Australian Family Sponsored Migration Visa

Australian Family Sponsored Migration Visa

VEM offers comprehensive information about Australian family visas. Each type of visa has specific requirements, so it’s important to understand these visas to determine the best option for your family members. Explore Family Visas Australia with VEM in the post below!

What is an Australian Family Visa?

A Family sponsorship visa enables you as an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen to sponsor your family members or relatives to join and reside with you in Australia. Depending on the specific stream of Australian Family Visas, your relatives may be eligible for temporary or permanent residency.

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What is an Australian Family Visa?

Benefits when holding an Australian Family Visa

  • Living in Australia with your family.
  • Enjoying full rights to work and study.
  • Having the flexibility to travel between Australia and your home country.
  • Possibly eligible for Australian Medicare (depending on subclass).
  • Eligible to apply for Australian citizenship if you meet the requirements.
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Benefits when holding an Australian Family Visa

How many Subclasses of Australian Family Visas?

Marriage Visa Stream

The Marriage visa stream is for individuals who is in a relationship with Australian citizen, permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen who wish to live in Australia with their partner:

Parent Visa Stream

A Parent Visa Australia allows the sponsor (an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen) to sponsor their parents to come and live in Australia. There are 7 types of Australian Parent visas:

Contributory parent visas: 

Non-contributory parent visas:

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How many Subclasses of Australian Family Visas?

Child Visa Stream

The Australia Child visa stream provides an opportunity for parents living in Australia to bring their children to live with them. This stream includes four visas as below:

Other Relatives Visa Stream

The Relatives Visa Stream in Australia allows Australian citizens, permanent residents, or eligible New Zealand citizens to sponsor their relatives to come to and live in Australia. There are 8 types of Relatives visas Australia:

At VEM, the person directly consulting your family is Phong Cao – a licensed advisor authorized to provide visa services in Australia (MARN: 1577877). Therefore, you can be completely assured of using a service that meets Australian standards.

General requirements of Family Visas

The main Australia Family visa requirements that you (applicant) and your sponsor need to fulfill include:

  • Must be sponsored by a family member who is an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen.
  • Must meet the family balance test (applies to Parent migration Australia visas).
  • Must meet health and character requirements.
  • Must meet financial requirements (for certain visas).
  • Other specific criteria depending on the visa subclass.

Australian Family Visas are intricate, with each subclass having unique requirements. Processing times can vary significantly, ranging from 2 to 30 years depending on the subclass applied for.

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General requirements of Family Visas

The application process for Australian Family visas

  • Step 1: Ensure you meet all the requirements for the specific family visa you are applying for.
  • Step 2: Gather all documents required by the DHA.
  • Step 3: Complete the application form. Make sure that all the requested information you provided are adequate and accurate.
  • Step 4: Pay the visa application fee. Note that he fee for submitting an application may differ depending on the type of family visa you are applying.
  • Step 5: You might need to provide biometrics and take health examinations while applying for the visa application.
  • Step 6: Provide additional documents (if required).
  • Step 7: Receive a Family visa. Note that the processing time for family visa applications can vary. This depends on the type of visa and the volume of applications being processed.

It is highly recommended that you thoroughly understand the details of the apply for Parent visa Australia you intend to prepare and your documents before submitting your visa application to prevent delays or refusals. For assistance, please contact VEM’s migration consultant.

By: Peter Phong D Cao – Registered migration agent

(MARN: 1577877, MIA: 12648)

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Frequently asked questions

How to get an Australian family visa?

For Partner and Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visas, you can submit your application online through ImmiAccount. It’s essential to regularly check your ImmiAccount for any additional information requests from the authorities to ensure your application is processed smoothly.

For Parent, Child, and Other Family visas, you must complete and submit the appropriate paper application forms. 

Can I bring my whole family to Australia?

Yes, you can bring your family to Australia under the Australian Family visa program, which accommodates different family members, including relatives, parents, and your immediate family. 

Each category has its own set of requirements and application processes, so it’s important to choose the right one and provide all necessary documentation.

How can a family immigrate to Australia?

Families can immigrate to Australia through the Migration Program, which offers visas for partners, children, parents, and other relatives of Australian citizens, permanent residents, and eligible New Zealand citizens. 

These visas allow family members to join their loved ones in Australia either temporarily or permanently, depending on their eligibility and the visa type.

Who is eligible for a family-sponsored visa in Australia?

To be eligible for a family-sponsored visa in Australia, your sponsor must be at least 18 years old, usually reside in a designated area of Australia, and be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, or an eligible New Zealand citizen. Additionally, the sponsor must be an eligible relative of either you or your partner.