Parent visa belongs to a category of family visa. There are many Australian family visas and parent visa is one of them. Parent Visa is offered to applicants who have at least half of their children who are Australian citizens, an Australian permanent resident, or an eligible New Zealand citizen and have been residing in Australia lawfully for a minimum of 2 years before you lodge your visa application.
There are a limited number of Parent Visas issued by Australian immigration which results in. For this reason, the wait for the visa grant has been increasing from 4 – 30 years depending on which visa subclass have you queued in.
Therefore, it becomes utterly important that you select the right visa for that purpose and the options vary based on the parents’ age, location, the visa fee, the duration of stay the parents are looking to stay in Australia and the possibility of getting working rights immediately while awaiting an outcome. Some of these transition from temporary to a permanent stage.
The various options that can be looked into for this category are:
- Sponsored Parent visa (Temporary) (subclass 870)
- Parent visa (subclass 103)
- Contributory Parent visa (subclass 173 and 143)
- Aged Parent visa (subclass 804)
- Contributory Aged Parent Visa (subclass 884 and 864)