SetRite – Parent | Partner | Family sponsored visa specialists in Australia
Does your family want to join you in Australia? If you are a Permanent Resident or an Australian Citizen, your family can visit you or might be eligible for Permanent Residency. Be it your parents, children, spouse or partner; Permanent Residents and Citizens can invite their families to join them by using the various family-sponsored visas in Australia.
You will need help from a professional migration expert to help you choose a relevant visa type suitable to your circumstances. SetRite has an experienced team based in Melbourne to facilitate you through the process. Our partner visa specialists are just a call away to offer you comprehensive assistance!
What are the processes involved in family sponsored visas in Australia?
The first step in the process is to understand if the stay of your family is going to be temporary or permanent. Our Migration agents will guide you to identify the right visa type.
Types of family visa
Parent Visas: Parents of an Australian Citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand Citizen may be able to migrate to Australia. There are two categories of parent visa subclasses; contributory, and non-contributory.
Non-contributory parent visas have a low processing priority with the Australian government based on the current planning levels by the Department of Home Affairs (DOHA).
If applicants are outside Australia:
- Parent visa Australia (Subclass 103): Parents can move to Australia and stay as Permanent Residents when a family member sponsors them. For this, the sponsor needs to be either a permanent resident of Australia, an Australian Citizen, or a citizen from New Zealand.
- Contributory Parent (Temporary) Visa (subclass 173): This temporary visa lets a parent of a settled Australian Citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen stay temporarily in Australia.
- Contributory Parent (Migrant) visa (subclass 143): This permanent visa lets a parent of a settled Australian citizen; Australian permanent resident of Australia or eligible New Zealand citizen move to Australia.
- Sponsored Parent Visa (Subclass 870): This temporary visa lets a parent of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen visit Australia for up to 3 or 5 years.
If applicants are in Australia:
- Aged Parent (Residence) visa (subclass 804): This permanent visa lets an aged parent of a settled Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen stay in Australia.
- Contributory Aged Parent (Temporary) Visa (subclass 884): This temporary visa lets the aged parent of a settled Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen stay temporarily in Australia.
- Contributory Aged Parent Visa (subclass 864): You can apply for the permanent subclass 864 visa as a two-step process. First, by applying for a Contributory Aged Parent (Temporary) subclass 884 visa, and then the subclass 864 visa.
Partner Visa: SetRite consultants help with all visa subclasses for partners and spouses, including Prospective Marriage Visas, Spouse Visas, and De Facto Partner Visas.
Our team strives to offer you complete peace of mind during the visa application process so that you can be confident in the quality of the application, and begin planning your life together in Australia. Our goal is to keep families together, so our services include suggesting strategies to reunite any couples living apart, and working efficiently to secure the visa as quickly as possible.
You are eligible to apply for a partner visa; if you are in a relationship with an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen, you may qualify for a grant of a partner visa based on their sponsorship.
You may be eligible for a partner visa if you and your partner:
- Are married
- Are engaged to be married
- Are in a de facto relationship
- Have registered your relationship with a relevant State/Territory authority
There are three pathways through which partners of Australian Citizens or Permanent Residents can obtain a visa for Australia. The most suitable visa option will depend on your circumstances, including whether the person applying for the visa is inside or outside Australia at the time of application.
- Onshore Partner Visa (Subclass 820/801): This visa is available to those who are married to, or in a de facto relationship with, an Australian Permanent Resident or Citizen, or eligible NZ Citizen. An applicant for this visa must be in Australia.
The initial stage, the subclass 820, requires that you have been in a de facto relationship with your partner for 12 months, be married, or have registered your relationship with a relevant State/Territory authority.
Two years from the date of application for the subclass 820 visa, the applicant is invited to submit evidence that the relationship is continuing, allowing DOHA to process the permanent stage, the Subclass 801 visa.
An applicant is entitled to Medicare access, work rights, and study rights, upon the grant of the temporary 820 visa.
- Offshore Partner Visa (Subclass 309/100): This visa is available to those who are married to, or in a de facto relationship with, an Australian Permanent Resident or Citizen, or an eligible New Zealand Citizen. This pathway is for applicants who are outside of Australia.
An applicant must be outside of Australia when the temporary Subclass 309 visa is granted, after which they can enter Australia, and access Medicare, work rights and study rights.
In much the same way as the onshore process outlined above, the applicant will initially be granted a Subclass 309 visa and will be given the opportunity to obtain the permanent visa, the Subclass 100, two years from the date the initial application was submitted.
- Prospective Marriage Visa (Subclass 300): This visa is available to those who are engaged to be married to an Australian Permanent Resident or Citizen, or an eligible New Zealand Citizen. This pathway is for applicants who are outside of Australia. Once granted, the subclass 309 visa allows the holder to enter Australia and marry their Australian partner within a nine-month period.
Prior to the end of this nine-month period, applicants can apply for an onshore Subclass 820/801 visa as outlined above.
This visa allows holders to access work and study rights.
Under the family sponsored visas in Australia, there are many other types of visas:
- Subclass 102 Adoption visa
- Subclass 114 & Subclass 838 Aged Dependent Relative visa
- Subclass 836 & 116 Carer visa
- Subclass 101 & 802 Child visa
- Subclass 445 Dependent child Visa
- Subclass 117 & 837 Orphan Relative
- Subclass 115 & 835 Remaining Relative visa
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We believe that we are here to support you during the entire visa process in a seamless and unperturbed manner. As partner and family visa specialists, our job is to help you make well-informed decisions so that there are no glitches during the execution.
We also help you with other visa types including Investor Retirement visa, general skilled migration visa, visitor visa, study and training visa, refuge and humanitarian visas, and so on.