Family Visas

What are the different visas subclasses that come under Australian family visa

June 29, 2020

 Many people move to Australia every year on different visas. Some of them are temporary and some allow a person to settle down in Australia permanently. Also, some temporary Australian visas have a pathway that can lead to Australian PR in the future. When an individual gets Australian PR he or she can enjoy many facilities that Australian national or citizens enjoy. Some of these facilities are

  • Australian government offer free schooling to its residents and citizens. While living in Australia your children can enjoy a free high-quality education that can make their education foundation quite strong.
  • Australia is famous for its advance health care system. Its modern and high tech hospitals and medical centres are equipped with modern equipment and technology. Australian permanent residents get enrolled in the government health care program called Medicare. this can prove to be very beneficial at the time of need or emergencies
  • Australia also provides its citizens and permanent residents with social welfare benefits like old age benefits etc.
  • Permanent residents of Australia can sponsor other family members from overseas to join them in Australia

These were some benefits of getting Australian permanent residency. But, its common human nature that one enjoys the joy of lives in the presence of their loved one the most. Australian immigration system allows Australian permanent residents to sponsor their loved ones through various family visa Australia so that they can join them in there

Australian Family visa  

There are many different subclasses and visa categories that come under the banner of the Australian family visa. Let’s have a look at them

Partner visa

The Australian government allows the spouses or de facto partners of an Australian citizen, permanent residents or eligible New Zealand citizens to come and live with their partners in Australia on a partner visa basis. The partner visa is further categorized on an onshore and offshore basis

 Let’s discuss these subclasses

Onshore Partner visa subclass 820:

This is a temporary visa for the spouse or de facto partner of an Australian citizen, permanent residents or eligible New Zealand citizen living in Australia at the time of visa application. For this visa subclass one should be:

  • The applicant should be married to or in an authentic de facto relationship with the Australian citizen, permanent residents or eligible New Zealand citizen
  • Should be in Australia at the time of application of visa

Onshore Partner visa subclass 801:

This visa is a permanent visa that allows a spouse or a de facto partner of an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen to come and live with his or her partner in Australia.

 For this subclass, one should be

  • The applicant should be married to or in an authentic de facto relationship with the Australian citizen, permanent residents or eligible New Zealand citizen
  • Should be in Australia at the time of application of visa
  • Should be holding partner visa subclass 820.

Offshore partner visa subclass 309

This visa allows the spouse or de facto partner of an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen to come and live in Australia temporarily or until your permanent visa is processed. For this visa, one should be

  • The applicant must be married to or in a de facto relationship with an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen
  • He or she should be living outside Australia at the time of application.

Offshore partner visa subclass 100

This is a permanent visa granted to married or de facto partner of an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen. For this visa, one should:

  • The applicant must be in a de facto relationship or is married to an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen
  • Should be living outside Australia at the time of visa application
  • Must be holding partner visa subclass 309

Prospective marriage visa subclass 300

Australian government grant visa subclass 300 to the fiancé of Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen so that they can come to Australia. This visa is granted for 9 months and in this period, the engaged couple is expected to get married. For this visa, one should be

  • The age of the applicant must be 18 or more
  • Engaged to be married to an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen
  • Must have the intention of getting married within the visa time limit
  • Should be living outside Australia at the time of application.

Parent visa

Parent visa is further categorized in parent visa subclass 103 and contributory parent visa

Parent visa subclass 103

As the Australian government offers many different family visas like parent visas, partner visas, fiancé visa, etc. to help the family members to live close to each other in Australia.

Parent visa subclass 103 allows the parent of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or an eligible New Zealand citizen to come and live in Australia permanently. The applicant must:

  • Have a child who is an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen.
  • Must satisfy the balance Family Test that requires that at least 50% of the applicant’s children must be the citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen.
  • Fulfil health and character requirements.

Contributory parent visa subclass 173

This visa is for the parents of an Australian citizen or Australian permanent residents to come and live in Australia temporarily. The applicant must:

  • have a child who is Australian national or an Australian permanent resident
  • have at least 50% of the children to be an Australian citizen or Australian permanent residents
  • Should require the health and character requirements

Parent visa subclass 143

This visa allows the parent of an Australian citizen to come and live in Australia permanently. The applicant must:

  • have a child who is Australian national or an Australian permanent resident
  • have at least 50% of the children to be an Australian citizen or Australian permanent residents

Should require the health and character requirements

This was all about Australian family visa for more information about it or any other Australian visa contact our best migration agent in Sydney.

 

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This post was written by Idamah Batool

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