Partner Visa: Temporary and Permanent (Subclasses 309/100 and 820/801)
An Australian partner visa entitles married and de facto (opposite and same-sex) partners of Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents or eligible New Zealand citizens to enter and/or remain in Australia.
Applicants can apply for a partner visa from either inside or outside Australia and are required to meet specific requirements before the visa can be granted. An Australian Spouse visa is initially granted as a temporary visa. After two (2) years, the relationship is reassessed and if deemed genuine, a permanent visa will be granted.
Perspective marriage visa (subclass 300)
This visa allows people to come to Australia to marry their fiancé. It is granted for 9 months and applicant need to marry fiancé in the 9 months.
Parents may be able to migrate to Australia if they have a child in Australia who is an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen. To be eligible for this visa, parents need to be meet balance of family test. According to this test, 50% of children must be Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen.
Parent visa (long waiting time up to 30 years)
Aged Parent visa (long waiting time up to 30 years)
Contributory parent visa (fast processing time)
Contributory Aged Parent visa (fast processing time)
The Child Visa
The Child Visa allows a child to come to or remain in Australia to live with their parents indefinitely.
Other Family Visa Options
There are other visa types for aged dependent relatives, remaining relatives and carers of Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents and eligible New Zealand citizens which may apply for visas to come to Australia permanently.