Can I Sponsor my Nephew to Australia?

Can I Sponsor my Nephew to Australia

Can I sponsor my nephew to Australia? If you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident then yes, you can sponsor your nephew to visit you in Australia on a visitor visa. Please note that is must be your nephew – it can not be your nephew-in-law.

You can sponsor family members, including nephews, on a subclass 600 (family sponsored stream) visitor visa.

To be a relative, you must be an applicant’s:

  • partner, parent or child
  • brother or sister
  • grandparent or grandchild
  • aunt or uncle
  • niece or nephew
  • the step equivalent of the above

A sponsor can’t be a:

These visas can be granted up to 12 months. The length of grant will depend on your individual circumstances.

You can find more information on the family sponsored visitor visas here.

Invitation Letter for Visitor Visa Template

Sponsoring a friend or family member to Australia? It’s important to get the invitation letter right.

If you need a bit of a hand, we have available a sample invitation letter available for purchase for just A$8.99:


It’s also important to note that an invitation letter is just one part of the visa application process. You’ll also need to gather other documents, such as your passport and proof of financial stability, and submit them with your application form to the Department.