Australia Immigration Tips: Ultimate Guide To The Different Family Visas To Australia
For many young families, Australia is the dream location to settle down and set roots. Filled with good schools, multicultural hubs, and plenty of sights to see, Australia is the perfect place to live and explore. But when it comes to the logistics of immigration, it can be challenging to figure out how exactly to get a a visa or understand how Australian family visa processing times work.
At NTRUST, we receive many enquiries from families looking to settle abroad in Australia through family migration visas. To help you with your migration to Australia, we’ve put together the key visas and migration conditions that you and your family should be aware of. Use this guide to inform your Australian immigration strategy and gain more knowledge about the visa application process for families.
1. Partner Migration
The partner migration visas are designed to provide residency and security to non-permanent resident partners of permanent residents. You must show proof of a continuous, loving relationship, alongside other standard checks, to be approved for this visa.
The partner migration visa has two subclasses: subclass 820 is temporary and allows an individual in a relationship with an Australian PR to live in Australia. It is the first step towards a permanent partner visa, which is subclass 801. You can apply for both visas at the same time and be subject to only one visa application charge.
To apply for this visa, you must prepare your documents in line with this checklist and lodge the application online, via post, or in person after paying the visa application fee.
2. Parent Migration
If want to help your parents migrate to Australia from Singapore, then there are a few options available. There are two categories of parent visas – Aged Parent (Subclass 804) and Migrant Parent (Subclass 103).
To be eligible for either of these visas, the parent must be sponsored by their child or stepchild who is an Australian citizen or PR. They must also meet the following requirements:
- At least half of your children are Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents or eligible New Zealand citizens who are usually resident in Australia; or
- You have more children living in Australia as Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents or eligible New Zealand citizens than in any other country.
To ascertain whether you are eligible for this visa type, it is best to consult your family directly or talk to a professional about complicated family situations. This way, you can get the best advice for your unique circumstances.
It’s also a good idea to familiarise yourself with visa sponsorship and what that means for you and the sponsor. You can read more about sponsorship here.
3. Child Migration
Similar to Parent Migration Visas, Child Migration also requires some kind of sponsorship and assurance that the child will be suitably cared for in their new environment. Oftentimes, dependent children are welcome to migrate to Australia with their parent, but circumstances may mean these migrations have to occur separately or without the parent.
There are, for example, visas available for biological children, orphan relatives and adopted children of Australian citizens and PRs. The Australian Immigration website further outlines the eligibility criteria and documents required to apply for a child visa, but if you have any questions it’s best to get in touch with an immigration expert such as NTRUST.
Migrate Succesfully With Your Family When You Partner With NTRUST
NTRUST has been helping families migrate to Australia from Singapore for nearly 20 years. During that time, we’ve remain updated on living conditions and costs in many parts of the country. If you’re looking to migrate to Australia with your family, then NTRUST can use our broad experience to provide helpful advice for this daunting process. To talk to one of our professionals about starting your migration journey, visit one of our storefronts or get in touch via our contact page online. We’re here to help you, no matter what questions or complications you have.