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Bringing a partner or family

​You might want to bring your partner or family over to join you temporarily or permanently in Australia.

How you do this will depend on whether you are a visa holder or not, and if you are visa holder, which visa you have.

Australian citizens bringing family

  1. Identify if it is going to be temporarily or permanently
  2. You can then find a visa that allows them to do what they want to do when they are here, using the visa finder

Visa holders bringing family

  1. Identify if it is going to be temporarily or permanently
  2. Check if your visa allows subsequent entrant and that you have previously declared the members of your family
  3. Use the visa finder to find the options

Returning Australian bringing overseas-born family

  1. For your children to get an Australian passport you will need to apply for Australian citizenship by descent otherwise they will need a visa to come to Australia.
  2. Your partner or other family, will need a visa.
  3. Apply for visas that suit your immediate intentions
  4. Apply for visas that suit your long-term intentions