Australian immigration department in an effort to bring family members together have introduced family visa in Australia. This entitles partners, parents, children and other family members to migrate to this country subject to certain pre-conditions. These visas are essentially sponsored by Australian citizens, permanent residents of this country, and eligible New Zealand citizens.
PARTNER CATEGORY VISA
Under this class a spouse or fiance/ fiancee is allowed to immigrate to Australia for settlement. Candidates migrating to this country with this visa are initially allowed temporary settlements followed by permanent residency after a couple of years. Partner category includes:
- Spouses or married partners;
- Fiancee or fiance, or partner intending marriage;
- Willing partners including those of same sex
Immigrating candidates must have a partner in form of:
- a permanent resident of Australia
- a citizen of Australia; and iii) Eligible New Zealand citizen.
Parent Visa is offered to applicants who have eligible child/ children stay in this country as an Australian citizen, a permanent resident, or an eligible citizen of New Zealand. This category of family visa immigration in Australia is mandatorily sponsored by children residing in this nation.
Parent Australian visas are issued for both working and aged kinds. Applicants immigrating to this visa option might take up employment in Australia. Few Parent visas initially are offered for temporary settlement which could be changed to a permanent type subject to your application. There is an option for ‘Contributory Parent Visa’ which assures faster processing of immigration though at a higher cost.
It may be noted that every year a limited number of Parent Visas are issued by Australian immigration authorities. For this reason, there is a queue of application and you may have to wait for your turn.
Alike Parent Visa, a Child Visa is also issued under several sub-classes. In general, the sponsorship of a child visa is necessary to be done by a parent who is permanently settled in Australia, a citizen of this country, or a qualified New Zealand citizen.
In case the child concerned is in Australia then he/ she could immigrate as a permanent resident, dependent child, or orphaned relative. In the event, the concerned child is an offshore candidate then dependent child visa, adoption visa, or orphaned relative visa may be obtained.
OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS
Brothers, sisters, dependent relatives, carers may also immigrate to Australia initially on temporary visa later changeable to permanent type. These family visas in Australia are sponsored by: i) Australian citizens; ii) a permanent resident of this country; and iii) Eligible New Zealand citizens.
We at NewStars Education and Migration Group are extremely cautious in assessing family visa immigration to Australia. Each application is meticulously checked and thereafter submitted with proper documentation. Health conformity reports and character certificates are essential documents needed for Australia visa applications.