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Family Migration Visas

Under the Family Stream, people are selected on the basis of their family relationship to their sponsor in Australia. Unlike the Skill Stream, there is no test for skills or English language ability. Applicants can apply for a range of family migration visas, including, but not limited to:

  • Partner category visas including partner (subclasses 820 and 801) visas for applicants in Australia, partner (subclasses 309 and 100) and Prospective Marriage (subclass 300) visas for applicants outside Australia. Interdependency visa subclasses, which were repealed on 1 July 2009 and no longer available to new applicants also fall under this category (people who previously applied for an interdependency visa can now apply for a partner visa). About 75 per cent of the Family Stream is comprised of partner category visas.
  • Child category visas including child (subclasses 101 and 802) visas, Dependent Child (subclass 445) visas, orphan relative (subclasses 117 and 837) visas and Adoption (subclass 102) visas. About 5 per cent of the Family Stream is comprised of child category visas.
  • Parent category visas including contributory parent (subclasses 173 and 143) visas for applicants outside Australia, contributory parent (subclasses 864 and 884) visas for applicants in Australia and parent (non-contributory) (subclasses 804 and 103) visas. About 16 per cent of the Family Stream is comprised of parent category visas.
  • Other family category visas including carer (subclasses 116 and 836) visas, remaining relative (subclasses 115 and 835) visas and aged dependent relative (subclasses 114 and 838) visas. About 4 per cent of the Family Stream is comprised of other family category visas.

If you are looking at being assessed for immigration, please contact us for further information.

Disclaimer

Australian Immigration Law and Policy is subject to constant change. While every effort is made to ensure information on this site is current and accurate, this cannot be guaranteed. The information is provided as general guidance only and no responsibility will be accepted for any adverse consequence which may arise from any action taken on the basis of material provided in this site, regardless as to any possible error or omission. It is recommended that any and all information be verified by a registered migration agent at INBIB or The Australian Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs.