Family and Partner Visa News

Stay informed about partner visas, including Spouse Visas, Prospective Marriage Visas, Contributory Parent Visas, and other Family Visas.
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About Family, Parent and Spouse Visas

The Australian Family and Spouse Visas, aim to reunite immediate and extended family members with their eligible Australian relatives and spouses.

To be sponsored under the Australian Family Migration stream, the close family relative or spouse must be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen and at least 18 years old.

Depending on the specific circumstances of the applicant, there are a number of temporary and permanent family visas offered.

This Is Australia will guide you through the various options and process, to ensure you are a successful applicant.

Other Family Visas

  • Child Visa (subclass 101/ 802)
  • Remaining Relative (subclass 835/115/) (Permanent)
  • Aged Dependant Relative (subclass 838/114) (Permanent)
  • Carer (Subclass 836/116) (Permanent)
  • New Zealand Citizenship Family Relationship Visa (subclass 461) (Temporary)

Types of Contributory Parent Visas

These Visas are made up of two main types, consisting of:

  • Contributory Parent Visas (temporary and permanent)
  • Contributory Aged Parent Visas (temporary and permanent)

Eligibility

To be eligible, you must be able to demonstrate one of the following:

  • At least half of your children are Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents or eligible New Zealand citizens who are usually resident in Australia;

or

  • You have more children living in Australia as Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents or eligible New Zealand citizens than in any other country.

Entitlements of Contributory Parent Visa

This is a permanent residence visa. It lets you and any family members who have also been granted this visa to:

  • Stay in Australia indefinitely;
  • Work and study in Australia;
  • Enrol in Medicare, Australia’s scheme for health-related care and expenses;
  • Apply for Australian citizenship (if you are eligible);
  • Sponsor eligible relatives for permanent residence;

Family and Partner Application Charges

The process for applying for an Australian family and partner visa necessitates the payment of mandatory Government Visa Application Charges (VAC), with the fees varying according to the specific type of family and partner visa and the number of applicants involved.

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Spouse Visas

The Spouse Visa enables a married, de facto, or same-sex partner to be sponsored by their partner, who must be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen.

Our highly qualified migration agents will work with you and your partner’s specific situation to provide you with the right information and reduce stress.

Fiance or Prospective Marriage Visa

Are you looking to get married in Australia? The Prospective Marriage/ Fiancé Visa enables you to be granted a temporary visa so that you can marry your Australian partner.

It is also a pathway to applying for a Spouse Visa, while residing in Australia. Secure the required visa so you and your partner can be together in Australia.

Contributory Parent & Parent Visa

If your children are living in Australia, a Contributory Parent Visa and Parent Visa enables children to sponsor their parents to experience the lifestyle and benefits of living in Australia.

Depending on your circumstances, applicants can apply for an onshore or offshore visa.

Family and Partner Visa Reviews

I would highly recommend This is Australia. Ernie and Audrey were absolutely amazing from start to finish for my partners partner visa. They are both so knowledgeable and no question was a silly question. I felt extremely confident with them doing our visa. I could not recommend or talk more highly or them and This Is Australia. Thank you very much guys.
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kate smith
26/07/2023
HIGHLY RECOMMEND Thank you Ms. Jelyn Bolastig for assisting me until my student visa was approved. She is very accommodating, she made sure to communicate with me throughout the process and answer my questions. 100% legitimate and helpful highly recommended.
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Richard Caagbay
17/07/2023
My husband and I would rate TIA 'ten star' if we could. The service provided by Ernie, Sookyi and Audrey was exceptional. We were advised, guided, supported and encouraged by a team of skilled and professional people. People who really care. The granting of the Permanent Residency visa for my partner has changed our lives forever and we will always remember the TIA team who we worked with through the process. A BIG thank you from both of us.
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Garry Huggett
07/01/2023
Fantastic support from Martin and Tony about the application of my permanent resident visa. Since the beginning I’ve received great advice on what to do in regards my visa application. They took over my application from another agent and carried it on. My partner and I felt very confident in letting them process our application and today 02/12/22 our permanent residency came through. I highly recommend This is Australia.
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Laiza Moraes
02/12/2022
Sreylin Sun and Rowan Bunyard would like to sincerely thank the whole team at TIA (This Is Australia Migration Agency) for the successful application of Sreylin’s Offshore 309 Partner Visa. We feel TIA’s experience and knowledge base was the key to Sreylin obtaining a double grant. I also send a special thank you to Mike Beckett for his patience, understanding and timely manner in replying to my many emails, Mike’s guidance, dedication and professionalism is credit to our visa success. Without hesitation we highly recommend the TIA migration agency. Regards Sreylin & Rowan.
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Rowan Bunyard
10/08/2022
Excellent agency, my partner and I will be forever grateful for what they've done for us. We both have PR now thanks to them. It would not have been possible without TIA's team of dedicated, detail-oriented people. Their communication is spot on too, we felt their kind support through our entire visa journey and it made all the difference. Thank you so much guys.
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jorge vargas
03/06/2022
I can't thank the team of This Is Australia enough for helping me getting my PR after my original immigration lawyer Sharon Harris left me in a horrible position of having to go through an appeal. I changed to This is Australia to take over my case and Ernie and his team were nothing but amazing, professional and caring for half the cost that I was used to paying with Sharon Harris. We won the appeal, got my partner on my visa and we both got our PR granted!! Thank you so much for your exceptional work and I can't recommend This Is Australia highly enough for everyone who needs support with their visas!
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Maria Tsirlina
08/03/2022
Very helpful., accomodating and always updated Martin Szilvassy thank you so much for all your help and also Mathew. Me and my partner’s visa has now been granted this mean so much to me! you guys are amazing i will always recomend This is Australia to everyone!!! thank you guys so much!
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meng meng
29/10/2021
This Is Australia were the most friendly, approachful and helpful team that assisted us through our journey of my partner getting PR on a partner visa.Every step of the way, Sookyi and the team were there to answer every single question we had. They were efficient, and made what could have been a rather stressful time a really smooth ride. We are forever grateful for their service and time over this journey, and could not recommend them enough. If you are looking for a great team to assist you with working to get your visa, look no further than This Is Australia 😊😊
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Iain Sharp
23/10/2021

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