There are several types of visa that allow family members to join close family (either permanent residents or Australian Citizens) residing in Australia,
There are two main types of Parent Visas. One is a Contributory Parent and the other is a Parent Visa. The cost of the contributory parent visa is substantially higher; however the processing time is a lot quicker, as the holder is effectively making a contribution towards their future health and welfare costs. The queue for a non contributory visa is approximately 15 years.
Both require the applicant to meet the Balance of Family Test. This means that at least 50% of your children live in Australia, or more children live lawfully in Australia than any other county. Lawfully means that they must be either an Australian Citizen or permanent resident (for more than 2 years) or eligible New Zealand citizen.
For further information on Parent Visas please click here to contact us for an initial assessment of your visa options.
Remaining Relative, Aged Dependent and Carer Visas
A remaining relative visa is available for people whose only near relative is an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen who has no other relatives.
An aged dependent is a single, aged relative who has been dependant for at least 3 years on an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen who lives in Australia.
A carer is someone who is willing to give continuing care to a family member who has a recognised medical condition preventing them from attending to their daily needs and this is likely to continue for at least 2 years. The family member is an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen who lives in Australia.
Several visa categories exist for children, orphan relatives and adoption, please enquire for details.
For further information on any Family Visas, please click here to contact us.