Parent Visa

If you are thinking of bringing your parents to Australia on a permanent or temporary stay; below are some parent visa categories which could help you decide depending on your circumstances;

Permanent Parent visa subclasses:

143 Contributory Parent Visa

Eligibility:

  • Must be sponsored by an eligible sponsor. 

  • Meet Balance of family test.

  • Not hold a 870 Parent visa (temporary) when applying for this visa.

  • Hold a 173 visa and want to apply for permanent residency after the prescribed period.

  • Meet health and character requirements.

  • Need to be able to obtain Assurance of support.

Parent Visa 103:

Eligibility:

  • Must be sponsored by an eligible sponsor.

  • Meet Balance of family test.

  • Meet health and character requirements.

  • Need to be able to obtain Assurance of support.

 

 

884 Aged parent

Eligibility:

  • Must be sponsored by an eligible sponsor; will be your child or step child. They must be settled in Australia as an Australian Citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen

  • Meet Balance of family test

  • Meet health and character requirements

  • Need to be able to obtain Assurance of support

864 Contributory Aged parent

Eligibility:

  • Must be sponsored by an eligible sponsor.

  • Meet Balance of family test

  • Meet health and character requirements

  • Need to be able to obtain Assurance of support

804 Aged parent

Eligibility:

  • Must be sponsored by an eligible sponsor.

  • Meet Balance of family test

  • Meet health and character requirements

  • Need to be able to obtain Assurance of support.

Temporary Parent visas:

 

870 Sponsored Parent Visa

This visa is a temporary parent visa and you can chose if you want to apply for a 3 or 5 year visa.

Eligibility for Applicant:

  • You must be the biological parent, step-parent, or parent in law of your sponsor

  • Your sponsor must be approved first before applying for this visa.

  • You must meet health and character requirements

  • You must maintain adequate health insurance

Eligibility for Sponsor:

  • Must be an Australian Citizen;

  • Be an Australian permanent resident and reside in Australia for at least 4 years or; Be an Australian Citizen.

  • Have not been unlawful

  • Must pass the income test

173 Contributory Parent Visa

This is a temporary visa that will allow you to stay in Australia for up to 2 years. You will then be able to apply for the 143 Parent visa (permanent).

You can include members of family unit in your application when you apply.

 

Eligibility:

  • Not have a sponsored Parent 870 visa

  • Must have a sponsor. You would be usually sponsored by an eligible child

  • Must meet health and character requirements

  • Meet Family of Balance test

884 Aged parent - Contributory Aged Parent

This is a temporary visa that will allow you to stay in Australia for up to 2 years. You will then be able to apply for the 864 Contributory Aged Parent visa (permanent).

You can include members of family unit in your application when you apply.

 

Eligibility:

  • Not have a sponsored Parent 870 visa

  • Must be sponsored by an eligible child

  • Must meet health and character requirements

  • Meet Family of Balance tes