Whilst it is a dream for many people to migrate to Australia, the picture is not complete without family. Australia’s Immigration Department has acknowledged the need for family through their Family Visa.
The Family Migration Scheme makes it possible for an eligible person/s to sponsor their family to join them in migration to Australia on a temporary or permanent basis.
G&Associates will be able to assist you work through the list of criteria for your Family Visa to make it possible for your loved ones to join you in migrating to Australia for your specific visa.
Family stream categories
Family stream migrants are selected on the basis of their family relationship with their sponsor in Australia. There is no test for skills or language ability as required for skilled stream migrants.
Family stream migration has four main categories-partner, child, parent and other family visa categories.
There are two visa types in the partner category that allow migration to Australia:
There are three visa types in the child category that allow migration to Australia:
There is also a temporary visa (dependent child visa) for dependent children of temporary partner visa holders. This visa enables these children to be added to their parent’s permanent partner visa application.
There are two visa types in the parent category that allow migration to Australia:
There are more places available for contributory parent visa applicants and application processing times are significantly shorter. However, applicants must pay a higher second instalment of the visa application charge and a larger Assurance of Support (AoS) bond, with a longer AoS period than parent visa applicants.
The other family category consists of the following three visa types:
All family stream visa applicants must be sponsored by a close family relative, a partner or a fiancé, depending on the visa they apply for.
The sponsor must be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen and must usually be at least 18 years of age.
Each of the visas have a set criterion which all parties must comply with in order to lawfully migrate to Australia. The Australian Immigration Department have ensured that it is possible for those working in Australia to have the chance for their family to join them, without any potential pressure on the Australian economy.
No matter what your circumstances we can assess your eligibility for migration to Australia whether it be for a temporary or permanent stay. If you would like expert and affordable advice tailored to your individual circumstances, simply complete a No obligation Free Visa Assessment. One of our experienced, registered migration agents will be in touch with you to advise you of your options. Alternatively come to our office or International based offices for a confidential chat.