PARENT VISA

Whether it be subclass 143, 173, 870, 804, 864, 884, 103 visa, we help with all types of parent visas and have vast experience in parent visas.

 

You can apply for a parent visa if you meet the following:

  • Meet Balance of Family Test
  • Have a sponsor
  • Have a child who is Australian Permanent Resident, Australian Citizen or Eligible New Zealand Citizen

Balance of Family Test

You have to meet the balance-of-family test for most parent visas, which means at least half or more of your children should stay in Australia than any other country.
Subclass 143, 173, 804, 864, 884 visa, 103 require the balance of family test to be satisfied. The subclass 870 visa is the only parent visa which doesn’t require balance of family test to be satisfied.

Sponsors:

  • are usually the parent’s child who are Australian citizen or permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen
  • should be 18 years or over
  • be living in Australia for at least 2 years

Benefits of Permanent Visa parent holders:

  • Can live in Australia permanently
  • Live and work in Australia
  • Social security and health

Parents migrating to Australia are not straight away eligible for pension. Parents need to be permanent residents and live in Australia for 10 years before they can get the pension.

Different parent visas can be applied onshore, different parent visas can be applied offshore.

To simplify the parent visas for you, we have divided them up in 2 categories:

  1. Contributory – where you approximately pay $50,000 for PR (visa subclasses – 143, 173, 864, 884)
  2. Non-contributory – where you pay approximately $6,000 – $7,000 for PR (visa subclasses – 804, 870, 103)

 

OFFSHORE CONTRIBUTORY TEMPORARY PARENT VISA – SUBCLASS 173
The subclass 173 is temporary parent visa, where the parent can stay in Australia for 2 years. Once you are granted the subclass 173, then you can directly apply for the PR subclass 143 to stay in Australia.

Subclass 173 (Temporary) Parent Visa – Applying Offshore – From Outside Australia

  • Parent is located outside Australia
  • Child lives in Australia
  • Parent will live 2 years in Australia as temporary resident

For Subclass 173, the parent must:

  • Meet Balance of Family Test
  • Have a sponsor
  • At time of application, can be in or outside Australia
  • At time of decision, must be outside Australia

Then after the 2 years of the 173 visa, the applicant has to pay approximately $20,000 for the subclass 143 to become PR of Australia.

Processing Time
3 – 4 years.

 

ONSHORE OR OFFSHORE CONTRIBUTORY PERMANENT PARENT SUBCLASS 143 VISA
Subclass 143

  • Parent lives inside or outside Australia
  • Child lives in Australia
  • Leads directly to PR

For Subclass 143, the parent must:

  • Meet Balance of Family Test
  • Have a sponsor
  • At time of application, can be in or outside Australia
  • At time of decision, if you applied the application in Australia, then must be in Australia at time of decision. If you applied the application outside Australia, then must be outside Australia at time of decision.

ONSHORE CONTRIBUTORY PARENT WHO IS OLD ENOUGH TO RECEIVE PENSION (66 AGE) – SUBCLASS 884 TEMPORARY PARENT VISA

Subclass 884:

  • Parent is located inside Australia
  • Child lives in Australia
  • Parent will live 2 years in Australia as temporary resident

For Subclass 884, the parent must:

  • Be old enough to received aged pension in Australia (66)
  • Meet Balance of Family Test
  • Have a sponsor

 

ONSHORE CONTRIBUTORY PARENT WHO IS OLD ENOUGH TO RECEIVE PENSION (66 AGE) – SUBCLASS 864 PERMANENT PARENT VISA
Subclass 864:

  • Parent is located inside Australia
  • Child lives in Australia

For Subclass 864, the parent must:

  • Be old enough to received aged pension in Australia (66)
  • Meet Balance of Family Test
  • Have a sponsor

Processing time is approximately 2 years.

A person who holds a temporary subclass 884 visa, can apply for a permanent subclass 864 to become a Permanent Resident before their temporary subclass 884 visa expires.

 

CHEAPER, NON-CONTRIBUTORY VISAS

 

Subclass 870 visa

The subclass 870 is a temporary sponsored parent visa. It does not lead to permanent residency.

The eligibility criteria for subclass 870 are:

  • At time of application, must be outside Australia
  • At time of decision, can be in or outside Australia
  • Have a sponsor (usually is a child who is Australian Permanent Resident, Australian Citizen or Eligible New Zealand Citizen)
  • The sponsor must be living in Australia for 4 years
  • Health Insurance is required
  • Sponsor need to have taxable income of approx. AUD $84,000
  • Don’t have to meet balance of family test

OFFSHORE Parent visas – Where parents are located outside AUSTRALIA

Subclass 103 visa

  • Parent is located outside Australia
  • Child lives in Australia

For Subclass 103, the parent must:

  • Meet Balance of Family Test
  • Have a sponsor
  • At time of application, can be inside or outside Australia
  • At time of decision, must be outside Australia

However, a lot of people don’t apply for this visa as the processing time is 30 years.

ONSHORE PARENT VISA WHERE AGE NEEDS TO BE 66 – SUBCLASS 804

Subclass 804:

  • Parent is located inside Australia
  • Child lives in Australia
  • Leads directly to PR

 

For Subclass 804, the parent must:

    • Be old enough to received aged pension in Australia (66)
    • Meet Balance of Family Test
    • Have a sponsor
    • At time of application, must be in Australia
    • At time of decision, must be in Australia

SUBCLASS 838 – AGED DEPENDENT RELATIVE VISA

  • Be old enough to received aged pension in Australia (66)
  • At time of application, must be in Australia
  • At time of decision, must be in Australia
  • Have a sponsor
  • You have to be dependent on your relative for the last 3 years on your relative in Australia. Dependent means for example shelter, clothing, food and expenses to be paid by your relative

We have a lot of experience in parent visas. Contact us today on info@visaeducationexperts.com.au or +61 414 588 942 for more guidance.

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