last 5 years, have you, or have any children included in this • hepatitis B required hospital admission application, visited or lived outside your country of usual residence for • HIV infection, including AIDS • any form of surgery more than 3 consecutive months? • kidney disease, including dialysis • any other health concerns? • liver disease No Yes Give details No Yes Give details 28 Do you, or any children included in this application, intend to enter an Australian hospital, health care facility, nursing home for any purpose? No Yes Give details 32 Do you intend performing medical procedures (eg. as a practicing/trainee doctor, dentist, nurse etc.) during your stay in Australia? No Yes Provide details of medical/dental/nursing procedures you may be involved with in Australia 48S (Design date 01/08) - Page 12 © COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA, 2008
  13. 13. 33 Have you, or any children included in this application, ever: • been convicted of a crime or offence in any country (including any conviction which is now removed from official records)? No Yes • been charged with any offence that is currently awaiting legal action? No Yes • been acquitted of any criminal offence or other offence on the grounds of mental illness, insanity or unsoundness of mind? No Yes • been removed or deported from any country (including Australia)? No Yes • left any country to avoid being removed or deported? No Yes • been refused a visa for Australia or another country? No Yes • been excluded from or asked to leave any country (including Australia)? No Yes • committed, or been involved in the commission of war crimes or crimes against humanity or human rights? No Yes • been involved in any activities that would represent a risk to Australian national security? No Yes • had any outstanding debts to the Australian Government or any public authority in Australia? No Yes • been involved in any activity, or been convicted of any offence, relating to the illegal movement of people to any country (including Australia)? No Yes • served in a military force or state sponsored/private militia, undergone any military/paramilitary training, or been trained in weapons/explosives use (however described)? No Yes If you answered ‘Yes’ to any of the above questions, provide all the relevant details. If insufficient space, attach an additional statement. Continued on the next page © COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA, 2008 48S (Design date 01/08) - Page 13
  14. 14. Employment status 34 What is your employment status? Employed/self-employed Details of employer/business Name Hong Hieu Private Company Address Go Cong Town, Tien Giang Province, Vietnam Telephone number 00733846234 Position you hold Worker How long have you been employed YEARS MONTHS by this employer/business? DAY MONTH YEAR Retired Year of retirement / / Student Your current course Name of educational institution How long have you been YEARS MONTHS studying at this institution? Other Please provide details Unemployed Please explain why are you unemployed and provide details of your last employment (if applicable) Evidence of funds All visitors to Australia must be able to demonstrate they have adequate funds to cover all costs associated with their visit. Providing evidence of funds will help expedite the processing of a visitor visa application. Examples may include showing personal bank statements showing a financial history, pay slips, audited accounts, taxation records or details of funds that visitors will be taking with them or funds that are available to them. Relevant factors may also include the number of persons to support, the type of activities planned and the length of stay sought. 35 How will you be maintaining yourself financially while you are in Australia? (please provide details) 36 Will your sponsor or someone else provide support for your visit to Australia? No Go to Question 38 Yes Give details Full name Relationship Date of birth Their address while you are in Australia to you DAY MONTH YEAR LY THI BINH / / Sister in law 27-Dec-1958 9 Southampton RD,Carole Park,QLD4300 / / / / / / / / If you need more space, please attach a separate sheet with the details. 37 What support will they provide? Financial Accommodation Other Please attach details The person or people you have listed will need to provide evidence of their ability to provide this support. 48S (Design date 01/08) - Page 14 © COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA, 2008
  15. 15. Previous applications 38 Have you, or any children included in this application, ever been in Australia and not complied with visa conditions or departed Australia outside your authorised period of stay? No Yes Give details 39 Have you, or any children included in this application, ever had an application for entry to or further stay in Australia refused, or had a visa for Australia cancelled? No Yes Give details 40 Complete the following details if you (or any children included in this application) have applied for permanent entry to Australia in the last 5 years Was a visa granted? Month and year Place of application Type of visa applied for (YES or NO) 41 Complete the following details if you (or any children included in this application) have applied for temporary entry to Australia in the last 5 years Was a visa granted? Month and year Place of application Type of visa applied for (YES or NO) Continued on the next page © COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA, 2008 48S (Design date 01/08) - Page 15
