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Parent Visa

Parent Visa Applicants

 

For applicants in Australia

To be eligible for a parent visa, all applicants must meet the ‘Balance of Family Test’ requirement health and character assessments.

For applicants in Australia

Aged parent visas

These visas are for parents whose age is equivalent to a person who is eligible for an Australian Age pension.

An aged parent making a parent visa application may not immediately be entitled to an Age pension after being granted a permanent visa, and may have to wait for some time to get access to Australian government benefits. Permanent residents must wait 10 years before being eligible to receive the Age pension (unless there is a reciprocal agreement with another country that pays you a pension) or Disability pension.

Aged Parent (Residence) visa (subclass 804)

This is an onshore visa for parents who meet the age requirement and are currently in Australia. Applicants must pass the balance of family test.

Contributory Aged Parent (Residence) visa (subclass 864)

An onshore application leading to grant of a permanent visa for aged parents who pass the balance of family test. This visa costs more than the aged parent visa but is generally processed faster.

Contributory Aged Parent (Temporary) visa (subclass 884)

This is an onshore visa for parents who meet the age requirement and are currently in Australia. Applicants must pass the balance of family test. This is a temporary visa valid for two years. After the Subclass 884 visa grant, holders of this visa can apply for the permanent Contributory Aged Parent (Residence) visa (subclass 864) within the two years of the Subclass 884 visa grant, if they meet other requirements for Subclass 864 visa.

Contributory Aged Parent (Residence) visa (from subclass 884 to subclass 864)

This is an onshore visa for parents who meet the age requirement and are currently in Australia. Applicants must pass the balance of family test. This visa costs more than the aged parent visa but is generally processed faster.

Other parent visas

Contributory Parent (Migrant) visa (from subclass 173 to subclass 143)

This visa is for holders of a temporary Contributory Parent visa (subclass 173), who want to apply for a permanent Contributory Parent visa (subclass 143).

Subclass 870 Temporary Parent Visa

On 17th of April 2019 application will open for the new temporary Visa (subclass 870). This new category provides an opportunity for Parents to reunite with their children and grandchildren in Australia.

If you are outside Australia

Parent (Migrant) visa (subclass 103)

This is an offshore visa for parents who reside outside Australia. Applicants must pass the balance of family test. This visa takes a long time to process, approximately between 20 to -30 years depending on the number of places allocated each financial year by the Australian government.

Contributory Parent (Migrant) visa (subclass 143)

This is an offshore visa for parents who want to migrate to Australia to live with their children permanently. Applicants can apply for this visa while they are onshore or offshore depending on their location. However, the parents must be outside Australia at the time of decision. Applicants must pass the balance of family test. This visa costs more than normal parent visa but is generally processed faster.

Contributory Parent (Temporary) visa (subclass 173)

This is a temporary visa valid for two years for parents who pass the balance of family test. If you hold this visa you can then apply for the permanent Contributory Parent visa (subclass 143).

Contributory Parent (Migrant) visa (from subclass 173 to subclass 143)

This visa is for holders of a temporary Contributory Parent visa (subclass 173), who want to apply for a permanent Contributory Parent visa (subclass 143) within the two years of the Subclass 173 visa validity. The applicant must meet all other requirements for Subclass 143 Visa.

Subclass 870 Temporary Visa for Parents of Australian citizens or permanent residents or eligible NZ citizens

This is a new temporary visa, which allows parents to come and stay with their Australian citizens or permanent residents or eligible NZ citizens for a period of between 3 -5 years with one extension allowed (different fee structures apply). No Balance of Family Test is required. The sponsor must meet income threshold requirement. There are two stages in the application – sponsorship and visa application. Medical examinations and health insurance are mandatory.


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