9.4.1.60 AoS Scheme from 1 January 2019

Summary

From 1 January 2019, the AoS period changed for certain visas.

There was no change to the AoS period for contributory parent visas (subclass 143 and subclass 864). The AoS period ends 10 years after the day the person is granted the visa, or 10 years after the day the person enters Australia, whichever occurs later.

There was no change to the AoS period for a subclass 202 (Global Special Humanitarian) visa under the Community Support Programme. The AoS period ends 12 months after the day the person is granted the visa, or 12 months after the day the person enters Australia, whichever occurs later.

There was no change to the AoS period for a subclass 115 or 835 (Remaining Relative) visa and a subclass 117 or 837 (Orphan Relative) visa. The AoS period ends 2 years after the day the person is granted the visa, or 2 years after the day the person enters Australia, whichever occurs later.

For all other visas where an assurance was given after 1 January 2019, the AoS period ends 4 years after the day the person is granted the visa, or 4 years after the day the person enters Australia, whichever occurs later.

Act reference: SSAct Chapter 2C Assurances of support

Social Security (Assurances of Support) Determination 2018

Policy reference: SS Guide 1.1.A.310 Assuree, assurer, assurance of support, assurance of support security, 9.4.2 Providing an AoS, 9.4.3 AoS - Requirements of an Assurer, 9.4.4.10 AoS - lodgement of security

Last reviewed: 2 January 2019