Parent Visas

Are you willing to migrate your parent to live in Australia? Here are visa options under parent category.

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Parent Visa

Subclass 103

(This visa is less expensive than the contributory parent visa options, however is subject to long waiting periods due to capped numbers per year. Onshore applicants can expect to wait up to 10 years, while offshore applicants may have a waiting period of up to 30 years).

  • Enables the parents of settled Australian citizens, permanent residents or eligible New Zealand citizens to live and work in Australia on a permanent basis.
  • Parents must be sponsored by their children who are over the age of 18 years and have been living in Australia for 2 years.

(If children are under 18, the parents may be sponsored by the child’s guardian or the child’s partner/spouse if they are over 18).

(The 2-year living requirement may be reduced to 3 months for Australian Citizens if compassionate and compelling circumstances exist).

  • Must obtain an assurance of support (AoS) from their child (the assurer) who will be required to make a legal commitment to provide financial support so that their parents are not reliant on Government assistance.

  • Applicants must meet the balance of family test, that is have half or more of their children living permanently in Australia.

  • Applicants must have good character and health.

  • Eligible family members are able to be included in the visa application (this also requires the inclusion of all non-migrating family members).

Contributory Parent

Subclass 173 (Temporary)

(This visa is considerably more expensive than the non-contributory parent visa due to faster processing times of approximately 2-3 years).

  • Enables the parents of settled Australian citizens, permanent residents or eligible New Zealand citizens to live and work in Australia on a temporary basis for 2 years.

  • Parents must be sponsored by their children who are over the age of 18 years and have been living in Australia for 2 years.

(If children are under 18, the parents may be sponsored by the child’s guardian or the child’s partner/spouse if they are over 18).

(The 2-year living requirement may be reduced to 3 months for Australian Citizens if compassionate and compelling circumstances exist).

  • Applicants must meet the balance of family test, that is have half or more of their children living permanently in Australia.

  • Applicants must have good character and health.

  • Eligible family members are able to be included in the visa application (this also requires the inclusion of all non-migrating family members).

  • Provides a pathway for visa holders to stay in Australia permanently by applying for the Contributory Parent (subclass 143) visa before their visa expires.

Parent Visa

Subclass 143 (Permanent)

(This visa is considerably more expensive than the non-contributory parent visa due to faster processing times of approximately 2-3 years).

  • Enables the parents of settled Australian citizens, permanent residents or eligible New Zealand citizens to live and work in Australia on a permanent basis.
  • Parents must be sponsored by their children who are over the age of 18 years and have been living in Australia for 2 years.

(If children are under 18, the parents may be sponsored by the child’s guardian or the child’s partner/spouse if they are over 18).

(The 2-year living requirement may be reduced to 3 months for Australian Citizens if compassionate and compelling circumstances exist).

  • Must obtain an assurance of support (AoS) from their child (the assurer) who will be required to make a legal commitment to provide financial support so that their parents are not reliant on Government assistance.

  • Applicants who do not hold a Contributory Parent (subclass 173) visa must meet the balance of family test, that is have half or more of their children living permanently in Australia.

  • Applicants must have good character and health.

  • Eligible family members are able to be included in the visa application (this also requires the inclusion of all non-migrating family members).

Agent Parent (Permanent)

Subclass 804

(This visa is less expensive than the contributory aged parent visa options, however is subject to long waiting periods due to capped numbers per year. Onshore applicants can expect to wait up to 10 years, while offshore applicants may have a waiting period of up to 30 years).

  • Enables the parents of settled Australian citizens, permanent residents or eligible New Zealand citizens to live and work in Australia on a permanent basis.

  • Parents must be sponsored by their children who are over the age of 18 years and have been living in Australia for 2 years.

(If children are under 18, the parents may be sponsored by the child’s guardian or the child’s partner/spouse if they are over 18).

(The 2-year living requirement may be reduced to 3 months for Australian Citizens if compassionate and compelling circumstances exist).

  • Must meet the Australian pension eligibility age – one parent must be 66 years old.

  • Must obtain an assurance of support (AoS) from their child (the assurer) who will be required to make a legal commitment to provide financial support so that their parents are not reliant on Government assistance.

  • Applicants must meet the balance of family test, that is have half or more of their children living permanently in Australia.

  • Applicants must have good character and health.

  • Eligible family members are able to be included in the visa application (this also requires the inclusion of all non-migrating family members).

Contributory Aged Parent

Subclass 884 (Temporary)

(This visa is considerably more expensive than the non-contributory parent visa due to faster processing times of approximately 2-3 years).

  • Enables the parents of settled Australian citizens, permanent residents or eligible New Zealand citizens to live and work in Australia on a temporary basis for 2 years.

  • Parents must be sponsored by their children who are over the age of 18 years and have been living in Australia for 2 years.

(If children are under 18, the parents may be sponsored by the child’s guardian or the child’s partner/spouse if they are over 18).

(The 2-year living requirement may be reduced to 3 months for Australian Citizens if compassionate and compelling circumstances exist).

  • Must meet the Australian pension eligibility age – one parent must be 66 years old.

  • Applicants must meet the balance of family test, that is have half or more of their children living permanently in Australia.

  • Must have good character and health.

  • Eligible family members are able to be included in the visa application (this also requires the inclusion of all non-migrating family members).

  • Provides a pathway for visa holders to stay in Australia permanently by applying for the Contributory Agent Parent (subclass 864) visa before their visa expires.

Parent Visa

Subclass 864 (Permanent)

(This visa is considerably more expensive than the non-contributory parent visa due to faster processing times of approximately 2-3 years).

  • Enables the parents of settled Australian citizens, permanent residents or eligible New Zealand citizens to live and work in Australia on a permanent basis.

  • Parents must be sponsored by their children who are over the age of 18 years and have been living in Australia for 2 years.

(If children are under 18, the parents may be sponsored by the child’s guardian or the child’s partner/spouse if they are over 18).

(The 2-year living requirement may be reduced to 3 months for Australian Citizens if compassionate and compelling circumstances exist).

  • Must meet the Australian pension eligibility age – one parent must be 66 years old.
  • Must obtain an assurance of support (AoS) from their child (the assurer) who will be required to make a legal commitment to provide financial support so that their parents are not reliant on Government assistance.

  • Applicants who do not hold a Contributory Aged Parent (subclass 884) visa must meet the balance of family test, that is have half or more of their children living permanently in Australia.

  • Applicants must have good character and health.

  • Eligible family members are able to be included in the visa application (this also requires the inclusion of all non-migrating family members).

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