Parents Visa

There are many youngsters who migrate to Australia for several reasons. It can be job, study or business. Once they get settled, they wish to bring their parents to Australia. However, there’s certain eligibility criterion for Parents Visa to be met which is as follows:

Eligibility Criteria for Parents Visa:

  • If you are an Australian citizen, you can sponsor your family to stay in Australia.
  • Child must be an Australian citizen, a permanent resident or an eligible New Zealand Citizen.
  • Child or Children must be staying in Australia lawfully for atleast two years before actually applying for visa.
  • Having a sponsor
  • Meeting the balance of family test
  • Meeting health and character requirements.

With parent category visa, parents can stay up to two years as a temporary resident or even as a permanent citizen.
It is necessary to have sponsors to apply for parent category visa if you wish to stay in Australia as a temporary or permanent resident.

Eligibility of Sponsors:

Sponsor must be an Australian citizen, Permanent citizen of Australia or may be eligible for New Zealand citizenship who is 18 years old or more, has been in Australia for two years or more.

Choosing the correct visa option:

Parent visa options vary depending on several situations such as:

  • Applying outside Australia:
    • Having a child who lives in Australia
    • Wish to be a permanent Australian resident
      For this situation, you can opt for Parent Visa (subclass 103). To have this visa, one needs to qualify in balance of family test, must meet health and character requirements and must have a sponsor.
      It takes up to 30 years for the visa to get processed
  • Second Situation while applying outside Australia:
    • Having a child who lives in Australia
    • Wish to stay in Australia for up to two years
    • Willing to pay higher charges for faster visa processing.
      Here, you can go for Contributory Parent Visa (subclass 173) : To apply for this, it is necessary to have a sponsor, meet the balance of family test, meet the health and character requirements.
  • Applying inside or outside Australia:
    All the above mentioned criteria must be fulfilled and for this situation, Contributory Parent Visa (subclass 143) is applicable.
    Eligibility for this visa includes all the things such as having sponsor, meeting balance of family test as well as health and character requirements and also must have support assurance.

Processing time is 18 – 24 months. Parents holding visa (subclass 173) can apply for this visa to stay permanently in Australia.

Apart from these, there are several other parent visas available which are as follows:

    • Aged Parent Visa (subclass 804): along with the criteria required for every visa, parents must also fulfill age requirements.
    • Contributory Aged Parent Visa (subclass 884) : This visa is available when all the criteria is met and the person is ready to pay higher processing charges.
    • Contributory Aged Parent Visa (subclass 864): This is available for those who meet all the criteria and also have an assurance support Assurance support is the legal commitment from any individual to offer you financial support hence parents don’t have to rely on social security payments. It can be given by any person may be sponsor, children or any one.
      So, if your parents are eligible for any of the Visas and you wish to bring them Australia then YEG can be your helping hand. We will definitely assist you with entire Visa process.

Get in touch with us today.

Free Consultation