Family Migration Visa
If you have a family or relative living in Australia, they may be able to sponsor you for a migration visa or permanent residence under these Family Sponsorship Visa’s sub-classes:
If you are married to, intend to marry or living in a de-facto relationship with an Australian citizen that is a permanent resident in Australia, your partner may sponsor you for permanent residence visa in Australia.
If applying for a de-facto visa, Australian immigration will have to probe deeper into the account of your relationship with your partner, but as long as you’re not telling lies, it should be ok. The requirement is that you and your boyfriend/girlfriend have lived together in a de-facto relationship for at least 12 months before making your visa application. You must also show that you are in a genuine and continuing relationship, and there is mutual commitment between you both.
If your partner is travelling to Australia to marry you, but you are not married at the moment, then you need to apply for the FiancÃ© (Prospective Marriage Partner) visa. If you are in a same sex relationship (gay marriage), or in a relationship that is domestic but not intimate, then you should find out more about the Interdependent Partner Migration visa.
Skilled Australian Sponsored Visas
If you have relatives living in Australia, this will enhance the chances of qualifying for skilled migration. Applicants must be under 45 years old, and has to be a manager, professional, associate professional or tradesperson to qualify.
This enables parents with children who are Australian citizens or permanent residents to be sponsored for migration to Australia. This visa applies while the parent is in Australia. Eligibility depends on how many children the applicant has, and how many of them are living permanently in Australia.
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Migration Visa Additional Requirements
Important Information about Receiving Immigration Assistance © immi.gov.au
In Australia, only people registered as migration agents can give immigration assistance to people who want to enter or stay in Australia.
It is a criminal offence for an unregistered person to provide immigration assistance or to advertise migration services. Penalties include fines and imprisonment.
If you choose to use the services of a migration agent make sure they are registered by visiting www.mara.com.au or phoning 1300 22 62 72.
What are the dangers of using an unregistered person?
Unregistered people could:
What are the benefits of using a registered migration agent?
Registered migration agents are required to:
Reporting unregistered people
If you make a report about an unregistered person, this will not affect your visa application in any way. Any information will be treated in confidence.
You can make a report by phoning the department free of charge on 1800 009 623