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There are a number of migration options for fiancés, partners, children and parents of Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents or eligible New Zealand citizens.

Partner category

Partners and fiancés of Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents or eligible New Zealand citizens may enter and/or to remain permanently in Australia. Partner category migration may apply to:

  • people intending to get married (fiancés)
  • married (de jure) partners
  • de facto partners (including those in a same-sex relationship).

Parent

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 and are able to contribute towards their future health and welfare costs.

Child

For dependent children, orphan relatives or adopted children of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen.

Repeal of Parent and Other Family visas

Certain Parent and Other Family visas were previously repealed and closed from 2 June 2014 until 25 September 2014. Applications are now accepted for these visas. If you lodged an application during the period when the visa was repealed then you need to lodge a new application.

New Zealand Citizen Family Relationship

For non-New Zealand citizens to travel to and live in Australia with a New Zealand citizen family member who is a special category visa holder.

Humanitarian Program – Split family provisions

For the immediate family members of people granted any permanent humanitarian visa (including Protection and Resolution of Status visas) in the last five years. Immediate family members declared at the time of application may be eligible for entry to Australia through the offshore Humanitarian Program.

Last reviewed Tuesday 28 October 2014