Considering getting a Parent, Spouse, or Partner Visa in Melbourne? There’s a number of options when it comes to visa arrangement for family migration. Whether it’s for partners, parents, children and family members of Australian residents, the Australian government makes it easier to migrate to Australia either permanently or temporarily.
What are Partner Category Visas?
The Partner category of visas are those that allow partners as well as fiances of Australian citizens, permanent residents to enter and stay either temporarily or permanently in Australia.
- Married Partners Visa (Temporary)
- Married Partner Visa (Permanent)
- Prospective Marriage Visa
In the Partner category, you need to follow a two stage process. The spouse married to the Australian permanent resident is issued the partner visa. A permanent resident visa is then issued once the couple completes a longer duration successfully.
The Partner category also allows visas for De-facto partners. This is when an Australian partner or a citizen has lived together for over a year or more and are in a relationship. Those with same sex relationship are also eligible for the visa.
Eligibility Criteria to Get Partner Visa
- You have met all necessary relationship requirements
- You are currently in a relationship with your partner or spouse
- You have a Partner Subclass 820 visa or Dependent Child visa (Subclass 445) (only if applying for Permanent Partner visa)
- You must be sponsored
- Pay back any debts if you owe any to the Australian government
What are Parent Category Visas?
The Parent category of visas allow a child, certified as an Australian citizen, to help migrate their parents to Australia. There are several different ways for parents of a child who is a permanent Australian resident to become a citizen. Either a two-stage or single stage visa is allotted to parents.
Parent category visas can either be onshore or offshore with categories including:
- Aged Parent Visa
- Contributory Aged Parent Visa
- Aged Dependent Relative Visa
- Sponsored Parent Visa
Parent category visas take longer to get approved with Contributory parent visas being an exception which are granted in less time.
Eligibility Criteria to Get Parent Visa in Melbourne
- Your child needs to be a permanent Australian resident or should be eligible for citizenship in New Zealand.
- Your child must at least have lived in Australia for a period of 2 years.
- Your child must sponsor you for the visa
While understanding parent or spouse visas may be easy but the overall process can at times get overwhelming. In such a case, contacting an immigration lawyer like James Tan Immigration Consultants is always recommended. We can offer all the needed assistance during your visa application process to ensure everything goes smoothly. Get in touch with us to know how we can help you best.