The Department of Home Affairs offers a variety of visa subclasses subject to different criteria, which are made available to family members of permanent residents, Australian citizens and eligible New Zealand citizens.
If you have family members (child, partner, parent, brother, sister, grandparent, aunt, grandchild, uncle, niece, nephew or step relative) in Australia and you want to immigrate there, you can apply for one of the few Australian Family visas, but your Australian relative (Australian citizen, eligible New Zealand citizen or permanent resident) must be your sponsor in all cases.
Apart being sponsored by a family member in Australia, the general requirement for most family visas are that you must meet the health and character criteria.
You are released from the usual required skills test for the Business and General skilled migrants and excessive knowledge of the English language.
Depending on the relation with your relative in Australia and the type of visa you wish to apply for you must lodge the appropriate supporting documents. Most Family visa applications can be lodged in or out of Australia.
Based on your current circumstances there are various types of permanent visas that you can apply for, including:
Which visa is right for you?
Contact us at the Point Migration Agency team office or submit a query online