Family Sponsered Visa 

Family Sponsered Visa 

If one of your family members wants to shift to Australia with you, then they can apply for this type of Visa. The family member can be a spouse, fiancée, parents, children or any other family member. The requirement to apply for this Visa is that the one sponsoring this Visa should be a citizen of Australia or an eligible citizen of New Zealand or Permanent Resident.



Partner Visa

The partner visa is for married/ de-facto partners (opposite-sex/ same-sex partner) of Australia’s citizens, Permanent residents and New Zealand citizens (eligible) to stay permanently in Australia. Our team can deal with sensitivity required to take care of these nuanced procedures. There are three major subclasses under the partner visa depending on the kind of relationship you share with your partner.


Here the subclasses of partner visa

Partner Visa (Subclass 309/100 - Offshore)
The Partner Visa (Subclass 309/100 - Offshore) will allow the applicant to live with their de facto partner or spouse in Australia who are either a citizen, or permanent residence or an eligible citizen of New Zealand. The subclass 309 provisional visa is of the temporary kind but the migrant 100 subclass visa is a permanent one. However, chronologically, the 309 subclass visa is granted first after which the applicant can stay for two years and then apply for the migrant 100 subclass visa for permanent residence. But the application for migrant 100 subclass visa has to be done under the tenure of 309 subclass visa.

Who can accompany you?

  • The applicant can include their children or stepchildren while applying.

What are the entitlements?

For subclass 309
  • Work, live and study in the continent
  • The applicant can travel to and from the continent during the tenure of this visa
  • They can attend free English language classes
  • They can get enrolled in Medicare

For Subclass 100
  • This is a permanent visa
  • They can study, live and work for an indefinite amount of time.
  • If they are eligible, they can apply for citizenship
  • They can even sponsor other relatives for permanent residency (if eligible)
  • They will be entitled to social security payments
  • They can visit Australia for a period of five years from the date of issuance.

How will you know if you are eligible for this category?

For Partner (subclass 309)
  • The applicant needs to be outside the continent before applying and also when the decision is being made.
  • The applicant has to be the de facto partner or spouse of their partner who has to be either a citizen of Australia or a permanent resident or an eligible citizen of New Zealand.
  • The applicants age should be 18 or more during the time of application.
  • The applicant needs to repay all their debts to the Australian government if there are any.
  • Health check-ups should be done within 12 months from the date of application
  • Police certificate from their respective countries are required. (12 months or more than 10 years in the past)

For Partner (subclass 100)
  • The applicant must hold a subclass 309 visa.
  • The applicant must be in a continued de facto relationship or a continued marriage unless any special circumstances arise.
  • The applicant must abide by the Australian conditions and laws in effect on the subclass 309.
  • Health check-ups should be done within 12 months from the date of application
  • Police certificate from their respective countries are required. (12 months or more than 10 years in the past)

Partner Visa (Subclass 820/801 - Onshore)

The subclass 820 and 801 will allow the applicant who are a defacto partner or spouse in Australia who are either a citizen, or permanent resident or an eligible citizen of New Zealand. The temporary subclass 820 is granted first after which they can apply for permanent subclass 801 visa if they wish to stay in Australia. But the application must be done within the tenure of subclass 820.

Who can accompany you?

  • The applicant’s step children or dependant children
  • Any dependant family member

What are the entitlements?

For subclass 820
  • They can live in Australia for two years
  • They can study as well but without any government funding
  • They can enroll themselves in Medicare for health expenses

For subclass 801
  • They can stay, study and work for an indefinite period of time.
  • They will get health coverage via Medicare (if enrolled)
  • If eligible, they can apply for Australian citizenship
  • They can even sponsor their relatives for permanent settlement.
  • They can visit and re-visit Australia for a period of five years from the date of issuance.

How will you know if you are eligible for this category?

