Family visas

As an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or an eligible New Zealand citizen, you may be able to sponsor your family to live in Australia.

Partner category visa options

If you wish to bring your partner to Australia, there are different types of partner visas available.

Family members

Information about capping and queuing of family visas, processing priority changes, and children who are born to permanent residents of Australia.

Child and adoption visa options

If you wish to bring your child to Australia, there are different types of visa options available

Relative visa options

If you wish to bring an older relative who is dependent on you or have a relative outside Australia whose only near relatives are living in Australia​

Parent category visa options

If you wish to bring your parents to Australia, there are different types of parent visas available.

Carer visa options

If you or your family member has a long-term or permanent medical condition, there are visa options available u​nder the carer visa category.

Source: Department of Immigration and Border Protection- Australia (2017)

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