Parent Visas for Australia

Contributory Parent Visas

This visa is for parents who:

  • reside outside Australia
  • meet the balance of family test (i.e. who have at least half their children residing in Australia, or who have more children living in Australia than in any other country)
  • can be sponsored by a child who is settled in Australia as a citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen
  • meet the health and character requirements

The Contributory Parent Visa for Australia is split into two subclasses:

173 Temporary Contributory Parent Visa

An advantage to this visa is that it does not require an Assurance of Support, and the second visa application charge is just over half the second visa application charge payable for permanent contributory parent applications. However, it is only a temporary visa, valid for two years upon first entry, and can not be renewed or extended.

143 Migrant Contributory Parent Visa

In addition to the above requirements, applicants also need to have an assurer who lodges an Assurance of Support with Centrelink in Australia. The assurer does not have to be their sponsor, but must be an Australian citizen, permanent resident or an eligible New Zealand citizen. Once the applicants have had their Assurance of Support confirmed and have met the health and character requirements, they will be asked for the second visa application charge, a non-refundable payment due to the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) before the visa can be granted.

This is a permanent visa valid for five years upon visa grant, allowing the applicants to reside indefinitely in Australia.

Aged Parent Visa – subclass 804

This visa is for aged parents who reside outside Australia and who meet the balance of family test (i.e. who have at least half their children residing in Australia, or who have more children living in Australia than in any other country).

In order to be eligible for an Aged Parent Visa, you must:

  • meet the age requirements found at immi.gov.au
  • meet the health and character requirements
  • be able to get sponsored by a child who is a settled resident of Australia.

The second visa application charge for the Aged Parent Visa – subclass 804 type of application is much lower as it’s not a contributory class of visa, but you as a result can expect an approximate 15 year wait before visa grant consideration after being allocated a queue date.

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