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Parents Visa and Other Relative Visa

Relative & Parents Visa Immigration Lawyers Australia

Parents Visa Immigration Lawyers Australia

If you are a settled Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen living in Australia, and would like to bring a parent or other relative to Australia, there are a number of options potentially available to you.

If the parent is already in Australia:

  • Aged Parent (subclass 804) visa for aged parents to remain in Australia permanently.
  • Contributory Aged Parent (subclass 864) visa similar to the Subclass 804, but with a much faster processing time and correspondingly higher application fee.
  • Contributory Aged Parent (Temporary) (subclass 884) visa a two year parent visa, leading to the subclass 864 visa for permanent residence.
  • Contributory Parent (subclass 143) visa for Contributory Parent (subclass 173) visa holders, and eligible current or former Retirement (subclass 410) or Investor Retirement (subclass 405) visa-holders to transition to a permanent Australian visa.

If the parent is outside of Australia:

  • Parent (subclass 103) visa for parents to move to and live in Australia permanently, or for eligible current or former Retirement (subclass 410) or Investor Retirement (subclass 405) visa-holders to transition to a permanent Australian visa.
  • Contributory Parent (subclass 143) visa similar to the Parent (subclass 103) visa, but with a much faster processing time and correspondingly higher application fee.
  • Contributory Parent (Temporary) (subclass 173) visa a two year parent visa, leading to the subclass 143 visa for permanent residence.
  • Sponsored Parent (Temporary) (subclass 870) visa a temporary visa that allows a parent to visit Australia for up to three or five years (up to a maximum of ten years). There are various requirements, including an income test, that must be met by the Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen sponsor, who must be approved by the Department of Home Affairs as a sponsor before a subclass 870 visa application can be lodged. This visa does not provide a pathway to Australian permanent residence.

Balance of Family Test

The above onshore and offshore Parent visas have a ‘balance of family test’ which requires that at least half of the parents’ children must be Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents or eligible New Zealand citizens who are usually resident in Australia, or alternatively the parent must have more children living in Australia as Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents or eligible New Zealand citizens who are usually resident in Australia, than in any other country.

This test does not apply to eligible current or former Retirement (subclass 410) or Investor Retirement (subclass 405) visa-holders seeking to transition to a permanent Australian visa, nor to subclass 870 visa applicants.

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