Parent Visa Australia Applications

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Want to bring your parents to Australia? A Parent Visa maybe the best option for you.

Miss your parents? Leaving your family and moving to another country is scary. But if your reading this article then were assuming that you’ve made the leap to living a wonderful life in Australia. But now you want to know if you can see your parents more often or maybe even permanently. Well, the parent visa might be the perfect option for you.

Before we get any further, we’ll start by stating the main requirements of the visa:

  • The Applicant must be the parent of an Australian citizen or permanent resident who has spent at least 2 years living in Australia
  • You must pass the balance of family test (at least half of the applicants children and step-children must be citizens or permanent Residents in Australia, or more of the main applicants children must be settled permanent citizen or residents of Australia than any other single country). 

 If your parents do not meet these requirements then are not eligible for the visa.

 Australia Parent Visa application options

 There are several visa options that may lead to an Australian permanent residency for your parents:

  • Parent visa (subclass 103) – You can apply for this onshore.
  • Contributory Parent Visa (subclass 143) – You can apply for this onshore, but NO bridging visa is granted
  • Contributory Aged Parent Visa (subclass 864) – You can apply for this onshore and be granted a bridging visa
  • Aged Parent Visa (subclass 804) – You can apply onshore and be granted a bridging visa
  • Contributory Parent Temporary Visa (subclass 173) to Contributory Parent Visa (subclass 143) – You can apply onshore, but NO bridging visa is granted
  • Contributory Aged Parent Temporary Visa (subclass 884) to Contributory Aged Parent Visa (subclass 864) – You can apply onshore and be granted a bridging visa

Non-contributory visa’s have a far longer processing times than contributory visas. The department of immigration and Border Protection state on there website the wait time for non-contributory parent and aged parent visa is roughly 10-30 years. This being said there is also a chance the government could cancel all non-contributory parent visa applications, if passed by the government.

The wait time for contributory visa applications is roughly 12-24 months for processing. Once the visa is granted the application will be granted Australian permanent residency.

If you apply for an onshore aged parent visa, the applicant would be granted a bridging visa, this would then allow them to remain in Australia until the visa is granted. In terms of Medicare we recommend you speak to Centrelink for their eligibility in Australia.

If your considering a visiting visa, for parent visa applicants (under 65), a bridging visa is not available. However parents may be eligible for a long length sponsored visa.

Another option is the contributory Aged Parent temporary visa. This visa application allows the second visa charge to be divided into two payments. Hence it grants the applicant temporary residence in Australia for up to 2 years. You may then apply for the permanent contributory Aged Parent visa.

Criteria for Contributory Aged Parent Visas includes:

The main applicant of the parent visa must be over 65 years of age, if they have partner less than 65 years of age they can be included as a secondary applicant. Parents will also need to meet a health and character requirements, this often includes a medical assessments.

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Do You Need Help With An Australian Parent Visa Application?

At Migration Specialists we are experienced in assisting applicants in all matters relating to Australian visa applications. Our areas of expertise include Partner Visa’s, Parent Visas, Business Visas, Skilled Migration Visas as well as Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) Review, Judicial Review and Ministerial Intervention.

If you need further help concerning your Visa Application or what avenues are available for you, you can contact us through:

P: 1300 943 457

M: 0411 333 082


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