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If you have close relatives, such as your parents, partner, fiancé(e), spouse, independent children, brothers, sisters and grandparents, who are Australian citizens or permanent residents, they can sponsor you to come to Australia.
Family-based migration to Australia
Australia is committed to helping families to reunite. As a result, a large proportion of the visas offered by the Australian Government are allocated to the Family Migration Program.
Potential family migrants are selected by DIMA on the basis of their family relationship with the Australian relative sponsoring or nominating them.
Nomination or Sponsorship?
Applications made in Australia - the main applicant and any dependents included in the application must be nominated.
Applications made outside Australia - the main applicant and any dependents included in the application must be sponsored.
Most Family Visas also require an Assurance of Support from an Australian permanent resident or citizen. This means that the assuror must:
When you apply as a family migrant you will not be tested on your English Language ability or trade skills, but, as with all migrants, you will be assessed against Australia's health and character requirements.
Main Categories of Family Migration Visa:
There are several options for people wanting to migrate to Australia to join their family permanently.You may apply as a Family Migrant in one of the following categories:
On 1st July 2003 new visa regulations came into effect to cater for a larger entry of parents in the hope of clearing the waiting list of families to be reunited.
Other Family Migration:
For more information or advice on any aspect of migration to Australia, please contact one of our immigration advisors.
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