Parent visa

subclass

Are you a permanent resident of Australia? Do you want to call your parents in Australia? You will be happy to know that Australia Parent Migration Visa allows people with PR to sponsor PR. It sounds easy but it is not, you will need expert guidance on this. Don’t worry Way2OZ Migration Services is here to help you out, we have in-depth knowledge and decades of experience with Australian immigration, also we are registered with the Office of the MARN (MARN 1801532).

 

The Australian Department of Home Affairs has Parent Visa those whose children are living in Australia. To qualify for this VISA, the applicant must meet the balance of the family test. This test requires that at least half or more than half of their children must be living in Australia. Also, as a parent, you must be sponsored by an eligible person that is your son/daughter.

 

We are your partner in your journey towards getting your Parent Visa Australia. We have an extensive network of legal experts who offer complete legal advice and help you find ways by which you can quickly get a PR for your parents. We are known for offering excellent services with a simple goal to get you the PR smoothly, quickly and is compliance with all the laws so that you don’t face any trouble in the future. We have a clear fee structure so that you can have peace of mind and trust us as your preferred partner in your journey towards getting a PR.

 

You must be thinking that there is a lot of struggles in getting a PR for your parents, some of the obvious benefits after securing a PR are as follows:

 

  • They can stay with you indefinitely in Australia
  • They can work there and do their business
  • They can request for public healthcare scheme
  • Can further sponsor their relatives to come to Australia

 

Some of the conditions and documents required are as follows

  • You must have a child who is an Australian citizen and must be living there for at least two years, he must be a PR holder or eligible New Zealand citizen
  • They should have half or more of their children living permanently in Australia as discussed above in the Balance of Family test.
  • You Must have sound health required for visa conditions

 

You must know that Parent Visa have Categories, there are currently six classes of Parent visas that fall into two major categories – non-contributory and contributory. These are classified based on an applicant’s age, and temporary and permanent residence. There are two paths to permanent residency for parents: ‘non-contributory and ‘contributory’. The non-contributory Visa has a much longer waiting time, but the fess required is quite low. The contributory parent visa is processed quickly but its cost is quite higher

 

Don’t you worry! We are members of the MIA, Migration Allianz that works with the government departments and other stakeholders. We are your constant partner, we not only fill your application form, but we also make sure that everything is covered, and you get the PR as quickly as possible. What are you waiting for? Call us today at +61 469 839 836 or reach us via mail – info@way2oz.com. We are always thrilled and always go an extra mile to help our clients and that is reflected through the feedback that they have given us.

Who is eligible?

You may apply for a parent visa if your child is:

  • an Australian citizen or
  • an Australian permanent resident or
  • an eligible New Zealand citizen

You must also:

  • meet the balance of family test requirement i.e. 50% or more of your children live in Australia or 50% or more of your children live permanently in Australia than in any other country.
  • provide an assurance of support which is a legal document confirming that you receive financial support in certain circumstances so you do not have to rely on social security payments. In most cases this document will be provided by your child who is sponsoring you.

Sub classes

870

Sponsored Parent (Temporary) Visa

870

Sponsored Parent (Temporary) Visa
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103

Offshore Parent Visa

103

Offshore Parent Visa
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173

Contributory Parent (Temporary) Visa

173

Contributory Parent (Temporary) Visa
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143

Contributory Parent Visa

143

Contributory Parent Visa
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884

Contributory Aged Parent (Temporary) Visa

884

Contributory Aged Parent (Temporary) Visa
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864

Contributory Aged Parent Visa

864

Contributory Aged Parent Visa
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Sponsored Parent (Temporary) Visa

subclass 870

This temporary visa lets a parent of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen visit Australia for up to 3 or 5 years.

You must be sponsored by a Parent Sponsor. The sponsor needs to apply to become an approved Parent sponsor before the visa application can be lodged.

You must be outside Australia when Department of Home Affairs makes a decision on your application.

Eligibility

Parent Sponsor

you must have an approved Parent Sponsor to apply for this visa. The sponsor must be able to provide evidence of an annual gross income of AUD 83,000 or more.

The Department of Home Affairs must approve the sponsorship.

Health requirement

you and any family members who apply for this visa with you must meet Australia’s health requirement. The Department of Home Affairs might also ask that other non-migrating family members meet the requirement.

Eligible

you must be:

  • the biological, adoptive, step parent or parent-in-law of the Parent Sponsor
  • at least 18 years old

there is neither a requirement for balance of family test or assurance of support for this visa.

Character requirement

you and any family members who apply for this visa with you must meet Australia’s character requirement. The Department of Home Affairs might also ask that other non-migrating family members meet the requirement.

