The Australian Family migration stream intends to reunite immediate and extended family members with their eligible Australian relatives.
Family Spouse Visa
A Family Spouse Visa allows a married partner (opposite or same-sex) to join his/her spouse in Australia. The sponsor should be Australian citizen or permanent residents or eligible New Zealand citizens. This temporary visa is issues for 2 years, after which, the relationship is re-examined. If it is considered as genuine then the applicant is issued a permanent visa. Upon approval, the applicant is permitted to live, study and work in Australia.
Prospective Marriage Visa
Applying for an Australian Prospective Marriage visa allows applicant to visit Australia to marry their fiance(e), Australian citizens, permanent residents or eligible New Zealand citizens.
This is a temporary visa, valid for 9 months. Visa holders should intend to marry their fiance(e) within 9 months. Post marriage, applicant can apply for an Australian Spouse visa if they wish to remain in Australia permanently with their spouse.
Aged Parent Visa
An Aged Parent visa permits retirement aged parents to join their children living in Australia, permanently. The applicant should have been living in Australia on a valid temporary visa. The sponsor (read children) should be eligible Australian or New Zealand residents settled in Australia. Male applicants should be at least 65 years of age, while female applicants should be at least 63 years of age. Once approved, they are allowed to live, study and work in Australia,
A very popular migrant visa, Parent Visa enables parent to join their children in Australia permanently. The child should be eligible sponsor for the parents. However, it is important that applicants should have at least half of their children living legally and permanently in Australia. Upon approval, the applicant is entitled to live, study and work in Australia, permanently