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How can I Bring my Parents to Australia? Key Reasons Why Choosing Parent Visa over Visitor Visa



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Are you an Australian PR holder or citizen and want to bring your parents to Australia?

The Australia Parent Migration Visa allows Australian citizens, Permanent Residents or eligible New Zealand Citizens to sponsor their parents to relocate permanently to Australia.

 

How to bring parents to Australia?

The Australia Parent Migration Visa is classified into two types:

 

Non-Contributory Parent Visas

This is a PR visa which has low processing fee.

To be eligible, parents must have a sponsor, meet health and character requirements and pass the balance of family test. To pass the balance of family test, at least half of the parent’s children must reside permanently in Australia.

 

Contributory Parent Visas

This is a fast-track PR visa for select applicants based on the queue and cap.

To be eligible, parents must have a sponsor, meet health and character requirements, pass the balance of family test and have an assurance of support. The assurance of support is a legal commitment from the sponsor to give their financial support.

 

Australia Parent Visa Benefits

What Does a Parent Visa Let You Do?

  • Stay in Australia indefinitely;
  • Travel to and from Australia with no restrictions;
  • Could be entitled to Medicare, which is Australia’s Government health system;
  • Fewer restrictions on work rights;
  • Apply for Australian citizenship, once eligible, when the residence in Australia requirements are met.

 

Australia Parent Visa Details

Sponsored Parent (Temporary) Subclass 870 Visa

This temporary visa lets a parent of an Australian citizen, Australian Permanent Resident or eligible New Zealand Citizen visit Australia for up to 3 or 5 years.

 

Sponsored Australia Parent Visa Benefits

With this visa your parents can:

  • visit Australia for up to 3 or 5 years per visa
  • apply for further visas to visit up to a maximum period in Australia of 10 years

 

 Your parents MUST:

  • have an approved Parent Sponsorship before you can lodge an application for this visa
  • apply online for this visa
  • lodge your visa application within 6 months of the sponsorship approval, or 60 days if you are given Permission to Apply in Australia

 

This visa allows your parents to:

  • reunite with children and family members
  • visit Australia for up to 3 or 5 years per visa
  • re-apply for visas to visit up to a maximum period of 10 years in Australia

 

NOTE: Your parents cannot work while on this visa

  

Parent (Permanent) Subclass 103 Visa

This permanent visa lets a parent of a settled Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen move to Australia.

 

With this visa your parents can:

  • move to or stay in Australia as a permanent resident 
  • sponsor eligible family members to come to Australia
  • apply for Australian citizenship if eligible

 

Your parents MUST:

  • have an eligible child who is a settled Australian citizen, Australian Permanent Resident or eligible New Zealand Citizen
  • meet all applicable visa conditions and follow Australian law
  • not have already applied for or hold a Sponsored Parent (Temporary) (Subclass 870) visa when applying for this visa

 

Note: The Department is not asking Family visa applicants to travel offshore at this time. A temporary concession to allow visas to be granted to applicants in Australia is available to eligible Parent visa applicants from 24 March 2021.

 

 This visa allows your parents to:

  • stay in Australia indefinitely
  • work and study in Australia
  • enrol in Australia's public health care scheme, Medicare
  • sponsor your family members to come to Australia
  • apply for Australian citizenship, if eligible

 

Australia Parent Visa Benefits

Travel to and from Australia for 5 years

Your parents can travel to and from Australia as many times as you want for 5 years from the date the visa is granted if the travel facility on this visa remains valid.

If your parents want to travel after the initial 5-year travel facility:

  • Your parents will need to apply for and be granted a Resident Return Visa (RRV) so that your parents can re-enter Australia as a permanent resident.
  • Your parents might also want to consider Australian citizenship. If your parents become Australian citizens then they do not require a visa to enter Australia.
  • Your Parents will need to apply for an Australian passport and use it to leave and re-enter Australia. 

 

Apply for a Parent visa (subclass 103) as a retiree

If you apply for the subclass 103 visa as a retiree, your parents do not have to:

  • meet the balance of family test, or
  • have a sponsor or an assurance of support

This is a permanent visa. It lets your parents stay in Australia indefinitely.

For citizenship purposes, your parents permanent residence starts on the day the visa is granted.

 

Contributory Parent (Permanent) Subclass 143 Visa

This permanent visa lets a parent of a settled Australian Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident of Australia or eligible New Zealand Citizen move to Australia.

 

With this visa your parents can:

  • move to or stay in Australia as a permanent resident
  • sponsor eligible family members to come to Australia
  • apply for Australian citizenship, if eligible

 

Your parents MUST:

  • have an eligible child who is a settled Australian citizen, Permanent Resident or eligible New Zealand Citizen, unless you are applying for the Retirement Pathway
  • meet the balance-of-family test, unless you are applying for the Retirement Pathway or hold a Subclass 173 visa
  • have an Assurance of Support, unless you are applying for the Retirement Pathway
  • not have already applied for or hold a Sponsored Parent (Temporary) (Subclass 870) visa when applying for this visa

 

Contributory Parent Visa Benefits

This visa allows your parents to:

  • stay in Australia indefinitely
  • work and study in Australia
  • enrol in Australia's public health care scheme, Medicare
  • sponsor your family members to come to Australia
  • travel to and enter Australia for 5 years
  • apply for Australian citizenship, if eligible

 

Travel to and from Australia for 5 years

Your parents can travel to and from Australia as many times as you want for 5 years from the date the visa is granted. This is as long as the travel facility on this visa remains valid.

If your parents want to travel after the initial 5-year travel facility:

  • Your parents will need to apply for and be granted a Resident Return (RRV) so that Your Parents can re-enter Australia as a permanent resident
  • Your parents might also want to consider Australian citizenship. If you become an Australian citizen, you don't require a visa to enter Australia. Your Parents will need to apply for an Australian passport and use it to leave and re-enter Australia. 

 

Apply for a Parent visa (subclass 143) as a retiree

If you apply for the subclass 103 visa as a retiree you don't have to:

  • meet the balance of family test, or
  • have a sponsor or an assurance of support

You can be in or outside Australia when you apply for the visa.

If you apply in Australia, any family members who apply with you must also be in Australia, but not in immigration clearance, when you apply. If you apply outside Australia, any family members who apply for the visa with you must also be outside Australia when you apply.

If you are applying as a retiree you must be in Australia, but not in immigration clearance, when you apply. You can be in or outside Australia when the decision is being made regarding your application.

 

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