The Parent Visa Australia is a type of visa that allows parents of Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents, or eligible New Zealand citizens to live in Australia permanently. This visa is designed to reunite families and support parents who are dependent on their children living in Australia.
There are two types of Parent Visa Australia:
- Contributory Parent Visa (subclass 864 or 884): This visa requires a significant contribution fee and has a faster processing time. The Contributory Parent Visa is for parents who are prepared to pay a higher visa application fee to have their application processed more quickly.
- Parent Visa (subclass 103): This visa has a lower application fee but a longer processing time. The Parent Visa is for parents who are willing to wait longer for their visa application to be processed.
To be eligible for the Parent Visa Australia, you must meet the following eligibility requirements:
- Balance of family test: You must have at least half of your children living permanently in Australia, or more children living permanently in Australia than in any other country.
- Age requirement: You must meet the age requirements for the parent visa you are applying for.
- Sponsorship: You must have an eligible sponsor who is your child, stepchild, or adopted child.
- Health and character requirements: You must meet health and character requirements.
It is important to note that the Parent Visa Australia application process can be complex and lengthy, and it is recommended that you seek the advice of a registered migration agent to determine your eligibility and improve your chances of successfully obtaining the visa.