Migrate to Australia

These visas enable partners, parents, children and other family members to migrate to Australia, sponsored by Australian citizens, permanent residents, and eligible New Zealand citizens.

Parent visas: Every year only a limited number of these visas are issued by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. As such, the wait is long and applicants may have to wait for years to be granted a visa.

Parent visa holders may work in Australia, and may be eligible for permanent residence subject to application.


Child visa: The sponsor for a child visa must be a parent who is an Australia citizen, permanent resident, or a qualified New Zealand citizen. An offshore applicant can apply for a child visa, adoption visa, or orphaned relative visa.