Eligibility criteria for family members

Family members can be included in your application if they currently hold a skilled visa or are on a Bridging visa A or Bridging visa B having applied for a skilled visa.

Family members must be included in your application when it is lodged; they cannot be added after lodgement.

There is a fee for additional family members applying for this visa with you.

More information is available about including family members in your application, including definitions of these family members.

Family members applying for this visa with you must meet our health and character requirements.

Usually, family members not applying for the visa must also meet our health and character requirements.

If a family member included in your application has less than functional English, you might have to pay an additional fee, called the second instalment fee.

Newborn children

If your child is born after you lodge your application but before the visa is decided, you must tell as as soon as possible.

Information is available about adding newborn children under the Follow these steps tab.