For subclass 820
  • The applicant must be at least 18 years of age or more during the time of application
  • They must be in Australia while applying for the visa and also when it gets granted
  • They would require a sponsor (wife, de facto partner or husband)
  • They must meet the health and character standards.
  • There should not be an outstanding debt left to the government (if any)

For subclass 801
  • The applicant must hold a subclass 820 visa.
  • The applicant must be in a continued de facto relationship or a continued marriage unless any special circumstances arise.
  • The applicant must abide by the Australian conditions and laws in effect on the subclass 820.

Prospective Marriage Visa (Subclass 300)

The Prospective Marriage Visa (Subclass 300) is for those individuals who are either engaged or wants to get married to someone who holds either a citizenship, or permanent residence or an eligible citizen of New Zealand. This specific visa will allow the individuals applying to stay in the continent for a period of 9 months and simultaneously apply for the subclass 820 and 801 visa within the tenure of subclass 300.

Who can accompany you?

  • The applicant can include their child/step-child in their application
  • Any dependant relative can be included in the application as well

What are the entitlements?

  • The applicant can stay and visit Australia as long as the visa remains valid.
  • They can work and study during their stay
  • They can travel in and out of the country during their visa tenure.

How will you know if you are eligible for this category?

  • They must at least be 18 years or older
  • They need to be outside of the continent during the time of their application and also when the visa gets granted
  • They must align with the relationship criteria
  • They must have a sponsor (fiance/fiancee)
  • They must meet the health and character standards
  • They must not have any outstanding debts to the Australian government.

Parent Visa

This kind of visa belongs to the category of family visa. Amongst the various Australian family visa, parent visa is one such from that category. They can be broadly divided into two types: one where you apply being in Australia and the other when you are outside Australia.

The following are the various subclasses of Parent Visa

Contributory Parent Visa (Subclass 173 and 143)

This subclass 173 and 143 visas will allow parents to stay in Australia if their child is a citizen or a permanent resident or an eligible citizen of new zealand. The contributory parent visa is a temporary visa that will allow the parents to live in Australia for the next two years. It can neither be renewed or extended. But the applicants can go for a subclass 143 which is a contributory parent visa to live permanently in Australia They would need to apply for that while being under the tenure of subclass 173 visa.

Who can accompany you?

  • Your partner
  • Your partner’s or your child/step-child.

What are the entitlements?

For subclass 173
  • You get to live, study and work in Australia for the next two years.
  • You can get health coverage from Medicare
  • You can visit Australia frequently for the next two years (applicable from the date of grant)

For subclass 143
  • You can live, work or study for an indefinite period of time
  • You can get health coverage from Medicare, if enrolled
  • You can even apply for Australian citizenship, if eligible
  • You can sponsor your relatives Revisit and leave the continent for the next five years from the date of its approval.

How will you know if you are eligible for this category?

For subclass 173
  • Your child needs to be a citizen or a permanent resident or an eligible citizen of New Zealand.
  • You need to have a sponsor
  • You need to meet the requirements of the balance of family test
  • Your health and character requirements are to be made.

For subclass 143
  • You need to hold a subclass 173 visa to apply for this one
  • You also need to fulfill the criterion that was required to apply for subclass 173 visa.

Contributory Aged Parent Visa (subclass 884 and 864)

The Contributory Aged Parent Visa (subclass 884 and 864) will allow aged parents to stay in Australia which the name clearly suggests already. While 884 visa is of a temporary variant that allows the parent to live in the continent for the next two years. This visa cannot be renewed whatsoever. But they can apply for permanent residence if they wish to via subclass 864 during the tenure of subclass 884.

Who can accompany you?

  • Your partner
  • Your partner’s or your child or step-child

What are the entitlements?

For subclass 884 (temporary)
  • Study, live and work in Australia for the next two years
  • You can get health coverage via Medicare.

