Types of Family Stream Visa
There are several types of family stream visas, which you can apply for based on your eligibility. The popular and most commonly used types of family visa are:
Parent (permanent) visa – subclass 103:
One of the most popular visa categories, this visa allows the parent of an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or an eligible New Zealand citizen to come and live in Australia permanently. Another advantage of this visa is that it has the lowest fees among all types of family visas. However, there is a cap on the number of such visas approved each year, and the processing time can vary based on the caps and queues.
Aged parent visa – subclass 804 :
Another popular permanent visa type, this visa gives the eligible applicant a chance to enroll in Australia’s health care system, Medicare. The applicants also pass the “balance of family” test, which means that more than half of their children should be living in Australia. The applicant must also have a valid “assurance of support” from their sponsor, which means they will not be dependent on the Australian government’s support until 2 years after they come to Australia.
It is a 2-year temporary visa that cannot be renewed to extend. It is processed much faster than other visas, and there is no requirement for “assurance of support” from the sponsor. The visa is comparatively expensive as the cost of medical coverage is included in the cost. You have the option to spread out the payment.
Contributory aged parent (temporary) visa – subclass 884:
This is a permanent visa category for parents of an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or an eligible New Zealand citizen. It is a contributory visa and hence more expensive than the subclass 103 visa. The processing time is much faster as two-thirds of the application process is processed in 33 months.
Contributory aged parent (permanent) visa – subclass 864:
This is again a contributory visa like subclass 884. However, the parent is eligible to enrol in Australia’s public health scheme, Medicare.
Child visa subclass 101 and 802:
This is a visa that can be applied by a child of an Australian citizen, permanent resident or an eligible New Zealand citizen living in Australia. They must be unmarried, not be engaged to be married, and not have a de facto partner. The child can be either below 18 years of age, between 18-25 but should be a student and entirely dependent on their parent, or above 18 and have a disability; they are dependent on their parent.
The most common relative visa are the remaining relative visa – subclass 115 & 835 and aged dependant relative visas – subclass 114 and 838. Your relative needs to be an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or an eligible New Zealand citizen to sponsor you for this category.
Family Visa Agents in Melbourne & Brisbane
There are several reasons for taking the services of a visa consultant or a family visa agent in Australia. The visa and immigration process of the country poses several challenges for an applicant. Despite nearly all the online information, it is still difficult for an applicant to read, understand, and follow every guideline and submit an error-free application.
As incomplete applications and missing documents are the primary reason for a visa decline, you should consult and take the help of an experienced visa or migration consultant. They have the required experience, skill, and knowledge to ensure that your application meets the requirement and the supporting evidence and documents are provided. Excel Migration is one of the most reputed and respected migration agencies in Australia.
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For a stress-free family visa application process, reach out to experts. Excel Migration is the visa and migration agency of choice for both onshore and offshore clients looking to apply for a family visa in any category or subclass. All our comprehensive visas and permanent residency assistance services are available at affordable prices. Call us on 0412 797 205 for a consultation on your family visa or permanent residency application.