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For more than 45 years, ARA has been assisting people from refugee and migrant backgrounds to settle permanently in Australia and create a better future for themselves and their families.

At the heart of our migration services is a goal to reunite families wherever possible, as we recognise this is often key to successful long-term settlement.

Our compassionate team including a registered Migration Agent and Legal Practitioners provide accurate and realistic guidance, expert advice and help with visa, residency and citizenship applications.

Our team can assist with the following applications:

  • Child and Orphan relative visa
  • Partner and fiancé visa
  • Special Humanitarian visa
  • Visitor visa
  • Citizenship

Community Support Program

As an Approved Proposing Organisation (APO) under the Department of Home Affairs’ Community Support Program (CSP), ARA can collaborate with Australian businesses and individuals who are committed to helping refugees settle in Australia.

To be considered for this program, the applicant needs to have a connection with family or friends in Australia who have to demonstrate their ability to support the new arrival in their journey to financial self-sufficiency within 12 months of arrival in Australia.

Family, Child and Partner Visas

ARA understands the importance of family and the significant benefits of you being together to begin your new Australian life. We aim to make the reunification process as smooth as possible, to ensure you and your loved ones are reunited as soon as possible.

We can support Australian sponsors with:

  • Split family applications for immediate family members of Protection (subclass 866), Refugee (subclass 200, 201, 202, 203, 204) or Resolution of Status (subclass 851) visa holders,
  • Temporary and permanent applications for de-facto partners and spouses of Australian citizens or permanent residents,
  • Prospective marriage applications for any person intending to marry their prospective spouse (Australian sponsor) within nine months from the date of the visa being granted,
  • Child applications for dependants of Australian citizens or permanent residents,
  • Orphan relative applications for children under 18 years-old with no parent to care for them, living with a relative who is an Australian citizen or permanent resident,
  • Parent applications for applicants with children who are Australian citizens or permanent residents.

Visitor Visas

If you plan to visit Australia temporarily, ARA can help you to apply for:

  • A tourist stream application, which allows applicants to visit Australia as a tourist, to go on a cruise, or visit family and friends,
  • A sponsored family stream application, which allows applicants to visit family members residing in Australia,

A business visitor stream application, which allows individuals to visit Australia for business purposes.

Citizenship Support

Applying for Australian citizenship is another area that ARA specialises in. To apply to become an Australian citizen you must:

  • Be a permanent resident of Australia or a New Zealand citizen,
  • Have been living in Australia for the past four years,
  • Be a good character in accordance with the Department of Home Affairs definitions,
  • Have a reasonable knowledge of Australia, its democratic beliefs, the Australian Government and its Laws,
  • Have a basic knowledge of the English language,
  • Intend to live in Australia or maintain a continuing association with Australia.
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