Sponsorship obligations - subclass 407 visa

    Sponsorship obligations include:
  • cooperate with inspectors – an approved sponsor is obligated to cooperate with an appointed inspector. This obligation extends to any employee of an approved sponsor acting with actual or apparent authority.
  • pay costs incurred by the Commonwealth to locate and remove unlawful non-citizen – an approved sponsor is required to pay costs incurred by the Commonwealth in locating and/or removing an unlawful non-citizen who was a sponsored person if requested. It applies to a person who is or was an approved sponsor.
  • keep records – an approved sponsor is required keep specified records to demonstrate compliance with the sponsorship obligations. It applies to a person who is or was an approved sponsor. All of the records must be kept in a reproducible format. No record needs to be kept for more than five years.
  • provide records and information to the Minister – an approved sponsor must provide certain records and information to the Minister (or a delegated officer) in specified circumstances. It applies to a person who is or was an approved sponsor.
  • provide information to this Department when certain events occur – an approved sponsor must provide information to the Department when certain events occur. It applies to a person who is or was an approved sponsor.
  • secure an offer of a reasonable standard of accommodation – an approved sponsor must secure one or more offers of accommodation for sponsored persons (granted the visa in relation to a volunteer role)  that:
    • will provide for a reasonable standard of accommodation and
    • will ensure that the sponsored person has accommodation while the sponsored person is in Australia.
  • ensure primary sponsored person works or participates in nominated occupation, programme or activity – an approved sponsor is required to ensure that the sponsored person does not work in an occupation, programme or activity other than that for which a nomination has been approved in relation to the sponsored person.
  • not recover, transfer or take actions that would result in another person paying for certain costs – the sponsor is solely responsible for certain costs.

For information about the monitoring of sponsorship obligations, see Who monitors my sponsorship obligations .