Australia Parents Visa
How to bring my parents to live with me in Australia ?
PARENT VISA AUSTRALIA
There are mainly seven types of visas for Parents of Australian citizens or Permanent residents who like to bring their parents to Australia
Applying from in and outside Australia
Applying from in or outside Australia
Applying from in Australia
- AGED PARENT VISA 804
- CONTRIBUTORY AGED PARENT (TEMPORARY) VISA 884
- CONTRIBUTORY AGED PARENT VISA 864
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PARENT VISAS ELIGIBILITY
You might be eligible to apply for a parent visa if:
- you have a child who is an Australian citizen, an Australian permanent resident, or an eligible New Zealand citizen
- your child has been living in Australia lawfully for at least 2 years before you lodge your visa application
- you have a sponsor
- you meet the Balance of family test criteria
- you meet health and character requirements.
A parent meets the balance of family test if:
- at least half their children and stepchildren are eligible children, or
- there are more eligible children than children living in any other single country
This test will not be waived, even in compelling or exceptional circumstances.
You need to pass the test if you are applying for one of these visas:
Have the assurance of support
You must be able to obtain an assurance of support.
An assurance of support assures that you will not have to rely on government assistance after you enter Australia on this visa.
For 2 and 4 years
The guarantee of assurance is:
- $5,000 for 1 adult
- $7,000 for 2 adults
For 10 years
- $10,000 for 1 adult
- $14,000 for 2 adults.
You must be able to obtain an assurance of support.
If you apply for the visa as a retiree, you don’t need an assurance of support.
Learn more about assurances of support.
Parent Visa 103 – Permanent Visa
The subclass 103 Parent Visa is a non – contributory permanent visa, with the lowest application fee.
Applicants for subclass 103 Parent visas must meet the “balance of family” test, as well as an assurance of support. Applicants must undergo health and character checks to meet the criteria for the visa. Given the processing time for subclass 103 Parent visas is currently…
Subclass 173 Contributory Parent Visa -Temporary
The 173 Contributory Parent visa is a Temporary one that allows parents to live in Australia for 2 years.
Given the processing time for non-contributory parent visas (currently 30 years plus) in most instances, a contributory parent visa is a practical option to bring a parent to Australia to live permanently.
Once subclass 173 Contributory Parent Temporary visa holders arrive in Australia they can apply for a subclass 143 Permanent visa by paying the additional…
Subclass 143 Contributory Parent visa – Permanent
The subclass 143 is a Contributory Parent Permanent visa that allows the parent to live in Australia permanently.
Compared with another contributory parent visa 173, this visa will save the application charge and have the PR straightaway.
Applicants must meet the balance of family test and undergo health and character checks to meet the criteria for the visa. The application charge is AUD$…
Subclass 804 Aged Parent visa
The subclass 804 is an Aged Permanent Parent visa that allows ‘aged parents’ of an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen who is settled in Australia, to live permanently in Australia.
To be classified as an ‘aged parent’, the main applicant must be Australian pension age or older.
Given the processing time for subclass 804 Aged Parent visas are currently 12 years plus, the visa 804 Aged Parent visa is a practical option where potential applicants are able to apply for the visa from inside Australia and secure a Bridging Visa (BVA) to remain in Australia…
Subclass 864 Contributory Aged Parent Permanent Visa
Visa 864 is a Contributory Aged Parent visa that you must meet the “balance of family” test.
Applicants for the subclass 864 Contributor Aged Parent visa must have at least one child to nominate them for the visa who is settled in Australia, meaning their child must have lived permanently in Australia for at least two years before the subclass 864 visa application is lodged.
As the subclass 864, Contributory Aged Parent visa is a permanent residence visa, visa holders can go on to become Australian citizens after…
Subclass 884 Contributory Aged Parent Temporary Visa
Visa 884 is another Contributory Aged Parent visas but it is a temporary visa for 2 years.
This visa provides an avenue for potential applicants for subclass 864 Contributory Aged Parent Permanent visas to spread the significant cost of the visa over a longer period of time.
Applicants must undergo health and character checks to meet the criteria for the visa.
Once subclass 884 Contributory Aged Parent Temporary visa holders arrive in Australia they have two years to apply for a subclass 864 Permanent visa…
(Subclass 870) Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa
This temporary visa lets a parent of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen visit Australia for up to 3 or 5 years.
With this visa you
- can visit Australia for up to 3 or 5 years per visa
- can apply for further visas to visit up to a maximum period in Australia of 10 years
- cannot work in Australia
- have an approved Parent Sponsor before you can lodge an application for this visa
- apply online for this visa
- lodge your visa application within 6 months of the sponsorship approval.