Australian Parent Visas

Parent Visas – How to Bring Your Parents to Australia

Introduction

Australia is a popular destination for migrants from all over the world. However, for many people, being far away from their parents is a significant concern. Fortunately, the Australian government offers a range of parent visas that allow Australian citizens, permanent residents, or eligible New Zealand citizens to sponsor their parents to live in Australia. In this visa overview page, we’ll explain everything you need to know about Australian Parent Visas.

Types of Australian Parent Visas

There are several types of Australian Parent Visas available, and each has its own eligibility requirements and application process. The most common types of parent visas are:

Parent Visa
(Subclass 103)

Contributory Parent Visa
(Subclass 173/143)

Contributory Aged Parent Visa
(Subclass 884/864)

This visa is for parents who have a child who is an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen. The visa allows parents to live in Australia permanently.

This visa is for parents who are willing to make a higher contribution to the cost of their migration to Australia. The visa allows parents to live in Australia permanently.

This visa is for parents who are of retirement age and are willing to make a higher contribution to the cost of their migration to Australia. The visa allows parents to live in Australia temporarily, with the option to apply for permanent residency later.

Parent Visa – (Subclass 103)

This visa is for parents who have a child who is an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen. The visa allows parents to live in Australia permanently.

Contributory Parent Visa – (Subclass 173/143)

This visa is for parents who are willing to make a higher contribution to the cost of their migration to Australia. The visa allows parents to live in Australia permanently.

Contributory Aged Parent Visa – (Subclass 884/864)

This visa is for parents who are of retirement age and are willing to make a higher contribution to the cost of their migration to Australia. The visa allows parents to live in Australia temporarily, with the option to apply for permanent residency later.

Eligibility Requirements for Australian Parent Visas

To be eligible for an Australian Parent Visa, you must meet the following requirements:

  • You must have a child who is an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen.
  • You must meet the health and character requirements.
  • You must have no outstanding debts to the Australian government.
  • You must meet the income requirements if you are applying for a contributory parent visa.

Application Process for Australian Parent Visas

The application process for Australian Parent Visas can be complex, and it’s essential to seek professional advice. The general steps for applying for a parent visa are:

  • Gather all necessary documents, including identity documents, proof of relationship, health assessments, and character assessments.
  • Lodge an expression of interest through the SkillSelect system.
  • Wait for an invitation to apply.
  • Lodge the visa application, including all necessary documents.
  • Wait for a decision from the Department of Home Affairs.

Frequently Asked Questions

Moving to Australia may be possible if you have children who are citizens or permanent residents of Australia. However, there are many factors to consider and specific requirements to meet before you can make the move.

One important consideration is your own immigration status. You will need to apply for a visa to enter Australia, and there are many different types of visas with varying requirements. Some visas are based on family relationships, such as the Parent Visa or the Contributory Parent Visa, which may allow you to join your children in Australia if they are permanent residents or citizens.

Yes, you can. However, you must have the relevant work rights.

The processing time can vary, depending on the type of visa and the individual circumstances. Generally, it takes around 2-3 years for a contributory parent visa and up to 30 years for a non-contributory parent visa.

Conclusion

The Australian Parent Visas are an excellent option for those who want to bring their parents to live with them in Australia. However, the application process can be complex, and it’s important to seek professional advice to ensure that you meet all the requirements and complete all the necessary steps. With the right preparation, patience, and assistance, you can bring your parents to Australia and enjoy their company for years to come.

How we can help

With extensive experience in private client immigration law, our immigration lawyers can advise on all aspects of the Parent visas process.

If you would like to discuss the options for your particular circumstances, please book a consultation.

Disclaimer

The information contained here is offered for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice or give rise to an attorney-client relationship between you and our firm. The information does not guarantee the outcome or approval of any particular immigration application.

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