Migrating as a Family Member
This page sets out a number of options for people
wanting to come to Australia to join their family permanently. Children, parents
and other family members may apply to join their Australian citizen or permanent
resident family members in Australia.
Partner migration is migration to Australia as the spouse, prospective spouse
(fiancÚ(e)) or interdependent partner of an Australian citizen, Australian
permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen.
Child migration is migration to Australia as the dependent child, orphan
relative or adopted child of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent
resident or eligible New Zealand citizen.
Parents may be able to migrate to Australia if they have a child in Australia
who is an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New
'Other Family' migration
Other provisions exist for aged dependent relatives, remaining relatives and
carers of Australian citizens, permanent residents of Australia and eligible New
Zealand citizens to apply for visas to come to Australia permanently.
'Other Family' Migration
Detailed migration requirements
The Partner Migration, Child Migration, Parent Migration
and Other Family Migration booklets contain detailed information about
migrating to Australia in each of these categories, and some general information
about living in Australia.
If you plan to make a migration application,
they are essential reading.
You can get a free copy from this website.
Booklet 1, Partner
Booklet 2, Child
Booklet 3, Parent
Booklet 4, Other
Subject to availability, a printed copy can be obtained
from a migration office in Australia or overseas, at a cost of AUD$10.
and Contact Details Index
Factors affecting family migration applications
Assurance of Support
Managing the Migration Program