Balance-of-Family-Test (BoFT) is mandatory. There is no provision to seek exemption from this test even if compelling or exceptional grounds exist.
You meet the BoFT only if,
- at least half of your children (including step and adopted children) are eligible children,
- there are more eligible children living in Australia, than children living in any other single country
Few examples of BoFT
|Number of Children||Children living in Australia||Children living in country A||Children living in country B||Children living in country C||Result of the BoFT|