If you are a permanent residence in Australia or you have citizenship in Australia and want to apply for a family visa for any of the family members of yours here we have a list of family visas you can apply for your family member.
There are a lot of options for you to apply, This list contains all the visas available for migration either onshore or offshore. You can apply for family members which include Parents, Partner, Child, Relatives, Carer.
The Information below contains the specific family visas types you can apply for your family or relatives.
Let’s start with the closest relation. In a Partner visa, you already have two to three visa options to utilise.
The visa options you can apply for depends on either your partner is in Australia with you or outside Australia. You can also apply for a prospective marriage visa if you’re getting married to your fiance who lives outside Australia.
Prospective Marriage Visa (Fiance)- (Subclass 300)
Prospective Marriage Visa allows the applicant to come to Australia to marry your spouse in Australia, You must have to apply for this visa while you are outside Australia.
The visa will be valid for 9 months to get married, you are not limited to marry in Australia only Rather you are allowed to get married in any country.
This Visa allows you to travel to Australia as much as you want, you can come to Australia before your marriage and can work there until your visa expires.
You can study in Australia while on a visa without getting government funds. And also you are allowed to work if you want. However, some employer might not hire people living in Australia on a temporary visa.
Partner Visa (Applicable from Outside Australia) Subclass 309 and 100
If you are legally married to an Australian citizen or permanent residence of Australia. You can apply for a 309 partner visa which allows you to live in Australia.
You have to apply for this application from outside Australia and must not be in Australia while granted the visa. 309 visa allows you to live in Australia with your partner on a temporary basis, but it is the first step to get a permanent partner visa (subclass 100).
When you apply for a partner visa you lodge a single application for 309 visa (temporary) and 100 visa (permanent). The application processes in two different stages, in the first stage you will be granted a temporary visa and after nearly two years it might get permanent.
Partner Visa (Applicable From Inside Australia) Subclass 820 and 801
Partner visa 820 are a lot similar to 309 visa, the main difference is only that you have to apply for this visa While you are already in Australia.
The application process is also the same as the 309 visa, your application will be processed in two stages, on the first stage you will get temporary rights to live in Australia for 2 years. When your 2 years of temporary residence nearly to complete your application will process the second stage to get a permanent partner visa also known as an 801 visa.
Family Visas for Parents
If you are well settled in Australia and now you wish to have your parents with you you can apply for a visa for your parents, it depends on you whether you want to apply for a temporary visa or a permanent one.
Well, you must have permanent residency to apply for your parent’s visa, or you can apply if you are a citizen of Australia. Either way, you are the one who is sponsoring them.
Parent Visa Subclass 103
103 visa lets parents live in Australia permanently but their child must have to sponsor them. The child must be a permanent residence, Australian citizen, or eligible New Zealand citizen.
The thing of concern on this visa is a long waiting queue, the estimated time it will take is over 30 years if you apply now. This makes this visa not a good option if you want to travel to Australia now.
Contributory Parent Visa (Temporary) 173 Visa
Well if you don’t wait for more than 30 years to get an Australian visa you have another option for a temporary visa for your parents which is valid for upto two years. 173 visa has a shorter processing time estimated as three to six month.
The application for a contributory parent visa will cost around 31,390 AUD. the high cost of this visa the main reason that people apply for 103 visa. However, you have the option to split the application fees into two instalments.
Contributory Parent Visa (Permenent) 143 Visa
The process to apply on contributory parent visa subclass 143 is not so different, both 173 visa and 143 visa are similar in application, process, and rights. The main difference is that you get a permanent visa which costs you around 47,755 AUD.
You have the right to work or study on both permanent and temporary contributory visa. Your option to split the application cost into two instalments also applies to a permanent visa too.
Sponsored Parent Visa 870
This temporary parent visa was announced recently with some new policies in March 2019, this allows parents to live and stay in Australia for a longer time. The visa would be valid for 3 years, or 5 years depends on your application.
The total cost to apply for an 870 visa is 5,000 AUD for 3 years and, and 10,000 AUD for 5 years visa and the applicant can apply for further visas to visit upto a maximum of 10 years.
The main things to notice in this visa is that the applicant is not allowed to work in Australia on this visa.
Aged Parent Visa 804
This visa allows aged parents of settled permanent residence of Australia, Australian citizens, or eligible New Zealand citizen to live in Australia.
Same as the 103 visa, This visa is also in a long queue which takes an estimated over 14 years for your application to get processed. The minimum age requirement for 804 visas is 65 years old and it costs around 6,415 AUD.
