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Sponsored Family Stream

Sponsored Family Stream

Visitor visa (subclass 600)

Sponsored family stream

This visa stream lets people who are sponsored, usually by a family member, come to Australia to visit their family members.


Up to 12 months

Processing Time

For an indication of processing times for this visa, use the visa processing time guide tool. This will show the processing times for recently decided applications. It is a guide only and not specific to your application.

  • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​You must be sponsored by an eligible family member who is an Australian citizen or permanent resident  
  • We might ask your sponsor to pay a security bond  
  • You must be outside Australia when you apply and when we decide your visa.