Family Visas

The Australian Family migration stream aims to reunite immediate and extended family members with their eligible Australian relatives. Applicants wishing to migrate under the Family migration scheme must be sponsored by a close family relative who is an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen and at least 18 years of age. Read more about the visa subclasses by clicking on the right.

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Spouse Visa


Partners or fiancés of Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents or eligible New Zealand citizens may apply to enter and/or remain permanently in Australia. Partner category migration may apply to:
  • people intending to get married (fiancés)
  • married (de jure) partners
  • de facto partners (including those in a same-sex relationship)

If you are in Australia:
For people to stay in Australia with their partner, who must be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen. If two years after you apply the relationship is ongoing, a permanent visa may be granted.
If you are outside Australia:
Partners of Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents or eligible New Zealand citizens may apply to enter and/or remain permanently in Australia

Prospective Marriage Visa

This visa is for you if you want to enter Australia on the basis of your relationship with your partner. Your partner must be one of the following:
  • an Australian citizen
  • an Australian permanent resident
  • an eligible New Zealand citizen.

Note: As the partner or fiancé of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen, you do not have an automatic right of permanent residence in Australia. If you want to reside permanently in Australia you must first apply for a permanent visa and be assessed against the legal criteria for the grant of that visa.

Parent Visa

To be eligible for Parent Migration Program you must pass the "balance of family" test. In addition, you must be sponsored by your child who must be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen.
Parent (Subclass 103) Visa - is suitable for a person outside Australia who meets the balance of family test.

Aged Parent (Subclass 804) Visa - is suitable for a person in Australia who is old enough to be granted an Australian aged pension and who meets the balance of the family test.

Contributory Parent (Subclass 143) Visa - is suitable for a person who meets the balance of the family test and is willing to contribute an extra application fee to cover health costs.

Remaining Relative Visa

  • This visa is for people whose only near relatives are usually resident in Australia and are Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents or eligible New Zealand citizens.
This visa requires you to be sponsored by an eligible relative (or your relative's eligible partner), in Australia

Retirement Visa

The Retirement Visa Program enables people over 55 years of age who are able to support themselves financially to spend some retirement years in Australia. This visa program provides people with the opportunity to work part-time and enjoy a relaxed and rewarding lifestyle in Australia.
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