The Department of Immigration and Citizenship classifies options for fiancés, partners, children, parents and other family members of Australian citizens, permanent residents or eligible New Zealand citizens under the category of Family Members as an information class. The visa options section provides a useful short quiz to guide you to the information you are looking for.

Australian immigration does recognise gay and lesbian relationships when applying for a de facto relationship visa. The two questions are whether the family migrant is a partner, parent, child, or other family member, and whether the visa applicant will be in Australia or outside Australia.

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