Funding Arrangements

you must have sufficient funds available to support yourself while in Australia.

Previous Visa Cancellations & Refusals

you might not be eligible for this visa if you have had  a visa cancelled or refused while you were in Australia.

Genuine Temporary Entrant

you must have sufficient funds available to support yourself while in Australia.

Health Insurance (OVHC)

you must maintain adequate health insurance for the entire visa duration.

this health cover is called OVHC – Overseas Visitor Health Cover and is only available from an approved Australian health insurance provider.

Visa

Visa cost starts from:

  • AUD 5,000 for 3 years
  • AUD 10,000 for 5 years

You cannot include family members in this visa application.

The payment for this visa is required in 2 installments. First installment is required at the time of the application. The 2nd installment is required when the Department of Home Affairs asks.

Application

you must be outside Australia at the time of visa application.

you can be in or outside Australia at the time of decision.

Processing

Processing times are not available for this visa category yet, as being relatively new.

It is expected that average time frames will be available around late Oct 2019.

Offshore Parent Visa

subclass 103

This is a permanent visa that allows parents to live in Australia if their child is an Australian, Eligible New Zealand citizen or permanent resident. Applicants for this visa may have to wait many years before being granted a visa, as there are limited number of places available each year.​

You must be outside Australia when Department of Home Affairs makes a decision on your application.

Eligibility

Sponsor

you must be sponsored by an eligible sponsor. Usually an eligible child is the sponsor. In case where the child is under 18, you can be sponsored by an eligible relative or community organization.

The Department of Home Affairs must approve the sponsorship.

Health requirement

you and any family members who apply for this visa with you must meet Australia’s health requirement. The Department of Home Affairs might also ask that other non-migrating family members meet the requirement.

Balance of Family test

you must meet the balance of family test, which is:

  • at least half of your children and step-children are eligible children, or
  • there are more eligible children living in Australia than in any other single country

Character requirement

you and any family members who apply for this visa with you must meet Australia’s character requirement. The Department of Home Affairs might also ask that other non-migrating family members meet the requirement.

Assurance of support

you must be able to obtain an assurance of support.

this is a measure to ensure you will not have to rely on government assistance once you arrive in Australia.

See detailed information on Assurance of Support.

Previous Visa Cancellations & Refusals

you might not be eligible for this visa if you have had  a visa cancelled or refused while you were in Australia.

Visa

Visa cost starts from AUD 6,415. You can include family members in this visa application, but an additional charge applies for each of the members included in the application.

The payment for this visa is required in 2 installments.

First installment is required at the time of the application. the 2nd installment is required when the Department of Home Affairs asks.

Application

you can apply for this visa either onshore or offshore, but you must be outside Australia at the time of the decision.

any family members who are included in this visa application also must be in the same country as the main applicant when applying for this visa.

Processing

The Department of Home Affairs does not provide any specific time period within which visa applications will be processed under this category. However, on average, applications for this visa can take anywhere from 10-16 years.

The reason for this extended time frame is due to this category being subject to capping and queueing under the Migration program planning levels.

For 2019-20, the cap for this visa category has been set at 7,371 places. Note: These places are allocated to the entire Visa Category and not just this subclass.

Aged Parent Visa

subclass 804

This is a permanent visa similar to Parent Visa subclass 103, however only eligible for applicants who are eligible for the Australia age pension.

You must be in Australia when Department of Home Affairs makes a decision on your application.

Eligibility

Sponsor

you must be sponsored by an eligible sponsor. Usually an eligible child is the sponsor. In case where the child is under 18, you can be sponsored by an eligible relative or community organization.

The Department of Home Affairs must approve the sponsorship.

Health requirement

you and any family members who apply for this visa with you must meet Australia’s health requirement. The Department of Home Affairs might also ask that other non-migrating family members meet the requirement.

Balance of Family test

you must meet the balance of family test, which is:

  • at least half of your children and step-children are eligible children, or
  • there are more eligible children living in Australia than in any other single country

Character requirement

you and any family members who apply for this visa with you must meet Australia’s character requirement. The Department of Home Affairs might also ask that other non-migrating family members meet the requirement.

Assurance of support

you must be able to obtain an assurance of support.

this is a measure to ensure you will not have to rely on government assistance once you arrive in Australia.

See detailed information on Assurance of Support.

Previous Visa Cancellations & Refusals

you might not be eligible for this visa if you have had  a visa cancelled or refused while you were in Australia.

Age

you must be old enough to receive the age pension in Australia. The pension age will be gradually increased from 65 to 67 years. See table >>

Visa

Visa cost starts from AUD 6,415. You can include family members in this visa application, but an additional charge applies for each of the members included in the application.

