Other Family Visas
Including family members on visa applications
Most of the visas that enable you to live and work in Australia allow you to include a family member on your application.
Just like the main visa applicant, additional family members need to meet Australia’s health and character requirements.
For Australian immigration purposes, a family member can be your:
partner – such as your husband or wife or de facto partner (same or opposite sex)
a dependent child up to the age of 23 years old, if the child is still dependent on you. This can be your child or your step child from your current or, sometimes, from a previous relationship.
Australia’s immigration process requires visa applicants to prove their relationship with their partner or dependent child.
For a partner this can include providing a certified copy of a marriage certificate and evidence that you live together, such as providing shared contracts that include both your names at the same address. For a child, this can include providing a certified copy of their birth certificate.
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Contributory Parent (Temporary) visa (subclass 173)
The Contributory Parent (Temporary) visa (subclass 173) is temporary visa that
lets parents who are outside Australia live in
Australia for up to two years. Parents need to be sponsored by their child who is an Australian citizen, an Australian permanent resident or an eligible New Zealand citizen settled in Australia.
This visa cannot be extended or renewed. However, after arriving in Australia, you have two years to apply for a Contributory Parent visa (subclass 143). This is one way of spreading the costs of migrating via the Contributory Parent pathway over a few years.
Contributory Parent visa (subclass 143)
The Contributory Parent visa (subclass 143) gives parents permanent residency in Australia. You can apply for this visa after you have been granted a Contributory Parent (Temporary) visa (subclass 173) or you can apply for it straight away.
There are more places available for this visa and the processing time is usually faster than alternatives. However, the upfront visa application charge is high compared to other Australian visas. Some visa applicants find it easier to apply for the permanent subclass 143 after they have been granted the temporary subclass 173 visa first.
As with the temporary version of this visa, you need to be sponsored by a child who is an Australian citizen, an Australian permanent resident or an eligible New Zealand citizen settled in Australia.
Parent visa (subclass 103)
The Parent visa (subclass 103) lets parents live permanently in Australia if they have a child who is an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen who is settled in Australia.
Although there is a long waiting list for this visa, some parents still find it worth while applying for this visa. Get in touch with us to find out why.
You can apply for the subclass 103 visa inside or outside of Australia. If you want to apply for this visa while you are in Australia, you’ll need to check that your temporary visa allows you to apply for another visa while you are in Australia.