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Parent Visa (Five Types Subclasses 103, 804,173,143 & 870)

Parent visa Subclass 103

- This permanent visa lets a parent of a settled Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen move to Australia. However, the visa requires the parents to have the sponsorship of a child or another eligible sponsor in Australia. You must meet all the applicable visa conditions and follow Australian law. It lets you stay in Australia indefinitely.

Eligibility -
You cannot apply for this visa if you have already applied for or hold a Sponsored Parent (Temporary) (subclass 870) visa. You can apply for a Parent visa (subclass 103) as a retiree if:
1) on 8 May 2018, you held or had previously held an Investor Retirement (subclass 405) visa or Retirement (subclass 410), and
2) You have not held any other substantive visa between 8 May 2018 and the date you applied for the Parent visa
3) Meet the health and character requirement
4) You must be sponsored by an eligible sponsor. Usually, you would be sponsored by an eligible child. If your child is under 18, you can be sponsored by an eligible relative or community organization. If you apply for this visa as a retiree you don't need a sponsor.
5) You might not be eligible for this visa if you have had a visa canceled or refused while you were in Australia.
You must meet the balance-of-family test. You meet the balance of family test if:
6) At least half of your children and step-children are eligible children, or there are more eligible children living in Australia than in any other single country
7) You must be able to obtain an assurance of support. An assurance of support assures us that you will not have to rely on government assistance after you enter Australia on this visa. The assurance is for you and any family members who come to Australia with you on this visa. 8) You are personally liable for all your healthcare costs while you are in Australia. Medical insurance helps limit your financial liability. If you apply for this visa as a retiree, you must maintain the adequate health insurance until you are granted a Parent visa. Your insurance should cover you for medically necessary treatment, including transport.



Aged Parent visa Subclass 804

- You must have an eligible child who is a settled Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen, be old enough to receive the age pension in Australia, and not have already applied for or hold a Sponsored Parent (Temporary) (Subclass 870) visa when applying for this visa.

Eligibility -

❖ You cannot apply for this visa if you have already applied for or hold a Sponsored Parent (Temporary) (subclass 870) visa.
❖ You must be sponsored by an eligible sponsor. Usually, you would be sponsored by an eligible child. If your child is under 18, you can be sponsored by an eligible relative or community organization.
❖ You must be old enough to receive the age pension in Australia.
❖ Meet the health and character requirements.
❖ You must meet the balance-of-family test. You meet the balance of family test if: at least half of your children and stepchildren are eligible children, or there are more eligible children living in Australia than in any other single country
❖ You must be able to obtain an assurance of support. An assurance of support assures us that you will not have to rely on government assistance after you enter Australia on this visa. The assurance is for you and any family members who come to Australia with you on this visa.
❖ You might not be eligible for this visa if you have had a visa canceled or refused while you were in Australia.

Contributory Parent Temporary visa (Subclass 173)

- This temporary visa lets a parent of a settled Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen stay temporarily in Australia. With this visa, you can live in Australia for up to 2 years (you will not receive government support) and apply for a permanent Contributory Parent visa (subclass 143) visa while you are there. Parents must be outside Australia to apply for this visa. This visa cannot be extended or renewed, however, applicants can apply for Contributory Parent (subclass 143) (within 2 years of living in Australia on 173 visas) if they wish to live permanently in Australia.

Contributory Parent visa (Subclass 143)

- This permanent visa lets a parent of a settled Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident of Australia, or eligible New Zealand citizen move to Australia.

Eligibility –

1) You cannot apply for this visa if you have already applied for or hold a Sponsored Parent (Temporary) (subclass 870) visa.
2) Your child has been living in Australia lawfully for at least 2 years
3) You have a sponsor
4) You meet the balance of family test
5) You meet health and character requirements
6) You might not be eligible for this visa if you have had a visa canceled or refused while you were in Australia.
7) You cannot apply for this visa if you have already applied for or hold a Sponsored Parent (Temporary) (subclass 870) visa.
8) You must hold a Contribute Parent (Temporary) (subclass 173)
9) You must abide by all the criteria applicable to a temporary contributory parent visa (subclass 173)
10) You can apply for a Parent visa (subclass 143) as a retiree if:
11) on 8 May 2018, you held or had previously held an Investor Retirement (subclass 405) visa or Retirement (subclass 410), and 12) you have not held any other substantive visa between 8 May 2018 and the date you applied for the Parent visa
13) You must be sponsored by an eligible sponsor for this visa. If you apply for this visa as a retiree you don't need a sponsor. If you hold a temporary Contributory Parent (subclass 173) visa, you might still be eligible for this visa if your sponsor dies.

TEMPORARY SPONSORED PARENT SUBCLASS 870 VISA

Places available for Sponsored Parent Visa

Up to 15,000 Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visas may be granted each year, ensuring reunions are possible for many families. This will make a big difference to many Australian families.

Eligibility for 870 visa subclass

• the biological, adoptive, or step-parent or parent-in-law of the parent sponsor,
• who must be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen

There is no balance of family test or Assurance of Support requirements for this visa.

Subclass 870 visa Requirements Process

The 870 Visa is a two-step process:
• Apply and have approved Parent Sponsor before you can lodge an application for the visa
• Lodge your visa application within six (6) months of the sponsorship approval
• sponsors will need to have a taxable income of at least $83,454.80
• the sponsor/parent relationship requirements (ie: a parent must be the biological, adoptive, or step-parent of the sponsor and a step-parent can only apply if they are still in a married/de facto relationship with a biological parent of the sponsor)
• be aged at least 18 years of age
• be an Australian citizen/permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen who has been usually resident in Australia for four years • have met any prior sponsorship obligations
• have no adverse information unless it is reasonable to disregard the information
• have no debts to the Commonwealth or public health debts unless appropriate arrangements have been made for payment
• a minimum household income threshold (based on the income of the sponsor, or the combined income of the sponsor and their spouse/partner and/or another child of the parent)
• provide police clearances for any country they have spent more than 12 months cumulatively in during the past 10 years
• authorise information to be shared with the visa applicant.

Sponsors must also agree to comply with sponsorship obligations in relation to the parent(s) they are sponsoring.

Sponsored parent (temporary) visa applicants must:

• be sponsored by a person who is an approved parent sponsor
• be at least 18 years of age
• provide evidence of access to funds
• provide evidence of health insurance
• not have an outstanding public health debt (unless appropriate arrangements have been made to repay the debt)
• satisfy health, character, and national security requirements