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Parent Visa

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Parent visa belongs to a category of family visa. There are many Australian family visas and parent visa is one of them. 

Parent Visa

What is a Parent Visa?

Parent Visa is offered to applicants who have eligible child/ children reside in Australia as an Australian citizen, a permanent resident, or an eligible citizen of New Zealand. Applicants must meet the balance of family test at the time of application and at the time of decision.

Balance of family test for the applicant

This requires that:

  • Half of the applicant’s children must be settled Australian citizens or permanent residents or

  • More of the applicant’s children must be settled Australian citizens or permanent residents than being settled in any other single country.

 

All children of the parent and the parent’s current partner, including adopted and step children must be included in the balance of family test. Step children of a former partner can be counted in limited circumstance.

Sponsor Must be Settled in Australia

The sponsor must show evidence that they have been lawfully present in Australia for at least two years at the time of application

Types of Parent visa;

Onshore parent visa;
Permanent Aged Parent Visa subclass 804 Onshore (Non-Contributory)

This requires that the visa applicant be an aged parent. The definition of aged is 66 years and 6 months as of (1st July 2021). A benefit of the Aged Parent Visa subclass 804 is that; it can be lodged onshore.
Applicants must meet the balance of family test. All children of the parent and the parent’s current partner, including adopted and step children must be included in the balance of family test. Step children of a former partner can be counted in limited circumstance.
An assurance of support must be paid for in relation to all applications.
All applicants must meet health and character requirements.
There is an option of ‘Contributory Parent Visa subclass 864’ which assures faster processing of immigration at a higher cost.
When applying for an aged parent visa (subclass 804), a contributory aged parent visa (subclass 864) or a contributory aged parent visa – temporary (subclass 884) the applicant must be in Australia at the time of application and at the time of grant.

Permanent Aged Parent Visa subclass 864 Onshore (Contributory)

This requires that the visa applicant be an aged parent. Contributory Aged Parent visa is beneficial as it can be lodged onshore.
Applicants must meet the balance of family test. All children of the parent and the parent’s current partner, including adopted and step children must be included in the balance of family test. Step children of a former partner can be counted in limited circumstance.
An assurance of support must be paid for in relation to all applications.
All applicants must meet health and character requirements.
This visa is subject to an additional ‘contribution’ which is a 2nd instalment paid to the Department prior to the visa grant. The 2nd instalment is a significant amount of money, which is subject to increases each year.

Temporary Aged Contributory Visa Onshore 884

This is a temporary aged contributory parent visa. Please talk to expert about this visa option.

Permanent Aged Parent Visa subclass 103 offshore (Non-Contributory)

This requires that the visa applicant be an aged parent. The definition of aged is 66 years and 6 months as of (1st July 2021). A benefit of the Aged Parent Visa is that it can be lodged onshore.
Applicants must meet the balance of family test. All children of the parent and the parent’s current partner, including adopted and step children must be included in the balance of family test. Step children of a former partner can be counted in limited circumstance.
An assurance of support must be paid for in relation to all applications.
All applicants must meet health and character requirements.
There is an option of Offshore Contributory Parent Visa which assures faster processing of immigration at a higher cost.

Permanent Aged Parent Visa subclass 143 offshore (Contributory)

Applicants must meet the balance of family test. All children of the parent and the parent’s current partner, including adopted and step children must be included in the balance of family test. Step children of a former partner can be counted in limited circumstance.
An assurance of support must be paid for in relation to all applications.
All applicants must meet health and character requirements.
This visa is subject to an additional ‘contribution’ which is a 2nd instalment paid to the Department prior to the visa grant. The 2nd instalment is a significant amount of money, which is subject to increases each year.

Temporary Contributory Parent Visa Offshore 173

This is a temporary contributory offshore parent visa. Please talk to expert about this visa subclass
When applying for a parent visa (subclass 103), a contributory parent visa (subclass 143) or a contributory parent visa – temporary (subclass 173) the applicant can be inside or outside of Australia at the time of application and must be outside of Australia at the time of grant.

Sponsored Parent Visa – Temporary (subclass 870)

Temporary Parent visa for applicants who do not pass the balance of family test. A sponsored parent visa – temporary (subclass 870) is a temporary visa that allows a parent to stay in Australia for either 3 years or 5 years, depending on which option they select.
The sponsor must first be approved before a sponsored parent visa application can be lodged. It is possible to apply for further visas allowing the parent to stay in Australia for up to 10 years in total. There is no pathway to permanent residency when using this option.
Sponsor must need to pass the income threshold criteria.

Your Birthdate
Your Age Pension age
Date of Age Pension age change
1 January 1954 to 30 June 1955
66 years
1 July 2019
1 July 1955 to 31 December 1956
66 years and 6 months
1 July 2021
On or after 1 January 1957
67 years
1 July 2023