  16. 16. Assistance with this form Authorising sponsor 42 Did you receive assistance in completing this form? 47 I authorise my sponsor Sponsor’s full name (block letters) No Go to Question 46 Yes Please give details of the person who assisted you LY THI BINH Title: Mr Mrs Miss Ms Other to receive written communication in relation to this application and to Family name act on my behalf. Given names 48 The Department of Immigration and Citizenship (the department) may need to exchange information about this application with the sponsor. Address I consent to the department and the sponsor named above (and if appointed, the sponsor’s migration agent) exchanging information about me, including personal information, for the purpose of this POSTCODE application. Telephone number or daytime contact Signature COUNTRY CODE AREA CODE NUMBER of visa Office hours ( ) ( ) applicant DAY MONTH YEAR Mobile phone Date / / 43 Is the person an agent registered with the Migration Agents Visa applicant’s full name LIEU THI REP Registration Authority (MARA)? (block letters) No Yes Go to Question 46 49 Do you agree to the department communicating with you by fax, e-mail or other electronic means? 44 Is the person/agent in Australia? No No Go to Question 46 Yes Give details Yes Fax number COUNTRY CODE AREA CODE NUMBER 45 Did you pay the person/agent and/or give a gift for this assistance? ( ) ( ) No E-mail address Yes Options for receiving written communications 46 All written communications about this application should be sent to: (Tick one box only) Sponsor Go to Question 47 OR Authorised recipient You must complete form 956 Appointment of OR a migration agent or exempt agent or other authorised recipient and attach it to this Sponsor’s application form. Form 956 is available from migration agent the department’s website OR www.immi.gov.au Agent exempt Go to Question 48 from registration 48S (Design date 01/08) - Page 16 © COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA, 2008
  17. 17. Payment details Declaration 50 Do you have the application payment to include with your 51 Having read the ‘Conditions for a Sponsored Family Visitor visa to application? Australia’ on page 1 of this form: To check the Visa Application Charge, see form 990i Charges available • I understand that the visa I am applying for allows me to enter from the Forms section of the department’s website Australia on a single occasion and does not allow for multiple www.immi.gov.au/allforms/990i.htm or check with the nearest re-entry. office of the department. • I understand that the visa I am applying for does not permit me No Application will be returned unassessed to work or undertake business activities in Australia. Yes How will you pay the application charge? • I acknowledge that if I am granted a Sponsored Family Visitor visa, the mandatory 8503 ‘No Further Stay’ condition will be Note: In Australia, debit card or credit card are the imposed on my visa. I understand that the effect of the 8503 preferred methods of payment. Debit cards cannot visa condition is that I will not, after entering Australia, be be used for applications lodged by mail. entitled to apply for or be granted a substantive visa, other than Bank cheque a protection visa, while I remain in Australia, except in limited Please make payable to: circumstances. I understand the restriction that condition 8503 Money order Department of Immigration and Citizenship places on me and agree to abide by this condition if a visa is issued to me as a result of this application. I will advise my Debit card Cannot be used for applications lodged by mail sponsor regarding the imposition of the condition to ensure that Credit card they understand that such a condition is attached to my visa. Give details below • I acknowledge that if I am granted a Sponsored Family Visitor Payment by (tick one box) Australian Dollars visa, the mandatory 8531 ‘Must Leave Before Visa Expiry’ condition will be imposed on my visa. I understand that the Mastercard Diners Club effect of the 8531 visa condition is that I must leave Australia on American Express JCB AUD or before the expiry of the period of stay permitted by my Visa Sponsored Family Visitor visa. • I understand that if I do not abide by the conditions imposed on Credit card number my visa, my visa may be cancelled or I may be subject to other : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : penalties. My sponsor may also be penalised. MONTH YEAR • I have access to adequate funds to meet all costs associated Expiry date with the visit to and from Australia for all those included in this : / : application. Cardholder’s name • My intention to visit Australia is genuine and I will abide by the conditions and period of stay of the visa. • In any part of this form which has been completed with the COUNTRY CODE AREA CODE NUMBER assistance of another person, I declare that the information as Telephone number ( ) ( ) set down is true and correct and has been included with my full Address knowledge, consent and understanding. • If granted a visa, I will advise the office that granted the visa if my circumstances change prior to my travel to Australia. POSTCODE • I have truthfully declared all relevant details requested of me in this application. Signature of cardholder Signature of applicant Credit card information will be used for charge paying purposes only. DAY MONTH YEAR Date / / We strongly advise that you keep a copy of your application and all attachments for your records. © COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA, 2008 48S (Design date 01/08) - Page 17

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