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Frequently Asked Questions
The AMRC has been appointed as APO under a deed of agreement with the Department of Home Affairs to propose applicants who are in humanitarian situations overseas. The CSP enables communities, businesses, families and individuals to propose humanitarian visa applicants with employment prospects and to support new humanitarian arrivals in their settlement journey.
What are APOs responsible for?
APOs are responsible for the following:
lodging visa applications
linking employers to prospective humanitarian applicants
ensuring the provision and management of settlement services to humanitarian applicants following their arrival in Australia
assisting entrants to become financially independent within the first 12 months of arrival
ensuring documentation for the assurance of support is lodged when requested and assurer applicants are aware of their responsibilities and obligation
sourcing suitable, appropriate and relevant employment opportunities from reputable employers or community organisations.
What are the eligibility requirements for applicants?
be outside of their home country (no in-country applicants)
have faced substantial discrimination
not be proposed by or on behalf of an irregular maritime arrival who arrived on or after 13 August 2012
have the support of an APO
be aged between 18 and 50
have functional English language skills
have an offer of employment and/or skills and attributes that will enable them to be work-ready upon arrival in Australia
be residing in a resettlement priority country.
What are the eligibility requirements for proposers?
be an eligible sponsor – an Australian citizen and a permanent resident
have evidence that they can cover all costs and pay up front, including for:
– visa application charges
– medical screenings
– APO fees
be able to provide assurance of support and settlement
be able to assist the applicant to gain relevant training and employment.
What are AMRC charges?
All fees include GST
Payment for Stage A and B is NON-REFUNDABLE
Payment for Stage C & D will ONLY be expected upon advice of successful visa from Department of Home Affairs (DHA)
The Assurer commits Assurance of Support to Australian government for 12 months.