Do you wish to Sponsor your Parents to Migrate to Australia?

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

The main requirements for Parent visas are as follows:

Applicants must have a child who is a settledAustralian 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 (a shorter period can be considered in some cases if the applicant can prove that they are settled)

Applicants must satisfy the balance of family test, this relates to the number of children applicants have living inside and outside Australia

Applicants must meet health and character requirements

Family members such as partner or dependent children can be added to the application in some cases

Applicants must have no outstanding debts owing to the commonwealth

Once applicants are granted a Parent visa, they can work and study in Australia and access medicare

An assurance of support bond is required from the applicant’s sponsor when the application is ready to be finalized. This payment is required to ensure that the applicant has funds to support himself so that he/she does not need to rely on government social security. The bond will be refunded once the applicant obtains a visa. Any debts to the commonwealth will be deducted

There is no age limit for parent visas however for Aged parent visas, applicants must be of the relevant age