Partner visas are included in the Family visa category and account for the majority of visa granted in this category. The visas allow the married spouses …
Two-year Australian study requirement
It is possible to apply for a GSM subclass 485 visa, whether under the Post-Study Work stream or Graduate Work stream, on the basis of having completed studies after at least two years in Australia. Under Schedule 6D points are also available to applicants completing qualifications after at least two years of study in Australia.
If you want to come to Australia to study, a number of visa options are available. These include studying to improve your English language skills, gaining a qualification for a trade or attending one of our many world class universities.
This visa allows an Australian citizen, permanent resident or Eligible New Zealand Citizen to sponsor their parents to travel to and remain in Australia. The parent must meet the balance of family test.
Balance of family test
The balance-of-family test measures your ties to Australia. You meet this requirement if either:
- at least half of your children live permanently in Australia
- more of your children live permanently in Australia than in any other country.
You must meet this requirement to be granted this visa. It cannot be waived, even in compelling or exceptional circumstances.
The table below gives some examples of families with different numbers of children and whether they would pass the balance-of-family test.
Parent visas subclasses:
103 - Parent 143 - Contributory Parent 173 - Contributory Parent (Temporary) 804 - Aged Parent 864 - Contributory Aged Parent 884 - Contributory Aged Parent (Temporary)