Including Dependents On Your Visa Application
The Australian Government has introduced far reaching changes to the definition of Member of the Family Unit (MoFU) for the purpose of most visa applications. There are now significant limitations on the class of persons that can be considered part of MoFU and hence be included in a visa application.
Character Assessment of Australian Sponsors of Partner Visa Applications
From 18 November 2016, Australian citizen and permanent resident Sponsors of Partner Visa and Prospective Marriage Visa applications (“a partner visa”), are subject to character testing. In line with current Australian Government strategies to reduce family violence in the Australian community, the new provisions have been introduced to prevent Australians who have committed a relevant offence from being able to sponsor someone for a partner visa.

Family Visas

Family migration accommodates individuals who want to join their Australian family members in Australia. They include

  • Children
  • Parents
  • Other family members 

This section deals with all Family Migration except Partner Migration

In all cases the visa applicant must be sponsored by an eligible sponsor.

We have assisted with all types of applications under the family stream category.

How we are able to assist:

  • Determining your eligibility for one of the above visa subclasses
  • Preparing your application and any submissions wherever you are located and wherever the application may need to be lodged
  • Assisting you to prepare and obtain any evidence required by the Immigration Department in support of your application
  • Providing assistance and advice on how to make an application from outside Australia

 Contact Visa Lawyers Australia for assistance

More details on the requirements and key criteria for the Family Visa subclasses


Updated 17 September 2010.