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Other Family Visa Sponsorship to Australia

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Family members who wish to migrate to Australia under one of the visa categories outlined below must have sponsorship from a relative in Australia to be eligible. The sponsor must be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen.

The term 'relative' in all of the below categories refers to:

Aged Dependent Relative Category

Those who can apply under the Aged Dependent Relative category are aged persons who are single, widowed or divorced and who are financially dependent on a relative who lives in Australia.

Remaining Relative Category

Those who can apply under the Remaining Relative category are people who are the brother, sister or child (or step relative to the same degree) of a person in Australia who, if they did not migrate to Australia, would otherwise be left on their own overseas.

Carer Category

Those who can apply under the Carer category are people who are willing and able to give substantial, continual assistance to an Australian relative (or a member of their family) who has a medical condition that is causing physical, intellectual or sensory impairment of their ability to attend to the practical aspects of daily life.