There are a number of family visa options in Australia. MSM Legal assists with all of them.

Partner visas are designed for those who are living in a committed, ongoing and genuine marital or de facto relationship, with an Australian citizen or permanent resident (or eligible NZ citizen). This includes same-sex relationships.  Some jurisdictions in Australia, including South Australia, now allow for registration of same-sex de facto relationships.

Prospective Marriage visas, sometimes known as ‘Fiancé visas’, are for those who are not yet married, but intend to marry and live in a genuine marital relationship.

Child visas are available for children under the age of 18 years, or dependent children over 18 years (in some circumstances).

Parent visas, as the name says, are for parents. There are a range of options to be considered, depending on finances, time-frames, family-make up, the age of your parents etc. We can advise you on which option is best for your circumstances.

Other family migration visas include Orphan Relative, Remaining Relative and the Carer visa.

In all cases, a family migration visa needs sponsorship from an eligible Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen. For example, a Partner visa application is sponsored by the spouse/partner of the visa applicant, or a Parent visa is sponsored by a child.

At MSM Legal, our team of lawyers we can also assist you with other areas which can be crucial to the success of your application. 

There are various documents that govern our family lives now, and they may be relevant for your visa application, such as:

  • Family trust arrangements
  • Wills
  • Family business arrangements
  • Superannuation arrangements.

Our commercial lawyers can provide guidance on this wide range of other documentation, which can all be relevant to your visa application.

Our Wills and Estates lawyers can also provide further documentation that may be required for some visas.  Partner visas, for example, can be assisted by having Wills recognising the relationship between applicants and sponsors.

There are many ways MSM Legal can assist you to make your application stronger – let us know how we can help you.