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Family Visas

This Australian visa stream caters for relatives and family members of Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents and Eligible New Zealand citizens. Most of these Australian visas allow people to live in Australia permanently.

 

  1. Prospective Marriage Visa (Subclass 300)

 

This Fiancé visa is for people outside Australia who are engaged to be married to an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or Eligible New Zealand citizen.

 

The main purpose of applying for this visa is to allow you to come to Australia and then marry your intended spouse and live as husband and wife. You must genuinely intend to marry your fiancé(e). You must also genuinely intend to live with your fiancé(e) as husband and wife.

 

You must be sponsored by an eligible sponsor. An eligible sponsor is an Australian citizen or permanent resident, or an eligible New Zealand citizen, who undertakes sponsorship obligations. Usually, the sponsor is your partner and is over 18 years old.

 

You must be able to legally marry according to Australian law. This means you must be aged 18 years or over. If you are aged 16 years or over but less than 18 years, you must have an Australian court order allowing you to marry your intended spouse, or you must both be of marriageable age at time of the intended marriage.

 

Your fiancé(e) in Australia can be aged under 18 years if they have an Australian court order allowing them to marry you. In these circumstances, their parent or guardian must be your sponsor and they must be an Australian citizen, a permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen aged 18 years or over.

 

You must be of the opposite sex to your intended spouse. Same-sex couples are not eligible for this visa.

 

You must have met (as adults) your intended spouse in person and know him or her personally. This must be the case even if it is an arranged marriage, you and your sponsor met as children and the marriage was arranged before you turned 18 years of age or you met on the internet (exchanging photographs is not evidence of having met in person).

 

With this visa, you must enter Australia before you marry your fiance(é), may leave and re- enter Australia as many times as you wish before your visa ceases (nine (9) months after visa grant), can work in Australia, can apply for a Spouse visa in Australia after you marry your fiance(é), can study, but you will not have access to government funding and may use Australia’s medical expenses and hospital care assistance scheme, Medicare, but only if you are in Australia and have already applied for a Spouse visa.

 

  1. Onshore Partner Visa (Subclass 820 & 801)

 

The onshore partner visa allows you to remain in Australia on the basis of your married or de-facto relationship with your partner (a) on a temporary immigration visa (usually for a waiting period of approximately two (2) years from the date you applied for the visa) or (b) on a permanent visa if, after the waiting period (if applicable), your partner relationship still exists and you are still eligible for this visa.

 

This visa includes dependant children and other eligible dependent relatives.

 

  • Married Applicants

 

Your marriage must be legal under Australian Law. If you were married in a country other than Australia and that marriage is valid in that country, generally it will be recognised as valid under Australian law. There are some exceptions, such as same-sex, underage or polygamous marriages, which are not accepted in Australia. Same-sex couples are not eligible for this visa.

 

  • De Facto Applicants

 

You and your partner must have been in a de-facto relationship for the entire 12 months immediately prior to making application and you must have been living together for at least 12 months immediately before application.Same sex couples can apply under this subclass and use the same criteria.

 

The 12-month requirement may be waived if (a) you can demonstrate compelling and compassionate circumstances, (e.g. you and partner have children) or (b) you have registered your defacto relationship in an Australian State or Territory.

 

  1. Offshore Partner Visa (Subclass 309 & 100)

 

The offshore partner visa allows you to enter and remain in Australia on the basis of your married or de-facto relationship with your partner (a) on a temporary immigration visa (usually for a waiting period of approximately two (2) years from the date you applied for the visa) or (b) on a permanent visa if, after the waiting period (if applicable), your partner relationship still exists and you are still eligible for this visa.

 

This visa includes dependant children and other eligible dependent relatives.

 

  • Married Applicants

 

Your marriage must be legal under Australian Law. If you were married in a country other than Australia and that marriage is valid in that country, generally it will be recognised as valid under Australian law. There are some exceptions, such as same-sex, underage or polygamous marriages, which are not accepted in Australia. Same-sex couples are not eligible for this visa.

 

  • De Facto Applicants

 

You and your partner must have been in a de-facto relationship for the entire 12 months immediately prior to making application and you must have been living together for at least 12 months immediately before application.  Same sex couples can apply under this subclass and use the same criteria.

 

The 12-month requirement may be waived if (a) you can demonstrate compelling and compassionate circumstances, (e.g. you and partner have children) or (b) you have registered your defacto relationship in an Australian State or Territory.

