Family Visas

Family Visas

Family visas are available to applicable partners, family members and carers of Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents, and eligible New Zealand citizens who intent to move temporarily or permanently to Australia.

There are several family visa subclasses, which are relevant to prescribed circumstances.

Partner (Provisional) Visa (Subclass 309)

With this visa, an offshore de facto partner or spouse of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen can come and live in Australia temporarily. It is the first step towards a permanent
Partner visa (Subclass 100) for applicants who are located offshore at the time of application.

Partner (Migrant) Visa (Subclass 100)

This visa is the permanent pathway to people who hold a temporary Partner visa (subclass 309).

Prospective Marriage Visa (Subclass 300)

This visa allows people to come to Australia to marry their prospective spouse and then apply for a Partner visa (Subclass 820).

Partner Visa (temporary) (Subclass 820)

With this visa, an onshore de facto partner or spouse of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen can come and live in Australia temporarily. It is the first step towards a permanent Partner visa (Subclass 801) for applicants who are located onshore at time of application.

Partner Visa (Permanent) (Subclass 801)

Subclass 801 visa is the permanent pathway to people who currently hold a temporary Partner visa (subclass 820).

New Zealand Citizen Family Relationship Visa (Subclass 461)

This visa is for people who are not New Zealand citizens but are members of a family unit of a New Zealand citizen, and who are intending to live and work in Australia.

Dependent Child Visa (Subclass 445)

This visa allows the child of a temporary Partner visa holder to stay in Australia with their parents while their parent’s permanent Partner visa is being processed.

Adoption Visa (Subclass 102)

With this visa, children adopted outside Australia by an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen are allowed to live in Australia with their adoptive parent(s)

Child Visa (Subclass 101)

Subclass 101 visa allows a child who is not in Australia to move to Australia to live with their Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen parent(s).

Child Visa (Subclass 802)

Subclass 802 visa allows a child who is already located in Australia to remain in the country permanently to live with their Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen parent(s).

Sponsored Parent (Temporary) Visa (Subclass 870)

With this visa, a parent of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen can visit Australia for a substantial period of time as a temporary visa holder.

Parent Visa (Subclass 103)

Subclass 103 visa is a permanent resident visa that allows an offshore parent of a settled Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen, to move to Australia.

Aged Parent Visa (Subclass 804)

This visa is for an onshore, aged parent of a settled Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen to remain in Australia on a permanent basis.

Contributory Aged Parent (Temporary) Visa (Subclass 884)


The Subclass 884 visa allows an onshore aged parent of a settled Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen to stay temporarily in Australia. This is an optional pathway to Subclass
864 visa, which is a permanent resident visa. Subclass 864 visa can be applied directly, or Subclass 884 visa can be used as a pathway to split the high contributory costs involved. Contributory Parent visas allow for a faster visa
processing time than non-contributory Parent visas.

Contributory Aged Parent Visa (Subclass 864)


This visa is for an onshore, aged parent of a settled Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen to remain in Australia on a permanent basis. Subclass 864 visa can be applied directly, or Subclass 884
visa can be used as a pathway to split the high contributory costs involved. Contributory Parent visas allow for a faster visa processing time than non-contributory Parent visas.

Contributory Parent (Temporary) Visa (Subclass 173)

This visa allows a parent of a settled Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen stay temporarily in Australia. This is an optional pathway to Subclass 143, which is a permanent
resident visa. Subclass 173 visa can be used as a pathway to split the high contributory costs involved. Contributory Parent visas allow for a faster visa processing time than non-contributory Parent visas.

Contributory Parent Visa (Subclass 143)


This visa is for an aged parent of a settled Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen to remain in Australia on a permanent basis. Subclass 143 visa can be applied directly, or Subclass 173 visa can
be used instead as a pathway to enter and remain in Australia temporarily prior to applying for Subclass 143 visa to split the high contributory costs involved. Contributory Parent visas allow for a faster visa processing time than non-
contributory Parent visas.

Aged Dependent Relative Visa (Subclass 114)


With this visa, a single, older person who is reliant upon an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen relative living in Australia for financial support can move to Australia permanently.

Aged Dependent Relative Visa (Subclass 838)


With this visa, a single, older person who is reliant upon an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen relative living in Australia for financial support can remain in Australia permanently.

Orphan Relative Visa (Subclass 117)


Subclass 117 visa allows a child who is single to come to Australia to live with an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen relative if their parents are dead, are unable to care for them, or cannot be
found.

Orphan Relative Visa (Subclass 837)


Subclass 837 visa allows a child who is single to remain in Australia to live with an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen relative if their parents are dead, are unable to care for them, or
cannot be found.

Carer Visa (Subclass 836)


This is a permanent visa that allows visa holders to stay in Australia to care for an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen who has a long-term medical condition and would otherwise have no
reasonable access to care options in Australia.

Carer Visa (Subclass 116)


This is a permanent visa that allows visa holders to move to Australia to care for an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen who has a long-term medical condition and would otherwise have no
reasonable access to care options in Australia.

Remaining Relative Visa (Subclass 115)

This visa allows people to move to Australia to be with their only close family member(s) who are Australian citizen(s), Australian permanent resident(s), or eligible New Zealand citizen(s).

Remaining Relative Visa (Subclass 835)

This visa allows people to stay in Australia to be with their only close family member(s) who are Australian citizen(s), Australian permanent resident(s), or eligible New Zealand citizen(s).

Please contact us if you require further assistance in verifying the applicable eligibility and preparing the relevant applications.