Family Visa - For children, parents and certain other relatives of Australians

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What relationship must exist?

The prerequisite for a family visa application is that the relationship must be with an Australian citizen or permanent resident, or an ENZ citizen.

The nature of this relationship differs from one subclass of visa to another. The subclasses fall in three categories:

  • Children
  • Parents
  • Other relatives

The Family visa categories

Sponsorship requirements for family visas

The Australian citizen, permanent resident or ENZ citizen must act as sponsor in the family visa application.

Requirements for sponsorship include:

  • The sponsor for an Other Relatives category visa must be an Australian citizen, a permanent resident or an ENZ citizen, and must be at least 18 years old.
  • For a permanent visa applicant, the sponsor has an obligation to assist the applicant financially and with accommodation for a 2-year period.
  • The sponsor's circumstances should provide evidence of their means to support the applicant.
  • ENZ residents acting as sponsors must satisfy health and character requirements.

Getting advice on the family visa for Australia

Your journey begins with an assessment, before you get your hopes up and spend considerable sums of money.

The assessment will tell you whether Australia is even an option for you and, if so, which options and costs are involved.

Where you to go for your assessment and advice is clearly defined by the Australian Government - aents in Australia must be licensed agents or exempt.

Your preference might be to enlist the services of an agent in your home country. However, we urge you to take care. There are far too many stories of agents taking large sums of money under false pretences!

You should want to avoid this situation at all cost.

The best advice is to only use agents that are correctly licensed. You can check the credentials of agents here on the Migration Authority's website.

You can also view the registration details of our immigration agent, Katrin Maja O'Flynn, here.

Another word of warning: Beware of agents with DIBP numbers. A DIBP number does not mean an agent is registered. This is simply a number used for admin purposes.

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