These are visas for applicants who qualify on the basis of their family relationship to a sponsor in Australia and they are essentially defacto or married couples, fiancés, interdependent partners, aged dependent relatives, orphan relatives, dependent child or children, and parents who meet the “balance of family test.” They are exempt from the skills test and English language ability that are normally required from other General and Business Skills migrants.
2. Defacto or Married or Interdependent Partner visa.
The applicant may choose to lodge his or her application onshore or offshore with the assistance of our Migration Experts in the eastern suburbs. To be eligible to apply for this visa, the applicant must: –
3. Fiancé Visa.
This is a Prospective Marriage Visa and the applicant must be offshore to lodge this visa. To be eligible to apply for this visa, the applicant must:-
4. Parents Visa
To be eligible to apply for this visa the applicant must: –
The applicant can lodge his or her application onshore if of the Australian pensionable age. Otherwise the application MUST be lodged offshore.
5. Temporary Sponsored Subclass 870 Parents Visa
With effect from 17 April 2019 the Australian Government announced the launch of the Temporary Sponsored Parent Subclass 870 visa. The applicant for this visa does not have to meet the balance of family test or post any sponsorship bond. There are two streams of the visa, namely the three-year validity visa and the five-year validity visa. The salient features of this visa are as follows:-
The downside of this visa is that the applicant will not be allowed to treat this visa as a pathway to permanent residence to Australia. Therefore if an applicant, having resided in Australia cumulatively for 10 years, will not be able to apply for the Parent visa, the Aged Parent visa, the Contributory Parent visa, the Contributory Aged Parent visa or the Contributory Parent (Temporary) visa.
6. Dependent Child or Children Visa.
To be eligible for this visa, the child applicant must be:
7. Aged Dependent Relative visa
To be eligible for this visa, the applicant:
8. Orphan Relative Visa
To be eligible for this visa, the applicant must:-
If an applicant is able to meet all the requirements of any particular category of visa he/she intends to apply for, then he/she is invited to contact James Tan Immigration Consultants by completing the Assessment Form in this website for a proper assessment to determine whether an application should be lodged with the Department of Immigration & Border Protection. This assessment costs only $150.00 and is credited to the applicant’s fees payable if he/she proceeds to instruct our spouse visa lawyers in the eastern suburbs to proceed with an application. In all instances, lodgement fees (which can be quite substantial) once paid to the Australian Department of Immigration are non-refundable. Therefore the $150.00 assessment fee paid is money well spent.
9. Please note that the immigration information provided in this website is a guide only. You are advised to contact James Tan Immigration Consultants or the Department of Immigration & Border Protection for specific answers to any question affecting your case. For a prompt reply to any query in regards to your case, you are invited to submit your confidential completed Assessment Form to our spouse visa lawyers in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne for an accurate and quick assessment of your specific case.