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Capping and Queuing

Some visa classes within the Family Stream are subject to being capped and queued. These visas may have extensive waiting periods and this may affect your decision to apply for one of these visas.

Processing priority change for applicants sponsored by illegal maritime arrivals

Family stream visa applications sponsored by permanent visa holders who arrived in Australia as illegal maritime arrivals (IMAs) will now be given the lowest processing priority. This means their applications will not be processed for several years.

More Information About Family Members

Information about children who are born to permanent residents of Australia.