Parent Visa is a group of visas which allows the parents of an Australian citizen, Australian Permanent Resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen to live in Australia.
Parent Visa is classified into two different types. One is for all parents; another is for the aged parents who are old enough to receive the Australian aged pension.
If you want to apply for these visas, you must:
- Have a child who is a settled Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or an eligible New Zealand citizen
- Have least half of your children live in Australia
- Or have more children live in Australia than in any other country
Parent Visa for all parents:
For those all parents who are willing to come to Australia to accompany their children, they are able to apply for the Contributory Parent Visa (subclass 173 and subclass143) or the Parent Visa (subclass 103).
Parents can apply the subclass 173 (Temporary) first after this visa has been granted, then they are able to apply for the subclass 143 visa for living in Australia permanently.
Also, applying for the Parent Visa (subclass 103) can be considered if the parents have the lower budget; however, they need to wait up to 30 years for this visa to be granted!
Parent Visa for aged parents:
For those aged parents, they can apply for the Contributory Aged Parent (Temporary) visa (subclass 884). After this visa has been granted, then the parents are able to apply for the Contributory Aged Parent (Permanent) visa (subclass 864) to stay in Australia permanently.
They can also apply for the subclass 103 visa, but just like it have been mentioned above, they need to wait up to 30 years for getting this visa!