Family Visas

Let us take care of the stressful side of bringing your loved one to Australia. Visas in this category include, but are not limited to:

 

  • Partner Visa – These visas are for people who are married, or in a de facto relationship, including same sex couples.  After two years, and provided you are still in the relationship and living together, you will be able to roll over to a permanent visa.  Partner visas are quite involved, and strong evidence of your relationship needs to be proven. Minor mistakes can make your application invalid, meaning a waste of your time and money. Don’t risk it – speak to us first.

  • Prospective Marriage Visa – If this is approved, you will be able to bring your fiancé to Australia for marriage nine months from the time of their arrival. Once you are married, you will then need to apply for a partner visa.

Child Visas

If you have a child born in Australia, your child will not automatically gain Australian citizenship – unless at least one parent is an Australian Citizen or permanent resident at the time of your child’s birth.  Children born outside of Australia, to permanent resident parents will need to apply for and be granted a permanent status visa to be able to enter and remain in Australia with their parents.

  • Orphan Relative Visas – This visa is for children under 18 years of age whose parents are unable to care for them. It allows the child to travel to and live permanently in Australia with an Australian relative.
    Please contact us if you are seeking to bring your orphan brothers and sisters to Australia to live with you.  We always find it very touching to be able to reunite families, and to see orphans being placed in the homes of their relatives in Australia.  Some of our clients, tell us that “their life is now complete” when they have had a successful application.

There are other categories of child visas within the Australian Immigration Law system as well.  Please contact us for further information in regards to your specific requirements.

Parent Visas

There are two parent category visas, depending on your circumstances – the parent category and the contributory parent category.  Your children must be settled Australian or New Zealand Citizens, or permanent residents of Australia before you can apply for the parent visa.  A limited number of parent visas are allocated each year, and the waiting time for a decision can be up to 15 years.

 

  • Contributory parent category – More places are allocated each year with this visa, with finalisation occurring within two years. Contributory parent category visas have a higher second instalment for each adult parent, a higher assurance of support or bond and a longer period for the bond to be held.  These costs are high because they make a contribution towards any future health and welfares costs – hence why they are call “contributory” parent visas.

  • Parent category – For those who have applied for the visa, there is a new category of tourist visa where your parents may be eligible for a multiple entry, five year tourist visa.  This was introduced to enable Grandparents to spend time with their grandchildren in Australia, as the parent queue is so long.

Please contact us or complete the free online assessment for a more detailed analysis of your specific needs.

Resisdent Return Visas

Only Australian citizens have an automatic right of entry to Australia.  If you hold a permanent visa you have the right to remain in Australia indefinitely, however if you choose to travel outside Australia, you must ensure you have authority to return.  Usually a permanent visa will allow the holder to travel into Australia for up to five years from the date of grant.

You don’t want to get stuck trying to come back into Australia after a great holiday.  Alternatively if you want to return to Australia after your current visa expires, you should apply for a visa before you leave Australia.  To make sure you don’t get stuck give us a call today.