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Partner and Family Migration Overview

Partner and Family Migration Visas

The family stream of Australia's Migration Program enables close family members such as partners, fiancés and children to travel to Australia

 

Partner visas

You may be eligible for a partner category visa if you are a:

  • Spouse of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen, or
  • Fiancé of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen, or
  • De facto partner of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen.

Further information about partner visa options is available at:

Following the legalisation of same-sex marriage in Australia on 9 December 2017, applicants in a same-sex relationship can apply for a Partner visa (subclass 309/100) as their partner’s spouse if they are validly married. Applicants in a same-sex relationship can also apply for a Prospective Marriage visa (subclass 300) if they intend to marry their prospective spouse in Australia.

Applications for Partner and Prospective Marriage visas must be lodged online via ImmiAccount.

 

Child visas

The family stream of Australia's Migration Program enables the reunion of immediate family members, including dependent children, adopted children, stepchildren, and orphan relatives.

Further information about child visas is available at https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/about/corporate/information/fact-sheets/33child

 

New Zealand Citizen Family Relationship visa

A New Zealand Citizen Family Relationship (Temporary) visa (subclass 461) allows a non-New Zealand family member of a New Zealand citizen to live and work in Australia for up to five years.

Further information about the New Zealand Citizen Family Relationship visa is available at https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/trav/visa-1/461-

 

Applying for a visa through the Australian Embassy in Berlin

Information about applying for a visa through the Australian Embassy in Berlin is available at http://germany.embassy.gov.au/beln/partner_engl.html