What is a Parent Visa?

The Department of Home Affairs Department has made available a number of different classes of Parent Visas that allow the visa holders to live in Australia either temporarily or permanently. You may be able to obtain a Parent Visa if you have a child/step-child who is an Australian citizen, settled permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen living in Australia.

 

Am I eligible to apply for a Parent Visa?

What are the Parent Visa requirements? You may be eligible if you meet the following requirements

  • you have a child/step-child who is an Australian citizen, settled permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen.
  • you meet Australian health and character requirements.

 

How to apply for a Parent Visa?

Under the Parent Visa category, there are various types of visas. Parent visas allow for temporary visits while others offer a pathway for permanent residency. First you need to check which subclass you might qualify for.

 

How long does it take to get a Parent Visa?

The Department assesses applications on a case-by-case basis and processing time can vary. Completing the application with the necessary documents, responding to any requests quickly and providing required information can help expedite the process.

 

How much does a Parent Visa cost?

The Department visa determines the cost of the visa according to the subclasses.

Some examples of Parent visa application fees charged by the Department include:
  • From AUD $6,415 for Parent Visa (Permanent) (Subclass 103)
  • From AUD $47,755 Contributory Parent (Temporary) (Subclass 143)
  • From AUD $31,930 Contributory Aged Parent (Temporary) (Subclass 173)

 

The visa types that you may apply for

PARENT VISA (Permanent) (Subclass 103)

Once granted the visa you can live, study and work in Australia permanently.

CONTRIBUTORY PARENT VISA (Permanent) (Subclass 143)

Once granted the visa you can live, study and work in Australia permanently. Contributory Parent (subclass 143) Visa has a shorter processing time than the Parent visa (subclass 103) however it is more expensive as the Department’s fees are higher.

CONTRIBUTORY PARENT VISA (Temporary) (Subclass 173)

Once granted the visa you can live, study and work in Australia for up to 2 years. You can apply for the permanent Contributory Parent Visa prior to the temporary visa expiry.

AGED PARENT VISA (Subclass 804)

Once granted the visa you can live, study and work in Australia permanently. The Aged Parent Visa is similar to the Parent Visa (Subclass 103) however the Aged Parent Visa (Subclass 804) is suitable for you if you are eligible for the age pension in Australia.

CONTRIBUTORY AGED PARENT VISA (Permanent) (Subclass 864)

Once granted the visa you can live, study and work in Australia permanently. The Contributory Aged Parent Visa is similar to the Contributory Parent Visa however the Contributory Aged Parent Visa is suitable for you if you are eligible for the age pension in Australia.

SPONSORED PARENT VISA (Temporary) (Subclass 870)

Once granted the visa, you can stay in Australia for up to 5 years at a time.

CONTRIBUTORY AGED PARENT VISA (Temporary) (Subclass 884)

Once granted the visa you can live, study and work in Australia for up to 2 years. You must be old enough to receive the age pension in Australia.

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