What to Know About Australian Family Visas?
Thinking of bringing your partner or family over to join you in Australia? This is the pathway for you. If your family member or relative in Singapore is over 18 years old and knows of an Australian citizen or permanent resident (PR) living in Australia willing to sponsor you, you may be eligible to bring your family and partner over to Australia under one of the Family Migration Programmes.
If you intend to have a marital relationship with an Australian PR or citizen, you may apply for a partner visa by producing verifiable documentary evidence in support of the continuous, loving and committed relationship.
Depending on the relationship, you may apply for a Prospective Marriage, Spousal or Interdependent visa.
To sponsor your parents,
- you need to be an Australian citizen/PR or an eligible New Zealand citizen;
- you have been resident in Australia for a minimum period of 2 years, and;
- your parent(s) passes the balance of family test (ie. 50% of your parent’s children must reside in Australia)
Whilst there is no age limit applicable for the parent visas, the health and character requirements will still apply.
When approved, your parent will have full work rights, multiple re-entry travel facilities as well as being able to access Medicare.
If you and/or your spouse is an Australian Citizen or PR, you can sponsor a child under 18 years of age (including an adopted child). However, if the child is 18 years old or above, he/she must be single, full-time student and fully dependent on the sponsoring parent.
How To Apply
When migrating to Australia from Singapore, it is very important to strategise the sponsorship application before lodging it in. To avoid the disappointment that comes with leaving a person very important to you back in Singapore, you must maximise the possibility of getting the application approved.
But not to fret, NTRUST is here to help you to streamline the entire tedious process. We will guide you through all the administrative processes so that you can leverage a shorter processing time and increased success rate. If you wish to learn more about the cost incurred or the specific types of documents needed to apply for an Australian family visa, reach out to us! Schedule an appointment by calling our office at +65 6299 0245 to let our immigration specialists give you advice on how to take matters forward.