Parent Visa to Australia and New Zealand

Parent Visa to Australia (Subclass 143 or 173)

Parents can migrate to Australia with this visa for temporary or permanently if they have a child in Australia who is an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, or eligible citizen. If parents age under 65 years and meet the balance of family test they can lodge a contributory parent visa. A contributory parent visa is a permanent visa and processed in approximately 48 months.

Basic Requirements

• Applicants must have a child who is a settled Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand, citizen
• Applicants must be sponsored by their child or child’s spouse or de-facto partner in Australia if they are over 18 years of age
• If the applicant’s child is under 18 years of age, a spouse or de-facto partner, guardian or community organization can sponsor the applicant
• The child must have lived in Australia lawfully for two years immediately before the application is lodged
• Applicants must meet health and character requirements
• There is no age limit for parent visas however for Aged parent visas, applicants must be of the relevant age.

Parent Visa subclasses include:

• Parent Visa (Subclass 103) permanent residency
• Aged Parent Visa (Subclass 804) permanent residency
• Contributory Parent visa (Subclass 173) temporary residency
• Contributory Parent visa (Subclass 143) permanent residency
• Contributory Aged Parent (Subclass 884) temporary residency
• Contributory Aged Parent visa (Subclass 864) permanent residency

Frequently Asked Question (FAQ)

1. Can I bring my parents to Australia permanently?
Ans: Yes, you can bring your parents through a contributory parent visa.
2. What are the requirements that I must meet to migrate as a parent?
Ans: Please consult with us.
3. What is the balance of family test?
Ans: The balance-of-family test is an essential eligibility criterion for the Australian Parent visa and it helps establish the extent of parents links to Australia and is said to meet if not less than half of their children stay permanently in Australia or more of their children are permanent Australian residents than in any other country.

4. How is a contributory parent visa different from Noncontributory parent visa?
Ans: When applicants in the contributory parent category are given high priority for processing, those in the parent (non-contributory) category have to wait longer for their visa to be processed and finalized. Moreover, the contributory parent visa applicants have to pay higher second installments, as well as larger Assurance of Support money, which is a contribution to health and welfare costs.
5. What children are counted in the balance of family test?
Ans: The balance-of-family test counts children, including step-children and adopted children of both parents. However, among these children, at least half of them must be Australia citizens or Australia PR.

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