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AGED PARENT VISA – SUBCLASS 804

The visa allows older parents to live permanently in Australia if they have a child who is an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen who is settled in Australia.

The current processing time for this visa is at least 30 years. If the application is made in Australia, you may be able to remain in Australia on a bridging visa during the processing of the visa. FC Lawyers are able to confirm your eligibility to make an application in Australia.

 

Who is eligible for the Aged Parent Visa?

To be eligible to apply for the Aged Parent Visa, you must be at an age where you are entitled to receive an age pension in Australia. This means that you must be 65 years of age or older. It’s important to be aware that the minimum age eligibility for an age pension in Australia may be more than 65 years old depending on when you were born.

 

You must also meet the balance of the family test. You meet this requirement if either:

• at least half of your children live permanently in Australia or

• more of your children live permanently in Australia than in any other country.

 

You must be sponsored by an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen. The sponsor needs to have been living lawfully in Australia for at least two years before you apply for this visa. For most applicants, your child or your child’s spouse or de facto partner will need to sponsor you.

 

You can include the following people in your visa application at the time of lodgement:

• your partner (married or de facto)

• your or your partner’s dependent children

• other dependent relatives.

 

How is this Visa useful?

Upon grant of the Aged Parent visa, you will be able to live in Australia permanently. It lets you and any family members who have also been granted this visa:

• stay in Australia indefinitely

• work and study in Australia

• enrol in Medicare, Australia’s scheme for health-related care and expenses

• apply for Australian citizenship (if you are eligible)

• sponsor eligible relatives for permanent residence

• travel to and from Australia for five years from the date the visa is granted (after that time, you will need a resident return visa or another visa to return to Australia).

 

What is the application process for Aged Parent Visa

You can lodge the application either in Australian or outside Australia. If you do not have a ‘no further stay’ provision on your visa you can lodge your visa in Australia and will be granted a bridging until the visa is determined.

If you would like any assistance to apply for the aged parent visa – Subclass 804, please contact our team of Registered Migration Agents.

 

 

PARENT VISA – SUBCLASS 103

The visa lets parents live permanently in Australia if they have a child who is an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen who is settled in Australia.

The current waiting time for this visa is over 30 years.

You must be sponsored by an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen. The sponsor needs to have been living lawfully in Australia for at least two years before you apply for this visa. For most applicants, your child or your child’s spouse or de facto partner will need to sponsor you.

 

If your child is younger than 18 years of age you can be sponsored by:

• your child’s spouse, if the spouse has turned 18 and is a settled Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen

• a relative or guardian of your child, if the relative or guardian has turned 18 and is a settled Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen

• a relative or guardian of your child’s spouse, if the spouse has not turned 18 and is a settled Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen

• a community organisation.

 

This is a permanent residence visa. It lets you and any family members who have also been granted this visa:

• stay in Australia indefinitely

• work and study in Australia

• enrol in Medicare, Australia’s scheme for health-related care and expenses

• apply for Australian citizenship (if you are eligible)

• sponsor eligible relatives for permanent residence

• travel to and from Australia for five years from the date the visa is granted (after that time, you will need a resident return visa or another visa to return to Australia).

 

All applications for a Contributory Parent visa (subclass 143) are currently processed in Australia. You can be in or outside of Australia at the time of lodging your application.

You can lodge the application either in Australian or outside Australia.  However, if you lodge your visa in Australia you will not be granted a bridging visa and must be outside Australia when the visa is granted.

 

To get this visa you must meet the balance of family test which measures your ties to Australia. You meet this requirement if either:

• at least half of your children live permanently in Australia

• more of your children live permanently in Australia than in any other country.

You can include the following people in your visa application at the time of lodgement:

• your partner (married or de facto)

• your or your partner’s dependent children

• other dependent relatives.

 

The applicant and any dependent members must satisfy health and character requirements.

 

 

CONTRIBUTORY PARENT (TEMPORARY) VISA – SUBCLASS 173

The visa lets parents live in Australia for up to two years if they have a child who is an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen who is settled in Australia.

You pay more for this visa than a normal parent visa because it significantly reduces the waiting time by the payment of a much larger application fee in the form of a contribution.

It is a temporary visa and cannot be extended or renewed. After arriving in Australia, you have two years to apply for a Contributory Parent visa (subclass 143). In this way, you can spread the costs of the Contributory Parent migration over a number of years.

 

Who is eligible for the Contributory Parent (Temporary) Visa?

You must meet the balance of the family test. You meet this requirement if either:

• at least half of your children live permanently in Australia or

• more of your children live permanently in Australia than in any other country.

 

You must be sponsored by an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen. The sponsor needs to have been living lawfully in Australia for at least two years before you apply for this visa. For most applicants, your child or your child’s spouse or de facto partner will need to sponsor you.

 

You can include the following people in your visa application at the time of lodgement:

• your partner (married or de facto)

• your or your partner’s dependent children

• other dependent relatives.

 

How will this visa benefit me?

This is a temporary visa. After arriving in Australia, you have two years to apply for a Contributory Parent visa (subclass 143). In this way, you can spread the costs of the Contributory Parent migration over a number of years. It lets you and any family members who have also been granted this visa:

• live in Australia for two years

• work and study in Australia

• enrol in Medicare Australia ‘s scheme for health-related care and expenses

• travel to and from Australia for two years from the date the visa is granted.

 

What is the application process for a Contributory Parent (Temporary) Visa?

You can apply for this visa outside Australia. You can also apply in Australia, but only if your temporary visa allows you to apply for another visa while you are in Australia. You must be outside Australia at the time the visa is granted.

If you would like to apply for the Contributory parent (Temporary) visa – Subclass 173, please contact our team of Registered Migration Agents.

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