Subclass 870 (parent) visa sponsorship applicants must show an "overall" taxable income that is above a certain amount. The overall income can be a combination of the sponsorship applicant's individual income with the income of up to 2 other persons specified in legislation. But the sponsor's individual income must also be above a certain threshold. We discuss an example where the income test is not satisfied and an example where it is.
The following provision of the Migration Regulations 1994 (Cth) sets out the income test that must be satisfied as part of a sponsorship application for visa subclass 870 (parent):
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