Australian Family Unit for Visa Purpose

Australian Family Unit.

The definition of a Family Unit for Australian Visa Purposes may be different to the definition of a family unit in many other countries.

For Australian visa purposes, you are a member of the main applicant’s family unit if you are:

  • the main applicant’s spouse or de facto partner
  • the main applicant’s child, or their partner’s child, who is not engaged, married or in a de facto relationship and is:
    • aged under 18 years, or
    • aged 18 to 23 years and dependent on the main applicant or the main applicant’s partner, or
    • aged 23 years or older and dependent on the main applicant or the main applicant’s partner due to a partial or total physical or mental disability
  • the dependent child of the child above

Family Unit does NOT normally include Parents or Siblings.

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The information we give is based on personal experiences, reading and formulation of available statistics.
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