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Parent visa (subclass 103)

What is Parent Visa?

Parent visa enables parents of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen to live in Australia. The parent Visa can be lodged onshore or offshore.

This visa allows you to live, work and study in Australia on a permanent basis. Applicants can also bring their dependent family members to Australia.

Who can get Parent Visa?

Eligibility requirements:

  • meet the balance of family test, half or more of your children should be in Australia
  • sponsor must be willing to provide support for at least two years
  • obtain a two-year Assurance of Support
  • meet health and character requirement
  • meet additional criteria of the stream in which you are applying for

There is a substantial wait for Parent Visas.

Applicants may also choose to apply for a Contributory Parent visa, where applicants or their sponsor pay a higher application fee and submit an ‘assurance of support’ bond

What are the types of Parent visas?

Parent Visa Subclass 103 – allows parents to migrate to Australia permanently to join their children living in Australia. This is an offshore permanent visa application.

Contributory Parent Visa Subclass 173/143 – This is an offshore visa application, processed in 2 stages.  Applicants or their sponsor pay a higher application fee and submit an ‘assurance of support’ bond.

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Aged Parent Visa

What is Aged Parent Visa?

Aged Parent visa enables aged parents of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen to live in Australia. The Aged parent visa can be lodged onshore or offshore.

This visa allows you to live, work and study in Australia on a permanent basis. Applicants can also bring their dependent family members to Australia.

Who can get Parent Visa?

Eligibility requirements:

  • at least 65 years of age, may vary slightly for women
  • meet the balance of family test, half or more of your children should be in Australia
  • sponsor must be willing to provide support for at least two years
  • obtain a two-year Assurance of Support
  • meet health and character requirement
  • meet additional criteria of the stream in which you are applying for

There is a substantial wait for Parent Visas.

Applicants may also choose to apply for a Contributory Parent visa, where applicants or their sponsor pay a higher application fee and submit an ‘assurance of support’ bond

What are the types of Aged Parent visas?

Aged Parent Visa Subclass 804 – allows parents to migrate to Australia permanently to join their children living in Australia. This is an onshore permanent visa application.

Contributory Aged Parent Visa Subclass 884/864 – processed in 2 stages.  Applicants or their sponsor pay a higher application fee and submit an ‘assurance of support’ bond.

How long to process Parent Visa?

The processing time for parent visa is between 12-24 Months, Aged Parent visa is approximately 30 years.

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We care about you, your family and your business / career, as if it was our very own. That’s why we reject the cookie cutter approach to migration advice. Rather we dedicate time and attention to listen to your individual needs and develop tailored migration solutions and practical advice for now and the future.

FAST LODGEMENTS

Our experience and personalised visa and migration agent services allows us to complete your application with precision and speed. We are methodical in our ways of working to ensure nothing gets missed, documentation is requested upfront and applications can be lodged quickly.

HIGH SUCCESS RATE

We pride ourselves on our high success rate. As much as you choose us to represent you, we also are selective in regards to who we will provide visa services for. You can rest assured that we will not take on your case or take your money, unless we believe we can achieve a successful outcome for you.

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At AIA, we believe in being upfront about our fees, to provide you with long term certainty regarding all aspects of the migration process and to avoid any nasty surprises at the end. We provide value through differentiation such as writing customised individual submission letters for applications.

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“Had a very urgent case regarding the 482 visa. Thanks to AIA and particularly Ruby who acted on my case urgently I had my 482 visa granted within a very short period of time. The manner in which it was dealt with was very professional and all done so by a very friendly and kind team. I would highly recommend them”

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“Myself and my partner had a very urgent case regarding the 482 sponsorship visa that was handled brilliantly by AIA, especially by Ruby. She took on our case and acted on it as soon as possible. I would highly recommend AIA as we got our visa through in a short period of time”

Peter King

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Highly recommend them”

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“I applied for 189 visa through AIA. I’m very glad I chose AIA as they made my visa process very smooth and absolutely with no stress during skill assessment and EOI. They are very approachable and kind to provide any clarification anytime I reach out to them. They always do it right the first time. I definitely recommend AIA.”

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My 482 visa was complicated, after speaking to many agents, I met for consultation with Michaela at AIA office, within 3 weeks my application was lodged and visa was granted very quickly. Speak to AIA if you have a complicated case, they will point you in the right direction and sort it out.

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We provide a range of services relating to Australian Visas, Citizenship and International visas to select countries.

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Parent visa (subclass 103)

Parent visa allows parents to migrate to Australia permanently to join their children living in Australia.

Basic requirements for this visa are:

  • The parent must pass the “balance of family” test. Balance of family test requires that you have more children permanently settled in Australia than any other single overseas country.
  • Be sponsored by their child who must be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen.

There is a substantial wait for this kind of visa.

Applicants may also choose to apply for a Contributory Parent visa, where applicants or their sponsor pay a higher application fee and submit an ‘assurance of support’ bond.

This visa allows you to live, work and study in Australia on a permanent basis.

Australian Parent Visa

Having children who live in another country is a difficult experience because it stops you from being with them, and many parents don’t know what they can do to solve the problem. The good news is that you can apply for an Australian parent visa to reunite with your children.

Doing so gives you the opportunity to get a permanent home in Australia once you complete the process, and wait for a positive outcome. At this point, you could be wondering how parent visas work and what you should expect if you apply for one. This guide reveals the facts and points you in the right direction, so you won’t have trouble reaching your goal.

Parent Visa Overview

Because Australia wants to make it as easy as possible for parents to join their families, it allows them to apply for parent visas. Those who get these visas stay and work in the country for as long as they need. Many of them go on to become permanent residents.

You might feel confused when you learn Australia offers more than one type of parent visa. You can apply for a standard visa or a contributory parent visa. Should you apply for the parent visa, it depends on your budget and long-term needs and knowing the facts will allow you to make your choice with confidence.

Parent Visa Requirements

This section covers the requirements you must meet before applying a parent visa. Knowing the requirements gives you better chance to prepare in a way that improves your odds of success and moves you through the process without unnecessary delays. Your children must first invite you to join them in Australia before you go forward with the application.

If you have more children living in other countries than living in Australia, you can’t get a parent visa. Most of your children must live in the country if you want the government to accept your application, but the good news is that children living in your home country won’t count against you. Although the government often takes up to several decades to approve parent visas, you can get one in as little as two years if you pay the $45,000 fee to become a contributory parent.

Why You Need Legal Help

You might think you can file for a parent visa without getting professional help. Although the government allows parents to apply for visas without legal guidance, doing so could make the difficult process even more challenging. Messing up something in the paperwork you file is easy and can increase your wait time.

You will have to go back and fix the error before you can take the next step in the process, and you can’t afford to waste time. Your immigration attorney will let you know if you qualify and what type of parent visa makes the most sense for your situation. Having a caring and knowledgeable lawyer on your side gives you peace of mind and lets you avoid unneeded complications.

Contact an Australian Immigration Attorney

Our team is proud to help parents looking to get visas so that they can see their children and will guide you by the hand each step of the way. Speak with us to learn what you must do to meet the requirements.

Our team is ready to answer any questions you might have and are prepared in showing you which path improves your odds of success. We take our time and fill out the forms the right way to prevent errors that could hold you back. If you would like to move forward and see where you stand, we invite you to give us a call today.

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