My friend is happily married in Australia and has children (everyone Australian citizen by birth)
He went abroad to a Middle Eastern country about 3 years, got married and had a child (about two years old now) - they are lawfully married in that country.
His child is an Australian Citizen by descent and has a valid passport.
He now wants to bring his "wife" and daughter to Australia and needs some guidance.
He was looking at de facto partner visa and parent visa (as she is under 18, he was going to sponsor her as he is a direct relative of the child) - but his unsure if either of these are in the right direction.
I know its an odd scenario, but I know in the middle east its not uncommon for people to be married to multiple women.
Please provide come guidance, thank you!