Family Visas

Family Visas

There are several types of Australian visas for potential Australian migrants that we just mentioned to some of them.

Which one is best for you will depend on your circumstances, Please contact us.

Visa type

Features

Requirements

Parent visa

(subclass 103)

(Has stopped since 2 June 2014)

This visa lets parents live in Australia if their child is an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen who is settled in Australia.

There can be long waiting times of up to 13 years before this visa is approved.​​

You might be able to get this visa if you:

  • are sponsored
  • meet the balance-of-family test
  • Are prepared to wait in a queue before your visa can be decided.

Visa type

Features

Requirements

Remaining Relative visa

(subclass 115)

(Has stopped since 2 June 2014)

This visa allows someone outside Australia whose only near relatives are living in Australia to live in Australia as a permanent resident.

You might be eligible for this visa if:

  • you make your application outside Australia
  • your (and your partner’s) only near relatives are settled in Australia and are all Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents or eligible New Zealand citizens
  • One of your near relatives or their partner is prepared to be your sponsor.​

Visa type

Features

Requirements

Contributory Parent visa

(subclass 143)

This visa lets parents of an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen live in Australia.​​​

You might be able to get this visa if you:

  • are sponsored or
  • hold a temporary Contributory Parent visa (subclass 173)
  • meet the balance-of-family test
  • Are prepared to pay higher visa application charges for faster processing.

Visa type

Features

Requirements

Prospective Marriage visa

(subclass 300)

This visa allows people to come to Australia to marry their prospective spouse.

You might be able to get this visa if you intend to marry:

  • an Australian citizen
  • an Australian permanent resident
  • An eligible New Zealand citizen.

Visa type

Features

Requirements

Dependent Child visa

(subclass 445)

This temporary visa:

  • allows a child to travel to and from or stay in Australia until their parent's permanent Partner visa is finalized
  • Is required if the child is to be added to a permanent Partner visa application after a temporary Partner visa has been granted to their parent.

A child might be able to get this visa if:

  • their parent holds a temporary Partner visa (subclass 309 or 820) or a Dependent Child visa (subclass 445)
  • they are sponsored by the same person who sponsored their parent
  • they are single
  • they are younger than 18 years of age, or one of the following:
    • financially dependent on their parent holding the temporary Partner visa, or
    • Incapacitated for work due to the total or partial loss of bodily or mental functions.

Visa type

Features

Requirements

Aged Parent visa

(subclass 804)

(Has stopped since 2 June 2014)

This visa lets older parents live in Australia if their child is an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen who is settled in Australia.

There can be long waiting times of up to 13 years before this visa is approved.

You might be able to get this visa if you:

  • are in Australia
  • are sponsored
  • meet age requirements
  • meet the balance-of-family test
  • Are prepared to wait in a queue before your visa can be approved.

Visa type

Features

Requirements

Partner visa

(subclasses 820 and 801)

This visa allows the spouse or de facto partner of an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen to live in Australia. ​

To get this visa, you must be married to or in a de facto relationship with an:

  • Australian citizen
  • Australian permanent resident
  • Eligible New Zealand citizen.

You must be in Australia when you apply.​