Contributory Aged Parent (Temporary Visa) 884
Contributory aged parent visa, also known as 884 visa is quite similar to 173 visa the only differences you would see in these visas are the age difference of parents. Your parents must old enough to receive the Australian aged pension.
The application fees for the temporary 884 visa would be 33,285 AUD.
Contributory Aged Parent Visa 864
The 864 visa is a permanent version of the previous 884 visa, the process for both visas is similar.
The applicant must be in Australia while applying for an 864 visa, but not on have sponsored parent visa (870 visa). The application cost for this visa is 47,755 AUD.
Family Visas for Child
You can have your child with you in Australia and apply for a permanent or temporary visa for them, you have to be a sponsor for your child and must fulfil the financial responsibilities for your child.
The application varies on where your child is living right now, you can apply for a child visa 101 for a child living outside Australia if you are living in Australia and have a permanent residency, Australian Citizenship, or eligible New Zealand citizenship.
Child Visa Subclass 101
This visa allows you to migrate to Australia as a permanent residence to live and stay in Australia, you can study or work without any hesitation. You are allowed to have health care access and can apply for Australian citizenship if eligible.
The condition which matters on this visa is that the child should be age under 18 years old or if the child is a full-time student he/she can apply under 25 years of age. Or if a child is disabled and unable to work he/she can apply too.
In a 101 visa, the applicant must be outside Australia and be single who is only dependent on the parent.
Child Visa Subclass 802
The 802 visa is the same as the 101 visas but the applicant must be in Australia while processing their application. You have to submit a separate application for each child.
The child can be a biological child, an adopted child, or a stepchild. You have to show the required document for either of the conditions.
Dependent Child Visa 445
A dependent child visa is a temporary visa that should be applied when the main applicant submitting his/her permanent residency visa application.
The child will be allowed to move into Australia temporarily until their parent’s permanent residency application is decided.
If the parent’s application gets approved you can apply for a 101 visa for the child for permanent residency of the child.
Adoption Visa 102
If you have adopted a child outside Australia, and now planning to have your child with you in Australia you can apply for an Adoption visa (subclass 102 visa).
This visa allows the adopted child to move into Australia as a permanent residence. The Overall process is the same as 101 visa, but the condition is that the child is adopted.
Family Visas for Relatives
The permanent residence or Australian citizen can sponsor their close relatives for the permanent or temporary family visas to live in Australia.
The sponsor has to provide the assurance of support to apply for the visa and the sponsor must be the only near relatives of the applicant who lives in Australia.
Remaining Relatives Visa (Subclass 115 and 835)
115 visa lets you move and live in Australia permanently with their close relatives, the applicant must be outside Australia while applying for the visa and also must be a remaining relevant of an Australian Citizen or permanent resident sponsor.
The visa will not be granted if you or your partner have a near relative who usually lives outside Australia. An Assurance of support is required by the sponsor that you will not rely on government assistance once you come into Australia.
115 visa and 835’ visa is also based on queue and capping system, this means that the application will take an estimated 25 to 30 years to get processed.
If the applicant is outside Australia he/she has to apply for a 115 visa. Else, he/she have to apply for an 835 visa.
Orphan Relative Visa (Subclass 117 & 837)
This visa lets permanent residency and Australian residence have their relative’s orphan child to come to Australia and live there, this visa allows the applicant to apply for citizenship of Australia when they are eligible.
The Australian government is helping with orphan relative visa to those who have lost their parents. The relative’s, one who sponsoring the child has to bear the expenses of this child to help them pursue their dreams of having a good life in one of the most beautiful countries
If the applicant is outside Australia he/she has to apply for a 117 visa. Else, he/she have to apply for an 837 visa.
Aged Dependent Relative Visa (Subclass 114 & 838)
This particular visa lets an older single relative migrate to Australia with permanent residency who is dependent on his relative living in Australia on permanent residency or Australian Citizenship.
The applicant can apply for citizenship when he/she is eligible. The total cost of the application process would be 6,415 AUD. This visa also comes into the capping and queue system which takes almost 20 to 30 years if you apply now.
If the applicant is outside Australia he/she has to apply for a 114 visa. Else, he/she have to apply for an 838 visa.
Carer Visa (Subclass 116 and 836)
The residence holder of Australia or Citizen of Australia can also have a caretaker with them by applying for a carer visa. The applicant can live in Australia on a permanent basis and provide care to their relative who is sponsoring him/her.
This visa is applicable if the sponsor of the applicant has a long term medical condition and cannot perform his daily tasks or the sponsor is unable to receive proper care and assistance support.
If the applicant is outside Australia he/she has to apply for a 116 visa. Else, he/she have to apply for an 836 visa.