Family members

Family members:

  • can be included in your application when it is lodged
  • can be added to your application after it is lodged but before a decision is made.

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

There is a fee for additional family members who are coming to Australia with you.

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 applying for the visa with you is 18 years old or older and has less than functional English, you might have to pay an additional fee, called a second instalment .

Newborn children

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

Information is available at Step 7 in the Follow these steps tab.