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Parent and Family Visas

Parent Visa has a range of visa subclass numbers and can be quite confusing.
As per our experience, each and every person’s situation is different, so a consultation with a Registered MARA Agent is necessary.

This is a paper-based application, so it needs more details and preparation to make a decision-ready application. The parent visa section has a couple of long-term and short-term options plus different kinds of fee prices as well as the payment schedule.
Let’s parents live in Australia if they are the parents of an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen who is settled in Australia.

To be eligible to apply for a Parent visa

  • Pass the balance family test;
  • Being the parent of an Australian, Permanent Resident, or New Zealand citizen child;
  • The child must have lived in Australia at least 2 years as permanent resident, citizen of Australia or eligible New Zealand citizen;
  • The child must be your sponsor and be at least 18 years old;
  • Have approved Assurance of support.
  • Must meet the health and character criteria.

The balance of family test assesses your ties to Australia.

At least Half of your children should live in Australia

Parent and Family Visa types (Visa Subclasses)

In broad terms, parent visas can be divided into aged parent and non-aged parent visas.


Further, in aged parent visas, you have contributory and non-contributory visas.
If an older parent has a child who is an Australian citizen or permanent resident settled in Australia, the visa allows them to stay in Australia forever

To be eligible to put in an application for a Parent visa, the applicant must:

  • Be at an age where entitled to an aged pension in Australia.
  • An Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, or qualified New Zealand citizen must sponsor you. Before applying for this visa, the sponsor must have lived lawfully in Australia for at least two years. Most candidates will need to be supported by their child, spouse, or de facto partner
  • Meet the balance of family test.

This visa currently has more than 30-year waiting list. You have the option of submitting your application in Australia or abroad. If your visa does not have a no-further stay clause, you can apply for a bridging visa while your visa is being processed.

Non Aged Parent Visa (Contributory Stream)

In the non-aged parent visas, we have a couple of options where the parents can pay 2 or 3 instalments of the fees of the Parent visa.

This visa stream has conditions for applying onshore or offshore and limitations on bridging visas.

The time of grant for each parent visa is different, and the applicants need to plan properly before they start a particular visa.

The amount of money needed for this visa is rather substantial, and it must be verified when the application is submitted.

The ‘balance of family’ test is used to grant parent visas. This means that at least half of the applicant’s children must be permanent residents in Australia.

Subclass 103 visas for Australia and other parent visa options have their own requirements and conditions, so it is always important to have good advice from an experienced Migration Agent in Australia

Parent visa in Australia is a very important part of the Migration process of Australia. With the recent global turmoil, parents’ visa applications have increased, and the pending application at the end of the Department is very high.

Due to this, it is very important to know what options are available as there are a number of parent visa subclasses.

Why to choose WILS Migration

We at WILS Migration understand the requirements of the family and then advise the best option available to them. Our expertise in a Parent visa has benefited a large number of families to come and stay with their families in Australia.

The whole process takes time, and so as experienced Migration agents, we can assist in making the process easier and more understandable.

We understand the case and then help in preparing the forms and other application details so that you have peace of mind. Our charges are fixed for the entire case, so you need not be worried in case the Department asks for more documents or information.

We are proud of our work and are happy to see the difference we could make in the life of hundreds of families, and the testimonials on Facebook and google reviews speak of our hard work.

Our 3 step IPR method has made us one of the best Migration Agents in Australia, as we take care of the minutest details. Our mission is to give the best advice at the least cost, and that makes us the best in the industry. You can connect with us as we are the best Parent visa consultants for Australia.

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