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Parent Visa

Australian Family Visa

Parent Visa

This visa category requires that you be sponsored by your child, or another eligible sponsor, in Australia.


You must have a commitment by a person prepared to provide you with an Assurance of Support.

The balance of family test requires that half your children must be permanently resident in Australia or you have more children permanently resident in Australia than any other overseas single country.

Note: There can be a very long waiting period for this visa.

Who May Apply?

You must be the parent of a child who is settled in Australia and is an Australian citizen, an Australian permanent resident or an eligible New Zealand citizen.

You must be sponsored by an eligible sponsor. Usually, your child will sponsor you. If your child is under 18 years you may also be sponsored by your child’s spouse, a close family relative or guardian of your child, a close family relative or guardian of your child’s spouse or a community organisation.


This visa allows parents to migrate to Australia permanently to join their children who are living in Australia.


Visa Charges

  • 1st instalment: $1,995.00 AUD
  • 2nd instalment: $1,735.00 AUD
  • 2nd instalment (For applicants under 18 years): $1,735.00 AUD
  • All prices quotes subject to change

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