Australian Family Migration

The family migration scheme is helps unite family members of Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents or eligible New Zealand citizens. There are a range of visa options under Australia’s migration options for family members who are offshore or onshore, including partners, fiancés, children, parents and other family members.
There are several different types of family migration:
1.    Partner
•    Visas for partners or fiancés of Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents or eligible New Zealand citizens may enter and/or remain permanently in Australia
•    Includes visa options for married applicants, fiancés and de facto partners
2.    Parent
•    Visas for parents of Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents or eligible New Zealand citizens may enter and/or to remain permanently in Australia
•    Includes aged parent categories and various permanent and temporary visas
3.    Child
•    Visas for dependent children, orphaned relatives or adopted children of Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents or eligible New Zealand citizens may apply to remain permanently in Australia
4.    Other family
•    Visas for aged dependent relatives, remaining relatives and carers of Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents or eligible New Zealand citizens may enter and/or remain permanently in Australia
5.    Humanitarian program – split family provisions
•    Visas for immediate family members of people granted permanent humanitarian visas (including Refugee, Woman at Risk, Protection and Resolution of Status visas) in the last 5 years, and who were declared at the time of application
•    These are prioritised in the migration stream to reunite immediate family members and recognise vulnerable status of recently arrived humanitarian entrants