For Subclass 864 (permanent)
  • Study, live and work in Australia for the next two years
  • You can get health coverage via Medicare.
  • You can even apply for Australian Citizenship if eligible
  • You can sponsor any of your eligible relatives for permanent residence
  • Revisit and leave the continent for the next five years from the date of its approval.

How will you know if you are eligible for this category?

For subclass 884 (temporary)
  • Your child needs to be a citizen or a permanent resident or an eligible citizen of New Zealand.
  • Meet the age requisite
  • You need to have a sponsor
  • You need to meet the requirements of the balance of family test
  • Your health and character requirements are to be made.

For subclass 864 (permanent)
  • You must be a holder of the temporary 884 subclass visa
  • You must meet the criteria stipulated for the temporary 884 subclass visa

Parent Visa (Subclass 103)

Parent Visas would be processed if you have an eligible daughter/son or stepdaughter/son in Australia who is an Australian citizen, eligible New Zealand citizen or a Permanent Resident. This type of visa is sanctioned for both aged and working parents who can even take up some jobs in Australia after shifting.

Child Visa


❖Child Visa is also offered under many categories, this is done by the child’s parent who is an Australian citizen, eligible New Zealand citizen or a Permanent Resident. Various categories of Child Visa are as follows.

➢Child Offshore Visa (Subclass 101)
A child living outside Australia can immigrate and live with his/her parents if they are an Australian citizen, eligible New Zealand citizen or a Permanent Resident.

➢Adoption Visa (Subclass 102)
A child who has been adopted by a family living in Australia can immigrate to Australia with the help of this Visa, though the parent should be an Australian citizen, eligible New Zealand citizen or a Permanent Resident.

What are the entitlements of Child Visa?

  • Stay, study and work in Australia permanently
  • Enroll for Medicare
  • Can sponsor some other relative or family member to immigrate to Australia
  • Can apply for Australian citizenship
  • Leave and visit again frequently for 5 years after the expiry of the Visa.

What are the entitlements of Child Visa?

  • Must be below 18 years of age
  • Should be living somewhere outside Australia
  • For subclass 102, must be adopted already or the adoption is in progress
  • Meet health and character r
  • Assured support

❖ Other Family Members

Other relatives such as sisters, brothers, caretakers and dependent relatives can also immigrate to Australia under the following categories,

➢ Aged Dependent Relative (Subclass 114 and 838)

This Visa allows people to live in Australia permanently with any of their relative who is an Australian citizen, eligible New Zealand citizen or a Permanent Resident. Subclass 114 is offshore which needs the applicants to be outside Australia while applying and Subclass 838 is onshore which needs the applicants to be inside Australia while applying.

What are the entitlements?

  • Live in Australia permanently
  • Can take Australian citizenship
  • Leave and visit Australia frequently for 5 years after the expiry of the visa.

How do you know that you are eligible for Aged Dependent Relative Visa?

  • 1.You must have an assured sponsor and support from those who live in Australia who is an Australian citizen, eligible New Zealand citizen or a Permanent Resident
  • 2.You should not be a partner of the dependent Australian resident
  • 3.You must meet the age requirement
  • 4.Meet health and character requirements

Carer Visa (Subclass 116 and 836)

Carer Visa will be provided for those who need to immigrate to Australia to support a relative who needs permanent assistance and care or has one of the following, he/she has a medical condition for a long time and performing their daily routine is impossible or a relative needs support in taking care of someone else in the family suffering from medical condition. Subclass 116 is offshore and 836 is onshore.

What are the entitlements?

  • Live in Australia permanently
  • Can take Australian citizenship
  • Leave and visit Australia frequently for 5 years after the expiry of the visa.

How do you know that you are eligible for Carer Visa?

  • The one you are going to support is unable to receive the care from other relatives or from hospital, nurse or any other welfare community in Australia.
  • You must be genuinely ready to assist your relative with their medical condition.
  • You should meet health and character requirements along with your dependent family members
  • You must have a sponsor
  • You and the relative that you are going to take care should be living in the same house