The payment for this visa is required in 2 installments.

First installment is required at the time of the application. the 2nd installment is required when the Department of Home Affairs asks.

Application

you must be in Australia to apply for this visa. you must still be in Australia when the decision is made on your application.

any family members who are included in this visa application also must be in Australia when applying for this visa.

Processing

The Department of Home Affairs does not provide any specific time period within which visa applications will be processed under this category. However, on average, applications for this visa can take anywhere from 10-16 years.

The reason for this extended time frame is due to this category being subject to capping and queueing under the Migration program planning levels.

For 2019-20, the cap for this visa category has been set at 7,371 places. Note: These places are allocated to the entire Visa Category and not just this subclass.

Contributory Parent (temporary) Visa

subclass 173

This is a temporary visa that allows parents to live in Australia if their child is an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or an eligible New Zealand citizen. However application charge for this visa is significantly higher than other parent visas.

This visa  allows applicant to live in Australia for up to 2 years. By choosing the Subclass 173 option first and then applying for the Subclass 143 Visa option later, you could spread the costs of the Contributory Parent Visa over those two years.

Eligibility

Sponsor

you must be sponsored by an eligible sponsor. Usually an eligible child is the sponsor. In case where the child is under 18, you can be sponsored by an eligible relative or community organization.

The Department of Home Affairs must approve the sponsorship.

Health requirement

you and any family members who apply for this visa with you must meet Australia’s health requirement. The Department of Home Affairs might also ask that other non-migrating family members meet the requirement.

Balance of Family test

you must meet the balance of family test, which is:

  • at least half of your children and step-children are eligible children, or
  • there are more eligible children living in Australia than in any other single country

Character requirement

you and any family members who apply for this visa with you must meet Australia’s character requirement. The Department of Home Affairs might also ask that other non-migrating family members meet the requirement.

Previous Visa Cancellations & Refusals

you might not be eligible for this visa if you have had  a visa cancelled or refused while you were in Australia.

Visa

Visa cost starts from AUD 31,390. You can include family members in this visa application, but an additional charge applies for each of the members included in the application.

The payment for this visa is required in 2 installments.

First installment is required at the time of the application. the 2nd installment is required when the Department of Home Affairs asks.

Application

you can apply for this visa either onshore or offshore, but you must be outside Australia at the time of the decision.

any family members who are included in this visa application also must be in the same country as the main applicant when applying for this visa.

Processing

The Department of Home Affairs does not provide any specific time period within which visa applications will be processed under this category. However, on average, applications for this visa can take anywhere from 3-4 years.

The visa category is not subject to capping and queueing under the Migration program planning levels and visa applications are processed in order of the date they are received.

Contributory Parent Visa

subclass 143

This is a permanent visa that allows parents to live in Australia if their child is an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or an eligible New Zealand citizen. However application charge for this visa is significantly higher than other parent visas.

It is important to note that the temporary subclass 173 visa is not a prerequisite for the permanent subclass 143 visa.

Eligibility

Sponsor

you must be sponsored by an eligible sponsor. Usually an eligible child is the sponsor. In case where the child is under 18, you can be sponsored by an eligible relative or community organization.

The Department of Home Affairs must approve the sponsorship.

Health requirement

you and any family members who apply for this visa with you must meet Australia’s health requirement. The Department of Home Affairs might also ask that other non-migrating family members meet the requirement.

Balance of Family test

you must meet the balance of family test, which is:

  • at least half of your children and step-children are eligible children, or
  • there are more eligible children living in Australia than in any other single country

Character requirement

you and any family members who apply for this visa with you must meet Australia’s character requirement. The Department of Home Affairs might also ask that other non-migrating family members meet the requirement.

Assurance of support

you must be able to obtain an assurance of support.

this is a measure to ensure you will not have to rely on government assistance once you arrive in Australia.

See detailed information on Assurance of Support.

Previous Visa Cancellations & Refusals

you might not be eligible for this visa if you have had  a visa cancelled or refused while you were in Australia.

Visa

Visa cost starts from AUD 47,755. You can include family members in this visa application, but an additional charge applies for each of the members included in the application.

The payment for this visa is required in 2 installments.

First installment is required at the time of the application. the 2nd installment is required when the Department of Home Affairs asks.

Application

you can apply for this visa either onshore or offshore, but you must be outside Australia at the time of the decision, unless you hold or held a Contributory Parent (Temporary) Visa subclass 173 or Visitor Visa subclass 600 before lodging your application.

any family members who are included in this visa application also must be in the same country as the main applicant when applying for this visa.

