Australian citizens, permanent residents and eligible New Zealand citizens are able to sponsor certain family members to join them in Australia. The laws around sponsoring family are complicated and often subjective, as in the case of partner visa applications where the Department of Immigration and Border Protection must be satisfied that an applicant’s and sponsor’s relationship is ‘genuine and continuing’ in order for a visa to be granted.
It is essential to obtain clear and correct advice about whether your family member is likely to qualify for a visa, the necessary evidence that must be provided in support of any familial relationship and what is involved in the visa application process in order to avoid lengthy delays in the processing of an application or negative outcomes.
Our expert team of immigration lawyers specialise in the following types of family visas:
- Prospective Marriage visas (for fiancés/fiancées);
- Partner visas (for married, de facto and same-sex relationships);
- Parent visas (temporary and permanent);
- Contributory Aged Parent visas;
- Child visas;
- Remaining Relative visas;
- Age Dependant Relative visas;
- Adoption visas;
- Orphan Relative visas;
- Carer visas;
- Visitor visas – Sponsored Family Stream; and
- New Zealand Family Relationship visas.