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Visa Options for the Spouse, Partner or Children of an Australian Citizen and Permanent Resident

Discover how to join your spouse, partner, or parents in Australia.

Jennifer Aranda, Crispin Aranda

Visa Options for the Spouse, Partner or Children of an Australian Citizen and Permanent Resident

These visas are for:

  • The partners, children, parents or dependent family members of an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizens
  • Children being adopted outside Australia
  • Carers who need to move to Australia to provide long-term care for an approved relative

To be eligible for sponsorship for any Partner visa, you must meet the following basic requirements:

  • You must be in a genuine relationship with your spouse or de facto partner.
  • Your sponsor could be either an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or an eligible New Zealand Citizen.

 

Subclass 309 Partner (Provisional) and Subclass 100 Partner (Migrant) Visas

While you must be living outside Australia at the time of your Subclass 309 visa application, you must apply for both visas at the same time.

If your application for Subclass 309 Visa is approved, you will be allowed to live in Australia temporarily until the Australia Department of Home Affairs approves your Subclass 100 visa application or if your sponsor decides to withdraw it.

 

Subclass 820 Partner (Temporary) and Subclass 801 Partner (Permanent) Visas

You must be living in Australia when you apply, and you must apply for both visas at the same time.

If your application for Subclass 820 Visa is approved, you will be allowed to live in Australia until the Department of Home Affairs decides on your Subclass 801 visa application.

 

Subclass 300 Prospective Marriage Visa

You must be living outside Australia when you apply for the Subclass 300 visa, which is a temporary visa. This visa would allow you to stay in Australia for nine months after your visa application is approved.

After you marry your prospective spouse or fiancé(e), you then apply for a Partner visa.

 

Subclass 101 Child Visa

Subclass 101 visa is a permanent visa that will allow your child to move to Australia to live with you. Your child must be living outside Australia when the Subclass 101 Child visa application is lodged and adjudicated.

For your child to be considered your dependent child, you must be either an Australian citizen or permanent resident or an eligible New Zealand citizen. Your child must also be single. She or he may be:

  • Under 18 years, or
  • Financially dependent on either parent if s/he is older than 18 but younger than 25, or
  • Be unable to work because of a disability.

 

Subclass 445 Dependent Child Visa

This visa will allow your dependent child to live with you in Australia temporarily while the Department of Home Affairs decides on your permanent visa application.

 Regardless of the temporary nature of the visa, your child can:

  • Travel to and from Australia
  • Work and study in Australia

 

Subclass 802 Child Visa

This visa will allow your dependent child to live with you in Australia permanently. Your child must be living in Australia at the time you apply for the visa.

 

Subclass 102 Adoption Visa

This visa lets children who have been adopted outside Australia or are in the process of being adopted, live in Australia permanently with their adoptive parent.

 

Authors & Contributors

Jennifer Aranda

Jennifer Aranda

Jennifer S. Aranda is the COO of IVC Immigrant Visa Center, Inc.

Crispin Aranda

Crispin Aranda

Crispin R. Aranda is an established International Visa Conselor and Immigrant Advocate. He is the president of IVC and is in several migration radio programs.

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