Department of Immigration and Citizenship Australia (DIAC) is concerned about dealing issues related to family visa, an important type of visa that offers an opportunity to reunite the familiar members of those living in Australia and enjoying the right of permanent citizenship.
The intending applicants seek to meet their family members living in the land of Kangaroos get several visa options to apply, for spouse, partner, parents and more. In other words, if you are a close relative of an individual enjoys Australian permanent residence status or an eligible citizen of New Zealand, can easily migrate to Australia, by applying under this category.
It is quite possible that you may face difficulty while choosing the most appropriate visa option to apply. In this case, it will be a better idea to hire a visa expert who will not only inform you about the right visa option, also assists you throughout the visa application task.
Here are some important categories under the Australian Family Visa Stream
Partner Category: It comes as the most suitable category for married couples, engaged couples and de facto couples.
Parent Category: As the name suggests, it is the most important category for those applicants whose children live in Australia and got permanent citizenship status or an eligible citizenship of New Zealand.
Child Category: It applies to those who are dependents or an adopted child of an Australia citizen or an eligible citizen of New Zealand. This category consists of different child visa options.
Other category: Even if you don’t have any above relationship with an Australia permanent resident, still you can migrate to Australia by applying under this category. You can again approach a visa professional for getting some more details about process and the visa option. It, however, mainly applies to those of old-aged dependents, caregivers and others.
Split Family Provision (Humanitarian Program) : Those who obtain permanent humanitarian visa can easily apply to enter the Australian territory through the offshore Humanitarian Program.
The aspirants are supposed to fulfill two main requirements, first they must declare about their immediate family members (spouse, child, parents or others) are before granting of their visa. Subsequently, their applications must be made within 5 years from the due date of visa-issuance.