Want to live in the land down under? There are several options for Filipinos to Choose from to live in Australia. Here’s an overview of how to immigrate to Australia with your Philippine Passport. Standard options are a work visa, an invitation from a family member, or studying then conversion to other permits.

How To Get a 5 Year Australia Visa

Many Filipinos already have moved to Australia, particularly Permanent Residents. There are many visa options you can choose from – you can choose to live temporarily first before having a permanent visa. Read choices here.

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Permanent Resident Options


These are for partners, parents, dependent relatives of citizens or permanent residents of Australia as well as eligible New Zealand citizens. Here are several options:

  • Partner Visas (Subclass 309 and 100) – you can apply for a permanent Partner visa afterward
  • Prospective Marriage Visa (Subclass 300) – then apply for a partner visa
  • NZ Citizen Family Relationship Visa (Subclass 461) – stay for 5 years
  • Aged Dependent Relative Visa – for a single older person relying on a relative in Australia for financial support (Subclass 114)
  • Remaining Relative Visa (Subclass 835 or 115)
  • Orphan Relative Visa (Subclass 837)
  • Carer visa (Subclass 116) – those who will provide care to a relative in Australia
  • Parent Visa (Subclass 103) – settlement of parents of Australian Citizen, PR, or NZ Citizen to move to Australia permanently (There is also a Sponsored Parent Visa – but it’s temporary)
  • Aged Visa (Subclass 804 / 864) – for an aged parent
  • Contributory Parent visa (Subclass 143) – for those half of your children already in Australia, this is costly though
  • Dependent Child Visa (Subclass 445) – this is temporary until the parents have been given a permanent visa
  • Child Visa (Subclass 101) – the child will move to Australia to be with Parents
  • Adoption Visa (Subclass 102) – for adopted Children with parents in Australia


You can also be invited to Australia and move here to work. Usually, you will need to have a nomination from an employer before coming here. There are temporary options, but these are the Permanent Ones:

  • Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (Subclass 187) – with a nomination from an employer
  • Employer Nomination Scheme Visa (Subclass 186)
  • Skill Nominated visa (subclass 190)
  • Skilled Regional visa (subclass 887)
  • Distinguished Talent visa (subclass 124) – nominated by a citizen or PR in Australia or an Australian organization

Business or Investment Stream

  • Business Innovation and Investment (subclass 888) – for investors, entrepreneurs, and business owners in Australia
  • Business owner visa (subclass 890)
  • State or Territory Sponsored Business Owner visa (subclass 892)
  • State or Territory Sponsored Investor visa (subclass 893)
  • Investor Visa (Subclass 891)
  • Business Talent Visa (subclass 132)

Student Visa

Study a course for up to 5 years; then, you can eventually apply for another visa to work and ultimately become a Permanent Resident. Here’s an article on how to study in Australia with your Philippine Passport.

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How to Immigrate to Australia with your Philippine Passport

STEP 1: Choose the best visa or way for you. You can assess yourself through this site.

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STEP 2: You may need your family member, relative, or employer to help you with your documents. Relatives or sponsors may also need to get approval, too.

STEP 3:  Gather your documents and requirements; you may scan or do them ahead to make it easier.

STEP 4: If you are to apply online:

1. Log-in or Create an ImmiAccount.

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2. Go to “New Application” and choose the visa you are applying for.

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3. Answer the questions for your application.

4. Attach the documents needed.

STEP 5: Pay the application fee.

STEP 6: Wait for the reply of the immigration. Biometrics and medical examination may be asked. In case there are other documents needed, you will need to submit them.

STEP 7: A decision in writing will be given to you with your visa grant number, visa start date, and conditions. Keep a copy of the decision and book a flight to Australia!

Overstay in Australia Consequences of Expired or Invalid Visa

There are many options you can choose from to immigrate to Australia with your Philippine Passport. Some will take time before you make a decision, but the wait will be worth it. Good luck with your application and enjoy OZ.

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Lyza Paloma

Hey, I’m Lyza! I once was a person who just imagined going to places “one day” but decided to pursue my dreams. My first travel abroad was in Japan, solo, last 2018, and fell in love with the journey since. I’m aiming to visit 10 countries before turning 30 and 2 new places in the Philippines every year. Besides traveling, I love organizing trips, photography, reading, and making new friends. Follow my adventures through my Instagram.


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