What is the Family Visa?

The Department has made available a number of different classes of Family Visas that allow the visa holders to live in Australia temporarily and permanently. You may be able to bring your partner or other eligible family members to join you. Family Visas comprise of  Child Visa and other Relative Visas. You or your family members may apply for a Family Visa that allows them to migrate or remain in Australia whether they are offshore or onshore.

 

How to apply for a Family Visa?

Under the Family Visa category, there are various types of visas Some family visas allow for temporary visits while others offer a pathway for permanent residency. First you need to check which subclass you or your family members might qualify for.

 

How much does a Family Visa cost?

The Department has many different visas available for overseas family members of settled Australian citizens, permanent residents, or eligible New Zealand citizens. The Department of Home Affairs visa determines the cost of the visa according to the subclasses.

Some examples of family visa application fees charged by the Department include;

·       From AUD $7,715 for Partner Visa (820/801 and 100/309)

·       From AUD $2,665 for Child Visa (Subclass 101/802)

 

How long does it take to get a Family Visa?

The Department of Home Affairs assesses applications on a case-by-case basis and processing time can vary. Completing application with necessary documents, responding to any requests quickly and providing required information can help expedite the process.

 

The visa types that you may apply for

CHILD VISA (Subclass 101/802)

You may be eligible to apply for a Child Visa if you meet one of the dependent child categories and one of your parents is an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen. Once granted the visa will allow you to live, study and work in Australia permanently. Child Visa subclass 101 is for offshore applicants and Child Visa subclass 802 is for onshore applicants.

ADOPTION VISA (Subclass 102)

You may be eligible to apply for an Adoption Visa if you want to adopt a child from overseas into Australia. Once granted the visa, your child can live, study and work in Australia permanently.

AGED DEPENDENT RELATIVE VISA (Subclass 114/838)

You may be eligible to apply for an Aged Dependent Relative Visa if you are dependent on an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen relative in Australia. Once granted the visa you can live, study and work in Australia permanently. Aged Dependent Relative 114 Visa is for offshore applicants and Dependant Relative 838 Visa is for onshore applicants.

REMAINING RELATIVE VISA (Subclass 115/835)

You may be eligible to apply for a Remaining Relative Visa if all of your near relatives are living in Australia and you are the only person left in your home country. Once granted the visa you can live, study and work in Australia permanently. Remaining Relative Visa 115 is for offshore applicants and Remaining Relative Visa 835 is for onshore applicants.

CARER VISA (Subclass 116/836)

You may be eligible to apply for a Carer Visa if you want to move to Australia to provide substantial care for a family member with a medical condition. Once granted the visa you can live, study and work in Australia permanently. Carer Visa 116 is for offshore applicants and Carer Visa 836 is for onshore applicants.

DEPENDENT CHILD VISA (Subclass 445)

You may be eligible to apply for a Dependent Child Visa if your parent holds a temporary Partner Visa and has not been granted a permanent Partner Visa in Australia. You must be financially dependent on your parent or be under 18 years of age.

PROSPECTIVE MARRIAGE VISA (Subclass 300)

You may be eligible to apply for a Prospective Marriage Visa if you intend to marry an Australian citizen or permanent resident, or an eligible New Zealand citizen. Once granted the visa you can live, study and work in Australia for 9 months and you need to marry your partner within 9 months to be eligible to then apply for a permanent Partner Visa.

Why choose Withstand Lawyers for the 482 Visa?

At Withstand Lawyers we have assisted countless clients and made their process easier and faster. Our firm has the experienced professionals and resources needed to provide the legal counsel, guidance and representation that might be needed to ensure your goals are better served. The team at Withstand Lawyers is committed to help you, so please book a meeting online or call us on 1800 952 901

 

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