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To be eligible for the Innovator Visa, you must show that your business idea or business is practical, unique and has potential for growth. This is done by getting it assessed and then backed by an authorized organization. A well-crafted business plan will be helpful for anyone evaluating your proposal. The list of authorized organizations is available on the website.



The Subclass 309 visa allows an Australia permanent resident, or citizens are eligible New Zealand citizen to temporarily reside in Australia with their spouse or de facto partner. This visa serves as a stepping stone towards obtaining a permanent Partner Visa (Subclass 100). The applicant must be in a genuine relationship with their partner in Australia when applying for the visa and must be outside of Australia during the application process. This is a temporary visa, which can lead to a permanent visa later on.

The Subclass 309 visa holder can:

Travel to and from Australia as many times as needed

With the Subclass 309 visa, you can take as many hours of English classes as needed to reach vocational level, even if you have already completed 510 hours. You also have access to Australia's public healthcare program, Medicare. Additionally, your dependents, including children, can be included in the application, given they pass the required health and character assessments.

Duration of stay:

The Subclass 309 visa allows for temporary stay in Australia as a partner or spouse of an Australian citizen or permanent resident, or a qualified New Zealand citizen. The length of stay typically ranges from 15 to 24 months, and a decision on the permanent Partner (Migrant) visa (subclass 100) will determine further stay or if the application is withdrawn.


To be eligible for the Subclass 309 Partner visa, you and your partner must have a genuine relationship. This is a temporary visa that must be applied for from outside Australia and is a step towards the permanent Subclass 100 Partner (Migrant) visa.

The processing time for this visa is uncertain and depends on various factors such as completing the application form correctly, providing prompt responses to queries, and verifying the information provided. The expected duration of stay is typically between 15 to 24 months.

Processing timelines: 25% of applications: 5 months / 50% of applications: 9 months / 75% of applications: 18 months/ 90% of applications: 29 months


To bring your family to Australia while studying, you can either include them in your initial student visa application or apply for their visas once you have begun your studies. Eligible family members include spouses, partners, and children under 18 who are unmarried.

If including them in your initial application, their details must be included in Form 157A, and the main student visa holder must have at least 12 months of validity and enough funds and insurance to cover all expenses for that period.

If applying after starting studies, the required documents must be submitted.

  •          Form 919, Nomination of student dependents
  •          Form 157A, Application for a student visa

A letter from one of your teachers stating:

  •          Name of your course
  •          Length of the course and your expected completion date
  •          If you are satisfying all the course requirements;
  •          Proof that you can financially support your dependent family members
  •          Proof of family ties such as marriage certificate or birth certificate
  •          Proof of school enrolment of school-aged children
  •          Proof of health insurance for dependents


The Post Study Work visa holder must show proof of employment and necessary funds along with other documents like relationship proof and Police Clearance Certificate (PCC).


In Australia, there are multiple options for individuals to bring their children to the country. To be eligible, the parent must either be an Australian citizen or have permanent residency. If a child is born in Australia to a parent with Australian citizenship or permanent residency, the child automatically becomes an Australian citizen. The Dependent Child Visa in Australia has four different subclasses, including Visa 101, 102, 802, and 445.

Your child will be eligible for a dependent visa, under the following conditions:

  •          You are an Australian citizen
  •          You hold a permanent resident visa for Australia
  •          You are a citizen of New Zealand

Benefits of the Australia Child Visa

  •          The child can travel indefinitely to Australia
  •          The child earns the right to study and complete his education in Australia
  •          The child is eligible for an Australian citizenship


To bring your child to Australia, they must qualify for one of the dependent child visa categories. The parent must be either an Australian citizen, a permanent resident of Australia, or a citizen of New Zealand.

The Dependent Child Visa has several subclasses, including Child Visa 101, Child Visa 102, Child Visa 802, and Child Visa 445.

The benefits of an Australia Child Visa include the right to reside in the country indefinitely, access to education and the eligibility for Australian citizenship. Child Visa 101 is available to children with one or both biological parents residing in Australia.


Subclass 491 visa is a provisional visa for skilled workers who want to live and work in a regional area of Australia.

Eligibility conditions for the Subclass 491 visa:

The applicant must be nominated to apply by a state or territory government or be sponsored by an eligible relative

Have an occupation in the relevant skilled occupation list

Must have the skills assessment for the occupation

Get an invitation to apply

Applicant must score the required points (65 points)

Have the required English proficiency level

Meet the health requirements

Meet the character requirements

Be under 45 years of age

With this visa you can:

Stay in Australia for 5 years

The Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa allows you to live, work and study in a designated area of Australia, and travel in and out of the country while the visa is valid. After 3 years, you may apply for permanent residency.

To apply for this visa, you must follow these steps:

  •          Submit an expression of interest (EOI) through SkillSelect to indicate your interest in the visa.
  •          Gather the necessary supporting documents for your EOI.
  •          Once you receive an invitation, apply for the visa online. This can be done either in or outside of Australia and must be done within 60 days of receiving the invitation.
  •          Wait for the authorities to acknowledge receipt of your visa application.
  •          Wait for the outcome of your visa application, which can be received while in or outside of Australia, but not in immigration clearance.


The Australia Parent Visa category has three sub-categories, which include:

Sponsored by Child: In this category, you must have a sponsor who is your child and is a citizen or permanent resident of Australia.

With this visa, you can:

  •         Live, work, and stay in Australia as a permanent resident.
  •          Help your qualifying family members come to Australia by sponsoring them.
  •          Apply for citizenship.
  •          Access the country's subsidized healthcare plans through Medicare.
  •          Receive some social security benefits.


The Sponsored Parent (Temporary) Visa (Subclass 870) was introduced in 2003 to make it easier for parents to migrate to Australia. However, the visa application fee is higher for this visa and applicants must provide an Assurance of Support and a bond. This visa grants the holder the ability to live in Australia indefinitely, access the country's public health care system, sponsor a relative's visit, be eligible for citizenship, and travel to and from Australia for five years from the date of grant.

Parent visas are a category of visas that allow parents to stay in Australia on a temporary basis for three or five years. Those holding this visa can apply for additional visas to extend their stay up to ten years but they cannot work while they are in Australia. To be eligible for a parent visa, the applicant's child must be an Australian citizen, permanent resident or an eligible New Zealand citizen. The child must have lived in Australia legally for at least two years. The applicant must have a sponsor and pass the balance of family test. They must also be in good health and of good character.

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