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Parent visa -  Immigration Agent in Sydney

Parents may be able to migrate to Australia if they have child/children in Australia who is an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen. To be eligible for this visa, parents need to be meet balance of family test. According to this test, 50% of children must be Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen.

There are 4 types of parent visas.

  • Parent visa (103): Processing time is very long, and this visa has capping (means department accepts only limited no of application every year). There is no age limit for parents to apply for this visa.

 

  • Aged Parent visa (804): Again, processing time is very long and have capping on this visa like 103. Atleast one parent must be of pensioner age as per Australian law. Below is the age chart:

Age Requirements
The pension age will be gradually increased from 65 to 67 years as set out in the table below.

Period within which a person was born Pension age Date pension age changes
From 1 July 1952 to 31 December 1953 65 years and 6 months 1 July 2017
From 1 January 1954 to 30 June 1955 66 years 1 July 2019
From 1 July 1955 to 31 December 1956 66 years and 6 months 1 July 2021
From 1 January 1957 onwards 67 years 1 July 2023

 

  • Contributory parent visa (143): This is a permanent residency visa for parents and need to pay additional fee as the processing time is fast as compare to normal parent visa. There is no age limit for parents to apply like in aged parent visas. Applicant if wants, can split the cost in 2 instalments by applying for Temporary Contributory parent visa (173) first then apply for permanent stage 143. Applicant can also directly apply for Contributory parent visa (143).

 

  • Contributory Aged Parent visa (864): This is a permanent residency visa for parents and need to pay additional fee as the processing time is fast as compare to normal aged parent visa. Applicant if wants, can split the cost in 2 instalments by applying for Temporary Contributory parent visa (884) first then apply for permanent stage 864. Applicant can also directly apply for Contributory parent visa (864). 


Age Requirements
Atleast one parent must be of pensioner age as per Australian law. Below is the age chart:

Period within which a person was born Pension age Date pension age changes
From 1 July 1952 to 31 December 1953 65 years and 6 months 1 July 2017
From 1 January 1954 to 30 June 1955 66 years 1 July 2019
From 1 July 1955 to 31 December 1956 66 years and 6 months 1 July 2021
From 1 January 1957 onwards 67 years 1 July 2023