Australian residents, Australian permanent residents and NZ residents can sponsor close family members for permanent residence or migration to Australia.
- Parents with at least half their children living permanently in Australia may be eligible for a parent visa which gives them permanent residence in Australia. Parents over a certain age may be eligible to apply for an onshore ‘aged parent’ visa which allows them to remain in Australia on a bridging visa during processing.
- Australian citizens and permanent residents can sponsor a child for migration to Australia. These visas include adoption and ophan relative visas.
- Australian citizens and permanent residents may be able to sponsor relatives if they have, or a member of their family has, a long term or permanent medical condition requiring care.
Remaining relative visas
- Australian citizens and permanent residents may be able to sponsor certain relatives if that relative has no near relatives living in their country.
Aged Dependent relative visa
- Australian citizens and permanent residents may be able to sponsor a relative if that relative is dependant on them and is of an age which entitles them to the aged pension in Australia.
You might also like to consider:
- If you are a skilled worker, then if you have relatives in Australia, they may be able to sponsor you for a general skilled visa. This would make it easier for you to meet the relevant pass mark for the application.
Please contact us if you would like advice about sponsoring family members.