Australian citizens, permanent residents, or eligible New Zealand citizens have the opportunity to sponsor their family members to migrate to Australia. Recognizing the importance of keeping families and dependent relatives together, the Australian Government has established the family migration scheme. This scheme allows eligible individuals to sponsor their parents, dependent children, or other relatives to join them in Australia, either on a temporary or permanent basis. The Australian Family Visa covers a range of family categories, including relatives, siblings, and parents, extending to the immediate family unit.
To qualify as a sponsor, one typically needs to demonstrate financial capability to support the family member for up to two years after their arrival in Australia. In some cases, sponsors may be required to provide an Assurance of Support (AoS), which involves the payment of a financial bond that extends for up to ten years. Applying for a family visa in Australia presents a viable option for bringing your family to live in the country.
Child Visa (Subclass 101)
The Australian Child Visa is designed for dependent children under the age of 18, or dependent individuals over 25 who are unable to work due to a mental or physical disability. This visa also applies to adopted children or stepchildren of a sponsor. Since children typically immigrate to Australia with their parents, it is essential to demonstrate the authenticity of the relationship to the Department when applying for the visa.
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Contributory Parent Visa (Subclass 173,143)
Consider the Contributory Parent Visa as an alternative for parents seeking to reunite with their children in Australia without enduring prolonged waiting times.
The processing duration for this visa category typically spans from 12 to 18 months. To qualify, parents must satisfy the balance of family requirement. Additionally, applicants are obligated to provide a 10-year Assurance of Support (AoS) bond, payable during the processing of the permanent visa.
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Contributory Aged Parent Visa (Subclass 884 , 864)
The Contributory Aged Parent Visa offers an alternative for parents seeking to avoid the extended processing time associated with traditional aged parent visas. This visa typically takes approximately 12 to 18 months to process, and there are considerably more available spots within this visa category. The increased visa application fee serves as a contribution towards covering ongoing health costs associated with the applicants’ age.
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Carer Visa (Subclass 116, 836)
A Carer Visa is intended for individuals who are eligible to offer ongoing assistance and support to you due to medical conditions on a permanent, long-term basis. The application process for a carer visa entails providing evidence demonstrating that the support provided by the carer is distinct and cannot be fulfilled by other family members or the broader community in Australia. The medical assistance must be necessary for a minimum of two years.
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Remaining Relative Visa (Subclass 115, 835)
The Remaining Relative visa is open to individuals without immediate family connections outside Australia. Eligible applicants include brothers, sisters, children, or step-children of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen. If you are married, it is necessary for all remaining relatives of your spouse to be established in Australia.
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Parent Visa (Subclass 103)
The Parent visa is designed for parents desiring to relocate to Australia to be with their children. To apply, sponsorship from one of their children is required, and the sponsoring child must be an Australian citizen or a permanent resident residing in Australia.
Within the Family Stream visas, the processing priority for parent visa applications is the lowest when compared to other family members, such as partners and children.
To be eligible for a Parent Visa, the parent must have at least half of the applicant’s children residing in Australia, and the applicant must be under 65 years of age or not yet eligible to receive the Australian age pension.
Aged Parent Visa (Subclass 804)
The Aged Parent Visa closely resembles the parent visa, with the key distinction being that the applicant must be of an age eligible for the Australian Age Pension. As of July 1, 2017, the qualifying age is 65 years and six months for both genders. This age requirement will incrementally rise by six months every two years, reaching 67 by July 1, 2023.
It’s important to note that meeting the age criteria doesn’t automatically guarantee receipt of the age pension. Eligibility for the age pension in Australia requires being a permanent resident for a minimum of ten years.