Australia offers a quality education system, promising career opportunities and an easy-going lifestyle. It’s a great country to live with your partner, raise a family or spend time with your parents as they get older. If you are an Australian permanent resident or citizen, or an eligible New Zealand citizen, you may be able to sponsor your partner or family members to live in Australia.
Our Registered Migration Agents can help with all types of Family and Partner Visas. This includes Onshore and Offshore Partner Visas, Parent Visas, Child Visas, New Zealand Citizen Family Visas and other Family and Partner Visas. Read more about these visa types below.
As you can see below, there are several family visa options available in Australia, depending on your needs. Whether you are eligible to sponsor a family member depends on a variety of social, financial, household and commitment factors. Generally, Australia’s family sponsorship visas are designed to reunite immediate family members, including partners/spouses/fiancees, children and parents. Limited visa options may be available to bring siblings or extended family members to Australia.
It’s important to know, new legislation to establish a Family Sponsorship Framework will require Family and Partner Visa sponsors to first become approved as an eligible sponsor before a visa application can be made. Sponsors may be required to meet several obligations, such as character requirements. For some Family Visas, sponsorship obligations may apply which require sponsors to financially support the visa applicant for the duration of the visa.
Our team of registered migration agents can assess your eligibility to apply as a sponsor or visa applicant for a Family or Partner Visa. This involves an in-depth consultation to assess your circumstances, living arrangements, financial and insurance details and the nature of your relationship. During the consultation, we can advise whether you should consider applying for the visa onshore/offshore, whether you are required to meet specific visa requirements such as a Balance of Family test, whether pathways to permanent residence may be available, and if there are any visa conditions you need to be aware of.
After discussing your Family or Partner Visa options with you, we then support you through the application process by providing professional advice on preparing your evidence in a way that meets the Department of Home Affair’s strict requirements.
The process of applying for a Family Visa or Partner Visa is unfortunately not straight-forward. This is because how you should prepare your evidence will depend on your unique personal and family circumstances. The Department of Home Affairs assesses several criteria to determine whether a Family or Partner Visa should be granted, so it’s important to ensure your application adequately addresses each requirement.
Our qualified team of migration agents use our three decades of visa and migration experience to alert you to possible pitfalls and help make the process as smooth as possible. We also liaise with the Department of Home Affairs on your behalf to save you time and energy. Applying for a visa to reunite with your family or partner can be stressful – but having access to dedicated support and professional advice can provide you the clarity and confidence to get you moving.
Are you related to an eligible New Zealand citizen who lives in Australia?
You could be eligible for a New Zealand Citizen Family Visa.
Do you need to migrate to Australia to care for a relative with a long term or permanent medical condition?
Understand whether you’re eligible for a Carers Visa.
Do your close relatives currently live in Australia as an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen?
Read more about the Remaining Relative Visa.
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