The team at the Migration Agency have been nothing short of amazing. Friendly, fast and concise with all the options and processes associated with sponsoring and employing international staff.
Head of People & Culture
We are very thankful for your work and especially your commitment to our application! It is amazing what we have accomplished in a such a small period of time. We feel very lucky to find you and will certainly recommend your work.
Bruno & Luisa
At TMA, we understand deeply that our communities are enriched with the diversity arising from immigration achieved through securing visas for family and partners.
Driven by the belief that people are the heart of our business, we work with our clients to bring them closer to the people they love with advice and support on Australian visas for family and partners. With every TMA immigration business partner enriched by their own immigration experience, we’re with you every step of your journey.
Under the conditions of the Partner visa application process, there are generally two discrete stages.
Temporary Partner visa (subclass 820) is usually granted first, allowing you/your partner to remain in Australia until the permanent Partner visa (subclass 801) is processed. For long term relationships (more than three years or two years with children), Stage 1 may be bypassed directly to stage 2 and apply directly for the 801 visa.
Once the permanent Partner visa (subclass 801) is approved, applicants can remain in Australia permanently.
The Partner visa application process is lengthy and can incur significant costs. We understand the substantial financial and personal investment in our clients' future life together and truly believe it’s one worth protecting by engaging an expert to take care of the legalities.Working on a fixed fee schedule, The Migration Agency can support you and your partner through this process, starting with clear advice about your options when applying for a visa for your fiance, partner or spouse.
Are you looking to reunite with your parents or relatives in Australia? Many people who have been through their own immigration and permanent residency process understand the significant journey this is. This often leads them to look to bring their parents and other family members to Australia.
The Migration Agency works with each individual to understand their requirements. We’ll work with you to develop a strategy for your parents or family member’s migration journey. For some clients this will include securing a visa for entry and onshore application (if possible) or lodging the application from overseas.
Parents of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen may be able to migrate to Australia. Criteria which must be satisfied for a visa to be granted in the Parent category include:
Having a child who is settled in Australia and is an Australian citizen
Permanent resident or eligible NZ citizen
Passing the ‘balance of family’ test
Satisfying certain public interest criteria relating to health and character.
Applicants have two options available to them. The temporary Contributory Parent visas allow parents to live in Australia for up to two years. It is also possible to apply separately for a permanent Contributory Parent visa allowing parents to stay in Australia permanently.
What are the issues with a Parent visa?
These visas are characterised by a substantial application fee to cover medical expenses. Total costs for the permanent Parent visa exceed $40,000 per parent, while the temporary visa cost is less by about half. Parent visa processing time can take up to 18 months.
Generally, a Parent visa must be applied for outside Australia. However, it is possible to apply for an aged parent visa from within Australia. Under these circumstances, at least one of the applicants must be aged 65 or over. If the application is lodged in Australia, the applicants are permitted to remain in Australia on bridging visas while their Parent visa applications are processed.
Before commencing any application for a parent visa, our approach will review your individual situation and provide guidance relating to your migration journey. In our assessment, we will consider all options for addressing your Parent visa application. With the combination of tight constraints of the Australian Migration Program, processing times, and wait time before visa grant consideration, we will advise you as to the likelihood of success before commencing the application.