Family members of Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents or eligible New Zealand citizens can gain permanent resident status with this program. There is a range of temporary and permanent visa which allows an Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident to bring their parents, children and relatives to Australia. We can assist you with all kinds of your family visa applications.
The meaning of “family:”
- The spouse of an eligible Australian citizen or permanent resident
- A child, adopted child, parent, brother or sister of an Australian citizen or permanent resident
- A grandparent, grandchild, aunt, uncle, niece or nephew of an Australian citizen or permanent resident
These relationships are defined to include step-relatives. Other relatives, such as cousins, must seek to migrate permanently to Australia under the skilled migration program. For example, they could apply for the Individual Skilled-Independent Migration to Australia (“Points Test”) or Business Skills Migration to Australia visa categories.
Categories of visas available to people within Australia are generally similar to those available outside Australia. In some circumstances, people who may be eligible to apply for a particular visa from outside Australia are unable to apply for the equivalent on-shore visa.