India – NRI Sponsorship
Non-resident Indian financial sponsorship
Every year and often around this time, we help hundreds of clients to sponsor their relatives in further studies in India. If you are a foreigner or a non-resident Indian intending to sponsor a student for further studies, then the universities or other educational institutions in India will probably require you to confirm your obligation as a sponsor by signing an ‘Undertaking of the Sponsor’ form in front of a notary public.
It’s that time of year again!
The terms and conditions in the sponsorship undertaking form is not a guarantee or indemnity which applies only if the applying student does not fulfill their obligations. The undertaking actually requires sponsors to pay all academic, living and incidental expenses of the applying student for the duration of their enrollment. In many cases, payment must be made in advance for a fixed minimum amount quoted in US dollars. If you have been asked to be a sponsor, we encourage you to read and make sure you understand the terms and conditions of the sponsorship.
In most cases, the sponsorship undertaking form must be signed by the sponsor in front of a notary public and stamped/notarised by that notary public. Many of the sponsorship undertaking forms that we have seen also have a ‘stamp duty’ requirement, referring to the stamping obligation in India and not in New South Wales. Please be aware that stamp paper or bonded paper referred to in the form is generally not available Australia. Accordingly, if your sponsorship undertaking form has this requirement then you may need to arrange for the form to be stamped after it arrives in India (some legislation state the requirement to be 90 days after arrival) but before it is submitted to the relevant university.
Do you have any questions regarding this article?
If you have never had to have a document notarised before, you may find our role as a notary public, the notary public services that we provide, and this whole process (especially authentication, legalisation and apostille) to be confusing and daunting. Do not worry! We are here to try to simplify it, make it easy for you to understand, and to guide you or assist you with achieving your desired goal.
So, what next?
If you are now ready to proceed with having your document notarised, please visit our Notary Fees page for a FREE quote on our notary public services or just call us on 02 9687 8885 and speak to our friendly staff about your requirements.
Why choose Phang Legal for your notary public services?
We are a leading provider of notary public services in Sydney known for our low-cost fixed fee notary services, our availability to provide notary public services on short notice, and our focus on personal and timely notary public services. With our offices conveniently located in Parramatta, the geographic centre of the Sydney metropolitan area, our notary public assists clients from across all suburbs of Sydney and beyond.
This website is maintained by Phang Legal, an incorporated legal practice in Parramatta and a leading provider of notary public services to clients across Sydney. Extensive experience and low-cost fixed prices ensures quality services and satisfied clients.
Ern Phang is the solicitor director of Phang Legal and a notary public. Ern regularly writes about his experiences as a notary public and the kinds of issues faced by his clients in sending documents overseas.
All information contained in this article is for general purposes only and correct as at the time of publication. You should only rely on information and advice that is specific to your situation and current at the time you wish to rely on it.