Which relative can sponsor 489

(Venu Sawhney) #1

@⁨AM 22 Anil Gupta⁩ : hi Anil, can the cousin relative of my wife be my sponsor if I apply 489 visa .
Points 70 without 10 points from 489
Job I’d 263111
Cousin relative is already settled in Melbourne and I believe they either have PR or citizenship for more than 5 years atleast.


(Anil Gupta) #2

Your relative for 489 sponsorship is:

  • your partner, child, parent, brother, sister, stepchild, step-parent, stepbrother or stepsister OR

  • your grandparent, grandchild, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew or step equivalent

Your relative 489 sponsor must:

  • be 18 years old or older
  • live in a designated area of Australia
  • be an Australian citizen, an Australian permanent resident, or an eligible New Zealand citizen
  • be your or your partner’s relative

(Venu Sawhney) #3

Hi Anil, Thanks for the response.Could 1st cousin be considered as eligible relative for 489 sponsorship visa.


(Anil Gupta) #4

First cousin is not listed as one of the eligible relative for current 489 eligibility requirements.

The thing is that Nephew or Niece is allowed so, there are chances that first cousin may also be allowed but it has not been mentioned clearly.


(Venu Sawhney) #5

Thanks Anil for the response.
Actually I checked this information at two sites as they mentioned 1st cousin could be eligible.
It might be old data .
Thanks for the confirmation.