My sister has applied for a Australian Visitor Visa (family sponsored stream) and I, an Australian citizen, am the sponsor. She has a plan of spending 6 months traveling in Australia, of which 3 months will be used for an English language course (the visitor visa allows study up to 3 months).
However, the case officer has indicated, due to applicant profile and information provided, they will be satisfied to grant her 3 months instead of the 6 months requested.
I would like to know what kind of extra information would typically help make a case for her being able to be granted six months. I'm assuming the case officer decision is not final yet. Information we already provided included:
- My capacity of paying a bond;
- Information that the applicant is taking a leave from her job in her home country and will still have the job when she comes back;
- Financial data showing enough savings to travel, including pre-paid tickets and study fees.