• Parents Visa

Australia offers a Parent Visa program for individuals who wish to live in Australia with their children who are Australian citizens, permanent residents, or eligible New Zealand citizens. There are currently two main types of Parent Visas:

  1. Parent Visa (Subclass 103): This visa is a permanent residence visa that allows parents to live in Australia if they have a child who is an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen who is settled in Australia. This visa has a long processing time and a substantial waiting period, often several years.
  2. Contributory Parent Visa (Subclasses 143 and 173): These visas are also permanent residence visas for parents of Australian citizens, permanent residents, or eligible New Zealand citizens. They require a higher application fee than the Parent Visa (Subclass 103) but have a significantly shorter processing time. The Subclass 143 visa is for applicants who are outside Australia, while the Subclass 173 visa is a temporary visa for parents who are in Australia.

In addition to these main types of Parent Visas, there are also Contributory Aged Parent visas (Subclasses 864 and 884) for parents who are of pension age and meet certain age and health requirements. These visas have higher fees than the regular Parent Visa program but provide faster processing times.

It’s important to note that the Parent Visa program has eligibility criteria, including financial requirements, health requirements, and balance of family tests. The specific requirements and application process may vary depending on the subclass of visa and individual circumstances. It’s advisable to consult with a registered migration agent or the Australian Department of Home Affairs for detailed information and assistance with the application process.