Short Name: DPD
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The following visa categories have been closed and the information available is only for those who have already applied or are holding the visa.
1. Carer Visa (subclass 836 and 116): This two subclass visa has been permanently closed to new applications on 2 June 2014. No further applications for this visa are available to be made.
2. Remaining Relative Visa (subclass 835 and 115): This two subclass visa has been permanently closed to new applications on 2 June 2014. No further applications for this visa are available to be made.
3. Aged Dependent Relative Visa (subclass 114 and 838): This two subclass visa has been permanently closed to new applications on 2 June 2014. No further applications for this visa are available to be made.
4. Parent Visa (subclass 103): This visa was permanently closed to new applications on 2 June 2014. No further applications for this visa can be made.
5. Aged Parent Visa (subclass 804): This visa was permanently closed to new applications on 2 June 2014. No further applications for this visa can be made.
Family sponsored migration is the second largest migration stream of Australian Visa Programs. You can easily migrate to Australia as a permanent or temporary resident, provided you have either a relative or a partner in Australia who is an Australian citizen, an Australian permanent resident or an eligible New Zealand citizen. Unlike skilled migration, there is no need for the applicant to meet the point test. Age is also not a criterion in most of the cases. All that the applicant needs to have is an eligible sponsor who can sponsor them for Australian migration.
Different categories of visa options that are available for a sponsor to bring his/her dependents to Australia include:
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This visa is for partners of an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen, who intend to enter Australia either through marriage or de facto relationship with their partners. This visa is processed in two stages The applicant will be initially granted a temporary visa till the decision on permanent visa is made and the applicant will be allowed to eventually apply for permanent visa if he/she continues to meet with the visa requirements. The basic requirement is to obtain a sponsorship from an eligible sponsor.
The applicant will be granted a direct permanent visa in certain circumstances where the applicant can either demonstrate that he/she has been married or in de facto relationship with his/her partner for a duration of 5 years before the application is lodged or his/her relation has been in existence for two years before the application was lodged and there are children born out of their relationship.
Apart from the basic requirements the applicants should also meet with the following specific requirements to qualify for this visa
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This visa is for people who wish to enter the country to marry their intended partner who is an Australian citizen, permanent resident or an eligible New Zealand citizen, within 9 months of their entry into the country. The applicant has to enter the country at least once before he/she gets married to the intended partner. Once a Fiancé visa is granted the applicant can eventually apply for partner visa which further paves way to a permanent resident visa of Australia.
Parent visa options are for the people who intend to migrate to Australia and live with their children who are Australian citizens, permanent residents or eligible New Zealand citizens.
These visas are broadly classified into two groups
The parent migration program is designed by the Australian government with the aim to reunite family members living in different countries. This is a permanent visa option available for parents sponsored by their children settled in Australia. The applicant should have a commitment to provide an Assurance of Support. The Capping of parent visas by the Australian Government results in longer waiting periods.
The two subclasses available under parent category are:
a) Working Age Parent (Subclass 103) Visa:This visa is for people outside Australia who are not old enough to be granted an Australian age pension and who meet the balance of family tests
b) Aged Parent (Subclass 804) Visa:This visa is for the people in Australia who are old enough to be granted an Australian aged pension plan and who meet the balance of the family test. The age of the applicant should be above 65 years in case of males and above 63 years in case of females.
Contributory parent visa
This category was introduced by the Australian government to reduce the delay in migration in parent category. These visas are for parents who have children settled in Australia and are solely dependent on their children for their financial support. Contributory parent visa has the option of either one or two pathway to permanent residency. Initially, the applicant will be granted a temporary visa for a period of 2 years and later the applicant can apply for a permanent contributory parent visa. The requirements of both the parent visa and contributory parent visa are the same. The only difference is that the parents have to make a higher contribution to their future health and welfare costs.
The basic requirements for both the visa categories are the same viz
As a part of the family immigration program, the Australian government has introduced child visas which help the children of people established in Australia to migrate to Australia and live there indefinitely. Basic requirement of this visa is to be sponsored by their parents who are Australian citizens or permanent residents or eligible New Zealand Citizens.
Different categories of child visas include
a) Child (permanent) (Subclass 101)
This visa entitles the children to stay permanently in Australia provided the parents of the child are established citizens of Australia. The basic requirement of this visa is to get a sponsorship by a parent. Step children can be added under child visa category provided the age of the applicant is below 18 years and the sponsoring parent is no longer a partner of the child’s parent but has a legal responsibility to care for the child.
b) Orphan Relative (permanent) (subclass 117)
This is a permanent visa offered for an overseas child who is below the age of 18 years and whose parents are permanently deceased or whose whereabouts are not known.
c) Adopted (permanent) (Subclass 102)
This is a permanent visa offered for children from overseas who have been adopted, or are about to be adopted by an Australian citizen, permanent resident, and eligible New Zealand citizens. Corresponding State or Territory Adoption Authority (STAA) must be involved in managing the adoption process with the overseas country where the child is living. The applicant should stay out of Australia whilst applying for the visa.
d) Dependent Child Visa
This is a temporary visa offered for children whose partners are holders of a temporary visa and is valid till the decision is made on the permanent visa of the partner.
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Other family visa options are offered to aged dependent relatives, remaining relatives and carers of Australian citizens, permanent residents and eligible New Zealand citizens, which entitles them to live permanently in Australia. The basic requirement of all these visa categories is to be sponsored by an eligible relative in Australia.
Other family visas include:
Spouse, partner and dependent children can be included in the application. The secondary applicants should meet the English language and health & character requirement.
Secondary applicants 18 years or over included in the application should provide evidence of having knowledge of at least functional English. Applicants who do not have functional English have to pay second instalment fee which entitles them to attend English tuition in Australia.
Health & character
All secondary applicants have to undergo health examination. Applicants over 16 years are required to provide police certificates for each country they have lived in for 12 months or more over the last ten (10) years.
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