Partner migration is migration to Australia as the spouse, prospective spouse (fiancé(e)) or interdependent partner of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen.
- Spouse visa-Those who can apply under the Spouse category are people who are married or in a de facto relationship with their sponsor. The sponsor must be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen. (If applying on the basis of a de facto relationship, you should have been in the relationship for at least 12 months at the time you apply).
- Prospective Marriage (Fiancé(e)) visa-Those who can apply under the prospective marriage (fiancé(e)) category must be outside Australia, be engaged to their sponsor, and plan to marry. The sponsor must be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen.
- Interdependency visa-Interdependent relationships include, but are not restricted to, same-sex couples. Those who can apply under the interdependent partner category must be at least 18 years old and in an interdependent relationship with their sponsor. The sponsor must be at least 18 years old and be 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.
- The Child category is for the natural child, adopted child or stepchild of a sponsor. The sponsor must be an Australian citizen, holder of a permanent visa or eligible New Zealand citizen.Where a child is overseas and was adopted after the sponsor became a permanent resident, they should apply under the Adopted Child category.
- Note that a child can only be granted a permanent Child visa on the basis of a step relationship in circumstances where:the child’s natural or adopted parent is an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen, or;the parent is no longer a spouse of the step parent and that step parent has been granted legal responsibility for the child by a court.
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 Zealand citizen.
- Parents of Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents or eligible New Zealand citizens may apply for migration to Australia in either the parent or contributory parent category.
There are two visa subclasses in the parent category.
1. For parents residing outside Australia;-Subclass 103 Parent (Migrant) visa
2. For parents residing in Australia;-Subclass 804 Aged Parent (Residence) visa
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.
- Aged Dependent Relative-Those who can apply under the aged dependent relative category are people who are single, widowed or divorced aged person and who are financially dependent on a relative* who lives in Australia.You must be sponsored by your relative in Australia who must be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen
- Remaining Relative-Those who can apply under the remaining relative category are people who are the brother, sister or child (or step relative to the same degree) of a person in Australia, who, if they did not migrate to Australia would otherwise be left on their own overseas.You must be sponsored by your relative in Australia, who must be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen.
- Carer-Those who can apply under the carer category are people who are willing and able to give substantial, continual assistance to an Australian relative (or a member of their family) who has a medical condition that is causing physical, intellectual or sensory impairment of their ability to attend to the practical aspects of daily life.You must be sponsored by your relative in Australia, who must be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen
Relative includes child, parent, brother, sister, grandparent, grandchild, aunt, uncle, niece or nephew (or step relative of the same degree).
If you think you are eligible and interested under any of the above category and want to you’re your family in australia please send your details to SK Migration for detailed professional assessment or fill in online assessment form to help you migrate as a family member of your australian relative.
If you wish to come to Australia as a tourist during your holiday, or to visit your relatives in Australia, you should make an application for a visit/tourist (short stay or long stay) visa. Such a visa holder is not allowed to work in Australia, but may study short courses if the visa condition permits that. This visa allows you to stay 3 to 12 months depending on the visa granted and its conditions.
Business Travel Visas
If you are a business person who wish to attend some business meetings, conferences, seminars or wants to explore business activity in Australia or you visits Australia regularly due to business needs, you should make an application for business (short stay or long stay) visa which can be a multiple entry visa. This visa will allow you to conduct business activities in Australia, as long as you don’t take up a full-time employment with an Australian company.
ETA- Electronic Travel Autohrity
ETA is Electronic Travel Authotiy and it is equivalent to a visa, but there is no stamp or label in your passport and there is no need for you to visit an Australian diplomatic office to submit an application. Applications for ETAs can be submitted through travel agents or airlines or DIMIA website.
ETA is a online facility and it is issued electronically by a computer system operated for the Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs (DIMIA) of Australia.The Internet ETA is currently available for:
- Tourists: multiple visits with a maximum stay of three months per visit, and
- Short Stay Business travellers: multiple business visits with a maximum stay of three months per visit.
Eligibility for ETA
You are only eligible to apply for an ETA while you are outside of Australia. To apply for ETA, you must hold one of the listed ETA-eligible passports. If you do not meet these criteria, then you should contact your nearest Australian visa office for further options.
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If your country of nationality is not listed, you can still apply for a Tourist or Business Visitor’s Visa by application to an Australian Embassy or Consulate.
If you require further details about any of the above mentioned visa category please contact us and we can assist you further for the relevant application.