 

You must be sponsored by an eligible sponsor. An eligible sponsor is an Australian citizen or permanent resident, or an eligible New Zealand citizen, who undertakes sponsorship obligations. Usually, the sponsor is your partner and is over 18 years old.

 

You and your partner must show a mutual commitment to a shared life as husband and wife to the exclusion of all others. You and your partner must be living together or, if not, any separation must be only temporary. You must also have a genuine and continuing relationship with your partner.

 

The temporary Partner visa (subclass 309) lets you come to Australia to live until a decision is made on your permanent Partner visa (subclass 100).

 

  1. Parent Visa (Subclass 103)

 

This visa requires that you be sponsored by your child, or another eligible sponsor, in Australia. To obtain a parent visa you must be the parent of a child who is settled in Australia and is an Australian citizen, an Australian permanent resident or an eligible New Zealand citizen.

 

You must be sponsored by an eligible sponsor. Usually, your child will sponsor you. If your child is under 18 years you may also be sponsored by your child’s spouse, a close family relative or guardian of your child, a close family relative or guardian of your child’s spouse or a community organisation.

 

You must have a commitment by a person prepared to provide you with an Assurance of Support.

 

The balance of family test requires that half your children must be permanently resident in Australia or you have more children permanently resident in Australia than any other overseas single country.

 

Note:  There can be a very long waiting period for this visa.

 

  1. Contributory Parent Visa (Subclass 143)

 

This visa requires that you be sponsored by your child, or another eligible sponsor, in Australia. To be eligible for the contributory parent visa, you must be the parent of a child who is settled in Australia and is an Australian citizen, an Australian permanent resident or an eligible New Zealand citizen.

 

You must be sponsored by an eligible sponsor. Usually, your child will sponsor you. If your child is under 18 years you may also be sponsored by your child’s spouse, a close family relative or guardian of your child, a close family relative or guardian of your child’s spouse or a community organisation.

 

You must have a commitment by a person prepared to provide you with an Assurance of Support. The balance of family test requires that half your children must be permanently resident in Australia or you have more children permanently resident in Australia than any other overseas single country. This is an offshore visa application and applicants must be offshore to receive the visa.

 

This visa allows parents to migrate to Australia permanently to join their children who are living in Australia. By paying the contribution to the Australian government you accelerate processing and you can expect a decision on your application in 24-26 months.

 

 

  1. Contributory Aged Parent Visa (Subclass 864)

 

This visa requires that you be sponsored by your child, or another eligible sponsor, in Australia. You must be aged by definition (generally over 65) and this application is made onshore

 

To qualify for the contributory aged parent visa, you must be Aged by definition. You must be the parent of a child who is settled in Australia and is an Australian citizen, an Australian permanent resident or an eligible New Zealand citizen.

 

You must be sponsored by an eligible sponsor. Usually, your child will sponsor you. If your child is under 18 years you may also be sponsored by your child’s spouse, a close family relative or guardian of your child, a close family relative or guardian of your child’s spouse or a community organisation.

 

The balance of family test requires that half your children must be permanently resident in Australia or you have more children permanently resident in Australia than any other overseas single country.

 

This visa can be applied for onshore if you do not have restrictions on your current visa.

Benefits of a Contributory Aged Parent Visa (Subclass 864). This visa allows parents to migrate to Australia permanently to join their children who are living in Australia. By paying the contribution to the Australian government you accelerate processing. Where the normal aged parent visa could be 30 years in processing the Contributory visa will be process in 24-36 months.

 

  1. Aged Parent Visa (Subclass 804)

 

This visa is suitable for elderly parents who may or may not be dependent.

 

The aged parent visa requires that you be sponsored by your child, or another eligible sponsor, in Australia. Whether you are dependent on them or not. Your spouse and other family members may be included in your application if they meet certain requirements.

 

You can apply for this visa onshore if no restriction to onshore applications exists. You must be the parent of a child who is settled in Australia and is an Australian citizen, an Australian permanent resident or an eligible New Zealand citizen. You must meet the Balance of Family test where more of your children are settled permanently in Australia than any other country.

 

You must be sponsored by an eligible sponsor. Usually, your child will sponsor you. If your child is under 18 years you may also be sponsored by your child’s spouse, a close family relative or guardian of your child, a close family relative or guardian of your child’s spouse or a community organisation.

 

Men must be 65 years or older to meet the age requirements.

 

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