Australian Visas for Parents
If you have children based permanently in Australia, you could be eligible to apply for a visa to live there on a temporary or even permanent basis.
Our team at Emergico are Parent Visa experts. Enter your details on this page, and you can access our exclusive Parent Visa Overview fact sheet, giving you an essential introduction to this area of Australian migration.
You can also find answers to common questions below.
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There are various parent visas available to apply for, each with different criteria. You can read more about them here. They all require you to have a child based permanently in Australia. Aside from that, your age, number of children and preferred application fee could influence the choice of visa you may wish to apply for.
This depends on the visa you are granted. Sponsored visas (subclass 870) are temporary and have a duration of either 3 or 5 years. A temporary Contributory Parent visa lasts for 2 years but provides a pathway to permanent residency. If you’re of pensionable age in Australia, you may have further options.
This is a an application criteria which is applied to all parent visas that grant, or provide a pathway to, permanent residency. It requires that you have at least as many children settled in Australia as you do children living anywhere else, including step, adopted or estranged children. If you apply as a couple, children for both applicant count.
This depends on the visa that best suits your situation. Sponsored visas, introduced in 2019, starting at $3,000 for three years of residency. Contributory Parent visas provide permanent residency, but at a cost of at least $47,775 per applicant, paid over two ‘instalments’. We can advise on specific costs.
Our team are very experienced in managing the parent visa application process from beginning to a successful end. We’ve helped hundreds of parents secure visas to reunite with their family in Australia. Our service is comprehensive and thorough. It all starts by completing our visa assessment form. If we believe you have a pathway to a visa, we’ll invite you to talk with us further so we can best understand your situation.
Parent visa applications can take years to process, depending on the visa being applied for. In some cases, it may be possible for you to reside in Australia while this happens. Other applicants will need to wait until the visa is granted. We can provide you with tailored advice specific to your situation so that you have a full understanding of your own application process and time frame.
Australian Visas & COVID-19
The current global health crisis has complicated almost every facet of life, and obtaining an Australian visa is no exception. As this is a developing situation, the impact on those who have plans to secure an Australian visa is not yet known with certainty.
We do know that the Australian government are continuing to accept, and process, Parent Visa applications.
While it seems reasonable to expect a degree of disruption to the application process, our team are monitoring and acting on the latest government advice closely, and advising our clients accordingly.
As registered migration agents, we act in the interest of our clients, in accordance with government policy and the Code of Conduct set out by the Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority, which protects your rights as a consumer.