Australia Parent Visa

The Parent visa allows parents to migrate to Australia permanently to join their children living in Australia. This visa requires sponsorship from an eligible child in Australia. The government limits the number of available Parent visas available each program year. Therefore, applicants who apply and meet core criteria for this visa are placed in a global queue. Whilst the Australian Government recently added 4000 Parent places in the Family Migration stream, applicants are still experiencing substantial waits before being granted a visa.
Australian Parent Visa Basic Requirements
In order to apply as a parent, applicants must pass the balance of family test. In addition, all parent migrants must be sponsored by their child who must be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen.Applications for the Parent visa must usually be lodged outside Australia. Applicants are also required to satisfy health and character requirements
Australian Parent Visa Entitlements
Successful applicants and holders of a Parent visa become permanent residents of Australia. As a permanent resident, you are entitled to live, work and study in Australia on a permanent basis. When you are granted permanent residence, a visa label is placed in your passport as proof of your permanent residence status.
Additional benefits of Australian permanent residence include access to government-subsidised healthcare (Medicare), certain social security benefits and the ability to apply for Australian citizenship. Successful applicants and holders of a Contributory Parent (Temporary) 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.
IF YOU ARE IN AUSTRALIA

AGED PARENT VISAS

These visas are for parents whose age is equivalent to a person who is eligible for an Australian Age pension. An aged parent making a parent visa application will not immediately be entitled to an Age pension after being granted a permanent visa. All new Australian permanent residents must wait 10 years before being eligible to receive the Age pension (unless there is a reciprocal agreement with another country that pays you a pension) or Disability pension.

AGED PARENT (RESIDENCE) VISA (SUBCLASS 804)

A permanent visa for aged parents to remain in Australia. Applicants must have children who are living in Australia.

CONTRIBUTORY AGED PARENT (RESIDENCE) VISA (SUBCLASS 864)

A permanent visa for aged parents with children living in Australia. This visa costs more than the aged parent visa but is generally processed faster.

CONTRIBUTORY AGED PARENT (TEMPORARY) VISA (SUBCLASS 884)

This is a temporary visa valid for two years. If you hold this visa you can apply for the permanent Contributory Aged Parent (Residence) visa (subclass 864).

CONTRIBUTORY AGED PARENT (RESIDENCE) VISA

For holders of a temporary Contributory Aged Parent visa (subclass 884), to apply for a permanent Contributory Aged Parent visa (subclass 864).

CONTRIBUTORY PARENT (MIGRANT) VISA

This visa is for holders of a temporary Contributory Parent visa (subclass 173), who want to apply for a permanent Contributory Parent visa (subclass 143).
IF YOU ARE OUTSIDE AUSTRALIA

PARENT (MIGRANT) VISA (SUBCLASS 103)

A permanent visa for parents who have children living in Australia.

CONTRIBUTORY PARENT (MIGRANT) VISA (SUBCLASS 143)

A permanent visa for parents with children living in Australia. This visa costs more than the Parent visa but is generally processed faster.

CONTRIBUTORY PARENT (TEMPORARY) VISA (SUBCLASS 173)

This is a temporary visa valid for two years. If you hold this visa you can then apply for the permanent Contributory Parent visa (subclass 143).

CONTRIBUTORY PARENT (MIGRANT) VISA (FROM SUBCLASS 173 TO SUBCLASS 143

This visa is for holders of a temporary Contributory Parent visa (subclass 173), who want to apply for a permanent Contributory Parent visa (subclass 143). Applicants may choose to apply for a Contributory Parent visa where applicants, or their sponsor, pay a larger application fee and an Assurance of Support bond. The waiting period for the grant of a Contributory Parent visa is much shorter.

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