Parent Visa

Parent Visa


Overview: Individuals residing in Australia who want their parents to come and live with them. This visa allows parents to join their children. Parent visa has following subclasses:

Subclass 103 - Parent Visa

This visa type can take up to 30 years.

Eligibility

The parents must:

  • Have children who are Australian citizens or Australian permanent resident
  • Qualify for Balance of Family Test that requires 50% of your children must be the citizen, permanent resident of Australia or eligible New Zealand citizen. Or
  • Prove that more than 50 percent of the children are residing in Australia than in any other country.


Subclass 804 - Aged Parent Visa

This permanent visa lets an aged parent of a settle Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen stay in Australia. This visa type can take up to 30 years.

Eligibility

  • Be in Australia, but not in immigration clearance, when you apply for the visa and when we decide on your application
  • Have an eligible child who is a settled Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen
  • Be old enough to receive the age pension in Australia
  • Not have a Sponsored Parent (Temporary) (Subclass 870) visa when applying for this visa
  • Qualify for Balance of Family Test that requires 50% of your children must be the citizen, permanent resident of Australia or eligible New Zealand citizen. Or
  • Prove that more than 50 percent of the children are residing in Australia than in any other country.



Contributory Parent Visas

The contributory Parent visa category holds more visa places in each Migration Program every year. Applying under this category can avoid long waiting periods for you which maybe applicable to Parent Visa (non-contributory) applicants. However, you must be willing to make substantially higher contribution to health and welfare costs in Australia. For further assistance and details regarding this, please contact us.

There are four subclasses of contributory parent visa with little differences relating to age, temporary/ permanent residence etc.

  • Subclass 143 - Contributory Parent (Migrant) (permanent visa)
  • Subclass 173 - Contributory Parent (Temporary) (temporary visa)
  • Subclass 864 - Contributory Aged Parent (Residence) (permanent visa)
  • Subclass 884 - Contributory Aged Parent (Temporary) (temporary visa)


Subclass 408 - Temporary Activity Visa

This visa allows you to come to Australia to do specific types of work on short-term, temporary basis. Each activity under this subclass has its own criteria to be satisfied. Please contact us for detailed information about each activity. Activities under which subclass 408 can be applied are as follows:

  • Australian Government Endorsed Events (COVID-19 effected applicants can apply under this activity)
  • Special Program
  • Religious Work
  • Research activities
  • Invited for other social and cultural activity (Invited Participant)
  • Sporting Activities
  • Entertainment Activities
  • Superyacht Crew
  • Exchange Arrangements
  • Domestic work for executives