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.

Direct Permanent Residency: the Business Talent (Residence) visa

This visa (subclass 132) leads directly to permanent residency. It is available to people who can demonstrate a highly successful business career over a long period of time. It requires sponsorship by a State or Territory government. 

More details on the requirements for the business talent (residence) visa.


Updated 17 September 2010.