Familie Visa

Child and adoption visa options

If you wish to bring your child to Australia, there are different types of visa options available.

Relative visa options

If you wish to bring an older relative who is dependent on you or have a relative outside Australia whose only near relatives are living in Australia​.

If you wish to bring someone outside Australia whose only near relatives are living in Australia to live in Australia as a permanent resident

Carer visa options

If you or your family member has a long-term or permanent medical condition, there are visa options available  under the carer visa category.

Partner category visa options

If you wish to bring your partner to Australia, there are different types of partner visas available.

You may be eligible for a partner category visa if you are:

  • Spouse of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen, or
  • Fiancé of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen, or
  • De facto partner (including same-sex relationships) with an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen.

 

Parent category visas

You might be eligible to apply for a parent category visa if:

  • you have a child who is an Australian citizen, an Australian permanent resident, or an eligible New Zealand citizen
  • your child has been living in Australia lawfully for at least 2 years before you lodge your visa application
  • you have a sponsor
  • you meet the Balance of family test criteria
  • you meet health and character requirements.