The Parent visa allows parents to migrate to permanently to join their children living in Australia. The Parent visa requires sponsorship from an eligible child in Australia.
The government limits the number of available Parent visas available each year. Therefore, applicants who apply and meet core criteria for this visa are placed in a global queue.
Under the Contributory Parent visa program, applicants pay a larger fee with a shorter processing period.
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Australian Parent Visa Basic Requirements
To apply for a Parent Visa, applicants must pass the balance of family test and be sponsored by their child who must be:
- an Australian citizen,
- an Australian permanent resident or,
- an eligible New Zealand citizen settled in Australia.
Applications for the Parent visa must usually be lodged outside of Australia.
Applicants are also required to satisfy health and character requirements.
Australian Parent Visa Entitlements
Successful applicants of a Parent visa become permanent residents of Australia; allowing them to live, work and study in Australia permanently. When you are granted permanent residence, a visa label is placed in your passport as proof of your status.
Additional benefits include access to government-subsidised healthcare (Medicare), certain social security benefits and the ability to apply for Australian citizenship.
Successful applicants of a Contributory Parent visa will hold a two-year temporary residence visa. During this period, you will have access to government-subsidised healthcare (Medicare), work and study rights.
Managed Visa Application Service
When you purchase the Managed Visa Application Service with Migration Expert Australia, our service includes:
|Service Name||Processing Time||Service Price|
|Managed Visa Application Service||12 to 36 months||US$3,999.00|
Government Fees and Processing Time
Note: Different fees apply for applicants currently in Australia on a Subclass 173 and seeking to lodge a new application under Subclass 143.
|Partner Application Fee||
|Dependents Application fee||
Varies depending on Parent Visa subclass
Please note that the quoted processing time below does NOT include Subclass 103 which is a non-contributory category and therefore is subject to a longer waiting period of at least 10-15 years.
|Processing Time||12 to 36 months|