Family Migration

Australia recognises the importance of family unification.  Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents and eligible New Zealand Citizens may be eligible to sponsor relatives for a range of Australian visas including:

Partner visas:

This visa allows for the spouse or de facto partner (including same sex partner) of an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen to live in Australia.

Prospective marriage visa:

This visa allows people who are engaged to come to Australia to marry their prospective spouse.  After they marry in Australia they can apply for a partner visa.

Aged Dependant Relative visa:

This visa is for some older people to stay permanently in Australia if they rely on an eligible relative in Australia to provide financial support.

Carer Visa:

This visa allows a person to come to Australia to care for a relative in Australia with a long-term or permanent medical condition.

Orphan Relative Visa:

This visa allows a child to travel to and live permanently in Australia with their sponsoring relative.

Child Visa:

This visa allows a child who is outside Australia to come to Australia to live with their parents.

Parent visa: 

This visa lets parents live in Australia if their child is an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen who is settled in Australia.

Live Work Australia will guide you and your family members through the visa application process in a clear and timely manner.  We also assist visa applicants who have been sponsored by their partner but their relationship has broken down due to domestic violence.

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We offer full and advisory visa application assistance

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The Australian Government has established processing priorities for applicants who apply to migrate under the family stream migration.  Applications for family stream visas are prioritised depending on which visa you apply for. Some visas in the family migration stream are also are subject to a cap on the number of visas which can be granted for each migration program year.

For an information sheet on the processing priorities, capping and current processing times fill in the enquiry form below:

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