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Parent Visa

Parent Visas

Australia offers a range of Parent Visas that allow parents of Australian citizens, permanent residents, or eligible New Zealand citizens to live with their children in Australia. These visas offer both temporary and permanent residency options, catering to the needs of parents who wish to reunite with their families.

Parent Visa

Partner Visas

A Partner Visa in Australia allows two people in a relationship, one of whom is not an Australian or New Zealand Citizen, to apply for a visa to stay in Australia to be with their partner. We can help with all classes of Partner Visas. Click below to find out more.

Parent Visa Options in Australia

Temporary Sponsored Parent Visa (Subclass 870)

This visa allows parents to stay in Australia for up to three or five years, depending on the stream chosen. It requires sponsorship from their child who must be an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen.

The sponsor must also meet certain income requirements. This visa doesn’t lead to permanent residency and can’t be extended beyond the maximum stay period.

Permanent – Contributory Parent Visa (Subclass 143/173) 

The Contributory Parent Visa includes both temporary and permanent options. The Subclass 173 (Temporary) allows parents to live in Australia for up to two years. Afterward, they can apply for the Subclass 143 (Permanent).

These visas are known as “contributory” because of the higher application fees and assurance of support requirements. They provide a direct pathway to permanent residency.

Permanent – Aged Parent Visa (Subclass 884/864)

The Aged Parent Visa similarly has temporary and permanent options. The Subclass 884 (Temporary) lets parents remain in Australia while the Subclass 864 (Permanent) can be applied for after a certain period of residing on the temporary visa.

This pathway is available for parents who meet age requirements and have a sponsoring child living in Australia.

Permanent – Parent Visa (Subclass 103/143/173/804/864)

The non-contributory Parent Visa is another permanent option but with significantly longer processing times compared to the contributory options.

Applicants often face substantial waiting periods before being granted these visas.

What you should know about Parent Visas

It’s important to note that the Parent Visas, especially the permanent ones, can have long processing times due to high demand. Some of these visas also have Balance of Family Test requirements, meaning that at least half of the parent’s children must be Australian citizens, permanent residents, or eligible New Zealand citizens, or they must have more children living in Australia than in any other single country.

While these Parent Visas offer a chance for family reunification, they require careful planning due to their associated costs, waiting periods, and eligibility criteria. The choice between temporary and permanent options should be based on the parent’s goals, family circumstances, and financial considerations.

These Parent Visas acknowledge the significance of family unity and offer a means for parents to be with their Australian citizen, permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen children. The range of options allows parents to choose a pathway that best aligns with their needs and circumstances, whether they prioritize a temporary stay or seek permanent residency in Australia.

Processing Times For Parent Visas

The processing time for a Parent Visa varies considerably, depending on the type of visa and the amount of documentation and circumstances.   To get an indication of the timeframe, we suggested visiting the Department of Home Affairs website.

Apply for a Parent Visa

Step 1

Once you reach out to Absolute Immigration, we set up a discovery call to understand what your needs are and what Visa best suits you.

Step 2

From there, we will send you a Strategy proposal outlining the steps we will take to assist you in getting a Visa for you to sign off on.

Step 3

Now our team leaps into action, following immigration pathways, taking care of the paperwork and helping you through the entire application process.

Take the first step and schedule a call

Call us

You can get in touch with the team on our support lines: 1300 227 658 or +61 (03) 9827 3721. Alternatively, you can book a free 10 minute consultation through our Acuity Portal.

Email us

You can get in touch with the team through our support email:

Partner Visa Frequently Asked Questions

The Partner Visa (Temporary) 820, costs from $8850 for most applicants, and from $1475 for Prospective Marriage visa applicants.

For the Partner Visa (Permanent) 801, this cost was paid for when a combined application was made for the temporary and permanent visa types.

If you hold a Bridging Visa types A, B, C or E, you can apply for an onshore partner visa. However, there are conditions attached to such an application.

Get in touch with Absolute Immigration to discuss these conditions and your eligibility  for a partner visa stream.

To apply for a Partner Visa, we recommend seeking assistance from one of our skilled  migration agents. After a discovery call to understand your circumstances, your dedicated team will undertake the application on your behalf. 

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