Australia Family Visa

If you have a qualified family member in Australia already, you may be able to apply for a sponsored family visa, which uses a points-bases qualification system focusing on your skills and employability.

To qualify, you must show:

Work skills and education,

Relation to a sponsor, such as siblings, aunts or uncles, parents of non-dependant immigrants, or children,

The sponsor’s ability to support the immigrant, and

Acceptable health and character.

The family visa application is long and sometimes difficult. Migrate Me can help you through the process, and make sure all your paperwork is filed correctly, and on time.

Spouse

The Australia spouse visa is designed to allow you to live in Australia based on the fact that your husband or wife is in Australia on a temporary visa, especially during a mandatory waiting period, or if they are in Australia on a permanent visa if you are still married and eligible after any waiting period has run.

Your partner must sponsor you for a subclass 100 visa. If successful you may work or study in Australia.

Child Migrant

Children or stepchildren of an Australian permanent resident or citizen may be granted a subclass 101 Australia child migrant visa to travel and remain with their parent in Australia. Such children must be under the age of 25.

Children or stepchildren of certain qualified citizens of New Zealand may also use a subclass 101 visa to stay in Australia.

The parent must agree to sponsor the child. The parent will generally make the visa application on the child’s behalf.

Non-contributory Parent

A subclass 103 Australia non-contributory parent visa makes it possible for some parents to permanently join their children in Australia. Your child, or some other eligible Australian citizen or resident, must be willing to sponsor your application for it to be considered.

This visa type entitles you, an accompanying spouse or partner and certain dependants to:

Reside, study or work in Australia.

Access subsidised health care.

Apply for Australian citizenship.

Eventually sponsor others for permanent residence.

Aged Dependent Relative

A subclass 114 Australia aged dependent visa will allow an aged person who is fully or mostly dependent on an Australian relative for their support to move to Australia.

Your Australian relative must be willing to sponsor you. Some members of your family may be included in your visa application in certain circumstances.

This visa entitles you and some dependants to:

Reside, study or work in Australia.

Access subsidised health care.

Apply for Australian citizenship.

Eventually sponsor others for permanent residence.

Remaining Relative

Immigrants whose only remaining close relatives are Australian citizens or permanent residents may be allowed to immigrate on a subclass 115 Australia remaining relative visa.

Relatives of certain qualified citizens of New Zealand may also use a subclass 115 visa to stay in Australia.

This visa entitles you and some dependants to:

Reside, study or work in Australia.

Access subsidised health care.

Apply for Australian citizenship.

Eventually sponsor others for permanent residence.

Carer Visa

Immigrants who are needed to care for an ill relative who is an Australian citizen or permanent resident may be allowed to live and work in Australia on a subclass 116 Australia carer visa. Your Australian relative or their partner must be willing to sponsor you.

This visa entitles you and some dependants to:

Reside, study or work in Australia.

Access subsidised health care.

Apply for Australian citizenship.

Eventually sponsor others for permanent residence.

Contributory Parent

A subclass 143 Australia contributory parent visa allows parents and step parents of ‘settled’ Australian citizens or permanent residents to live with their children in Australia. Your child, or some other eligible Australian citizen or resident, must be willing to sponsor your application for it to be considered.

Parents and step parents of certain qualified citizens of New Zealand may also qualify for a subclass 143 visa.

Certain members of your family may be included in your application under some circumstances.

Contributory Parent (Temporary)

A subclass 173 Australia contributory parent visa is designed to let parents move to Australia to be with their children or step children who are citizens or permanent residents.

Parents and step parents of certain qualified citizens of New Zealand may also use a subclass 173 visa to stay in Australia.

This visa entitles you and some dependants to:

Reside, study or work in Australia.

Access subsidised health care.

Apply for permanent residence after two years.

Prospective Marriage

A subclass 300 Australia prospective marriage visa allows immigration to Australia in order to marry an Australian citizen or permanent resident, or certain eligible New Zealand citizens.

This visa allows you to:

Live and work in Australia for up to 9 months.

Study, but without access to financial support.

Access subsidised health care (if you have applied for a partner visa).

Eventually apply for a permanent partner visa.

Eventually sponsor others for permanent residence.

Partner Visa

A subclass 309 Australia partner visa allows you to temporarily or permanently live in Australia to be with a married or de facto partner who is an Australian citizen or permanent resident, or an eligible citizen of New Zealand. Your Australian partner must be willing to sponsor you for this visa.

The visa is issued on a temporary basis for two years, and then can be re-issued permanently if the qualifying relationship still exists and you have not become ineligible.

Spouse Visa

Immigrants who are married to an Australian or New Zealand resident or citizen may qualify for am Australian spousal visa. They are initially good for 2 years. After 2 years the applicant must again show that the relationship is legal and genuine, and still ongoing.

To apply for a spouse visa, you must show that:

You are sponsored by a lawful Australian or New Zealand resident or citizen,

You are legally, genuinely, and continuously married to your sponsor, and that

You are sufficiently healthy and of good character.

You will have to provide evidence of your marriage. Migrate Me can help you assemble it properly.

Disclaimer

We are registered and regulated with Australia’s MARA to offer the most up-to-date Immigration advice. We are not affiliated with any Government and you are free to make an application directly to the Government who will only charge you their visa fees. The Government will not assist in the preparation or building of your application before its submitted. The ways in which to do this are not always clearly set out by the immigration authorities and result in many applicants presenting their cases incorrectly, inevitably leading to a refusal. Migrate Me has the expertise to ensure that all your options are made clear to you and your application completed to the highest standards. We provide a free assessment and only charge for additional services agreed in advance and in writing with no hidden charges. Migrate Me will also provide a full relocation and employment preparation service.

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