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Including Dependents On Your Visa Application
The contents of this article are correct as at 19 November 2016.
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.
Generally speaking, applications that were lodged and not finalized before 19 November 2016, allow the main applicant to include the following family members in a visa application:
This definition allowed for certain extended families to remain together and transition to Australia as a family unit.
However, for applications submitted after 19 November 2016, new legislative provisions have been introduced that restrict the MoFU to the following persons:
In other words, for visa applications lodged after 19 November 2016, the following family members can no longer be included in a visa application:
Exceptions will apply to dependent applicants who:
If you are interested in applying for a visa and including your dependents in the application, please click this link to contact Visa Lawyers Australia.