The Australian Family migration stream intends to reunite immediate and extended family members with their eligible Australian relatives.
Permanent Immigration to Australia
A family migration visa allows family members, including spouses, partners and parents, to reunite with their loved ones who are residents in Australia, who are Australian citizens or who are eligible for New Zealand citizenship. The Australian family visa requirements as set out by the Department of Immigration state that family stream migrants are selected on the basis of the relationship with their family sponsor in Australia.
The sponsor will be required to provide support to the applicant for up to two years from the time they arrive in Australia. In addition, the sponsor may be required to provide a written undertaking and in some cases will be required to provide an Assurance of Support (AoS).
The applicant will need to meet the eligibility criteria for the visa in question. This includes satisfying the health and character requirements, meeting the balance-of-family test and providing biometric identification.
Who can apply for a family sponsored visa?
The family stream facilitates the reunion of Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents and eligible New Zealand citizens with their close family members.
Family sponsored visa applicants typically include; Children with parents resident in Australia, Parents with one or more children settled in Australia
- Child (Permanent) visa
- Parent (Permanent) visa
- Contributory Parent (Temporary) visa
- Contributory Parent (Permanent) visa
- Aged Parent (Permanent) visa
- Contributory Aged Parent (Temporary) visa
- Contributory Aged Parent (Permanent) visa