Family Visa

Family migration visa allows eligible persons to sponsor their family members to join them in Australia on a permanent basis.

103 Parent Visa

 

The Parent visa (subclass 103) lets parents live permanently in Australia if they have a child who is an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen who is settled in Australia. There is significant demand for this visa and places are limited. The wait time for this visa to be decided could be as long as 30 years. The sponsor needs to have lived lawfully in Australia for the two years before the application is lodged.

 

Application Requirement

  • Be sponsored by a child who is a lawful resident of Australia for at least 2 years.

  • Meet the balance-of-family test where at least half or more of your children live permanently in Australia than in any other country.

  • Meet health and character requirements.

 

143 Contributory Parent Visa

 

The Contributory Parent visa (subclass 143) lets parents live permanently in Australia if they have a child who is an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen who is settled in Australia. This visa has a higher visa application fee for faster processing. Your sponsor needs to have lived lawfully in Australia for the two years before the application is lodged.

 

Application Requirement

  • Hold a temporary Contributory Parent (Temporary) visa (subclass 173)

  • Be sponsored by a child who is a lawful resident of Australia for at least 2 years.

  • Meet the balance-of-family test where at least half or more of your children live permanently in Australia than in any other country.

  • Have an accepted assurance of support.

  • Meet health and character requirements.

 

300 Prospective Marriage Visa

 

The Prospective Marriage visa (subclass 300) is for people who want to come to Australia to marry their prospective spouse who is an Australian citizen, an Australian permanent resident or an eligible New Zealand citizen. It is a temporary visa for nine months. You must be outside Australia when you lodge your application and when the visa is granted. You can have the wedding in any country: the wedding does not need to be in Australia. After your marriage in Australia, you are eligible to apply for the temporary Partner visa (subclass 820) followed by the permanent Partner visa (subclass 801).

 

Application Requirement

  • Intend to marry and live as husband or wife with your prospective spouse.

  • Be sponsored by your prospective spouse.

  • Know your prospective spouse and have met in person.

  • Be the opposite sex to your prospective spouse (same-sex couples can apply for a Partner visa based on their de facto relationship).

  • Meet the age, health and character requirements.

 

309 Partner (Provisional) Visa and 100 Partner (Migrant) Visa

 

The Partner (Provisional) visa (subclass 309) allows you to live in Australia if you are the spouse or de facto partner of an Australian citizen, a permanent resident, an eligible New Zealand citizen. The Partner (Provisional) visa (subclass 309) is the first stage towards a permanent Partner visa (subclass 100). Your marriage must be valid under Australian law. In a de facto relationship, your relationship must have existed for at least 12 months before you apply for this visa.