Example visa types include:
- Fiance (to get married in Australia)
- Contributory parent migration
- Children & adoption
- Remaining relative
- Extended-stay parent visas
Following are some of the commonly-accessed family visa streams:
citizen or permanent resident, your partner may be eligible to sponsor
you for Australian permanent residence. Sponsorship is a commitment to
offer you accommodation and assistance for the first two years of your
visa, while you settle into Australia. Certain New Zealand citizens can
also sponsor their partner for permanent residence in Australia.
Partner visas can be complex and quite involved, fortunately Haydn Brand has many years of experience and a fantastic success rate with partner visa applications. Haydn Brand Registered Migration Agent specializes in partner visas, and has helped numerous applicants realize their dream of a new life with their partner in Australia. You could too!
You may be able to add family members to your application!
A brief summary of general eligibility criteria:
- Legally married to or in a defacto relationship with an Australian pr, citizen, or eligible NZ citizen
- Sponsorship by an Australian permanent resident, citizen, or
eligible NZ citizen who has not sponsored more than one previous partner
(other New Zealand citizens can sponsor their partner to remain in
Australia on a New Zealand family visa.)
- Able to demonstrate a genuine relationship
- Character and health criteria
If you meet the above criteria, successfully demonstrating this is pivotal to your application, and Haydn Brand Registered Migration Agent is dedicated to assisting you in doing this.
If you are not married yet, there is also a 'prospective spouse' visa option, which allows you to enter Australia to get married, within 9 months of your visa grant.
There are currently six different parent visa options leading to permanent residence (plus temporary options too). They are broken down into two categories:
1. Contributory parent visas
2. "Queued" parent visas
1. Contributory parent visa
"Contributory" means this visa type can have quite a sizable visa application charge, in exchange for skipping the queue and getting your visa much sooner. Parents can apply directly to migrate, or take a 'two-stage' approach, which helps to split the contribution fee down over two or more years (the two-stage process, for example, gives time for the parents to raise or arrange the second half of the contribution amount after they pass the first stage).
Strategy in the preparation of this visa can bring big advantages later down the track. Haydn Brand can give you more advice, drop us a line.
You may be able to add other family members to your application. General eligibility criteria include:
- You pass the balance of family test
- You are sponsored by your child, who will be responsible for providing support while you settle in
- A security bond will be payable for permanent visas, and held in a bank bond to offset any benefit payments you may be eligible for in your initial years in Australia.
- Health and character criteria apply
Parents who migrate to Australia can sponsor others to come to Australia, have access to government benefits, and apply for Australian citizenship.
2. Non-contributory parent visa
Non-contributory parent visas (ie. queued) are again open for applications! The queue is significant, but being in the queue might be beneficial for you, especially for younger parents, eg. including more generous opportunities to visit an Australian-based child whilst waiting in the parent queue.
In some circumstances, if parents don't plan to travel, in special circumstances they might even be able to apply and join the queue here in Australia. They can remain while they await the outcome on their visa. There are considerations to note, eg. they will not be eligible for Medicare until they reach the front of the queue.
Contact us for more detailed information.