Processing

The Department of Home Affairs does not provide any specific time period within which visa applications will be processed under this category. However, on average, applications for this visa can take anywhere from 3-4 years.

The reason for this extended time frame is due to this category being subject to capping and queueing under the Migration program planning levels.

For 2019-20, the cap for this visa category has been set at 7,371 places. Note: These places are allocated to the entire Visa Category and not just this subclass.

Contributory Aged Parent (temporary) Visa

subclass 884

This is a temporary visa that allows the older/aged parents to live in Australia for up to two years. This visa cannot be extended or renewed

If the parents want to stay in Australia permanently, they can apply for the permanent Contributory Aged Parent 864 visa after the temporary 884 visa is expired.

Eligibility

Sponsor

you must be sponsored by an eligible sponsor. Usually an eligible child is the sponsor. In case where the child is under 18, you can be sponsored by an eligible relative or community organization.

The Department of Home Affairs must approve the sponsorship.

Health requirement

you and any family members who apply for this visa with you must meet Australia’s health requirement. The Department of Home Affairs might also ask that other non-migrating family members meet the requirement.

Balance of Family test

you must meet the balance of family test, which is:

  • at least half of your children and step-children are eligible children, or
  • there are more eligible children living in Australia than in any other single country

Character requirement

you and any family members who apply for this visa with you must meet Australia’s character requirement. The Department of Home Affairs might also ask that other non-migrating family members meet the requirement.

Assurance of support

you must be able to obtain an assurance of support.

this is a measure to ensure you will not have to rely on government assistance once you arrive in Australia.

See detailed information on Assurance of Support.

Previous Visa Cancellations & Refusals

you might not be eligible for this visa if you have had  a visa cancelled or refused while you were in Australia.

Age

you must be old enough to receive the age pension in Australia. The pension age will be gradually increased from 65 to 67 years. See table >>

No further stay condition

the visa you currently hold must not have a no further stay condition on it.

Visa

Visa cost starts from AUD 33,285. You can include family members in this visa application, but an additional charge applies for each of the members included in the application.

The payment for this visa is required in 2 installments.

First installment is required at the time of the application. the 2nd installment is required when the Department of Home Affairs asks.

Application

you must be in Australia when you apply  and at the time of the decision.

any family members who are included in this visa application also must be in Australia when applying for this visa.

Processing

The Department of Home Affairs does not provide any specific time period within which visa applications will be processed under this category. However, on average, applications for this visa can take anywhere from 3-4 years.

The reason for this extended time frame is due to this category being subject to capping and queueing under the Migration program planning levels.

Contributory Aged Parent Visa

subclass 864

This is a permanent visa that allows the older/aged parents to live in Australia. 

The cost is significantly higher for this visa category, but you can split this cost by applying for temporary 884 visa first.

Eligibility

Sponsor

you must be sponsored by an eligible sponsor. Usually an eligible child is the sponsor. In case where the child is under 18, you can be sponsored by an eligible relative or community organization.

The Department of Home Affairs must approve the sponsorship.

Health requirement

you and any family members who apply for this visa with you must meet Australia’s health requirement. The Department of Home Affairs might also ask that other non-migrating family members meet the requirement.

Balance of Family test

you must meet the balance of family test, which is:

  • at least half of your children and step-children are eligible children, or
  • there are more eligible children living in Australia than in any other single country

Character requirement

you and any family members who apply for this visa with you must meet Australia’s character requirement. The Department of Home Affairs might also ask that other non-migrating family members meet the requirement.

Assurance of support

you must be able to obtain an assurance of support.

this is a measure to ensure you will not have to rely on government assistance once you arrive in Australia.

See detailed information on Assurance of Support.

Previous Visa Cancellations & Refusals

you might not be eligible for this visa if you have had  a visa cancelled or refused while you were in Australia.

Age

you must be old enough to receive the age pension in Australia. The pension age will be gradually increased from 65 to 67 years. See table >>

Visa

Visa cost starts from AUD 47,755. You can include family members in this visa application, but an additional charge applies for each of the members included in the application.

The payment for this visa is required in 2 installments.

First installment is required at the time of the application. the 2nd installment is required when the Department of Home Affairs asks.

Application

you must be in Australia when you apply  and at the time of the decision.

any family members who are included in this visa application also must be in Australia when applying for this visa.

Processing

The Department of Home Affairs does not provide any specific time period within which visa applications will be processed under this category. However, on average, applications for this visa can take anywhere from 3-4 years.

The reason for this extended time frame is due to this category being subject to capping and queueing under the Migration program planning levels.

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